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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old 03-28-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Incentive to WEAR GEAR...

I know most of us who have been riding for any length of time have seen pics of Brittany Morrow, aka Road Rash Chick...but for the newbs and those of you who dont know the whole story, check out this link and her myspace page for more pics of how she is healing up...

http://www.speedfreakinc.com/content...rashqueen.html

http://www.myspace.com/brit2morrow


FYI, as I am sure you saw, she is riding again on her own bikes, she was in Daytona for Bike Week, I didnt get to see her tho, cuz she had been arrested for going 100+ on 95...the good news is tho, she was wearing her gear!!! Her stunting friends all got together and had a show to bail her out...I dont know if they kept her bike or not tho...
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Been a while since I've seen this story. I know from experience how much it sucks to crash without full gear. I was on my way to work and was wearing all of my gear except my riding pants and laid my bike down. The rash on my leg was minor, it could've been much much worse but it still hurt like hell.

I suppose if you enjoy the itching, burning and pain associated with having and cleaning road rash, you could go without your gear. But I wouldn't recommend it.

Good reminder! Thanks!

On another note !! <rant>What is up with people putting a $500 Shoei slider on the back / side of their bikes? When I see people that aren't wearing their helmet, that just tells me that they know they have nothing to protect!</rant>

Not trying to offend anyone, I just don't understand the logic behind it!
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but it only takes that one day, that one time you decide, mmm, not today, just running up the street, it will be okay...

A chick in my local area last year started riding, she was brand new, had always worn her gear, and one day, she was just running to lunch with some friends, left without her gear, tube top, capris, sandals... I think she was wearing a helmet and gloves, a truck pulled out in front of her on her 250, she laid it down, slid under the truck, and it caught fire. She was so damaged they had to use pig skin. But it was just that oonnne time...this was 5 minutes from my house...

If we are honest with ourselves, we have all been squidly at some time or another...but this is a warning to those who are considering leaving the gear at home in this spring weather...

the helmet thing, but dont you think it looks SOO COOL??!!
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the helmet thing, but dont you think it looks SOO COOL??!!
I hate hearing about things like that.

And yea it's so much cooler to risk having your face scraped clean off, than to wear a helmet with some wicked designs on it.
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good post...always good to see this in the open for the newbies.

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I hate hearing about things like that.

And yea it's so much cooler to risk having your face scraped clean off, than to wear a helmet with some wicked designs on it.
me too, especially since 1) it is so close to home and 2) everyone I know clipped the article and gave it to me...even all of my bosses!!!

well, they wouldnt want to mess up the nice $500 helmet now would they??



On another personal note: someone I know wrecked this weekend, was wearing gear, hit a barbed wire fence. Had a few minor scratches, and major bruises but thats all, thank gawd for leather.

But, within an hour of that accident, while waiting for the trailer, this person was witness to a cruiser come around the same turn, and run off the road in the EXACT same tire tracks, and neither was wearing gear at all. The wife, in tank top, capris, and tennis shoes was thrown thru the barbed wire fence. Thankfully it had already been stretched a bit from the first accident and there was a hole for her to fly thru, but still, she was so ripped up and bleeding profusely the first accident victim took off their shirt and used it for a bandage, wrapped and tied it for her b/c out of all 4 harleys, no one had gear and all empty saddlebags, no med kits. Her other wrist was broken. He was pretty banged up, but HE didnt go thru the fence. They both rode to the hospital, probably only b/c they were so in shock it didnt occur to them to wait for an ambulance.

So, biker vs rusty barbed wire:

gear, scratches, nothing major...

No gear, trip to hospital for major stitches and scars for life.
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the helmet thing, but dont you think it looks SOO COOL??!!
Really, I don't get it either. I think proper gear looks cool, and squiddin' it up looks silly.

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I agree!! Personally, I don't think there is anything hotter than seeing a man or woman in full leathers, boots...the works.
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Wasn't this the chick that was on the back doing the wheelie and fell off?




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I'll admit it I rock the lid, the jacket the gloves and usually a pair of over ankle boots but I never wear anything other then jeans... I can't stand walking around in riding pants... just doesn't work for me... I am thining about investing in a couple pair of Kevlar Lined jeans.... (draggin jeans, etc) how manyh of you fully gear up pants and all every time????
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Some are fortunate enough to survive and learn the lesson the hard way and some don't survive at all.

But everybody is an adult, so make your own bed and sleep in it. I am not a gear nazi. I'll offer my opinion once but after that you're on your own. I'll go out of my way to help you find the best gear for your budger and the best deal for you, but I won't go out of my way to lecture you on the importance of safety gear.
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I'll admit it I rock the lid, the jacket the gloves and usually a pair of over ankle boots but I never wear anything other then jeans... I can't stand walking around in riding pants... just doesn't work for me... I am thining about investing in a couple pair of Kevlar Lined jeans.... (draggin jeans, etc) how manyh of you fully gear up pants and all every time????
i have to admit, im guilty of the same thing. i have a pair of leather pants but dont wear them much. fortunately i had them on when i fell a while back.
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this stuff just goes from board to board, we just had a discussion about this girl on another forum this morning. Her myspace doesn't make me want to punch babies, it makes me want to stab them in the eye with a soldering iron.

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I don't go anywhere without my gear . The lady also broke her wrist.

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Excellent post Rae. Repd
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wow, that is soo scary. poor girl, she is pretty too, loo. but yeah leathers are what i am buying for sure, and i am going to wera it everywhere even around the block. poor girl, but good story.
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Wasn't this the chick that was on the back doing the wheelie and fell off?
nope....she fell off at a high rate of speed......read the article man...
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Itís not that hard of a choice, either Cowhide or Your-Hide, itís not that difficult, some may have to learn the hard way, but theyíll learn for sure.
I like that slogan...Cowhide or Your-Hide.



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this stuff just goes from board to board, we just had a discussion about this girl on another forum this morning. Her myspace doesn't make me want to punch babies, it makes me want to stab them in the eye with a soldering iron.
Or a sharpened turd.

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I like that slogan...Cowhide or Your-Hide.
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