9 weeks agoHad a double motorcycle fatality near me Sunday. One guy riding single and another with his wife on a two lane road. They were meeting a pick-up pulling a trailer when the trailer came loose from the truck. Nowhere to go and they both hit it head on. Single rider killed. lady on the other bike behind her husband killed. Husband in critical condition.
9 weeks agoWow. That sucks. There seems to be a fatality in Arizona every week. Lots of riders with virtually all year season so I guess that figures.
9 weeks agoThat stuff is really too bad. We have some accidents here in South Carolina but nothing like what you guys have. I rode all over for many years, some could have been avoided by just going slow, and some are totally unavoidable. A friend of mine lost a leg when a car came around a bend, too fast, drifted to the right and took his leg off. He ended being ok but his wife told him to never ride again. He eventually wanted a trike and I don`t know if he got one.
8 weeks ago
One guy already got starched on Rt. 905 since the Rally started last weekend. Likely will be more., this "texting" while driving bullsh##, has indeed made riding more dangerous
8 weeks agoI used to get mad seeing someone eating while driving. At least they are semi-watching the road.
The texting/distracted driving thing is really getting out of hand. I want to start popping holes in the doors or windshield. I hate to just "brandish" without really sending the right message. If you know what I mean!
8 weeks agoI imagine you got something that would make nice holes and a little noise to scare them.
8 weeks agoNah. Guns are bad. Right Mr ATF?! LOL
6 weeks agoThey had a guy get killed on a motorcycle here below Petersburg on I-85, was riding in the rain and going to fast and cutting in and out of traffic. My understanding is that he hit a car and came off the bike and got ran over. He was riding with another bike, who fled the scene after he crashed. That happened while I was at bike week at Myrtle beach about 2-1/2 weeks ago. But as far as this texting driving deal goes, I agree that is dangerous as hell and is way out of hand, I see it every and I mean every time I am out on the roads in the car and on the bike. And the bad thing is that it is against the law and the police do not enforce it, they just join in on the problem....
6 weeks agoYou are right VT. Many more kids are killed texting and driving than by school shootings and would be much easier stopped.
6 weeks agoHey olblue, I posted to this topic in hopes I would rouse you up. Are you settled back in since coming back from Fla? I was in Myrtle for bike week a little over 2 weeks ago, a little rainy and cloudy, but it was a nice week and not extremely crowded. Good hearing from you, and I hope you and yours are doing well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
6 weeks agoOB - The kids would be way better off drinking beer issued by the cops. Way safer than texting. I`m still around and I haven`t killed me or anybody else.
6 weeks agoVT, I am staying so busy, very seldom get on this box. We have been trying to get our house listed. I am getting too tired and too old to continue mowing 6 acres so I am thinking about becoming a city mouse instead of a country mouse. Not sure I will like it though. I can now fire my AR off the back deck and take a leak off it if I feel the urge. We will see what happens??