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post #21 of 52 Old 07-08-2013, 07:01 PM
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I wouldn't ever try to ride at 100% of my ability it leaves me with nothing left when I need it. Even when out blast down B roads I often slow down every now and again to not relax but settle my self slightly. Saying this do not switch of when going slow accidents can still happen at slow speeds damage is usually less but pride is dented more

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I'm sick of these sayings: "it's not if you get in an accident, it's when" and "well its the other drivers that you have to really look out for." This is BS for people who don't know anything about safety or riding. I've been on my 250 for over 3 years, not owning a car, about to hit the 100k mark, and have never been in an accident or wreck. Sure, I've laid it down teaching myself how to lean in a parking lot. But as far as safety on the road, I'm a big disbeliever in the "it's not if but when" mentality and every day I last on the road is just a stronger case for it. Sure, it's 100 times EASIER to get in an accident. And the longer you ride without one, the greater the chances one may be coming. But it's not a truth that you'll someday have an accident. It all depends on YOU and how safe you are. If someone hits you because they didn't see you, it's your fault for putting yourself in that position, because you know that most of the people on the road are ignorant and careless drivers.

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[QUOTE=John S;183654]Accidents happen on motorcycles. Even if you have gone 20 years without a wreck and are the most careful person in the world. You cannot control other drivers. You can only prepare for the worst.[/QUOTE

No, you cannot control other drivers. That is why, to be safe on a motorcycle, you have to predict their mistakes before they happen, never assume that anyone is going to see you, and ride accordingly. So You can't control their driving, but you can control yours. If you get in an accident, 95% of the time it'd be your fault because you let yourself be in a situation that you could have avoided.

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I'm sick of these sayings: "it's not if you get in an accident, it's when" and "well its the other drivers that you have to really look out for." This is BS for people who don't know anything about safety or riding. I've been on my 250 for over 3 years, not owning a car, about to hit the 100k mark, and have never been in an accident or wreck. Sure, I've laid it down teaching myself how to lean in a parking lot. But as far as safety on the road, I'm a big disbeliever in the "it's not if but when" mentality and every day I last on the road is just a stronger case for it. Sure, it's 100 times EASIER to get in an accident. And the longer you ride without one, the greater the chances one may be coming. But it's not a truth that you'll someday have an accident. It all depends on YOU and how safe you are. If someone hits you because they didn't see you, it's your fault for putting yourself in that position, because you know that most of the people on the road are ignorant and careless drivers.
Well, you may think you have more control over situations than you do from the sound of it.

There are times where you can be "in the right" and doing everything properly and safely and still have an accident - and it's not going to be your fault. It can happen where you won't have any time to react to a threat before if affects you.

If you can't imagine a situation where a car can make a completely unpredictable move and take you out, you aren't as safety conscious as you think.

For just 3 years of riding, you may be overconfident in your abilities and the amount of control you have over situations on the streets.


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Victim of Warren County crash was a legend in motorcycle community, subject of book

http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warr...ty_motorc.html


The 53-year-old motorcyclist killed Sunday in a Warren County highway wreck was a legend in an elite motorcycle community and had a reputation as a skilled and adventurous rider, his friends said today.

John Ryan, who lived in the Long Valley area of Washington Township, Morris County, logged well over 1 million miles on his motorcycle during coast-to-coast rides and day trips through places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Anthony Mills said.

While he "begrudgingly" owned a car, according to Mills, Ryan was at home on the motorcycle and had become a luminary in the long-distance riding community.

"There are some people who only feel alive on two wheels and that's the focus of their life. John was one of those people," said Mills, of Jersey City, who met Ryan two years ago at a charity event.

The subject of Melissa Holbrook-Pierson's book, "The Man Who Would Stop At Nothing: Long Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road", Ryan set a record in 2009 when he completed a 5,564-mile trip from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., in just over 86 hours, according to several published reports.

In a video interview posted on YouTube in January, Ryan said he grew up riding motorcycles in and around New York City. While working odd jobs to support his hobby, Ryan said he had traveled as many as 1,200 miles during a single day in some of the country's biggest cities as part of his long-distance riding.

"At some point you learn to push yourself and see what you can do and you're always testing that and looking for ways to improve and learn a little bit about endurance," he said in the video.

Ryan was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a sports car about 11 a.m. on westbound Interstate 78 near the Phillipsburg/Alpha exit in Alpha, about 3 miles from the Pennsylvania border in Warren County, according to New Jersey State police.

State police said Ryan's motorcycle veered for an unknown reason into the left lane and into the path of a Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang then hit the motorcycle from behind, police said.

Ryan was taken by the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad to St. Luke's Hospital in Phillipsburg, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said today no further information was available as the investigation was ongoing. A woman who answered the phone at Ryan's home today declined to comment.

Friend Don Eilenberger, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., said in an email tonight that Ryan was diagnosed as a child with Type I diabetes. He went on to a career that lasted decades as a painting contractor.

"I think at some point, John realized that there were things more important to him than making a comfortable living, and he set out riding to find them in whatever time he had left," Eilenberger wrote.

(see link for complete article)

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Well, you may think you have more control over situations than you do from the sound of it. There are times where you can be "in the right" and doing everything properly and safely and still have an accident - and it's not going to be your fault. It can happen where you won't have any time to react to a threat before if affects you. If you can't imagine a situation where a car can make a completely unpredictable move and take you out, you aren't as safety conscious as you think. For just 3 years of riding, you may be overconfident in your abilities and the amount of control you have over situations on the streets. Read this - Victim of Warren County crash was a legend in motorcycle community, subject of book http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warr...ty_motorc.html The 53-year-old motorcyclist killed Sunday in a Warren County highway wreck was a legend in an elite motorcycle community and had a reputation as a skilled and adventurous rider, his friends said today. John Ryan, who lived in the Long Valley area of Washington Township, Morris County, logged well over 1 million miles on his motorcycle during coast-to-coast rides and day trips through places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco, Anthony Mills said. While he "begrudgingly" owned a car, according to Mills, Ryan was at home on the motorcycle and had become a luminary in the long-distance riding community. "There are some people who only feel alive on two wheels and that's the focus of their life. John was one of those people," said Mills, of Jersey City, who met Ryan two years ago at a charity event. The subject of Melissa Holbrook-Pierson's book, "The Man Who Would Stop At Nothing: Long Distance Motorcycling's Endless Road", Ryan set a record in 2009 when he completed a 5,564-mile trip from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to Key West, Fla., in just over 86 hours, according to several published reports. In a video interview posted on YouTube in January, Ryan said he grew up riding motorcycles in and around New York City. While working odd jobs to support his hobby, Ryan said he had traveled as many as 1,200 miles during a single day in some of the country's biggest cities as part of his long-distance riding. "At some point you learn to push yourself and see what you can do and you're always testing that and looking for ways to improve and learn a little bit about endurance," he said in the video. Ryan was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a sports car about 11 a.m. on westbound Interstate 78 near the Phillipsburg/Alpha exit in Alpha, about 3 miles from the Pennsylvania border in Warren County, according to New Jersey State police. State police said Ryan's motorcycle veered for an unknown reason into the left lane and into the path of a Ford Mustang. The driver of the Mustang then hit the motorcycle from behind, police said. Ryan was taken by the Phillipsburg Emergency Squad to St. Luke's Hospital in Phillipsburg, where he was pronounced dead. Police said today no further information was available as the investigation was ongoing. A woman who answered the phone at Ryan's home today declined to comment. Friend Don Eilenberger, of Spring Lake Heights, N.J., said in an email tonight that Ryan was diagnosed as a child with Type I diabetes. He went on to a career that lasted decades as a painting contractor. "I think at some point, John realized that there were things more important to him than making a comfortable living, and he set out riding to find them in whatever time he had left," Eilenberger wrote. (see link for complete article)
. I can tell you first hand that I was hit at 15 mph after making my stop. At a stop sign passing two buildings then a jeep came from the adjacent parking lot. Never stopping or slowing and t boned me. I broke my ball joint rotator cuff collar bone shoulder blade hip and leg. Plus road rash. I couldn't have avoided this wreck if I were ready for it unless I just wasn't there. You think that saying is just about the wreck but it's a mind set reminder to
Be vigilant when you wreck in taking precaution. Wrecks don't happen to every rider. But most riders have had one accident. Some minor like dropping a bike in the parking lot while trying to park. Or turning on grass and dropping it. To the extremes of running off the road or god forbid a head on collision with another vehicle. Or even death. Stay vigilant and ride safe as you choose.

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I started riding in April and haven't dropped or laid down my bike, let alone had an accident. Just put the thought out of your head and enjoy your ride and keep your attention on what is going on around you, not what might happen.

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I started riding in April and haven't dropped or laid down my bike, let alone had an accident. Just put the thought out of your head and enjoy your ride and keep your attention on what is going on around you, not what might happen.
has anyone ever heard prepare for the worst?

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