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post #1 of 4 Old May 29th, 2007, 10:47 pm Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dreadful Holiday Weekend for Motorcyclists on Oregon Roads

It was a very bad weekend for motorcyclists here in Oregon. From what I have heard, five motorcyclists died on Oregon roads. Three of those deaths were in Portland and were single vehicle accidents.

One was traveling at high speed lost control and hit a fixed object. The rider and the female passenger (17 years old) were killed.
The second Portland accident involved a motorcyclist missing an I-5 off ramp and crashing over the barrier.

An off-road crash killed another motorcyclist when the rider rounded a bend and met head-on into a vehicle coming the opposite direction. I think this happened at Shotgun creek.

And finally, a motorcyclist was killed when his bike left I-84 and collided with a guard rail.


I find this slew of news very disturbing. What I have posted here was garnered off other websites and the media. I cannot confirm the information at this time, but I have no reason to suspect that it is incorrect.

Please keep the families of the victims in your thoughts and please ride smart and come home safe.
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post #2 of 4 Old May 29th, 2007, 11:53 pm
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It only leads me to wonder in how many of these incidents excessive speed, alcohol, or inexperience (and lack of a motorcycle license) were factors.

It used to be that the greezy, tattooed, loud-pipe Harley riders were the ones giving motorcyclists a bad name. Now it's squids on crotch rockets blasting 100+MPH down residential streets, and riding wheelies for five miles up the interstate in rush hour traffic.

If you look at the map and don't care where you are, you're not lost.

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Sorry you missed that one - the issue is the same as it always was: too much bike for the rider's skill level.

Today's kids are on 900RR's for their first bike!! My first bike was a Honda 160, and that was plenty.

It's the same for dirt bikes, ATVs, and road bikes - and the cager's view is "all non-cages are death traps". The response is the Goldwing with airbags...
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