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Tetsua
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apparently from a snowboarding accident.

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20070211/U PDATE/702110360
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Hans57
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 4:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

snowmobile
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Hagglerock
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 5:34 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sad, I've lost a cousin to a snowmobile accident.
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Gannon
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 5:54 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

From the stories I hear out of my Livonia Friend, king of horsepower and collector of gas guzzling adrenaline-pumping toys and various lawn care gadgets...it is inevitable that there will be amazing fatalities on the trails.

These buggers are flying through the forest at speeds of over ninety miles per hour, in space suits to keep them alive in the extreme conditions. Granted, the spikes in the track make for some spectacular braking ability, but momentum after reaction time ALWAYS rules surprises.

HE left the trail last year, ended up over twenty feet off it in ten-foot deep snow, if he weren't with EXTREMELY experienced riders we might NEVER have seen him again.

(His trail-mate had an accident with MY jetski a good number of years ago, again with MUCH experience behind the handlebars, where a lesser rider got too close and couldn't control his machine...ending MY adrenaline pursuit!)

He's BACK up north, though, this very weekend. We'll see how HE responds to this news.


May God bless Brook's family in this time of loss...along with everyone who will not encounter this young man ever again.

(Message edited by Gannon on February 11, 2007)
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Yvette248
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:13 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My heartfelt condolences to the Patterson family and friends.
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Spiritofdetroit
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:14 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Gannon,

You tend to capitalize entire words many, many times, in each your posts.

Intriguing.
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Gannon
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you heard me talk, you'd understand the emphasis.

All too often the points get missed here, so I've learned to set them off clearly.

Bold is my favorite, now that Lowell took away my colors.
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Rjk
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:27 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sad. He had 3 children including a 5 week old baby.
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Oldredfordette
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 6:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

A terrible story. Condolences to the Pattersons.

My husband was badly hurt in a snowmobile accident 15 years ago. I hated those things them and I hate them now. He recovered completely but he was lucky.
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Titancub
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 7:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thoughts go out to Brooks and his family. Terrible thing to go through.
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Johnnny5
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 9:06 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very sad news... I don't have enough fingers to count the number of people I've known that were seriously injured or killed on snowmobiles and motorcycles. I'll have nothing to do with the damn things.
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Beavis1981
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:17 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sadly this will keep happening until people realize how much power is just the flick of a wrist away.
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Fnemecek
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 10:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My condolences to the Patterson family.
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Eastside_charlie
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Posted on Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 11:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lets ban snowmobiles
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Rocket_city
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 12:40 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brooks, if you're reading, our heartfelt condolences to you and your family... (from your greater family)!
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Wally
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 8:47 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Very sad news this morning.

quote:

lets ban snowmobiles


Maybe Granholm will impose a "sin tax" on snowmobiles and we can all feel better. (groan)
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Jt1
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 9:13 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

It is unfortunate any time that a parent outlives his/her child and a child must grow up without a parent.
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Gravitymachine
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 9:23 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

he was one of 3 people killed this past weekend in "sled" accidents. very sad.
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Eric_w
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Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 7:31 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Too many accidents on those things I'd never ride one. Sad

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