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Motorcycle safety instructor hospitalized after crash
columbian.com ^ | Tuesday, September 05, 2006 | DAVID KERN

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.


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Andrew Henry, still in critical condition Monday.

1 posted on 09/05/2006 1:05:13 PM PDT by martin_fierro
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2 posted on 09/05/2006 1:06:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

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3 posted on 09/05/2006 1:39:11 PM PDT by beltfed308 (Nanny Statists are Ameba's.)
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To: martin_fierro

Another crash news story from today......

"Chopper Builder Involved In Fatal Crash"

http://www.local6.com/news/9791096/detail.html


4 posted on 09/05/2006 1:43:24 PM PDT by Cagey
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To: martin_fierro

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....


5 posted on 09/05/2006 1:55:07 PM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (I'm your huckleberry)
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To: martin_fierro
200+ horsepower:


Sounds like he went for a wild ride.


My guess is he overcooked it on the on-ramp. I hope he makes it.
6 posted on 09/05/2006 2:05:33 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: Cagey

Billy Lane plowed into a motorcyclist with his pickup while passing two other Vehicles!!? THAT is the definition of irony!


7 posted on 09/05/2006 2:11:04 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: HOTTIEBOY; BraveMan
Before anyone starts chiming in on how dangerous motorcycles are, let me tell you all something.

I lost four fingers FReeping.

You don't wanna know.

8 posted on 09/05/2006 2:14:03 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
The Honda CBR1000 is a powerful sport motorcycle, capable of reaching speeds near 200 mph

No. 2001 CBR1000? Hell no.

9 posted on 09/05/2006 7:13:07 PM PDT by killjoy (Dirka dirka mohammed jihad! Sherpa sherpa bakalah!)
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To: martin_fierro
Thanks for the ping...

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.

10 posted on 09/05/2006 11:35:17 PM PDT by demsux
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To: BraveMan

Or hit deisel fuel or other road surface issue. That has caused more than one MC accident


11 posted on 09/06/2006 12:53:55 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: Cagey
There was another this weekend. A gentleman I knew both online and IRL died in a MC accident this weekend in southern Utah. Classic geezer making a left turn in front of him. It was on a curve, he never had a chance.

Paul hit the rear quarter panel of the Suburban. Despite being in full gear (full face helmet, gloves, armored riding suit) he died instantly due to a broken neck. Witnesses said the driver who killed him disoriented and not sure what had happened.

Wed AM a group of riders are taking his ashes from Moab up to his home in Colorado. I tried to get off work to be on that run, but it just was not possible.

A while back Paul posted the following on his photo site, quite fitting for him as well: http://rides.webshots.com/photo/376580946/1376602949057211910apmkKe

Those of us who are serious riders know the risks. Somehow that does not make it easier in times like this.
12 posted on 09/06/2006 1:02:51 AM PDT by Starwolf
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To: Starwolf
I'm sorry to hear that, Starwolf.
13 posted on 09/06/2006 3:15:08 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Starwolf
My condolences for the loss of your friend.

Regarding the instructor in this article, I wish I could buy in to your theory of some road hazard being the cause of the accident. As I sit in this chair nursing an aggravated injury of my 3rd & 4th lumbar vertebrae garnered from a high speed get-off some 25 years ago, I am sharply reminded why I no longer ride the rockets.

I apologize for my cynicism. I come by it honestly.
14 posted on 09/06/2006 5:55:08 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: martin_fierro; SFC Chromey
From my hubby:

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.

15 posted on 09/06/2006 6:07:58 AM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: StarCMC
The CBR 1000RR was available in Europe and Canada in 2001, though not in the U.S., so technically your hubby is correct. It is not uncommon for an aficionado to cross the border into Canada to obtain a sought-after model not available in the U.S. Below is a picture of a UK version:



The 200+ horsepower figure I quoted was lifted from a magazine article. That also seems to be a stretch though.

The 200 MPH top speed stated in the article is pure writer embellishment. Apparently 150+ MPH isn't titillating enough for the author.
16 posted on 09/06/2006 7:29:35 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

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.


17 posted on 09/06/2006 8:25:43 AM PDT by StarCMC ("So what was the price to betray us - Judas?" - SGT Mark Russak to Traitor Murtha)
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To: HOTTIEBOY
I cut off two toes because I decided to mow the lawn. I tripped and, well, my foot went under

Well, you'll never play the piano....

That CBX on your profile looks great.

I ride a 2005 FJR ABS!

18 posted on 09/06/2006 6:06:11 PM PDT by Cogadh na Sith (There's an open road from the cradle to the tomb.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Sorry about your injury. BTW, you're NOT my huckleberry. Hope you're up and riding soon.


19 posted on 09/06/2006 6:11:20 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (The most important thing is sincerity. Once you can fake that, everything else is easy.)
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To: BraveMan

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. ;)


20 posted on 09/06/2006 9:33:53 PM PDT by SFC Chromey (We are at war with Islamofascists, now ACT LIKE IT!)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

Hope you have a speedy recovery Hottie. We missed you.


21 posted on 09/07/2006 2:37:44 PM PDT by Auntbee (I have become comfortably numb.)
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To: HOTTIEBOY

So sorry to hear that HB, prayers for a speedy recovery.


22 posted on 09/07/2006 3:06:58 PM PDT by EX52D (Life is a stage, and we are merely players...)
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To: BraveMan

Some idiot cager prolly breathing down his neck, irritated that the bike was going "too slow" up the ramp. He gooses it, and loses it.


23 posted on 09/08/2006 12:22:05 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck
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