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An Emergency Device for Motorcyclists

 

An Emergency Device for Motorcyclists

Riding the isolated back roads of Appalachian West Virginia, Jim Ford watched with delight as one of the four motorcyclists in his Master Rider’s workshop smoothly and efficiently “danced” his BMW 1200 GA GS Adventure through a series of mountain curves. His delight turned to shock, when the rider suddenly swung wide, lost control and was catapulted from the high side of his motorcycle, which rolled over repeatedly before coming to rest in an oily heap.
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Death Valley Rescue: SPOT Was There When No One Else Was

Rescue Profile: Tom
Case #: 13665


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Tom Madlem had been riding motorcycles for 50 years. Death Valley was one trip he had never taken before though. He and a friend had planned to take 2 weeks off and make the ride. However, the first part of the trip was going to force Madlem to commit the “cardinal sin” - biking alone.

This meant he would be riding alone through the desert for two days before meeting up with his friend. After his wife and son begged him not to go by himself, he was then convinced to purchase his SPOT GEN3™ for the trip so his family would have peace of mind. He made it the first day just fine alone. Tuesday morning, he had not ridden 10 miles when he took a hard fall on his bike.

 

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