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May 17th 2017, 10:36 AM   #1
 VeritasImageryNW's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Nicky Hayden Down

After all these years of racing, only to be taken down by6 a cager while riding a bicycle.

https://www.motorsport.com/wsbk/news...cident-907085/
May 17th 2017, 11:02 AM   #2
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
Never ride a bicycle on the street.
No freaking way.
Been there, got run over by a truck.
May 17th 2017, 12:24 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016
  Renton

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
Never ride a bicycle on the street.
No freaking way.
Been there, got run over by a truck.
I look at bicycles the same way cagers look at me. The "You're out of your mind" look. Jokes on them - at least on a motorcycle, I have enough power to get the hell out of Dodge. Bicycles are just future roadkill.
May 17th 2017, 12:41 PM   #4
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There is something to be said about riding against the flow of traffic.
May 17th 2017, 02:31 PM   #5
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Dragon
I was going 25 in a 25 zone, riding on the fog line. There was about 2" of asphalt on the outboard side of the line, then gravel. Guy in a flat-bed decides to pass me on a blind curve (Beach Drive in Manchester, along the water, where it curves about a mile past the camels). Of course, exactly as the guy starts to pass me, he moves left (I can hear him gun the engine) and a car comes the opposite way while the truck is exactly halfway between lanes, with half his truck in the oncoming lane. So the driver has to make a choice: swerve back into "our" lane (he is now abreast of me) or hit the car head-on. He made the choice and then swerved right into me. The bed of the truck hit my left hand and handlebar, which tipped me over to the right. About ten milliseconds later the right rear wheel of the truck touches the front tire of my bike which pinches it to the blacktop bringing me from 25 mph (gps on handlebars) to 0 mph in effectively zero time. Bike stopped, but inertia (fuck you, Newton) works, and so I kept going at the afore-mentioned speed. I hit the street on my head and left shoulder, which snapped my left clavicle instantly. I rolled into the gravel like a motogp rider going wide on turn 1, only, you know, wearing lycra and styrofoam instead of leather and kevlar. The driver....kept going. Fortunately, Cascade Bicycle Club was having a group ride that day (opposite direction) and many riders saw it h appen and chased him down so the police went and got him. He received a ticket for passing on a double yellow. Nothing at all for injuring me or being a cosmic dickhole. I received multiple injuries, an ambulance ride, a day in the ER, and a bunch of time recovering. Bonus: left clavicle is about 1" shorter than the right one.

I have gone almost 200 mph on a motorcycle and that is WAY safer than riding a bicycle on the street because: dickholes. Now I ride a mountain bike and I love it and never get hurt even though it is way more aggro. Well, for an old guy any way.

Edited by Sentinel on May 17th 2017 at 02:35 PM
May 17th 2017, 06:06 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Nicky is now in a medically induced coma after surgery.
May 17th 2017, 08:52 PM   #7
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  Apr 2016
  Molalla

  2007 Aprilia Tuono Factory, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Wow...shocking and tragic news. Nicky is a tremendous competitor and by all accounts is a helluva guy. I was at the Laguna Seca race in '05, and he was awesome all weekend. Dominating doesn't cover it. From green flag to checkered flag he was unflappable. Man I hope he pulls through and is ok...forget racing for now, just get well...

I know it's easy to armchair QB this right now, but please refrain. Hindsight is a bitch. It's a different ball game in Europe. They are much more accustomed to cyclists on the road. Must have been extenuating circumstances that were not reported in that brief article. Give it some time, wish the Kentucky Kid well, and hopefully we see him soon...dayum.
May 18th 2017, 04:58 AM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  Portland

  2006 FZ1, 1999 R1
I have ridden tens of thousands of miles on bicycles. Never had a crash with a car. Crashed several times in the peloton during races though.
May 18th 2017, 07:25 AM   #9
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Updated info is that they have not been able to operate. He is in an induced coma to hopefully get him stable enough to operate. Brain bleed, multiple fractures including leg.

Car was traveling perpendicular to Nicky on impact. Impact was hard enough to snap the bicycle in half. Investigation is ongoing.
May 18th 2017, 07:41 AM   #10
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sentinel
Never ride a bicycle on the street.
No freaking way.
Been there, got run over by a truck.
Dood! You have a reaction/similar story to every accident story posted on this forum. You are freakn accident prone AND bulletproof.

Stay safe fellow rider.
May 18th 2017, 07:48 AM   #11
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Updated info is that they have not been able to operate. He is in an induced coma to hopefully get him stable enough to operate. Brain bleed, multiple fractures including leg.

Car was traveling perpendicular to Nicky on impact. Impact was hard enough to snap the bicycle in half. Investigation is ongoing.
This is terrible news. I love Nicky as much as Rossi and I have watched him race his entire career. I loved him on the RVT RC51 and is why I ride and own the bike.

I really hope he pulls out of this in normal shape.

I am not a religious man, but I will be praying for the Kentucky Kid.
May 18th 2017, 08:01 AM   #12
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
https://www.motorsport.com/wsbk/news...cident-907484/
May 18th 2017, 08:03 AM   #13
 
  Mar 2016
  Seattle East Side

Reminds me of Schumacher.

You go your whole career in one of the most dangerous sports on the planet virtually unscathed, only to be taken out while leisure training with friends.

Really tragic. Bad week for our sport coming off the terrible news about Kelly Johnson.
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May 18th 2017, 08:53 AM   #14
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
In a statement from the Maurizio Bufalini Hospital in Cesena which they shared on their official website, the Red Bull Honda World Superbike team explained that Hayden has suffered "serious polytrauma" and that his condition remains "extremely critical".

The statement reads: "Nicky Hayden’s clinical condition remains extremely critical.

"The young man, who is still in the intensive care unit of Cesena’s Bufalini hospital, has suffered a serious polytrauma with subsequent serious cerebral damage.

"The prognosis remains reserved."
May 18th 2017, 11:52 AM   #15
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  Jan 2016
  Vancouver, WA

I've always liked Nicky. Hopefully his physical conditioning will help him pull through. We're praying for you Nicky!
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