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Old November 5th @ 09:02 am   #1
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2009 Yamaha R6
Anyone know these guys? Might be the same 2 my lady friend saw speeding and doing wheelies on the 215 near Sahara.


Motorcyclist killed in crash on Sahara

Updated: Nov 4, 2009 06:04 PM

A motorcyclist is dead after an accident on Sahara near Decatur. Police say two motorcycles were speeding on Sahara and doing wheelies when both motorcycles hit a car that was making a left hand turn. The crash happened around 8pm Tuesday.

One of the motorcyclists, a 22 year old man, died at the scene of the crash. The second motorcyclist, a 20 year old man, is in critical condition. The 62 year old driver on the car suffered serious injuries.

 
 
Old November 5th @ 10:44 am   #2
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
From the video and pictures, it appears the car just simply pulled out from a side street onto Sahara. And where the car was positioned, it looked like the riders were racing down the right lane. It's very difficult to see and judge an oncoming motorcycle, but when the bikes are traveling twice the speed limit, with their headlights pointing up towards the sky from doing a wheelie, what do you think is going to happen? Obviously nothing good.

Once again, stay out of that suicide lane, even if it's empty. Give yourself a buffer zone by staying in the middle or left lane.

FYI if your front tire comes off the ground, even from rolling on your throttle, that's reckless driving/riding. Automatic impound if you get caught.
 
 
Old November 5th @ 05:06 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 06 1000 rr bone stock 01 F4I
suicide lane


how true is that
 
 
Old November 5th @ 09:10 pm   #4
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
yeah no doubt.
 
 
Old November 6th @ 08:51 am   #5
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From: north las vegas

Motorcycle: kawasaki ninja 650r 2008 lots of mods
well if they r going to race go to the track not the streets keep it safe for all of us.
 
 
Old November 6th @ 10:18 am   #6
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Yeah, they are either very inexperienced riders or just plain stupid. Never ride in the "suicide lane" and never go that much over the speed limit in traffic. Not only is it dangerous for obvious reasons, but it definitely screws up the perceptions of other drivers as to how quickly you will be reaching them... so sad when these very avoidable things happen.
 
 
Old November 8th @ 09:25 am   #7
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Quote:
Originally Posted by VFRChick View Post
Yeah, they are either very inexperienced riders or just plain stupid. Never ride in the "suicide lane" .
I see riders ride in it everyday. Bad decisions = Bad Results.
 
 
Old November 8th @ 09:21 pm   #8
 
From: vegas

Motorcycle: gsxr600(shes broken and bruised)
wheelies are fun in a controlled environment. i personally have bad experiences (3 or 4) so far trying to ride stupid on the road/do wheelies and trying to look cool. find an industrial park...or a track day..for cheap(150$ is cheaper than a new bike and a wheelchair). the people involved in this are two very close friends of a local church community, and friends of a couple of pilots in my squadron. i hate to see news like this.

like i said before wheelies are fun...just take out the variables
 
 
Old November 10th @ 06:46 pm   #9
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Quote:
Originally Posted by lowspeeder1531 View Post
well if they r going to race go to the track not the streets keep it safe for all of us.
AAAAAAMEENNNNNNN to that!!!!!!
 
 
Old November 15th @ 01:37 pm   #10
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From: Henderson Nevada

Motorcycle: 2008 Honda VFR Interceptor
Quote:
Originally Posted by VEGASRIDER View Post
I see riders ride in it everyday. Bad decisions = Bad Results.
I have been down 3 times in 30 years of riding. In all of my crashes the cager was cited BUT I should have been able to avoid the crash. Bad lane position, poor judgment, unsafe conditions, lack of experience/education. I can honestly say because of those crashes I am a different rider today. I have a deep respect for the machine and how quickly things can go from good to bad. I understand the thrill of speed and stunts but I dont understand reckless behavior. I am far from perfect but there is a time and place for stunts and speed. I live close to the 215 in Green Valley. It seems that almost every Thursday night around 11 ish I hear a group of bikes out on the 215. Based on the engine noise, those bikes are exceeding the speed limit. If its you or someone you know, be carefull, I dont mind the engine noise but the sound of tumbling motorcycles is not something I enjoy.
 
 

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