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Rider killed on Climb to Kaiser(4 posts)

Rider killed on Climb to KaiserStraightblock
Jul 27, 2003 5:42 AM
http://www.fresnobee.com/local/story/7199523p-8127930c.html

I had ridden the Tollhouse Century, held in conjunction with the Kaiser ride, and was unaware of the accident before I saw the late news. A sad end to what for me had been a good day.
Doug...didn't you do this ride???biknben
Jul 27, 2003 8:10 AM
Very unfortunate. Unless there was some type of mechanical problem, it was probably an error in judgement that cost the rider his life. That is sad.

The driver involved seems to have done no wrong. Of course, the CHP jump to assign blame and then question whether the ride should take place in the future. Hopefully, that narrow vision will not continue. I doubt he shows up to every accident scene questioning whether we should be allowed to drive cars.
Doug...didn't you do this ride???lemmy999
Jul 27, 2003 6:44 PM
I ride motorcycles in the mountains around TN and on some of the roads I see lots of coal trucks. If I am by myself and I am in the middle of nowhere, I am sure any accident with a coal truck would always be listed as my fault since the truck driver would be the only surviving witness. It is not impossible the same could apply here. I didn't notice in the article if there was anyone else around when the accident happened.
yes, didn't know about it until this morningDougSloan
Jul 27, 2003 8:10 PM
It's a real shame. There are some treacherous descents, but people are repeatly warned about them.

I did a separate write-up.

Doug