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post #16 of 26 Old 04-17-2013, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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As much fun as I would have on a bike...this is exactly why I do not own one.


Kinda hard to explain, but I've been riding
for 35 years, and this is the first time I
went down hard. It's not going to stop
me from riding. I have learned that gear
will help save your hide.


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Kinda hard to explain, but I've been riding
for 35 years, and this is the first time I
went down hard. It's not going to stop
me from riding. I have learned that gear
will help save your hide.
I doubt its hard to explain honestly. I see the joy you could get from a bike. I just don't trust other drivers enough to feel safe if I had one.

I hope your recovery is going well!

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I doubt its hard to explain honestly. I see the joy you could get from a bike. I just don't trust other drivers enough to feel safe if I had one.

I hope your recovery is going well!


I'm actually pretty good at gauging other drivers,
just expect everyone to cut you off. If they don't,
bonus. I'm more worried about the deer around here.
I expect the person to roll through the stop sign,
where as the deer come out of no where.

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I'm actually pretty good at gauging other drivers,
just expect everyone to cut you off. If they don't,
bonus. I'm more worried about the deer around here.
I expect the person to roll through the stop sign,
where as the deer come out of no where.
I hear that. One of my buddies sliced a deer in half with his bike. Messed him up pretty good too

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Wow to the guy the slashed his face with the visor. Bad luck. Sorry XJ. I sold my bike in the spring and would really like another but will probably wait until winter.

Just shake my head when I see all the riders out today with t shirts and jeans with shorty helmets. Saw an ER nurse this weekend that came off once with no gear and 4 months of rehab/skin healing. As she said "stupid. "

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Even with my face all slashed up from the accident, it recovered very nice. The nurses there said I was one of the better looking motorcycle accidents that they see. Most people come in missing limbs or their whole body has road rash.
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Even with my face all slashed up from the accident, it recovered very nice.
I can only imagine what would have happened to the bones in your face if you didn't have a full face ( my preference) helmet on.
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I can only imagine what would have happened to the bones in your face if you didn't have a full face ( my preference) helmet on.
Pretty sure I would be dead or not have a bottom jaw. The even scarier thing about this accident is that I was going below 15 MPH.
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Just shake my head when I see all the riders out today with t shirts and jeans with shorty helmets. Saw an ER nurse this weekend that came off once with no gear and 4 months of rehab/skin healing. As she said "stupid. "

Yeah, last year I was that guy wearing
a t-shirt and shorts. It gets pretty damn
hot down here, but when I hit 40 something
clicked! I started wearing gear. I bet my right
shoulder would have been shattered if I didn't
have any gear on.



Me taking delivery on the V65 Magna. It was
in the lower 50's that day.









Here I am pushing 80* outside. Still had jeans
on at the time, but it was better than swim
trunks! When I heal up I'm getting a new jacket,
pants, and gloves. (had gloves that day in the helmet)






Notice the armor on the shoulders. I still fractured
my right shoulder in 3 places! Mean while my helmet
doesn't even have a scratch.




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Pretty sure I would be dead or not have a bottom jaw. The even scarier thing about this accident is that I was going below 15 MPH.

You're right! Just think if you didn't have the helmet on...
I went down going around 50 MPH. My right shoulder took
most of the impact. Good news is I really didn't have much
road rash.

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Wow. You guys are lucky. My neighbor died in a bike accident right up the street from his house got hit by a soccer mom who wasn't paying attention and was sucked underneath the SUV. The damndest thing is he was getting rid of it the next day. He was only 23..

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I came off at the track once. I figure I was in the 70 to 90 range, long story. front end tucked and I got to slide behind the bike as we tumbled into the infield. Full face helmet, one-piece leathers, gauntlet style gloves, Sidi Racing boots, back protector; typical for a track day. The bike came home, bruised, battered, leaking, broken, in the trailer she went, luckily it was the last session of the day. I walked off without a scratch, bruise, bump or sore spot. Wasn't even feeling it the next day.

Always where your gear, I am a big proponent of taking the right precautions. Sure it's warm stuck in traffic on a 90 degree day parked on the highway, but still way more comfortable than sitting in the hospital for six weeks recovering.
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