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Old 08-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Question Houston accidents spike in summer?

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Watching the Chronicle, and news and this forum: it appears to me that motorcycle accidents and fatalities are spiking here in August. Is there a trend or correlation to the hot summer months perhaps? Or, is it worse in the rainy winter when it is darker and nobody expects a bike to be out on the street?
Does anyone know if there are statistics on this question?

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Old 08-06-2011, 07:29 PM   #2
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more riders in the summer cause they are too pansy to ride in the winter
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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As witchdoctor pointed out, more fair-weather riders than all weather riders....
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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As witchdoctor pointed out, more fair-weather riders than all weather riders....
Amen brother. All year rider here!
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:46 PM   #5
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To tell you the truth, I ride more when it's cooler...rather layer up and keep
warm than wear just a t-shirt and helmet to keep cool. Took a 2 hour tour
yesterday evening in full gear @ dusk and it was still hot as ..but I'd rather ride than complain..
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To tell you the truth, I ride more when it's cooler...rather layer up and keep
warm than wear just a t-shirt and helmet to keep cool. Took a 2 hour tour
yesterday evening in full gear @ dusk and it was still hot as ..but I'd rather ride than complain..
yes, but the MAJORITY of riders are fair weather riders.... that is why deaths spike when it is warmer out.
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Old 08-06-2011, 08:06 PM   #7
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yes, but the MAJORITY of riders are fair weather riders.... that is why deaths spike when it is warmer out.
I concur..
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #8
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Less gear or none, crash, get seriously injured or die, and make the news.
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Honestly there's only a week at most that it is too cold to ride. A liner in a textile jacket is good for all but the coldest houston days.
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I wouldn't really consider the summer months in Texas "fair weather."

I'd say far more riders are out riding in Spring and Fall.

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Less gear or none, crash, get seriously injured or die, and make the news.
This is to blame IMO.
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Old 08-06-2011, 11:30 PM   #11
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All,

Watching the Chronicle, and news and this forum: it appears to me that motorcycle accidents and fatalities are spiking here in August. Is there a trend or correlation to the hot summer months perhaps? Or, is it worse in the rainy winter when it is darker and nobody expects a bike to be out on the street?
Does anyone know if there are statistics on this question?

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It's the sixth day of August, what spike are you speaking of?
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Old 08-07-2011, 01:26 AM   #12
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Fair weather riders don't ride enough to also be experienced riders.
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Cold weather in Houston? lol that is pretty funny. Summer is from March to November. Gets brisk for 3 months.
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Im a good weather rider these days
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Old 08-11-2011, 01:44 PM   #16
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Lived in Ohio for about 5 years....remember riding in 21 degree weather...was okay for about 10 miles before my toes and fingers starterted burning..
I rode as long as it was above 50...

Now, i ride as long as it's not raining..
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seems like common sense, the warmer it is the more people will be out and about riding hence more accidents. the gas prices probably have something to do with it too driving more people to want two wheels vs four.
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