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    ATGATT: My Recent Reminder

    Sometimes it takes an "incident" to remind us of how quickly things can, and sometimes do, go "bad".

    I recently had my reminder... and that is why I am a fervent believer in ALL THE GEAR, ALL THE TIME!
    Lawrence
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    Ed Kilner #176066
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    Glad you were ok.

    What did the dealer do/say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMW Triumphant View Post
    Glad you were ok.

    What did the dealer do/say?
    Thanks! The dealer was great about the whole thing. We struck a very equitable arrangement on the cost of part replacement and that was it.
    Lawrence
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    Exclamation ATGATT comment

    Every 7- day work period I see 5+ M/C crashes where riding gear was minimal.....sometimes sandals & shorts!!! Off duty....I try to emphasize to riders the importance of protection without the war stories.....if they get loud/defensive/AH-like I ask them if they know what "Road Rash" means.....responses are comical......I respond, the correct definition is "flesh being scraped off the body." I know they think I'm from Mars.......
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    Ask them if they would like to lean against a running belt sander to find out what road rash could do.
    Walter

    G. K. Chesterton wrote - "The traveller sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he came to see."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie View Post
    Every 7- day work period I see 5+ M/C crashes where riding gear was minimal.....sometimes sandals & shorts!!! Off duty....I try to emphasize to riders the importance of protection without the war stories.....if they get loud/defensive/AH-like I ask them if they know what "Road Rash" means.....responses are comical......I respond, the correct definition is "flesh being scraped off the body." I know they think I'm from Mars.......
    I have experienced two bad cornering slides on my bicycle and know the skin can be almost gone in some areas and takes a long time to heal especially since it is easy to get grit and dirt ground in deep. Based on that, I can only imagine a higher speed slide off a motorcycle so rather than try it out I am an avid ATGATTer.
    Ken
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    Many years ago, I worked in operating theatres for a year. It put me off riding for three decades. When I got back into riding, with the memory of damaged motorcyclists, it's always ATGATT.
    Paul
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    Talking ATG reply

    Ken.....I had a similar situation......the skin on my left arm is blanched, with poor hair growth......from a BICYCLE slide on cement 7 years ago.......people have asked me if I was sure it was a bicycle crash & not a motorcycle crash........I assure them I know the difference........BUT it reaffirmed all I care to know about road rash!!!!
    Heed NEAD: No Egos, Attitudes, Distractions!!!!!
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    robert.bantly
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    Makes you feel secure

    Went out for a 5 hour Sunday ride yesterday and encountered in this order:

    1.) Cat eating roadkill as I rounded a corner (cats are fast, not too much of an issue)
    2.) Car in my lane totally while I transited a right hander (glad I had the Rally 3 suit on, though she corrected...) if I had to hit the ditch, it's the only way to do it.
    3.) Large Dog #1
    4.) Large Dog #2
    5.) Man on bicycle walking 2 Boston Terriers on a 55mph state highway with no bike lane - I stopped between them when they ran out in front of me.

    Note the GSA could squish the cat or the 2 small dogs but there would be guilt involved (GF is a veterinarian!)

    Each time - ATGATT, it gets reinforced over and over again each time I go out...

    I guess you can look at it as either a doubtful day for the motorcycle gods or a helpful reinforcement and repetitive training

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