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« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2022, 08:20:44 am »


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I don't ride at night where I live or the surrounding area. But I have no problem making time on the interstate. Restricted access and a lot of traffic. But when the afternoon gets late on two lanes in the country or mountains? No way.

I see dozens of deer carcasses off the shoulders and in the median of I-40 every time I get on it. I don't even travel far.  If I go to Nashville, it's only a 110 mile stretch.  Any other time it's no more than 10 miles and I will see 7 or 8 then.  I'm not riding at night period!
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« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2022, 08:21:37 am »


A riding buddy after he hit a deer last year. Yes, he had a helmet on. He got some sort of "Helmets Save Lives" award from the highway patrol.


Is he considering full face helmets now?  


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« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2022, 08:24:33 am »



I see dozens of deer carcasses off the shoulders and in the median of I-40 every time I get on it. I don't even travel far.  If I go to Nashville, it's only a 110 mile stretch.  Any other time it's no more than 10 miles and I will see 7 or 8 then.  I'm not riding at night period!


Well............I didn't want to be offensive, but you live in hillbilly territory. People in Tennessee still use rope belts and ride horses.   Shrug
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2022, 08:41:16 am »




Well............I didn't want to be offensive, but you live in hillbilly territory. People in Tennessee still use rope belts and ride horses.   Shrug
And some of us still make our own meth instead of buying Ice from Mexico.  Lol
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« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2022, 08:45:35 am »


And some of us still make our own meth instead of buying Ice from Mexico.  Lol


      EEK!     I was waiting for a snappy comeback but not that!!!                    Embarassment
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      EEK!     I was waiting for a snappy comeback but not that!!!                    Embarassment


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« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2022, 10:30:57 pm »




Is he considering full face helmets now?  


I think he's a modular helmet guy. I don't know if it was open or not.

For the record, I crashed once wearing a full-face mx helmet. I had a black eye, a bloody lip, and a bloody nose. It also broke the helmet - along with my arm and collarbone.  Sad
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2022, 09:38:37 am »


I see dozens of deer carcasses off the shoulders and in the median of I-40 every time I get on it. I don't even travel far.  If I go to Nashville, it's only a 110 mile stretch.  Any other time it's no more than 10 miles and I will see 7 or 8 then.  I'm not riding at night period!


My first excursion along the southern edges of ND, etc. westbound along I90.

Interesting art displays along the interstate. Studies in reds and browns. They looked like "Spiro-Graph" efforts along the road.

It was the afters of when deer go POOF when hit by a semi going full tilt boogie. They vaporize and leave behind a mist that settles onto the road as these.
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« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2022, 01:00:57 pm »

Friend of mine, riding from Texas to Alaska with considerable amount of riding after dark, reported he abandoned the back two lanes in favor of the big interstates. His reasoning was "the trucks were smashing the deer into more manageable chunks".   Lol
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« Reply #29 on: Yesterday at 02:29:30 am »


With aging population and these little things called Cell Phones is motorcycling more dangerous than it used to be?

It depends what time you gonna ride, if it during traffic jam, yes it would be more dangerous, than some years ago, cause now more people have cars!
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« Reply #30 on: Yesterday at 02:30:51 am »


A riding buddy after he hit a deer last year. Yes, he had a helmet on. He got some sort of "Helmets Save Lives" award from the highway patrol.




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« Reply #31 on: Yesterday at 06:10:09 am »


A riding buddy after he hit a deer last year. Yes, he had a helmet on. He got some sort of "Helmets Save Lives" award from the highway patrol.




Id like to know the details.  Improper fitting helmet?
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« Reply #32 on: Yesterday at 09:25:35 am »




Id like to know the details.  Improper fitting helmet?


Having experienced a large dog and a couple of deer strikes at speeds, all over 60 MPH, I can attest to a lot of stuff happens that is hard to explain. Between the animal, the ground, debris on the ground, and the bike, there are a lot of interactions that come and go multiple times that do a lot of stuff to your body.

Tips from experience. If the armor in your riding gear doesn't fit securely in place, it will only be good for the first impact or initial part of the slide and be pushed out of the way for the remainder is the crash. You should be wearing good boots that are both protective and light. In a tumble down the road, you don't want heavy boots twisting and bending your knees and hips in directions they weren't designed to go.
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