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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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New info I found

Reading about crashes on the net and found this info.

Percent crashes by weather:

3.2 durning snow
16.6 while raining
2.1 with fog
78.0 on a clear day

Percent on road condition:

1.4 on ice
2.3 in snow
25.1 while wet
71.1 on a dry surface


Wow. You would think it would be higher numbers on the worse days and not the clearest and the dryest.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 04:18 PM
 
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makes more sense than you might first think..when its a nice day, you tend to ride with alittle more "confidence" on nicer days..therefore opening up more potential options for a bad scenario.
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I agree with ya Matt. But I think you guys are forgeting the number one factor. WAY MORE PEOPLE RIDING ON NICE CLEAR DAYS!!

Just a thought!




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Yeah. I was thinking that after I posted it and Matt said something as well. Wasn't thinking of that at the time I posted it.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-17-2004, 06:51 PM
 
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Yeah kind of like how they say there are more car crashes than plane crashes? Duh, there is like 6 billion more cars on the road then planes in the air. Statistics are all how they are presented and highly based upon limited information. Was that crashes in Michigan? The United States? The World? Reported? Un-reported? There is way too many variables..
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I agree with ya Matt. But I think you guys are forgeting the number one factor. WAY MORE PEOPLE RIDING ON NICE CLEAR DAYS!!

Just a thought!

Good point as well!, that just might have something to do with it too
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2004, 01:27 PM
 
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Well I was thinking about this today just before on a 75 and sunny beautiful day here in Michigan I low sided my bike due to my dumbass, too much gas, cold wet turns in a turn. Bounce it off the left side, onto the right, back to the left. Just when Summer started here in Michigan too.

Well I guess its off to Ebay, the junkyard and time to start wrenching on the bike again. At least there were no witnesses and the only thing hurt was my pride and the bike.
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Well I was thinking about this today just before on a 75 and sunny beautiful day here in Michigan I low sided my bike due to my dumbass, too much gas, cold wet turns in a turn. Bounce it off the left side, onto the right, back to the left. Just when Summer started here in Michigan too.

Well I guess its off to Ebay, the junkyard and time to start wrenching on the bike again. At least there were no witnesses and the only thing hurt was my pride and the bike.
Ah damn!! that really sux MP...glad ur ok though..sorry if I jinxed ya
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-18-2004, 03:37 PM
 
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Nah I jinxed myself. I have had a trying week and between having the MP3 player on so I couldn't hear the bike, cold wet tires and probably not being in my right mind today (like I ever am.. lol) it was a combination of things. I was thinking about going to see my friend who just got hit head on by a van on his bike and he is in a coma, etc. I need to just chill for a bit and get some serious mediation in or something - I am way off.
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yeah, we've all been there before, in one way or another..riding can be a great way to vent your frustration, and/or just relax after a long week..but unfortunately ***** happens sometimes...good vibes out to ya dude!
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Thanks bro, I need all I can get.
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statically, snow biking is safest, lol
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-19-2004, 08:40 PM
 
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statically, snow biking is safest, lol
I've never done that...but looks like it'd a blast if I could try it someday!
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