Riding.

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The new helmet came in from LeatherUp.com. It’s a Scorpion. It is lighter and quieter than my last helmet, and fits better too. It’s a good upgrade from the one that literally saved my life.   This wasn’t the first time a helmet saved me.  These things are important and I just can’t understand why a guy would want to ride without one.  A rider is 16 times more likely to be killed or seriously injured than a driver… Safety first.
I know the risks, and I am cautious.  But bad things can happen. Like a stray five gallon bucket hitting me in the head.  Guys, if anything happens to me… Know that I was enjoying doing something that loved. And that isn’t a bad way to go.  Because of my health… I can’t do a lot of what I used to do… But I can still ride.
I would still like to trade my Honda Magna for a Sport Bike… Because I need more peg-clearance.  Not to go faster… But to slow down less.
Any takers?

7 thoughts on “Riding.”

  1. Good brain bucket is hard to beat. I ride bicycles, have split one of those stoopid bike helmets into three pieces one time. Have ridden a mile or two on motorcycles too.

    Back in my day, a Bell Star was state of the art, nearly broke one of those too. Thank God it only got scratches, and a repaint made it look all purty again.

    Stay safe George, I don’t know the helmet laws in Utah, but yer an idiot not to ride with the proper protection IMHO.

    Watch out for those damn buckets dude, that just ain’t right. Buckethead ;)

    1. “Bell Star was state of the art, nearly broke one of those too. Thank God it only got scratches, and a repaint made it look all purty again.”

      That’s some bad Ju-JU. If you drop a helmet on anything harder than a carpeted floor you shouldn’t trust it. I’ve nicked and dinged quite a few helmets on both moto-x and street bikes. Pulled the lining from a Bell that hit the ground at about 20mph on dirt. The outside was scuffed, but from the inside you could see the cracks in the shell. They aint cheap to replace but it is still cheap insurance.

      1. Yes sir, thank ya much. I did about a 180 mile run last night, stopped at one of the few In N Out Burgers in Texas…..had to check it out. I don’t get the hype, lol. I wore my half helmet to enjoy the cooler air we’ve had…..Holy Crap, my face is chapped today. Back to the full face next time.

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