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Chahta 07-29-2015 06:59 PM

The Menace
 
Today I had the honor of officiating the funeral of a young man that died in a head-on crash this past weekend. The young man and his fiancť were heading north on highway 75, (about 5 minutes north of Tulsa) on a straight, divided 4 lane highway. Suddenly there was a car heading south right in front of them. Not only did both on the bike die, but also a passenger in the car. The driver and another passenger in the car survived. The driver of the car was drunk.
I guess the reason I am writing this here is because I am tired of having to preach funerals for these senseless deaths. It sickens me every time I hear of a biker going down because of a stupid drunk or a texting idiot. I lost my best friend a few years ago to a texting truck driver and I'm tired of seeing my brothers and sisters fall prey to fools who should not be driving.
PLEASE, be careful out there. Don't just ride like you're invisible, ride like every cage out there is trying to kill you.

Wood Welder 07-29-2015 07:04 PM

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ride like every cage out there is trying to kill you.
I've been riding like this for years! :wink2:

rvcycleguy 07-29-2015 07:44 PM

It's a war out there. I intend to win the daily battles. Be safe.

Woodswoman 07-29-2015 08:35 PM

Amen, Chahta.

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Midnight 07-30-2015 10:52 AM

amen!

scorpion46 07-30-2015 07:16 PM

Right on.

toaster404 07-30-2015 08:27 PM

Very sad. I've stopped and spoken with a fair number of the inattentive or dangerous - kind of wakes them up. Of more concern is the number of times being on a bike has allowed me to stay out of the way. I've been run into ditches and front yards in my truck. Really insane.

Around here it is actually getting better. So many bikes on the road. Less tolerance for BS.

But it only takes that one, and I won't drive or ride in the city Friday or Sat evening.

desim 07-31-2015 11:56 AM

Saw a big burly guy sitting in the out lane in his truck, head down on phone, finally the truck behind him honked his horn and the big guy almost bolted into traffic. Stopped and held his phone out the window...to show the other driver he was texting so it was ok for him to sit there?????

Chahta 07-31-2015 01:21 PM

The problem is, people always feel like they can control it, "I'm a great driver. - I'm better at driving than every body else, I can handle it. - That sort of thing happens to other people but not me."

Mark's c50t 07-31-2015 01:46 PM

Amen brother! I would love to be able to do more to prevent this but it is in the hands of the offenders and sadly, the majority of them won't stop until it affects them and then it just might be too late for some poor soul.


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