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Old 03-19-2008, 11:02 PM   #21
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i think it provides "survival" training like no other experience could..
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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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"And so, this tiny metal deathtrap becomes known as the ultimate form of freedom. Like a steampunk cyborg, man and machine fuse to make a symbol of what you can become when style and speed matter more than safety and efficiency. Is it any wonder that some people just get mad every time they see a motorcycle go by? Because it challenges everything they have, while proving to them that they donít have enough."
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:03 PM   #22
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:04 PM   #23
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Envy probably was the wrong word. my msf instructor said the same thing about 'it's a matter of if, not when' though. Also I was slowing down, the speed limit as you go up that exit is 40 and i had been going 75, also I don't know why, it just seemed like the wind really started picking up and I wasn't prepared. I guess cause that exit is a bridge and I didn't have other cars in an oncoming lane anymore i guess... i'm really not sure, but i was checked out less than an hour and a half after the accident happened (including travel time), and just had to wait for my parents and wait for the impound lot to open... bike 'looks' in better shape than i had thought, but will definately have to get it inspected... oh well, i can wait a while.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:07 PM   #24
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ya... not much about 'survival'... i don't think there are many times 2 wrecks are the same (after all, you should've learned to avoid the last kind of wreck right?) so really it's just getting tossed like a ragdoll, and if you're conscious, either wait for someone to help you, or try to scuttle off the road before a car hits you. I'm just lucky my accident was minor... everyone at the hospital wants to scare you out of riding apparently and they had some grisly stories to share.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:09 PM   #25
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Envy probably was the wrong word. my msf instructor said the same thing about 'it's a matter of if, not when' though.
It's cool, even MSF instructors aren't perfect and say things that aren't true sometimes.


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Also I was slowing down, the speed limit as you go up that exit is 40 and i had been going 75, also I don't know why, it just seemed like the wind really started picking up and I wasn't prepared. I guess cause that exit is a bridge and I didn't have other cars in an oncoming lane anymore i guess... i'm really not sure, but i was checked out less than an hour and a half after the accident happened (including travel time), and just had to wait for my parents and wait for the impound lot to open... bike 'looks' in better shape than i had thought, but will definately have to get it inspected... oh well, i can wait a while.
Definately chalk it up to learning and stay off the main roads for a bit while you build experience and some good seat time. I can help you go over the bike, granted I'm not a professional but I know more than the average Joe :dontknow: All ya gotta do is ask around here
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ya... not much about 'survival'... i don't think there are many times 2 wrecks are the same (after all, you should've learned to avoid the last kind of wreck right?) so really it's just getting tossed like a ragdoll, and if you're conscious, either wait for someone to help you, or try to scuttle off the road before a car hits you. I'm just lucky my accident was minor... everyone at the hospital wants to scare you out of riding apparently and they had some grisly stories to share.
riding is risky business. you should watch the thread with all kinds of horriffic accident pics. always try to be maximally careful. listen to everyone but do make your own decision.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:14 PM   #27
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ya... oh also it wasn't 2 weeks, closer to 2 months... but this trip was definately still out of my league
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Ride at the track. Problem solved.....for the most part.
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:20 PM   #29
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well, i usually would ride in jeans (doh!) and i'm really glad my brother found his old pair of leggings for me to start using... i don't think i'll ever ride without full gear again. Oh, and the sad part is, my ankle got hurt. I don't have boots since mine had fallen apart (also my brothers old gear), when i was at the shop yesterday, i had looked at boots, but only had 80$ on me and they were all 90$ and up... never went back to the bank...
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well, i usually would ride in jeans (doh!) and i'm really glad my brother found his old pair of leggings for me to start using... i don't think i'll ever ride without full gear again. Oh, and the sad part is, my ankle got hurt. I don't have boots since mine had fallen apart (also my brothers old gear), when i was at the shop yesterday, i had looked at boots, but only had 80$ on me and they were all 90$ and up... never went back to the bank...
After my 100+mph get off at the track, full leathers are a MUST if I'm doing anything close to aggressive riding. If I'm on the street riding out to a meet or whatever, you can catch me in fully armored leather jacket, jeans, knee/shin pads, FULL boots (racing) helmet obviously, and gauntlet gloves. Nothing less. , jeans aren't even enough. Armored jeans or nylon pants etc etc would comfortably and realistically be the best bet. And to add, a racing type back protector or like an armor vest would be great as well underneath the jacket
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ya, my back would've probably been hurting more but i had a backpack with some necessities and a change of clothes in it... it got scuffed up pretty bad, but it was a really good quality backpack.
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this sux joe. get healed up bro and get that horse fixed. we need to ride!
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Glad your in one piece, just gotta learn to lean to compensate... and be ready for wind gusts/shifts.

Got to play in some serious wind otw to Dayton on a 125 dual sport on time... had to look strange as heck, kid laying down on a D/S like he was riding a SB, with a serious left lean going on, just to hold a straight line at a whoppin 65-70mph.
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bwahahhahahaha wait, wasnt it you who originaly used to sniker at my power ranger full leather gear!!!!!

yeah yeah yeah, my cbr is still beat up tongue5:
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bwahahhahahaha wait, wasnt it you who originaly used to sniker at my power ranger full leather gear!!!!!

yeah yeah yeah, my cbr is still beat up tongue5:
I's was jealous cause I wasn't wearing a cow Your right, my bike is beat up too, but I'm ACTUALLY gonna fix it
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I thought you were getting a new one, are u buying back that one for the track?
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I thought you were getting a new one, are u buying back that one for the track?
Yea I talked some sense into myself and it may be in my best interest to possibly collect, pay off, and THEN fix. But we'll see Im new to this claim thing. I have to go get an estimate before anything.

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Glad you are okay. About a month after learning to ride (Maybe 1k miles under my ) I encounted my first windy day. It blew me from the left lane into the right lane and almost into the ditch. I still thank it was light traffic and no one was near me. I've never so shocked - the gust that pushed me was a physical blow, not a slow lean, it took all of 5 seconds to shove me almost off the road. I didn't ride for a week after that incident. Now I have almost 5k miles under my and when I check the weather, I pay attention to the wind report. I'm happy to say I've learned to compensate and it has to be pretty windy for me to give up my bike seat... (rain is a WHOLE nuther story! )
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