My Gym Buddy Killed in Horrific Accident This Morning

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    Sep 28, 2012 11:20 PM GMT


    The guy I've worked out with side by side for the past year was killed early this morning on his motorcycle. They don't know what caused the accident yet, but he flipped over the guardrail and fell 38 feet to his death. It was just a couple of weeks ago I was trying on his helmet and jokingly told him he had a fat head as I spun his helmet completely around my head. It feels very strange to see that same helmet lying on the pavement in this news clip.

    If you ride a motorcycle or have a loved one who does, please use extreme caution because this is just a horrible way to go.
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    Sep 29, 2012 12:54 AM GMT
    My deepest condolences to you and his family. I hope that people can at least learn from this to be more careful for their own sake.
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    im sorry to hear that.
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:19 AM GMT
    *hugs* My deepest heartfelt condolences to you and his family!!
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    Sep 29, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. Yeah, he was a great guy. He was a powerlifter and was setting all kinds of lifting records at the gym. He was squating 625lbs, and just the other day he was pressing over 400lbs on fucking military presses! He was the strongest person I've ever known. But he was probably about 250lbs, so he didn't have a chance falling 38 feet. I think the fall is what bothers me the most....just knowing he had that long fall to think about his death. Just crushes me to think about.
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    Oh man, that sucks...as a full time motorcyclist, it kinda hits hard when you see a fallen fellow rider...when he's a fellow lifter too, double hard. Hope your dealing alright.
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    Sep 29, 2012 2:27 AM GMT

    *hugs Scruffy*

    *grief*
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    Sep 29, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Sad when somebody good, somebody we like or love - passes. Condolences to you, his family & other friends.

    I've stayed away from motorcycles because I've known a number of guys who were killed while riding them - and in each case I know of - it wasn't the rider's fault. Sad.
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:32 AM GMT
    omg

    I'm sorry for your loss. Godspeed
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    Oh jeez... So sorry to hear. icon_neutral.gif My condolences.
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    Sep 29, 2012 6:49 AM GMT
    It's heart breaking when someone you know is taken away in an instant ... one minute they are there and the next they are not ... my heart goes out to you Scruffy ... peace be with you
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    Sep 29, 2012 7:05 AM GMT
    Three weeks after my friend from when we were teenagers was consoling me on the loss of my Mother, her first born son, 27 years old, died in a violent car crash. Took the police two days to find him - in a wooded area - 100 feet from his car.



    It is so difficult to accept, on an emotional level, that nothing lasts forever.
    And it is so difficult to tell the ones we love just how much...
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    Sep 29, 2012 8:49 AM GMT
    I'm so sorry Scruffypup. To see the helmet again must be really weird knowing your friend is gone.
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    Sep 29, 2012 8:51 AM GMT
    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that Scruffypup. I'm a rider, too, and I know there's a risk when I'm out on the road, but one kinda hopes that with enough caution it won't happen. Sometimes caution isn't enough though. Hurts when it hits that close to home. My condolences.
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:03 AM GMT
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    The guy I've worked out with side by side for the past year was killed early this morning on his motorcycle. They don't know what caused the accident yet, but he flipped over the guardrail and fell 38 feet to his death. It was just a couple of weeks ago I was trying on his helmet and jokingly told him he had a fat head as I spun his helmet completely around my head. It feels very strange to see that same helmet lying on the pavement in this news clip.

    If you ride a motorcycle or have a loved one who does, please use extreme caution because this is just a horrible way to go.


    Jesus. I'm sorry.
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:03 AM GMT
    Adobe sucks. It's fucking freezing up my computer and the video crashed (no pun intended).

    Anyhow, that's horrible. Thoughts go out to you. Repeating what DryPin said above, yes I can imagine being a biker is a HUGE risk and everyone around needs to use extra awareness and caution when one is in the vicinity. I remember cutting off a biker on accident and getting to the light seeing him flicking me off in my rearview mirror. I didn't even see the guy.

    Just speaking in relative terms here, but I could never feel at ease riding a bike unless it was like a 30 mph boulevard on the beach or something. I was in about 6 collisions throughout my life, and all were caused by another driver's error (2 while with my parents, 2 bymyself, 2 with me into street signs). I walked away with minor lingering injuries, but if you're on a bike, all it takes is that 1 error...
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:32 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear that mate...wish you all the best! icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 29, 2012 9:58 AM GMT
    So sorry my friend.
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    Sep 29, 2012 10:07 AM GMT
    So sorry to hear this, that's really really tragic.
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    Sep 29, 2012 10:14 AM GMT
    I am very sorry for your loss! I hope you are seeking the support of friends, people whose values you respect.
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:25 AM GMT
    Horrible news.

    4:00 a.m.? Let us know what the autopsy reveals.

    And for what it's worth, plunging 38 ft at high velocity makes for a quick and painless death. He probably didn't know what hit him.
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:33 AM GMT
    So sorry for your loss
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:35 AM GMT
    Dayumn, sucks.

    Condolences.

    I hope they find out what caused him to loose control on the overpass- sounds fishy.
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:40 AM GMT
    This is sad news. Thinking of you.
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    Sep 29, 2012 11:40 AM GMT
    Doesn't matter the why...the where....my friend is gone.

    *big hugs* Scruffy.