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Harold falcon

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New page, so I can’t see what you’re referencing. It’s like it never happened.
 

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I saw a dude riding a motorcycle today with a yellow safety vest, but he was wearing a t-shirt, chino shorts, and sneakers. I mean, I guess maybe he's more visible and less likely to get into an accident, but if you're safety concious enough to wear a yellow vest, you'd think armor or at least pants or a jacket would be in order.
 

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I saw a dude riding a motorcycle today with a yellow safety vest, but he was wearing a t-shirt, chino shorts, and sneakers. I mean, I guess maybe he's more visible and less likely to get into an accident, but if you're safety concious enough to wear a yellow vest, you'd think armor or at least pants or a jacket would be in order.
Jacket off when riding a motorcycle is my advice.
 

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I saw a dude riding a motorcycle today with a yellow safety vest, but he was wearing a t-shirt, chino shorts, and sneakers. I mean, I guess maybe he's more visible and less likely to get into an accident, but if you're safety concious enough to wear a yellow vest, you'd think armor or at least pants or a jacket would be in order.
If you ride a motorcycle safety is not something you examine too deeply.
 

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i once saw a dude limping through freeway traffic to retrieve his motorcycle against the opposite retaining wall. did not look like a good time
 

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I was lucky, and in my 20 years or so of street riding, only laid my bike down once. It was when I was in undergrad and I had a gym bag on my tank, with the handles looped over my review mirrors, and the bag was over full of heavy text books. The books all shifted and jack knifed the handle bars. Thankfully I was only doing about 5 mph. Lesson learned and I always took the time to bungie my bag onto the rear of the seat after that.

Did have a number of close calls though all due to cage drivers doing stupid shit.
 

Harold falcon

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I went down once in the rain when some asshole in a mini-van cut me off.

Hit a deer and didn’t go down. Always wore a helmet and gear though.

Edit to add - come to think of it, I think it was a Town & Country, and as Piob is so happy to mention he worked at Chrysler he probably built it so he is at least tangentially responsible for it. Hey, Piob, fuck you.
 

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I went down once because I was a new rider, wasn't looking far enough ahead, came upon someone turning at a weird intersection that no one ever turns at Rear wheel was on train tracks when I locked the brakes so I lost control.
 

Piobaire

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Train tracks are the worse particularly in the rain.
 

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Worse are cobblestone streets. The worser are grates. Worserer are grated bridges.
 

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my last town was an island, in my jeep you could feel this nutty lateral slip on the grated drawbridge
 

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It’s only an island if you look at it from the water.
 

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I got my first bike when I was 12 so I probably laid down more than your average bear but the best was riding into a water covered drainage ditch alongside the road in a Louisiana rainstorm.The bike completely disappeared. I must have been loaded with adrenaline because I drug it out by myself. A Triumph Bonneville.
 

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