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Posted on 09/05/2006 1:05:12 PM PDT by martin_fierro
Motorcycle safety instructor hospitalized after crash
Tuesday, September 05, 2006 By DAVID KERN, Columbian staff writer
Andrew Henry, still in critical condition Monday.
A Vancouver man who teaches safe motorcycle riding remained in critical condition Monday from a Saturday morning motorcycle crash.
Andrew M. Henry, 37, suffered multiple injuries, but Southwest Washington Medical Center officials declined to provide details, citing federal medical privacy laws.
Two photographs of Henry were published on page A10 of Sunday's Columbian. They showed him coaching riders during a Motorcycle Safety Foundation class. The classes are conducted in Clark County by the Vancouver-Clark Parks and Recreation Department.
Henry was riding his 2001 Honda CBR1000 on Saturday about 11 a.m. when he crashed on state Highway 500 near Interstate 205, said Washington State Patrol Trooper Mike Kesler.
Henry had been traveling southbound on I-205 and was heading onto eastbound Highway 500 when his motorcycle crossed a grass strip separating the onramp from the highway, causing Henry to lose control of the motorcycle. Henry and the motorcycle slid across both eastbound lanes of Highway 500 and crashed into a concrete barrier. Henry left the motorcycle and slid another 10 feet, according to the state patrol's report.
The highway was partially shut down for more than three hours.
The state patrol listed the cause of the accident as excessive speed. The Honda CBR1000 is a powerful sport motorcycle, capable of reaching speeds near 200 mph, according to several Internet sites.
Henry is a paid, part-time instructor, said Kim Cederholm, recreation coordinator for Vancouver-Clark parks. He teaches several motorcycle safety classes each month, she said. He was hired in June 2005, she added.
"He is a very good instructor, and that is news that was a shock to us," Cederholm said. "We've received nothing but positive feedback on his instruction."
"We're very saddened, and our thoughts are going out to his family," Cederholm added.
According to the initial state patrol report, Henry suffered a broken pelvis and ribs, and his left arm was nearly severed. He also suffered a brain hemorrhage and internal bleeding.
Andrew Henry, still in critical condition Monday.
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Lesbians against Bush! Good one!
Another crash news story from today......
"Chopper Builder Involved In Fatal Crash"
Before anyone starts chiming in on how dangerous motorcycles are, let me tell you all something.
I haven't posted on FR for three weeks because I have been injured and I just now got up and around.
How did I get injured you ask? I cut off two toes because I decided to mow the lawn. I tripped and, well, my foot went under.
Yes they are dangerous, but so is everything else....
Billy Lane plowed into a motorcyclist with his pickup while passing two other Vehicles!!? THAT is the definition of irony!
I lost four fingers FReeping.
You don't wanna know.
No. 2001 CBR1000? Hell no.
Rode the Missouri winery roads, in St. Charles, MO, yesterday...best day of the year so far for riding...79 degrees with blue skies and puffy clouds.
Or hit deisel fuel or other road surface issue. That has caused more than one MC accident
Interesting. Strangely, I'm pretty sure (okay, positive) there is no such thing as a 2001 CBR1000. If memory serves, Honda's liter-bike was either a CBR900 or CBR929 that year. The CBR1000 entered the scene in 2004 or 2005. No biggie, but I just wonder why that sort of detail would be incorrect, since they 'mostly' got the model correct.
Also, in the inaccuracy department, the logarithmic nature of aerodynamics prohibit all but HEAVILY modified sportbikes to reach 200 mph. Mazazines have built up current liter-bikes with turbos and nitrous injection and still failed to reach 200. The wind resistance above 150, 160 or 170 mph becomes logarithmically higher, such that even 1000cc race replicas with 180+ horsepower don't reach 200 mph. From personal experience, on one of the most powerful such bikes available, 2006 R1LE, with the front straight at Heartland Park Topeka, we were typically reaching 160 - 165 before the braking zone... tucked in as tightly as possible, and it still feels like Hulk Hogan has you in a headlock, and is pulling you backwards. Needless to say, sitting up into that wind *at* the braking point dramatically increases braking forces. (like a leaf thrown out of a moving car) Soooo, "200 mph" is quite a stretch to the story.
Ah-ha! Hubby was one of the Americans who ordered the first available FJR's sight unseen, so I am well aware of that type of mental illness! LOL!!!
And yeah -- I know about how those mags exaggerate speeds. Hubby gets irritated by that stuff because then other people who don't know jack go around quoting it as if it were fact. I had sent him the article just to get his reaction. What amazes me is that when someone is killed on a sportbike and the authorities say it was "excessive speed" it's automatically assumed that they had the bike completely wound up. Ecessive speed could be 10 mph over the speed limit.
Well, you'll never play the piano....
That CBX on your profile looks great.
I ride a 2005 FJR ABS!
Sorry about your injury. BTW, you're NOT my huckleberry. Hope you're up and riding soon.
This bike does not have 200HP. The FACTORY American Honda racebike based on this cranks out 215HP!
BTW, all reports I have seen indicate the 2006 model to have about 160HP. Yeah, it's still a lot. Regardless, I remember when factory street-based racebikes were at 165HP. Them were the days. ;)
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