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Old 09-06-2005, 04:03 PM   #11
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Default But let's hear from those that didn't wear the proper gear

Anybody......anybody......okay, I heard some whirring, clicking, and grunts. Somebody push the armless, jawless paraplegic in the corner with the drool bucket up to the mic. I wanna hear their thoughts on protective equipment.
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Old 09-06-2005, 08:16 PM   #12
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I'll give you $275 in food stamps for it.
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Old 09-06-2005, 09:04 PM   #13
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Default Re: Protective Gear Really Works!

But... but... but you couldn't feel the wind through your hair, man! Or the concrete through your skull...
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Old 09-06-2005, 10:34 PM   #14
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Something I have started doing is stopping in a position AS THOUGH I were lane splitting. You can still get hit from behind, but won't squashed between vehicles. It takes a little focus to remember doing it, but you're in the middle of what teachers call a "teachable moment" and can cultivate a habit that might save your life one day.
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Old 09-07-2005, 01:19 AM   #15
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Slightly off topic, but still dealing with protective gear: most of us put on the right stuff when we leave home for a ride, but how many of us hire a scooter or trailbike when on vacation on some sunny Mediterranean or Caribbean island and then ride it around in shorts and a t-shirt? If you have a get-off at about 20 mph, the chances are you'll put your hands out to break your fall - and lose flesh in the process. The answer is to take a pair of ventilated moto-X gloves on vacation, too, and wear them every time you ride your rental moped. They don't take up much room in your luggage, and you'll be glad you did it when they save your skin.
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Old 09-07-2005, 10:31 AM   #16
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Old 09-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #17
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Doesn't matter! With the medical care in those kind of places, you are going to die anyway!
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