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Offline Dirt_Dad

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Re: A word on safety gear
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2017, 08:16:08 am »
Good reminder why I do what I do. 

Of course the memory of my wife low-siding, getting partially run over by an F150, sliding down the road about 100', watching them tow away the F150 (and her bike), then having her home that night because the gear did its job, is indelibly imprinted in my mind.  Still good to have other reminders.
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Re: A word on safety gear
« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2017, 09:46:42 am »
Cher's a trooper!!!
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Re: A word on safety gear
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2017, 10:19:17 am »
Yep, slept on the couch that night.  I went downstairs and the first thing she said was, "what kind of bike are you going to get me?"

Shook me up enough that I wasn't so sure I wanted her back on a bike.  That led to our brief ownership of a Spyder.
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Re: A word on safety gear
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 08:33:34 pm »
As I posted in another thread;  Fortunately I've only tested gear once.  Guy blew a stop sigh directly in front of me as I was headed down a divided road at 50mph.  I had on a Joe Rocket jacket and Rev-it pants in addition to all the other gear.  I would not call either of those items high end but both worked better than I could have hoped.  No broken bones, no road rash although I had a concussion..  22 Deputies there could not believe I survived.  Yes the gear works

 


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