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The only blue one I remember was Jluvs2dive when I was at NASSIR4, the ones from Ontario were red.
 

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Not me. Saw it in the news yesterday too. One thing I've noticed about older Wings, my 1500 included, is that the brake lights aren't very bright. I wonder if that had anything to do with what happened? I hope he pulls through OK - looks like he really got smacked hard!
 

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I don't know who it is, but I wish him all the best for a speedy recovery.
 

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One of the most uncomfortable feelings for me sitting at light in town. Has always bothered me when we first moved here seen a bike get rear ended by a car going about 20 mph at a light we were sitting one car back in the right lane bad image kind of sticks in your head. Best wishes to the rider from Canada
 

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Did a bit of digging and found out the guy injured in this accident attends church with my parents. He's not on our list of Forum members, but a fellow rider all the same. Initial reports we've heard are that he's looking at a life as a quadriplegic. Doctors are saying how severe the paralysis will be won't be fully known until the swelling subsides. Tough prognosis for a 50 year old man with a wife and family.

Just another reason to do all in your power to make yourself more visible out there and stay attentive to what's going on around you.

Ride Safe.
 

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WOW, Our prayers are going out to him and his family.
 

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When I'm stopped in traffic, my bike is in gear, my foot on the brake, and my eye is on my mirrors, watching to see if some urban fool in a cage is coming too fast....from behind...

Hate to read articles like that....
 

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Cousin Jack wrote:
When I'm stopped in traffic, my bike is in gear, my foot on the brake, and my eye is on my mirrors, watching to see if some urban fool in a cage is coming too fast....from behind...

Hate to read articles like that....
I do as Jack but I also sit just about on the center li9ne so I have a place to go if need. Our prayers go out to my fellow Canadian cyclist.Angela:sadguy: :praying::praying::praying:
 

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Yes, sitting at a light is very uncomfortable for me too. Prayers going out to him and his family from the Halflings.

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Cousin Jack wrote:
When I'm stopped in traffic, my bike is in gear, my foot on the brake, and my eye is on my mirrors, watching to see if some urban fool in a cage is coming too fast....from behind...

Hate to read articles like that....
I do this as well, when I have to stop at a light. Being in a rural environment most of the time, I generally see the light well enough in advance to plan my approach so the light is green when I get there.

Thoughts and prayers go out to the man and his family.
 

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When God decides time is up, all the training and cautions in the world won't matter. "We make our plans, but He orders our steps."

A friend of mine, 40+ years riding, on a BMW with a headlight modulator, was killed by someone pulling out in front of him. Be careful and professional, but more importantly, be ready to go...

I hope and pray that that young man heals ok. It could be one of us.....
 

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Very sorry to hear this news.Prayers go out to him and his family. On thursday 08/04/11 I was t-boned at an intersection in my work van by an elderly lady who ran a red light. I only recieved cuts on my left knee and severly bruised ribs and chest from the seatbelt and airbag. She struck the passenger side, the 09 van I was driving was totaled. I can only imagine how severe my injuries would have been had I been on my wing. This will not stop me from riding, but it sure will raise my awareness especially at intersections.
 

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Our PRAYS:praying::praying:GO Out from Las Vegas.
 

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tek8550 wrote:
............ On thursday 08/04/11 I was t-boned at an intersection in my work van by an elderly lady who ran a red light. I only received cuts on my left knee and severely bruised ribs and chest from the seat belt and airbag. She struck the passenger side, the 09 van I was driving was totaled. I can only imagine how severe my injuries would have been had I been on my wing. This will not stop me from riding, but it sure will raise my awareness especially at intersections.
What just happened to you is why I always drag my heels at intersections. IF all of the driving lanes do NOT have a stopped vehicle in them, I will not cross the empty lane w/o having first peeked around the other stuff and verified that it does not have a flaming hot bullet flying thru that red light for them.

I know I am overly cautious since Penske's 18 wheeler tried to kill me, but it only costs me a few extra seconds at each intersection.

You can ask my wife, she will tell you the same. We are never #1 crossing intersections. I like for those on each side of me to go across and act as my "firewall against" bullets... We have a lot of triple laned streets here (each way) and I choose the center lane. Gives me protection on right and left.

Whether riding my bike, or driving the car/truck, it is the same for me now.
 
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