Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in W...

Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in Wisconsin

There are 203 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Apr 18, 2010, titled Deadly weekend for motorcyclists in Wisconsin. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Three fatal accidents involving motorcycles were reported Saturday in Wisconsin.

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very sad

Sussex, WI

#171 May 19, 2010
John Q wrote:
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Oh WHAAAAAAAAAA......WHAAAAAAAAAA A.....
What a little BABY!
I'm a big baby ya dou-che-bag...
very sad

Sussex, WI

#172 May 19, 2010
John Q wrote:
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Like the one YOU did before?....
Just making a point that your posts also have errors in them, that you so sadly can't even admit to. So man up and admit I'm right.
Mr R

Minneapolis, MN

#173 May 19, 2010
I think John Q lost. Why? He's a loser!
jct

Minneapolis, MN

#174 May 19, 2010
Geezzz --- you both sound childish...now, back to those helmets!! ;)

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#175 May 19, 2010
jct wrote:
Geezzz --- you both sound childish...now, back to those helmets!! ;)
Agreed.

My husband wears a helmet, but my brother does not. I believe it's a personal choice that should be made by the rider. Some bikers say that they themselves become unsafe drivers with a helmet on because it impedes their hearing and vision a bit. I've seen enough serious head injuries and how they devastated entire families (you think burying a loved one is any less painful than having to diaper and feed that same loved one for the rest of his or her natural life?) to be extraordinarily grateful that my husband chooses to wear a helmet. I love the idea of making the helmet (or brain rag, if one so chooses) more visible and suggested reflective tape to my hubby. He's politely considering it for a time before he says no (lol) but I don't think mandating something reflective on the head is a good idea, again that personal choice thing. Zen
John Q

Milwaukee, WI

#176 May 20, 2010
Mr R wrote:
I think John Q lost. Why? He's a loser!
You may think...But I know for a FACT, you're.
John Q

Milwaukee, WI

#177 May 20, 2010
ZenBirdist wrote:
<quoted text> Agreed.
My husband wears a helmet, but my brother does not. I believe it's a personal choice that should be made by the rider. Some bikers say that they themselves become unsafe drivers with a helmet on because it impedes their hearing and vision a bit. I've seen enough serious head injuries and how they devastated entire families (you think burying a loved one is any less painful than having to diaper and feed that same loved one for the rest of his or her natural life?) to be extraordinarily grateful that my husband chooses to wear a helmet. I love the idea of making the helmet (or brain rag, if one so chooses) more visible and suggested reflective tape to my hubby. He's politely considering it for a time before he says no (lol) but I don't think mandating something reflective on the head is a good idea, again that personal choice thing. Zen
Let me ask you something, have you ever seen a biker come in WITH a helmet on who's CHEST was crushed by the 18 wheeler that ran him over AFTER he went down?

Have you ever seen an auto driver come in WITHOUT a helmet on who died of severe head trauma?
John Q

Milwaukee, WI

#178 May 20, 2010
Oh and by the way....you people do realize that helmets are NOT rated for speeds over 13mph, and that's a FACT. Now tell me how is it possible that a helmet will protect me doing 65mph?
John Q

Milwaukee, WI

#179 May 20, 2010
Hey, everyone who rides in this state knows who Tony "Pan" is....Co-Founder of ABATE, Co-Founder of BOLT Accident investigator for Hupy and Abraham and that list goes on...Here's a great piece he wrote sometime back and you all should read it.

http://usff.com/pan196.html
jct

Minneapolis, MN

#180 May 20, 2010
I agree we don't need laws -- to many laws as it it. No one NEEDS to force anyone to wear a helmet. Just find it soooo funny, just mentioning helmets!!

Helmets are like cigarette smoking. "..have rights..!! but everyone KNOWS what's best.

“Reality has a liberal bias.”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#181 May 20, 2010
John Q wrote:
Oh and by the way....you people do realize that helmets are NOT rated for speeds over 13mph, and that's a FACT. Now tell me how is it possible that a helmet will protect me doing 65mph?
I believe that you have fallen prey to the rants of a drunken many who has an agenda against helmets beings safe. even DOT standards get the helmet moving faster than 13 mph. Whats more is they measure impact reduction not speed deceleration. So it is more realistic to look at it in terms of 30% reduction in impact instead of absorbing impacts up to 30 mph.

http://www.smf.org/articles/dot.html
Patrik

Sussex, WI

#182 May 20, 2010
John Q wrote:
Oh and by the way....you people do realize that helmets are NOT rated for speeds over 13mph, and that's a FACT. Now tell me how is it possible that a helmet will protect me doing 65mph?
I bet I have a better chance of survival with a helmet on when I hit the cement then with nothing on.

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#183 May 20, 2010
John Q wrote:
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Let me ask you something, have you ever seen a biker come in WITH a helmet on who's CHEST was crushed by the 18 wheeler that ran him over AFTER he went down?
Have you ever seen an auto driver come in WITHOUT a helmet on who died of severe head trauma?
True, a helmet is going to make no difference to the guy getting crushed by a semi. To the guy getting thrown from his bike and landing on pavement or against a stationary object, it will probably save his life. But I'm not sure what your point is, to be honest with you. I get it, you choose not to wear a helmet. You didn't answer my previous question: do you wear a seatbelt in the car? Why or why not? Do you put this much energy into arguing with people who wear them?

Since: Apr 08

Twin Cities

#184 May 20, 2010
To the person who gave me a dim bulb, a peanut, and a pretty red X:

Which part of my comment did you take issue with, or are you just expressing your frustration with yourself for having no intelligent rebuttal?

Since: Apr 10

Minneapolis, MN

#185 May 20, 2010
The Real Whatever wrote:
I notice she now has two counts of failure to yield resulting in death. Did the husband pass away also? If so, my most sincere condolences to the family.
No, the Husband did not pass away. I am not sure why there are now two counts. The memorial service for Mom is Saturday. This is a very sad situation and has effected a lot of people. People watch for all vehicles (car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle) when driving.
SAD

Hudson, WI

#186 Jul 30, 2010
Defendant Amy J Raymo in court with attorney Elizabeth L Rohl. William H Thorie appeared for the County of Pierce. Thorie - plead no contest to citation. 9 mo suspension and fine. Defendant pleads no contest to the charge. The court finds the defendant guilty of the charge. Cheryl Warfield addresses the court (victims sister). Court orders - $1397.50 forf. Driver license suspended for 9 months. 6 months to pay the forf. or DL suspension for up to 2 years.
Sheryl Warfield

AOL

#187 Jul 30, 2010
Amy J. Raymo will have to live forever with the fact that she made a fatal mistake by pulling out in front of my brother-in-law's motorcyle killing my sister. No fine or suspension of her driver's license will ever compensate for the loss to our families. This is just a VERY sad reminder to "Watch Out For Motorcyclists!!!" I love you forever, Lori--your sister...Sheryl.
DMarie

Sheboygan, WI

#188 Aug 3, 2010
Shame on YOU, Mary Allen! You are out of your mind! My son rides with the Vets, he does not drink alcohol. He enjoys riding for causes. A lot of drivers are not paying attention to the road in their cars. Many feel that they can cut off a motorcyclist because they are in a car & can get in front of them quicker! I can not believe that there are such heartless people like you in this world to write such a mean comment! Kiss my grits!
BUD

Minneapolis, MN

#189 Aug 3, 2010
John Q wrote:
Oh and by the way....you people do realize that helmets are NOT rated for speeds over 13mph, and that's a FACT. Now tell me how is it possible that a helmet will protect me doing 65mph?
You don't need a helmet Q. Your blockhead is safe.

“Reality has a liberal bias.”

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#190 Aug 3, 2010
BUD wrote:
<quoted text>You don't need a helmet Q. Your blockhead is safe.
I agree, don't wear one and it will sort itself out just fine.

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