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Old 11-25-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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R.I.P. Michael Neher(DownAgain)

Michael Neher (DownAgain) had an accident at Glamis Dunes on Monday and died as a result of injuries sustained.
Details are a bit sketchy, but it appears he was riding up a dune, the bike caught traction, flipped, and landed on him.
Godspeed Bro, R.I.P.
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Old 11-25-2010, 11:55 PM   #2
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When I saw this thread, I remembered him from a coupla' posts in the OC...He was looking for a paddle tire. It seemed like he was really looking forward to riding this week.

What a tragic loss. My condolences to his family and friends.


Rest In Peace Michael.


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Old 11-26-2010, 02:09 PM   #3
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Old 11-26-2010, 04:52 PM   #4
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anyone have more info on what happened?
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:28 AM   #5
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michael posted this in the west region forum


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634963


rest in peace mike.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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Old 11-28-2010, 12:43 PM   #7
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Sad to hear, RIP Michael.
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Old 12-07-2010, 05:43 AM   #8
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Michael has been added to the memorial tread in Inmates.
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Old 12-07-2010, 06:56 AM   #9
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:11 AM   #10
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damn, a 990 with a paddle tire? thats a lot of motorcycle to come down on you, if that was the case.
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Does anyone have more info on this crash and what happened?
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:02 PM   #12
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...Jeez...fuck!n Glamis! The Heart of Assholism.
Maybe I judge as it sounds like he puted himself but just the same.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:41 PM   #13
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Michael Neher (DownAgain) had an accident at Glamis Dunes on Monday and died as a result of injuries sustained.
Details are a bit sketchy, but it appears he was riding up a dune, the bike caught traction, flipped, and landed on him.
Godspeed Bro, R.I.P.
Chris

Hi, I'm not sure if anyone will read this, new to this...I am Mike Neher's oldest sister, Cheryl I would like to know if anyone saw this happen and could give me some info so our family can stop wondering.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:16 AM   #14
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Damn i hate to hear this. My condolances to his family.
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Old 01-06-2011, 10:47 AM   #15
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I was there with Michael when he passed

Hello,

My name is Kevin. I just joined your site. I was at Oldsmobile Hill in Glamis with my son Ryan, 13, on the Monday that Michael passed. I will give you a brief summation. To his older sister, feel free to call me if you want anymore information, 949-716-4189. I am so sorry for your loss.

Oldsmobile hill is a popular spot within the 250,000 acres of Glamis that people congretate at. On Thanksgiving week, my son and I drove our sand rail and parked at the top of this massive hill to watch the action. Folks open up their machines full throttle and race up the hill. On busy holidays Glamis can have 250,000 people. At Oldsmobile Hill alone, 5,000-10,000+ can congregate during such times. This incident was on a Monday and the hill was essentially empty. I don't think there was more than 100 people at the hill, which is rare.

Michael, on his KTM 990 with a paddle, started in strong and fast to the hill. He was the only person going up or down the hill at that time. It has a small hump at the bottom which many jump and then it's up the steep slope. Somewhere about 1/3 of the way up the hill going really fast Michael wadded up his bike. This isn't out of the ordinary for this hill so when we saw him crash, we didn't think much of it at the time. Many riders crash going up hill, and quickly get to their feet and come back down, however Michael didn't move.

Several first responders quickly moved up to him and as we watched from the top of the hill, I noticed their movement/rythm similar to CPR. After about 10 minutes, We drove partway down the hill and parked to investigate further. I made my son stay in the car and I walked down further to where Michael was. Michael by now was being attended to by no less than a dozen trained medical folk, as the on-duty EMTs had arrived.

Michael's bike was a good 15 feet ahead of him up hill. Fortunately, there were several off duty emt/nurse or fire witnesses and I believe he was 'attended to' and CPR administered within minutes of his crash.

As on-duty first responders arrived, several took turns on Michael doing CPR to no avail. They had multiple 'shocking' machines and were also attaching those machines to Michael. I will NEVER forget the silence on that hill or the erie sound of the computer voice on those machines,.. ". .. continue CPR,... not shockable rythm," etc.

After a good 30 minutes, one of the responders and I made eye contact. They had the machines attached to Michael but never appeared to 'zap' him. I ask with some frustration to her, 'Why don't you 'zap him?' The responder explained to me that it is not like the movies. An individual needs some rythm in order to shock them. The shock just resets the heart and gives the heart a chance to return to a normal rythm. It's not like jumping a car battery which is what I thought.

I have witnessed several deaths in my off-roading experience, including another death on this same hill last year. Michael's death, for me, is one I am personally most 'at peace' with.

He wasn't hit by another vehicle, whenever that happens, we sometimes might want to asses blame or wonder if more care was taken by the 'other party' that the person would still be with us. Also, he showed no visible/gory signs of trama, which is hard to deal with/see. Michael looked entirely at peace and it was clear to me, he was gone. I felt as though they were working on a manequin. He had left his vessel. I remember looking up and around this beautiful place and thinking that Michael was floating away with a smile.

He was much too young to pass, but I take solice in that he passed doing what he loved, throttle pinned, I'm sure a grin ear to ear. Personally, that is how I'd like to go, albiet at a much later age.

For any of you who have crashed hard. You know that it is an extremely fast/violent event. Michael was most likely gone in an instant and I believe never knew it was coming or suffered at all.

For folks who have never been to Glamis, there are inherent dangers with regard to terrain (sand), drop-offs, and potential contact with other vehicles, as with any riding area. I attend often and would be happy to host and help any ADVriders who want to see this beautiful place.

I am so happy to have found your website, but I wish it had been through other circumstances.

RIP fellow rider. You died doing what you love.

I tried to attach pictures of Oldsmobile Hill and Glamis, but it says failed. Maybe I'm too junior of a member to do that. If anyone wants some photos, you can email me at sales@qieparts.com.

Sincerely,

Kevin/ANGRYBUTTCRACK
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