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Old 02-18-2007, 05:43 PM   #1
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My brother just got out of the hospital

So i just got home from my paintball practice up here at Tx tech and i get a phone call from my brother. The first thing he says, "Well i just got out of the hospital." Obviously i asked what happened.

Turns out that, he was riding his gsxr today on i-10 i believe cruising along with traffic when for some reason the lady in front of him slams on her brakes. (I dont know how close he was to her or how fast they were goin but if i had to guess id say 75-80) He tries to stop but locked up both tires and slid into the back of her car. This launched him off the bike, over the handlebars and flying through the air. He said he flipped at least once and landed on her hood hood feet first. Then slid off the hood and continued to slide for another 50-60ft on the concrete.

He was wearing my old Shoei RF-1000 that i gave him after i sold my bike and he said thats what saved his life. He was wearing leather gloves, a mesh jacket, and jeans. He said he got bad road rash on his back and arms, a little road rash on his legs and two broken ribs. The bike is completely totalled from back to front to the point that it just looked like a piece of scrap is what he said.

I told him that he is very lucky to be alive based on what happened cuz the only other two accidents ive seen like that, the rider died on impact due to the force on their back.


This is where my descision comes in and i would like some input. I have just recently gotten enough money to buy another bike since i sold my k6 gsxr. My mom said to him, "Two boys, two bikes, two accidents, and two sons that are lucky to be alive. No more motorcycles." I don't want to disappoint my mom by buying another bike, but at the same time i have wanted ride again every single day since i sold the gsxr 4 months ago. What do ya'll think?

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Old 02-18-2007, 05:46 PM   #2
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get a stunt bike and keep it in the parking lot.. its safer. *shrugs shoulders* thats all i can think of.
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Glad your bro is ok man!

He got very lucky!

I dont know what to tell you about getting another bike man. It would be a hard choice to make in your shoes.
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get a stunt bike and keep it in the parking lot.. its safer. *shrugs shoulders* thats all i can think of.
Clayton may be on to somethin there.....

or get a bike, and just ride the track? :dontknow:
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well if your a man, you gotta do what your heart tells you, if your a momma's boy you gotta do what mom tells you.

(not tryin to be an but its just how it is) those might be the same thing, they might not. no one else can tell you that.

your moms has a good point, and moms are always going to be like that.

in the end you have to make up your own mind, and all i can say about it, is think carefully and dont make a decision you will regret one way or the other.

p.s. glad your bro is ok
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:53 PM   #6
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Will it mess up your relationship with your mom or not? Would it be worth it to you?
Glad motorcycling runs in my family
Glad you bro made it out ok figuratively speaking. Does he post here?
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:00 PM   #7
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Will it mess up your relationship with your mom or not? Would it be worth it to you?
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Glad you bro made it out ok figuratively speaking. Does he post here?
not that i know of. hes not the kind of guy that posts on forums.


updated story information: He was in fact riding on i-10 doing about 70. When the lady slammed on her brakes he swerved and hit the car next to him, he didnt lock up his brakes (i had originally guessed thats what happened).


My mom basically kicked me out of the house the last time she came home and there was a bike sitting in the driveway, and after these accidents i honestly don't know how she'd take it if i got another one. Im not a mommas boy, but i do respect her. Im 20 and chances are i wouldnt want to spoil any help she might give me for school. I'll have to think about it alot more now than i did before.
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well in that case, if i were in your shoes...

i think i would buy a lancer or some other ricer with good power to weight, and save getting a bike till i was on my own...
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get a stunt bike and keep it in the parking lot.. its safer. *shrugs shoulders* thats all i can think of.


Clayton I don't know you but, I saw the pics of your face the other day. Blood everywhere and teeth jacked up. Maybe them fiddies in the parkin lot aint so safe after all.


As far as if you should get another bike. I agree with the others, you gotta live your life and follow your heart, but...
When I was at home, my folks said no bikes. So when I could afford a place THEN I got one. They were'nt happy but it worked out.
I'm almost 50 now and my mom still doesn't like me havin a scoot.
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well i mean the thing is, im practically living on my own. i pay my own rent, car note, cell phone bill etc. I really only live at home over the summer but even then now i pay for an appartment im thinking about just staying up here at school and working.

like i said, i have alot of thinking to do and i prolly wont know for sure whether i get another one for a few more weeks. I look at the helmet and jacket of my first wreck everyday when i wake up and remember the i went through with that and i just dont know if i could do it all again now that this has happened to my brother. im just glad hes alive and not paralyzed.
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i was pretty close to selling my bike, because a close friend wrecked his but until i heard the saying "just because my friend slipped in the shower broke his neck and died, doesn't mean i'm gonna stop taking a shower" well, you know what i mean.
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dude dont get it... it doesnt seem like you are totally out from under your mom... All mom's dont want us to get hurt on our bikes and probably would rather us do things less dangerous.. If your mom will trip out dont do it until you are out of school or something. just my .02
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So i just got home from my paintball practice up here at Tx tech and i get a phone call from my brother. The first thing he says, "Well i just got out of the hospital." Obviously i asked what happened.

Turns out that, he was riding his gsxr today on i-10 i believe cruising along with traffic when for some reason the lady in front of him slams on her brakes. (I dont know how close he was to her or how fast they were goin but if i had to guess id say 75-80) He tries to stop but locked up both tires and slid into the back of her car. This launched him off the bike, over the handlebars and flying through the air. He said he flipped at least once and landed on her hood hood feet first. Then slid off the hood and continued to slide for another 50-60ft on the concrete.

He was wearing my old Shoei RF-1000 that i gave him after i sold my bike and he said thats what saved his life. He was wearing leather gloves, a mesh jacket, and jeans. He said he got bad road rash on his back and arms, a little road rash on his legs and two broken ribs. The bike is completely totalled from back to front to the point that it just looked like a piece of scrap is what he said.

I told him that he is very lucky to be alive based on what happened cuz the only other two accidents ive seen like that, the rider died on impact due to the force on their back.


This is where my descision comes in and i would like some input. I have just recently gotten enough money to buy another bike since i sold my k6 gsxr. My mom said to him, "Two boys, two bikes, two accidents, and two sons that are lucky to be alive. No more motorcycles." I don't want to disappoint my mom by buying another bike, but at the same time i have wanted ride again every single day since i sold the gsxr 4 months ago. What do ya'll think?

thank you for reading and hopefully taking something helpful from this story.
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get a track bike and keep it in the track.. its safer. *shrugs shoulders* thats all i can think of.
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stay on track or stay of the highways. My parents have a house in galveston so thats where i leave the bike and thats where i ride it. I've been on I-45 prolly bout 6 times in 8 months on my bike. I know as motorcyclist we believe that people should keep their eyes open, but yesterday this idiot with a gixxer came outta no where doing 90 just made me think how volnerable we are.
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At 20, you're the dangerous part & the bike is just the tool.

When you older, wiser, & a better rider.......you'll realize that maybe 5% of the bike wrecks out there couldn't have been avoided. As for the rest, they are the riders fault either for having the wreck or for not avoiding it.

When you don't ride like an idiot & you're alert enough to know that you might be forced to compensate for other shitheads lack of driving ability at any given time, you might just be ok.
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My mom basically kicked me out of the house the last time she came home and there was a bike sitting in the driveway, and after these accidents i honestly don't know how she'd take it if i got another one. Im not a mommas boy, but i do respect her. Im 20 and chances are i wouldnt want to spoil any help she might give me for school. I'll have to think about it alot more now than i did before.
Hey man, everyone has to make up their own mind... my parents didn't like me getting a bike, but I was 20 years old and could make my own decisions.

That being said, I think the statement I highlighted is a pretty one you made... But then again... that's just me.
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