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Old 02-01-2008, 06:48 AM   #31
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The other guy...

I can't compete with these - but here's a shot of the deer who took out my blue RT...

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Old 02-07-2008, 04:48 PM   #32
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The sad thing is, that idiot looks proud...
Idiot could have walked away without a scratch, if he'd worn gear. Looking at the bike the accident probably was in the 25 mph-range.
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Old 02-07-2008, 06:27 PM   #33
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Idiot could have walked away without a scratch, if he'd worn gear. Looking at the bike the accident probably was in the 25 mph-range.
Maybe true, and he very well may be a fool judging by his posturing. Nonetheless, having suffered a getoff at an equal or slower speed with full gear, I can attest that it HURTS A F&%$#% LOT and broken bones (clavicle, 5 ribs, and a punctured lung) and road rash comes with it too. Right through my 'Stich with armor and my Held gloves (all trashed.) It never fails to surprise me how many of us, especially ADVers, are so quick to criticize others' crashes.
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Old 02-08-2008, 06:29 AM   #34
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I can't compete with these - but here's a shot of the deer who took out my blue RT...

Deer are one of my worst fears. I can usually predict what the idiot in the cage is going to do. Sounds like your bike was toast, how where you?
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Old 02-08-2008, 10:58 AM   #35
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Maybe true, and he very well may be a fool judging by his posturing. Nonetheless, having suffered a getoff at an equal or slower speed with full gear, I can attest that it HURTS A F&%$#% LOT and broken bones (clavicle, 5 ribs, and a punctured lung) and road rash comes with it too. Right through my 'Stich with armor and my Held gloves (all trashed.) It never fails to surprise me how many of us, especially ADVers, are so quick to criticize others' crashes.
You can get hurt at any speed, even with the best gear, but it's more likely if you don't wear protective gear. Imagine the damage you would have suffered without your gear. If someone rides a bike in shirt, jeans and sneakers I take the liberty to openly criticize, and always will. The old argument, mostly promoted by Harley riders is: "we are a free country, and it's nobody's biz how free people ride". That is outright BS.

I was paramedic once, and there is more to it than these people executing civil liberties by hurting themselves. They use up valuable resources to have avoidable injuries treated. More than half of these jackasses don't even have health insurance. Subsequently "the system" (you and I) pays for their $ 120k skin graft after a crash.
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:38 AM   #36
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You are preaching to the converted. All the gear. I'm just saying that nobody, even a rider who doesn't subscribe to our beliefs in the matter, needs to kicked after he's down, especially by other riders. Learn lessons? I hope so. But ridiculing others riders' horrific crashes, laughing at their "stupidity," "lack of skills," and Harley, doesn't get much accomplished and seems morbid. IMO.
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Old 02-08-2008, 01:38 PM   #37
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Rob,

I pretty much could have walked away from the crash - you know, that stoic, lip quivering walk that 7 year olds can muster up until they see their momma...?

Here's my post-crash report from September:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=267580

The update is that the bike was indeed totalled and written off. I found a replacement just before Thanksgiving. I'm all healed up and riding whenever the weather gets above freezing.

Ride safe,

jim

PS: as much as I like the Aeroflow headlight protector, it didn't protect the headlight from a deer strike. Just sayin'...

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Old 02-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #38
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Yeah, he's a stud...

But I'd like to see some pics of him 2-3 days later. I bet he wasn't smiling then. Those things HURT.

I hit the ground going about 50 a few years ago. In full-on gear it still left a bruise the size of a toaster on my hip. My leather jacket was shredded by the little rain grooves in the freeway. I shudder to think what I would've looked like had I been wearing a T-shirt. Skin graft city.

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Old 02-09-2008, 07:41 PM   #39
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I can't compete with these - but here's a shot of the deer who took out my blue RT...

folks watch out for those furry linebackers
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:13 AM   #40
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The sad thing is, that idiot looks proud...
Proud to be a SQUID!!!!.
I showed my wife that and said " this is why I wera gear!"
He wont be laughing once the shock and drugs where off. That is going to hurt.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:20 AM   #41
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Klopfi: Did you take the deer home, cook, and eat it? I have a standing order that if I bin it due to an animal, imma eat it. If I bin it due to an animal so bad that I am no longer, I expect others to eat it for me.
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:27 AM   #42
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Klopfi: Did you take the deer home, cook, and eat it? I have a standing order that if I bin it due to an animal, imma eat it. If I bin it due to an animal so bad that I am no longer, I expect others to eat it for me.
I assume you avoid skunks at all cost then?
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:29 AM   #43
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Hah, yes. But they are nocturnal unless rabid I believe. I also mostly ride only during the day. EW suck though if I have to ride at night and bin it on a skunk. Wonder if they taste like chicken?

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Old 02-18-2008, 04:32 AM   #44
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:01 PM   #45
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Well, at least the asshole's tat isn't fucked up!
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