Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Titusville, New Jersey
Going down on the highway
I was having a conversation with the Jeff, the resident Harley snob, over the weekend. Too bad I can't aviod this dude altogether, we have the same friends, one of which is my twin. Alas.
During the discussion, he tells me that no matter what if you go down, you're hitting your head on the ground, its inevitable. I then asked how intelligent it is that he NEVER wears a helmet. He tells a couple stories about how he's been down on the bike over the years and hit his head every single time, then shows me the scars. My first question: is it true that no matter what, if you go down, you're hitting your head?
He then tells me that fortunately he's never been down on the highway. He was very vehement when he said, "Yeah, if you go down on the highway, helmet or not, you're done." "Done?" I said, "what do you mean by 'done'?". He said that no matter what, if you go down on the highway you're not surviving. I take highways to work everyday so this was more than a little disconcerting. Second question: is this true? Are highways a 'one and done' kinda deal?