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gniewko 06-12-2006 09:53 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
He crashed his Hayabusa. This article:



http://www.pittsburghlive.com/accident.html



has a Suzuki dealer saying that the Hayabusa "is popular with first-time motorcycle buyers." WTF?! What's wrong with people?!

rmdower 06-12-2006 09:53 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
I am not a gentically superior human being, but a much smarter, and better motorcyle rider than this doofus. I own a Hayabusa. I was in a car accident. It was not my fault. I walked away with little more than some bumps, scrapes, and bruises. Why? I was wearing my friends from Arai, Joe Rocket, Alpine Star, and a supporting cast. Armor makes me superior. I guess he "looks cool" now.



I can not even begin to fathom this from a guy who understands the complete necessity of wearing the gear.

bboule 06-12-2006 10:08 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
Me too!



There is nothing on 4 wheels IN MY Budget which could replace motorcycling.



However on an NFL quarterback budget I'm sure a stable of Ferraris would get the job done.

longride 06-12-2006 10:37 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
I'd say that the drivers of the cars are superior to both him and you. They have more armor than you could ever wear. They probably can't drive worth a shyt either, and I bet they didn't even get a scratch in your accident, or his. The driver of the car you hit probably can't fathom why the hell you would want to ride a motorcycle in the first place, so I guess you both have something in common.

gator_bait 06-12-2006 11:03 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
Read the ESPN interview from 2005: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2481004



I wonder "free" he felt as his unprotected head hit the windshield of the car? Also, I wonder if he will still be able to pick up hot women after his face is rebuilt?



I hate to be cruel, but wearing a helmet should be common sense even if its not law!

DaveFla 06-12-2006 11:12 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
Judging from the photos on Fox Sports, the intersection where it happened is a dangerous mess, whether you're helmeted or not. It also does look as if he t-boned the Chrysler, which was probably driven by someone with a latte in each hand.



It's been a hell of a year already. I for one am going to take fewer shortcuts with my gear and my riding. Watch out for yourselves, people.


eekadog 06-12-2006 11:47 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
at least winslow had a helmet on...hope big ben gets better.

Whatmough 06-12-2006 11:48 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
you got that right. A helmet and hits from 300 LB linemen; but no lid and a hit from a 3k LB car or he hit it. hopefully he'll be OK.

Carlcrom 06-12-2006 11:53 AM

Re: Big Ben Rings His Bell
 
I don't know about "burning" my motorcycles... But putting off riding during this huge "money making period" sounds very very wise and reasonable......



I wear a 1/2 helmet in Florida's summer months, full helmet in "winter" months

Buzglyd 06-12-2006 12:00 PM

You know?
 
You know what you get with a healthy Rex Grossman at quarterback?



Rex Grossman at quarterback!


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