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Old 04-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #101
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Yeah cause getting run over is by far the most common wreck riders have.......
You sound like a douche harley rider saying that helmets just make the difference between an open or closed casket.

Wife got hit by a car last year. Helmet saved her life. Jacket saved her arm. Nasty compound fracture with bone sticking out everywhere. The jacket contained the injury & kept the road debris out of the wound. She's alive & back to 95% thanks to the gear. But hey, who needs a right arm when it makes you look gay.
Another good example as to why we should wear more than just shorts, a t-shirt, and helmet. I dont mind looking "gay" wearing gear. Whats gay is having your skin stuck to the pavement, and your brains all over the road.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:50 PM   #102
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Yeah cause getting run over is by far the most common wreck riders have.......
You sound like a douche harley rider saying that helmets just make the difference between an open or closed casket.

Wife got hit by a car last year. Helmet saved her life. Jacket saved her arm. Nasty compound fracture with bone sticking out everywhere. The jacket contained the injury & kept the road debris out of the wound. She's alive & back to 95% thanks to the gear. But hey, who needs a right arm when it makes you look gay.

please...it sounds like you just haven't been around enough, i've lost several friends with lids on and full gear, then i have a friend who was in a coma for 3 months and it's been 6 months and he is just now walking...he wrecked at 60mph with no lid, his insides got up, internal bleeding and broken hip...no gear isn't my choice at all...just sayin it's old already
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Throw the first stone. Criticizing someone on the internet via the picture one took while driving is ridiculous. If one cares so much chase them down and tell them...don't bash them on a forum where they can't either justify what they were doing or give an excuse/reasoning for it...or tell you to off.

It's just ridiculous and stupid.

As for my agenda...I want to be able to voice my opinion. Which is what I'm doing...just like the OP.
Kewl... but you're also helping raise awareness by arguing ... so thank you
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Hmmmm... I'm a squid, I guess. I always wear jeans when I ride. And sometimes I wear regular pretty boots instead of m/c boots. BUT I'm a grown woman and I make my own decisions - as I suspect many of you are on this forum.

e-thugging is just silly. I'm a mom, but I'm not your mom, so make your own decisions.
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I wear all my gear. You're missing my point. Big surprise there.

All I'm saying is that if you're commuting to work and you get hit going 65mph and get run over, you're screwed. Doesn't matter how much gear you have on. Guys in full leathers die on race tracks too. Look at what happened to Craig Jones...

Be realistic.

The Trav: That sounds like a pretty stupid thing to do. Don't you think?
Nevermind. Having a conversation with you is like having one with a pile of rocks.

Ill just put it out there that I refuse to ride without at least helmet/jacket/gloves/jeans/laced up shoes. But its cool, to all you that choose otherwise, good luck when the hits the fan, or rather the skin hits the pavement.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #108
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Oh come on...you get run over you're dead.

The MotoGP or anyone who runs on a track is in a totally different playing field than riding on the street or highways. You're much safer on the track because there aren't cars or huge cement barriers to smash into going full speed. (most of the time at least)

I'm not saying that people who WEAR gear are gay. But people who criticize on the internet and post pictures definitely have had a in their mouth at one point or another...for sure.
Just because you get hit, doesn't mean you're dead... and you're not dead until your the brain is toast and/or the heart has stopped in a permanent manner.

Want to compare experiences? I've had an SuV hit by a squid at 80+, and I've taken the front end of an SuV. Gimpin2Fold... I think took a truck head on, got messed up pretty good, but he's still with us. Got one or two guys that got read-ended too.



People want to post pics up folx riding w/o gear, or riding stupid... feel free.
No harm and no foul, though I'd rather see/hear about bad riding habits than calling em a 'squid' merely for lack of gear.
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My main point in wearing gear on a personal level is for my family. My second reason is because of recovery times and less extensive injury and death.... There are accidents that nobody will survive regardless of gear....

I like the squid forums because seeing what people do reminds me of I used to do and when I did it I didn't know.... didn't have all the information before me... If I have the opportunity to talk to somebody about it I see out there i do... I've got a guy I work with a friend who rides his CBR1k with shorts gym shoes and tank tops sometimes no helmet... I talk to him but he won't change and well that's his choice.... But if he went don't and got killed or f'ed up I know I talked to him..
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Old 04-05-2010, 05:10 PM   #111
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I like squid pictures 'cause you can see chica's boobies better.

I look like the Goodyear blimp in my riding and cold weather gear. No one wants to see my pudge put putting around in a wife beater and flip flops. That would just be disgusting. So to protect innocent eyes I will dress as gayly as I wish and trip merrily along my path with all my gear all of the time. Knowing full well that a single inattentive driver can put an end to my, apparently, cack loving life (Though I have never been able to bend far enough to get mine in., probably a good thing as I would never leave the house if I could).

And gentles don't worry about me or any of these other guys. We are just worried about natural selection, where you, obviously, are not. Besides my insurance premiums are pretty darn cheap so carry on.

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Wow. Pretty simple. People with and without gear die in motorcycle crashes. People with and without seatbelts and airbags die in car crashes. People who don't drink bacon grease from a 5 galloin bucket might still die of a heart attack and so on ad nauseum...

The facts are, your chances of reducing injury and/or surviving improve greatly with proper gear, training and behavior. It's not rocket science. I've spent 39.5 years on this planet, a large number of them involving inherently risky activities and I've buried a lot of friends. Some of them could not have been prevented with proper gear or judgement, but most of them could.

I've got a large patch of oddly colored skin on my right arm from a getoff at triple digits - on the track and in race leathers that got chewed through in spots during the slide. I'd have been seeing bones on the street without leather. I've broken two vertebrae, cracked 3 ribs, collarbone twice, metataursals, jaw, sternum, tibia, fibula, radius, ulna, scaphoid, metacarpals an ankle and various other pieces over the years between bikes, cars and parachutes. I'd have been dead several times over without the gear. You won't catch me jumping without an AAD, driving without a seatbelt or riding without gear. What we do is dangerous. Take what precautions you can, and this includes judgement and training - not just gear. Too many idiots to count out there. Don't be one of them.
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What we do is dangerous. Take what precautions you can, and this includes judgement and training - not just gear. Too many idiots to count out there. Don't be one of them.
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this thread is wack. you aint gunna change anyones mind about gear. .
I disagree. We keep the wife's helmet on display at the shop to use as a prop when I start telling wreck stories to squids. I've saved lots of lives by offering some knowledge/opinions.
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if you look closely there is def a booty shot in there.
you don't scare me. I've met worse.

Besides they look like the goodyear blimp I was mentioning and that's without the gear. I shudder to think what they would look like in skin tight race leathers.
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Years of gear - Most of my (and my wife's) leathers in the upstairs closet - some textile, helmets and other assorted stuff in other spots around the house. A couple of them have some pretty serious scuffs and/or repairs in them. I believe in the power of leather and body armor...

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EBAY brother, it's a wonderful thing The Dainese K suit was an anniversary present from my wife about 8 years ago, but pretty much everything else was a "deal" from somewhere.
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