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(CNN)   HGTV co-host of Curb Appeal dies after motorcycle wreck causes him to appeal to curb   (cnn.com) divider line 43
    More: Sad, HGTV, Bill Beckwith, University of Montana  
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2013-12-04 01:32:09 PM

norwac.net

RIP Phil Sedgwick

 
2013-12-04 01:39:29 PM
He should have drove instead of Walker'd
 
2013-12-04 02:45:19 PM

images3.wikia.nocookie.net


Everybody dead!

 
2013-12-04 02:45:58 PM
Know who else had curb appeal?

brainsyndicate.files.wordpress.com

/Quasi-Godwinned?
 
2013-12-04 02:48:18 PM
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-12-04 03:00:09 PM

slapmastered: Know who else had curb appeal?

[brainsyndicate.files.wordpress.com image 720x383]

/Quasi-Godwinned?


assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2013-12-04 03:01:53 PM
we have a mediocre, actor death trifecta in play?
 
2013-12-04 03:05:18 PM
Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

www.paigedavis.com

/Hot like Paige Davis
 
2013-12-04 03:17:09 PM
Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.
 
2013-12-04 03:19:44 PM

moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.


It's not always the driver though. I've seen douchebags in all three categories you just listed who I've almost plastered across the road, and only didn't because I was watching for them to dart out in front of me.
 
2013-12-04 03:20:26 PM

LandOfChocolate:


It's funny cause I don't know him.
 
2013-12-04 03:21:23 PM
Never heard of him.
 
2013-12-04 03:22:44 PM
One witness, of Italian descent, was quoted as saying, "It was-a terrible... They had to appeal him off the curb"
 
2013-12-04 03:28:00 PM

Mikey1969: moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.

It's not always the driver though. I've seen douchebags in all three categories you just listed who I've almost plastered across the road, and only didn't because I was watching for them to dart out in front of me.


I guess I'm just biased...

moike.net

The guy that took me out didn't even bother to look my way before making his left turn.  Right before I slammed into his fender I was clearly looking at the bald spot on the back of his head as he shot out into the intersection.  I didn't even have time to touch the brakes...

Yeah, my legs were tangled up in that crumpled mess.  And I destroyed that headstock with my groin.
 
2013-12-04 03:36:40 PM

moike: Mikey1969: moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.

It's not always the driver though. I've seen douchebags in all three categories you just listed who I've almost plastered across the road, and only didn't because I was watching for them to dart out in front of me.

I guess I'm just biased...

[moike.net image 850x812]

The guy that took me out didn't even bother to look my way before making his left turn.  Right before I slammed into his fender I was clearly looking at the bald spot on the back of his head as he shot out into the intersection.  I didn't even have time to touch the brakes...

Yeah, my legs were tangled up in that crumpled mess.  And I destroyed that headstock with my groin.


I didn't say "everyone", but that I've seen people in all 3 categories do that shiat. That would really suck though. The only time I came close to taking out a bike was on a crappy corner that every time I went through it again, I noticed just how much of the approach was hidden by trees, it was easy to pull out in front of big trucks on accident even sometimes. I do find it hilarious when I get cut off by a car with a 'Start Seeing Motorcycles' bumper sticker. Luckily, I have pretty good intuition for which objects on the road have the most potential to do dumb shiat, so I'm usually ready. And yeah, it's usually car drivers, and they usually have a cellphone in their hands.
 
2013-12-04 03:53:22 PM
Who?
 
2013-12-04 03:53:37 PM
So they had to peal him off the curb?

/ Sucks.
 
2013-12-04 04:20:15 PM

moike: I guess I'm just biased...


At least on the bright side you don't have to run around town on that thing any more.
 
2013-12-04 04:34:06 PM

sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV



/Hot like Paige Davis


Don't they have another more....full figured...red head on one of their home/restore/moving shows? My ex used to "make" me watch those shows....I her

/the red head, not the ex
 
2013-12-04 05:03:18 PM

Sasquach: sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

/Hot like Paige Davis

Don't they have another more....full figured...red head on one of their home/restore/moving shows? My ex used to "make" me watch those shows....I her

/the red head, not the ex


She is sometimes more full figured... You can start here (NSFW) and hunt around for that Broadway Bares event.
 
2013-12-04 05:04:01 PM

OregonVet: moike: I guess I'm just biased...

At least on the bright side you don't have to run around town on that thing any more.


I'm confident enough in the size of my tackle that I can ride around on a Vespa without feeling inadequate.

And there is something to be said for buying a rusted out shell for next to nothing and spending time restoring it to factory-fresh quality.  It's just a shame it got destroyed beyond repair.
 
2013-12-04 05:24:40 PM
Can we see one of those prepper people die in a cave in
/Or a bear kills one of those Alaska frontier fakers
 
2013-12-04 05:31:15 PM

Sasquach: sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

/Hot like Paige Davis

Don't they have another more....full figured...red head on one of their home/restore/moving shows? My ex used to "make" me watch those shows....miss I her

/the red head, not the ex


And I apparently miss the word miss as well


Man, it's coming up on 8 years since I had to watch that stuff....and it's going to bother the heck out of me until I figure out who she is. Very cute redhead, never did any actual "work" to the houses, she just kind of walked around and narrated....

/GAHHH!!!
 
2013-12-04 05:40:17 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: Can we see one of those prepper people die in a cave in
/Or a bear kills one of those Alaska frontier fakers


I would pay good money to see the preppers actually have a genuine emergency happen to them. Not that I wish bad things for them. I just like to see what happens when fantasy and reality collide.
 
2013-12-04 05:56:30 PM

moike: Mikey1969: moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.

It's not always the driver though. I've seen douchebags in all three categories you just listed who I've almost plastered across the road, and only didn't because I was watching for them to dart out in front of me.

I guess I'm just biased...

[moike.net image 850x812]

The guy that took me out didn't even bother to look my way before making his left turn.  Right before I slammed into his fender I was clearly looking at the bald spot on the back of his head as he shot out into the intersection.  I didn't even have time to touch the brakes...

Yeah, my legs were tangled up in that crumpled mess.  And I destroyed that headstock with my groin.


The vast majority of things on the road are 2+ ton metal beasts.  You take your life into your own hands when you don't have a metal shell around you, particularly in a tight, busy metropolis with absolutely awful sightlines for driving like San Francisco where the guy in TFA died.  That's not to say people aren't guilty of not being careful enough, but when you're trained towards seeing 99% of vehicles being car sized or bigger, tiny things don't necessarily stick out in your vision when you're looking for threats when trying to merge/turn/etc.  When I looked into a motorcycle for my commute as a way to save money, I decided against putting my life at risk every day because the 405 is stopped for big rigs running over motorcyclists(including cops) at least a few times a month.
 
2013-12-04 06:28:36 PM

bhcompy: moike: Mikey1969: moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.

It's not always the driver though. I've seen douchebags in all three categories you just listed who I've almost plastered across the road, and only didn't because I was watching for them to dart out in front of me.

I guess I'm just biased...

[moike.net image 850x812]

The guy that took me out didn't even bother to look my way before making his left turn.  Right before I slammed into his fender I was clearly looking at the bald spot on the back of his head as he shot out into the intersection.  I didn't even have time to touch the brakes...

Yeah, my legs were tangled up in that crumpled mess.  And I destroyed that headstock with my groin.

The vast majority of things on the road are 2+ ton metal beasts.  You take your life into your own hands when you don't have a metal shell around you, particularly in a tight, busy metropolis with absolutely awful sightlines for driving like San Francisco where the guy in TFA died.  That's not to say people aren't guilty of not being careful enough, but when you're trained towards seeing 99% of vehicles being car sized or bigger, tiny things don't necessarily stick out in your vision when you're looking for threats when trying to merge/turn/etc.  When I looked into a motorcycle for my commute as a way to save money, I decided against putting my life at risk every day because the 405 is stopped for big rigs running over motorcyclists(including cops) at least a few times a month.


One of my coworkers just got sent to the hospital the other day. She was in her car, stopped at a red light while waiting to turn left when someone in a county-owned truck plowed right in to her car while doing "at least" 50 MPH according to the police. His explanation? "I was passing a truck that I couldn't see around." Yes, he apparently actually thought that explanation absolved him of responsibility, rather than confirming it.

The problem is that humans operate these machines. Flawed, fragile humans who have bad days, varying skill levels, varying levels of responsibility, varying levels of intelligence and varying reaction times. We cannot switch to self-driving cars fast enough.
 
2013-12-04 06:43:20 PM

bikerbob59: Who?


I WATCH the show, and I still asked that question.
 
2013-12-04 06:48:59 PM

moike: The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.


That's precisely how I got hit by a car when riding my motorcycle - my one and only wreck. I went over the car's hood basically and slid across the intersection on my side. Epic road rash on my right forearm and a sprained right ankle, but I was able to ride the bike a mile to the hospital for treatment.  Helped hugely that I had crash bars on the front of the bike. My main consolation was that I was driving a very large bike that did substantial damage to a two-week old mustang.
 
2013-12-04 06:56:48 PM

mongbiohazard: One of my coworkers just got sent to the hospital the other day. She was in her car, stopped at a red light while waiting to turn left when someone in a county-owned truck plowed right in to her car while doing "at least" 50 MPH according to the police. His explanation? "I was passing a truck that I couldn't see around." Yes, he apparently actually thought that explanation absolved him of responsibility, rather than confirming it.

The problem is that humans operate these machines. Flawed, fragile humans who have bad days, varying skill levels, varying levels of responsibility, varying levels of intelligence and varying reaction times. We cannot switch to self-driving cars fast enough.


Now imagine your coworker on a motorcycle.  At least she has a chance of living in a car
 
2013-12-04 07:22:19 PM
I didn't know Sylvia Browne died. I couldn't stand that shyster.
 
2013-12-04 07:25:04 PM
bhcompy:
The vast majority of things on the road are 2+ ton metal beasts.  You take your life into your own hands when you don't have a metal shell around you, particularly in a tight, busy metropolis with absolutely awful sightlines for driving like San Francisco where the guy in TFA died.  That's not to say people aren't guilty of not being careful enough, but when you're trained towards seeing 99% of vehicles being car sized or bigger, tiny things don't necessarily stick out in your vision when you're looking for threats when trying to merge/turn/etc.  When I looked into a motorcycle for my commute as a way to save money, I decided against putting my life at risk every day because the 405 is stopped for big rigs running over motorcyclists(including cops) at least a few times a month.

Yet somehow in my 24 years of driving cars and trucks I've managed to never cause an accident or get into a fender bender where I was at fault.

If I was in charge everybody would be required to spend at least a year/25k miles on a motorcycle before being allowed to qualify and test for a standard motor vehicle license.  Motorcyclists make better drivers behind the wheel than non-motorcyclists.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/motorcyclists -2 3-better-behind-the-wheel-of-a-car/23971.html

But I doubt stricter driver training and tighter qualification requirements to keep a standard class C license will ever come to pass.  If any inroads were made to change the current put-in-your-quarter-turn-the-handle-out-pops-a-license system we have in place there'd be a farking violent uprising from the ignorant fat unwashed masses.
 
2013-12-04 07:44:40 PM

moike: Yet somehow in my 24 years of driving cars and trucks I've managed to never cause an accident or get into a fender bender where I was at fault.

If I was in charge everybody would be required to spend at least a year/25k miles on a motorcycle before being allowed to qualify and test for a standard motor vehicle license. Motorcyclists make better drivers behind the wheel than non-motorcyclists.

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/motorcyclists -2 3-better-behind-the-wheel-of-a-car/23971.html

But I doubt stricter driver training and tighter qualification requirements to keep a standard class C license will ever come to pass. If any inroads were made to change the current put-in-your-quarter-turn-the-handle-out-pops-a-license system we have in place there'd be a farking violent uprising from the ignorant fat unwashed masses.


And it's not about you the perfect driver.  Threat assessment man.  I've been rear ended 3 times.  I had minimal damage in each of them and no personal injuries.  The same accident on a motorcycle means real injuries.  I don't want to put my life in other people's hands any more than I already do.
 
2013-12-04 07:56:15 PM
bhcompy:
And it's not about you the perfect driver.  Threat assessment man.  I've been rear ended 3 times.  I had minimal damage in each of them and no personal injuries.  The same accident on a motorcycle means real injuries.  I don't want to put my life in other people's hands any more than I already do.

I'm assuming this is your daily driver...

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-04 09:11:06 PM
 
2013-12-04 09:39:46 PM
RIP Kevin Bacon's wife.
 
2013-12-04 10:28:09 PM

farkingismybusiness: Gif of the accident.


Jesus, that felt like an old silent picture. I hope they survived and stopped driving...forever.
 
2013-12-04 11:17:01 PM
The "I didn't see them," excuse gets real old real fast. Whether it's a motorcyclist, bicyclist, skateboarder or pedestrian. It's somehow never the driver's fault. It's always the fault of the person you slammed a couple tons of metal and plastic into at high velocity. If looking where you're going is too farking hard for you, then sell your car and take the god damn bus.
 
2013-12-05 07:37:25 AM

sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

[www.paigedavis.com image 643x962]

/Hot like Paige Davis


I'm more a fan of Amy Mathews

img.poptower.com
 
2013-12-05 09:29:35 AM
I used to want a motorcycle until I saw an accident involving one. You can be as careful as humanly possible, but someone else can always fark it up for you.

I just feel safer with walls and a roof.
 
2013-12-05 09:35:00 AM

abhorrent1: sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

[www.paigedavis.com image 643x962]

/Hot like Paige Davis

I'm more a fan of Amy Mathews

[img.poptower.com image 400x600]


[whynotboth.jpg]
 
2013-12-05 04:37:41 PM

sinanju: abhorrent1: sinanju: Maybe they could get Paige Davis to do it.  I  miss her being on TV

[www.paigedavis.com image 643x962]

/Hot like Paige Davis

I'm more a fan of Amy Mathews

[img.poptower.com image 400x600]

[whynotboth.jpg]


Yes please
 
2013-12-05 07:30:59 PM

moike: Some impatient douchebag made a left turn across his path without looking as Bill was crossing the intersection of Oak and Steiner.  The "I didn't see you." left hook is by far the most common accident for motorcyclists/bicyclists/pedestrians.


Except all the witnesses are reporting that Beckwith was at fault --traveling way too fast for the neighborhood, like bikes always do on that street, and he hit the car.
 
2013-12-05 07:34:52 PM
Forgot to mention above, Steiner is a hill...traveling up it on a bike, you're not visible to cars in the intersection. Combine that with too much speed and you run smack into the car...some bikers address that in these comments:

http://sfist.com/2013/12/03/victim_of_oak_and_steiner_crash_ide.php
 
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