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Old 12-06-2011, 03:59 PM   #4561
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I thought she was holding down her ring finger, and expressing her preference for The Shocker.

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Old 12-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #4562
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What... no KY for The Shocker?

That strikes me as pretty tasteless and offensive!




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Old 12-07-2011, 03:07 AM   #4563
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the bottom photo of the hd is fuuny as i wear the same sort of helmet as the lady if i do out door rock climbing .so i wont be the best if you fall off .
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:29 AM   #4564
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the bottom photo of the hd is fuuny as i wear the same sort of helmet as the lady if i do out door rock climbing .so i wont be the best if you fall off .
That chromed behemoth is a Yamaha Starliner but yeah, I see your point...
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:41 AM   #4565
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Hark! Is that no chin strap on the ridiculously gay dude's chin, with the ridiculously bulbous turtle shell? Riding that ridiculous Yamaha, obviously "covering" for the lady on the back?

I thought only Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston had a "relationship" like that...
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:47 AM   #4566
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i would of thought that be band from the road was it looks a death trap. and i cant think it would corner well ether
I think it would probably corner just fine. It looks like there are tie rods between the wheels, meaning that the wheels themselves turn, not the entire contraption. Can't say that I like it, but I do have to give the owner points for originality.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:43 AM   #4567
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So let me understand this, You're busting on this womens worthless choice for a helmet out of experience because you use the same thing .The difference being she might fall off a motorcycle and you might fall while rock climbing
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:04 AM   #4568
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The difference being she might fall off a motorcycle and you might fall while rock climbing
wearing a helmet while rock climbing is just as much, or more, for keeping stuff falling from above you from cracking your head open as for protecting your head in a fall. kinda more like a hard hat.

it does also help protect your noggin from being banged into the cliff face when you fall (and are caught by the rope which gradually slows you down and then brings you into the cliff face once your vertical fall is stopped), but it is an entirely different kind of fall and impact from a motorcycle get off. that helmet would work fine for rock climbing...not so fine for a motorcycle crash.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:10 AM   #4569
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wearing a helmet while rock climbing is just as much, or more, for keeping stuff falling from above you from cracking your head open as for protecting your head in a fall. kinda more like a hard hat.

it does also help protect your noggin from being banged into the cliff face when you fall (and are caught by the rope which gradually slows you down and then brings you into the cliff face once your vertical fall is stopped), but it is an entirely different kind of fall and impact from a motorcycle get off. that helmet would work fine for rock climbing...not so fine for a motorcycle crash.
I don't think thats a rock climbing helmet anyway...just looks like one of those half helmets HD guys wear in states that have a helmet law....

The guy does have a chin strap on you can see the strap on the sides...
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:13 AM   #4570
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I don't think thats a rock climbing helmet anyway...just looks like one of those half helmets HD guys wear in states that have a helmet law....
yes. i was just explaining why a helmet that is not really adequate for riding could be perfectly adequate for rock climbing.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:27 AM   #4571
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yes. i was just explaining why a helmet that is not really adequate for riding could be perfectly adequate for rock climbing.
I was right there with ya....
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:32 AM   #4572
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Being an ice-debris magnet, +1 with LittleRedToyota. Almost ate a falling ice axe one day, helmet wouldn't have helped that.

Both of their helmets look like legit DOT helmets - no beanie action there.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:02 AM   #4573
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I find it sad that the owners and webmasters of http://tailofthedragon.com/ are naive enough to use this explanation...

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“I went out and looked at where it happened. That motorcycle rider didn’t have much of a chance. He saw the truck way too late and tried to put on the brakes and lay it down, but didn’t get it done.”
in that article to describe the accident.



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He struck the left side of the empty flatbed trailer being pulled behind it.
I am thinking he was coming from where the police cars are in the picture, (He struck the left side of the empty flatbed trailer ) got on the brakes, then the flatbed part of the rig was closing in at neck or shoulder level and that is where the "lay it down" came in to play. Lay it down to avoid body contact with the flatbed, as opposed to the classic "I had to lay 'er down to avoid an accident" technique.

He seemed like a good rider from his video. Sad situation!
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:08 AM   #4574
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This article says:

I am thinking he was coming from where the police cars are in the picture, (He struck the left side of the empty flatbed trailer ) got on the brakes, then the flatbed part of the rig was closing in at neck or shoulder level and that is where the "lay it down" came in to play. Lay it down to avoid body contact with the flatbed, as opposed to the classic "I had to lay 'er down to avoid an accident" technique.

He seemed like a good rider from his video. Sad situation!
I know it dilutes the message of justifiable ridicule of the untrained/ignorant riders who think that "lay'er down" is a viable accident avoidance technique, but this has always struck me as the acceptable exception to said ridicule. If you had two choices-- swerve or brake-- and you chose brake, only to discover something is going to take your head off (jacknifed tractor trailer being a fan favorite), there's no dishonor in throwing the bike down. Ditto the "Oh crud, I ran off the road, I'm about to sail over a 500-foot cliff, time to exit the bike and take my chances that way" scenario. Both are rare, and in the overwhelming majority of cases brakes and/or maneuver is the right call, but those crazy exceptions happen where staying upright will hurt more than going horizontal.

Of course, to someone too stupid to realize that "lay 'er down" isn't avoiding an accident but CREATING an accident, such highly-technical nuance is surely lost on them.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:05 AM   #4575
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I'll take my chances using the tires and brakes to stop me over steel and chrome any day. To me, sliding under a trailer would be far worse than hitting the side of it and possibly getting knocked away from it.
After posting the other day I was thinking this may have been one of those instances where the rider was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The closer he got to the truck, the more the trailer was coming into his lane and by the time he realized it, it was too late to do anything.
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