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Grandma kills another one - June 7, 2006, 02:43 PM

The driver of a 2004 Ford Sedan, a 79-year-old Alexandria-area woman, was attempting to make a left turn onto Old Keene Mill Road from Byron Avenue when she apparently drove into the path of a 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle. This occurred on Wednesday, May 31 at approximately 7:45 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle, John Roland McGee, 51, of Arlington, was medevaced to Inova Fairfax Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died of his injuries on June 1. A 14-year-old passenger on the motorcycle and the driver of the Sedan were also transported to Inova Fairfax Hospital, but the injuries did not appear life-threatening. Neither speed nor alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.


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interestingly the mention of HD made me wonder if the guy had decent or any gear on and perhaps if not a decent jacket/pants/full face would have saved his life (not hating on him..just wondering based on observation)....makes you wonder. Many peeps tell me yeah they (HD riders) dont wear much gear but they hardly ever wreck. As you see, a grandma could be lurking anywhere..its not up to us...

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Hardly ever wreck!?
Holy hell! MOST motorcycle wrecks are men over the age of 40 on their cruisers!!!
Why? Because they had a bike when they were younger and get another one (nicer and bigger and louder) cause they can afford it, but their reflexes have slowed down and their skills have rusted over time.

Look at all the deaths down at Daytona. Most of them cruiser riders.

It's still really sad, though, that this guy had to die.


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she probably never even saw him

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Hardly ever wreck!?
Holy hell! MOST motorcycle wrecks are men over the age of 40 on their cruisers!!!
Why? Because they had a bike when they were younger and get another one (nicer and bigger and louder) cause they can afford it, but their reflexes have slowed down and their skills have rusted over time.

Look at all the deaths down at Daytona. Most of them cruiser riders.

It's still really sad, though, that this guy had to die.
Unfortunately tfinch is correct. The trend of motorcycles becoming more accepted in the mainstream has had the effect that more untrained riders are out there on bigger bikes because they can afford to pop for them. Yes...it's the invasion of the middle aged yuppie rider. They think that they know what they are doing because they
A. Rode 20+ years ago. (On a 100cc dirtbike probably)
B. Have a friend who rides. (Who knew osmosis works with riding skills?)
C. Just know how to ride magically.

So yes. it's very common to see these guys offing themselves with higher regularity. I think I saw a figure where the average deaths per mile have more than doubled in the past decade or so for motorcyclists.

And Daytona is an aberration I hope. I've gone many times. but not once have I ridden my bikes down there. Too many thefts, parking problems, and bars. A firend of mine personally saw a guy off himself by just looking around when he should have been concentrating on the road ahead. He missed the parked van and ran straight into it. Gene pool + chlorine.


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Hardly ever wreck!?
Holy hell! MOST motorcycle wrecks are men over the age of 40 on their cruisers!!!
Why? Because they had a bike when they were younger and get another one (nicer and bigger and louder) cause they can afford it, but their reflexes have slowed down and their skills have rusted over time.
Fortuntely my reflexes have always been quick enough to miss them pesky ground hogs and other various critters out here in the Wild West........Sadly I didn't miss that comment.

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...MOST motorcycle wrecks are men over the age of 40...their reflexes have slowed down and their skills have rusted over time...
Ouch. You cut me deep Tanya.

RIP John Roland McGee. You will be missed.


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