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The sun was out and the temperature was up so there were a ton of bikes out and about today. Our group came upon a particularly nasty pileup on Hwy 1 near Pescadero State Beach....be safe out there!!!

UPDATE: SIX INJURED IN PESCADERO MOTORCYCLE CRASH
02/05/06 6:25 PST

PESCADERO (BCN)

Two motorcyclists were severely injured and another four were also hurt in a four-motorcycle crash earlier today on state Highway 1 just north of Pescadero State Beach, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan O'Day.

The accident, which the CHP initially said involved five motorcycles, occurred shortly after 11 a.m.

According to O'Day, the four motorcycles had been traveling north together on the highway when two of the bikes stopped behind a vehicle preparing to make a left turn onto Pescadero Creek Road.

Two other motorcyclists trailing behind the first two bikes reportedly realized too late that traffic had stopped ahead of them and crashed into the two bikes waiting behind the car, O'Day said. Two of the motorcycles involved in the crash were carrying both a driver and a passenger.

Two CALSTAR helicopters transported five of the six accident victims to Stanford Hospital for treatment.

"Just about every person walked out of the accident with broken bones," O'Day said.

The most severely injured victim was a man who suffered multiple bone fractures and head trauma. That victim's wounds could be life-threatening, O'Day said this afternoon.

Another victim suffered rib fractures, a collapsed lung and face trauma, O'Day said.

According to La Honda Volunteer Fire Department Capt. C. Whitney, all of the victims were conscious and breathing when they were airlifted to the hospital.

The accident shut down both directions of Highway 1 near Pescadero Creek Road for more than two hours.
 

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Highway 1 in CA is a very twisty road that hugs the coast line going pretty much from San Francisco to LA (300+ miles). Your basically riding on the edge a cliff face in most places. There are alot of blind turns. And pretty much no street lights/lamps anywhere. So your limited to what your head light can produce. During the winter months it gets extremely foggy, almost to the point of zero visibility. Alot of sport bike riders and sports car drivers like to drive it, cutting corners etc etc trying to go as fast as possible etc. Alot of accidents and deaths each year on that road. Its a great ride, but can also be nurve racking when someone gets on your ass. Which causes alot of people to ride beyond their abilities causing alot of accidents. The average speed limit is between 25 and 40mph on the entire highway.
 

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Yesterday was clear and sunny and the accident happened in a straight stretch of road with enough visibility of the road to take evasive action and have room to spare. From what I've read, it appears that two motorcycles were stopped behind a stalled car when they got rear-ended by two other bikes.
 

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