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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2009, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Bolingbrook woman dies after motorcycle crash
http://dailyherald.com/story/?id=279831


RIP.

Anyone here know her?

Season hasn't even officially started and already losing people. Great.


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And you always get some ass that points out the "motorcycles are dangerous".


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And you always get some ass that points out the "motorcycles are dangerous".


People on the internet lack proper respect.



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I saw that too. Sad story. I hate when news sources report "a high rate of speed", what the hell does that mean? 80mph? 25mph but still too fast for the corner? Makes it seem like she was being reckless when it could have just as well been a patch of gravel that caused her backend to get out of line and the mailbox just happened to be in the wrong place.

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Don't even get me started on "rate of speed" argghhhhh...... That's like nails on a chalk board, like saying "VIN Number" or "NIC Card".

Oh yeah, already a thread on this story as well:
https://www.chicagolandsportbikes.com...ad.php?t=86174 Sounds like loss of control RIP.

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I mentioned this in another crash thread the other day, but I know this stretch of road very well, as I drive it virtually every day and it's not even 1/4 miles from me. The gf & I encountered the crash scene an hour or two after it occured.

The road is a 25mph S curve, slightly blind, and not too sharp. The victim also lived on this street, so she was no stranger to it. Looking over the crash scene & which mailbox she hit, she came into the 2nd turn too hot and for whatever reason went wide, onto the curb, and into the mailbox which threw her from her bike. Could have been target-fixation but those things we'll never know.
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I mentioned this in another crash thread the other day, but I know this stretch of road very well, as I drive it virtually every day and it's not even 1/4 miles from me. The gf & I encountered the crash scene an hour or two after it occured.

The road is a 25mph S curve, slightly blind, and not too sharp. The victim also lived on this street, so she was no stranger to it. Looking over the crash scene & which mailbox she hit, she came into the 2nd turn too hot and for whatever reason went wide, onto the curb, and into the mailbox which threw her from her bike. Could have been target-fixation but those things we'll never know.
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When in that situation, trust your tires and just go for the turn. In most cases, you run out of guts before you run out of tires.
while true, you still must train yourself to look away from the target and to where you want to go. been in that situation a few times at trackdays, and each time i processed the thought to look away, i made it past the incident/curb/grass/oil each time safely.
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while true, you still must train yourself to look away from the target and to where you want to go. been in that situation a few times at trackdays, and each time i processed the thought to look away, i made it past the incident/curb/grass/oil each time safely.
Yeah, track riding has helped me learn that response. My first summer riding I went wide on a slow turn and into the front lawn of a house with luckily nothing to run into. But last time at Blackhawk I came into T1 poorly and literally yelled to myself inside my helmet "turn, Turn, TURN"....

Almost made the turn, but it was a pretty uneventful lowside. Going to the brakes and running off the track would have probably been worse.

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