I rode by this on the way up to 35 from La Honda. Does anyone know this guy? Pearl white 1098/848 style bike, couldn't tell for sure. Pretty awful accident scene--he and a Norton had a head-on collision:
It would be nice to know that they both were only hurt and lived through it, and nothing worse. I was about to leave LDD when the firehouse got the call and they rushed out there. Road got closed and we headed towards Santa Cruz to make our way out.
I have been following this news on the South Bay Riders Forum. Preliminary reports were that the rider of the white 848 crossed a double yellow on a right hand, blind curve and collided with the Norton.
Someone recently posted that the Duc rider suffered a head injury and the Norton rider suffered a broken femur. The person reporting did not cite her sources, so I don't know the accuracy of the information.
One of my biggest fears is meeting some asshat flying around the bend into my lane. I move over when I see any potential for it but you can only do so much. In wooded areas you can't see around the bend and I've had some close calls.
I don't like to add rumors, but after I road to the top of 84, I talked to the owner of the gas station at the top of the hill, who (hearsay, I know) said the LEO at the scene told him the Duc only had 299 miles on it and the rider was 23 years old.