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Old 01-25-2016, 04:12 PM   #1391
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I'm only 36 and can relate to the knee pain. Damn motorcycle accidents!
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:35 PM   #1392
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"Accidents" are usually on public roads and unanticipated and much worse than "crashes". I have never had an on the road accident but have crashed more times on tracks than I can count. From 2mph to just below 200. The worst injury was at about 15 mph.

In over 15 years of racing I only knew one rider to get killed on a track (Elkhart, Indiana). Meanwhile, there were probably a dozen I knew who were killed or permanently crippled riding on the streets during that same period.

Much safer on a track where there are a great deal of calculated risks and crashes, but a lot fewer accidents.

Be careful out there.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:39 PM   #1393
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:45 PM   #1394
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"Accidents" are usually on public roads and unanticipated and much worse than "crashes". I have never had an on the road accident but have crashed more times on tracks than I can count. From 2mph to just below 200. The worst injury was at about 15 mph.

In over 15 years of racing I only knew one rider to get killed on a track (Elkhart, Indiana). Meanwhile, there were probably a dozen I knew who were killed or permanently crippled riding on the streets during that same period.

Much safer on a track where there are a great deal of calculated risks and crashes, but a lot fewer accidents.

Be careful out there.
Yeah, mine have been accidents. And I agree- the worst injuries are usually on the roads, not the track.
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:49 PM   #1395
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Roger that Squid! It may also explain that thing about "only the good" dyin' young cause there ain't nothin' left now at my age but a bunch of ornery old farts. And they didn't survive this long by being sissies.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:34 PM   #1396
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Getting old sux, avoid it at all costs, er, oops, too late....... lol
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Old 01-25-2016, 10:16 PM   #1397
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I don't really mind getting old. It's looking old & feeling old that annoys me.
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Old 01-26-2016, 06:01 AM   #1398
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Oops, too late But we love ya anyways...
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:27 PM   #1399
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Howdy All --- Still down with back problems so no bus work & no pix to share.

But...I have spent the last couple of days with the Dredman parked here at my studios. What a great guy. I really hope the rest of you get the chance to meet him. M1031A1 swung by again as well with his rig in progress, so we had the street pretty well covered up in Skoolies.

Really inspiring to hear about his travels and I like his concept. Avoid the touristy destinations and crowds and get out and explore the boonies as much as possible. He is living the life many of us are hoping to achieve someday soon.

But we are still waiting on Ol' Trunt to show up. Dang it Jack...yer beer is getting warm!
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Yeah Jack, I need another reason (er, excuse) to clog up the road in front of Tang's studio again!!!! The neighborhood will just LOVE us! ;)

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