hobot's boo boo's

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Oct 19, 2005
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hobot's boo boo's

School of hard knocks on physics plus fate as the hunter imprinted forever.
Never crashed attacking turns yet, but boy howdy there's a whole wide
world of other possibilities. All these are last 9 years. Last one 5 yr old.
Blood and bone injury photo's, not gory but not pleasant. I'm ugly anyway.
So can save bandwidth on warning me of cycling risks I love on Ms Peel.
If these were d/t my innate limitations or misunderstanding of road
physics and fate, I would not be so eager to leap back in harder.
I did give up powered hang guilders as over my head in wind
surprises. Two deer have died on my bikes and me, they
strike from sides like arrows, if you even see em coming
ain't a thing you can do but watch. I Aim aggressively at all deer seen.

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Safe Journey's
I hope you were not just referring to the bug guts, but actually
noticed that big bright gray splotch in the otherwise black lid,
gell coat lost by helmet doing its life saving duties.
That was helmet #3, in 3 years. Alas it didn't last too long either,
soon fractured a hinge beyond function.
#4 currently is gray and intact so far, but its dinged doing its duty
to point no vanity left in it.
# 5 will be essentially all White.
#6 will have a glowing ring above it.

BTW I should have died twice already by fully twisted broken necks,
120 hi side and combine 70 mph deer light-head strike,
I went against the traditional wisdom for a rather loose
helmet fit to get the most advanced new afe protection feature
years ago of a helmet that take up lots of the impact shock and
twist before
transmitted to head and neck. HJS best bang for my bux.

One photo I missed was the helmet edge bruise from R chest
muscle, over the collar bone over the top of shoulder blade
almost to spine. Also allows thick sweat shirt hood under
in winter, or to add cushion for low speed play toss downs.
Want to learn CoG effects and aiming physics, learn to make snow
and grass angels screwing bike into ground at some good speed.

Nice to hear that HJS helmets work under real world testing. I am considering replacing my aging Arai with something cheaper and hopefully equally protective.
HJS is tops in my book, current one took in on its side 4 years
ago, took me and BMW shop owner to pry and push hinge back
into function so bought a new face plate for his help.

BTW get gloves with palm armor not the fancy back side
do dads. Super man landings are very common reflex
to end up in.

You must have deer like we do around here in VA. They just come out of the woodwork and either smack you on the front or the side, neither is good. We hit one in my wifeys Mini the other day, luckely I was driving and going about 25 and the deer came out of the woods, smacked itself on the front bonnet, bounced off, ran up the other side bank, shitting the whole way. No damage at all to the Mini.

I remember driving into DC one day from MD on NY Ave and a stupid German Shepard dog ran out in front of me and I knew I was toast. The dog saw me and took a turn and I had my feet up on the handle bars by this time and nothing happened.

Some day I'll tell you about rolling my Miata and getting transported to NOVA with a broken neck. I have pictures of the after car and my neck is perpetually sore now.

Saw a local MC accident the other day on a local byway and the bike was on the side of the road with no handle bars and the front end all beat up. Two ambulances. Don't know what happened, but it made me sick to my stomach. Probably went off the road into the woods.

Yes deadly deer are too common all over the world, only kangaroo's
and wild hogs scar me more.
People can't hit a deer pack if they tired, all the strikes are
by deer leaping into the craft, nothing can be done to avoid
those but stay under the bed at home.

Post me public or private on the roll crash, broken necks are a specialty of
mine. They are insidious injury that can still kill you too soon
but with some years delay. There is DIY way to prevent the
degeneration you face and restore the vim vigor you associate
with youth, if not already suffering from neck decay whether
you even know it or not.

hobot - off to get some thrills mowing after rough stuff rolled
a drive tire off.
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