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2011-07-23 04:31:07 PM  
I could've gone through my day without seeing that.
 
2011-07-23 06:00:16 PM  
road rash is a terrible thing when you're already wearing clothes
 
2011-07-23 06:03:47 PM  

venerant: road rash is a terrible thing when you're already wearing clothes


Can't wait till his new nickname is Strawberry.
 
2011-07-23 06:10:44 PM  
www.motorcycleclassics.com

Piker- try the salt flats!
 
2011-07-23 06:14:02 PM  
headline fail. epically
 
2011-07-23 06:16:54 PM  
I used to ride street bikes a lot, and I would frequently do the novelty helmet, shorts and t-shirt thing when it was hot outside.

Even then, I always had it going through my head that I really didn't want to go down wearing so little, on account of the road rash.

When I ride motocross, I wear head-to-toe protection with all kinds of protection including armor and braces so that I'm as protected as possible in the event of a crash, but then I go zipping down the freeway on my street bike in shorts, a t-shirt and a tiny plastic skull cap?

I ended up selling the street bike (for economic reasons), but when the day comes that I get another, I'm definitely going to invest in good vented gear and make sure to protect myself as well as possible on the road just like I do on the track.

The guy in the article is having some fun and good for him, but I hope that he realizes sooner rather than later that it's not very wise, and starts wearing some decent protection.
 
2011-07-23 06:21:00 PM  
To all those who say he is not wearing enough to protect himself: He. is. on. a. MOTORCYCLE. That is already an incredibly stupid move in terms of personal safety. At least the guy is having fun with it. If a car is not paying attention and barrels into the guy at 40 mph he is gonna be farked whether or not he has jeans on. FFS
 
2011-07-23 06:21:48 PM  
There's a reason for wearing leathers on a bike, lad.
There are old bikers.
There are bold bikers.
There are no old, bold bikers.
 
2011-07-23 06:24:45 PM  

Owangotang: To all those who say he is not wearing enough to protect himself: He. is. on. a. MOTORCYCLE. That is already an incredibly stupid move in terms of personal safety. At least the guy is having fun with it. If a car is not paying attention and barrels into the guy at 40 mph he is gonna be farked whether or not he has jeans on. FFS


So roller coastres should probably just not have lap bars or restraints of any kind, because why bother trying to be safe if you're engaging in something that's risky?

Hell, they shoul djust take airbags and seatbelts out of cars because hey, driving is dangerous to begin with, no sense trying to mitigate the consequences if something goes wrong!

Herp a derp a dooooo!
 
2011-07-23 06:28:36 PM  

ChadM89: Owangotang: To all those who say he is not wearing enough to protect himself: He. is. on. a. MOTORCYCLE. That is already an incredibly stupid move in terms of personal safety. At least the guy is having fun with it. If a car is not paying attention and barrels into the guy at 40 mph he is gonna be farked whether or not he has jeans on. FFS

So roller coastres should probably just not have lap bars or restraints of any kind, because why bother trying to be safe if you're engaging in something that's risky?

Hell, they shoul djust take airbags and seatbelts out of cars because hey, driving is dangerous to begin with, no sense trying to mitigate the consequences if something goes wrong!

Herp a derp a dooooo!


Wearing jeans and a leather jacket is not at all analogous to a lap bar on a roller coaster. A Lap bar prevents major injury by not allowing one to be ejected. Again, jeans may somewhat lessen road rash but if a car hit this guy then the jeans are not going to protect him at all from the force of impact.
 
2011-07-23 06:28:47 PM  
At least he is wearing a helmet.

Gotta protect your second favorite organ.
 
2011-07-23 06:30:10 PM  

Owangotang: ChadM89: Owangotang: To all those who say he is not wearing enough to protect himself: He. is. on. a. MOTORCYCLE. That is already an incredibly stupid move in terms of personal safety. At least the guy is having fun with it. If a car is not paying attention and barrels into the guy at 40 mph he is gonna be farked whether or not he has jeans on. FFS

So roller coastres should probably just not have lap bars or restraints of any kind, because why bother trying to be safe if you're engaging in something that's risky?

Hell, they shoul djust take airbags and seatbelts out of cars because hey, driving is dangerous to begin with, no sense trying to mitigate the consequences if something goes wrong!

Herp a derp a dooooo!

Wearing jeans and a leather jacket is not at all analogous to a lap bar on a roller coaster. A Lap bar prevents major injury by not allowing one to be ejected. Again, jeans may somewhat lessen road rash but if a car hit this guy then the jeans are not going to protect him at all from the force of impact.


What if he was wearing titanium jeans?
 
2011-07-23 06:35:15 PM  
...and Fark continues it's gradual slide into mediocrity....
 
2011-07-23 06:42:30 PM  
Its the human crayon!
 
2011-07-23 06:43:03 PM  

T.M.S.: At least he is wearing a helmet.

Gotta protect your second favorite organ.


The balls?.
 
2011-07-23 06:45:50 PM  

boobsrgood: ...and Fark continues it's gradual slide into mediocrity....


It's summer. Nobody really give a fark in the summer.
 
2011-07-23 06:46:20 PM  

Owangotang: ChadM89: Owangotang: To all those who say he is not wearing enough to protect himself: He. is. on. a. MOTORCYCLE. That is already an incredibly stupid move in terms of personal safety. At least the guy is having fun with it. If a car is not paying attention and barrels into the guy at 40 mph he is gonna be farked whether or not he has jeans on. FFS

So roller coastres should probably just not have lap bars or restraints of any kind, because why bother trying to be safe if you're engaging in something that's risky?

Hell, they shoul djust take airbags and seatbelts out of cars because hey, driving is dangerous to begin with, no sense trying to mitigate the consequences if something goes wrong!

Herp a derp a dooooo!

Wearing jeans and a leather jacket is not at all analogous to a lap bar on a roller coaster. A Lap bar prevents major injury by not allowing one to be ejected. Again, jeans may somewhat lessen road rash but if a car hit this guy then the jeans are not going to protect him at all from the force of impact.


Let's race. We'll both run as fast as possible across a large asphalt parking lot. Thing is, we have to dive headfirst across the finish line. You wear your shorts and tee shirt, I'll wear leathers.

Ready?

Not every motorcycle-related injury involves being hit by a car at high speed.
 
2011-07-23 06:50:59 PM  

Hassan Ben Sobr: Piker- try the salt flats!


Is that the origin of planking?
 
2011-07-23 06:52:24 PM  
Take a peach. A nice ripe peach.

Now huck it as hard as you can down your driveway.

Now look at it.

That is your skin after laying the bike down nearly naked like this guy will eventually do.
 
2011-07-23 06:54:52 PM  

boobsrgood: ...and Fark continues it's gradual slide into mediocrity....


i3.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-23 07:00:59 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: Take a peach. A nice ripe peach.

Now huck it as hard as you can down your driveway.

Now look at it.

That is your skin after laying the bike down nearly naked like this guy will eventually do.


www.comedyshack.co.za

i12.photobucket.com

/pics hot as this summer
 
2011-07-23 07:03:51 PM  

Mad_Radhu: Hassan Ben Sobr: Piker- try the salt flats!

Is that the origin of planking?


Link (new window)
 
2011-07-23 07:05:12 PM  
I recently chatted with a guy who low-sided at 90+ mph on a public road. Full gear and helmet. No other vehicle involved. He described all the rolling in detail but emerged with some bruises and a totalled bike.

In my 30+ years of riding motorcycles, I always wear full gear and have been down only two times. The one that really hurt was a high side at about 10mph in a parking lot hitting an unmarked water drain hole that had been prepped for maintenance. It flipped me forward and I broke my collarbone badly- it will be a lifetime problem for me.

In both the above cases the difference in surviving was a full faced helmet. The guy I talked to who low-sided mentioned several hard hits on it and then siding face-first. For me, I slapped the ground, breaking my collarbone, and then my head smacked off the pavement. Without the helmet I had on, I'm not typing this.

So, tool in the video? At least he has a full faced helmet on.

/the road rash is gonna be unbearable if he goes down though
 
2011-07-23 07:11:51 PM  
Here's a thought to make ya go "OUCH"...


junebug
 
2011-07-23 07:15:26 PM  
The only thing I hate about wearing leather in the summer is the wasps have no escape

/one wasp up my sleeve a few years ago
//17 stings before I could stop and disrobe
///she got away
 
2011-07-23 07:18:28 PM  
CtrlAltDestroy

thanks for the pics......seriously it's a good lesson. that dude looks seriously in pain....
 
2011-07-23 07:24:52 PM  

Biff Spiffy: The only thing I hate about wearing leather in the summer is the wasps have no escape

/one wasp up my sleeve a few years ago
//17 stings before I could stop and disrobe
///she got away


I had that happen once. It just kept moving around my midsection pissed off and stinging me. Some lucky home owner got to see me scream into their driveway, tear of my jacket, throw it in said driveway, while swearing and stomping it. At least I hope they were watching...
 
2011-07-23 07:26:49 PM  
What if his skin is made out of adamantium and is impervious to harm? What then smart guy?
 
2011-07-23 07:31:57 PM  

no clever name here just move along: CtrlAltDestroy

thanks for the pics......seriously it's a good lesson. that dude looks seriously in pain....


No prob. That's tame stuff though. I'm a biker and fairly safety conscious. I have serious aftermath pics too. I don't keep death pics but there are some ground-down-to-the-bone ones.
 
2011-07-23 07:36:47 PM  

TravisBickle62: What if his skin is made out of adamantium and is impervious to harm? What then smart guy?


Then I hope he isn't riding on a kryptonite road.
 
2011-07-23 07:46:38 PM  

RedRubySlipper: TravisBickle62: What if his skin is made out of adamantium and is impervious to harm? What then smart guy?

Then I hope he isn't riding on a kryptonite road.


Now you are delving into the world of fantasy ... kryptonite DOESN'T EXIST
 
2011-07-23 08:09:47 PM  
75% of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars not noticing the rider - not a problem here.
25% caused by rider stupidity - let the countdown begin.

/don't ask for a source, I made up the statistics, but in my experience seems pretty accurate.
 
2011-07-23 08:14:59 PM  

st.bobo: 75% of motorcycle accidents are caused by cars not noticing the rider - not a problem here.
25% caused by rider stupidity - let the countdown begin.

/don't ask for a source, I made up the statistics, but in my experience seems pretty accurate.


Hahaha. Very persuasive argument there.
 
2011-07-23 08:24:00 PM  

st.bobo:
/don't ask for a source, I made up the statistics, but in my experience seems pretty accurate.


Stop helping. Especially since google-fu will actually yeild real stats. Like this-
Link (new window)
 
2011-07-23 08:29:17 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: no clever name here just move along: CtrlAltDestroy

thanks for the pics......seriously it's a good lesson. that dude looks seriously in pain....

No prob. That's tame stuff though. I'm a biker and fairly safety conscious. I have serious aftermath pics too. I don't keep death pics but there are some ground-down-to-the-bone ones.


gnarly.
ground to the bone????? do they just amputate at that point???

I ride a bicycle in San Francisco and that is more than enough danger for me. Can't even imagine riding a motorcycle.....
 
2011-07-23 08:33:55 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: st.bobo:
/don't ask for a source, I made up the statistics, but in my experience seems pretty accurate.

Stop helping. Especially since google-fu will actually yeild real stats. Like this-
Link (new window)


Any motorcyclist who has survived their first year on the roads knows to watch every car around them with suspicion, especially the oncoming ones that might turn in front of you. Probably the single best piece of advice to novice riders after all gear all the time.

/10+ years riding/100k+ miles = never been down on the street yet
//Witnessed one friend go down at ~60mph, wearing full gear, picked the bike up and rode home w/ minor inuries
///We both bought kevlar riding jeans the next day, my asscheeks are too pretty for roadrash
 
2011-07-23 08:34:53 PM  
ummm the googles, not safe for

CtrlAltDestroy: no clever name here just move along: CtrlAltDestroy

thanks for the pics......seriously it's a good lesson. that dude looks seriously in pain....

No prob. That's tame stuff though. I'm a biker and fairly safety conscious. I have serious aftermath pics too. I don't keep death pics but there are some ground-down-to-the-bone ones.


the googles has ....some *seriously* NSF lunch pics..... shudder
 
2011-07-23 08:50:23 PM  
I'm too big a wuss to ride with my arm hanging out a car window to even think about riding a motorcycle. And if I see something on the side of the road that might be a motorcycle accident, I get queasy and have to go a different direction.
 
2011-07-23 08:54:00 PM  

no clever name here just move along: gnarly.
ground to the bone????? do they just amputate at that point???

I ride a bicycle in San Francisco and that is more than enough danger for me. Can't even imagine riding a motorcycle.....


The best way to survive on two wheels is to stay the hell out of California.

As far as amputation goes it depends on how bad it is. Here's an example of asphalt-meat-grinder aftermath where the girl got to keep her foot. IIRC she was wearing shoes and they flew off when she went down.

Following pics are NSFW or weak stomachs.
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)

/Not my album
//pics are hot
 
2011-07-23 09:13:30 PM  

CtrlAltDestroy: no clever name here just move along: gnarly.
ground to the bone????? do they just amputate at that point???

I ride a bicycle in San Francisco and that is more than enough danger for me. Can't even imagine riding a motorcycle.....

The best way to survive on two wheels is to stay the hell out of California.

As far as amputation goes it depends on how bad it is. Here's an example of asphalt-meat-grinder aftermath where the girl got to keep her foot. IIRC she was wearing shoes and they flew off when she went down.

Following pics are NSFW or weak stomachs.
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)
Link (new window)

/Not my album
//pics are hot


Those hurt just to look at, and I've seen much worse. Some people give me shiat for wearing squeaky "storm trooper" boots when I ride, but those pics justify every bit of comfort or expense I've given up in the interest of safety.
 
2011-07-23 09:22:39 PM  
CtrlAltDestroy: st.bobo:
/don't ask for a source, I made up the statistics, but in my experience seems pretty accurate.

Stop helping. Especially since google-fu will actually yeild real stats. Like this-
Link (new window)


I came fairly close to the most likely crash cause recently, here's my vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgQczvOMRQ
 
2011-07-23 09:23:04 PM  
CtrlAltDestroy:
Pics like that just serve to reinforce what can't be said enough - I've seen it in this thread a couple times already - All the gear All the time.

Wearing the right bits and taking a good learn to ride course will make your motorcycling experience much more enjoyable, and will help keep you alive when things go pear-shaped.
 
2011-07-23 09:26:52 PM  
Johnnyflash:
I came fairly close to the most likely crash cause recently, here's my vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgQczvOMRQ

Hey, I'm glad you got out of that one ok, but I have to ask, what's the speed limit on that stretch of road?
 
2011-07-23 10:05:33 PM  
bucket_chemist: Johnnyflash:
I came fairly close to the most likely crash cause recently, here's my vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgQczvOMRQ

Hey, I'm glad you got out of that one ok, but I have to ask, what's the speed limit on that stretch of road?


Thanks. Yeah, I was going a little fast, it's 35, my spedo is 5 mph fast. So I was doing about 40 when I saw the car.
 
2011-07-23 10:14:49 PM  

bucket_chemist: Johnnyflash:
I came fairly close to the most likely crash cause recently, here's my vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgQczvOMRQ

Hey, I'm glad you got out of that one ok, but I have to ask, what's the speed limit on that stretch of road?


i13.photobucket.com
i13.photobucket.com
 
2011-07-23 10:23:42 PM  
Thunderboy: bucket_chemist: Johnnyflash:
I came fairly close to the most likely crash cause recently, here's my vid. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFgQczvOMRQ

Hey, I'm glad you got out of that one ok, but I have to ask, what's the speed limit on that stretch of road?

[i13.photobucket.com image 640x426]
[i13.photobucket.com image 640x426]


Lol, that's great. And that was a nice slow leisurely day, at least I wasn't going 60 when that car turned, or else I'd have a crash video to share.
 
2011-07-23 10:55:13 PM  

kendricd: Biff Spiffy: The only thing I hate about wearing leather in the summer is the wasps have no escape

/one wasp up my sleeve a few years ago
//17 stings before I could stop and disrobe
///she got away

I had that happen once. It just kept moving around my midsection pissed off and stinging me. Some lucky home owner got to see me scream into their driveway, tear of my jacket, throw it in said driveway, while swearing and stomping it. At least I hope they were watching...


I've never had a bug fly into my jacket. I suppose I'm lucky. I live in the northwest where there are very few bugs. I hope I never experience first hand the story you just told all of us.
 
2011-07-24 12:50:05 AM  
Jeez, stop picking on the guy.

Darwin will take care of him soon enough.

I just hope he's an organ donor.
 
2011-07-24 04:30:08 AM  
I will always wear head to toe gear, full face SNELL lid, good gloves, armored boots, and a spine protector.

It's easier to wipe off sweat than blood...
 
2011-07-24 04:35:52 AM  
It was 94°F out today, and I wore a leather jacket, leather gloves, full helmet, and leather shoes with ankle protection. I still felt under-protected because I forgot to switch to my better back armor, which I'd left in my other jacket, and I've been meaning to upgrade my gloves and pants. My (relatively) light summer outfit:

i743.photobucket.com

This jerkface from TFA is soooo asking for a horrible accident, especially with all of the distraction he's causing. It's bad enough people are barely looking at the road. Now they're all whipping out their cell cameras. This will totally not end well.
 
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