alcanrider, on 10 September 2012 - 12:16 PM, said:
I have broken ribs, an arm, a shoulder, and drew blood from my hard head. I still can't quite bring myself to wear all that hot gear. I never wear a helmet unless I am on the highway out of town, riding dirt ((currently dual sport rider), or riding in bad weather. When riding in bad weather I am usually on the highway far from home, so I am wearing a helmet anyway. It is just too dang hot down in Florida to wear a bunch of gear around town. Note, I am a very careful rider, and I have that sixth sense, and just know when somebody is going to pull out in front of me or come over into my lane. I have kicked dents in the side panels of peoples cars after laying on the horn and them not hearing me while they were coming into my lane. So, trust me, I know it happens from time to time. i know of people paralyzed from the neck down because they were wearing helmets also. Me, I would rather be pushing up daisies than be paralyzed. If you can even call that living. I am sure they pretty much feel the same way. I have MS and can't see myself in a wheel chair, and hope that never happens because I will call it quits if that day ever comes.
You sir are an idiot. Riders like you give all of us a bad name.
JMwr400, on 26 September 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:
The Hurt Report concluded with a list of 55 findings
, as well as several major recommendations for law enforcement and legislation. Among these, 75% of motorcycle accidents involved collision with another vehicle, usually a car. In the MAIDS report, the figure is 60%.
This is a great read! Just looking at the numbers is very helpful in finding ways to be a safer rider. I particularly like #25 More than half of the accident-involved motorcycle riders had less than 5 months experience on the accident motorcycle, although the total street riding experience was almost 3 years. Motorcycle riders with dirt bike experience are significantly underrepresented in the accident data.
Yay for dirt bikers!
Edited by durandall05, 05 October 2012 - 07:59 AM.