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    Road rash

    Know anybody that rides in tennis shoes or a t-shirt? Ran in to this today...


    http://vimeo.com/brittanymorrow/roadrashqueen
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    i bet that chics in FLA
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    How bout that paint job huh?
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    I'm damn Impressed.
    She slid 522 feet after hitting the ground at 120mph.
    And she is STILL riding.
    You wouldn't catch me painting my bike like that but I respect her for being herself.


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    People still wont wear gear, or will argue that a helmet won't save your life.

    It doesn't matter how you doll it up, or the scars you show them, or when you tell them of the friends lost.

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    She is awesome. I wonder how her boyfriend came out of it, the squiddly d-bag!

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    She was a New Mexico resident in September 2005 at the moment that she could not hold on to the bike any longer as the wind pulled her off the back of the GSX-R750 traveling around 120 mph wearing a sweatshirt and capris over a bikini. She let go of the rider so she wouldn't pull him off with her so presumably nothing happend to him in a physical manner.

    See that kind of riding gear too regularly over here. Sometimes much less such as short shorts, bikini tops and flipflops with a bandana to protect the head while passengers on 1+ liter sport bikes.

    Something to be said for the old school bikes with sissy bars or touring bikes with rear top cases which would have protected her to a degree from getting wiped off the bike by the wind.

    Not too bright taking it up over 120 with a passenger on board especially one that is casually attired and not fully geared up.
    Last edited by Rockynv; 04-07-2012 at 01:05 PM.

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    Riding Gear = T-shirt, trainers, shorts, open faced helmet...

    Crashing Gear = Full face Helmet, protective jacket and trousers, boots and gloves...

    If you have super human foresight and know 100% you're not going to crash by all means wear riding gear, if like me you do not have super human foresight and there is just 0.009% chance you'll crash it's best to wear crashing gear..

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    No one rides on the back of me especially my wife when I'm on my Tuono...I use my cruiser 99 magna for two-up riding and then we wear leathers, gloves and helmets... Crotch rockets, naked rockets are not meant for two people. This girl rocks for getting up and riding again.

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    Cute girl, nice positive message. Good for her.

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    I learned that lesson myself last year... 16 stitches and a bunch of scars later... I will never ride in shorts and a t-shirt again.
    Period.

    And I wasn't even going fast...
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    Quote Originally Posted by windy View Post

    If you have super human foresight and know 100% you're not going to crash by all means wear riding gear, if like me you do not have super human foresight and there is just 0.009% chance you'll crash it's best to wear crashing gear..

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    Amen! I learned the lesson about pavement abrasion as a youngster. Maybe these people never fell off of bicycles as a kid??
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    I'm amazed that she still rides ...then again, it only took 5 years.. highly impressed (and not by that fUGLY paintjob )
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    I NEVER ride 2 up. I try to lead by example and always wear my gear. We have the freedom to choose not to, and unfortunately a lot of people choose to exercise that freedom. I personally support helmet laws even though it's something I get a lot of grief about. I could care less, I still support them. I've never been one to base my opinions on what's popular.
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