So this here ol blog just aint seen much action this year, and that is because I haven't done much besides work my ass off after selling the beemer several months ago.
We still have the boat and enjoy an occasional trip around Percy Priest Lake, but frankly, I can't stand the hot sweaty summers and the nasty bugs that permeate this area, so we hang inside air conditioned computer rooms and spend our time surfing, writing and chillin, literally.
We've got the boat up for sale and it's a helluva deal, too, and we're planning on getting a couple of new motorsickles when the ol girl sells. Unfortunately, its been a lousy summer for selling anything, so we aren't holding our breaths that we'll be back in the wind anytime soon.
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Claim: Photographs show a motorcyclist who crashed into the back of a truck.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2007]
Origins: The fatal accident depicted above took place on
According to the Tulsa World:
Police said the truck driver reported hearing a bump and then seeing debris from the motorcycle going past him. When he managed to pull over, he saw that a man was embedded in the back of his trailer.Brandon's family said that they hoped his unfortunate death at least would help to bring attention to the issue of motorcycle safety:
White was dead at the scene.
"If I can save one mother, one father from going through what I've gone through, then it's worthwhile," said Broken Arrow resident Dennis White,A few inaccuracies have crept into the text accompanying forwarded versions of these pictures. A 2008 variant carried the closing legend "He lived. Wear your helmet!", but unfortunately Brandon Lee did not survive the accident despite his wearing a helmet. Also, the friend of Brandon's who "was killed
Despite the hurt, the family members said they hope something
Helmet requirement laws, harsher penalties for speeding on a motorcycle, and community-based
Taking away a rider's motorcycle and motorcycle license for going a certain amount over the speed limit would be one way to curb speeding on bikes, said the elder White, who has ridden motorcycles for several years.
"That's the only thing that would make me
White said clubs that don't serve alcohol would go a long way toward helping reduce drunken-driving
"We've got to do something to save these kids," he said. "We've got to do something to support them."
Last updated: 10 March 2008
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