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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-06-2010, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Safe operator,properly dressed, BUT !!!

After KM's rant, I removed this post.----------[QUOTE=Knifemaker;127111or "positive image" ...

will have at least one less useless stupid post to waste our time on.



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You've gotta wonder how safe the operator was if his wheel fell off.

Tough break, though.


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So ...my take is that I should
1. Inspect vehicle prior to operation and kick the tires
2. Prior to launch put all my gear on
3. Prior to launch engage in "right mindedness" in effort to stay focused.

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Im not sure what the point of posting this was , other than to show that even if you wear a helmet you can still get hurt or die?

That and make sure your wheels are bolted on right?


Sorry, but I have a disdain for any posts reporting serious motorcycle accidents unless the poster personally knows the victims or if they are members of this forum.

Some will say , "well we can learn by their mistakes" ...which might be logical if we really knew what their mistakes were.
If you do not know already to check your bike over before heading out, shame on you....it should not take someones death to point this out to you by now.

Please leave the reporting of motorcycle related accidents to the local papers and not this forum. Am sure we all get enough "stories" from folks we hardly know every time we go somewhere holding our helmet.


That said..........

The fact that both the riders were 63 might also be a factor in this case BTW...it is has been shown that older people are more suseptable to brain trauma than younger folks are. Even with a helmet, those in their 60's can suffer more tissue damage and head trauma for a given impact. We are not as resiliant as we once were...not to mention many older folks are, for a lack of better word...more "brittle" lack of calcium in old age makes our bones easier to break. A broken rib can pierce vital organs...
So take it easy out there.
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I thought as adults we had the option to choose what we read or don't read. That option shouldn't be taken away because someone doesn't like the content of a post. This is sophmoric and frankly disappointing. I'm not trying to start anything, just saying that as adults we should be able to choose for ourselves.

If someone wouldn't mind reposting this in the belly where no one can complain about it, I'd appreciate it. I'd like to read it or at least have the option to. I believe Waggy was only trying to help.

Thanks for any help here and no, I won't continue after this even if there is no repost. I just wanted to say my peice.
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I thought it was a timely reminder of the need to check the ride over before heading out. That's certainly something I need to do a better job of. It's not like there were pictures of mangled, bloody corpses.

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Never mind I found it. Google "William Riley St. Petersburg" if you want to read it. And stay safe out there...
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It was not my intention for waggy to remove the post. My point was only that , in my opinion, as a matter of good taste, we should refrain from posting motorcycle related accidents unless they were ours or someone we know personally.

Removing the post (and not the entire thread) will only raise curiosity about "what it was all about" and confuse those just tuning in.

My suggestion was for future thoughts of starting a thread and was not meant as suggestion to remove this one...(if you already have fallen in the pool, you might as well swim around a bit, as you are already wet...)

So feel free to re-post the info you originaly did in your first post waggy, but please consider the usefullness of such posts in the future.


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^ Fair enough, that's totally reasonable.
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