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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by FireInTheWire, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    So... eerie story.

    I had a meeting with my counterpart and boss Monday in Big Spring. Boss said to meet at McAlister's Deli for lunch. I made it there before either one showed up, so I grabbed a seat outside on the patio to bask in the sun. My counterpart showed up and we sat there talking and enjoying the warmth of the day. During our discussions a motorcycle came rolling up and found himself a park. As the rider came walking up to the door I acknowledged him and nodded, he responded with a "how you fellas doing?" I looked back and said "Doing good. Pretty day to be riding that thing" he responded back with a smile "any day is a good day!" I just chuckled and the guy went inside. Boss showed up a few minutes later and we wen't in and ordered. The rider was sitting a few tables down from us and having lunch with some folks he met there.

    We finished lunch and meeting and I headed back North towards Snyder on hwy 350. Made it out about 7 miles when I came up to a wreck. Hwy was shut down. Waited 10mins before DPS let us through. As I passed by... there was a motorcycle crashed in the ditch. It was mangled up badly... but it looked just like the same bike I saw at the deli. I thought to myself... "there's no way..."

    My counterpart just texted me and said that rider died.

    Just goes to show ya.... you don't know when your card is gonna get pulled. I have thought about it a lot.... it kinda freaked me out. THAT day was NOT a good day to ride.

    Sad story.

  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

    May 14, 2008
    The Woodlands, Tx.
    RIP pleasant stranger....
  3. JCC

    JCC Member

    May 1, 2018
    No kidding! Wow. You really never know. Makes you think for sure.

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  4. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

    Oct 15, 2009
    Lampasas, Texas

    None of us how long we have so enjoy yourself and hug your kids.
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  5. SQLGeek

    SQLGeek Mildly Proficient at 3 Yards TGT Supporter

    Sep 22, 2017
    So very true and something I try to remember often.
  6. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 Well-Known

    Nov 7, 2015
    I'm so very sorry to read of this tragedy.

    I rode a little 3 speed, ring ding, 5 hp Vespa in High School, later moved up to a Honda 450 CB with an overhead cam, nothing bigger though like many, I really wanted a Harley, but by the time I could afford one, I'd lost my interest in riding motorcycles. I'd had one too many close calls......and I always wore a helmet as looking cool was less appealing than being dead or severely brain damaged.

    That being stated, lots of MD's call em 'donor cycles' for a reason....
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  7. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Smooth like a tidal wave. Take you on a getaway. TGT Supporter

    Jan 22, 2018
    Big Country
    Technology hasn't made the roads safer. I doubt I'll ever ride another road bike. Cell phones and peoples driving habits make it too risky.
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  8. Mohawk600

    Mohawk600 Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    I sold my bike because it is too dangerous to ride in Austin
  9. BRD@66

    BRD@66 TGT Addict

    Jan 23, 2014
    Liberty Hill
    calling Easy Rider! Please check in. i
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  10. deemus

    deemus TGT Addict

    Feb 1, 2010
    Never know when its your time. Pays to be ready.

    Got a will?

    Got your forever home figured out?

    Does your family know what to do if you croak?

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