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« on: October 21, 2011, 11:51:34 AM »

We just heard that Bill crashed at the Texas Mile a little while ago.  Past the finish, running 238 with 20 MPH wind blowing.  Put it down on the left side, and appears not hurt bad but riding the ambulance to hospital to be checked out.  I hear further that it's windy there.

Fill in details as you get them -- and send good thoughts Bill's way.


I edited this to remove the "20#" and modify it using later information.  Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 12:24:25 PM »

Slim the way I read it, there was a 20mph wind. From what I can tell from Face Book it looks like he will be ok. He's got some rash and is being taken to the hospital as a precaution. Don't qoute me on any of this though. This is just the bits and peices I can put together.
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2011, 12:25:02 PM »

Running in the wind/cross wind etc. is never a good idea on two or 4 wheels. Anything over 6-8 mph can be felt and on two wheels even more so. Hope Bill is OK, get offs at any speed can hurt.
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2011, 12:32:53 PM »

20lbs of boost on that machine is a tremendous hp capable of much more than 238....likely that the
238 was after slowing down....hoping for more details...ie we dont know if wind was a factor or not....

earlier the shake down run a note was made about a dip in track etc...

also...wind doesnt effect all vehicles equally...many two wheel machines have run very successfully
in 6-8 side winds.......others may have trouble with 6  mph headwind etc.........

additionally if running in wind is "never" a good idea....officials  let folks run at double the 6-8
if thats what they choose....ie sw return runs that very windy morning...



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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2011, 12:53:25 PM »

Another FB update. Broken ankle and ribs, other then that he's ok. Thanks God.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2011, 12:58:04 PM »

.. evidentally it was reported to be a "head-wind"....

http://www.suzukihayabusa.org/forum/index.php?topic=156159.0



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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2011, 02:40:16 PM »

the directions the trade winds blow down there most likely a quartering head wind
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2011, 02:43:52 PM »

Thoughts and Prayers sent out.  Sounds like Bill will be fine and we are all thankful for that news.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2011, 04:09:46 PM »

Broken ribs suck as every time he sneezes or laughs for weeks will hurt bad!!

How bad is the bike?
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2011, 06:44:56 PM »

So glad the news is good. I was scared of what I might find after seeing the brief note on the Ohio Mile site.  Get well Bill!
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2011, 07:58:52 AM »

glad the bill's okay.
could've been a lot worse.

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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2011, 10:35:27 AM »

Glad he is 'OK', $%*! scary.  Walt posted that the bike looks OK too, slid on left side only.
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« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 01:00:50 PM »

The latest is; four broken ribs, lightly punctured lung, some tendon damage on left ankle, couple af broken bones in his left hand, lots of road rash but not real deep. Monday they willo operate to repair the tendon and broken bones. The bike is not hurt bad.

Bill said " no F--- way that was only 236. I saw the run, it was accelerating at an incredible rate once in third gear. We will see when they read the data.
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« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 01:47:01 PM »

More damage than we originally thought. My thoughts and prayers are with Bill for a speedy and complete recovery. 


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« Reply #14 on: October 22, 2011, 01:59:24 PM »

very interesting regarding the clocks.....

a very small mis-adjustment in timing eyes for a 132 ft
exit trap to make a big difference in measured speeds....

not sure how often their clocks are checked....

Glen etal......how often are the scta timing equip. checked and what exactly is
checked for calibration.....?.....

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