Posted on another forum - Keep your fingers crossed for the supposed surviving but critical S4R Rider - If anyone know more about this - post up.
"R.I.P. to the Castaic Rider today
About 14 of my club got together today to ride all over hell's half-acre (Just about all roads with names ending in "Canyon Rd" from Simi Valley to Leona Valley). We came across Chiquito Canyon and followed our way over to Lake Hughes rd, up by the 5 frwy and Castaic lake. We start up Lake Hughes above Castaic at a "moderate" pace . If any of you know the bottom section, you know the capable speeds. Not soon after the fast sections you start getting a little twistier. We came around a right hander and there in front of us were at least 3 or 4 CHP, 2 Ambulance, Multiple Emergency vehicles with lights flashing and the Life-Flight chopper sitting very snuggly on the adjacent turn out. Everything comes to a halt.
We see a pretty badly damaged toyota or nissan subcompact straddling the doubles, facing away from us. Its obvious the front end is caved in. Emergency vehicle block our view but we get off our bikes to examine whats going on. A few of us get close enough to ask a CHP......
"What Happened?" We ask
"A car coming the opposite direction lost control in that turn over there and swerved back and forth at excessive speed. It appears the oncoming motorcyclists could do nothing" - He says.
He is also visibly disturbed and distraught. We glance over at another Motorcop who apparently lost his lunch. "How bad could it be" I thought to myself
It was bad....real bad.
A Harley and a Ducati S4R (White/Red) were taken out like bowling pins by this jack- A$$ . Both bikes were pretty f'ed up and sadly one body lay on the ground, covered with sheet. Another is whats now flying above our head in LifeFlight in critical condition. Apparently the Harley rider passed and the Duc rider is critical. It was just a horrific mess and a reminder that no matter what we do, there are always things we cant control or avoid in this sport. The skidmarks from the bikes were not super long. I want to assume they were both not going excessively fast, but in that section its hard not to and I won't speculate.
There were many on the scene physically distraught. One gentleman was crying a lot. Apparently the passed rider was his father in law
Anyhow, just take it easy out there and keep the peeps open to numbnuts like this car driver. For fear of being called "racist" or some other dumb, unnecessary term just because, I'll refrain from describing the car driver's ethnic background...but I will say "Unlicensed" and "Uninsured" were overheard in the CHP interview