The two riders were friends riding together. Only the survivor knows for sure but maybe just a split second of inattention by trailing rider when leading rider slowed led to the tragedy. A better choice of protective head gear however may have prevented the unfortunate death. The following are links to photos of the two just prior to the accident.Finally got to watch the video. Very sad to watch but glad he survived. He said he was being stupid and there is no room for that on those type of roads. I give anyone in front plenty of room and if someone comes up behind, I let them by.
Very sobering. I'm glad the gentelemen survived. It's always a challenge to not get too macho and pay attention to the road, even when you are surrounded by beauty. I have only ridden the Dragon once (on my Valkyrie) and I enjoyed riding much faster than my buddy on his HD. In the back of my mind, I have always wondered if I will be even more aggressive the next time (most likely on the LT). That remains to be seen, but videos like this helps me keep things in perspective.Finally got to watch the video. Very sad to watch but glad he survived. He said he was being stupid and there is no room for that on those type of roads. I give anyone in front plenty of room and if someone comes up behind, I let them by.
This is some of the video I took on the 17th, the day Kevin Diepenbrock was rescued. I have no idea if this is that rescue but the timing is right. It is a relatively straight portion of the dragon so I would not expect this to happen there. Apparently, neither did Kevin.I just ran across this article. Damn.....