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Discussion in 'General' started by The Mechanic, May 31, 2009.

  1. The Mechanic

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    Hi mate

    Just seen you a sherburn, I rushed over to have a chat.............and ya rode off :( lol,
    the TWO BROTHERS can sounded awesome when ya set off.

    Are you getting the juice box fitted, ordering mine soon.
     
  2. Rowly

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    I think the Fridge has fallen out with us, hasn't been on here for a while, he probably
    can't stand the pace, come on you young spunker where the fooook are ya!!!! :lol: :lol:
     
  3. The Fridge

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    hiya guys, been on my hols had a great time. been busy workin too,difficult finding the time to come on here.Struggling with life cos diagnosed with M.E. a while ago and not been up to it, having to hav early nite's.

    no Rowly haven't fallen out with anyone, but don't think i can keep up with all the posts.

    sorry i missed u at Sherburn The Mechanic, just stopped 4 a banana and drink on my way bac from friends at Lincoln, had a relaxin w'end.
    so u like the can? the M5 does sound nice doesn't it?
    had the powertip out while over on the I.O.M. and every1 thort it was so noisy and said it sounded like a GP race bike. :D
    i'm not goin to hav a juice box, cos mine runs fine, the bit of poppin on the over-run is normal. the guys at 2 Bro's say the can is made specific to the bike so does not need any work.

    hope to c any1 when i'm out and about
    hope every1's well

    dave
     
  4. Rowly

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    Nice to have you back Dave, firstly sorry to hear about your M.E. I understand it
    can be quite debilitating at times, secondly did you enjoy your holiday? and finally
    I hope things will improve for you health wise. ;)

    Must get to Sherburn for a meet one weekend if you're up for it :D
     
  5. The Fridge

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    hi Rowly,
    ta 4 yor thorts, yes i did njoy both my little hols. Ireland was raining/showering every day, tho Sun was the best day.
    I.O.M. was great too, to ride the circuit agen was fab, esp the mountain section.
    was marred somewhat tho on Sun bout 6.30p.m. myself and 2 friends left Ramsey after fillin with fuel, we set off and a couple of separate groups set off same time so there were bout 11 bikes in total. we overtook a few of the bikes and some cars but the guy ahead of me (bout 400 yds) saw the red mist and took the guy in front of him but was going too fast and braked going round the bend at the Black Hut and lost the front end. He clipped the oncomin car, a Micra and smashed her F/wheel and then hit an oncomin Mini head-on and died instantly.
    It was a V sad moment.
    i got to the scene just as the carnage was coming to a standstill. we were escorted bac to the police station after a couple of hours and after giving our version of events and details, then was at the police station a further 4 hours or so going thru everything and giving a further fully finished statement. got to bed at 2a.m the following morning.
    My thoughts go out to his wife and young daughter left behind.

    would love to meet at Sherburn 1 w'end. i don't get on the site as much so your best bet of contactin me to arrange a meet is to ring or text my mobile on 07870 650 105, i always hav it with me.

    Cheers

    Dave
     
  6. Thaibite

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    Dave

    I'm really sorry to hear about your ME, an old colleague of mine has this and she had her good days and bad days. Hope you have more good than bad days.

    Myself and Stu were one of the 1st to the scene of a very similar RTA near Fort William last Saturday. Bike overtaking car heading towards blind left hander. Biker see's the car coming the other way to late and clips the car he's overtaken trying to pull back in to the right side of the road. Loses control of the bike and slides it down the road into the oncoming car but bike exploded on impact and sets the car on fire too. Elderly couple and their dog both manage to get out of the car but the biker never stood a chance. Does put the dampners on your ride out when you see something like this but it was a silly manover.

    Jean
     
  7. Rowly

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    Jean & Dave, Its very sad to hear both your graphic accounts of unnecessary loss
    of life it really brings home how dangerous riding can be and at a moments madness
    or lack of concentration can end in this way, just by reading your stories is enough to
    slow me down and be more aware, I hope you never have to be confronted with such
    tragic circumstances again and hope all our members stay and ride safe for the sake
    of their loved ones.

    It was interesting to read in last weeks M.C.N about rider groups and loosing your
    head, I personally can relate to what was said and makes you realize how accidents
    can happen when riding together in large groups.
     
  8. I can second that Rowly,

    I would quickly like to echo Rowly's comments and say how awful these incidents are and I hope I never have to see one.

    Had a ride out to Thruxton last Sunday and it was the biggest group I have ridden with. Before I had only really ridden with 1 or 2 others.

    I would say that the overtaking I did was just slighlty more risky than I would do by muself, but then I am always very very cautious when by myself, so I think this leaves enough room for error.

    That said, when I didn't feel I could overtake with the pack in front, they waited not far ahead so we could still see where they were going, so there is definitely an "etiquette" to riding in groups and being followed.
     
  9. Stu

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    I've always shied away from group rides since I did my IAM test. Before I passed the observers would take me out on a mad ride where I always felt I was riding passed my ability. it's easy to get sucked in and ride to someone else ability and not your own. You can end up focusing on the bike in front and not the road.

    Having said that I've just been up Scotlandshire with a load of VFR riders and two rides were 8 bikes. All rider of similar ability so not much problem. Jean did run off the road though and nearly binned it but I'll let her tell you about that.

    Jean and I didn't actually see the crash in Scotland but we were one of the 1st on the scene. From eye witness accounts he was the arcitect of his own demise following someone else!
     
  10. The Mechanic

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    I like to ride in a group of 4/5 riders...some of the lads I used to ride with always went full throttle, everywhere they went, it became too much for me, I used to get to the destination around 15/20mins later than them, but as I get there they would be ready to set of again which got on my tits, I dont ride with them anymore, as it was only a matter of time bofore one of them got killed or seriously injured.
    I'm not a fast rider, I like to be quik in certain places, and I NEVER over take unless I know its safe to do so.
    I had an accident in 2002, I was Tboned at a junction just passed the bridge a Squires cafe in sherburn, was doing around 50/60 mph, i was so lucky there was nothing coming the other way, as I was sliding backwards on the opposite side of the road, this shook me up for months and months.
    I got mi bike repaired asap and was back onit asap, to try and get my confidence back.
    I'm so cautious when i'm out because of the accident, which I think has made me a better rider now...I did nearly give up riding at one point, because all I could think of, when I was out was....WHAT IF...
    There are an hand full of riders who give us sensible riders a bad name.
    By the way....I was Tboned by a learner legal rider....a no experiance rider.
     
  11. andysjt

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    I know what you mean mate ,when i got rear ended ( pardon the pun ) a few years ago , i found myself sliding across the road as i looked up i saw a green bmw with smoke coming off all 4 tyres right in front of me , it stopped in time, just else i don’t think i would be typing this now .
    The thing is time slows down when things like this happen & i got to say i was calm & remember thinking im going to try and get out of the way or this is it I’m dead ,
    Its only later on the problems start , my bike was a write-off so i had a few weeks to ponder things until i got a pay out , i nearly didn’t bother again , but im glad i did , for a long time i struggled & kept wondering what if this happens or that happens , but im not so bad now , I’m defiantly a more careful rider now . but i do think the more miles i ride the odds of another mishap are shortening
     
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  13. The Fridge

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    thanx Jean, most don't understand until they actually no sum1 who suffers.
    hav more good days than bad, but the good days hav to be taken with care cos so easy to knock self up.
    i hav to be careful and hav early nite's and rest when i can in preparation for the times i no i'm goin to be exertin myself.
    In the past i've been a very active person, used to b a keen cyclist and cover anything up to 160 miles on a ride,
    used to run 10 miles, and go to the gym, walk 16 miles, i've covered the 3 peaks twice in that military style of run/walk/run/walk...in 5 hrs, so having this blasted health problem has stopped me in my tracks, don't no if i'll ever come to terms with it :x
    sorry to hear of your experience too with Stu. it does ruin ur day somewhat!
    hope u had a great time in bonny Scotland despite the RTA.

    dave
     
  14. Stu

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    That sounds shit mate for someone so active. From what I remember it's not a perminant thing is it? How long before you are back to fighting fit :hug:
     
  15. The Fridge

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    No Stu it is permanent, it's just that u learn to live with it, and manage it. whoever u ask that has M.E. they may say they had it but question them and they always say they have to watch what they do and recognize when they're doing too much,or can feel it comin on. u never get back to how u were b4. :(
     
  16. Stu

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    I'm showing my ignorance there then. As Jean said, I hope your better days out number the ones that are not so good. :hug:
     
  17. The Fridge

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    ta Stu, they do, but even the gud days r pretty tiring.
     

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