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Old 09-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #24436
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Was that the crash on the Cherohala at mile marker 3? I heard it was three airlifted and one taken off in a ambulance.

If so the fatality was here on 143 coming off the Cherohala. Supposedly the fatality was a guy from the group that crashed.


Orange paint mark on tree is from NCHP investigation showing where rider impacted the tree and then went off the bank.


This is the location on 143 where the fatality occurred. I always check down off the bank because one day I found a guy and his Ducati down there. Luckily he was not seriously hurt. The other day a lady on one of the new BMW sport bikes went off there and the bike was totaled but she was just bruised up a bit. It is a bad corner but marked in both directions with 25 MPH Curve Warning signs. Maybe I will put up a cross there.
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I put a cross up today at the site. Tree on right has the orange paint put on by NCHP.



It is visible from down the road. Maybe that will slow the bikers down?
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #24437
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I'm just doing some "catching up" on this thread, but I think there wasn't enough said about the comment above, relating to the fatal accident on the Cherohola Skyway. It's a shame how quickly the story devolved into more darkside-bashing.

Back in the Spring my girlfriend and I rode down to Hocking Hills, in Ohio. (Great riding there, by the way!) We had stopped at Old Man's Cave, and were walking some of the trails there, when a teenager fell from a ledge, 60 feet to the rocks below. I was one of the group that unsuccessfully tried to resuscitate him. A wonderful outing turned to tragedy. I still had mud and vomit stains on my jeans, from kneeling in the streambed doing chest compressions on this kid, as we rode back to the hotel. It was a very somber, quiet ride, and my mind was definitely not properly focused on the road ahead.

If I recall, someone mentioned that the rider in question had a wife with cancer. I'm sure after the carnage he witnessed firsthand, his only thought was how precious life really is; his mind was probably not on the road and he was likely in a hurry to get back this most-cherished person in his life. I don't know what kind of tires he was using but I doubt that had much to do with the crash...
I walked the skid (from probably rear brake only) today marked by NCHP with orange paint and it was over 200 feet from the dot that marked the start of the skid to the tree with the orange paint (also put on by NCHP).
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Old 09-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #24438
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:14 PM   #24439
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Not a failure but a great pic from last weekends Triumphrat Dragon Raid. Dude brews some great beers too.



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Old 09-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #24441
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I put a cross up today at the site. Tree on right has the orange paint put on by NCHP.



It is visible from down the road. Maybe that will slow the bikers down?
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Matching helmets.... matching riding suits...... matching waterbottles???!
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Old 09-21-2013, 07:17 PM   #24447
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Old 09-21-2013, 09:28 PM   #24448
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>"Matching helmets.... matching riding suits...... matching waterbottles???! "

Looks like matching gloves too...
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Old 09-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #24449
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That's a Triumph Tiger "Steamer" pulling

The tank Appears to have a hatch
Could it be a homemade grill?

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Old 09-22-2013, 02:57 AM   #24450
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That's a Triumph Tiger "Steamer" pulling

The tank Appears to have a hatch
Could it be a homemade grill?
That's where the "won't shut up" GF rides
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