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Old 10-19-2012, 01:21 PM   #17356
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Read on the local riders (Jeff) thread, and I wish him well, that the guy that hit the Vette, only hurt his wrist and forearm.

He must be iron man!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #17357
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He must be iron man!
His first flight ended about as well...

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Old 10-19-2012, 01:24 PM   #17358
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I left the first comment!
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #17359
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I'll bet the story being told to anyone that will listen is that some effn sport bikers ran him of the road.
"Lucky that ditch was there or... I'd a had to lay 'er down"
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #17360
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Haha you guys are jokers.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #17361
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Our local schools use a contractor to do driver ed. They use the school's driving layout and also do the state road test.
In high school, our football coach was also the driving instructor. First day, he said, "Drive defensively. Imagine you're the running back carrying the football, and everyone on the road is trying to hit you."

So I said, "Coach, if I'm a running back carrying the football, I'm on offense. Not defense. So I'm not doing anything defensively. No wonder the football team sucks."

They assigned me to another driving instructor the following day.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #17362
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40 question written test and $15. You can go out and buy a Hayabusa after that in Ontario.
In Alberta there's no written test for a learner's. The only requirement is that you be followed by a licensed operator.
There's no bike size restriction either.

Last summer I watched an obviously new/ unlicensed rider nearly drop his bike at a 3 way intersection turning left in
front of me. He recovered and proceeded to shift his 600 sportbike 3 times in 20 yards as he rode away at 30 km/h.
Of course he was wearing the regulation Icon helmet, t-shirt, shorts and flip-flops.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:36 PM   #17363
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:44 PM   #17364
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The dude that hit the FLUID had the laundry list of injuries ???? See, proof there is no God. The Vettestriker should have got fucked up, not some random dude.

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Imagine that, the ATGATT rider wearing a FF gets fucked and the guy that hit the Vette wearing a 3/4 helmet only minor injuries.

Of course this is ancedotal but a small slice of why some of us "pirates" don't subscribe to ATGATT. Go down slowly usually lot less injuries, go down at high speed usually more injuries. Pirates not ride so fast, sporties, often ride fast.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:47 PM   #17365
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I believe it applies in that he was turning right, became distracted AND/OR drug hard parts, and had to QUICKLY refocus and redirect the bike. None of which he ever practiced, is my guess.



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Going way to slow to hit hard parts. Most likely simply wasn't paying attention then when he realized what was happening and needed to make a quick manuever he froze up, taget fixated on the side of the road.

One of pitfalls of riding a slow cruiser, we tend to "sight see" more often and take our eyes off the road, especially in "scenic" areas, ie., mountains.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:51 PM   #17366
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Imagine that, the ATGATT rider wearing a FF gets fucked and the guy that hit the Vette wearing a 3/4 helmet only minor injuries.

Of course this is ancedotal but a small slice of why some of us "pirates" don't subscribe to ATGATT. Go down slowly usually lot less injuries, go down at high speed usually more injuries. Pirates not ride so fast, sporties, often ride fast.
Everytime someone says this, I think of the 45 mph crash I came upon where the cruiser rider's helmetless head was split open like a watermelon.

Yeah, he was face-down and dead from a low speed crash an atgatt rider would've walked away from...

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:53 PM   #17367
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Stupid is contagious too...
Thank you for using two O's in "too". I would of had to go all [Klay] on you.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:56 PM   #17368
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Imagine that, the ATGATT rider wearing a FF gets fucked and the guy that hit the Vette wearing a 3/4 helmet only minor injuries.

Of course this is ancedotal but a small slice of why some of us "pirates" don't subscribe to ATGATT. Go down slowly usually lot less injuries, go down at high speed usually more injuries. Pirates not ride so fast, sporties, often ride fast.
That logic will get you killed....
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:00 PM   #17369
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Atgatt prophets piss me off. Let e're'body ride their own ride. If you were REALLY that concerned with your safety, you'd never ride a motorcycle in traffic. It's all risky.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:14 PM   #17370
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If you were REALLY that concerned with your safety, you'd never ride a motorcycle in traffic. It's all risky.


What's risky about it?

Fun. YUP!

Engaging. YUP!

Risky?
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