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Happened in New Hampshire;

https://www.foxnews.com/us/new-hamps...dead-3-injured

Wonder if they were headed for the bike destination at "the old man of the mountain" site, at Franconia ?

https://newengland.com/today/travel/...tain-memorial/

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Marine Veterans......Leather Neck MC? 'bout happened to me 4 years ago IG. A guy in a pick up with tires tall enough that he needed a ladder to get in pulled out to pass with no regard for me headed right at him in the other lane. I laid it down real gentle like in the road ditch and the only thing hurt was my pride. However I decided right then that my grandkids were more important to me than that bike.

My heart goes out to the families of those bikers.
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We had three employees killed at the Harley Davidson store I worked at.
We had two that were hospitalized for a year each.
One is crippled for life. He hit a car at a red light while running from the police.
One was drunk when he wrecked his, it almost killed him, then 2 weeks after he got his license back, he got a DWI in car.

Of the three killed, one had been drinking all day. One was hauling ass, and I think a cager got the other one.

I've had some close calls, I laid one down in 1963, and got rear ended by another bike in 1964.

I've always said that scooters will either make you smarter, or kill you.

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In 1977 me and my new bride went camping with another couple.
They towed a camper so we rode down on my old Yamaha 650.
Coming home, a truck pulled out of a farm road in front of us.
I took the ditch and thank GOD, I kept it upright down the middle of the ditch.

I put it on the market the next day.
I was not taking any more chances on harming my wife.

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I sold mine and bought another jeep. Too many texters out there in cages now.
My wife raised a fuss but it's gone for good .
Thursday Harley Davidson asked me if I'd come back to work and Linda kinda lit up, but it's a no for sure on the bike, and probably the same on work. Bored or not.

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Has there been given, any logical reason why some 4-wheelers don't see bikes?

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Has there been given, any logical reason why some 4-wheelers don't see bikes?

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Well, in some cases it's because the bikes don't act like a vehicle should act. I rode bikes, and yes, I did some of the things that could have gotten me killed had the circumstances been different. Of course, the blame many times goes to the 4-wheelers pulling out in front of the biker, but when a biker goes around traffic at high rates of speed it makes it difficult for the slower 4-wheelers to anticipate what the bike is going to do.

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I think most people ("Bikers excepted") do not actually see a bike in a competing lane of traffic. I've had what I thought was "eye contact" with a 4 wheel motorist and they still slammed on their brakes or pulled out in front of me at an inopportune time. Even on a bike lit up like a Christmas tree (Gold Wing comes to mind), I've had a car or truck pull in front of me as if I never existed. My worst accidents, or near accidents, have been on BIG bikes at slow speeds. When my reflexes start to go, so goes the bike (I do hate to give it up!).

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I think a lack of respect for bikers is partly due to the bikers themselves, and before I get flamed, I are one.🤗

Lane splitting, fingers and broken side mirrors on cages for minor infractions.

Wheelies in traffic, shutting down freeways for stunting.

1%ers, and 1%er wannabes blocking an intersection so all their members can ride together against traffic lights and signs.

And intimidation by groups of bikers, both crotch rockets, and Harley types

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Has there been given, any logical reason why some 4-wheelers don't see bikes?

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most modern drivers of cars and trucks drive as if they're sitting
in a chair in their living room.
then again most modern motorcycle riders do about the same
and don't watch near as much as they should, or ride half drunk
as previously posted ^ ^ or try to ride as if they're in a race,
and many get injured severely because they dress as if they're
at the beach swimming instead of riding high speed on an
abrasive surface that will peel large amounts of skin off in seconds.

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We have a people control problem.

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