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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by KTM640Dakar, Jan 10, 2008.
All I remember is seeing him come over, me scraping the wall and grabbing brakes.....
Oh I see. So it wasn't a had to lay 'er down to avoid the crash scenerio.
Sorry but that is what I read into it when you wrote: "... I was forced to lay the bike down."
I rescind my previous post. Hope you healed fast and well.
Not a problem, it's all good! Appreciate the thoughts....
Well I'm a little disappointed that I had to come to the ADV site to see your wounds...why haven't you posted that nasty picture on the Goatlocker forum. I'm sure that Bosin or Charles or one of those will have some choice comments for you!
I thought about it, but with the way some of the guys have been, it would gross someone out and get me banned!!
Broken bones and road rash don't bother me, BTDT.
But bacteria eatin' my shit alive? AWWWwww HELL NO!!!!!! :eek1
i wonder who many people posting on here thought it was a good idea to lay it down instead of just using both brakes like 99% of riders do but i bet after they have very bad road rash on there body and a bike that is smashed up they will learn to use the front brake and ride a bike in the right way..
Wow, people drive waaaaaaaay different on your side of the pond!
...Yikes! At least now we know where Voldemort has been hiding...
posted elsewhere but its a nice pic...
car pulls out without looking, i'm forced into the gutter, momentary flight until leg hits a fence, ungraceful backflip then slid down an embankment. thought the femur was broken but xrays showed it was just a corked thigh.
I had 2 distinct skidmarks from my bike leading up to the point of impact . afterwards I flew about 30-35 feet landing on the corner of the road and sliding another 10 feet down into the ditch . I spent that summer limping and still feel the pain of it years later . I`m happy that you can laugh at the people in this thread for all the pain they have endured and I also hope you never have to go through the same thing regardless of how it happens . M
ps . yes they are in a bunch tonight
i was only at the people who think its a good idea to lay the bike and said this thread would put them off laying her down.
Here's a couple
Guy in a lifted Silverado stopped at a stop sign and I didn't have a stop, he looked right at me, then pulled directly in front of me while I was going 50mph. I think he assumed there was a stop sign there, it was late at night and it would've been hard to see. I'd slowed down to be safe but when he looked at me, I assumed he wasn't gonna pull out in front of me, so I started accelerating again. He then drove OVER my VFR while my leg was under it (then drove off). I tried to chase him down on foot, but a Silverado is faster than I am on foot. X-rayed myself at a dentist's office I was doing contract work at the next night, looked fine to me! (Hey, I watch House!) Rode the bike for a couple years after that (after replacing the entire frontend)
My first "real" wreck, circa 2007.
Lost three fingernails in this one, still have a couple pretty big scars, and on the finger pictured, doc said the nail will never grow back normally again. On the GS on a dark street, going 20mph and lost, late night, no lights, trying to look at street signs, and clipped a concrete island. 5 year old textile gloves shredded when they got caught under the bike. Only 7 stitches! There were construction workers working there on the lights who told me I was the fourth person in an hour to hit the island. It was black from years of tire marks from other poor souls.
This was just a couple months ago.
So why didn't those knuckle heads fix it?
Too busy leaning on shovels?
flipped riding a wheelie downhill at night and my leg ended up pinned under the bike
shifter broke off and stuck in on the inside of my leg, ground ankle bone flat and lost some skin, but I rode it home and took a car ride to the ER, nothing like taking your boot off and pouring blood out of it
now I wear better boots
Hey, it's not Friday - lay off the Har... Oh wait - my bad
I can finally contribute here!
Lowside at ~50 mph after locking up my front wheel when a car cut me off.
Here's mine after a ATGATT low-side on asphalt. It stung a little when the wife sprayed it with alcohol. Gotta love proper gear.
For you... ABS, some Kevlar jeans, leather jacket, some gloves and maybe better boots would be good things on the Christmas list.
Never mind the young-un Ma... he'll learn fer hisself soon enough!