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http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/39954489

A read on one website he was in critical condition. I hope it's not as bad as some as speculating. 

Most of the motorcycling pros cycle, some to a very high level (ask Cavendish), so I rather this  didn't descend into them and us, as these guys aren't the same creature as your average road biker. 

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JimD666 [48 posts] 1 month ago
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He's currently in an induced coma. Hopefully he'll pull through

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. . [175 posts] 1 month ago
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"I rather this  didn't descend into them and us, as these guys aren't the same creature as your average road biker."

Haven't you just descended into it?   (I'm sure many here will ride bikes of both types)

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Yorkshire wallet [1080 posts] 1 month ago
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Doesn't look good. Seems like he's got brain damage at the least from the lastest press releases. 

Spend your life on 260hp motorbikes and this happens cycling. Life's an odd one sometimes. 

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BehindTheBikesheds [326 posts] 1 month ago
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Sad for his family and I hope he pulls through.

Re them and us, sorry but the risk taking of motorbikers particularly on open roads/outside of urban areas and/or during the dryer/warmer months is shown in the casualty stats. A fairly large % of the very closest most hair raising calls are from interactions with motorbikers with utterly disgusting levels of fuckwittery. riding into the opposite lane when absolutely no need just to take the racing line and at speeds near triple figures and within touching distance.

I know it sounds like tarring all with the same brush but honestly as a % of users theirs is the highest of risk takers/going beyond skill levels because they think they are Hayden et al.

 

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HalfWheeler [600 posts] 1 month ago
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TBH I've never had any bother from bikers. In fact my cycling club is full of ex (or current) bikers.

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nadsta [172 posts] 1 month ago
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BehindTheBikesheds wrote:

Sad for his family and I hope he pulls through.

Re them and us, sorry but the risk taking of motorbikers particularly on open roads/outside of urban areas and/or during the dryer/warmer months is shown in the casualty stats. A fairly large % of the very closest most hair raising calls are from interactions with motorbikers with utterly disgusting levels of fuckwittery. riding into the opposite lane when absolutely no need just to take the racing line and at speeds near triple figures and within touching distance.

I know it sounds like tarring all with the same brush but honestly as a % of users theirs is the highest of risk takers/going beyond skill levels because they think they are Hayden et al.

 

 

well if/when the ex moto gp champ wakes up, do let him know  

this thread is about him fighting for his life after a car took him out on a bicycle, not an opportunity to generalise about people choosing to ride a motorcycle

 

 

 

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JimD666 [48 posts] 1 month ago
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Unfortunately he has succumbed to his injuries.  2http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/motorsport/39972058

RIP

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nadsta [172 posts] 1 month ago
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Stunned. Gutted. RIP #69

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Yorkshire wallet [1080 posts] 1 month ago
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Very sad.

RIP Champ. I almost cried with him when he won the championship and I feel like crying now. From all accounts a very humble guy.

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Jimnm [224 posts] 1 month ago
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R.I.P Nicky.

Its so sad such a young lad is taken way too soon! Sincere condolences to all his family and friends. He was a star.

I sure there will be a thorough investigation into this tragedy!