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Old 10-18-2012, 07:07 AM   #1
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Saw this article in Jalopnik and thought I'd share:

http://jalopnik.com/5952473/my-sever...n-a-motorcycle

"In the ranks of embarrassing pictures you could have posted on the Internet of yourself, I'm going to guess this one is close to the top. Yeah, that's my , clearly visible through my shredded Y-fronts, rubbed raw and bleeding from sliding down the road. Those undies provided about as much protection as the Levis 511s I was wearing, which is to say none. This happened at around 35 to 40mph."
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:18 AM   #2
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:20 AM   #3
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:49 AM   #5
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So, the hippy thinks wearing jeans caused his broken arm?
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:30 AM   #6
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A quick once over revealed that my knee was bleeding pretty badly, as was my . The arm was still broken
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Old 10-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #7
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Sounds like he was going faster than 30-40 mph, but who knows! Obviously wasn't his first wreck either!
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:48 PM   #8
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30-40mph huh...seems like a lot of damage for 30mph but I've never been down before so idk.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:18 PM   #9
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The pavement quality is a big factor in roadrash. I hit a curb at 15 mph a few weeks after I started riding and I skinned the out of both knees; there was some nasty bruising to boot. After that I started wearing armor under my jeans.
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The pavement quality is a big factor in roadrash. I hit a curb at 15 mph a few weeks after I started riding and I skinned the out of both knees; there was some nasty bruising to boot. After that I started wearing armor under my jeans.
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concrete, asphalt vs chip-seal... would you rather slide across a couple hundred feel of 220 grit, or say....80?

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Once I'd stopped sliding, I ran over, picked the bike up, put it on the curb, then went back to see what had caused the low-side. Turns out there was a patch of car safety glass, the kind that turns itself into little marbles when it shatters, all over the middle of the corner
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So, the hippy thinks wearing jeans caused his broken arm?
FTFA: The metal from a previous injury caused a stress point which broke his arm. He even mentioned that the impact should not have broken anything. I also fail to see how he is a hippy or anyone that I would listen to as his closing comments state that he will likely wear jeans when riding in the future.
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FTFA: The metal from a previous injury caused a stress point which broke his arm. He even mentioned that the impact should not have broken anything. I also fail to see how he is a hippy or anyone that I would listen to as his closing comments state that he will likely wear jeans when riding in the future.
^what this guy said
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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Lets be real and admit everyone will be riding in jeans in the near future as its common practice anyway.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #14
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I appreciate the guys attitude, and I agree. It has however convinced me to go ahead and get the shorts and knee/shin guards I was thinking about.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:48 AM   #15
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I have impact shorts but I rarely wear them. Always wear knee protection.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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So the bike offered little protection?
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I'll keep wearing jeans but I always have a jacket gloves and helmet. Hopefully I never have to experience that but it's always in the back of my mind.
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Reason why I wear riding pants with armor in them.
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