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03-12-2019 03:46 PM
bipestuff Glad you are relatively unscathed, quite a first experience! ATGATT!
03-12-2019 11:34 AM
LeLimoMan
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Originally Posted by RiderRon View Post
I almost put on my half helmet before that ride and that would have been a huge mistake because my chin was the first thing to hit the ground.
While I understand the attraction of half and 3/4 helmets, for that feeling of wind and freedom, I just can't get past the studies and statistics on head injuries and their location. Anyone that reads them, and is smart will see the enormous benefits of a full-faced helmet. I understand they aren't for everyone, but then again, I'm not into Russian Roulette either.

Also, if you wear a helmet, you need to put the following label on both sides of it. It may prevent you from being paralyzed. (Available on amazon.com)
CAUTION IF RIDER IS INJURED DO NOT REMOVE HELMET
03-12-2019 12:36 AM
RiderRon If your pants will hold them CE armor in the knees.
I wear bohn armored pants under my Kevlar jeans.
I’m in the been down club and it sucks but it would have been much worse without my gear.
I’d add steel toe boots to the list, I didn’t have mine on and spent 13 months rehabbing strained ligaments in my right toe.
I almost put on my half helmet before that ride and that would have been a huge mistake because my chin was the first thing to hit the ground.
03-07-2019 03:11 PM
atlsrt44 Who doesn't love road rash? Before you buy any riding jeans try a few pairs on. Some of them fit pretty weird
03-07-2019 08:27 AM
Rob 61 Glad you're okay & bike is back in working order. You didn't mention, but you did get a new helmet, right ?
03-06-2019 07:11 PM
Whiskey Sorry to hear about your off, but I'm glad your gear did it's job. Just remember how quick it happened if you're hot and thinking about peeling off your jacket in the future.
03-06-2019 04:34 PM
Skrapiron
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Originally Posted by LeLimoMan View Post
There are two types of riders...Those who have fallen and those who haven't...yet. You have moved to the fallen category and survived to tell the tail. Glad to see that you survived and that the bike damage was manageable. You have learned first hand the meaning of ATGATT and the value of a full-face helmet. You might want to look into something like the Bohn underarmour and combine them with something like Daluth Firehose Jeans. The combo works for me, since I don't fit most tech jeans.

Ride Safe & Often
Truer words have not been spoken. In my family, I have wrecked twice on a motorcycle. My wife once and my daughter twice in a year. All three of us walked away from very severe wrecks with only minor injuries thanks to ATGATT. I can tell you from experience that the Duluth Trading Company Firehose Jeans WILL stand up to a crash on the interstate and protect your skin underneath. My daughter still wears the pair she had on last summer when she wrecked on I 79 in West Virginia. There is a dime sized hole in the one knee. They are otherwise undamaged.

Snell rated helmets, CE armored jackets, heavy duty jeans or riding pants, over the ankle boots and gloves. All The Gear, All The Time.
03-06-2019 04:31 PM
Petey2006(No)C50C Welcome from Texas.

Glad to hear you're okay after the accident.
03-06-2019 04:21 PM
LeLimoMan There are two types of riders...Those who have fallen and those who haven't...yet. You have moved to the fallen category and survived to tell the tail. Glad to see that you survived and that the bike damage was manageable. You have learned first hand the meaning of ATGATT and the value of a full-face helmet. You might want to look into something like the Bohn underarmour and combine them with something like Daluth Firehose Jeans. The combo works for me, since I don't fit most tech jeans.

Ride Safe & Often
03-06-2019 04:10 PM
beezer Sorry to hear of your mishap. Glad to see you're looking forward to riding again.
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