RIP Christian Neuhauser

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by eaglej, Jul 18, 2005.

  1. eaglej

    eaglej Been here awhile

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    Just saw on motorcycle online that Christian was killed this past weekend- he was the editor in chief of RoadRunner magazine. Have purchased that mag a few times in the past, and was impressed by the trip info/content.

    Sad to hear...
    J
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  2. L1gunman

    L1gunman Abner Snopes

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  3. Ken OBSC

    Ken OBSC -6.12, -7.64

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    I only recently found his magazine, and read the last two issues. I could tell just by that limited sample that this was a man who loved riding, and who was tremendously gifted in his ability to communicate his passion.

    My heartfelt condolences to his family.
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  4. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    My heart skipped several beats when I saw the title of this thread. What a loss to our community and his family. I have been subscribing to Road Runner almost from the start and he had such a significant part in publishing, writing and photographing I felt like I knew him.

    I know he had a wife, Christa, and at least two boys who rode with him and remember a recent article with all of them in it.

    Life goes on, but sometimes it really sucks!!!

    My thoughts are with his family and friends.
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  5. Stromtrooper246

    Stromtrooper246 Lost again

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    Christian's death is a terrible loss to the motorcycling community.

    My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and the staff of Road Runner magazine.
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  6. Patriot4570

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    I have read his magazine and I am sorry to hear of his death.I wish condolonces to his family and friends .The motorcycling world has lost another great rider.
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  7. Nata Harli

    Nata Harli Accidental Tourista

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    I just picked this up from Eric Bass (the Associate Publisher of RoadRUNNER) on a furum over on motorcycle.com:

    I just spoke with Chris Myers, who is RoadRUNNER's Editor and based in NC. He went down to the accident site and gave me a description of what he saw. According to Chris, there is a tight, downhill, right-turning cloverleaf that leads to a 4-lane business district thoroughfare with a very short accelleration ramp of just a couple hundred feet. According to Chris, the skidmarks from the Ural sidecar begin on the cloverleaf and the impact took place in the left lane, before the acceleration ramp even ends. Basically, it looks like Christian lost control of the sidecar and shot in front of the truck. Whether it was due to technical malfunction, rider error, or obstacle avoidance, we may never know and certainly don't at this point, but I'm just passing on what I've heard to those of you who, like me, are searching for answers.
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  8. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    Bad, bad, bad situation for a sidecar.

    Best to Christian's family and friends. Rest in peace Christian.
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  9. ian408

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    A family has lost a father and husband and the motorcycle community,
    a photographer, writer and publisher.

    RIP Mr. Neuhauser.
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  10. SimplyMe

    SimplyMe Adventure of the Heart

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    Christian Neuhauser, Publisher of RoadRUNNER Magazine, Dies in Motorcycle Accident. Christian Neuhauser, 45, publisher and Editor-in-Chief of RoadRUNNER Motorcycle Cruising & Touring magazine, was killed last Friday in a motorcycle accident in Winston-Salem, NC.


    Thought some might what to know this. This is were Ramona and Uwe are currently doing their touring. I have enclosed a link to a page directly to them. http://www.rrmotorcycling.com/mags/frames.html

    Please keep Mr. Neuhauser's family in your prayers, along with Ramona & Uwe.
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  11. Thumpercrazee

    Thumpercrazee Long timer

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    Another terrible blow to the motorcycling community!! He will be sorely missed. His magazine was one of the finest and his views honest and candid.
    He had a tremendous knowledge base of cycles and had a great desire to expand that knowledge as evidenced by his continued testing of all types of bikes.
    He was doing what he did best and enjoyed so much.

    Our thoughts are with his family...God Bless and keep you.

    Thumpercrazee and Family
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  12. Misery Goat

    Misery Goat Positating the negative Super Moderator

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    that sucks.

    fault?
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  13. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Perhaps his. Perhaps not. I guess we'll never know if it he overcooked the turn, or had a mechanical error. There does seem to have been a lot of accidents involving folks with ties or friends on this web site lately.
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  14. sololobo

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    The accident happened at about 4 p.m., creating a rush-hour nightmare.


    ...and what about the nightmare for Christian's family and friends ?!?!...my deepest and heartfelt condolences...
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  15. Retro

    Retro Just the Facts Ma'am Super Moderator

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    Yeah, I picked up on that headline too. It seems a bit insensitive. I guess it was "only" a biker.
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  16. Steve G.

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    My good buddy Robert Smith is a regular contributor to this mag. It's a diffucult time.

    Ciao, Steve G.
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