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Old 05-16-2006, 06:24 AM   #1
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Accident Saturday night near Hot Springs

From Asheville channel 13: Fatal Accidents
A tragic night on a mountain road, after a motorcycle accident claims one life and leaves a passenger in critical condition.

It happened just before 7:00 Saturday night on Highway 25/70 in Madison County. Troopers say the driver of the motorcycle was heading toward Hot Springs just about a mile from the Tennessee border when he lost control. Officials say the driver then hit a guard rail and was ejected into a ravine. The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene. The passenger is in critical condition after being flown to a hospital in Tennessee. Troopers are not releasing the names of the victims. The accident is still under investigation.

I was on my way to Hot Springs from Newport, TN and got stopped on the highway to let Lifeflight land for the passenger (wife). Story goes: New cruiser, little experience, no ATTGAT, high speed, long straightaway, no counter steer, hit the guard rail. Sad.
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:52 AM   #2
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Holy crap.



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Old 05-23-2006, 05:06 AM   #3
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I hate hearing that.

What does ATTGAT mean? I presume it has something to do with protective gear.
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:17 AM   #4
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Shame. One of the telling lessons from the Hurt Report is that riders on bikes new to them have more accidents than riders on bikes with which they are familiar.




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I hate hearing that.

What does ATTGAT mean? I presume it has something to do with protective gear.
Actually, its ATGATT:

All The Gear. All The Time.
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Old 05-23-2006, 07:10 AM   #5
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Damn. Spooky. It doesn't make it any better, but I hated where I thought this thread was going.
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