Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brooklyn Park, MN
Wow....Where do I start. I've been riding street bikes since I was 17 and now im 37. I have track and tons of road experience. I've only been down only on the track and lucky I didnt get to banged up and my bike needed new plastics and controlers to be all better. I've had many near death experiences on the road and seen a lot of riding buddies or people I was riding with not make it home. Still I love to ride.
Tonight I was on youtube looking at some RC51 video clips that led me to some crashes. What I saw blew me away for some reason. Some dumb ass that over rode his bike going about 120kmh not sure in mph went in late into a corner, couldnt hold a line and went head on into another rider. All caught on his helmet cam. Both riders died. I cant count how many times I have pushed the edge of the envelope going way to fast for any road but didnt really care for some reason. I see all the time of the senior members on this site speaking to keeping it safe and do the fast stuff on the track. Still didnt sink in. Six months ago a good friend of mine T-Boned a car going about 55mph. Totaled the car, his bike, his body and his brain. He broke alot of bones including both his legs at the knees, pelvis both forarms, ribs and punctured a lung. He's coming back slowly but surely but forgets even who I am at times.
Still that didnt really hit me untill what I saw tonight.
What im getting at is im a lucky man to have made it this long without being a vegetable or killing someone else. Please be careful out there and like the seniors say "Keep the fast stuff for the track"
Good reminder for everyone, be safe out there.
03 RC, Steel Braided, PCIII USB, Hot Bodies Under, Corbin, Double Bubble, Flushmont, Yosh RS3 Titanium, Hugger,Kyle Link, 15/41 520, Eyebrow mod.