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    soemthing to do with floowing too close maybe?

    not a nice scenario but one wonders how close they were following each other to kill seven riders and pillions...

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/new...ectid=12243134

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    It was a pirate parade so they would have been in close formation and under the command of a road captain...

    Always a massive fuck-up potential there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadpole View Post
    It was a pirate parade so they would have been in close formation and under the command of a road captain...

    Always a massive fuck-up potential there.
    Are you shitting me? These are adults I assume?
    This all sounds very very gay.
    Be fucked if I'd ride anything under the command of a "road captain" it sounds like what you get when you cross douchbaggery with an ego.

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    Not commenting on this accident that I know little about, but in general I view close formation staggered riding
    as an unnecessary risk. Quite often the inside riders are hugging the white line and oncoming traffic are
    moving well to the left of their lane to increase separation.
    My own personal view is that I like to have an unfettered view of the full road width and at least the same following
    distance as you would in a car and the same behind me. One of the advantages of a motorcycle is the ability to
    move around within your lane , why restrict your options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by buggerit View Post
    Not commenting on this accident that I know little about,
    That's a good start. This club is for former US Marines (you're not allowed to call them ex-marines) they weren't an outlaw biker gang.

    Tomorrow will be Sunday there so we'll have to wait to get more info.

    Interestingly New Hampshire is a bloody long way from here for a traffic accident to rate being reported in our news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    That's a good start. This club is for former US Marines (you're not allowed to call them ex-marines) they weren't an outlaw biker gang.

    Tomorrow will be Sunday there so we'll have to wait to get more info.

    Interestingly New Hampshire is a bloody long way from here for a traffic accident to rate being reported in our news.
    Yup all Jarheads. By these photos and others Ive seen the truck passed right through the middle of them.

    Do wonder if the driver had a medical event.
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    Irrespective of how it happened, it is an absolute tragedy for the families and friends of those killed and injured plus it has stunned the local community.

    This accident has featured on another thread I follow, one based in the USA.

    A local perspective:
    https://www.npr.org/2019/06/22/73502...p-leaving-7-de

    It is being suggested that the truck and trailer may have had handling issues prior to the collision and may have been jack-knifed across both lanes of the highway.

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    I'm sure when the dust settles the Police will have footage from at least half a dozen cameras but in 24 hours it won't be in the news here. In fact it has already been overtaken by the Hawaiian skydive plane that went in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    I'm sure when the dust settles the Police will have footage from at least half a dozen cameras but in 24 hours it won't be in the news here. In fact it has already been overtaken by the Hawaiian skydive plane that went in.
    The 1967 Beechcraft King Air, with a max occupancy of 9 passengers and crew combined that killed 11?
    I'm sure that someone that knows more than me about aircraft can explain. Swoop, scrivy?

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    Easy to explain. If a plane is overloaded it has trouble getting up to take off speed and when it does get airborne has trouble gaining height. Not sure that has been indicated as an issue here. From what I can see depending on set up a King Air can take 15 jumpers to altitude.

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    My main problem with group rides. Following distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzspokes View Post

    Do wonder if the driver had a medical event.
    That or texting while driving? The driver was relatively young for a medical event. Witnesses said the truck crossed the centreline then swung back suddenly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritch View Post
    That or texting while driving? The driver was relatively young for a medical event. Witnesses said the truck crossed the centreline then swung back suddenly.
    Read just now that its believed to have been in the middle of a jack knife situation. Its a pretty big trailer going by the photos.

    Guess the real story will bubble to the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidecar bob View Post
    Are you shitting me? These are adults I assume?
    This all sounds very very gay.
    Be fucked if I'd ride anything under the command of a "road captain" it sounds like what you get when you cross douchbaggery with an ego.
    we have that here, the life members are high up in the foodchain, they buy ten years membership at once for that little sew on patch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    Easy to explain. If a plane is overloaded it has trouble getting up to take off speed and when it does get airborne has trouble gaining height. Not sure that has been indicated as an issue here. From what I can see depending on set up a King Air can take 15 jumpers to altitude.
    why didn't they just jump out rather than die, they all had parachutes on?

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