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Old 03-02-2008, 08:46 AM   #1
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Motorcyclist killed in Omaha yesterday

What a shame... It was a beautiful day out yesterday and everybody and their uncle was out on bikes.

http://www.ketv.com/news/15461028/detail.html

Sounds kind of like the guy overcooked it going into a turn. I don't like to speculate about these kind of things but it looks like a Sportster, so the guy might have been a new rider and went into a corner too fast without slowing down or leaning.

edit: I forgot about all the gravel that is still out on the road around here. Based on what witness say it was probably gravel. I was going off the police explanation when I said he probably overcooked it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:13 AM   #2
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What a shame... It was a beautiful day out yesterday and everybody and their uncle was out on bikes.

http://www.ketv.com/news/15461028/detail.html

Sounds kind of like the guy overcooked it going into a turn. I don't like to speculate about these kind of things but it looks like a Sportster, so the guy might have been a new rider and went into a corner too fast without slowing down or leaning.

I don't know how much sand you use in Nebraska versus what we use in Minnesota, but this time of the year you just have to be careful... we don't have our streets fully swept until late May and it's easy to hit a patch of sand which appeared out of nowhere.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:47 AM   #3
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I don't like to speculate about these kind of things but...
Lot of speculation there for a guy who doesn't like to speculate.
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Old 03-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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RIP fellow rider.

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Old 03-02-2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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There was plenty of sand on the roads on the other side of the river & north in he hills. the frost was coming out & water in the shaded areas. I was on I-80 & I-680 yesterday and did not notice any extra sand in the main part of the roads. there was a bottleneck on the NE side of I-80 just off the Missouri bridge. (the truckers reported someone committed sucide by jumping in front of a semi on the West bound side.) http://www.ketv.com/video/15462860/index.html
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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There was plenty of sand on the roads on the other side of the river & north in he hills. the frost was coming out & water in the shaded areas. I was on I-80 & I-680 yesterday and did not notice any extra sand in the main part of the roads. there was a bottleneck on the NE side of I-80 just off the Missouri bridge. (the truckers reported someone committed sucide by jumping in front of a semi on the West bound side.) http://www.ketv.com/video/15462860/index.html
Bad day on I-80 in any case. There is still some gravel around Lincoln but I took 6 to and from Omaha so I didn't really know anything about I-80 conditions. In any case RIP biker dude
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:43 PM   #7
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Omaha paper stated that he was wearing a helmet. Don't think that mattered much.
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Old 03-03-2008, 05:27 PM   #8
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:13 AM   #9
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The witnesses on the video seem to think he was travelling at a normal rate of speed. If you're not speeding, how can you overcook a turn on an interstate?

Hard to know what really happened....

RIP to the rider.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:19 AM   #10
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I rode past the accident scene by chance. Must have been some time after the crash, because the offramp was blocked by police, two newsvans were out there with cameras rolling, etc.

Not sure how much speed it would take to overcook that rather gentle right hander, but it would have to be substantial. In the absence of excess speed, perhaps gravel, inexperience, etc., played a large part.

The street in front of my house looks like a gravel road at the edges. I hope that the streetsweepers get an early start this year.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:14 PM   #11
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I rode past the accident scene by chance. Must have been some time after the crash, because the offramp was blocked by police, two newsvans were out there with cameras rolling, etc.

Not sure how much speed it would take to overcook that rather gentle right hander, but it would have to be substantial. In the absence of excess speed, perhaps gravel, inexperience, etc., played a large part.

The street in front of my house looks like a gravel road at the edges. I hope that the streetsweepers get an early start this year.
With respect to the rider, the Sportster is prone to simply stand up when any brake is applied while into a turn... RIP...
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Old 03-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #12
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I never realized there are so many people on here from Omaha / lincoln. The roads I drive have the most gravel I've ever seen after our endless winter.

What ramp did the rider overcook?

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Old 03-09-2008, 08:18 PM   #13
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I never realized there are so many people on here from Omaha / lincoln. The roads I drive have the most gravel I've ever seen after our endless winter.

What ramp did the rider overcook?

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