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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #80 on: December 11, 2009, 06:00:18 am »
Chrispie   Any news?

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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #81 on: December 11, 2009, 07:23:05 am »
P. I. P.

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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #82 on: December 11, 2009, 10:08:02 am »
Sad :( :(
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #83 on: December 11, 2009, 11:56:45 am »
RIP and very very sad.

There is much speculation as to the cause of the accident however it will not alter this tragedy.

AO's mother, Rose, is a family friend and part of the local community where I stay. Not an easy time for her but we are all here for her now and in the future.
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #84 on: December 11, 2009, 12:09:39 pm »
RIP and strength to the family members that are left behind.
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #85 on: December 11, 2009, 12:11:57 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #86 on: December 11, 2009, 12:20:49 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #87 on: December 11, 2009, 02:04:57 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #88 on: December 12, 2009, 09:55:44 am »
Some information from the TB forum from someone who spoke to the family:

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 Stilbaai accident 8 Dec 2009

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With reference to my post Ryer en pillion op Stilbaai on 9 Dec, I obtained the following information from Claudia's parents. This post is not to be seen as an apportionment of blame but rather as a warning to how easily and quickly things can go very wrong and end in tragedy. I spoke to Claudia's parents on the evening of 9 Dec and her dad requested me to post the details.

Claudia and the rider (Agent Orange from Mossel Bay according to the WD forum) were in a pub in Stilbaai on Monday night. Apparently he wasn't much of a drinker but he had at least 2 brandies and a couple of shooters that night. Claudia also had a few drinks and according to her dad she was a bit of a speed freak. They also haven't known each other before.

At some stage in the early hours of Tuesday morning he took his bike keys to go and show her his bike, a fairly new KTM 990. The idea was only to show her the bike and they didn't take helmets or any other form of ATGATT. Nobody heard them leaving with the bike either, but there was a black rubber mark on the tar where the bike was parked.

Estimates are that they hit a chevron at about 200 km/h. The chevron was taken out of the ground with it's pole. The bike must have ramped from there and finally came to rest about 25m further towards the river. Their bodies were about another 25m further on.

They both had severe head wounds. Claudia must have died on impact, the rider later in the Bayview clinic in Mossel bay.

Basic TB guidelines that weren't followed:

* Bottle and throttle don't mix
* ATGATT
* Ride at a safe speed

and something often seen on the forum, perhaps a bit harsh under the circumstances:

* If you show off you are going to fall off

Other possible contributing factors:

* The rider had only a learner's licence (rumour however has it that he has been riding for a while without a licence)
* The learner's licence was issued on 13 Aug 2009, thus very recently.
* The KTM was almost brand new, so the rider may perhaps not have been completely familiar with the bike

As a matter of interest, Claudia's dad used to ride regularly (commuting about 42 km) until recently when he sold his bike and she used to ride only with him.
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #89 on: December 12, 2009, 10:03:00 am »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #90 on: December 12, 2009, 11:00:42 am »
Always sad to hear these things.
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #91 on: December 12, 2009, 11:20:41 am »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #92 on: December 12, 2009, 11:59:16 am »
terrible.....
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #93 on: December 12, 2009, 12:55:03 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #94 on: December 12, 2009, 01:27:13 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #95 on: December 13, 2009, 12:43:38 pm »
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #96 on: December 13, 2009, 05:42:54 pm »
As so many of you have said, this is really sad and whatever happened out there is past and we can't change it but we can each learn from it. We have all made it OUR choice to ride bikes and we know that something similar could happen to any one of us at any time - it comes with the territory! So, lets wear our helmets and the other gear available to us and most importantly, let Jesus be your saviour and friend.
My humblest condolences to both families.
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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #97 on: December 13, 2009, 06:20:40 pm »
As so many of you have said, this is really sad and whatever happened out there is past and we can't change it but we can each learn from it. We have all made it OUR choice to ride bikes and we know that something similar could happen to any one of us at any time - it comes with the territory! So, lets wear our helmets and the other gear available to us and most importantly, let Jesus be your saviour and friend.
My humblest condolences to both families.

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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #98 on: December 13, 2009, 06:31:43 pm »
R.I.P  :'(  Very Sad.

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Re: Bike accident in Stilbaai?
« Reply #99 on: December 13, 2009, 06:43:58 pm »
RIP

eish , this is a bad one.
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