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    Senior Member MrDNA's Avatar
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    Sad day. Lost one of my good friends out on Ortega Highway yesterday in a solo motorcycle crash. Low side on a turn... slid off the road into a tree stump.



    He was a good rider, but it didn't help. I posted a video of him out on a track day just a few weeks ago.



    Those two guys up in Randsburg a couple weeks ago and now this loss has got me seriously thinking about not being an idiot out there. Be safe everyone!









    Adios, Faraz. Gonna miss you brother!
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    Sad for sure.

    I used to ride there and out at Palomar too. Usually like a fool, now im old enough to know better.
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    A sad day indeed.. Memories last forever. Take care



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    Take care my Friend.........

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    Thanks folks. A lot to be said for old enough to know better... He was only 34
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrDNA View Post
    Thanks folks. A lot to be said for old enough to know better... He was only 34


    So sorry for the loss of your friend. I was just over in Santa Ana visiting my sister and was going to ride the Ortega back. However, she had a plumbing issue the morning I was to leave so I stayed to fix it and just took the super slabs back. The Ortega is a fun road, but a little oil, sand, or missplaced car can make it pretty dangerous. As far as being old enough to know better, I'm sixty two, but think I'm 19 when I swing a leg over the bike.

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    Sorry to hear about your loss. He was lucky to end his run doing something he loved.



    Once I got a dirt bike, street riding seemed so much more dangerouse. Now I dont even have a street bike. Trees dont text, or do

    make up, or even get road rage.





    Rubber side down everyone. Gotta keep our kind together.

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    Too bad another "good" rider killed himself because he wasn't "good" enough for the speed he was riding. That'll make insurance more expensive for the rest of us. I hope your grieving is healing.




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    I guess in a way I'm actually lucky I've had a couple bad injury-crashes. They really make you stop and think, as you say. Safety has to be number one. This is why I try to take it down to 70 percent when street riding. 85 percent if I'm "racing" on the street. Very unfortunate my friend. Keep riding and stay alive, for your friend!
    KJ, just KJ, ok.


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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    Too bad another "good" rider killed himself because he wasn't "good" enough for the speed he was riding. That'll make insurance more expensive for the rest of us. I hope your grieving is healing.


    Accidents can happen to anyone, regardless of their experience or skill level. I don't believe talking about insurance rates going up is appropriate in this case... But we do have the right to freedom of expression, so say what you will.
    KJ, just KJ, ok.


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    I don't believe in "accidents." To be an accident, an event must occur without cause, which violates the laws of physical science. Everything that happens happens because of a decision someone made. Therefore, there are "wrecks", but no such thing as "accidents."



    I wish I had $1 for every time someone posted about how "good", "skilled", or "awesome" a rider was before he or she made a decision that led to his or her demise, because I could have 2 or 3 new-to-me TWs and the cash to farkle them to my heart's content. It's way past time we stopped rationalizing to make ourselves feel better when a brother or sister is lost, and focus on supporting each other in making decisions that reduce the loss rate so that we don't have to rationalize.




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