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Offline Trailrunner

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #60 on: November 19, 2018, 08:17:54 PM
AJC you are a rockstar I remember I got a new 1978 Honda ATC110 three-wheeler the owner's wife came outside when we were loading it and ask can you come with me. I walked in and she said I am going to give you a helmet and I want you to wear it everytime you ride. I started wearing after I crashed and broke my nose. My son called me after he seen the video and ask me where is mom gear? We almost always dress for riding but that day was hot and I promised to take it easy. It turned into a great day I think we rode 300+ plus miles after we ate breakfast. It was too hot to fish.

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #61 on: November 20, 2018, 09:32:21 AM
I think I've told this story before..... I didn't wear a helmet in my first few years of riding.  Even when sitting my bike test I had to borrow a helmet and only put it on round the corner from the test centre - all my mates were the same, mods on Lambrettas, and too cool to ruin our look with a helmet! 

Then my cousin hit a cow on his way to work and broke both wrists (clip-on handlebars on a café racer) and his nose (on his open face visor) - I promised to buy a helmet when I visited him in hospital.
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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #62 on: November 20, 2018, 10:10:30 AM
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
I think I've told this story before..... I didn't wear a helmet in my first few years of riding.  Even when sitting my bike test I had to borrow a helmet and only put it on round the corner from the test centre - all my mates were the same, mods on Lambrettas, and too cool to ruin our look with a helmet!


I wear a full face helmet to improve my looks.

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #63 on: November 20, 2018, 06:36:58 PM
I have posted this for newbies, to show why you want to use a full-face helmet; I was wearing a 3/4 helmet.

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #64 on: November 20, 2018, 08:11:30 PM
*Originally Posted by jsonder [+]
I have posted this for newbies, to show why you want to use a full-face helmet; I was wearing a 3/4 helmet.



Ouch!   Thank Heavens that shirt wasn't damaged.... :016:
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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #65 on: November 20, 2018, 08:18:41 PM
*Originally Posted by AJC500 [+]
....my cousin hit a cow on his way to work...

Was he looking the udder way?
Was he wearing a Jersey?
Must've been fresian in winter, riding without a helmet....





Sorry....I shouldn't milk it.

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #66 on: November 20, 2018, 10:31:51 PM
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
Ouch!   Thank Heavens that shirt wasn't damaged.... :016:

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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #67 on: November 20, 2018, 11:03:45 PM
I had to ask the EMT not to cut the shirt off.  :002:  My wife hates that shirt.

Fractured scapula and ribs plus unconscious for an unknown length of time before found by a passing auto driver.  I am sure that the helmet saved my head.

Oh, and I was riding a cruiser.
Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 11:06:18 PM by jsonder
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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #68 on: November 21, 2018, 09:23:46 AM
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
Was he looking the udder way?
Was he wearing a Jersey?
Must've been fresian in winter, riding without a helmet....
Sorry....I shouldn't milk it.

It was early morning, misty, and he hit the cow side on - udder destruction!!  :138:
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Re: CB500X offroad capability
Reply #69 on: November 21, 2018, 09:37:27 AM
*Originally Posted by Jonathan [+]
Was he looking the udder way?
Was he wearing a Jersey?
Must've been fresian in winter, riding without a helmet....





Sorry....I shouldn't milk it.

Whole thing could have been avoided if he'd used the horn...

 



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