- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY
Glad you’re both OK!
Glad you’re both OK!
So glad you are ok! My best friends Dad was in an accident many years ago.. he never came out of the hosptial. He spent 3 yrs there and died there
my uncle hit a semi head on back in the late 70’s. His helmet saved his life. H was in the hospital for months recovering but he was alive.
A close friend of mine hit a logging truck head on a few years ago. Again, helmet saved his life. Ever bone in his left leg was broken and he was in a coma for a month. He would have been dead if not for a helmet.
I shared my motorcyle accident story yesterday in responce to someone on a cell phone that hit us. I flew from the bike about 10 ft and rolled to a curb for another 10 or so.
Moral of these stories- yes, wear the helmet! I feel like a dork when on on a bicycle I wear one in traffic but soooo worth it! (around the neighbrohood, i do not wear it. I should)
Glad you are ok bee!
I’m glad you are both ok!!
My Fiance had a car pull out from the curb into a youturn in front of him and he smacked into the driver door and ended up on the roof. I wasn’t there and he was in full gear and thankfully not a scratch on him, but he was so shaken it was such a scary night!!
Definitely get yourself some gloves! Your hands are so important and road rash can leave you without fingers!
I’m intrigued by the comments of people not wearing a helmet??? I’ve seen idiots in shorts and thongs but I’ve never seen anyone without a helmet- it’s illegal in AUS to ride without one, is there no law in America?
Helmets are so important… my brother once went over the front wheel of his bike and landed smack right on his head. His helmet cracked into tiny pieces. He got up, and was totally fine apart from having a slight concussion. If he hadn’t been wearing a helmet I wouldn’t have a brother.
My dad refuses to wear a helmet. He is the typical old school harley biker. As I said his brother was his best friend in life and died on one being hit by a van at a dead stop. I don’t know if a helmet would have saved him but my dad will still NEVER wear one. I don’t even try to talk him in to it. If he died on one I know he wouldn’t have changed anything even if he could go back and put one on that’s just him. He is a stubborn PITA!
People like my dad aren’t idiots. He knows the choice he is making and he isn’t hurting anyone but himself by making that choice. It’s just another way of thrill seeking and being rebellious, not thinking that they are invincible, most of them know the danger and just accept it.
I grew up in NC where there is an enforced helmet law but I have recently moved to SC where there is no helmet law at all. I live on a military base where you are required to wear a helmet on both a bike and a motorcyle but I’ve seen people take it off as soon as they cross the line to get off of base (and take off their durable uniform and boots in exchange for shorts and flip flops). It blows my mind how stupid some people can be, I always have to wonder what on earth they’re thinking…
OP- I’m glad you and your SO were smart and protected and are ok!
ETA: there’s also a difference between old school bikers and helmetless idiots, you know who i’m talking about. we all see them on the streets every day.
Holy cats! This is so scary. I’m glad the crash wasn’t worse and that y’all are okay! My BF is an avid motorcycle driver and as a super intense sportsbike. I’m just getting into it as well and we just recently bought a smaller sport bike for me. I already went down once at a very low speed and messed up my right knee pretty bad from the bike pinning me down. It’s been tweeked and sore for about a month now. Just when I think it’s getting better it starts acting up. I have a riding jacket but really wish I would have been wearing some proper riding pants with knee pads in them.
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