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Title: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: coldvision on June 29, 2007, 04:07:13 AM
 that was my thought a few hours ago.  some of you know i have a dirt bike to haul myself to work  untill winter  but  now i'll have to drive my truck.   i got off of work and took a back road home   untill i saw this nice litttle trail  leading off into the woods.    so i start jetting down the trailat about 35   going thru  blind corners left and right    then BAM!  next thing i know i'm stareing at the sky  head pounding i get up,  looking for my bike, i see this 6inch tree half fallen over  right were my head is at when i'm on the bike.      i find my bike next to a tree not running.  so i pick it up, look at it   and just let it fall right back down into the grass,  and get my unbroken cell out of my bag and call my friend jerri to get his pickup and take me and my bike home.      my guess is it hit a tree almost dead on because the front tire was just about under the engine.  the handle bars twisted and  it wouldnt even kick over.  as for me i didnt know anything was wrong untill jerri got there.  i have now about a 5 inch cut from my right ear down to my mouth, bloodly nose  and my right eye hurts to move....  all in all not bad for not wearing a helmut.
just knowing that i wont ride again this summer   really puts me down       on a happy note i'm no worse to look at then before!

 
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: YellowJacket! on June 29, 2007, 09:59:37 AM
You need to see a doctor.  Seriously.

David
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: inanecathode on June 29, 2007, 10:48:24 AM
No helmet?
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: Tanno on June 29, 2007, 01:54:12 PM
And to think a broken helmet would be cheaper to replace.
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: kiawrench on June 29, 2007, 06:04:15 PM
ok tanno, i am supposed to be the accident prone one on this forum--- wait, after the last one i did,, you can take that position,    sorry to hear, hope it heals well, and really watch for possible infection-- then get back on two wheels .
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: Lucky on June 29, 2007, 06:52:11 PM
I think i can safely say everyone here abides by the rule ATGATT. All The Gear, All The Time.  (as best as you could afford) i'm pretty sure that anyone without a helmet on a Vision Group Ride would be asked to stay behind...
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: kwells on June 29, 2007, 07:08:26 PM
yah it's a tough sell trying to convince me u dont need a helmet.  I live in CO so I see tons of drivers wearing nothing but leather gloves and tshirts and the passenger has a leather tube top.  I pull up to them covered from head to toe and I shake my head as I pull away in disbelief.  No offense but you're lucky you just got a gash dude.
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: Tiger on June 29, 2007, 07:25:44 PM
And to think a broken helmet would be cheaper to replace.
....and LESS painfull ::) No disrespect but I can't understand why anyone would ride with-out a helmet...on or off road.

Remember...There are two types of rider's...Those that have had an accident AND those who are going to have one :o ;D :D :D :D... ;)

                       
8).......TIGER....... 8)
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: Aelwulf on June 30, 2007, 04:39:08 AM
Most of the ones I see down here have on jeans and a t-shirt or long-sleeved cotton shirt, or t-shirt and shorts, neither with helmets.  Some do wear 'em, and once in a blue moon I'll see someone else in full gear.  I pretty much do the same as you.  I've got a full helmet picked out I'd like to get but it's a bit pricey so savin' up along with new tires.  My current one will have to do until then. :)
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: YellowJacket! on June 30, 2007, 01:39:23 PM
I think that you knew when you posted this that you would open yourself up to some criticism.  What made you want to ride off road on a trail without a helmet??!!
After 20 years of working in ICU/CCU and ER, I have not seen one person who has not inflicted serious injury on himself while riding without a helmet.  No matter how "hard headed" some people can be, when you are on a 2 wheeled mode of transport without a helmet and fall off, the solid object you come in contact with is going to cause some serious pain and injury.
I hope you are OK. Next time, wear a helmet and appropriate gear.

David
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: coldvision on July 01, 2007, 03:57:33 PM
well  i knew some criticism would come.   and i have no problem with that.  i would wear a helmet and gear   but  i dont have any  my helmet is still busted from the last run in with a solid object  as for other gear   i've never had any.         
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: inanecathode on July 01, 2007, 09:44:57 PM
It's also your freedom to not wear a helmet too you know.
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: visionless on July 02, 2007, 11:35:45 AM
well  i knew some criticism would come.        

Not criticism, concern for a fellow rider.
                  Chris
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: YellowJacket! on July 02, 2007, 12:54:56 PM
well  i knew some criticism would come.        

Not criticism, concern for a fellow rider.
                  Chris

Ditto.

Well said Chris.

David
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: coldvision on July 06, 2007, 03:56:20 AM
this is hurting as bad as i would have thought..    my honda is running again..pulled the plug, kicked her a few times, replaced (new) plug  started right up    as for the forks..  met a guy in town today  with a few older dirtbike frames and parts    a few dollars later   my garage now holds 6 bikes....  this weekend i should be able to put together monster bike and run the thing up and down another trail  next tree i will duck   no all i have to worry about is the sand washouts..
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: Tanno on July 06, 2007, 07:53:10 PM
You're going to do this new ride w/ all the correct PPE, right?
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: coldvision on July 07, 2007, 12:21:38 AM
well... maybe not all ppe  but i might wear more then i have....  gloves helmet and pants.....  at least
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Post by: Tanno on July 08, 2007, 08:04:12 AM
That's a definitely a start.
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Post by: louthepou on July 08, 2007, 08:30:44 AM
Anyone heard of the Darwin Awards?

Lou
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: h2olawyer on July 08, 2007, 01:38:35 PM
Anyone heard of the Darwin Awards?

Lou

 :D ;D :D

H2O
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: coldvision on July 10, 2007, 04:40:07 PM
can i ask a favor.   if you are going to call me stupid   please just call me stupid     dont try to be funny about it    please     i wont think any less of anyone      if a tree branch to the face wont hurt me,  you cant      and thanks for the concern...
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: ColinthePilot on July 10, 2007, 05:12:12 PM
I would probably get complacent and eventually ride without a helmet or some other form of PPE, but lucky for me, I'm in the Air Force and the regs say i MUST wear everything head to toe all the time, on and off base. They want me to stay alive so I can be in great shape to get killed somewhere else. But you won't hear any criticism from me at this point. I'll say something once and after that, you've been informed and as a consenting adult, its your call. One of my friends just stopped wearing his one day and I talked to him once, then let it go. Anyway, have a good ride wearing whatever you like!
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: h2olawyer on July 10, 2007, 05:27:47 PM
can i ask a favor.   if you are going to call me stupid   please just call me stupid     dont try to be funny about it    please     i wont think any less of anyone      if a tree branch to the face wont hurt me,  you cant      and thanks for the concern...

I wasn't thinking when I responded to the Darwin Award post.  I was chuckling about the awards themselves - not you.  I am a big proponent of all the gear all the time, but also favor personal freedom.  Wear what you have and be careful - we want you to enjoy your Vision for many years to come!

H2O
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: dj on July 10, 2007, 08:53:51 PM
I would probably get complacent and eventually ride without a helmet or some other form of PPE, but lucky for me, I'm in the Air Force and the regs say i MUST wear everything head to toe all the time, on and off base. They want me to stay alive so I can be in great shape to get killed somewhere else. But you won't hear any criticism from me at this point. I'll say something once and after that, you've been informed and as a consenting adult, its your call. One of my friends just stopped wearing his one day and I talked to him once, then let it go. Anyway, have a good ride wearing whatever you like!

Colin,  I noticed in your post that you are in the AF.  Where you stationed out of?  I've been in for about 6 years now, reupping this october for another 6.  I'm in the Maine Air National Guard.
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: ColinthePilot on July 11, 2007, 01:14:45 AM
I'm at Randolph right now, getting ready to start Navigator training. Brand new Active 2Lt. (Ready for the jokes now :)  )
Title: Re: this is gonna hurt.....
Post by: dj on July 11, 2007, 07:18:17 AM
I'm at Randolph right now, getting ready to start Navigator training. Brand new Active 2Lt. (Ready for the jokes now :)  )

Brand new butter bars are to fragile to make fun off.  They might just implode from the pressure.  ;D

JK, we gave our commander (prior enlisted) a hard time for the first few days when he got back from officer school as a butter bar.  Just think, you'll be getting promoted in what like 18-24 months or so.  Rank at those levels goes by pretty quick.