Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Thanks for the reminder Amsoil Man. That`s a very graphic series of images to keep in mind. I was talking to a nurse at the hospital yesterday, who has a 19 year old son that has been dirt biking for about 14-15 years. He now wants to get a street bike and it scares his mother half to death. After seeing this set of pics, it brings home again how real the danger she fears is.
It seems that the majority of members that post here regularly are in middle age or older. So maybe most of us have gotten past the time when we felt ten feet tall and bullet proof. There are many examples of riders on race tracks surviving accidents, at speeds as high as the young man who hit the car in the photos was travelling, and walking away from it. But they don`t have to worry about cars at intersections crossing in front of them, and there are softer barriers to hit when they do go down.
I know that I have said this before, but if any of us feel a need for this kind of speed, or you have younger family or friends who do, please find a track club where you can do it without putting yourself or members of the public in danger on the highway. Let`s help the young riders live to be old riders.