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Roar To The Shore Motorcycle Rally - 20th Anniversary (NJ)

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DC:
Thursday, September 8, 2016  -  Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Roar to the Shore is one of the hottest, largest, most exciting motorcycle rallies in the Northeast.

100s of Vendors, Music, Food, Beer Tent, Guided Rides, Boardwalk Ride & Motorcycle Giveaway, Demo Rides, Walking Poker Run ($1000 Cash Prize), Biker Babe Contest and a Whole Lot More!

Check the event website (below) for a complete schedule of events.

If you've never experienced the thrill of Roar to the Shore, it's time to take the ride to biker friendly Wildwood, NJ. In addition to all of the biker events going on at Roar to the Shore, Wildwood offers plenty of other activities including... amusement rides, water parks, games of chance, shopping and food galore.

www.roartotheshoreonline.com

DC:
Okay.  Well, a bunch of us went yesterday, the last day of the event.  Here are a couple of choice pics.

After we left the event, we went to a large convenience store/gas up joint about a third of the way home.  When we pulled in, it looked like a disaster scene.  Ambulances, fire trucks, cop cars, and a tractor trailer looking very out of place.  Apparently what happened was that the TT didn't see the biker along side of him, turned into the biker knocking him down and dragging him under the truck, running over his leg with the trailer.  The ambulance had already taken him to hospital by the time we got there.  ConditIon was unknown at that point.  His wife was obviously upset, but stayed on site to help with the accident investigation, as she was a witness.  She seemed to think he would recover from his injuries.

The bike also got partially munched.  The drive belt cog(?) was dislocated from the wheel and of course the belt then fell off.  The right turn sig was sheered off while the left only lost the lens/cover.  The pipes received a thorough scraping, as did a number of other parts.  We're all hoping he is doing okay.  The truck driver was very visibly upset.  I cannot say to a certainty who's fault this was, since I did not witness it and only heard the stories third hand.  The moral of the story is MAKE SURE THAT TRUCKS CAN SEE YOU.  DON'T RELY ON BEING HEARD BY THEM!

CDNRatMan:
 8)  Well first off you should never ride in a blind spot for any length of time. Rig Drivers can not hear your loud pipes unless you are right in front of him, and his windows are open and he is not listening to the radio. Just to bad it happened and it was preventable for sure.

As for the pictures, with my good computer I now have a copy of your finger print......lol...... but I like the pics very nice....

DC:

--- Quote from: CDNRatMan on September 12, 2016, 17:50:19 PM --- 8)  Well first off you should never ride in a blind spot for any length of time. Rig Drivers can not hear your loud pipes unless you are right in front of him, and his windows are open and he is not listening to the radio. Just to bad it happened and it was preventable for sure.

As for the pictures, with my good computer I now have a copy of your finger print......lol...... but I like the pics very nice....

--- End quote ---

The loud pipes mean nothing to a trucker.  Ever ride in a tractor cab?  So make sure he can see you in his mirrors.

Yes, and the NSA also has that on file too now.

Last but not least with the pics. . . . .

CDNRatMan:
 8) now that last picture is one awesome bike, but good lord the size of that travel trunk, you have enough room in there for a years worth of clothing, or at least a dinner for 6 people........wow.......but it must be ridden by a young lad to manhandle it around with all that weight.......but a nice bike never the less really nice looking......attention to detail on it nice rims and paint job.......

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