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    Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Doesn’t sound good.
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    Hmmmmmm. Really don't like the sound of this.

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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    So..... they found the bike and his gear.... Did he piss someone off and they handled him?..... did he fall into the river? Was he attacked by a mountain lion? Did he say "fVck the lemons...", and bail?

    This is interesting... Hopefully he's ok.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    The river next to where his stuff was found is at high level and "moving at 35 mph."
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Suspicious. Maybe it got icy and he fell in the river. Cold snow melt. Hypothermia and he was "wiped" anyway. Bad combination.
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    Jeezzz.. Bad omen

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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    I would ride in that area often. That area is nothing but small towns and wilderness. I don't believe that there are icy roads this time of year at any altitude in the area. However, with the huge snowpack this year and the sudden warming the rivers are flowing fast. If he slipped, or was wading in and ventured into the current he could have easily been swept away.

    or
    Deliverance anyone?

    Let's hope he is found safe.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkyone View Post
    I would ride in that area often. That area is nothing but small towns and wilderness. I don't believe that there are icy roads this time of year at any altitude in the area. However, with the huge snowpack this year and the sudden warming the rivers are flowing fast. If he slipped, or was wading in and ventured into the current he could have easily been swept away.

    or
    Deliverance anyone?

    Let's hope he is found safe.
    I can see ice at the top of Carson Pass, if he came from the Tahoe area. Chances are, some fisherman will find him in the coming weeks. Happens all too often.

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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    News report this morning said that he likely went into the river.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Sparkyone View Post
    News report this morning said that he likely went into the river.
    Then if the published reports are even close that the current is raging at ~35 mph........he may still be moving at a rapid pace. Or trapped under a boulder waiting for the water level to fall and slow. Hmmmmm....
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Then if the published reports are even close that the current is raging at ~35 mph........he may still be moving at a rapid pace. Or trapped under a boulder waiting for the water level to fall and slow. Hmmmmm....
    During the 2010 floods here in the Nashville area, we had a fatality in the Harpeth river when it was in flood stage. When it came down, we searched for several days unsuccessfully. We finally had to run several miles of the river with a cadaver dog. We eventually found him encased in the bank where it had reformed after washing away, (rerouting the river slightly).

    All that to say, it may take some time to find his remains....
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    This guy doesn’t want to be found. Bike, wallet, keys, laptop, backpack all found near the bike.

    He didn’t fall in the river. He’s disappeared in purpose. Dig deeper, and I bet they find something he’s running from.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    I do not go into bodies of water carrying any of those items. Do I want any my phone, wallet, laptop to get wet. If the bike was close to the stream, why not leave it with the bike.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Why voluntarily get into a cold, raging mountain stream?
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    We have no idea the stream was raging where he may have gone in. The stream may not have looked like it was raging where he went in. Heck, why do people get in water above a waterfall ? The fact is, we have no idea what happened to him. Until that is found out, there is no sense in speculating why it happened.

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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Speculation absent fact is what we do best around here.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by bossracer View Post
    Speculation absent fact is what we do best around here.
    Ain't that the truth. This one is perfect too since we know nothing about his background that would cause him to want to disappear as well. If I had to place a bet, I 'd go with what I have personally seen in the past, however and say he slipped and fell into the water, but we will not know until more information comes out. If he fell in the water, they will eventually find him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bossracer View Post
    Speculation absent fact is what we do best around here.
    Given some recent "changes" around this here lil motorbike board....Dan gets >>>>> POST OF THE MONTH!!!
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by Puffman View Post
    We have no idea the stream was raging where he may have gone in. The stream may not have looked like it was raging where he went in.
    This is how the Potomac River is just above Washington, D.C. Looks very calm but one wrong step and you're sucked- in by the undercurrent plus there are a lot of underwater carve- outs made over the millenia that trap people with the force of the water

    They called- off the aearch apparently

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    Authorities have called off the search for automotive journalist Davey G. Johnson. The 43-year-old contributor to Car and Driver, Jalopnik, and Motorcyclist went missing on an overnight motorcycle ride from Mammoth, California to his home in Sacramento.

    According to former Motor1.com contributor Abigail Bassett, the unofficial liaison between Johnson's hundreds of friends and family and the authorities, his disappearance is being treated as an accidental drowning. Bassett said in the last update to a Facebook thread that has been shared over 1,000 times that “detectives believe that Davey went into the river of his own accord, and there is no evidence of foul play.”
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    CNN: Cops think body found in California river is an automotive writer who went missing on road test.
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    Glad they found him. Hope when he is positively identified it can bring closure.

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    Father Joe
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    Good that this closure may be upon the family and friends. But to never know the how or why will be an eternal torture.
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    For a short time, I was thinking about Rob, a.k.a. Rubba. What a damned shame getting murdered like that. Did anyone ever hear about some closure on his case?

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    Father Joe
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Here's a story that fills in a couple more details.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...vni-story.html
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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by the-atc-kid View Post
    For a short time, I was thinking about Rob, a.k.a. Rubba. What a damned shame getting murdered like that. Did anyone ever hear about some closure on his case?
    That was in my county. I work on cop cars and none of the detectives knew/would say anything.but it is County cops job.


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    Re: Writer on Motorcycle Test Drive Last Week Hasn't Been Seen Since

    Quote Originally Posted by McGovZRX View Post
    Here's a story that fills in a couple more details.

    https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...vni-story.html
    Bummer. Crappy way to go.
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