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    A bad day on the roads.

    As per the title - a bad day on the roads today.

    Shit weather on the way tomorrow - take it easy out there.


    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108...the-west-coast

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    As per the title - a bad day on the roads today.

    Shit weather on the way tomorrow - take it easy out there.


    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/108...the-west-coast

    Amen to that!
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    Yeah, shocking and sad headline. Instant glums for me.

    We are out for a ride tomorrow, I hope this news does not pray on my mind and take the joy out of the day.
    Manopausal.

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    Not pretty reading. 4 dead, no other road users involved if what they say is correct.
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    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    I nearly saw a 5th. Patched gang member just after the junction of the S and SW motorways in Auckland, cuts across 3 lanes of traffic, misses front left of car in the R lane by maybe 1 m.

    Looked like a Victory, he'd have probably crashed if he was on a Harley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    I nearly saw a 5th. Patched gang member just after the junction of the S and SW motorways in Auckland, cuts across 3 lanes of traffic, misses front left of car in the R lane by maybe 1 m.

    Looked like a Victory, he'd have probably crashed if he was on a Harley.
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    Just read that the 3 who died in the SI were on charity runs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SaferRides View Post
    Just read that the 3 who died in the SI were on charity runs.

    Yep - two separate charity rides - one for the Pikes Mine 29 and the Southland one was raising money for a child with a heart condition.

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    ughh just ughh.... weekend riders, fair weather riders, riding in groups together will never be a safe place to be on a bike

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    Would I be right in assuming that people in this thread would support a general difficultly increase / higher competency requirements around attaining a motorcycle license?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sichoe View Post
    Would I be right in assuming that people in this thread would support a general difficultly increase / higher competency requirements around attaining a motorcycle license?
    Its not actually that hard to ride a motorcycle safely... Well assuming other drivers let you...

    Now if you could get together a test that measured stupidity, agression and ego... Then you are onto something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Sichoe View Post
    Would I be right in assuming that people in this thread would support a general difficultly increase / higher competency requirements around attaining a motorcycle license?
    Nope.

    Stats support that it is older riders killing themselves.

    There is something to be said for any form of born again rider/driver (and by no way implying any of this weekends accidents where such riders). For example you can roll over your car/bike license every time it's renewed without actually having driven or ridden in a decade or more between.

    Then buy the glory machine with a Lotto win/inheritance/savings/redundancy etc and go for a fat with your mates who have been regularly riding over the years.

    I know a guy who last road a XL250 or similar in the 80's buy a HD thirty years later with no refresher training required.

    I'd support a ten year compulsory refresher test of some form - even the sit down answer questions test a learner has to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    go for a fat with your mates.
    Im guessing this is a Mainlander thing.
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Its not actually that hard to ride a motorcycle safely... Well assuming other drivers let you...

    Now if you could get together a test that measured stupidity, agression and ego... Then you are onto something...
    Fucking cagers........


    Oh hang on....
    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    but once again you proved me wrong.
    Quote Originally Posted by cassina View Post
    I was hit by one such driver while remaining in the view of their mirror.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul in NZ View Post
    Its not actually that hard to ride a motorcycle safely...

    .
    it is when there's a hundred other bikes around you that all do their own thing

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