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Old 05-15-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Wear your gear

Sitting in ER getting stitches in my knee. Went over the bars when a girl on her phone tried to make the exit in front of me. She crossed from the center lane to make the exit. She didn't even stop. Would have stuck the land but caught my boot on the left mirror. Bike landed mostly on me. Blunt trauma crush injury through my knox knee pads. Doctor says he's shocked it did not shatter my patella. Knee pads worked for the most part. Wear your gear!
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:41 PM   #3
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^ Yikes! I hope that's no one from here. I was wearing the A* boots, Dianese jacket, knox gloves. Knee pads under my work pants. Could ave been way worse. Notice something was burning in the right leg. Got home to find both knee pad and knee split open. Drove to the ER. I reiterate, wear your gear people.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:13 PM   #5
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The bike is ok few minor issues. Bent clutch lever and clip on. Broken mirror and rear fender. Few parts and good as new.
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Minor stuff. Couple new parts good as new. I had the good sense to let it land mostly on me.lol
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did your knee get busted up from hitting the ground or the bike landing on you?
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Minor stuff. Couple new parts good as new. I had the good sense to let it land mostly on me.lol
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is she just took off?
could be worse man.. glad you had your gear on, not many ppl wearing knee pads. all the best for you bro
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Bike landing on me is what created the crush trauma. Split the knee pad foam and my knee, but pants were fine.

I road next to her several times because of traffic. She was texting and what not. Traffic had just started opening up when she made for the exit.I was going maybe 30mph when it happened.
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You get away from THAT ho next time
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see this story right here ... Hope you heal up quick and +100^infinity on ATGATT. I need to start wearing my knee pads (might get a raise at work lol).

Im using you to show my wife why I want a GoPro....video would have caught that hoe. Karma is a .. it always comes back to bite ya in the . She will get hers.
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Sitting in ER getting stitches in my knee. Went over the bars when a girl on her phone tried to make the exit in front of me. She crossed from the center lane to make the exit. She didn't even stop. Would have stuck the land but caught my boot on the left mirror. Bike landed mostly on me. Blunt trauma crush injury through my knox knee pads. Doctor says he's shocked it did not shatter my patella. Knee pads worked for the most part. Wear your gear!
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Wow. Glad you were not hurt.

Just the other day - in Galveston, I saw a guy SHIRTLESS, riding with a backpack, NO helmet, SHORT and FLIP FLOPS. Was he on a side street? NO. INTERSTATE 45! I thought to myself, there is a guy who REALLY takes chances.

Even though I am a newbie at riding (about 9 months or so), I have been in EMS for 17 years.

I have seen many motorcycle fatalities, many injuries, multiple cases of road rash, and blunt force trauma. I have seen death and destruction, pain and suffering from severe injuries. Sometimes it is the rider's fault, other times, it is beyond the rider's control.


Take for instance, when Retired HPD officer Dana Tweedie was killed in Galveston during Mardi Gras. I could not find something that night- it was my boots. I thought to myself, well, I could chance it and ride in anyway. Then I thought back, I know better than that!

Yeah, I do ride in jeans when I am in less populated areas (IE going to Wal Mart). If I am in Harris County, 9 out of 10 times, I will be in my suit. If I am taking a tour of the backroads, will probably be in my suit, (especially the curvy ones or long trips)

I had rather be hot and sweaty, than be seriously injured or killed because I was not using my gear. I only have a 1 piece (Alpinestars SP Pro) (will be getting some pants to interface with my Astars Jaws jacket and GP Pro jacket soon)..... But until then, I am wearing my suit- especially with the crazy @$$ drivers in and around Houston.... And chances are they won't have any more than 30k in liability coverage for your injuries, either. My first major accident, the driver was uninsured.

I was in an accident with an 18 year old in 2009. He had only minimal limit coverage. I required back surgery (limit was 30k). I had surgery February 2011.

Six weeks after the surgery in 2011, I was rear ended by a drunk 16 year old. I required a 2nd surgery. LUCKY for me (and my wallet), she had a million dollar liability policy.

I rode my bike in tonight during my move from Galveston to Conroe. I wore my suit. I had 2 near misses on the freeway. It will be the time when you think it won't happen, that it will. I have decided it is just not a chance worth taking, always have on jacket/gloves/boots, and/or my suit.

Again, glad you were not more seriously injured.
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The point I'm trying to make is. You can still get hurt even with the right gear on. It doesn't take much speed. Without gear you're playing Russian roulette with 3 rounds in the cylinder.
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see this story right here ... Hope you heal up quick and +100^infinity on ATGATT. I need to start wearing my knee pads (might get a raise at work lol).

Im using you to show my wife why I want a GoPro....video would have caught that hoe. Karma is a .. it always comes back to bite ya in the . She will get hers.
Same here (want some way to record), had a chick go from the far right lane across all 4 lanes of traffic to make a left in the DT area, went down making sure I didn't go splat.

Luckily no injuries to me, just to my fairings/shifter and some other small odds and ends but it would have been very satisfying if I had been able to catch the plates on camera and filed a report with police & insurance etc.

Plus I live downtown and it's just an extra kind of crazy riding around here, people make insane turns like that frequently but I haven't come close to letting one of them take me out again.. vigilance increased quite a bit after that experience.
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