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Thread: My Crash Caught on Video - ATGATT really pays off!

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    Wow. That is scary..not only the accident you survived, but being reminded "stuff happens" and this could be me (or any of us). We don't have to do something wrong to get in a jam while riding. Glad you aren't (badly) hurt. Hope you heal quickly.

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    WOW!

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    Thanks for sharing and reminding us how fast it can happen. What an odd thing to have happened. You should get this to BMW. They need to make some changes to keep the brake cable from doing that to anyone else. This could have been much worse and to me this is a serious design flaw.

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    Wow, that's awesome that you are ok and the fact you were way out there and lucky on a truck coming by. So many times I have to explain why I am always wearing all my gear, that really says it all.

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    I showed this to several folks in the office today...including a woman whose boyfriend thinks "that sort of gear is only for people who think they will crash."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluehole View Post
    ...including a woman whose boyfriend thinks "that sort of gear is only for people who think they will crash."
    He's right the body protector is something you should wear when you go offroad. I have one as well for my offroad escapades (on my '83 Yamaha Tenere). When I ride my RT I wouldn't wear a body protector; my normal leather suit has more than enough protection. And I don't intend to fall down on my RT.
    When I go offroad, it's a good possibility that I hit the deck occasionally. It goes with the territory - quite literally - when you go through the forrest in rough terrain. It doesn't take much to fall. Like in the video, a lock up on a loose surface like a gravel road takes you out in a second. Then there's the occasional branch or treestub sticking out. Offroading is not without danger, hence the exessive protection. In my full offroad gear, I look (and feel) like a Stormtrooper out of Star Wars.
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    As I am sure that we have all been there...

    I would tell the woman : There are two kinds of riders. There are those who have been down and those will go down."

    Heal fast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultracyclist View Post
    I would tell the woman : There are two kinds of riders. There are those who have been down and those will go down."
    I tell people I have been riding for twenty years and have not went down, YET. My time has to be coming, and I would like to walk away from it WHEN it does.

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    Is it possible that some people go down twice which allows others to never go down?

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    Or, does the clock reset after so many years? I went down once in college over 20 years ago.
    I'd like to think I've gotten mine out of the way, but I still ride like it could happen again anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRUDOLPH148006 View Post
    Is it possible that some people go down twice which allows others to never go down?
    It depends. I'm fundamentally opposed to the saying that all bikers will go down at least once. When you're just riding the tarmac that is. It's different when you go offroad. Then it's just a matter of time. Usually it's not as bad as this incident, but that has mainly to do with speed. When you're in the woods or on deep sand, the speeds aren't that high and when you go down, it's not like a 60mph crash. More like 15-20mph.
    Yesterday I went offroading (on my '88 Yamaha Tenere) with a couple of guys. I fell down 3 or 4 times. But when I go out on the RT, I don't expect to go down. Obviously, and accident can always happen, but I don't think about that. In my opinion it's the wrong state of mind to ride a bike, expecting that you will go down sometime. I never fell with my roadbike (not counting the 2 times I tipped over losing balance while stationary) and I don't intend to (who does? ).
    -=- if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip -=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostrider View Post
    If you're only riding 15-20 mph on deep sand, you're really not doing it right.
    Maybe not, but I don't think the exact speed was the most important thing in my comment...
    -=- if you always see the road ahead of you, it's not worth the trip -=-

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostrider View Post
    If you're only riding 15-20 mph on deep sand, you're really not doing it right.





    Thank you for the kind words of support. This happened in March, and I have healed up nicely.
    Good ATGATT message caught on tape to remind people, brought my bike back from the grave thanks to good insurance, and have a cool scar over my tattoo.
    I'm happy with the outcome of this incident, not that I'd want to do it over again.

    I'm not sure how it would be received here vs. on ADVrider, and find it interesting to see the various responses.
    If it helps anyone to put on a piece of safety gear when it's a little hot or whatever, then I'm cool with it.
    Did you let BMW know about this incident?

    Tom

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    Wow, that brake line pic really scares me! How can BMW think that won't be dangerous?

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