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memyselfI
02-22-2008, 12:19 PM
father of 4 with two in college and his 10 year old son's soccer coach. So sad. Prayers to the family.

http://cbs11tv.com/local/clinton.motorcade.crash.2.660392.html

BucEyedPea
02-22-2008, 12:23 PM
That is very sad. RIP!

bkkcoh
02-22-2008, 12:54 PM
I wonder what he knew and when he knew it..... :doh!:

No, seriously. That is a shame that it happened.

Chiefmanwillcatch
02-22-2008, 02:55 PM
wonder what happened.

memyselfI
02-22-2008, 03:01 PM
wonder what happened.

From what I've heard the officer was new on the cycle unit having been there around a month. He lost control of the cycle speeding up to the front of the motorcade. He was thrown one way and the bike went the other way.

Sad.

Radar Chief
02-22-2008, 03:14 PM
From what I've heard the officer was new on the cycle unit having been there around a month. He lost control of the cycle speeding up to the front of the motorcade. He was thrown one way and the bike went the other way.

Sad.

Sounds like a “high side”.
They happen one of two ways. Hard on the gas, loose traction at the back wheel, bike steps sideways so the rider panics and drops the throttle then when the tire grips it literally catapults the rider in the air. I’ve seen racer’s break arms trying to hold onto their bike in a high side, that’s how violent it is.
Other way is on the brakes, lock up the back end, it steps out, rider panics and gets off the brakes, tire finds grip, some story different phone pole.
A bit of a rookie mistake, true shame he had to pay the ultimate price for it. Sad indeed.

Radar Chief
02-22-2008, 03:20 PM
About a 1:30 before you see it, but this is a classic example of a high side.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iWWuW4U73s

Cochise
02-22-2008, 03:22 PM
that's what I was thinking, sounds like a high side. dangerous situation.

Brock
02-22-2008, 03:24 PM
They say he ran into the curb.

Radar Chief
02-22-2008, 03:38 PM
They say he ran into the curb.

Ouch, suppose that could kick ya off the high side too.