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Old 09-06-2010, 06:53 AM   #1
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The First Crash

I managed to lose control of my bike in a relatively simple situation. Here's a full report of this accident.
http://scooteradventures.blogspot.co...09/atgatt.html

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Old 09-06-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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That's a good report. I'm very glad you're essentially fine. Its a hard lesson isn't it?

I found this quote in your write-up particularly interesting:

"I was mostly satisfied with the performance of my gear. But I don’t think that those little conveniences I achieved by removing some uncomfortable armor were worth the price."

You were geared up a lot better than most scooter riders, yet you still found out how much sacrafice was involved with the compromises. When I bought both my mesh and my non-mesh pants, the one thing that I required was hip armor. It amazes me how few have it. Even Aerostich makes it an option and its one that most riders don't take. After my crash, I'm very glad it was one thing I didn't compromise. It makes a difference.
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Old 09-06-2010, 08:16 AM   #3
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potentially now (when you are healed and ready) would be a good time to look into experienced rider courses.

nice report, thanks for being a rad ambassador for (un)common sense
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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...the one thing that I required was hip armor. It amazes me how few have it. Even Aerostich makes it an option and its one that most riders don't take. After my crash, I'm very glad it was one thing I didn't compromise. It makes a difference.
I didn't have the optional hip armor in my 'Stich when I crashed -- and wished I did afterward!
You can bet I have it now, as well as the optional back protector.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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good job on the gear.
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Old 09-06-2010, 05:27 PM   #6
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Glad to hear you are okay, and that your gear performed adequately.

I am a big believer in hip armour now that I have gone down without it, it is a requirement in any pants I purchase now.
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:33 PM   #7
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scooters are meant for cities.

motorcycles are meant for wide open spaces.

those tires belong on a lawnmower.

congrats on being kinda atgatt on a scooter.

mods should put this in FP, since you ACTUALLY fell off.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:39 PM   #8
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If you would have had a pirate's leather jacket, you probably would be better off, atleast the jacket would have held up better. Other then reniforced pants, which are not as good as chaps, you pretty much were a pirate.


Glad your ok.
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Old 09-06-2010, 07:22 PM   #9
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That's a good report. I'm very glad you're essentially fine. Its a hard lesson isn't it?

I found this quote in your write-up particularly interesting:

"I was mostly satisfied with the performance of my gear. But I don’t think that those little conveniences I achieved by removing some uncomfortable armor were worth the price."

You were geared up a lot better than most scooter riders, yet you still found out how much sacrafice was involved with the compromises. When I bought both my mesh and my non-mesh pants, the one thing that I required was hip armor. It amazes me how few have it. Even Aerostich makes it an option and its one that most riders don't take. After my crash, I'm very glad it was one thing I didn't compromise. It makes a difference.
+1, spot on.
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Loose the scooter and get a bike you can turn.
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