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Motorcycle fatalities in the Sacramento Area

18625 Views 102 Replies 33 Participants Last post by  eddyline
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Seriously though, I guess I'd have to agree with Sean. Even the new rider on the Harley may have been taking risks that were a little too high in general - I don't know how fast he happened to be going, but I know I routinely see guys going down two-lane rural roads at night as fast as they would during the day. Now maybe some guys have much better night perception than I do, but I'll say that for me I tend to back off some at night, finding my ability to judge exact distances and speeds not as precise in darkness than in the light of day, not to mention making reading the road ahead of you from a long way off that much harder. I believe it's called "out-riding your headlights".
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I think they should have enacted a mandatory helmet law and none of these guys would have.........Oh it happened in Californy. Never mind.
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I bet he never even got close to scraping the pegs. He probably did get in hot, shyt his pants and hit the brakes, stood it up, and plowed the tree. Seldom does a new rider lean enough to lift the tires because they get scared. Hell, seldom does an experienced rider do that. Unless you know better, the first reaction is to hit the brakes and stand it up.
"That's part of the reason I love motorcycles; by their inherent nature they can not be made passively safe - safety requires active participation from the rider. Even then there are risks, of course."

HOLY SHYT! A guy with common sense rambled in here. Amazing! Not only does that quote above makes sense, but the whole damn thing did. I figure you to be KPauled to death soon, or you are destined to become one of the ZRX_Bullshyt dwarves. Good going.
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