Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Sometimes a Casual Saturday Ride goes bad

A charity ride went horribly wrong here in North Georgia this weekend. Three people are recovering from injuries received in a wreck while participating in a charity ride. Apparently they had divided their 100+ group into smaller packs for the ride and were on wet pavement.

Some how the spacing of the pack dissapated and the middle group came up on the first group. As the leader of the middle pack came up on the first pack, he attempted to brake hard, lost control while braking and went down. The bike immediately behind him locked it up, flat spotted a tire, and went down as well. A third went off the shoulder of the road.

It makes me sick to hear about something like this happening. It is even worse when it seems easily avoidable. Our thoughts and prayers are with those injured.

Here is the story from the local newspaper site: http://www.forsythnews.com/news/article/2443/

3 comments:

mq01 said...

my thoughts are with them...
personally this is the very reason why i prefer solo or small groups. im always sad to hear when someone is hurt...

Torch said...

I sure hate to hear stories like that, but we sure seems to hear a lot of them lately. Maybe we need to take a closer look at the planning of these rides? My prayers are with them.

Ride on,
Torch

Mr. Motorcycle said...

Maybe better riding skills could have helped prevent this from happening. All too often, I see newbies on these large runs. I know we all have to start somewhere, sometime, and we all make mistakes. Just a shame it had to happen.