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January 12, 2004 at 9:37 am #8510
Have dropped my bike umpteen times while learning to ride, but only had one major crash. here’s the link for it :
https://www.angelfire.com/linux/vibhu/crash.htmlJanuary 12, 2004 at 3:27 pm #17246imperialdataKeymaster
OUCH! Nasty pics but a good advert for a good helmet. What is the ‘median’ you say you crashed into?January 12, 2004 at 8:09 pm #17247ScouserParticipant
I think its the central reservation between the opposite lanes.
Glad to see your OK Diablo as it must be tempting not to wear protective clothing in the heat over there?January 13, 2004 at 6:23 am #17248
Scouser you are right, it’s the central reservation between the two opposite lanes. Mostly its made of concrete.
its a bit hard not to wear the gear all the time. However, after wearing the protection, and especially after the crash, I fell naked if I am not wearing my jacket and helmet. Helmet is a must, and I wear it even if I have to go just half a block away. ( Helmets are not mandatory in most of the places here!)January 15, 2004 at 2:11 pm #17249AnonymousInactive
Never leave the house without my crash hat. Saved me a few times too, makes you think.January 17, 2004 at 9:55 am #17250ScouserParticipant
Welcome 666beast. Wot do u ride? There is a members bike section for your bike history.
I am pleased that Diablo and yourself both wear helmets even though it is not compulsory in your countries. Do you both ride with your headlights on all of the time for grater visibility to other road users?
Be Seen be Safe!January 17, 2004 at 10:21 am #17251AnonymousInactive
See my post under members bikes. Yes I ride with my light on but not in certain states as the police will pull you over in the daytime just for that. I am one of a handful of Harley riders who wear a full face helmet. Looks a bit strange cause it’s a motocross helmet but hey, I feel safe!January 17, 2004 at 10:25 am #17252AnonymousInactive
By the way, it’s nearly 5:30 in the morning on a Saturday here and I’m just off to go and thrash my old trail bike through a local wood with some friends. Should be a great dayJanuary 19, 2004 at 9:49 am #17253
I ride with the headlights on while on trips. Not in the city. There is no penalty for riding with lights on, but mostly the people on the road will drive you crazy indicating that your headlight is on !!! Used to irritate me no amount in the beginning, but now I take it as a signal that the light bulb has not fused 
666, hope you enjoyed the ride in the woods !January 19, 2004 at 10:18 am #17254hammyModerator
Can’t remember the last time I got up that early to ride my bike. I must be getting old.
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