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    Please keep the family of George Pruitt in your thoughts and prayers. Mr. Pruitt was a local and long time rider in my hometown and was tragically killed as the result of a cager not paying attention. He was waiting to turn into his road, where only lived a couple hundred yards up from the road entrance, on his Ultra Classic--with signal on, when a guy in a full size Dodge pick-up struck him from behind @ an estimated 60 mph. He said he never seen him sitting in the road, which was a straight away, until he struck the bike. Very tragic for his family for as I said he was only a couple of hundred yards from his home where most of his family was outside in the yard. Please keep them in your prayers

    I helped work this wreck which was our 2nd motorcycle involved wreck in 2 weeks but this one was fatal. Guys if you read this please check your mirrors as you come to a road to turn into. I know, we all do this, but over time we get very comfortable in our own towns and areas as we travel these roads daily and may sometimes forget to check behind us for someone traveling to close or texting or looking off at someone mowing or whatever! I just ask that we all re-teach ourselves the basics and not get to comfortable, take different routes home and to work to keep from getting so comfortable. I know there are several riders including me and wife and several from our area headed to Panama in about a month so be careful and keep your eyes open and looking for THEM because they are not looking for us!
    It's not really about where we are going, but it's all about how we get there, 2 wheels and rubber side down!
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    Truly a sad situation...thanks for the reminder and prayers sent.

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    I hate to hear sad news like this, thoughts and prayers sent your way. Makes me wonder if the cager truly did not see him or was he distracted by something, like texting on a cell phone. States can not pass texting laws fast enough for their own safety and safety of others, esp bikers.
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    Sorry to hear that.....I agree that the cell phone laws cant get passed quick enough as well

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    Default sorry to hear about such a tragic event most especially so close to his home....

    Quote Originally Posted by G8MCCC View Post
    Please keep the family of George Pruitt in your thoughts and prayers. Mr. Pruitt was a local and long time rider in my hometown and was tragically killed as the result of a cager not paying attention. He was waiting to turn into his road, where only lived a couple hundred yards up from the road entrance, on his Ultra Classic--with signal on, when a guy in a full size Dodge pick-up struck him from behind @ an estimated 60 mph. He said he never seen him sitting in the road, which was a straight away, until he struck the bike. Very tragic for his family for as I said he was only a couple of hundred yards from his home where most of his family was outside in the yard. Please keep them in your prayers

    I helped work this wreck which was our 2nd motorcycle involved wreck in 2 weeks but this one was fatal. Guys if you read this please check your mirrors as you come to a road to turn into. I know, we all do this, but over time we get very comfortable in our own towns and areas as we travel these roads daily and may sometimes forget to check behind us for someone traveling to close or texting or looking off at someone mowing or whatever! I just ask that we all re-teach ourselves the basics and not get to comfortable, take different routes home and to work to keep from getting so comfortable. I know there are several riders including me and wife and several from our area headed to Panama in about a month so be careful and keep your eyes open and looking for THEM because they are not looking for us!
    and horrific to think his family was outside in the yard when George was killed. BE VIGILANT ON CHECKING THOSE MIRRORS, constantly. the Human condition is fragile enough without adding distracted drivers into the equation. RIP to George and condolences to his family.Not a matter of if BUT WHEN!!!
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    Prayers and condolences to the family and friends.....RIP
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    God speed and prayer to his family. It always effects us all to hear about another one of us of us being lost, Smitt
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    The same damn thing just happened to a friend of mine. Sold him my 1300R last year and he has been riding all the time. Last week he was at a stop light in town, when somebody dosed off in the afternoon rear ending him. Fortunately, he came out of it with "only" a broken ankle, upcoming surgery, and a totaled VTX.
    Hearing of this more and more as of late.....

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    Very sad to hear this type of story.Gods blessings to his family to help them through this rough period in their life.Public Awareness of bikes has to be stressed by states along with the texting and cell phone while driving laws enacted and enforced.

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    My condolences to the family. It is sad that there are so many barely competent to drive/careless cagers out there that were granted driver licenses.

    RIP, Mr. Pruitt.

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    Thank you guys much for the thoughts and prayers and I will relay them across my community and to George's family.

    Since working a motorcycle involved wreck last year I have wanted to have some type of AWARENESS ride or community program in my area. If any of you do this or have attended one I'll take any pointers I can get to help us save a life. We do several rides each year and for the most part everyone double checks on the safety aspect before we leave out but bikers are already aware of the dangers out there to us, it's the cagers that dont have a bike or a family member with a bike that needs the awareness alert. We really need to figure out how to get those people to a state of awareness that they have never even thought about! Anyway I dont want to hy-jack my own post about it but it needs to talked about daily to keep the awareness up.

    Thanks again fellows and be safe!
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    Default Sorry to hear that...

    and thanks for refocusing us just as most of us are starting our riding season. It's a reminder for me to get a tripple wammey brake, tail light and turn signals installed on my bike. Every little bit helps.

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    Very Traggic, No Excuse.

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    Folks, it's not just because we're on bikes. A couple of weeks ago I almost got rear ended in my car by a damned teenager who was reading a text. The only reason I didn't get rear ended is because when he came up on me I noticed the driver behind was a teenager so I increased my following distance to the car in front of me. When the car in front started to slow for a turn I put on the brakes and immediately checked my mirror to make sure the kid was also slowing. He wasn't and I could see he wasn't because his left hand was holding is f*&^king cell phone on the top of his steering wheel and he was reading a text. So I held down my horn button until I got the deer-in-the-headlights look out of the kid and he hit the brakes (BTW - that trick works on bikes also).

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    I have been placing some sort of awareness/educational stickers in the bumpers of my cars. Not sure if such thing would help cagers .
    Last edited by WherezTheX; 04-01-2012 at 11:15 AM.

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    I breaks my heart to hear this stuff, God bless the family and all those who knew him. Pay attention people.......... no need for this not paying attention crap! It doesnt cost anything to be aware out there, man this makes my blood boil!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Very sorry to hear these things..... Up here, I have found that ever since they passed a law to banish the possibility to talk on the cell phone while driving, it is 10 times worst cause now people text and really aren't paying attention ahead.... How many times have I seen people drive with their knees cause they text with both hands Sure hope they'll come up with something to cure this.... Like a gps sensitive phone that disables texting when moving......

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    Prayers and condolences to the family

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    My condolences to the family and freinds
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    ..condolences offered to family and friends..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger45 View Post
    and thanks for refocusing us just as most of us are starting our riding season. It's a reminder for me to get a tripple wammey brake, tail light and turn signals installed on my bike. Every little bit helps.
    I come in from working the wreck that night @ 11pm

    and got on DLP and ordered a lightbar and the Kuryakyn Triple Whammy Run-Turn Brake Light kit! Dont know that it will get everyones or anyones attention but I thought after the wreck and seeing George's Ultra laying in the highway, heck he was lit up front and rear and it happened to him...... I need something to bring some attention to my bike.


    We took a little ride after church today and we all kept trying to look behind us when we were stopping and checking out all the little side roads we were coming up on. Stay active in your ride, check your mirrors very frequently and never focus on things too long in front of you, keep your eyes moving.
    It's not really about where we are going, but it's all about how we get there, 2 wheels and rubber side down!
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    Very sorry to hear about your friend. Intersections and stopping in the middle of the road to turn left are among my top fears when riding.

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    In my opinion, that was murder, pure and simple. And the killer won't spend a day locked up.
    "Distracted" driving is now killing more folks that DWI.

    It HAS TO STOP.


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    My condolences and prayers to his family. And prayers to all of us riders!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium-X View Post
    Very sorry to hear about your friend.
    Intersections and stopping in the middle of the road to turn left are among my top fears when riding.

    A blind hill of what's coming 70mph on two lane county road makes it too risky
    to turn left across lanes into shop driveway at times.
    I exit to the right shoulder as if turning right that doesn't effect their speed.
    Still rolling, turn left into driveway, when opposing packs have cleared works well.

    Other times, rolling into left on-coming lane to turn left works with packs behind and no one
    approaching. I think it was termed the Farmer Left, when tractors needed to turn left.
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    I always stay close to the yellow when making left turns, slow gradually, and flash the brake light repeatedly before coming to a stop if someone is following me. Also put both feet down as it will make a larger/wider silhouete for cagers to see. I feel this will give people more opportunity to see me and react by going onto the shoulder to avoid me if necessary. Prayers go out his family/friends.

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    Adding prayers to the family............

    Being rear ended is my greatest fear about being on 2 and 4 wheels.
    A few years ago I was sitting at a light in the lane next to a guy that got rear ended. It wasn't bad just hard enough to knock him over.

    The cagers are getting worse and worse all the time.

    I saw a guy cross 3 lanes last week because he was using his Ipad while he was driving and wasn't paying attention.

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    My condolences to his family.

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