Crash and question
September 11, 2008 at 12:23 am #2070LokiParticipant
Hey guys it been awhile. Thats because my keyboard broke and i had to get a new one. So let me bring you up to speed with some news.
I Dumped my bike…
I was out riding and i came into a turn and there was loose payment over the whole turn and even though i was going slow the bike still came out form under me and we both went down. I slid about 20 feet right alongside my bike. Im ok and the bike is well beat up but driveable. The handle bars got bent, front side of the mirror got scratched, top fairing scratched, buttom fairing scratched, under cowling scratched, and muffler scratched down the lenth of it. I have the buttom fairng cleaned up a good deal and im going to but new stickers for it. I also have my handle bars bent back. I have pics i can upload sometime if you guys would like to see. I was ok just a few scratches, good thing i had my gear on and no one come the other way. I must say that the feeling of your bike going away from you ranks in my top “DO NOT LIKE” feelings. But the crash itself was fun, (let me explain) in winter me and my friends would drag sleds around on 4 wheelers on iced over gravel roads. We would go as fast as we would then “fall” off and go ragdoll. That was fun to us and still is. Thats the sensation i had when i crashed and it may have helped me cause i knew how to act and what not to do (like tense up). Dont get me wrong, i never want to do it again but since i wasnt hurt and bike is ok, im declaring this one as “fun”. Please dont Bang on me for saying that, i never want to do it again and we’ll never try.
Now for my question.
In the mornings riding to school its cold, like im about to fall of my bike cold. I want something to cover my neck and chin (like a ninja hat but with the top cut off) that’ll block the wind and keep me warm. Also some warm pants and maybe a new jacket. Where can i find these?September 11, 2008 at 1:23 am #11947BuddParticipant
“In the mornings riding to school its cold, like im about to fall of my bike cold. I want something to cover my neck and chin (like a ninja hat but with the top cut off) that’ll block the wind and keep me warm. Also some warm pants and maybe a new jacket. Where can i find these?”
On the internet.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineSeptember 11, 2008 at 1:35 am #11949LokiParticipant
Thanks, thats what i was looking for.
Another question for you guys altough you might not like it. How can i safely train to do stopies? Or other tricks in general, i think i may want to become a professional if i can. (not doing them on the street)September 11, 2008 at 2:55 am #11956nlightendrednekParticipant
Here’s another site you might try. I lived in Montana for 16 years and these are really great in the winter!September 11, 2008 at 3:40 am #11966sarcParticipant
check out any local ski shops our outdoor type places. I haven’t used one on a bike, but I’ve got a bunch of different options for other outdoor sports, ranging from the neoprene wrap around mask that covers up to the nose down to a fleece tube that just sits around your neck, and can be pulled up over your chin / nose as needed.
sarcSeptember 11, 2008 at 1:28 pm #11987MattParticipant
when I ride in near freezing temps (only done it once or twice… well, once it was below freezing, but hey) I wear full gear, plus layered shirts and long underwear – just like if I was going skiing but didn’t have a nice “ski jacket” handy.
“The two seconds between ‘Oh S**!’ and the crash isn’t a lot of practice time.”September 11, 2008 at 5:07 pm #12003BuddParticipant
The best way to learn to do stoppies is to get a very large life insurance policy, payable to me, and then just go for it.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineSeptember 11, 2008 at 8:37 pm #12013CBennettParticipant
loose gravel SUCKS, the only guy I knew growing up only dumped his bike 2 X ever(ninja 600) and BOTH times it was loose gravel that got him. Lol to be honest its what made him quit riding..he figured 1 time was a fluke 2 times he said screw it and was not fixing plastic anymore , sold the bike, and has never rode since .
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