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« on: April 03, 2012, 02:13:18 PM »

Event for good cause goes wrong. Not your typical track day incident. RIP riders:


http://nascar.speedtv.com/article/cup-report-two-die-in-motorcycle-wreck-at-cms/


Note: I assumed they were riding cruisers but I don't have verification of this...
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 02:25:12 PM »

Sounds like a whole lot of derp was involved.  (and potentially chemicals and no helmets...  Shrug )

I'm assuming they hit head on.  Ouch.
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 02:41:09 PM »

In excess of 70 means they were going WOT in top gear.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 02:48:22 PM »

Otherwise this was a really great event attended by over 60k people.  The riders were 66 and 71 yrs old.  The rider with the passenger was reported to have less than 1yr of riding experience.   Sad
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 09:16:27 PM »

that's tragic
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 09:27:29 PM »

how the hell did at least one rider end up going in the opposite direction?

The event organizers will be sued for every penny they have. That is just a bad, bad situation.
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2012, 08:59:18 AM »

Maybe their pipes weren't loud enough?
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2012, 09:13:21 AM »

If they were playing chicken, did they both win?

Sorry, that was tasteless.  
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2012, 09:17:37 AM »


how the hell did at least one rider end up going in the opposite direction?



Yeah, that was my question too.  I'd be curious to see how that played out.
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2012, 09:37:43 AM »


how the hell did at least one rider end up going in the opposite direction?


Hey, we get easily confused from time to time . . . . ..  
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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 09:42:39 AM »

Perhaps one rider was European.
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« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 12:21:21 PM »


Perhaps one rider was European.


careful there....
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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 01:33:46 PM »

A more complete/accurate version:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-veterans-motorcycles-20120403,0,1016446.story

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Witnesses told the Charlotte Observer that the motorcycle ridden by Mockus went out of control, slid down a bank, and crashed into the motorcycle ridden by Hollingsworth.



It seems Mockus was loaded, and Hollingsworth and his wife were 'innocent' in this.
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 03:30:51 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2012, 05:15:52 PM »

...and the finger pointing begins...let's divert responsibility from the idiot who caused the crash...

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...Cindy Spada, of South Glastonbury, Conn., a niece of Alan and Deborah Mockus, told the newspaper that organizers should have done more to prevent the tragedy.

"They know peoples’ nature," Spada said. "They shouldn’t have let them on there to begin with."



...essentially, it's your fault because you let my family member do something stupid...

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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012, 05:28:32 PM »


...and the finger pointing begins...let's divert responsibility from the idiot who caused the crash...

...essentially, it's your fault because you have money and you let my family member do something stupid...
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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2012, 06:26:00 PM »


A more complete/accurate version:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-veterans-motorcycles-20120403,0,1016446.story

It seems Mockus was loaded, and Hollingsworth and his wife were 'innocent' in this.


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But the motorcycles that collided were being driven on the track about a half-hour after the closing procession of motorcycles had left the event, according to witnesses.


how are they still on the track a half hour later?  Headscratch
kind of sounding like riders were allowed to ride until something bad happened.
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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2012, 09:33:53 PM »




Hey, we get easily confused from time to time . . . . ..  



Speek for yourself.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012, 02:18:25 PM »





Speek for yourself.


It seems that you got confused with spelling
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« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2012, 02:59:25 PM »




careful there....


No insult; I thought they ran tracks clockwise in Europe.  Headscratch
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