Rider Down

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Slicks, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Slicks

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    On Friday the 25th, my longtime friend and riding buddy Phil was involved in an accident. His KLR reportedly hit a truck, sending both him and the bike underneath.

    Phil didn't make it.

    Our group of friends hopes to do a memorial ride in July, but in the meantime his best friend has gone to Utah to carry out a ride they'd been planning.



    Take care out there - The only one you can trust is yourself.


    RIP
    Phil
    04/30/1988 - 06/25/2010
     
  2. Neal

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    I'm really sorry Slicks. I can't imagine how hard it is for you, your friends and his family. There's no way of rationalising when someone dies so young.



    RIP Phil
     
  3. DustDriver

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    My condolences.

    Motorbike riders face reality every day when reading the news. And in a lot of cases it's not even the fault of the rider.

    Hang in there, and ride carefully.
     
  4. wfooshee

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    Hate seeing such news. Condolences to you, and your friend's family.
     
  5. homeforsummer

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    RIP, my condolences.

    I used to be a regular on a large motorcycling forum, and you'd get stories like this with unfortunate regularity. I remember I joined the forum very soon after one of the most well known members had just been killed in an accident. It can, and does, happen to anyone.
     
  6. astrosdude91

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    I'm sorry to hear that. So sad that he died so young

    It just shows you how dangerous motorcycle riding can be.
     
  7. ksino1100

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    RIP Phil, my condolences to his family & to you Slicks.
     
  8. Dragonistic

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    Just spotted this thread, a great shame to lose a fellow rider so young, my condolences to all those effected by the loss.

    This particular sadness sticks out to me, same name as me and only a year or so older it reminds you that nobody is safe on the roads particularly on 2 wheels.
     
  9. Eric.

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    This is the exact reason why my dad got rid of our motorcycle when I was getting close to being 16.

    Sorry for your loss, Slicks.
     
  10. Smallhorses

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    Always sad to hear such awful news. :(
    Do anything you can to help his family through, share your own grief, and remember him for all the good times you had together.
     
  11. Thatman

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    Its a shame to hear another rider being killed by something that could have been avoided im sure.

    Condolences.