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Motorcyclist hits bear at 87mph - August 23, 2013, 12:55 PM

We're going on a bear shunt: Speeding motorcyclist hits black bear at 87mph - Americas - World - The Independent


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August 23, 2013, 01:01 PM

I don't see the video in that link


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August 23, 2013, 01:04 PM

luckily enough for the rider, that was just a little bear, who was probably running scared sh!tless from the sound of the train you can see on the left... Poor little bear...

Reading some of the comments, it appears that the U.S. isn't alone in the whole cager vs. rider debate... funny stuff


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luckily enough for the rider, that was just a little bear, who was probably running scared sh!tless from the sound of the train you can see on the left... Poor little bear...

Reading some of the comments, it appears that the U.S. isn't alone in the whole cager vs. rider debate... funny stuff
"The bear walked away unscathed."
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"We hope this short video will help people realize the importance of slowing down, and concentrating on the complicated task of driving a motor vehicle, says Cpl. McDonald.

Well I can tell Cpl. McDonald that that is a load of crap. The exact same thing happened to me involving a fawn a few years ago while novasquid and I were heading South toward Lake Anna, Virginia. We were just cruising on a straight backroad at about 40-50 mph, and that fawn darted out into the road. There was nothing I could do; it had nothing to do with concentration or speed. We live in a world where things just happen.


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August 25, 2013, 08:07 AM

All these stories seem to say all motorcycles speed and that all bikes are inherently unsafe. Where are all the stories about drivers causing 80% of motorcycle injuries and deaths? How about advising drivers to check before turning left - like the soccer mom that killed the Officer in Warrenton? Haven't seen much in the news about that. Did she even get charged?

It makes me even angrier when this pandering crap comes from so called public safety officers.


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Do we have a link to some actual footage?
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August 26, 2013, 07:33 AM

Wasn't the rider going 87mph or something like that?

Seems to shift the burden of blame back to the rider in that case.

If you are going to wreck going close to 90mph, no sympathy points will be awarded.
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Because animals don't jump out in front of people obeying the speed limit?
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Because animals don't jump out in front of people obeying the speed limit?
You are right.

Exceeding the speedlimit by probably 30-40mph doesn't affect your ability to safely break or avoid the collision in this case.

Do people hit deer while in their cars and on their bikes...sure. If they were speeding..would they stand a better chance of avoiding the collision...you betcha.
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You brake to avoid things, not break, but I get your point.

The slower you go the better. Why not go 30mph?
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Good idea. You sound qualified enough to run the NHTSA already.
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August 27, 2013, 07:53 AM

I like how because the bear ran off into the woods it was "unscathed"...


I like bears... poor little bear
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September 14, 2013, 03:15 PM

Was the guy sleeping, you could clearly see the bear in time to avoid it. I think...
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Was the guy sleeping, you could clearly see the bear in time to avoid it. I think...

Dude, didn't you read the article, the rider went 0-87mph in less than 20 seconds!! Who could ever react at such breakneck speed


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