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    Rider down, Berry road

    BMW 1100rs, red with top box
    Rider airlifted out.
    Bike hit ditch and disintegrated.
    Rider apparently suffered arm injurys.

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    Mmm.. know what part? near the main road or further back towards Clenton.

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    Hope rider is ok

    Near the S bends? they catch a few people out

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    lady rider getting a bit to extreme up in the hills, bridge gap attempt?

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...f2f010053e1c63
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    The rider on the Bmw was a former client of mine, injuries are fractured pelvis , shoulder and arm .
    He had surgery today to put plates in the pelvis fracture and pins to arms, expecting a lengthy hospital stay

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    Quote Originally Posted by westy74 View Post
    The rider on the Bmw was a former client of mine, injuries are fractured pelvis , shoulder and arm .
    He had surgery today to put plates in the pelvis fracture and pins to arms, expecting a lengthy hospital stay
    Serious injuries which will take time to heal.

    Novice rider or very unfamiliar with the road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillz View Post
    lady rider getting a bit to extreme up in the hills, bridge gap attempt?

    http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/west...f2f010053e1c63
    Wow, that's a lot of bad news for one article!!
    Hope they're al insured and heal fast.
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    Very experienced rider.
    Ridden all over Europe, new to Australia and not sure if he had been down that particular road before

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    Just a heads up....on a recent ride Skippy bounced into the road just ahead of me....fortunately he decided hop back into the bush...this was in daylight...not early evening when they are more active. Lots of wildlife even experienced riders may come to grief.

    Dont know if this happened in this case...hope the rider heals as quick as possible
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    There are also deer in those parts too.
    The only thing wrong with a perfect ride to work is that you end up at work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BusaSteve View Post
    Just a heads up....on a recent ride Skippy bounced into the road just ahead of me....fortunately he decided hop back into the bush...this was in daylight...not early evening when they are more active. Lots of wildlife even experienced riders may come to grief.

    Dont know if this happened in this case...hope the rider heals as quick as possible
    I experienced the same thing a couple of years ago, it was a big one too. It happened during Summer time near Wooroloo Brook Bridge so the animal was most likely in the area because of water availability.

    Lots of traps for newbies on this road no matter how experienced you are. It's a fairly unforgiving bit of road if you fuck up.
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    Last monday Rode berry road from toodyay road through copley dale road to clenton road didn't seem to hard a bit of corner gravel on copley dale road but pretty tame compared with back home in vic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carltonblues View Post
    Last monday Rode berry road from toodyay road through copley dale road to clenton road didn't seem to hard a bit of corner gravel on copley dale road but pretty tame compared with back home in vic.
    Peter Brock might disagree with you, if he was still with us.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crim View Post
    Peter Brock might disagree with you, if he was still with us.......
    that corner is different to every other corner on that road, sharp, steep with a very odd angle, i found it the hardest one to do at speed you can see why it has claimed some lives in any condition
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crim View Post
    Peter Brock might disagree with you, if he was still with us.......
    Agreed but i meant up to clenton road not including it, clenton road is faster and more difficult for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carltonblues View Post
    Agreed but i meant up to clenton road not including it, clenton road is faster and more difficult for sure.
    Did you teleport from Copley Dale Road (up to Clenton Road) to ride Berry Road or have you one of those new fangled hover bikes?

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    The bend he ran off on is only a very slight right hander and not difficult for an experienced rider.
    Wildlife could definitely be a possible cause.
    I nearly hit an emu about a month ago on Clenton, have had several very close heart pounding moments with roo's on Obriens and had a ( Fuck I'm Dead ) moment when I hit a roo in 2012 on Clenton rd a couple of k's before Brocky's memorial.
    I had just got onto Clenton, heading towards Berry doing 80 ( of course ). A 4x4 ute was just about to pass coming the other way when it hopped from behind a tree about 5 mtrs right in front of me. BANG! Then I woke up a few second's later watching tree tops going by. With my feet up under the bars and my head above the tail light, I ran off the road trying to get back to the bars. Steered away from trees holding the tank. With legs flailing I dropped it between the trees and the road onto and breaking my right leg while grinding to a stop.. The roo bounced off me into the 4x4's bullbar.
    That was at dusk.

    Don't know if the BM was with any other riders.
    There was nobody around when I saw it so I went back to check the scene.
    The police arrived while I was there. The rider was further up the road with the ambulance and chopper about to be airlifted out.
    Hope he is doing well and will get back to riding again sometime.

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    I had a heart stopper two days ago on O'Briens with an emu, actually there was at least two of them. It was up the hill from Wooroloo Brook so they were probably heading for water.

    I came around a bend & bang there was an emu right in the middle of the road slowly walking directly into my intended path. Thankfully it didn't panic as they sometimes do so I had just enough room to avoid it & not finish up in the dirt. I looked in the mirror as I recovered control of my bowel movements & it looked as though I had absolutely no effect on them as the continued to casually cross the road.

    The real danger in this case was the fact that they were on the road so close to a 90 degree bend & thus invisible to me until it was virtually too late to avoid , if it had panicked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carltonblues View Post
    Last monday Rode berry road from toodyay road through copley dale road to clenton road didn't seem to hard a bit of corner gravel on copley dale road but pretty tame compared with back home in vic.
    Pretty much.

    WA as a whole has very little in the form of challenging roads at all. The gravel, roos and the far greater hazard of police in the area all add distractions that we could be better off without.

    I've picked plenty of bikes and friends out of the ditches on O'briens, and still can't understand how some get it so wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboR1 View Post
    Pretty much.

    WA as a whole has very little in the form of challenging roads at all. The gravel, roos and the far greater hazard of police in the area all add distractions that we could be better off without.

    I've picked plenty of bikes and friends out of the ditches on O'briens, and still can't understand how some get it so wrong.
    Agree average really spent most of my time up there looking for cameras.

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