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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-21-2019, 05:22 AM Thread Starter
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Local man missing on his bike

This morning my wife and myself were down town in our local area of Sandgate and we were driving past the Sandgate Police station and a news crew were filiming, tonight on the news it was about a local man age 66 went for a ride on his motorcycle on Monday out to Esk a popular motorcycle ride lots of good back roads through the hills with tight twisty corners, in fact I was out there on Sunday, he hasn't been seen since, his phone is turned off, his debit and credit cards haven't been used and its not normal something has happen.
The police have traced most of the motorcycle roads that go out that way with no sign of him, but there are so many different ways to go out to Esk and all back roads that are great for motorcycles and a lot of places where you could go over the side a steep hill or drop off with out anyone knowing and some corners come up quickly that can catch you out even knowing the road well.
Hope he is ok, I don't know him but I might go out the way I go to Esk tomorrow, never know worth a look just in case as well its a good ride and come home another way, all up about 250km round trip or a tank of fuel.

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Yeah I heard it on the news too. He was riding a blue Triumph Sprint ST. I hope he is okay.

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It's happened a few times locally here, rider goes missing and body not found for days. Too many hillsides and ditches you're not visible from. I should carry a SPOT or something on every ride, in case I'm the guy not visible in a ditch. Don't, but should.
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Yeah I heard it on the news too. He was riding a blue Triumph Sprint ST. I hope he is okay.

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Wasn't sure what bike he was riding, but really it don't matter to me what anyone rides he is a missing rider, just hope he has wondered off somewhere but its unlikely and hope everyone who ride these roads keep a good look out for him, blue should be able to be seen or look for any brake marks on the side of the road.
Over the years I have come across a few fallen riders off the road, but the last one a few months ago was a death involved, the police was there and all I could see was the back wheel off the road in the bush.
Back in 91 I came across a bike on its side in the middle of a long straight section of road but no rider, we found him in the bushes on the side of the road unconsises he was in a bad way, they ended with a medic helichopper with a doctor on board and I was holding the 2 fluid bottles while they worked on him before flying him out, 3 hours I was there while they worked on him and with the police helping them work out what had happened.

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The Three Twisted Sisters in the Texas Hill country was like that. There were a lot of areas where you could slide right off the road and never be found. Nothing down there but rock, cactus, and snakes.

For that very reason I only rode at 50% to 75% around those corners... particularly on light traffic days. These were not there kind of roads on which you needed to try and set a "personal best" to get around.
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Well there has been no more news about him but I might drop down the local cop shop and ask if he's been found or not.

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Hi Ashley no news means he likely has not been found, he was riding a dark blue Sprint GT I think.

I was out at Crows nest on Sunday and quite often run out to Esk or Hampton, lots of roads as you say, a must to have a charged phone on at least if solo riding.

Not looking good.
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Hi Ashley no news means he likely has not been found, he was riding a dark blue Sprint GT I think.

I was out at Crows nest on Sunday and quite often run out to Esk or Hampton, lots of roads as you say, a must to have a charged phone on at least if solo riding.

Not looking good.
No its not looking good I haven't been down to the police station yet to ask about it, whether they will tell me anything or not, yes so many different ways to go and could be anywhere, yes Esk and Hampton way is a good ride but getting a bit hit by the fun police now same as most popular rides.
Aparently he turns his phone off when he rides, not sure why he would do that.

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Just watching 7 news and police are appealing to anyone who seen him last Monday and showed a pic of his bike that he was riding, there are 21 different ways he could have gone from Sandgate to Esk and the police have so far checked 18 ways so he is still missing, I am sure there are a few other back ways as well, and who knows he could have gone somewhere else at a last minute change of direction as there are so many great road and could end up anywhere.
So not looking good for him.

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Just watching 7 news and police are appealing to anyone who seen him last Monday and showed a pic of his bike that he was riding, there are 21 different ways he could have gone from Sandgate to Esk and the police have so far checked 18 ways so he is still missing, I am sure there are a few other back ways as well, and who knows he could have gone somewhere else at a last minute change of direction as there are so many great road and could end up anywhere.
So not looking good for him.

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Thanks Ashley

I missed that news, yes it's not looking good, could have hit a Roo or another animal and left the road, could have had a medical event and left the road.

I had a very lucky close call 2 weeks ago on my Daytona 955i hit a medium-sized Roo in the head with my leg at 100kph on Mt Mee. Very luckily all was ok, my well armoured Tiger Angel leathers and a very lucky head hit only, it could have easily ended with me off the road in bad shape. I like most have had some scary close calls with both Deer and large Roo's further out in the country. For this reason, I never travel at night outside the city on my bikes.

Whenever I ride solo I always have my phone charged and on me, in part for this very reason, the authorities can locate your phone and hopefully help you.

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