The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. DougZ73

    DougZ73 Fading off.........

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    I agree with this too. Styrofoam is styrofoam is styrofoam. Of course. they can vary the thickness and density, but my guess is most follow the minimal regulated requirements.

    Thanks for the diagnosis David...severe concussion does not sound fun. I guess spending some of my younger years get beat around playing ice hockey, did me some good, for a future of motorcycle riding..and crashing. :wink:

    Rock on, ride on and be safe. :clap
  2. woodly1069

    woodly1069 Long timer

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    WOW! Just incredible! So glad LDF is doing OK and I am glad she will be wearing the new 6D helmet in the future. Totally subscribed to this RR and look forward to each new installation...
  3. TonsOfFun

    TonsOfFun Been here awhile

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    While sport touring through Colorado last month we noticed about half the riders were not wearing a helmet, I guess brain injury protection is low priority for them.
  4. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is good for you

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    Once you've come back to the comfortable place of non-injury, would you be willing to write up a short description of the process of concussion with advice on how best to recognize and handle the effects of a terrible blow to the noggin? Your medical background would allow you to perceive symptoms and stages of recovery that may elude the civilian riding population. From the comments made by Dr. Rock and yourself, I have recognized symptoms of concussion that I have had but didn't connect to the event that lead to them.

    Dizziness, nausea, a sneaking suspicion that parts of your brain aren't talking to other parts as though it's had a lover's spat with itself. Maybe, without outside observance, a mild (or worse) concussion dulls thought processes just enough to prevent the person in question from understanding what is going on.

    I've been in that foggy zone--well, not foggy because It feels rather normal until you try to do something that you think you used to know how to do. Things like, oh, remembering stuff. :confused It takes a weirdly long time to come back from a good thump on the head. Or a long weirdly time. By the by, I've never seen anyone get a shiner like that from their own helmet. Impressive! :D

    Ride on!:ricky
  5. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    I agree. But I also think that fit is very important. Arai helmets fit me very well. Though I did just buy a Shoei street helmet that fits great. I bought an AFX ($120) Dualsport helmet that fit very well, but it literally fell apart. I only wore it a dozen or so times. The Arai helmets I have owned lasted for years and years.

    I have read studies that suggest that the non -DOT (cheaper) helmets will protect you better in most crashes because they are softer and will absorb energy better at most (slower) crash speeds.

    As I get older, I'm 55, injuries worry me more...... I would throw her helmet away.
  6. Slash1

    Slash1 Glad To Be Here

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    I'm with Rufus here. The damage to the shell after an impact may not be visible, but it's there. I set my helmet up on my mirror and started pushing the bike in a parking lot recently. Of course, I bumped the helmet, which went flying and crashed on the pavement. It then rolled about 35 feet. Perhaps not a crash-sized impact, but in my mind a significant one. Your head is always worth a new, undamaged helmet. I'm enjoying mine.

    I hope that doesn't sound "preachy." It's motivated by genuine concern.
  7. OaklandStrom

    OaklandStrom Long timer

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    There was a lot of buzz about the Snell standard being too rigid, and potentially not protecting as well as it should. In the past few years they have changed their standard.

    If I was a more of a dirt rider, I'd seriously consider one of those 6D helmets. I hope they make the industry sit up and notice.
  8. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    It's gonna happen. A kinder + gentler route. Top priorities are to avoid sand, and to avoid head bonks. Easy dirt, with no sand (I hope), with available bail-outs and go-arounds. A counterclockwise loop from Las Vegas, playing around in the Arizona Strip, dipping into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon (Twin, Kelly, and Sublime points), then kicking up to Escalante before heading East to The Dingweeds' top secret ADVentureRanch¬ô in the SE UT 4-corners area.

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    The return leg will be at higher elevations when possible, slightly to the North of the BryZion tourist RV-o'-Rama-canyons, fully indulging in easy dirt, at our own pace, with some awesome camping, spectacular views, and maybe some day hikes thrown in for good measure.

    Route building, digital scouting, GPS loading + testing, and packing lists are done. Departure is Sept. 13th. Will be posting Spot tracking links shortly.

    For anyone interested in more details, the proposed route with waypoints are available in a zip file here which will decompress to a folder with with two files of the route + waypoints in the following formats: .GPX for BaseCamp, and .KML for Google Earth.

    Happy times are here again. :evil
  9. redog1

    redog1 KTM 690R

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    ...mellow is a good thing.:D be safe, have fun.:clap
  10. dustyrider

    dustyrider dirt is good for you

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    Whee! Mobius is back. Looking forward to the next stage. Have a great time.:ricky
  11. Easterner

    Easterner Just Landed

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    I understand the circumstances but we need our script filled as I am sure both of you do too, enjoy and safe travels.


    :clap
  12. MadChap

    MadChap Been here awhile

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    Im on the road and only have a phone so can't check your gps file but it looks like you are going right past House of Fire near Blanding. It worth the 30 minute hike.
  13. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    Are you sure you guys aren't trying to avoid me? :patch

    I leave for NYC on September 12th. :cry

    You both take care and have fun.
  14. achesley

    achesley Old Motorcyclist

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    :clap:clap:clap Will be waiting and watching for the journey to begin. :deal Thanks for the heads up and Bon Voyage! :freaky
  15. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    Looks fantastic! :clap:clap:clap
  16. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    the helmet of the Geico Honda team. Eli Tomac move over. :wink:

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    hope all is well and all further trips ER free. :cry
  17. nachtflug

    nachtflug infidel

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    howdy. good to hear you are feeling better and heading back out west again making %99 of the male advriders look like the posers they are myself included. :bow

    keep up the awesome work!
  18. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    House OF Fire, or House ON Fire?
    :lol3

    Will check it out, thanks!
  19. back2thefuture

    back2thefuture Adventurer

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    So good to hear ya'll are goingback riding.Enjoy the RR very much.i was in that area in May, this year. I missed "House of Fire". :(::shog
    Sorry, for somwe more suggestions, don't forget Garden of the Gods and the Moki Dugway. And maybe the Burr Trail since you are heading to escalante.
    All the best to the TEAM,
  20. Erik500

    Erik500 Been here awhile

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    Good news that M12 is about to start. :clap
    Wishing you both a safe and memorable trip. Thx again for sharing the adventure.