A year ago, today...celebrating being alive!

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by ErikMotoMan, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    This chick decided it was perfectly ok to break numerous laws including texting, speeding and driving solo in the HOV lane. She literally did everything possible to try to kill me. I credit my survival to wearing my HELITE Airbag vest. Help me celebrate being alive:

    FREE beers on me!
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  2. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    Is she taking better decisions today?:muutt:( :dirtdog :bash
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  3. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    I doubt it. Doesn't look too smart ...
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  4. 10K

    10K Trail Runner

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    How do I collect my beer? Happy anniversary!
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  5. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Congrats on another year!!!

    What kind of beer?
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  6. lnewqban

    lnewqban Ninjetter

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    :rofl

    Congratulations!
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  7. outty

    outty (☞゚ヮ゚)☞

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    Oh shit, is your bike OK?!
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  8. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Airbag crash survivor!

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    $ 18,000 to fix .... $ 100,000 to fix me.
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  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    man, a year already!

    I'm glad you've healed up so well in such a short time. Congratulations and happy anniversary!
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  10. JoToPe

    JoToPe JoToPe

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    Your story convinced me to buy an air vest. I wear it over Bohn Armor mesh armor and padded pants, plus the usual ATGATT. Congrats on your anniversary- I’ll take a porter.


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  11. retiredgentleman

    retiredgentleman Been here awhile

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    Can we have a little more detail of the costs? Did you have insurance for both?
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  12. Sleepyc

    Sleepyc ClevelandMoto Podcast, Tune in!

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    Congrats on.. well being alive!
    Please tell us that woman was cited in some major ways...

    Like MAJOR??

    Looking into the vest...
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  13. peejayess

    peejayess Adventurer

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    Next time I'm in the pub I'll hoist one in your honour!
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  14. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Driving distracted is the new driving drunk / on drugs (and I'm not saying those two have gone anywhere!) Should be penalized heavily, but quite often the problem is proving it so that it holds in court.
    Glad you made it. That looks scary. I hope the idiot who caused it, got something that actually makes her think her driving habits. But its not like there's any shortage of those texting and social media updating driving idiots around..
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  15. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    :beer
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  16. locopny

    locopny Been here awhile

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    Absolutely! Congrats.

    Free! the BEST kind. haha
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  17. Squanto!

    Squanto! Long timer Supporter

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    Congratulations on the healing and living to ride again. I hope your settlement allows you a life of leisure!
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  18. Need For Speed

    Need For Speed Is that a cop?????

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    Me too (on both).
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  19. jcatl

    jcatl n00b

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    Purchased my Helite last fall and never without it. Wear it over my Motoport jacket a bit bulky but I dress like I'm going to crash. Any sense that the vest gave you neck protection? Must have helped given the state of your bike and the car.
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  20. 2ndA732

    2ndA732 ...not be infringed

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    Yikes OP. Here's to being alive! I got t-boned on the intersection of Lincoln down in LA a couple years back. Truck had more damage than my motorcycle did, thankfully. Happy one year.
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