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Old 05-16-2014, 08:21 AM   #21
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It sucks to go down and worst to have it happen at some one else's request.. good going to have all your gear, like stated over a thousand times we dress for the crash not for posing even thoigh going down is the last thing anybody thinks of.
I'm glad you re relatively ok, I hope your knee gets the right care and you fully recover
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bro..heal up! cagers...this me off!
Thanks bro. Its the texters and insta-face-whatever-it-is-this-weekers that tick me off. I'm paying for medical and bike repairs because you were too busy taken a selfies and being narcissistic to get in the right lane to exit. If you're driving, drive. If not, get of the road!
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Thanks bro. Its the texters and insta-face-whatever-it-is-this-weekers that tick me off. I'm paying for medical and bike repairs because you were too busy taken a selfies and being narcissistic to get in the right lane to exit. If you're driving, drive. If not, get of the road!
If I ruled this state, around with a smart phone while driving would be illegal and motorists would have the right to shoot someone doing it
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #24
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, it's a good thing you had those knee pads on. That's one thing that I often neglect, even though I've got some. Hope you heal up quickly.
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, it's a good thing you had those knee pads on. That's one thing that I often neglect, even though I've got some.
They're not doing you any good sitting in the closet. I always wear mine, even under my leathers
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I have to get some knee pads ! Way over due. Heal up soon and hope you find that . And at every exit you should give your self space for cagers cutting across to make the exit. I could have crashed a 100 times by now and none be technically my fault. Sadly guys it's a lot of our responsibility to not let cagers get us. There fault or ours Crashing sucks
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They're not doing you any good sitting in the closet. I always wear mine, even under my leathers
The doctor said had my gear not dispersed the energy, it looked to be enough to shatter the bones and perhaps maybe even sever the leg. Instead I wound up with a split knee, the muscles, tendons and nerves were all spared. Knees are quick to touch down in any get off. Wear knee pads along with the rest of your gear. Doesn't mean you won't get hurt, but without you definitely will.
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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.
I live in Museum Park/Midtown....tons of fools
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Hope you heal up soon! Glad it wasn't worse!
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Godspeed on the recovery. Gear? For me it's not if, but how to keep cool. In addition to a FF helmet, armored jacket, boots & gloves, I add crash shorts & kevlar lined jeans with knee pads. With the hot weather, I'm wearing a crash jacket under a jersey instaed of a mesh or perfed leather jacket. This will add better back protection and will flow plenty of air:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=14613
Of course, it's better not to crash in the the first place. Visibility is a big factor, I wear bright colors, and just upgraded my headlight:
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Godspeed on the recovery. Gear? For me it's not if, but how to keep cool. In addition to a FF helmet, armored jacket, boots & gloves, I add crash shorts & kevlar lined jeans with knee pads. With the hot weather, I'm wearing a crash jacket under a jersey instaed of a mesh or perfed leather jacket. This will add better back protection and will flow plenty of air:
http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com...l.bok?no=14613
Of course, it's better not to crash in the the first place. Visibility is a big factor, I wear bright colors, and just upgraded my headlight:
http://www.clarity.net/~adam/hurt-report.html
This is the most comprehensive reference I've seen on riding safely. The author has been riding since the mid-sixties:
Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well: David L. Hough: 9781620081198: Amazon.com: Books
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I can't do the neon green n orange stuff. People look like wearing it.
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I can't do the neon green n orange stuff. People look like wearing it.
What do they look like laying in a hospital bed or casket?
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Hurt n dead
And broke.... $5800 bill for the ER visit. I drove in, 6 xrays, 5 bottles of saline, 3 bandages 4 sutures, an IV and a tetanus shot and a set of crutches. What the!?!?
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... glad it wasn't worse. Heal up soon...we miss you on our "moderate" rides..
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Get well man! Can't believe someone didn't chase that down
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Those crash jacket type deals. Effective? I bought one but deals like the pads would just move around on me.
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Those crash jacket type deals. Effective? I bought one but deals like the pads would just move around on me.
In my experience, yes.
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Guess who just got a call from TX DPS to come and identify a vehicle and driver charged with fleeing the scene of an accident. Told you we'd find you. The guy in the truck she clipped who helped pull the bike off me, apparently saw her again two weeks ago and called in her plates, and DPS finally got around to the case.
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