Accident on the Viaduct 6/3

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Stosh23, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    Anyone have any info on the rider that hit a cement post and dies this morning?

    GOD's SPEED to the rider !!!!!!!!!

    Stosh
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  2. tsombrero

    tsombrero Beautiful Snowflake

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  3. gentry

    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    I live next to the Aurora Bridge and go back and forth down hwy 99 up to five times a day. If I had a dollar for every time Ive seen an R1, Gixxer or similar breaking 130mph down aurora in the wee hours. Ive even been cruising back at that time at a fast clip and been passed like Im standing still. Some of the Squids play games by doing the West Seattle to Greenlake run with the throttle opened, gambling that when they run the intersections, cross the Viaduct, do the tunnel and cross the bridge that there wont be anyone there (police included)....

    When I was picking up my Bandit yesterday standing with Eric out front of Seattle Cycle Center a Gixxer went by. The guy looked at us standing next to the bike and promptly revved up (in 5pm traffic) and pulled a very ugly wheelie. Eric and I were both "WTF?"

    Not that I have any idea what caused this. Could have totally not been the riders fault. But coz' of the idiots on that stretch its pretty obvious that it will be added to arguments against Motorcyclists. Ive ridden over all manner of crap, oil, debris and garbage on aurora and sure as hell wouldnt have wanted to hit it any faster. The viaduct aint any better.

    RIP and condolences to the family and friends.
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  4. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    When I saw the story I thought of you and am glad it wasnt.

    Enjoy
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  5. L.A.

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    A co worker read the news on the Seattle PI website this morning. It's sad and I'm terribly sorry to hear that the rider lost his life and am sorry for the loss to his family and friends. It sounds like some excessive speed was involved for the debris to have scattered over 300 feet. It's a tradgedy nevertheless.
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  6. janders

    janders Been here awhile

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    Crap, I'm sorry to hear that. I remember reading the signs this morning coming into work saying 99 was closed south of the tunnel.

    I wish the best for his family and friends. They'll need it for sure.
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  7. gentry

    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    Yeah, me too. Way too much livin' left to do... Makes ya stop and think though.
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  8. toothy

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    Many sympathies for his loved ones.
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  9. RuneSpyder

    RuneSpyder Been here awhile

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    Nope, 300 YARDS :eek1
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  10. gentry

    gentry For Reasons Unknown...

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    99's got bad JuJu today. A green Subaru wagon and a white Ford Escort have smeared themselves down the side of the bridge.... Very ugly....
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  11. Stosh23

    Stosh23 Retrieval Expert

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    STOP AND THINK-INDEED.

    Be careful out there fellow asylum members

    Stosh
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  12. Just_Sean

    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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    900 ft debris field??? if the bike slid that far, he was flying

    Speed MPH = sq root [30 x Distance x friction(.55 for sliding bike)]
    121MPH
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  13. Kevy

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    Cool formula.

    Is the distance in feet, yards, or inches? Do you have friction coeff's for other vehicles, surfaces?

    It's always sad to see another biker go down like this. Condolences to the family and friends.

    Thanks,
    Kev..
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  14. Just_Sean

    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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    sorry -4got to subscribe and see the replies
    distances in feet...friction coeff's vary - a good m/c rider with good braking can accomplish .90 to .95; rear only braking on asphalt, about a .45 (stops shorter laid down!!)...most cars, on asphalt, about .70 - .75. Slicker the surface, lower the drag factor - I have all my charts at work - sorry
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  15. Kevy

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    From the geek in me.

    Thanks, Sean.

    Kev..
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  16. Just_Sean

    Just_Sean herewegoagain

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    Embrace your inner geek :D
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  17. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    BUT, when i hear of death & EXCESSIVE speed (stupidty) is involved, its hard for me feel for the rider, the family yes. This is pure selfeshness on his part & thinking ONLY of himself, its much like suicide, who ends up really suffering.
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