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Hit by cement truck that ran stop sign

Was ready to ride to work this morning, till I saw this on the late news last night. Guy was just out for a relaxing evening ride and got hit by a cement truck that ran a stop sign.

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So sorry to hear that.

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That's unfortunate. It's a gamble every time we get on a bike. It's a gamble I choose to take. I enjoy the feeling of riding so much that there isn't a chance that I'll willfully give it up. It's is horrible for that man and his family though.
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That's unfortunate. It's a gamble every time we get on a bike.
That's true, but it's a gamble every minute we're alive. Motorcycling can be a pretty safe activity if you work for it to be.
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It is tragic that this happened, but even if the guy had been in a car he could have been killed. People die in car accidents all the time. They die crossing the street. People hit trees while skiing. I wouldn't let the fact that someone else died in a wreck stop me from riding. Maybe it would be a reminder to me to drive as safe and defensively as I can, but I would still ride.
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It is tragic that this happened, but even if the guy had been in a car he could have been killed. People die in car accidents all the time. They die crossing the street. People hit trees while skiing. I wouldn't let the fact that someone else died in a wreck stop me from riding. Maybe it would be a reminder to me to drive as safe and defensively as I can, but I would still ride.
I'm with you there FBC.
My ex-husband was killed at age 33, just walking along the street.

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I was in a Bus Wreck in 1972 the day after Christmas. 19 people were killed.
The dying stopped at my seat. We were a youth group on the way to skiing in Glorietta NM. I lost many friends that evening and was injured greatly.

I have Cerebral palsy and was in this accident. I was told a long time ago that I would not be able to walk without braces. Well, It is interesting that I am as crazy as I am....However, after the accident, (I was 17 at the time) I learned to roller skate, snow ski and water ski...I have had a number of different motorcycles. I turn 50 this year and my wife bought my new Boulevard last weekend.

At 20 I was doing 130 MPH in a porsche 911

I will not live life based on FEAR of what could happen!!

BTW, I have 7 kids who love me!!! I live on the edge and plan on living that way til my time comes to leave here.

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Dump trucks , Cement Trucks ....WE hit a Tractor Trailer full of Cattle!!
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Thanks for the inspiring story Bob!

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People should live life like they love it and they love the people who come their way. Hell, there is a enough negativity to fill a number of lifetimes but the best kind of life is the one lived to the fullest with the greatest amount of thankfulness and love. Have fun, enjoy it, feel good about it. Life here is all temporal anyway. Enjoy the connections you have with other people!

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Amen to that, brother!

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