Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by blue_fox, Aug 17, 2009.
How many accidents have you been in and how long have you been riding?
either 5 years or 20 years, depending on how you want to count.
Street or dirt?
street um... locked up the front on a new to me bike at 35F, got rear ended a few days later (by a friend of mine on a bike), locked up a shitty dirt tire on the street, looped out a wheelie
dirt way more than I can count, only one of any real concern - broke my collarbone and fractured my C7 a few months ago.
edit: 3 years
it's nothing big.
I've been riding off and on for 20 years but never owned my own bike. About 5 years ago I bought my own (actually my wife got it for me for christmas). Some people say I've been riding for 5 years because "the bikes I was riding weren't mine."
0 crashes, 4 years. I dropped my first motorcycle while turning around in wet grass, only damage was a broken mirror stalk and I was pedaling moreso than riding.
Got all of my getoff experience riding dirt, and still get my hooligan fix when I sit on a quad. Dumping a $1200 dirt bike on the grass > Rashing up $1200 in street bike plastics on the asphalt.
(your wife was trying to kill you)
0 accidents/crashes, 27 years riding.
track and dirt riding, too many to count.
come to think of it, she did make me increase my life insurance
alot on dirt, 3 times on the street ironically all on my dirtbike
0 crashes/1 year/too many close calls to count....
But that's a part of learning...
0 crashes, 2 years riding.
Definitely have had some close calls though.
a few, 3 incidents streetwise. 4 lowsides and 1 highside.
well just like 7960 you could either say almost three years or 12 but a lot in dirt, 2 times on a streetbike dumping once in wet grass on old fuckin harley and once with a street bike on soft sand, and twice in the road locked up the front wheel in a oil spot from a leaking car and low sided, and once went into my driveway too hot showing off and lowsided again
Been riding 4 years, went down once. It was after I sold my scooter and bought my Magnum V65; I wasn't used to so much power, and I gave it too much throttle coming off a stop into a right turn and kicked the back around. Not much damage, just a broken highway peg, front blinker and mirror, and a bruised elbow... and ego!
1 year? 1 crash on the canyons coulda been easily avoided if i wasn't such a d-bag in the canyons that day.
Thank god im here to talk about it though....
Looped a couple times fucking around, nothing but rash. I've been rear ended once and broke my elbow when I landed in the middle of the street. Got hit by a truck that blew a light and broke tibia/tore acl/mcl.
The last one just settled in court though. I'll take a broken leg for $XX,XXX anyday haha.
Plenty of dirt shit too but that doesn't count.
Been riding dirt forever, M1 since '05.
not counting dirt bikes when i was young:
been riding street bikes since 16 so 17 years
riding 5 years, 0.
r6, tl1000r, r1, 929, drz400, klx300
If you focus on crashing, you're going to crash. Just relax, ride, and focus on having fun.
Protip: When you see a construction site on one side, a Gushing fire hydrant on the side, Do not try to drive through
I ended up going through this crazy muddy sludge that was impossible to keep the bike upright over.
Only crashed doing 10 mph and broke a clip on and got filthy.
Rode the bike home using one clip-on on the right side and holding the intact clutch lever on the other side to shift gears
Been riding 4-5years licensed, and since on and off since about 9yrs old on trails etc..
Crashed once.. wasn't my fault. Woman didn't give way at a roundabout, at speed, and I locked up front wheel and lowsided into the side of her car. She took off. Just rash though, and a sore knee where bike landed on it.
I'm realistic though.. i've had some REAL close scares that would've left me dead/close-to-dead.. I know it's a matter of time until some idiot runs a red or something and takes me out. I'm confident enough I know it won't be my fault if/when the big one comes though.. i'm a granny on the bike, I don't do shit that risks my life unnecessarily.
thanks for the tip tho
I knocked my bike over for the first time just today I feel so proud. I've had it 9 days
i did that one before i brought my bike inside my apartment so no drunk person could hit it or knock it over the next day (st. patricks day). so since i had it inside i figured i would adjust the headlight and when i put it down i forgot to put the kickstand down and droped the bike in my dining room. luckily i had all my ex's clothes in trash bags ready to go to the dumpster and they caught it and didnt' do any damage