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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
First of all, sorry to hear about what happened to your brother, but glad it wasn't a LOT worse. Hitting a car at 55 mph is usually fatal, on a bike or in a car. Mythbusters crashed a late model car into a reinforced concrete wall at 50 mph, and then measured it. It was only half as long as it was to begin with, and the front seat area was completely obliterated. No airbag or seat belt would have saved the driver or front seat passenger in that car. Of course, if you hit another car in the side, that car would absorb some of the impact. Still, both drivers would likely die.
But the part about "your time will come" I do not believe. I can't believe it. I would have to quit riding if I honestly believed that. There are many riders who have ridden more years and more miles than I have, and eventually had to give it up for medical reasons, that never crashed. So I know it is not a sure thing. While riding a bike is dangerous, it is by no means the only dangerous thing, or IMO, even the most dangerous thing people do. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike