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Old 12-18-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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FYI for all you backroad blasters....

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Riding out in the country may be relaxing, but don't relax too much; the NHTSA says more fatal accidents happen out here than in the city. Better keep that helmet face section locked down.

You may feel safer when riding in the country than you do in the city. However, a study just released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says that 42% more fatal crashes occur in rural parts of the country than on busy stretches of highways through cities and suburbs. That despite the fact that motorists traveled 16.1 trillion miles on urban roads compared to just 10.3 trillion miles on rural roads during the 10 years studied.

About 4% of those crashes involve motorcyclists, although motorcycle accidents were not given any particular study in the NHTSA research. Also missing is any reference to collisions involving deer and other animals, a much more prominent hazard in rural areas than urban ones.

There are some rural hazards that don't exist in urban areas.

From our observations, rural motorcycle accidents are more likely to be single-vehicle crashes, where the motorcyclist runs off the road, usually in a corner. Motorcyclists are more likely to test their cornering skills on remote, less traveled road than on urban ones. Urban accidents are more likely to involve another vehicle, partly because there are more of them in that environment and in part because motorcycles and motorcyclists are more likely to be overlooked by other drivers than larger and more conventional vehicles.

Though the study has no motorcycle-specific information that you can apply to those pleasure rides in the country, it might serve as a reminder that everything is not as idyllic as it seems when you are out riding away from it all.
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yeah, it said something like that on the back of my ticket. "60% of traffic deaths in Texas occur on rural highways" and "traffic law violations are recorded as a factor in about 85% of the rural traffic accidents in Texas"
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Full leathers street and track. Though gear will only protect you to a certain extent. Nothings gonna save you from a tree at 100+ mph.
Twisties are not the place to learn the limits of your bike or your riding abilities. You'll have more fun at the track anyways..
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I love me twisty roads but your right they are hella dangerous cars stopped in mid corner, no run off room, barb wire fences, crazy hillbilly’s, popo's, blind corners trees, ambulances take forever and blah blah blah if it wasn’t dangerous it wouldn’t be so much fun....
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Though the study has no motorcycle-specific information that you can apply to those pleasure rides in the country
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Stop trying to make yourself feel better about your squidliness... Go do a trackday.
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Old 12-18-2005, 11:18 PM   #12
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I think Heywood Jablomy's just afraid of trackdays... it's ok to be scurred your first time.

BTW... isn't that what your boyfriend said to you.
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j/k!! :icon_tong ( sorry Alex, I had to, it was too easy! )

Actually Alex, I'm kinda with you on this one, I don't trust a lot of the info from the NHSTA, although they are Federally funded, they recieve huge amounts of "alternate" funding from the insurance lobbyists, and have been known in the past to publish "studies" provided to them by the insurance industry.

Then again, there's a time and place for everything, if you're pushing it too hard on the street take it to a track.
Sooner or later the steet will bite you, probably hard.


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"Hot ," they said. "We will take it to the track and blow the bastards away."

"," I said. "Never mind the track. The track is for punks. We are Road People. We are Cafe Racers."

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Yeah the quote was taken out of context, and HST definitely was writing it tongue in cheek...self-deprecating in a way...just thought it fit the thread. That review he did for the Ducati 900 is pretty entertaining writing though, for a motorcycle article.

Honestly I used to ride backroads plenty but after riding at the track, the thrill is gone. After a few track sessions your sense of speed changes dramatically, and it's hard to go back to situations that are slower speed and require more caution like backroads riding. Not to mention the miles and miles you typically have to ride in this town in order to get to a suitable road. You just cant get to the same speeds safely on two lane roads with all the hazards out there...as HST describes:

"Everybody has fast motorcycles these days. Some people go 150 miles an hour on two-lane blacktop roads, but not often. There are too many oncoming trucks and too many radar cops and too many stupid animals in the way. You have to be a little crazy to ride these super-torque high-speed crotch rockets anywhere except a racetrack - and even there, they will scare the whimpering out of you..."

I have almost totally stopped backroads riding for this reason and limit myself to around town point A to point B, commuting, and track.
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Not me... I do both and will continue to until the wife says stop. :icon_bigg I've done just about 1000 miles in the past 3 weeks alone. Did 430 or so between yesterday and today. I have a sportbike, but I don't have to ride it like one to have fun.
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