Some of these photos are a little bloody so PLEASE do not scroll down if you are squeamish.
It’s dangerous out there, this was my Sunday ride down the Bei Yi Gong and Monday afternoon on the 106 both of the roads at the time had very light traffic.
Think carefully before running out and buying a big bike guys and gals.
I’d like to keep posting the accidents I see to remind everyone and myself how dangerous it is on the country roads in Taiwan. I’m not going for the gore affect and won’t post pics of the corpses I have seen, (One this month) or victims or their plates. Appreciate any other pics from other posters.
I’m happy that there has been talk on this forum of opening motorcycle safety classes as well.
Here are two of the finest Japanese motorcycles ever made for the market a Honda CBR 1000RR 2006, and an R-1 Suzuki believed to also be a 2006 but rider was unable to speak at the time.
The CBR was 100 m down from ANOTHER accident we saw with a sports car-rice-burner-tail-fin vs. heavy truck (truck won) who was racing his friends in their “club” of identically colored Nissans and went in the oncoming lane around a blind turn. This is one of Taiwan’s favorite gambling games second only to Mah Jong and well… he lost.
Mr. CBR 1000RR was down but not out he got clipped while going down hill in a steep turn, the car was well over the line. He didn’t even brake just dumped it. This is on the Bei Yi Gong before Ping Lin.
I also own a CBR (954) and can tell you from personal experience after my friend crashed my bike (after being forced off the road) that he’s looking at around $100,000NT. in damages.
We stopped to help. His buddy following him on an R-1 who was also pretty shaken up. The car fled the scene and the guy on the R-1 turned around and chased them down. It was an old couple, looked like a few mouth breathers to me. We saw them later riding by so his bike was rideable.
From the front with Stinky Rodriquez inspecting.
This nice R-1 was seen right down from the Monet Cafe in Ping Xi at the first turn heading back to Taipei where Stinky crashed my bike–killer turn.
There was a lot of blood on the ground. An R-1 reportedly over shot the turn and clipped a blue truck. We talked with the blue truck driver’s wife and she said the R-1 rider was in bad shape, there stilll were CHUNKS OF HIS FLESH still embedded in the side of their truck --no, I didn’t take pics of that.
Another closer shot, that used to be a $1,000,000NT. bike.
Next photo is bad;
Blood on the Highway. [img]http://img299.imageshack.us/img299/5600/bloodonthehwycm8.jpg[/img]
Don’t know what happened to the rider.