Motorcycle Forums banner
1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
The Toad
Joined
·
17,458 Posts
Depends on how thick the "accessory organic belly padding" is. Since he rides a Harley there's bound to be plenty!



Still, it would be nice if these newbie Harley guys would at least learn basic riding skills and get some experience before risking passengers lives.



"Lost control" and crossed the center lane, huh? A euphemism for incompetence is there ever was one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,833 Posts
Don't complain to much seruzawa. Turning loose these would be candidates for Darwin awards on 700 pound bikes tends to act as a modern mechanism to clean up the gene pool. The same arguement would also apply to those foolish enough to hop on the pillion behind them. VWW
 

·
The Toad
Joined
·
17,458 Posts
You are, of course, correct. I just pray that they ride on roads other than the one I am on at any particluar moment.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
61 Posts
Man, absolutely no sympathy

This guy coulda hit gravel, slipped on oil, been clipped by falling rocks, frickin' got hit in the face with a bird -- you don't know how he lost control, especially on a mountain switchback. Quit acting like you're the gods of two wheels.

And besides, we all know squids on sportbikes are more dangerous than weekend warrior crusier types, anyways! :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Let's see lost control in a corner drifted over the line, hit oncoming traffic and survived. The ghost of Darwin must have been sleeping that day.



Not only is he very lucky, he's also rather irresponsible. Forgot what kind of bike he was on and endangered his Fiancee`.



Hopefully he is one of those who learns from his mistakes!!! No sympathy from me.
 

·
The Toad
Joined
·
17,458 Posts
Re: Man, absolutely no sympathy

You are right and I feel duly chastised.

However I still bet it's better than even odds that it were operator error that done the deed. How do I know? Personal experience. All my crashes have been my own stupid fault. Even the one that the police investigator said I wasn't at fault on. And no one was ever harder on me after a crash than myself.

I am glad the guy survived and he'll be a much better and wiser rider from now on in any case.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
911 Posts
Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Re: Man, absolutely no sympathy

The only problem is that now that they are getting married, he is going to replicate himself. Pick up truck drivers will be in great danger in about 16-18 years from now:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,415 Posts
I was too polite to point out the "loss of control" issue, on the plus side since there's no obvious facial damage on either of them they were probably wearing helmets

pretty lucky the chin strap didn't break their necks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,465 Posts
If he took me for a ride and dumped my butt on the pavement, I'd have been tempted to jam the other end of the handlebar up his backside. What an engagement picture that would have made.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,521 Posts
Imagine two such major blunders happening the same day. Those fellow Harley riders should probably have left the handlebar where it was and pulled instead the woman off the hapless git.



-cruiz-euro
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
68 Posts
In answer to your question,



it is lucky that he did not suffer major organ damage, but I wouldn't exactly say exceptional.



6 inches into your abdomen by a blunt object... I would worry about possible damage to intestines sure, but those tubes in your belly are also very umm..."wiggly"...



With penetration into the cavity by a foreign object like that without organ damage, the next most immediate worry of mine would be peritonitis. That could kill you.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
261 Posts
It's good to know that those who are commenting about this fella's accident were there to see first-hand what may have caused it.



B
 
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top