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04-23-2011 02:40 PM  7 years agoPost 41
scott s.

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rearview mirror helmet
i met a guy who bought one of these in europe can`t remember the name.

you can`t get them here because they won`t pay the DOT license of $400K (i`m told) to bring it over here.

he let me try it on, it`s great. it covers that blind spot your body takes up and you can`t see in your mirrors.

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04-25-2011 03:11 PM  7 years agoPost 42
MartyH

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Im still alive by intuition alone

I always pretend im invisible
Thats about how I ride. I'm always looking all around me assuming people are going to make a bad move. Like someone else stated I'm also paying attention to what they a hauling or have on board. I give everyone as wide a berth as possible. I can tell a difference though in people when I'm on the Vulcan vs the Ninja. I think the assumption is that that's not a 48yo man on the crotch rocket wearing a mirrored visor helmet and I get the respect due a punk kid.

Marty

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04-26-2011 12:49 AM  7 years agoPost 43
TheWoodCrafter

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Thats about how I ride. I'm always looking all around me assuming people are going to make a bad move
Doesn't that take some of the fun out of it?

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-26-2011 02:42 AM  7 years agoPost 44
T.J.

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I drive a 4-5 lane highway in stop and go traffic. If I'm not some what aggressive/ overly attentive in my driving habits then I can kiss my rear good bye and it will probably be by somebody on their cell phone not used to driving in rush hour. That is switching lanes back and forth trying to get ahead like in the movie Office Space. They just use mirrors and not there eyes.

Thanks, T.J.

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04-30-2011 01:54 AM  7 years agoPost 45
TheWoodCrafter

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This happened about a 1/8 mile from where I live.
The guy was my neighbor.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandad...dent-32111.html

Be VERY careful. Sh!t happens really fast.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-30-2011 06:16 AM  7 years agoPost 46
scott s.

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Sorry to hear woodcraft
I`ve come to believe when it`s your time to go nothing you can do about it.

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04-30-2011 07:44 PM  7 years agoPost 47
TheWoodCrafter

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Thanks Scott. He was a really nice kid. Way too young to die.
I`ve come to believe when it`s your time to go nothing you can do about it.
I do believe that also but the older I get the more I try to avoid situations where I'm easy to get to.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-30-2011 09:35 PM  7 years agoPost 48
rchelichop

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I ride 800 miles a week and have a few close calls a week, nothing thinking ahead and proper skills can't handle though. Whatever, either way I'll end up the same way in the ground, rather be living life than hiding from it and dying on a bed in misery wishing all the things I could have done.

Interestingly enough statistics show motorcycles don't kill people, more often than not its alcohol.

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04-30-2011 10:38 PM  7 years agoPost 49
kurtk

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nothing thinking ahead and proper skills can't handle though
I rode for many years. I always assumed I was invisible, rode defensively, never was one to speed or hot-rod and made sure I had the necessary skills. I was able to avoid many situations through this philosophy over the years, but sometimes the crazy people in cars do things you simply can't protect yourself from no matter how defensive you are.

I rode for several more years after getting hit and nearly killed by an idiot in a car, but finally this past January, sold my bikes. It was just a personal decision that it was not worth the risk anymore.

Be careful out there!

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04-30-2011 11:50 PM  7 years agoPost 50
scott s.

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rchelichop
I`m with you. I`ve made it to my early 50`s , not looking to checkout yet.

At least i made it 2/3rd`s thru life, some people don`t get that like woodcrafters neighbor.
the rest is a downhill ride.

When i don`t feel good about it anymore, i`ll stop riding too.

Maybe i made it this far cause i stopped riding for 10 years and when gas went up in 08 i started riding again.

i missed it.

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05-01-2011 06:36 PM  7 years agoPost 51
rchelichop

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What I love best is when people come up to me and say 'motorcycles are dangerous' and then get in their car which hundreds of thousands of people die in every year. These same people probably have a drink or two and have driven at one point in their lives. Cars are dangerous too, its a calculated risk. People board airplanes every day knowing that many people have had terrifying deaths before. According to the numbers, you have a better chance of dying of heart disease than on a motorcycle. If its your time its your time, I just want to know that I lived my life the way I wanted to when my numbers up.

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05-01-2011 07:33 PM  7 years agoPost 52
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at 48 im just getting a second wind lol

more skilled, experienced on and off road goes a long way to keeping ones self alive.

its in the blood or its not.

The only people I know that do 800 a week are hwy patrol lol or the police dpt

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05-01-2011 08:07 PM  7 years agoPost 53
TheWoodCrafter

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I just want to know that I lived my life the way I wanted to when my numbers up.
I used to think way also when I was younger. I was immortal when I was young too. I would like to think that I am a little more responsible now.

That is all well and good, you did what you enjoyed but I saw what this kid Joey left behind.

I girl friend he had been with for several years and a little girl that was his daughter. The girl has to move now, she can't afford to live there without him. The child will not have a father now to raise her. A step-father just isn't the same. I know I don't want someone else to raise my little girl.

So it will not only be you involved if something happens, it is also the people you leave behind. It can be devastating to them.

I am not suggesting everyone should quit riding by any means.
But do think about what you would leave behind if something did happen.

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05-02-2011 01:18 AM  7 years agoPost 54
rchelichop

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It is not about thinking you are 'immortal' one bit.

Just because Joey chose to ride a motorcycle, did he forget to remember his family? More like the person who chose to drink and drive chose to not care about the consequences of their actions. He could have just as easily killed Joey if he was walking along the street at that time. Or even if Joey was in a car, the drunk driver could've ran the red and tboned him killing him as well. The scenarios are endless even taking the motorcycle out of the equation.

point is, no matter what you do, the time will come, it does for all of us and we have no say in the matter ultimately. Everytime I see my loved ones I treat it like its the last time they will see me or I will see them. I refuse to give in to living life just to try to "survive" and not live it to the fullest. Has nothing to do with thinking I am invincible.

Another common mis-conception is that because you are wrapped in a metal box(rollin' coffin) that you are safer. Well you are safer from visible broken bits, but still can't help the face that your organs slam into your bones on a sudden stop impact. Most people die in cars not because of direct injury, but internal injuries. With Joey if he was in a vehicle and was hit head on, who is to say he would still be here today? I've seen people in nasty motorcycle accidents survive while low speed auto cash kills.

Anyway, I guess I just get tired of the thing where people say,"oh, you ride a motorcycle, aren't they dangerous" Well, actually they are not anymore than anything else you do in life. You do not die while just riding one or implode into flames when you pull a wheelie.

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05-02-2011 01:44 AM  7 years agoPost 55
rchelichop

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Just because Joey chose to rode a motorcycle, did he forget to remember his family? More like the person who chose to drink and drive chose to not care about the consequences of their actions. He could have just as easily killed Joey if he was walking along the street at that time. Or even if Joey was in a car, the drunk driver could've ran the red and tboned him killing him as well. The scenarios are endless even taking the motorcycle out of the equation.

point is, no matter what you do, the time will come, it does for all of us and we have no say in the matter ultimately. Everytime I see my loved ones I treat it like its the last time they will see me or I will see them. I refuse to give in to living life just to try to survive and not live it to the fullest.

Another common mis-conception is that because you are wrapped in a metal box(rollin' coffin) that you are safer. Well you are safer from visible broken bits, but still can't help the face that your organs slam into your bones on a sudden stop impact. Most people die in cars not because of direct injury, but internal injuries. With Joey if he was in a vehicle and was hit head on, who is to say he would still be here today? I've seen people in nasty motorcycle accidents survive while low speed auto cash kills.

Anyway, I guess I just get tired of the thing where people say,"oh, you ride a motorcycle, aren't they dangerous" Well, actually they are not anymore than anything else you do in life. You do not die while just riding one or implode into flames when you pull a wheelie.

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05-02-2011 03:52 AM  7 years agoPost 56
scott s.

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Here`s my point being made
http://www.ocregister.com/news/karg...1-san-died.html

This is a story of a pro motocross rider who just died, he was 27.

Just his time to go.

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