Jump to content

Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

RIP Gary Jaehne 5-19-12

#1 User is offline   macr88 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 14,806
  • Joined: 25-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Jose
  • Country: United States

Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:41 PM

Not sure how many motorcycle riders are familiar with him on here but he was a big part of the riding community in the bay area.
He'll definitely be missed but never forgotten :(
-Mac-

#2 User is offline   macr88 

  • Topic Starter
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 14,806
  • Joined: 25-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Jose
  • Country: United States

Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:46 PM

Gary and Doc

Posted Image

#3 User is offline   11-86s2k 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 444
  • Joined: 24-July 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: Philippines

Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:26 PM

I've had a chance to hang out with him back in late 90's at T-hill with my older brother. He rode a very rare exotic, Honda NSR 250 which inspired me to purchase one aswell. He will be missed.

Here's a pic of my old NSR. Reflections changed a bit. Lol
Posted Image
Posted Image

#4 User is offline   11-86s2k 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 444
  • Joined: 24-July 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: Philippines

Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

Posted Image

Gary on his NSR. He was legendary to the motorcycle community.

#5 User is offline   TougeHorseman 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Gold Member
  • Posts: 8,175
  • Joined: 08-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Professor Touge Emeritus
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:Cars, humans, animals, technology.

Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:27 PM

Looks like Pescadero got him...RIP

Trolls: Please don't flame this guy for going fast in the mountains. He deserves respect.

http://www.mercuryne...ident-san-mateo

Quote

PESCADERO - Gary Jaehne, a 57-year-old Scotts Valley man well-known in Bay Area motorcycle racing circles, died Saturday after his 2008 Kawasaki plunged about 70 feet down an embankment in rural San Mateo County, authorities said.

It took more than an hour for rescue teams to retrieve Jaehne due to the steep terrain and the remote location between Pescadero and La Honda, Cal Fire officials said,.

California Highway Patrol officers believe Jaehne was riding east on Pescadero Creek Road in the Loma Mar area when he lost control of his motorcycle about 12:20 p.m.

He was conscious when paramedics -- using a rope rescue -- found him, a Cal Fire engineer said. He had been riding with a group, the official said. Jaehne was flown by helicopter to Stanford Hospital, but later succumbed to his injuries, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office confirmed.

According to posts on the Bay Area Riders Forum, Jaehne was a longtime California road racer who was a mentor to many younger riders. One friend called him a "250 legend."

Jaehne authored a book called "Sportbiking: The Real World (The Advanced Riders Handbook.)" Per a review on Web Bike World, he had competed with various local and national organizations and served as an instructor at DP Safety School.

In a 1999 Saratoga News story about high-speed riding on Highway 9, Jaehne was described as a full-time high-tech employee and part-time motorcycle racing safety instructor.

Even though he was
a safety instructor, Jaehne said danger is inherent to the sport, Steve Enders of Saratoga News reported.

"Guys know where the dangerous spots are, know where the cops are," he said. "Most guys ride careful up here, but even with me, it's competitive. You know, if I pass someone, then he passes me, then I pass him again, I'm not going to let him pass again. I can't help being competitive."


#6 User is offline   Thateguhate 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 1,744
  • Joined: 17-December 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: United States

Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:35 PM

So unfortunate. I know who Dr.Wong is on the right but I'm not too familar with Gary. I seen his posts on BARF but this is sad, especially for the guys on the riders forum. :(

#7 User is offline   slightly2ned 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 8,534
  • Joined: 18-September 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yee!
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:JP(config-if)#
    .45
    going vrroomm vrroomm, clutch in-blip-shift-clutch out, vrroomm vrroomm

Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:45 PM

RIP - to live & die doing your passion is honorable; the thought of Senna comes to mind & other incredible drivers in history.

Careful up there guys!

#8 User is offline   scruztaylor 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 56
  • Joined: 13-December 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: United States

Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

Wow, saw a memorial set up where he crashed today on a drive to the beach. Best wishes to his family

#9 User is offline   TougeHorseman 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Gold Member
  • Posts: 8,175
  • Joined: 08-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Professor Touge Emeritus
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:Cars, humans, animals, technology.

Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:24 AM

Posted Image

#10 User is offline   s4play 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 9,284
  • Joined: 22-March 04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:West Coast baby
  • Country: United States

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:37 PM

I never met this guy or don't know him but it seems he is quite famous around here. Am I the only one here to find the irony that a safety instructor rider taking risks?

Judging by his quotes though I would say this is avoidable. There is a difference between being competitive in a race and taking un-necessary risk on a public road.

Whenever a race story is posted you guys say "take it to the track" but when this happens, as sad as it is, he should have saved been more careful and saved his competitive racing for the track.


RIP for sure - honorable maybe but not if he left behind family / kids, condolences to the family.
04' GPW/Onyx Acura NSX
05' Audi S4
10' Audi R8
09' GPW s2000
11' Hayabusa

Gone, but not forgotten: (gt3/m3) http://www.m3forum.n...ad.php?t=203205

#11 User is offline   gpwuster 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 6,160
  • Joined: 25-August 06
  • Gender:Female
  • Country: United States

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

 s4play, on 21 May 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

Whenever a race story is posted you guys say "take it to the track" but when this happens, as sad as it is, he should have saved been more careful and saved his competitive racing for the track.


The fact is that "speed" is not always the reason why a rider/driver crashed.
Posted Image One can not think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dine well

#12 User is offline   slightly2ned 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 8,534
  • Joined: 18-September 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Yee!
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:JP(config-if)#
    .45
    going vrroomm vrroomm, clutch in-blip-shift-clutch out, vrroomm vrroomm

Posted 21 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

:iagree:

#13 User is offline   Voodoo_S2K 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 17,764
  • Joined: 13-August 01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bay Area, California
  • Country: United States

Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:50 PM

 s4play, on 21 May 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

I never met this guy or don't know him but it seems he is quite famous around here. Am I the only one here to find the irony that a safety instructor rider taking risks?

Judging by his quotes though I would say this is avoidable. There is a difference between being competitive in a race and taking un-necessary risk on a public road.

Whenever a race story is posted you guys say "take it to the track" but when this happens, as sad as it is, he should have saved been more careful and saved his competitive racing for the track.


RIP for sure - honorable maybe but not if he left behind family / kids, condolences to the family.

Since you have no idea why he crashed,

Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Posted Image

#14 User is offline   odb812 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 914
  • Joined: 01-May 12
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: United States

Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:16 PM

 Voodoo_S2K, on 21 May 2012 - 01:50 PM, said:

 s4play, on 21 May 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

I never met this guy or don't know him but it seems he is quite famous around here. Am I the only one here to find the irony that a safety instructor rider taking risks?

Judging by his quotes though I would say this is avoidable. There is a difference between being competitive in a race and taking un-necessary risk on a public road.

Whenever a race story is posted you guys say "take it to the track" but when this happens, as sad as it is, he should have saved been more careful and saved his competitive racing for the track.


RIP for sure - honorable maybe but not if he left behind family / kids, condolences to the family.

Since you have no idea why he crashed,

Posted Image


"That's the worst idea I've ever heard, Tom."
Posted Image
Honda S2000 CR #10
youtube.com/c/ToddWinstanley

#15 User is offline   kaansahbaz 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 7,851
  • Joined: 10-October 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Morgan Hill,CA
  • Country: Turkey

Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:08 PM

I saw the road where his bike skid and slide, very moderate turn. They say his front washed out. RIP
KAAN My Feedback Thread
2006 Amuse GT1 S2000, J's Racing, Volks, Project Mu
2009 Smart Fortwo, 2012 Ducati 848 Corse SE, 2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring
Posted ImagePosted Image

Pearl White S2k:
Authentic Amuse Gt1 Wide body, J's Racing type 1 wing, Voltex high wing stands, KW V3 Coilovers, Volk CE28N Genesis 18*9.5 +22 front, 18*10.5 +18 rear, Volk CF limited edition high center caps ,Craft Square Carbon mirrors, JDM oem Chrome headlights, JDM oem Rear license plate bracket, Rays red lug nuts, Custom Exhaust for Gt1 rear bumper. White side markers, Shaved mirror holes, s2000 emblem, and front badge.
Black S2k:
J's Racing Type S body kit, J's racing Type II Wing, Roja Formula 5: 18*8,18*9 wheels, Tein S tech springs , Tein hood dampers, APR GT3 mirrors, Carbon fiber trunk, Spugen dual titanium exhausts, AP2 head lights, AP2 tail lights,Blue Rays lugnuts,Mast

#16 User is offline   TougeHorseman 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Gold Member
  • Posts: 8,175
  • Joined: 08-July 09
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Professor Touge Emeritus
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:Cars, humans, animals, technology.

Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

 gpwuster, on 21 May 2012 - 12:48 PM, said:

 s4play, on 21 May 2012 - 12:37 PM, said:

Whenever a race story is posted you guys say "take it to the track" but when this happens, as sad as it is, he should have saved been more careful and saved his competitive racing for the track.

The fact is that "speed" is not always the reason why a rider/driver crashed.

:iagree:
And this really isn't the best time for "take it to the track" rhetoric or "tsk tsk tsk".


 kaansahbaz, on 21 May 2012 - 04:08 PM, said:

I saw the road where his bike skid and slide, very moderate turn.

Agreed, having driven that road for many years.

#17 User is offline   -outkast- 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 4,005
  • Joined: 30-April 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:bay area, ca
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:s2000, sti grb, ducati 1098, burton snowboards, specialized and cannondale mountain bikes, canon 5k mkii camera and L lenses, gf, dogs....too much...

Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:55 PM

i was actually debating on whether to go on the Big Sur drive or go on the Group Ride that he was leading that lead to his death. :(

RIP Gary....
-blue
Posted Image

#18 User is offline   g0g3tt4 

  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 1,732
  • Joined: 29-June 11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Nor Cal (Humboldt, Ca)
  • Country: United States
  • Interests:Going fast.

Posted 21 May 2012 - 06:56 PM

We were in the same practice group my first year in AFM... I used to follow him around to get the "race line" I was on a 750...
"Type R and S2000 are racecars with windshield wipers."


Tatsura Ichishima, President TYPE ONE

#19 User is offline   AyJay 

  • View gallery
  • Group: Member
  • Posts: 3,561
  • Joined: 10-September 07
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sac, NorCal
  • Country: United States

Posted 22 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned in here somewhere...
Adam M. - S2K Chrono Series #131
[Insert Attn Whore Signature Mod List Here]

#20 User is offline   macr88 

  • Topic Starter
  • View gallery
  • Group: Moderator
  • Posts: 14,806
  • Joined: 25-May 06
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:San Jose
  • Country: United States

Posted 22 May 2012 - 08:01 PM

 AyJay, on 22 May 2012 - 02:31 PM, said:

I'm sure there's a lesson to be learned in here somewhere...

Let me know when you figure it out.

#21 User is offline   L8Apex01 

  • Group: Guest
  • Posts: 73
  • Joined: 25-June 10
  • Gender:Male
  • Country: United States

Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:15 PM

I read about this on BARF. So sad. My thoughts go out to his family.

From what I read, it sounds like speed wasn't a significant factor. He was leading the group through a relatively straight section when the front wheel wobbled and lost it. Road surface was dry and clear as far as anyone can tell.

The "take it to the track" comments are in poor taste here.
Posted Image

Ads by Google   S2KI

Share this topic:


Page 1 of 1
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users