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Old 03-19-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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I'm a noob, checked the weather report and didn't even check for wind . Me and my ninja 250 are under 500 lbs together, heading up the 290 exit to Austin about 50 (was still slowing down from 70) I kept getting blown around by the wind towards the guard rail, I started fixating on it and just couldn't steer against that wind (having no experience is a ). I was afraid that if I hit I would fly over and probably be dead, so when i got near I tried to get as parallel to it as I could and I threw a hard kick, bike jumped away and went down on the left side, I went down and rolled. No cars were around, I had time to pick myself up and slink to the side of the road. A man in a truck stopped and asked if I needed any help, he called 911 and moved my bike out of the road (thanks Bryan, wish i had gotten your last name). Anyways, I take a little ride to the hospital and get some x-rays on my ankle (the left one, not the one I kicked with, I hit the ground hard with it). My cheap 20$ gloves definately did their best and my hands are mostly ok, the concrete ripped through my joe rocket leggings and tore into my jeans so i just got a little road rash on my left knee. Other than that, sprained left ankle, jammed my right thumb, and a nice large scuff across the visor of my helmet. My riding days are going to be delayed until I get the money to fix my bike and get new gear, and pay off my parents for the cost of towing and ambulance ride. But I'm not giving up riding, and I will still be their April 12th.
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:55 PM   #2
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you kicked a guardrail and lost control of your bike?
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:55 PM   #3
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man that sux!
I'm glad you're not in worse shape, those guard rails can bite!
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Old 03-19-2008, 09:57 PM   #4
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i kicked it and wasn't really worried about regaining control, i was in that curve and just trying to stay on the road.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:01 PM   #5
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Oh dude, not wise. I don't fare onto the freeways on the ninja when its windy. Get well soon!
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #6
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ya, i'll heal up soon enough. a cop stopped by and thanked me for wearing a helmet. I think everyone was relieved it wasn't as bad as most motorcycle accidents they see. I'm just glad I'm still here, real eye opener for me today.
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:29 PM   #7
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Riding for what, 2 months!!!!!!


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Old 03-19-2008, 10:38 PM   #8
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i love riding though, it's a setback, and i'll take it as a warning of what will happen if i don't act more careful, but not as a sign to quit
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Old 03-19-2008, 10:39 PM   #9
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^^^ one reason why i try not to ride alone, glad to here your ok, if ya need any help shoot me a PM.
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Wow, I've encountered some pretty bad wind before but never to the extent of fearing for my life, maybe it makes a difference cuz my bike is almost 500 pounds, but I've had lighter bikes...Let this be a lesson to not ride outside of your abilities, taking a trip to Austin after 2 weeks riding is foolish(correct me if I'm wrong). Also, if you ever catch yourself over your head, which you said you noticed yourself blowing around a lot and being pushed toward the guardrail, immediately stop and re-assess the situation. Take care and good luck with everything.

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I kept getting blown around by the wind towards the guard rail,ride.
This is what I don't understand. If you had been getting blown around in the wind, assuming it was continually blowing you the same direction the whole time, why didn't you just simply adjust your lane position based on that?
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I'm a noob, checked the weather report and didn't even check for wind . Me and my ninja 250 are under 500 lbs together, heading up the 290 exit to Austin about 50 (was still slowing down from 70) I kept getting blown around by the wind towards the guard rail, I started fixating on it and just couldn't steer against that wind (having no experience is a ). I was afraid that if I hit I would fly over and probably be dead, so when i got near I tried to get as parallel to it as I could and I threw a hard kick, bike jumped away and went down on the left side, I went down and rolled. No cars were around, I had time to pick myself up and slink to the side of the road. A man in a truck stopped and asked if I needed any help, he called 911 and moved my bike out of the road (thanks Bryan, wish i had gotten your last name). Anyways, I take a little ride to the hospital and get some x-rays on my ankle (the left one, not the one I kicked with, I hit the ground hard with it). My cheap 20$ gloves definately did their best and my hands are mostly ok, the concrete ripped through my joe rocket leggings and tore into my jeans so i just got a little road rash on my left knee. Other than that, sprained left ankle, jammed my right thumb, and a nice large scuff across the visor of my helmet. My riding days are going to be delayed until I get the money to fix my bike and get new gear, and pay off my parents for the cost of towing and ambulance ride. But I'm not giving up riding, and I will still be their April 12th.
Sorry to hear about your little mishap man, but you know in a way i kinda envy you for having your experience. I am a noob too i ride since nov. i have 4 kmiles under my belt but i never laid a bike over. Its a matter of when that happens not if that happens. Now that i am looking to jump on a big bike it scares me somewhat...

Big thumbs up on apr 12 thing!
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Its a matter of when that happens not if that happens.
Everytime I see someone say something like this it me off...no it's not. Period.
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Everytime I see someone say something like this it me off...no it's not. Period.
+1 even though I wrecked for the first time on Sunday
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Sorry to hear about your little mishap man, but you know in a way i kinda envy you for having your experience. I am a noob too i ride since nov. i have 4 kmiles under my belt but i never laid a bike over. Its a matter of when that happens not if that happens. Now that i am looking to jump on a big bike it scares me somewhat...
You can jump off the back of mine on the highway if you want? You'll get the full effect without having to repair the bike. I don't *envy* that experience at all, and I pray that I never have to understand it from a personal perspective.
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Everytime I see someone say something like this it me off...no it's not. Period.
im sorry Keith and Gary, i base my observation on statistics...
of course a person can win a $300M powerball but mostlikely they wont.
of course a person can spend all their life riding without an incident but most likely they wont.... i am going to poll this up...(but i think i may have done it before)...
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You can jump off the back of mine on the highway if you want? You'll get the full effect without having to repair the bike. I don't *envy* that experience at all, and I pray that I never have to understand it from a personal perspective.
i think it provides "survival" training like no other experience could..
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You can jump off the back of mine on the highway if you want? You'll get the full effect without having to repair the bike. I don't *envy* that experience at all, and I pray that I never have to understand it from a personal perspective.
Can I do so as well after he jumps off???

I don't envy it either. I'd rather avoid the situation and learn from it by doing just that...avoiding it.
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of course a person can spend all their life riding without an incident but most likely they wont.... i am going to poll this up...(but i think i may have done it before)...
Do some research, then report back. I think you'll be surprised.
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Can I do so as well after he jumps off???

I don't envy it either. I'd rather avoid the situation and learn from it by doing just that...avoiding it.
oh just shud up you two, i tried to console the guy and come up with somethign positive.... you know you two are being very hiv negative right now!
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