Sunday Ride & Why we wear helmets
alisch80 at mchsi.com
Mon Aug 13 12:11:30 PDT 2007
>>They were on a Harley and turned left in front of a car.
That's unusual (the turning left part). Normally happens the other way
Art in DM
scapco at ecentral.com wrote:
> I was going to go dirt biking this weekend, but due to a
> rather nasty case of food poisoning I got Friday (Thank you
> McDonalds for the case of McSh*ts) I spent most of Friday
> night and part of Saturday in the McBathroom instead.
> Sunday I was still a bit queasy so I decided to take the
> Geeper for a mountian ride. I have finally got the knife
> out of my neck from the combination of my early season long
> ride and the Fandango and it felt good to get out again. I
> slabbed it up scenic I-70, and through the Eisenhower
> tunnel to Vail where I stopped for gas. Just outside of
> Vail I turned south and took US24 towards Leadville riding
> past my favorite camp spot at Homestake and past Camp Hale,
> where the remaining survivors from the 10th Mountain
> Division held their last convention the previous weekend.
> I took a loop through Leadville and stopped at a Subway
> where I had a nice conversation with 4 retired couples on
> bikes from Las Cruces NM.
> After lunch, I rode over Freemont Pass and past the giant
> Climax molybendum mine which is slowly awaking from a 20
> year sleep and going back into production soon. I rode
> past Copper Mountain ski area and into Silverthorne where I
> turned south again and went past Keystone and A-Basin ski
> areas and over Loveland Pass and down to Georgetown where I
> hit the inevitable Sunday rush back to Denver from the
> mountains. I got in 274 miles and had nice weather the
> whole ride.
> On a more serious note, a lady from California was killed
> and her husband seriously injured last Friday right by my
> office. They were on a Harley and turned left in front of
> a car. One of the guys I work with was right behind them
> and tried to perform CPR, but she was dead from massive
> head injuries. He told me they were both wearing boots and
> jackets, but no helmets. I will never understand not
> wearing helmets, it just makes no sense.
> Charles S.- Who is now eating another McDonalds salad. ;-)
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