Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Crash on Blue Ridge Parkway
Yesterday we had a group of 12 folks, 9 bikes. We did a loop from Greenville, SC up to Mt. Airey, NC near the Virginia line. On the return we tood the Blue Ridge Parkway for a few miles. As a word of caution - at one of the small bridges we hit a bump hard enough to bottom out our bike. The couple behind us hit hard also, lost control and went off the road to the right side. He wasn't hurt (scratches) but his wife has dislocated shoulder, several broken ribs and a cracked vertabrae. Bike (13 RGU) slid/flipped multiple times and is totalled.
We were cruising in the 45 - 53 mph range - no hotdoging. Seems unbelievable that it happened. Makes me wonder about a suspension upgrade.
The Ranger said we were near mile marker 223, but I didn't really see mile markers. Anyway - even though it's slow - be careful!
Hope everyone is having a safe (safer) holiday weekend!!
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2015 CVO RGU Abyss Blue/Crushed Saphire, (traded 2013 RGU in Big Blue Pearl, great bike) - love this ride!
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