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post #1 of 18 Old 01-12-2006, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Wear your gear.

A few pictures of the cold hard reality behind crashing without wearing proper gear. It's not pretty, but it is reality. Wear your gear. Have a settled stomach before clicking the link.

http://www.carpe-tdm.net/tdm/library...bloodymess.asp

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post #2 of 18 Old 01-12-2006, 07:09 AM
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I agree wholeheartedly with wearing proper gear. I even outfitted my daughter and son (6 and 3 1/2) before they even got their PW50', but man those were some gnarly pics JB




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I think I threw up in my mouth a little. I've talked to the guys at my local Sportland and they said a whole ton of kids who get 600 supersports for their first bike wreck them. They had 7 totalled 600RRs last summer, not to mention the liter class or other middleweights.

Thanks for the sobering pics, jetblast

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post #4 of 18 Old 01-12-2006, 11:31 AM
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That just made my buthole pucker. OWWWWWWW

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I couldn't even continue to look at those pics, my stomach was turning.

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I got to like the 3rd pic and had to stop.

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post #7 of 18 Old 01-13-2006, 09:20 PM
 
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definitely wear your gear. those pics are a brutal reminder to some...

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post #8 of 18 Old 01-14-2006, 12:42 PM
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Thats just freakin gross!

post #9 of 18 Old 01-15-2006, 12:54 PM
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Crashing hurts with gear let alone with out gear.

http://www.hrra.net/album/displayima...album=15&pos=5

This is my crash from a year ago

post #10 of 18 Old 01-31-2006, 07:50 PM
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I "almost" always ride w/ gear...

first time i ever removed my gear on the way home (5 miles from home) stopped at a gas station, took off the gloves...had a lowspeed wipeout on the way home and skinned my palms....stupid is as stupid does

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Seen those before on .net... they still make my stomach curl. I never get on the bike without helmet, jacket, gloves, boots and riding jeans. I won't want anyone scrapping me off the floor.

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I think that I'm going to go out and get some pickled pigs feet! yum!

post #13 of 18 Old 02-10-2006, 06:15 AM
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Our motto is sweat now bleed later...when it comes to riding gear. We never leave home without it.

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I'm always wearing thick jeans and my leather jacket. I always wonder if it's enough gear. I'm chill now, don't like the full leather hassle for street riding.

It's difficult to know how much gear to wear. Hmm, I did twist my ankle stepping off my bike at 85mph, wearing hiking boots. That was a bad plan.

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-11-2006, 02:55 PM
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Hmm, I did twist my ankle stepping off my bike at 85mph, wearing hiking boots. That was a bad plan.
Uhhhhhhhhhh, you could say that!




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post #16 of 18 Old 02-11-2006, 06:42 PM
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Ouch... Gear is an absolute must.

post #17 of 18 Old 02-19-2006, 05:15 PM
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I should have taken a pix of my thigh when I had my low speed low slide....nice bruise to say the least.

That was just with jeans and thermals...not that leathers would have helped...maybe something with padding.

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