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Bikers React to Deaths at Motorcycle Rally

MAY 17, 2006 -- In Myrtle Beach, bikers are midway through what has turned out to be a deadly bike week.  The ten-day event for motorcycle fans kicked off last Friday. 

Organizers estimate about 300,000 people showed up in Myrtle Beach this week. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular motorcycle events in the nation, comparable to Daytona. 

But the popularity comes with a price.  Five motorcyclists have been killed in traffic accidents since the bike week began.  Bikers say that's five people too many.

"The biggest thing is cars not seeing bikes. When you ride a bike, that car's looking right at you, you gotta expect they're gonna turn into you. And that's what's gonna get you home at night," says biker Chris Hansin from Hampden, Virginia.

Reported by Chunshek Chan 

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