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Motorcyclist dies after crashing at nearly 300 Mph
Yahoo! ^ | 7/15/12 | Dave Sherwood

Posted on 07/15/2013 4:09:59 AM PDT by DemforBush

BOWDOINHAM, Maine (Reuters) - A Florida motorcyclist known as the "fastest man on two wheels," died Sunday after crashing at just under 300 miles per hour while trying to break his own record for the fastest speed on a conventional motorcycle in a time trial in Limestone, Maine...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: motorcycle; obituary
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Wow. Just wow.
1 posted on 07/15/2013 4:09:59 AM PDT by DemforBush
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To: DemforBush
A Florida motorcyclist known as the "fastest man on two wheels,"

Now he is known as "Art."

2 posted on 07/15/2013 4:12:25 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: DemforBush

I guess he got what he was looking for.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 4:13:48 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: DemforBush

I was stationed at Loring AFB during the 60’s and wouldn’t have thought that runway was long enough for that kind of run on a bike. RIP


4 posted on 07/15/2013 4:16:01 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: DemforBush
died Sunday after crashing at just under 300 miles per hour

Well, yes. One would.

Sad for his family and friends.

5 posted on 07/15/2013 4:18:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: DemforBush

He’s with Burt Monroe and Rollie Free now.


6 posted on 07/15/2013 4:19:29 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I'm so conservative I won't even wear progressive bifocals.)
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To: DemforBush
There is an annual event at Goliad, Texas like that.
7 posted on 07/15/2013 4:23:17 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: CrazyIvan

How do you bury vapor ?


8 posted on 07/15/2013 4:25:07 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: dfwgator

:-)


9 posted on 07/15/2013 4:30:04 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: DemforBush

One morning on the way to work, I happened on an accident. A boy, student at the nearby high school was breathing his last breaths, laying face down in a small stream.

He rode his motorcycle to school every morning and counted coup on the cars he passed. On this morning he did not meet his standard. He told friends he was going back home and start again to better his record.

On his way home he struck a car that pulled out into his path. He flew over the car, across the road and hit a culvert wingwall with his face.


10 posted on 07/15/2013 4:35:34 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: DemforBush; martin_fierro

Before . . .
11 posted on 07/15/2013 4:37:09 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: FrankR

I watched a video of a run he made even faster and was surprised at how quick he got to speed. It was only about 30 seconds from a dead stop to 300+ mph.


12 posted on 07/15/2013 4:37:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FrankR

My Dad was stationed there in 58-59. Worked on the B-52s. AEMS(?). Was about 3 at the time. Remember living in a rented house off base. It was in a small “town” that consisted of a crossroad bar and a few homes.

Moved from there to K I Sawyer in the UP the summer of 60 and stayed there until 1973.


13 posted on 07/15/2013 4:40:58 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: bert
On his way home he struck a car that pulled out into his path. He flew over the car, across the road and hit a culvert wingwall with his face.

Was he helmeted?

14 posted on 07/15/2013 4:42:05 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: BraveMan
Throw a plastic bubble over the passenger compartment, and you have a great, all-weather commuter vehicle. Or add another wheel, and you have a more stable trike.

Actually, I read in Car & Driver of a company that is finally doing this. It's an extremely aerodynamic trike. Estimated mileage? 300 mpg.

15 posted on 07/15/2013 4:42:41 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Zhang Fei

Yes


16 posted on 07/15/2013 4:43:03 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: DemforBush

I remember reading the account of an attempt to set a land-speed record in an automobile on Germnay’s autobahn back in the thirties. The German guy, Carrraciola, who achieved a speed of about 268 mph said he could hardly make out anything off the road at that speed. I can’t imagine what it would be like on a motorcycle.


17 posted on 07/15/2013 4:46:40 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: DemforBush
Warner was trying to reach 300 miles per hour in less than a mile but crashed at around the 4,000 foot line, officials said.

Race director Tim Kelly said local authorities were investigating the incident. "Something occurred and he lost control of the vehicle. That's all we know right now," he said.

18 posted on 07/15/2013 4:51:05 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: BraveMan

What kind of bike is this ?


19 posted on 07/15/2013 4:58:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

http://thekneeslider.com/lit-motors-c1-self-balancing-fully-enclosed-electric-motorcycle/

Electric motorcycle, enclosed, gyroscopically stabilized.


20 posted on 07/15/2013 5:01:53 AM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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To: DemforBush

..bike veered right, went off course, he was thrown 40 ft in the air close to 100 yds...was conscious and communicating on way to hospital but later passed......

RIP Mr Warner


21 posted on 07/15/2013 5:02:48 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

According to the article it is a “modified, turbo-charged Suzuki Hayabusa”.


22 posted on 07/15/2013 5:07:26 AM PDT by BraveMan
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To: knarf

Squeegee, ziploc baggie.


23 posted on 07/15/2013 5:31:48 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
Throw a plastic bubble over the passenger compartment, and you have a great, all-weather commuter vehicle.

You should look up the Monotracer. It's exactly that.

24 posted on 07/15/2013 6:12:00 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: DemforBush

another life just wasted...


25 posted on 07/15/2013 6:13:28 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Doogle

Thank you for posting a sensible and tasteful comment. He wasn’t a maniac or a moron, he was doing this in a controlled environment. He knew there could be risks involved, as did everyone else participating. Some of us need a little more excitement in life than can found sitting on a couch watching other people do things on TV, or posting ignorant and tasteless comments in a thread like this.


26 posted on 07/15/2013 6:42:48 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: DemforBush

Have seen Top Fuel bikes run 260 in the quarter-mile

with the front wheel off the ground half the track.

Just guessing he had something break on that run.

Heard a driver say once they aren`t very hard to drive

when they are right.

RIP


27 posted on 07/15/2013 6:44:25 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: DemforBush

“Hold mah beer n’ watch this....”


28 posted on 07/15/2013 6:46:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: DemforBush

Yikes. RIP.


29 posted on 07/15/2013 6:51:00 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: DemforBush
Race director Tim Kelly said local authorities were investigating the incident. "Something occurred and he lost control of the vehicle. That's all we know right now," he said.

At that speed, even hitting an insect would probably feel like being shot.

30 posted on 07/15/2013 6:57:00 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: onedoug

He was texting at the time of the accident. “Almost to 300...”


31 posted on 07/15/2013 6:57:12 AM PDT by conservaterian (Time for a CONSERVATIVE party, but no, if we do that the libs will win !)
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To: -YYZ-

This guy lived about 10 miles from me.


32 posted on 07/15/2013 7:06:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PGR88
At that speed, even hitting an insect would probably feel like being shot.

I've surpassed 164 on my bike, and cannot fathom nearing 300. At 150+, any tiny deviation from perfect is a mountain. A piece of pea gravel, a fly, a small bump in the road all have major ramifications. We were in a reasonably controlled environment and it was still somewhat unnerving.

33 posted on 07/15/2013 7:15:33 AM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: DemforBush

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEmPg9rcKss


34 posted on 07/15/2013 7:42:18 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: BraveMan

Take note of those sponsors, because every one of them has some blood on its hands.


35 posted on 07/15/2013 7:44:46 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: Romulus

Yeah its a shame people must push the envelope of their own free will


36 posted on 07/15/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: PGR88
At that speed, even hitting an insect would probably feel like being shot.

Prob why he attempted this in Maine, down south hitting a June Bug would like being shot with a .45

Prime South Carolina June Bug


37 posted on 07/15/2013 8:22:02 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: fabian
another life just wasted...

Hardly. Every death id regrettable, but everybody dies. He wasn't sitting around eating potato chips all day on his sofa. I'm not sure what the fellow did in his day job, but given the sponsorships he had on his bike, it doesn't look like he was just a layabout. Folks who do this kind of thing are pushing engineering knowledge. I'm sure that much was learned in the process of developing his cycle.

Just because someone is taking risks, and pushing envelopes doesn't mean they are stupid.

38 posted on 07/15/2013 8:43:31 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Tax-chick
When they do stuff like this, they are pretty armored up. Surprisingly, it's possible for at least some of them to survive crashes at pretty high speeds:

In a previous event, a female rider had fallen from her bike at 211 mph, but survived with only minor injuries.

I wouldn't have thought it possible to survive a fall from a bike at 211 mph with minor injuries.

39 posted on 07/15/2013 8:46:08 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Romulus
Take note of those sponsors, because every one of them has some blood on its hands.

Do you say the same thing about sponsors of NASCAR?

 

40 posted on 07/15/2013 8:46:41 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: zeugma

Well, I think it is stupid to push the limits on a motorcycle like that and he did not have to die. There are many other more reputable ways to make a great living that do not put your life in jeopardy, especially if one has a family! It is tragic enough for our war heroes to die and leave family, but for people like this it is totally avoidable. And no, couch potato is not the other reasonable alternative, so don’t give me that bs.


41 posted on 07/15/2013 9:00:52 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: BraveMan; DemforBush

...After. < |:(~

42 posted on 07/15/2013 9:21:46 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

It is a relatively free country. He was doing what he wanted to do. He’s dead. So?


43 posted on 07/15/2013 9:26:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: carriage_hill

Power washer.


44 posted on 07/15/2013 9:29:35 AM PDT by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off. -786 +969)
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To: dfwgator

If he took his dog along, they could call him spot.


45 posted on 07/15/2013 9:32:40 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: Jeff Winston

That’s astounding.


46 posted on 07/15/2013 9:35:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: fabian
Well, I think it is stupid to push the limits on a motorcycle like that and he did not have to die. There are many other more reputable ways to make a great living that do not put your life in jeopardy, especially if one has a family! It is tragic enough for our war heroes to die and leave family, but for people like this it is totally avoidable. And no, couch potato is not the other reasonable alternative, so don’t give me that bs.

I'm so glad we've found an aribter of exactly what exactly a reputable way of making one's living is.

There are a lot of dangerous things in this world. The most dangerous job in America is that of a fisherman.

Personally, I think there are much worse things one can do with one's life than pushing the envelopes of engineering.

47 posted on 07/15/2013 10:18:19 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Jeff Winston

“I wouldn’t have thought it possible to survive a fall from a bike at 211 mph with minor injuries.”

As long as you don’t slide into anything solid (tree, barrier, wall, rock, etc), and you’re wearing proper gear (heavy leather, some body armor, etc), it’s quite possible to come off a bike at that speed with relatively minor injuries. Actually, sliding on the hard surfaces aren’t so bad, it’s when you hit something softer, like grass or a gravel trap, and part of your body digs in and starts you tumbling violently that you get a lot of injuries to the extremities. Falling on the street tends to be much less forgiving, since there is almost always something solid to slide in to, or get run over by.


48 posted on 07/15/2013 10:41:51 AM PDT by -YYZ- (Strong like bull, smart like tractor.)
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To: DemforBush

The laws of Physics are unmerciful


49 posted on 07/15/2013 10:49:54 AM PDT by windsorknot (>>>)
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To: CodeToad

1,500psi or higher. LOL.


50 posted on 07/15/2013 12:05:59 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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