Multi-motorcycle crash on I-90 ties u...

Multi-motorcycle crash on I-90 ties up traffic

There are 17 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 3, 2009, titled Multi-motorcycle crash on I-90 ties up traffic. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Traffic is moving again on Interstate 90 near Stoughton after five motorcycles crashed this morning.

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Frank Lee

United States

#1 Jul 3, 2009
Ride in a tight cluster like that in a car and it's called TAILGATING.

Seems everyone forgot the safe following distance rules???
a mom

United States

#3 Jul 4, 2009
They were all probably on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota or on a fund raiser of some sort. They usually do that for children but who knows. Yes they do drive in clusters but that is so they can talk to each other over the noise of the bikes. Hopefully no fatalities.
Das Schmecht

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Jul 4, 2009
inexcusable...
Fein Kost

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jul 4, 2009
Das Schmecht wrote:
inexcusable...
ja die Dummheit.
Tired

Wichita, KS

#6 Jul 4, 2009
Again, news reports lacking pertinent facts, causing lots of speculation. I find it frustrating to read news reports that leave you wondering what happened and why it was even printed.
Mort

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jul 4, 2009
Tired wrote:
Again, news reports lacking pertinent facts, causing lots of speculation. I find it frustrating to read news reports that leave you wondering what happened and why it was even printed.
What did happen to who, what, when, why and where and sometimes how?
POed

Waconia, MN

#9 Jul 4, 2009
linokid wrote:
<quoted text> Read what you wrote and then put yourself on the highway in danger. I have seen losers here and I am the king
I don't put myself in danger on the highway. I am considerate of other people.
Safe Rider

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jul 4, 2009
There is more information on this site..

http://www.madison.com/tct/news/457154

Conflicting reports on the number of bikes from 25 to 60.

Riding in groups is dangerous, especially when side by side. Maybe law enforcement needs to apply the "following too close" law to these people.

I have been riding for 30 years, and still would not choose to ride as some of these groups do, just asking for trouble.

Wish a quick recovery to all those involved and hope they learn from this.
loud pipes take lives

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Jul 4, 2009
a mom wrote:
They were all probably on their way to Sturgis, South Dakota or on a fund raiser of some sort. They usually do that for children but who knows. Yes they do drive in clusters but that is so they can talk to each other over the noise of the bikes. Hopefully no fatalities.
Soooo, loud pipes take lives?
SunShine

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Jul 4, 2009
POed wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't put myself in danger on the highway. I am considerate of other people.
Yeah, your comments ar SO considerate!

What A Poge!
Client 9

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Jul 4, 2009
POed wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't put myself in danger on the highway. I am considerate of other people.
So that means you never exceed the posted speed limit? As that is set for a safe limit for that particular roadway, and you slow down in inclement weather as the speed limits are set for perfect road conditions.
POed

Waconia, MN

#16 Jul 4, 2009
loud pipes take lives wrote:
<quoted text>
Soooo, loud pipes take lives?
Ironic, isn't it.

Since: Jun 09

Lake Elmo, MN

#17 Jul 5, 2009
They ride in clusters so cars don't cut the group up and cause danger to everyone in the group. If you leave the smallest spot, a car will try to get in it at a very unsafe distance from the rest of the bikes.
40 year rider

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Jul 5, 2009
The Real Whatever wrote:
They ride in clusters so cars don't cut the group up and cause danger to everyone in the group. If you leave the smallest spot, a car will try to get in it at a very unsafe distance from the rest of the bikes.
So what is it then? They ride in groups so they can hear each other over their loud pipes? Or do they ride in groups so they can impede traffic by not leaving room for people to legally pass them? Does "cars try to get in it at a very unsafe distance from the rest of the bikes" mean the same unsafe distance the bikes are riding at? Bikes must obey the SAME traffic laws as cars. Ride like an idiot, die like an idiot. May I take out an insurance policy on you?

Since: Jun 09

Lake Elmo, MN

#19 Jul 5, 2009
40 year rider wrote:
<quoted text>
So what is it then? They ride in groups so they can hear each other over their loud pipes? Or do they ride in groups so they can impede traffic by not leaving room for people to legally pass them? Does "cars try to get in it at a very unsafe distance from the rest of the bikes" mean the same unsafe distance the bikes are riding at? Bikes must obey the SAME traffic laws as cars. Ride like an idiot, die like an idiot. May I take out an insurance policy on you?
Most, including myself, ride in a staggered formation with the standard 2-3 second following distance. Cars are dangerous mixed among the bikes because, they make sudden moves and place themselves too close to the bikes both in front and behind them (less than 2-3 seconds). If you are driving properly on the interstate, a pack of motorcycles of any side shouldn't impede your travel at all.
40 year rider

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jul 5, 2009
The Real Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
Most, including myself, ride in a staggered formation with the standard 2-3 second following distance. Cars are dangerous mixed among the bikes because, they make sudden moves and place themselves too close to the bikes both in front and behind them (less than 2-3 seconds). If you are driving properly on the interstate, a pack of motorcycles of any side shouldn't impede your travel at all.
I haven't noticed cars making sudden moves any more than bikers making sudden moves. I drive both. I have not had an accident in any vehicle. I obey the traffic laws whenever driving. I do not have a problem with a car overtaking me and moving right, it's their legal right. Idiots drive anything. I've seen squids* doing 100 mph on one wheel. I've seen more idiots than I care to remember doing various unbelievable things in cars. These five were obviously not riding safely if they couldn't avoid sparking down the road together.

*squid
noun.
A a reckless dardevil biker who enjoys doing dangerous things. Mostly in shorts and sandals. When you come upon the accident there are arms and legs everywhere.
muskey hunter

Jackson, WI

#21 Jul 5, 2009
Just so everone knows how and why the crash happened, there was a car that was swerving in and out of traffic and cut the one of the leaders off he had to slam on his brakes which in turn made the rest of them hit the breaks some with nowhere to go.

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