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Aug 27th 2018, 11:08 AM   #1
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  Feb 2016

  2015 KTM 1190 Adventure; 2010 WR250R
Vadim's Memorial Wednesday Ride 8/29/18

Three years ago, Vadim was killed when he failed to negotiate a corner on Lower Timber Road.

Most of us did not know Vadim, but we honor him as a fallen rider by stopping where he was killed to reflect on his loss, our losses, and the danger of what we all love so much.

Please come out this Wednesday and ride with us to Vadim's corner. All riders are welcome!

Meet at the Sylvan Exit (Hwy 26) Chevron at 5:30 p.m. Kickstands up at 6.

Edited by caslaw on Aug 27th 2018 at 11:14 AM
Aug 27th 2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016

Forgive the digression but it's relevant. I came here looking for a thread to post this in and I'm glad I did. Barely two hours ago I just had two of the scariest moments of my life, in one ride, on the Timber road between Vernonia and 26.

The first was when an oncoming van driven by a distracted driver crossed over into my lane and came straight at me, literally running me off the road. Fortunately it was that rare stretch with a small expanse of verge on the side, decently level. I was able to negotiate it and get back onto the road intact but I had to pull off for a bit until I stopped shaking.

A few miles later I was leaned over on a left hand curve, my head probably too close to the centerline when a utility truck came around the blind curve with front wheels barely inside its lane, meaning its wide rear section was well over the centerline. In the few seconds I had to process it thought I was going to get decapitated.

47 is closed to through traffic right now and Timber is the detour. Be very, very careful because if my experience today is anything to go by it's crazy on that road right now.
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