Rockies regional randomness

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Geek, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. Geek

    Geek oot & aboot

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    This just in! :eek1

    http://www.rttnews.com/2052952/older-motorcyclists-may-be-at-greater-risk-of-injury.aspx?type=wh


    Older Motorcyclists May Be At Greater Risk Of Injury



    2/7/2013 11:25 AM ET

    Older motorcyclists may be prone to more serious injuries than younger ones, says a new study from researchers at Brown University. According to the study, those who begin motorcycling later in life, or return to it, are more likely to endure more significant injuries if they crash.

    For the study, the research team reviewed data collected from over 1.5 million motorcycle accidents. They found that cyclists over the age of 60 were over 2.5 times more likely to end up in an emergency room with significant injuries than riders in their 20s and 30s.

    "There are always some risks involved with motorcycles. But there may be some physical factors that make older riders more prone to being in an accident, or more prone to injury," says lead author Tracy Jackson.

    Researchers add: "The greater severity of injuries among older adults may be due to the physiological changes that occur as the body ages. Bone strength decreases, subcutaneous and visceral fat distribution may change, and there is a decrease in the elasticity of the chest wall. . . . Other factors such as delayed reaction time, altered balance and worsening vision may also make older adults more prone to getting into crashes."

    by RTT Staff Writer


    The best part is the photo they used... no helmet standing on one peg with a foot in the air :rofl

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    Somebody actually got paid to put this shit together?
  2. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    I've seen that pic, it's Steamboat on Shearboys bike!
  3. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    so....if you start young and never stop riding it sounds like you're ok

    sweet!

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  4. ironbrewer

    ironbrewer Hopefully Riding

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  5. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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  6. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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  7. theantipaul

    theantipaul Reforming Neandertal

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    So now that you guys are back from relaxing in Mexico w/o a bar fight, the kid has been mouthing off again about "when are the Grumpy Old Men going for a ride again" crap, looks like we need to continue his education.

    When do the old folks come back to Colorado?
  8. Blakebird

    Blakebird r-u-n-n-o-f-t

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    I think Dave set his minimum return average daily temperature at around 66F :lol3
  9. StmbtDave

    StmbtDave AKA Invisible Dave

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    Mexico version 1 may be complete but Baja version 2 starts two weeks from tomorrow :1drink. This time for two weeks rather than one. Damn, this is almost as hard as working for a living :lol3. Will the snow be gone by mid April?
  10. Hayduke

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  12. Blakebird

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    That reminds me.....Leigh, I may take you up on the offer to borrow your Kendon :nod :evil
  13. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Four mile - ish? Looks dry down there, you guys need some snow :D.
  14. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    :nah More snow up at fourmile than here. Texas Creek-ish. :lol3
  15. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    Blake that Beemer in Texas should be a fly & ride :lol3
  17. Blakebird

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    oh, it is.....or might be.... :nod

    The trailer is if I can join Dave and his bud in Baja and I can't ride the Guzzi down.
    If the front rangeweather cooperates I'd ride the whole way down.
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    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    I even have one of those now if you need it Blake. :deal You could field test it for me. DOH I guess I need to get a plate first. :lol3

    Marc
  19. Hondo

    Hondo What if it's a Samsquamch?

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    You got a Kendon, Marc, or that aluminum one?
  20. Lomax

    Lomax Nanu-Nanu Adventurer

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    :nod Sure did. It is an older one and needs a little scraping and paint. Got it from a fellow inmate. I even sold my therr rail trailer last night so it looks like this is my bike trailer from now on. :lol3

    Marc