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Old 01-14-2014, 09:15 PM   #26131
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????? Really? That was not my first, in 40ish years of riding I've been off more times than I have fingers and toes, including more than once at over 100mph on the race track and I've never broken a bone. I always thought it was my incredible skill that I never got hurt...

In the last 10 years, I have known or ridden with 6 that are not with us anymore, another 3 that will never walk again. And for most it was the 1st or 2nd street accident.

Like I said, consider yourself lucky.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:29 PM   #26132
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In the last 10 years, I have known or ridden with 6 that are not with us anymore, another 3 that will never walk again. And for most it was the 1st or 2nd street accident.

Like I said, consider yourself lucky.
I don't consider it luck. I call it knowing when you can hang it out and when not too. It's also called wearing the appropriate gear. I've worn full leathers and armor since the 80's. Crashing doesn't usually hurt anyone. It's that sudden stop right afterwards that gets people... :)

One interesting note, every one of my little group of 80's street/race track hooligans is still alive and well. It's the hangers on that would come wanting to ride with us on the weekends who didn't fair so well. It comes back to not riding over your head which is not luck.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:21 PM   #26133
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I don't consider it luck. I call it knowing when you can hang it out and when not too. It's also called wearing the appropriate gear. I've worn full leathers and armor since the 80's. Crashing doesn't usually hurt anyone. It's that sudden stop right afterwards that gets people... :)

One interesting note, every one of my little group of 80's street/race track hooligans is still alive and well. It's the hangers on that would come wanting to ride with us on the weekends who didn't fair so well. It comes back to not riding over your head which is not luck.
You've got your line well set with premium bait.

My guess is that some big fish are gonna jump right into the boat.

Well done, sir.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:28 AM   #26134
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You've got your line well set with premium bait.

My guess is that some big fish are gonna jump right into the boat.

Well done, sir.
LMAO, I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 01-15-2014, 05:46 AM   #26135
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Am I the only one thinking, "Holy shit, I need a Grom!"
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:01 AM   #26136
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At least he was already VERY close to the ground.
The short flight off the side of the road probably sort of sucked though.

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Old 01-15-2014, 06:19 AM   #26137
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:24 AM   #26138
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:05 AM   #26139
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At least he was already VERY close to the ground.
The short flight off the side of the road probably sort of sucked though.

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Old 01-15-2014, 07:43 AM   #26140
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:45 AM   #26141
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I think having a grom would be awesome.

I hope, if I am ever caught riding on video, that I don't look so inconsistent, not to mention stupid.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:04 AM   #26142
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The Grom rider was well dressed for the crash,so at least he had that going for him.
Unfortunately, he showed piss poor riding skills. Was his mini-bike capable of so great a speed that he was unable to keep it in his lane ? No, just poor desision making on the riders part.
Was the mini-bike capable of such great speeds that it's little donuts lost traction causeing a crash ? No, just a brain fart on the riders part. The crash wasn't even in a corner.
Do I want a Grom ? Not really.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:15 AM   #26143
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Am I the only one thinking, "Holy shit, I need a Grom!"
The Grom is manufactured from a space-aged alloy of Win and Want.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:17 AM   #26144
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The Grom is manufactured from a space-aged alloy of Win and Want.
I'm 6'3" and 200lb, not so much want....
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:13 AM   #26145
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That's a sporty, they're right around ten grand, figure 500 for the handlebars, and another 300 for the sissy bar.
Where is the other $4000?
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