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Frikin Moron Bikers Wearing Flip-flops, Shorts, Tshirt N A Lid,

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by DRAGONBAIT666, Jul 25, 2019.

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Is it stupid to not wear full motorcycle gear even in this weather,

  1. yes

    87.2%
  2. No

    12.8%
  1. DRAGONBAIT666

    DRAGONBAIT666 Posting Addict

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    Needless to say I think they are total morons..

    guy I used know was paramedic, he told me of bike accident he was first responder to, guy had tshirt n no bike jacket, came off about 50mph, apparently it looked like someone taken an angle grinder to their elbow ..

    says it all really,

    warm today, but i managed wear full bike gear, yup i was ew sweaty when got home, nice shower n happy clean n cool again..

    one of my pet peevs, anyways rant over :)
     
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    Thewelshwonder Busy Member

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    See them all the time up Terry’s and Abergavenny bus station, I’d rather be hot than skinless
     
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    Sutty Engaging Member

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    When you come off without proper protection, if you survive, one of the painful areas is likely to be your inner thighs - that's where they tend to take skin grafts from, and the "donor" site hurts like hell!
     
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    Sutty Engaging Member

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    I had a patient once who had slid down the tarmac wearing trainers - the outside "lump" of his ankle had been effectively ground flat on the tarmac! Ouch!!
     
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  5. Lev Levvin

    Lev Levvin Beast of Bodmin !!

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    Totally with you.
    I have zero sympathy for the dickheads who think they’re so hard that tarmac won’t harm them

    Another rant is trike riders...
    Many don’t wear a helmet ‘because you don’t have to’

    Ar$holes

    I’ve literally seen a youngsters brain splashed across the carriageway because he didn’t have his helmet strap buckled when he came off his dirt bike
     
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    Always had my leather's on….had 3 off's in 24 yrs and the state of my gear afterwards would indicate that serious injury's would of happened and needing surgery if I wasn't wearing the appropriate clothing !
     
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  7. Blue BSA

    Blue BSA Big Poster

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    I voted yes. But I didn't think one vote isn't sufficient to convey how stupid that rider was.....so I will vote yes again. :)

    My pet peeve is gloves. As you tumble through the air what is going to be first thing you put out to arrest your movement.......

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. DRAGONBAIT666

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    I actually forgot put my gloves on earlier. Only went about 50 yards then remembered and was horrified.
     
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    Sutty Engaging Member

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    Absolutely - my hands, and their function, are VERY important to me!'
     
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    Back in the hot summer of '76 I regularly took off on my bike in a T-shirt, jeans and clogs (helmet and gloves too, of course). I left one of my clogs at some traffic lights one day and had to go around the block to retrieve it. I wince at the thought of what I did back then but we all think we are invincible and invulnerable when we're young. On holiday in Greece I was happy to ride a hire bike in shorts and trainers with no helmet on some very sketchy, dusty roads and reveled in the freedom from a hardhat. :facepalm: I did take my gloves though.
     
  11. jps norton

    jps norton One Hit Wonder

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    Unfortunately if these guys have a spill they're going to learn a very painful lesson :eek:
    I always used to wear full leathers or fully armoured textile motorcycle gear what ever the weather when out enjoying a ride.
     
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    warrenater Donator

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    I seem to remember a quote from somewhere , at 30MPH flesh wears down at 2" per sec when it comes in contact with the road.
    I can also remember travelling at XXXmph and still feeling the sun on my back through my leathers . I have a land rover instead now lol. :)
     
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    That hurts Barely Active

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    Absolutely ! I actually tried telling a young lad earlier in the week how stupid he was just wearing shorts, t-shirt and no gloves after I nearly hit him in the supermarket car park as he cut a corner on his chicken chaser step through ... the only reason I didn't hit him was because he has a ridiculous expansion chamber on it and I heard rather than saw him at the last minute. All I got for my advice was "why don't you **** off grandad" so when I do see him splattered on the road as he will do very soon the way he rides, I will make sure to have a bag of salt to sprinkle liberally on him just to make the point :handjob:
     
  14. pjgtech

    pjgtech Sleep, eat, work, eat, chillout, sleep, repeat.

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    Its Darwin's theory in action, if you are too stupid to know whats good for you, the gene pool is better off without you... :thumb:
    I always wear my bike gear, I wince when I see spotty Yoofs riding scooters with no gloves and trainers.
    One of my bike instructions had an off, hit by a van, lost his ankle and a toe cos he was wearing trainers, took him a year to learn how to walk again, cos it affected his balance. I always wear my boots.... :thumb:
     
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    squib Keyboard Hero

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    I think a lot of it is born out of a ‘staring danger in the face’ type attitude. I know that road surfaces with remove flesh at a high rate, and I’m not a biker. Surely they must know this.
     
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    Many years ago, when I was an instructor, I was out on a hot summer day and saw one of our students in traditional suicide costume - shorts, tee-shirt and flipflops. As luck would have it we were both going to Morrisons, when we parked I said to him, "Any idea what'll happen to you if you come off dressed like that?" His reply? "I won't come off". :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
     
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    On a side note. Wondering how long forum members held full bike license

    Passed mine 23/12/86
     
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    One of the lads from kung fu club came off his bike many yrs back. Injured his leg and badly burnt it on exhaust through his leathers. Ouch
     
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    Had my licence for about 10 years, but packed in the bikes about 2.5 years ago.
    Fed up with people trying to kill me every time I went out, and the to keep my driving licence - I like the speed too much (last bike was a blackbird and i tried the max speed out a few times)
     
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    full blown dick head that were shorts on a bike i have scars on me from were i have crashed well over 150 my big one and in leathers and i still worn throw them to my skin and down to bone in places flesh at 30mph wear out at 3 m per second or i dont ride bikes on the roads just tracks and closed roads if red hot like it has been i used to wet a t shirt and put it on under my leathers once i got going wow it was nice and cool

    for all them that were shorts i would love to hear them in the hospital when the nurse is scrubbing all the grit glass tarmac out of there flesh

    i had a mate they stripped crashed bikes and he had a bike once that some one had crashed in shorts and he said they was bits of the bloke on the bike all dryed and crusty bits
     
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