my moto accident
December 12, 2008 at 5:25 am #2404
I’m a bit of a youtube whore so I thought I would put together a video of the motorcycle accident I just recently got in (december 2008).
Ride safe guys, my gear definitely saved me from a lot more damage:
BenDecember 12, 2008 at 5:40 am #15251MunchParticipant
Left hand turn much…. wow, that tire is severely un evenly worn. Glad your relatively ok. Welcome back to your site. Guess one thing I hate to notice is that some your own advice needs to be revisited to your own situation. You had the gear but in disrepair. Glad it didn’t go worse.
Hope you have a speedy recovery!
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hDecember 12, 2008 at 6:20 am #15253
Yep I should definitely follow my own advice a bit better hehe. At least I followed the part about wearing all the right gear!
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminDecember 12, 2008 at 6:48 am #15254megaspazParticipant
Yeowch! Sorry to hear about that. You totally downplayed your injuries when i saw you at work. shame on ye…December 18, 2008 at 4:38 am #15324BuddParticipant
Wow, be careful with those dilaudid. they can be very addictive. What happened to the Mohawk. Sorry to hear about the crash. Get better and get back out there.
“I am the best there is at what I do, and what I do ain’t nice.”-WolverineDecember 18, 2008 at 7:36 am #15328
Hehe, the mohawk got shaved, but hopefully I’ll be getting it again soon.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminFebruary 1, 2009 at 9:10 pm #16212zgotzillaParticipant
I am very sorry to hear about your crash, but am glad to learn your injuries are not life threatening. The site does a great deal to assist newbies such as myself. However, for what it is worth: Lane splitting between cars seems to be one of the most dangerous practices in all of cycling. Automobile drivers simply do not expect a cycle to be alongside where they may have looked just a second ago to see only a car. As happened to you, an open gap can close so quickly there is no time to react. I know most cycle crashes are caused by car drivers “not seeing”, but lane splitting between cars seems to be an invitation to disaster.
Get well soon and thanks for the site.February 8, 2009 at 10:10 pm #16358wbsprudelsParticipant
Hey, Ben. Thanks for the video–it’s sobering to learn of people’s crashes. Your video said you’d be out of commission for 2 months. Does that mean you’re back on the road?February 9, 2009 at 3:30 am #16370
yep i’m now back on the road riding rain or shineFebruary 9, 2009 at 3:31 am #16371
Yeah lane splitting is definitely pretty dangerous, but I definitely think it is one of the biggest benefits of riding a motorcycle. Honestly I’m not sure I would ride half as much if I lived in a state that didn’t allow lane sharing. California for the win!
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