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All the best for your dad and: this!
Where I live helmets are optional. Every time I see a biker without one, I just can't fathom the risk they're taking.
Pain is for the weak death for the stupid safety for heroes
I've never understood it. How could the convenience be worth the cost of potentially dying?
I appreciate it thank you!
What if dying is the goal?
Slipped on some gravel while turning. Bike landed on my foot and broke my ankle. Pinned it to the road hard enough to wear through my boots.
Helmets are critical, but the rest of the gear is important too. If I hadn't been wearing riding boots, my foot might've been mangled.
Dress for the slide, not for the ride.
Riding without a lid=organ donor Glad your Pop will be around for Father’s Day!
Dress for the slide, not the ride- always
I now, always ride with a good helmet, but as an adult, I appreciate the freedom to scoot down the hwy with wind and sun blowing free
Helmets r so cool looking I would want to wear one to show it off.
and a face
Michigan here. Im all for choice. Dont wear one if ya dont want to, but i think you should sign a waiver of medical coverage if ya dont.
And this is why you wear a full face helmet
I lost my dad to an inattentive driver while he was riding. I sincerely wish the best to your father and anyone else that rides. Stay safe.
Is it napoli?
Life isn't great for everyone maybe?
Without a helmet you could literally tip over going 5mph, bump the noggin, and die. I’ll never ride without. I won’t even ride in a T-shirt.
Where I live people think they are more cool without helmet. I just think “what a dumbass”.
Maybe they like eating bugs
There’s so much self pity on this site.
I don't think it's a convenience either, you can't see at all after 60mph
I've seen that go very badly when a leg gets caught in the chain. The bike can be very dangerous to get tangled with.
all the gear all the time
It matters to the person who might potentially hit you. The guilt will likely ruin their life. My seven year old brother was hit by a 1/2
Car will riding his bicycle, and even though it wasn’t the drivers fault, I can tell you that it definitely affected his life. 2/2
Squid - stupidly quick, underdressed, imminently dead
Seriously, I have to squint a bit due to the wind when I crack my visor open and I wear glasses lol. Not to mention pebbles at 40mph
They're riding a donorcycle. Given enough time they're likely to be an organ donor.
Ya, I saw a guy in Hawaii wearing swim trunks and flip flops on a Hyabusa with his girlfriend only in a bikini on the back...
Glad to hear it. There's a cross on the side of the road not far from me, med techs said he'd have walked away if he had a helmet on. >>
Head hit the ground and cracked open, by the time EMT got there the fluid loss had killed him. All he needed was a helmet to walk away.
It's less of "over time this might be kinda bad" and more of "if I fuck up even once I'll die"
Where I live bikers main argument was that people in cars don't have to wear a helmet, which is dumb because we are literally driving in one
DUDE. That flip-down external tinted shield is legit! Is that an addon specific to the lid or can I get one for my Shoei?
At 299 a lid won't do shiz. I'm assuming you mean KPH not freedom units.
Much luck to your dad tomorrow!!! I'm glad he had the sense to dress properly. Saved his life!!!!
Organs on wheels
Wait...are you the same dipshit troll asshole I've argued with before who can only say this and, like, three other things? What happened? 1/
Get a Kawasaki H2 as your first bike and ride it like a 125
Did you finally get banned? I see you see haven't figured out what 'self pity' means, you fucking rectum. 2/2
My accident was 25 years ago so no pic available...but the helmet probably saved my life, and the marks on that one remind me of it...
Nu uh. All that sand on some of those roads? They can have it, I'll still wear full gear.
also airbags. but I do think people should be allowed to make stupid choices
Lord I hope so. The H2Rs fastest speed recorded was about 248mph. That'd be 185ish freedom units, though, still insane.
U mad bro?
Wearing motorcycle gear makes you feel like a cross between a super hero and an astronaut. I don't get why some people are averse to it.
They are generous people, cops call them donercycles because usually, even though they die, all of there organs are in great shape.
I think they should be made mandatory for every no-roll-cage vehicle that goes over 30 km/h so also for Vespa's and electric bikes.
Wow. Looks like I touched a nerve
Ego and stupiditu.
I think that's the influence of Hollywood, and they only do it because 'that's really the actor on that bike' shenanigans.
Dress for the slide, not the ride
The convenience of bugs in your mouth mmmm
Michigan *isn't* optional though. You have to be 21 and have $20,000 in first-party medical insurance.
Literally, Charleston SC has like...10 wrecks a day easy and I see motha fuckas ALL the time without ANY gear and it pisses me off.
It IS you! How've you been!? Still trotting out the same borderline unintelligible fucking nonsense in the hopes that your parents will 1/
remember your name? Brilliant! I notice you're still fucking /awful/ at trolling, though. But never mind! Chin up, buddy! You'll get the 2/
Hell it's "Even if I don't fuck up I'll probably take a bee to the face at 70 or- OH SHIT, CAR KICKED UP A ROCK!"
hang of not being an obvious little shitty troll just trying to illicit any reaction at all to fill the void inside you one day! :D 3/3
My buddy wasn't wearing boots, damn near ripped his foot off. Took months to recover.
Good god , optional ? Murica ?
Hey hope ur ok sorry bout ur dad , mine died on Father’s Day xx
Wow, I mean personally I ride in a lot more than just a T-shirt, but if you won't even ride with that then you do you I guess
It’s not about conscience. It’s about thrill. Vanity. Excitement. Danger. Adrenaline. Stupidity. Defiance. Overconfidence.
Oh I like this.
..are you having a stroke?
Bought a new bike, kept wearing the helmet, stopped wearing the jacket..... Guess I'll be putting that back on again.
I've always been a fan of full face helmets.
Either way, no medical coverage for those morons
I never understood the guys in shorts, tshirt, sandles and helmet. They must want to be alive and feel the pain of leaving their skin behind
I don't even find it convenient. Wind in my face after about 20mph is annoying AF.
I will down vote anyone who posts that stupid poem that everyone already knows.
the thing is, what convenience? its fucking awful to drive at high speed with an open helmet
Life.... the risk is life
Drive a car
Don't waste a H2... Oh my god... Just take a 125cc, take it to the limit and cut the brakes.
Also take a safty course! If you took one already take the next one there are 5 levels of courses. You never stop learning as a rider!
Same reason I'm a grumpy old man about cyclists/skaters on the pavement (sidewalk); knock someone over and they can hit their head and die.
Amen, dress for the slide not the ride.
I have a friend that rides without a helmet his logic is as follows: a helmet will keep you from becoming injured in an accident that 1/?
"Pain is for the weak, death for the stupid, safety for heroes"
Won't kill you. If it's an accident that would kill you, the helmet will keep you alive but you'll probably be a vegetable. 2/3
His conclusion is that he would rather die in an accident than end up in a vegetative state. Not saying I agree.
Is a pun from shadow warrior
My mom worked with a lot of doctors when the helmet laws first came around. They were against it because (1)
Not gonna lie, I feel kinda badass when hoping off my bike and strolling into wherever with my gear on.
A lot of times the helmet prevented them from dying but riders can end up mangled and decrepit and they thought(2)
That it was just better for the riders to have just died in the accident instead of being vegetables.
Make sure he gets a follow-up MRI for fluid on the brain in a few months. That's what killed my dad after his accident.
The problem arises when those stupid choices are likely to injure others. Want to put a form in a power outlet? Sure, I'll fetch you a fork1
This, I hate riding with the visor up. Bugs HURT. But so many ride with no helmet and just a T-shirt... Ouch.
Problem is this stupid choice affects others. The increased risk in the pool of insured motorcyclists causes premium to rise, not to >
> mention the psychological trauma (and legal costs) of killing someone in an accident who otherwise should have survived.
Want to mount a 2 wheeled metal projectile & cause a pileup injuring dozens of people when your mangled corpse flies through a window? 2/
please don't. 3/3
its ok that'll buff out
And get a quality helmet! Do research and be willing to invest the money to save your noggin!
If he's an organ donor, I reluctantly respect his life choices. If not, well, that's a bit silly.
FACT: a destroyed motorcycle helmet is the single most surefire way to make FP--better than boobs, better than puppies
Wear protective gear... I'm in Florida very hot still wear it
I slipped on gravel while merely running and cut my leg (was wearing shorts) that left scarring for years. Even jeans would have been enough
Some bikers think that they are to cool for a helmet but the moment you get in a car crash they are going to wish that they had there helmet
My dad calls people who ride bikes without helmets "Organ Donors"
Wear a helmet kids
Car? Gotta have airbags and seatbelts and a crashtest certification. Bike? Wear a bucket and go.
They design sunglasses for riding that work wonders
All the gear, all the time.
You beat me to it! +1
Apart from that of course
New to street riding here: what kind of boots are preferred? My friend said to just get some timberlands
And in countries with health care everybody pays for your stupid decisions. Seat belts aren’t optional, why would helmets be?
From that 'logic,' I'm unconvinced he has any brain matter to damage.
Wild. I fucking dig it though.
Even if it's as hot as Satan's asshole. Wear your leather everything and you're fucking helmet. Not like these people I see with flip flops
Nice one-up fam
Was tempted to ride w/o gear to the shops 2min away. Extra 5min for gloves helmet jacket saved me from serious road rash. Speeding dickhead.
Is that your foot?
So he doesn't realize a lack of brain protection ups the risk of even minor accidents causing brain damage? Okay. We do need organ donors.
Because driving a cage is boring.
Full use of ears/ peripheral vision/ neck mobility. Plus sometimes its just too nice out to not feel the sun and wind in your hair.
Standard in Holland.. they should make protective clothing obligated as well.
You know the deal when you buy a motorcycle. There's a very real chance you can die because fate decided so. 3 years riding. Best purchase
Stop replying and just report
I had a nasty spill on a bike and it would end up taking shaving quite a bit of material off my helmet that would have been flesh and bone.
Because driving a tiny unprotected bike is so exciting when one hit can easily kill you
Wear a helmet people. They may not be the most comfortable but equipment can save you a lot of pain and recovery.
This is not the first account of his I've interacted with. If banned, a new one just pops straight up. If you continue to reply in a way 1/
which demonstrates that he can't affect you, he gets frustrated and comments less. It's more effective to interact with him than ban. 2/2
Wait wait hold up a sec. Did he make tacos out of his own footmeat?
Dress for the slide, not for the ride.
this is why you dont ride a motorcycle outside a track
Full helmet face shield too. My cousins is an emt. They call the little top of the head helmets "brain bowls"
Did the same thing moving my bike.... Was wearing flip flops. ER doctor couldnt contain his laughter
It depends. I, personally, dont want to die sick in a hospital bed. I'd rather crash and die. When I'm "too old" I'll quit wearing mine.
As a 100kg fat virgin male, i need media1.tenor.com/images/75e9b5e116082e1a87f47186296d8bbf/tenor.gif?itemid=5175643
Nope, better than sneakers, but you'll want motorcycle boots. They have harder rubber and stiffer leather, plus padding in the right spots.
Nice feature on mine, they unzip to the arch, so they're easy to get off if your foot is swelling up.
Nothing can save my face... I was born this way. Seriously though, I hope your Dad is ok!
Ah the plastic bag containing all your belongings, been there. Almost done with recovery.
Or severe cognitive disability. Hey, remember your wife/kids? No? Well they get to spoon fed you now. Congratulations. Hope it was worth it.
DO NOT USE A HELMET AFTER A CRASH. The integrity of the protective device is severely compromised and it's not safe. NEVER RE-USE A HELMET.
Two uninformed non-riders. -1.
Honestly, I've been wearing my steel toe work boots for years but my mate flew through a fence with his sidi's first and it saved his legs.
Ik heb nog nooit een Vespa rijder met een helm gezien.
Not mine. But definitely makes me diligent about wearing my riding boots. They are designed to keep your foot from snapping down like that
Well how else does one sate their curiosity about what humans taste like?
This is why I don't get why cops don't wear helmets with masks. My dad's old buddy on the highway patrol was the head of the bike unit and--
--told me that he and every officer that has been in the unit for a while has dumped their bikes. That's why I never had the desire to ride
Brain buckets is what we call them
I don't agree with that. But I will agree with the fact that it's not always the cars fault. Some of these motorcycles act like they own 1/2
The road and honestly some times they are asking to be hit. 2/2
What ' s up with your weird spacing ?
If you stopped due to hot weather, there are mesh jackets available that have guards in them in the critical areas
Yes, actually. Impaired driving is fucking unforgivable.
That's what I have. I stopped because I'm dumb.
I'm sorry to hear about your dad. Thank you, I really appreciate it
Witnessed an accident guy in full leather going 30mph, got a cut from his windshield but was ok. 1/?
10min later saw a bro riding with girl on back both in shorts and sandals no helmets. Shudder thinking what their outcome would've been
I was a medic in a no helmet state. Worst bike accident I attended the rider was wearing a helmet. His severed head was safe inside it.
Okay I was looking at some work boot type.. I just don't like the zipper of most boots I see. I feel like that's a structural flaw idk...
Do you have any brands you'd recommend?
The guys leathers were almost worn through on his elbows and knees, open face helmet was scuffed, his windshield cut him above the eye
Right. I just wear my old fox moto x boots. But they are too small on me. Hmm thanks for the input
Driver of a car cut him off, thought the intersection was 4 way, it was not. Motorcycle had no stop sign, car had a stop sign. 4/4
or people can stop texting or being distracted and pay attention when they drive.
Is a half shell ok in a polaris slingshot? Asking for a friend...
but i can kind of see through the scratches. im sure it's fine.
being a dick on the internet still makes you a dick in real life. you know lifes easier when you're nice to people right?
It's was six years ago now. I think you can never really get over it, but you can get past it. I hope you're managing as well. Good luck.
I appreciate your condolences.
It’s called being able to write correctly
And u don’t get sarcasm either
I didn’t manage I took a ten year drug bender and was hospitalised onmore than one occasion iv finally started to accept it and move on x
Those were First Gear. There are a ton of good ones out there though.
I was worried about that too, but mine had a big Velcro flap to back up the zipper. Seems like that does most of the work.
Neighbor is an asshole and rides without one. I'm fine with that too.
Agree! Not What I meant though. But yes, anyone who drinks and drives deserves a stoning.
Okay. I'll keep an eye out for something of that cal, thanks for all the help!
My apologies for misunderstanding. What did you mean?
*welds cat ears on* =^_^=
My minimum is helmet gloves and a jacket. I won’t ride without them
Been in an accident at 35 mph. Had full gear on. Tore some ligaments in my shoulder that took a year to heal almost 100%. No other damage
No helmet and I’d be dead 100%
Knew a guy who did this and almost tore his entire foot off. Took multiple surgeries and over a year before he could even walk unassisted
That was my minimum until I got boots. Long pants as well... My jacket and gloves took a beating, but my upper body was perfectly fine.
Ugh, no thanks. Burns are awful.
That shit will get you. It's surprising how quickly it happens too.
That happened to me once or twice. Just brushing that exhaust will burn ya
i don't need to remember to wear padding and a helmet because i wear that shit even in the house when im not doing anything
That's such a dad's helmet. Nolan is good stuff. Atgat
No worries. I always wear boots too.
If Armouredick stops replying, how will I know I’m making a difference? Besides, I open a new account every week.
Omg Armouredick. You’re a joy. *You* are the reason I continue my work here. Thank you for your support and your three (3!) comment reply!
You are an inspiration! I have added you to my profile, and I will continue to do so with every new account so that we can find each other!
Yeah. I’ve noticed that too. It’s better to keep engaging. This guy is a total dick.
Which proves that your lame ass has nothing better to do than to troll random people on here. Go ask mommy to heat up some more tendies.
My mom died 6 years ago :(
Yeah, kinda like that.
Thank you for the clarification.
woah...i am so glad that helmets on a Motorbike, seatbelts in cars and so on are mandatory where I live. it can save a life
nope riding 27 years, its a joke dummy
So much self pity on this site.
Excellent! That saves me having to track you down every time you get banned, you dribbly streak of spunk!
Fair point. H2 is a stunning piece of engineering
New life goal: sell lots and lots of eye bleach near posts like this.