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bank holiday carnage

Postby slparry » Mon May 07, 2018 7:32 pm

Not sure there's been a Bank Holiday weekend like it, in north Wales, for a long time, 5 serious or fatal motorcycle accidents since Friday :(

NW Police are going to be on a mission :(
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby dave the german » Mon May 07, 2018 9:31 pm

Carnage on M62 as well which is why I’m sitting in a layby having to have a break
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby slparry » Mon May 07, 2018 9:33 pm

dave the german wrote:Carnage on M62 as well which is why I’m sitting in a layby having to have a break



https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk ... g-14627686
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby dave the german » Mon May 07, 2018 9:38 pm

Suspected it was a bad one. Took the East Lancs and part of it is closed so ran over my 4.5 hours driving time. Nearly time to go.
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby boxerscott » Thu May 10, 2018 10:17 pm

Gosh that is remarkable! For sure the Police will be on one and for good reason. It is really hard to get your head round this, 5 geezers say there see you later`s to loved ones, get on their pride and joy and exit stage left. I was down in Wales a couple of weeks ago and witnessed a bunch of middle to old age mcyclists behaving like they were on crack or something. Is it something they are putting in the fuel?

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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby Ekimyrf » Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 pm

Wow we were out that weekend got to Bala and decided to sack Snowdonia off because there were tons of bikes heading that way, we went to Vernwy saw about 5 bikes and clear roads.

They head for North Wales and go nuts worst offenders seem to be older blokes on Hinkley Triples.

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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby slparry » Fri May 18, 2018 8:33 am

as an update it appears not as straight forward as it initially looks

Fatality one near Wrexham was a guy who apparently went flat out through a red light and a car turned in front of him.

Fatality two near Bala was a guy who stopped to alleviate cramp and lost his balance falling into the path of a car

Fatality three was from a collision with two bikes, one died the other walked away

Serious incident one was a fluke from a Triumph TR7 overshooting a bend on a b road and colliding with a bike leaving two seriously injured.

Not found details of the 5th one yet

Just hoping that with the weather again being awesome this weekend it can be incident free
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby ianbcr » Fri May 18, 2018 9:35 pm

If anyone is traveling up the A5 this weekend beware I drove up to Ruabon for work and saw numerous plain cars parked up along the route with a plain police bike sitting in a side road.
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Re: bank holiday carnage

Postby PaulDavies » Sat May 19, 2018 7:39 am

I suppose if bikers are going to keep crashing on welsh roads the local 5 o will have to put in a presence ( big presence )
it does seem to be a thing with the triumph triples.. I'm lucky enough to own two bikes..( no kids ) the f 800 gt and a street triple, the thing is that one seems to make one grow horns ... mmmmmm must behave. Happy, safe riding everyone.
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