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Old 02-06-2013, 08:30 PM   #1
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More good news for us old bastards...

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1226572765043
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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I could've sold them a hoary old truism for a lot less than the price of that study.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:52 PM   #3
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So does that mean I'm not ten foot tall and bullet proof anymore?
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:00 PM   #4
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So does that mean I'm not ten foot tall and bullet proof anymore?
No your only 8 foot 11 and able to withstand a hard slap
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Ha, I thought this was a thread about Clancy.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:52 PM   #7
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I've done my bit for the stats in recent years.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:11 PM   #8
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"Researchers delved into a US national database for figures of motorcycle collisions between 2001 and 2008..."

So by definition, their data is already at least 4 years - and potentially up to 12 years old; plus, it's for America, where the traffic rules, vehicles, terrain, climate, traffic density, helmet laws, licencing requirements - and probably body-mass index - are all entirely different to Australia.

I'm sorry, I don't see more than a 2.35% relevance here - particularly since it's a known fact that 80% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

I am shocked that The Australian saw fit to inconvenience so many million electrons to publish this puff (a technical, journalistic term for bullshit).
Moreover, I'm saddened that no sub or editor took a solitary look at this piece from a wire service (AFP) and asked a staff journo to investigate exactly the points made above - and either confirm their relevance, or repudiate them (another technical term, for crying "Bullshit!").
Don't stress mate - unless you're planning on riding in America: they're all mad and drive on the wrong side of the bloody road!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
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......I'm sorry, I don't see more than a 2.35% relevance here - particularly since it's a known fact that 80% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
So is the above a classic example of what you are referring to?

.... or is it a self-fulfilling prophecy?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #10
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So is the above a classic example of what you are referring to?

.... or is it a self-fulfilling prophecy?
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:55 AM   #11
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I think it'd be pretty much the same here. The higher rate of head/neck injuries might be due to more old blokes not wearing helmets.

"Bikers aged 60-plus were more than twice as likely to have a head or neck injury compared with 20-to-39-year-olds"


" three times likelier to have an injury to the upper chest .... [and] likelier to sustain internal organ damage."

As they point out old blokes have "... a decline in bone strength, changes in body fat distribution, decreasing elasticity in the chest wall and the greater likelihood of underlying illness that often complicates recovery."
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:17 AM   #12
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I think it'd be pretty much the same here. The higher rate of head/neck injuries might be due to more old blokes not wearing helmets.

"Bikers aged 60-plus were more than twice as likely to have a head or neck injury compared with 20-to-39-year-olds"


" three times likelier to have an injury to the upper chest .... [and] likelier to sustain internal organ damage."

As they point out old blokes have "... a decline in bone strength, changes in body fat distribution, decreasing elasticity in the chest wall and the greater likelihood of underlying illness that often complicates recovery."

Mine is from falling off a truck while haycarting when about 16yrs old,
So far I still bounce, so I must be in the wrong statistics!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:22 AM   #13
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I could've sold them a hoary old truism for a lot less than the price of that study.
Woop you still got it mate, riding with you and keeping up on the fast paced gravel is a challenge.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:09 AM   #14
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"Researchers delved into a US national database for figures of motorcycle collisions between 2001 and 2008..."

So by definition, their data is already at least 4 years - and potentially up to 12 years old; plus, it's for America, where the traffic rules, vehicles, terrain, climate, traffic density, helmet laws, licencing requirements - and probably body-mass index - are all entirely different to Australia.

I'm sorry, I don't see more than a 2.35% relevance here - particularly since it's a known fact that 80% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

I am shocked that The Australian saw fit to inconvenience so many million electrons to publish this puff (a technical, journalistic term for bullshit).
Moreover, I'm saddened that no sub or editor took a solitary look at this piece from a wire service (AFP) and asked a staff journo to investigate exactly the points made above - and either confirm their relevance, or repudiate them (another technical term, for crying "Bullshit!").
Don't stress mate - unless you're planning on riding in America: they're all mad and drive on the wrong side of the bloody road!

Plus they are all on bloody Harleys
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:45 AM   #15
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Ha, I thought this was a thread about Clancy.

That's what I thought too













































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