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I was getting ready to leave home on Friday morning and just as I was about to get in the car I heard a sweet sounding bike coming down my street. I turned to see what kind of bike it was and as I was standing there watching a guy I know came down the street on the Limited Addition White Busa. About three houses from me a lady who was parked on the curb headed in the same direction he was traveling pulled out from the curb and immediately did a U turn right into the Busa. He hit her square on the left front and went airborne over her hood to the ground. Ran to help him and was calling 911 at the same time. When I got there the woman was on the phone with someone but it was not 911. She actually hit the guy and called someone else before she called the ambulance. He is lying on the ground with his right leg swelling and he can't move it and in excruciating pain. Ambulance gets there and get him taken care of and his ankle is injured too. When they take shoe(high tops) off he is bleeding on ankle so it is likely broken along with his leg. When the ambulance is securing him for transport and people are showing him a lot of concern and some of us who are riders are also a (little angry) as we discuss it she all of sudden has pain in her neck and the next thing you know whe is being put on a back board and loaded into another ambulance. Can you believe that?? The Busa is gonna likely be totaled and I havent heard today how he is going. Will update the board if I hear information on him.
By the way he was not wearing a helmet but had no head injury.

I say it often and I will say it again.......Be careful and I pray for you guys everyday that God will keep you safe!!
 

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I've said it several times and I'll say it again, women, cellphones, and motorized vehicles do not mix. Period, end of story!!!!!!! I honestly think they should ban the use of cell phones while the vehicle anyone is in while in "DRIVE". Don't get offended by this post, my wife and I car pool 80 miles R/T every day. She will and does agree with me. We've seen it too many times. :mad: :mad: :mad:
 
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Sucks for him. It could happen to any of us at any time. I hope he is okay and she has insurance. It sounds like he was lucky you were there to come to his aid. Kudos. Keep us posted. Not everyone can keep a calm head in time of crisis.
 

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The reason all of us ride is because we all believe we will beat the odds. Sports (riding a large motorcycle is a sport) is dangerous otherwise it wouldn't be so exhilarating. Beating death, dismemberment or serious bodily injury is such a rush !!!

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109 mania said:
The reason all of us ride is because we all believe we will beat the odds. Sports (riding a large motorcycle is a sport) is dangerous otherwise it wouldn't be so exhilarating. Beating death, dismemberment or serious bodily injury is such a rush !!!

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109 mania, I don't want to come across the wrong way, or get all preachy, but that's not at all why I ride. I suspect it's not why most of the guys here ride, either. Think about the statement you just made, and don't presume to explain why "we" all ride.

That said, if that's what moves you, I respect it and am happy for ya. Peace bro.
 

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109 mania, I don't want to come across the wrong way, or get all preachy, but that's not at all why I ride. I suspect it's not why most of the guys here ride, either. Think about the statement you just made, and don't presume to explain why "we" all ride.

That said, if that's what moves you, I respect it and am happy for ya. Peace bro.
OK Nastyboy, I'll bite... why do you ride??? And what would make you suspect that (what I had stated) is not why most of the guys here ride?? Not looking for a fight-- just asking.

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Are you sure the lady wasnt on the phone when the accident happened??? Some people should not drive and talk at the same time....face it some people just cant multi-task like that!!! Damn shame for your buddy!! Hope he is doing well....and sues the hell outa that lady!! It sucks to see that happen cuz it make you want to park your bike for a few days....or maybe thats just me. Please!! Everyone drive safe out there!!-HELL :evil:
 

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WOW that sucks. My prayers go out to him and his family.
I would definately pull her phone records. If she was on a work phone he could have a case against them

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109 mania said:
OK Nastyboy, I'll bite... why do you ride??? And what would make you suspect that (what I had stated) is not why most of the guys here ride?? Not looking for a fight-- just asking.

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Didn't take the question as if you were looking for a fight. No worries my friend.

I ride for lots of reasons. None of which are because I thumb my nose in the face of danger. Sure, there's inherent danger in riding a bike, and sure it's a rush, but it's not WHY I do it.

I ride because it makes me feel free. I ride because I love the way the wind feels when it's warm, chilly, and even the sting of the rain when I'm caught in it. I ride because there's no better way to cruise along the Chesapeake bay when the sun is setting. I ride because every now and then it makes me feel a little rebellious, and maybe even like a bad arse from time to time. There are more reasons than there is time, but beating the odds isn't one of them. Hey, that's just me. My guess is that my point of view represents the majority here. Perhaps I'm wrong. Lord knows I have been in the past and surely will be again, but I have tons of close friends who ride, and my expreience is that the majority ride for many of the reasons I do, and not because they're thrill seekers who like rolling the dice on a daily basis.

If I'm wrong, then I stand corrected and will gladly eat a little crow. I'm not too proud for that!
 

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I've said it several times and I'll say it again, women, cellphones, and motorized vehicles do not mix. Period, end of story!!!!!!! I honestly think they should ban the use of cell phones while the vehicle anyone is in while in "DRIVE". Don't get offended by this post, my wife and I car pool 80 miles R/T every day. She will and does agree with me. We've seen it too many times. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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What angers me, is that she causes this wreck, luckily not killing this guy, but obviously HURTING HIM, and she has the disrespect to call someone ELSE, before calling 911...

If I were to EVER cause a wreck, motorcycle, cager, or whatever, first thing I would do is call 911, even if I was mid sentence with my wife.

This lady probably called her husband, told him what she did, and was probably told to fake neck injury or what not...

I agree though, pull her phone records at time of impact, find out that she WAS on the phone, and use that against her....

Sheez, I think we should start having lawsuits against the cell phone companies, for ENABLING these wrecks to happen...
 
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I hope the EMT's where riders and left her taped to the back board for 2 hours, since no blood that would be SOP for major city EMS unit.

She is looking to cash in while this poor sap is going to be shorted 2 or 3 grand on his insurance with a 12 week or more layup.

Sick.

SAD.

This is when Karma steps in she will get hers.  And I hope it is 10 fold.

TAZ out!
 
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Darn shame. Prayers are lifted up for your bud bro. I am a firm believer that all things come around. Cell phones although life saving at times can be life taking at others.

The day I picked my new 109 up, I made a left out of the dealership, wife behind me following me home. I went 2 tenths of mile on my new beauth. Young gal in a honda civic, music blaring, on her cell, windowns down, blew a stop sign at full speed, never even looked, almost T boned me. I was not even out of 3rd gear yet on my new bike. Hit the horn (what a dissapointment that was), and she never even gave me a look, just kept going. We do have to be careful every minute of everyday. My guardian angel works 24/7 and must be on no doze because he has saved my bacon countless times. Thank you Lord.
 

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My second worst fear, (after actually being hit) is that I will follow someone and kill them after a near miss. That would still really suck for me and my family. I would have been chasing that chick in the honds down...

Sledzep

It takes alot for me to lose my temper, a real lot. But when I do I lose control.
 

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I've had more close calls with this bike than ever before. Maybe its more people on the road? Maybe it's more cell phone use? Maybe its more miles i ride now? Who ever put the damn text messaging on phones should also be shot. At least with this bike most of the time i can accelerate to avoid trouble, like the lady who almost pulled out in front of me. Didn't even see me until i was clear in front of her, then she stops in the middle of the road. Dude i hope your neighbor is alright. Thank god for no head injuries, should be back on his new bike in no time..

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BULLIE: Be sure you track down the Busa rider, and let him know that you witnessed the whole thing, and know who was at fault. Next thing you know the cageer will be claiming that the biker caused the "accident".
 

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Didn't take the question as if you were looking for a fight. No worries my friend.

I ride for lots of reasons. None of which are because I thumb my nose in the face of danger. Sure, there's inherent danger in riding a bike, and sure it's a rush, but it's not WHY I do it.

I ride because it makes me feel free. I ride because I love the way the wind feels when it's warm, chilly, and even the sting of the rain when I'm caught in it. I ride because there's no better way to cruise along the Chesapeake bay when the sun is setting. I ride because every now and then it makes me feel a little rebellious, and maybe even like a bad arse from time to time. There are more reasons than there is time, but beating the odds isn't one of them. Hey, that's just me. My guess is that my point of view represents the majority here. Perhaps I'm wrong. Lord knows I have been in the past and surely will be again, but I have tons of close friends who ride, and my expreience is that the majority ride for many of the reasons I do, and not because they're thrill seekers who like rolling the dice on a daily basis.

If I'm wrong, then I stand corrected and will gladly eat a little crow. I'm not too proud for that!
Here is why I ride: (I wish I could take the credit for writing this, but I can't.)

Season of the Bike
by Dave Karlotski​

There is cold, and there is cold on a motorcycle. Cold on a motorcycle is like being beaten with cold hammers while being kicked with cold boots, a bone bruising cold. The wind's big hands squeeze the heat out of my body and whisk it away; caught in a cold October rain, the drops don't even feel like water. They feel like shards of bone fallen from the skies of Hell to pock my face. I expect to arrive with my cheeks and forehead streaked with blood, but that's just an illusion, just the misery of nerves not designed for highway speeds.

Despite this, it's hard to give up my motorcycle in the fall and I rush to get it on the road again in the spring; lapses of sanity like this are common among motorcyclists. When you let a motorcycle into your life you're changed forever. The letters "MC" are stamped on your driver's license right next to your sex and height as if "motorcycle" was just another of your physical characteristics, or maybe a mental condition.

But when warm weather finally does come around all those cold snaps and rainstorms are paid in full because a motorcycle summer is worth any price. A motorcycle is not just a two-wheeled car; the difference between driving a car and climbing onto a motorcycle is the difference between watching TV and actually living your life. We spend all our time sealed in boxes and cars are just the rolling boxes that shuffle us languidly from home-box to work-box to store-box and back, the whole time entombed in stale air, temperature regulated, sound insulated, and smelling of carpets.

On a motorcycle I know I'm alive. When I ride, even the familiar seems strange and glorious. The air has weight and substance as I push through it and its touch is as intimate as water to a swimmer. I feel the cool wells of air that pool under trees and the warm spokes of sunlight that fall through them. I can see everything in a sweeping 360 degrees, up, down and around, wider than PanaVision and higher than IMAX and unrestricted by ceiling or dashboard.

Sometimes I even hear music. It's like hearing phantom telephones in the shower or false doorbells when vacuuming; the pattern-loving brain, seeking signals in the noise, raises acoustic ghosts out of the wind's roar. But on a motorcycle I hear whole songs: rock 'n roll, dark orchestras, women's voices, all hidden in the air and released by speed.

At 30 miles an hour and up, smells become uncannily vivid. All the individual tree-smells and flower-smells and grass-smells flit by like chemical notes in a great plant symphony. Sometimes the smells evoke memories so strongly that it's as though the past hangs invisible in the air around me, wanting only the most casual of rumbling time machines to unlock it.

A ride on a summer afternoon can border on the rapturous. The sheer volume and variety of stimuli is like a bath for my nervous system, an electrical massage for my brain, a systems check for my soul. It tears smiles out of me: a minute ago I was dour, depressed, apathetic, numb, but now, on two wheels, big, ragged, windy smiles flap against the side of my face, billowing out of me like air from a decompressing plane. Transportation is only a secondary function. A motorcycle is a joy machine. It's a machine of wonders, a metal bird, a motorized prosthetic. It's light and dark and shiny and dirty and warm and cold lapping over each other; it's a conduit of grace, it's a catalyst for bonding the gritty and the holy.

I still think of myself as a motorcycle amateur, but by now I've had a handful of bikes over a half dozen years and slept under my share of bridges. I wouldn't trade one second of either the good times or the misery. Learning to ride was one of the best things I've done.

Cars lie to us and tell us we're safe, powerful, and in control. The air-conditioning fans murmur empty assurances and whisper, "Sleep, sleep." Motorcycles tell us a more useful truth: we are small and exposed, and probably moving too fast for our own good, but that's no reason not to enjoy every minute of the ride.

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I hope the EMT's where riders and left her taped to the back board for 2 hours, since no blood that would be SOP for major city EMS unit.

She is looking to cash in while this poor sap is going to be shorted 2 or 3 grand on his insurance with a 12 week or more layup.

Sick.

SAD.

This is when Karma steps in she will get hers. And I hope it is 10 fold.

TAZ out!
When reading about this incident, I just closed my eyes for a minute and said a little prayer for this brother! Glad to hear he survived.

Taz, I hear you bro...if I was one of the EMT's, I would have dropped my side of the board, especially if it was the head side, and would have just looked down and told her "oops....sorry, my hands slipped". May have knocked some sense into her!
 
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