Motorized Bicyclist Killed



Frankenstein

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At least 2, but probably more, of these fatalities were only running a single coaster brake...
There's a chance it's true however I don't believe a single one of them was caused by it, either they were riding without lights, or appeared to be riding where they shouldn't have been, and almost definitely not one had a helmet. This is what I would call a dumbass, and being one on a bike is an especially good way to get killed.

Not sure if I ever mentioned this story before but about 10 years ago I knew a friend who thought it was smart to play chicken with random cars, well it wasnt. He got hit, went flying, and died instantly, which is what heppens when you dont have a helmet to keep the back of your skull and brain conneced to the rest of your head.

At least he didnt get so messed up he had to have a closed casket, so if you are a dumbass without a helmet do your family kind of a favor and land on the back of your head if you can help it.
 

CrazyDan

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I know its not a motorized bike, but just happened a few days ago and I ride this same stretch often... Its a huge hill so he was traveling speeds we go. He was practicing for a local race coming up in the next town over.

"A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed in the outskirts of Redlands on Tuesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the man was riding a bicycle west on Sand Canyon Road, just east of Crafton Avenue. He was riding the bike behind a Honda Accord that was traveling in the same direction on the same road.

“The Honda made a U-turn directly into the path of the cyclist and the cyclist crashed into the Honda,” the CHP said, adding the crash was reported at 10:52 a.m.

Officials said the Honda, being driven by a Yucaipa woman, was traveling at an unknown speed.

The man sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The CHP said the man was from Reno, Nevada, and that his identity will be released by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office after next-of-kin have been notified.

This was at least the second instance of a bicyclist dying in a crash in San Bernardino County this week"

Always remain aware of your surroundings, assume everyone in front of you might make a stupid move at any time... I always wonder if some members that were active and suddenly fell silent died 😢.
 

Tony01

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I know its not a motorized bike, but just happened a few days ago and I ride this same stretch often... Its a huge hill so he was traveling speeds we go. He was practicing for a local race coming up in the next town over.

"A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed in the outskirts of Redlands on Tuesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the man was riding a bicycle west on Sand Canyon Road, just east of Crafton Avenue. He was riding the bike behind a Honda Accord that was traveling in the same direction on the same road.

“The Honda made a U-turn directly into the path of the cyclist and the cyclist crashed into the Honda,” the CHP said, adding the crash was reported at 10:52 a.m.

Officials said the Honda, being driven by a Yucaipa woman, was traveling at an unknown speed.

The man sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The CHP said the man was from Reno, Nevada, and that his identity will be released by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office after next-of-kin have been notified.

This was at least the second instance of a bicyclist dying in a crash in San Bernardino County this week"

Always remain aware of your surroundings, assume everyone in front of you might make a stupid move at any time... I always wonder if some members that were active and suddenly fell silent died 😢.
That almost happened to me once. I was about to overtake on the left and she made a u-turn out of the right lane in front of me. Btw one guy I know that had a mini chopper I used to ride with died recently on his motorcycle. Safety is a big deal that can cost you your life if you make the right string of bad decisions.
 

Cozmik Mezzenger

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I know its not a motorized bike, but just happened a few days ago and I ride this same stretch often... Its a huge hill so he was traveling speeds we go. He was practicing for a local race coming up in the next town over.

"A man riding a bicycle was hit and killed in the outskirts of Redlands on Tuesday morning.

The California Highway Patrol said in a statement that the man was riding a bicycle west on Sand Canyon Road, just east of Crafton Avenue. He was riding the bike behind a Honda Accord that was traveling in the same direction on the same road.

“The Honda made a U-turn directly into the path of the cyclist and the cyclist crashed into the Honda,” the CHP said, adding the crash was reported at 10:52 a.m.

Officials said the Honda, being driven by a Yucaipa woman, was traveling at an unknown speed.

The man sustained major injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The CHP said the man was from Reno, Nevada, and that his identity will be released by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office after next-of-kin have been notified.

This was at least the second instance of a bicyclist dying in a crash in San Bernardino County this week"

Always remain aware of your surroundings, assume everyone in front of you might make a stupid move at any time... I always wonder if some members that were active and suddenly fell silent died 😢.
Still here bro. Still love my bikes.
 
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