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post #1 of 14 Old 10-19-2003, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

Friday night John and his passenger were killed when a truck pulled out in front of them.

Just 5minutes earlier he was bumming a helmet to take his friend for a ride. We had talked several times about our blades and what he wanted to do to it. This really sucks! I didn't know him that well, but when your talking to a guy one minute, and he's dead the next, is just so.......depressing.

I don't know, this is the third rider that I knew to be killed this season. The only thing they really had in common was I think they were all new to sportbikes. I sometimes don't even want to get to know the newbies that come out.

I've been riding 'sportbikes' about ten years and this is the worst year for deaths that I and others can ever remember.

I don't know, I guess we all know the risk's involved when getting on a motorcycle, it just sucks when this happens.

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Sorry to hear... and I'm sorry to say that I can't remember a time with more accidents/fatalities than in the past month
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That's terrible. Just these last two weeks have been worse then anything. People are getting antsy with the season coming to an end.
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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

Sorry to hear the news roadrunner. Seems to be an inordinate number of deaths lately - maybe it's because there is a lot more exposure to this sort of news through the forum? At any rate, RIP Jonathan Mifflin.
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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

Very sad.

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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

God that sucks.

I saw that on the news and didn't for a second think that it could have been someone you knew. Condolences.

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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

One of my riding buddies just bought it about 5 days ago. Im going to go buy and drop of a card for his family today. He was only 25. There have been a lot of deaths laltely on other boards too. I was out riding last night with this girl that rides with me a lot and she wanted me to go fast out in the country....and i just couldnt... i wasnt that far from my riding buddies familes house, and i was thinking of all the deaths. Godspeed to your friend.
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Sorry to hear about your friend!
My thoughts and wishes are with his family!

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Bacchus : Seems to be an inordinate number of deaths lately - maybe it's because there is a lot more exposure to this sort of news through the forum? At any rate, RIP Jonathan Mifflin.
I think thats it.....a sort of Kevin Bacon Cancer Cluster Phenomena......

Anyway...sorry to hear about your friend....

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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

Very sad. I really want my son to buy a bike so we can go riding together, and he wants to also, but I've actually been finding myself talking him out of it just to keep him safe. I trust my own riding skills and general on-bike paranoia, but having him out on the streets with all the idiot cagers makes me nervous as hell.
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Re: RIP Jonathan Mifflin

Sorry to hear roadrunner. There have been way to many deaths here reciently. Between this forum and another forum that i frequent(which will remain unnamed) there have been like 5 or 6 deaths in the last two weeks. It is a shame, it really is. I hape everyone out there learns from all this.
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My condolences roadrunner. * I know from where you speak. *Keep the faith...
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bwhip : I really want my son to buy a bike so we can go riding together, and he wants to also, but I've actually been finding myself talking him out of it just to keep him safe.
I totally understand where you're coming from whip, but you can't shelter a child forever. Life is just too short as it is. If you do decide to share your love for motorcycling with him, just make sure (which I know you would) to get him started right with all of the experience you have acquired over the years. Go for it dude!
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Bacchus : I totally understand where you're coming from whip, but you can't shelter a child forever. *Life is just too short as it is. *If you do decide to share your love for motorcycling with him, just make sure (which I know you would) to get him started right with all of the experience you have acquired over the years. * * Go for it dude!
He just took the motorcycle riding beginner class offered by our state DMV - all day today, yesterday, and Friday evening. He's ridden before - we had trail bikes about 6 years ago, but it's been a while. When he got home today he took his first ride on the 'Blade. I was nervous, but he did just fine. He said he never got it over 40 MPH * in his 5 minute cruise around the neighborhood, but he was blown away by it. The first thing he said when he got back was 'It doesn't feel like a motorcycle - it feels like an extension of my body. It's so easy to ride, shift, turn! Unbelievable! '
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