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One rider crashed into a fence . . . then a 2nd ... then a 3rd ?!?


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Saw this in local (WA) news; fortunately it sounds like no one was badly hurt but it was just too weird smirk.gif

 

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"Two motorcyclists were hurt and a third is under arrest for investigation of drinking and driving after three motorcycles crashed Tuesday evening near Conway.

 

Trooper Kirk Rudeen with the Washington State Patrol says the three were traveling on the Conway Frontage Road north of Fir Island Road around 7 o'clock when, for some reason, one rider left the road and crashed into a barbed wire fence. The second rider did the same thing and then, a short distance down the road, the third rider crashed into the fence.

 

Two of the motorcyclists were injured and taken to a local hospital. Their exact conditions are not known but the injuries are not life-threatening. The third was arrested at the scene for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol. Police are still trying to figure out what caused all three to crash into the fence."

 

Somehow this reminds me of being a kid and having your mom ask "would you run off a cliff just because all your friends did ?" dopeslap.gif

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From the picture, the first 2 bikes are pretty close together, for sake of the integrity of the investigsation I'll assume (I know the risk of that . . . grin.gif) that the bikes weren't moved. Could make it a bad case of target steering, the second guy watched & repeated what the first guy did. Can't guess too much about the third guy, except maybe he was tunred around looking at the others, or watching in his mirror and crashed? Alcohol + motorcycles = pain & damage. Even though only one was hooked up for deuce, I wonder if drinks played a part for all 3. The world wonders.

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I'm guessing it was either a double-dog dare, a suicide pact or target fixation.

 

Yea, but don't you have to skip the triple dare, and go right to the triple-dog dare for such a stunt? lurker.gif

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Oh, yeah, maybe so... I was thinking that the first guy into the fence might have dared the other two dogs to follow his lead.

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Thank God they hit barbed wire or they could have been killed. No doubt the barbed wire absorbed some kinetic energy.

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I'm guessing it was either a double-dog dare, a suicide pact or target fixation.

 

Yea, but don't you have to skip the triple dare, and go right to the triple-dog dare for such a stunt? lurker.gif

 

I believe the proper progression was misplaced for this incident. As stated here the normal progression being: dare, double dare, double-dog dare, triple dare, and the all encompassing Triple-Dog Dare. smile.gif However, this particular incident seems to show an all together separate progression started by, "Hey ya'll, Watch this." In which the first rider was stupid, dopeslap.gif the second rider followed stupid to see what would happen eek.gif and the third rider was laughing so hard he too lost control! lmao.gif

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Firefight911

And undoubtedly, the reason the 3rd rider was hooked for DUI was because the first 2 left him with this famous comment:

 

"Hey, (insert redneck name here), hold my beer while I . . ."

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Maybe they were trying to emulate Steve McQueen in "The Great Escape". wink.gif

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Francois_Dumas
And undoubtedly, the reason the 3rd rider was hooked for DUI was because the first 2 left him with this famous comment:

 

"Hey, (insert redneck name here), hold my beer while I . . ."

 

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Somehow this reminds me of being a kid and having your mom ask "would you run off a cliff just because all your friends did ?" dopeslap.gif

 

Riders 2 and 3 were the ones who back then told their moms defiantly- Yeah, I would. grin.gif

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The third one was given the only DUI because he had more time NOT to follow the other two....

 

MAN...you had to be drunk to follow those dudes!!!!.....

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Yeeha! Stephen
lmao.gif One can only wonder?? confused.gif

 

Lead Pilot flying his Wingmen into the ground?

 

 

Oddly, I've heard of this kind of thing before. A co-worker hit a File Cabinet on the highway while headed to Las Vegas. And he was flying... er, riding #3 in a group that had #1 and #2 hit the same Cabinet.

I asked him why? He said the group leader didn't warn him in time. He said by the time #1 hit the cabinet, it was too late swerve away. Asked how he didn't see a File Cabinet! in the middle of I-40, he said it was the leader's job to locate dangers and warn others with the proper hand signals. eek.gif

 

I guess he won't be leading the ride any more! Ha!

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Yes, I have seen this happen often in motorcycle races - one rider goes off the track and crashes (or not), and those right behind him, who can't resist watching the scenerio unfold, frequently follow right along behind the wayward rider. The best-trained racers are able to force themselves to ignore the catastrophe happening off to the side, look where they want to go, and stay in the race.

 

By the way, this rule applies equally well in helping to control an unfolding "panic" situation on the street such as debris in the road, a curve that is sharper than expected, etc - always look where you want to go . I remind myself of this fundamental truth on every ride.

 

Jay

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Thank God they hit barbed wire or they could have been killed. No doubt the barbed wire absorbed some kinetic energy.

 

Well, maybe. Long ago, when I was still in the Border Patrol in Texas, my partner and I were returning from Alamogordo to El Paso on Highway 54. We came across a motorcycle in much the same situation, but the rider had been thrown onto the barbed wire and slid his abdomen along about twenty or thirty feet of it. Not a pretty sight, but he didn't care any more.

 

Pilgrim

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from the picture, maybe they may have been trying to get on the freeway without an entrance ramp??? Ddin't see the wire due to speed. Or maybe they're just stupid...or both.

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