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    Road Rash Article

    Via the F650 Forum I post this link to a woman riders tale of road rash that will chill you out! Read the wiki on that topic @ this website: www.fzronline.com - See the "WIKI" section when you search via google. (perhaps the next person can post/paste a more direct link?)

    I assure you, it will cause appreciation for an ATGATT approach to riding!
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

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    I have gone asphalt surfing a couple times and also done some off roading sans bike, and wearing the right gear makes all the difference in the world. But you can't convince people of that, at least not before it happens to them.

    BTW, here's the direct link (not for the faint of heart!):
    http://fzronline.com/wiki/doku.php?i...lesson_learned
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    Ugh.Reaffirms ATGATT for me.
    Sometimes,nothing is a real cool hand.

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    Sad story mainly because she really had no control of what was about to happen to her...

    "Approaching mile marker seven on highway 550, I noticed that I had to start fighting the wind to stay behind Shaun without pulling on him too much. I placed my hands on the gas tank and pushed myself into him as much as possible without crowding him. As we came around to the right and went down the hill, we kept accelerating. I was scared, but thought I could handle the force of the wind as it suddenly picked up much more than in the moments before. I started to slide back on the seat and felt the cool air fill the small space between my chest and Shaun's back."

    Sure, ATGATT may have helped, but what it really should drive home to every one is 'Don't ride as a pillion with an idiot'....

    How fast would a person have to be going to slide almost 2 football fields worth of asphalt?
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    Just forwarded to my wife, she thinks tennis shoes, designer jeans, lightweight jacket and open gloves are fine. While i'am dressed like the Michelin man
    Fortunately our riding buddies have convinced her otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldnslow View Post
    Sad story mainly because she really had no control of what was about to happen to her...

    "Approaching mile marker seven on highway 550, I noticed that I had to start fighting the wind to stay behind Shaun without pulling on him too much. I placed my hands on the gas tank and pushed myself into him as much as possible without crowding him. As we came around to the right and went down the hill, we kept accelerating. I was scared, but thought I could handle the force of the wind as it suddenly picked up much more than in the moments before. I started to slide back on the seat and felt the cool air fill the small space between my chest and Shaun's back."

    Sure, ATGATT may have helped, but what it really should drive home to every one is 'Don't ride as a pillion with an idiot'....

    How fast would a person have to be going to slide almost 2 football fields worth of asphalt?
    I was thinking the same thing. I would say north of 80mph, may be over 100. I am surprised he wasn't cited. When someone get lifted off a bike from the force of air, they are moving along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ponch1 View Post
    I was thinking the same thing. I would say north of 80mph, may be over 100. I am surprised he wasn't cited. When someone get lifted off a bike from the force of air, they are moving along.

    If I was her father, I would have taken my 9" Milwaukee grinder to him.
    I'm guessing speeds north of 150mph. Just a guess.
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