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Interesting that you brought this up.

I actually took a look a the fatality statistics. If you start breaking things down, it gets interesting.

National Highway Safety says that you are 26 times more likely to get killed on a bike than in a car. But, if you start breaking down the statistics.......

28% are alcohol related. I never drink and ride.

43% percent are Super Sport bikes with the 29 and younger crowd. I don't need to go insanely fast, hence the Versus.

26% of these happened at night. I don't ride at night. The boogeyman potholes skeer me.

Love the vids so far by the way. Keep it up.

I know that some of these overlap. Point being, if you break down the number, it's nowhere near as bad we're led to believe. And yes, I recognize that we can do everything in our power to be safe and still get laid out like a garage sale because someone was texting.

Now, if you decide to do a bunch of shots and then show your buddies just how fast the 'Busa is, then good luck to you.

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I hear those comments all the time too. I tell them the same thing; so is getting in the ocean water where there are sharks, getting in a lake where there is a larva that eat brains or getting on an airplane. But it's all good, people seem to criticize what they don't understand. Ride safe
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I just figure they're jealous that we're out having fun on the twisties, smelling the fresh air and being one with the road and our machines.

Good vid...where's some video of The Snake???

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It's a nice video - both narrative and scenery but I'd enjoy it more if I heard fewer repetitions of "you know" and "I don't know.". Hope that doesn't offend; it wasn't meant to.

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Well let me look at this,,, Hmmmm
No sholder and lap belts
No front or side air bags
No tall seat with head rest for wip lash
No metal around me to protect me
ect,ect,ect
YEP rideing a motorcycle is kinda UN SAFE,, I just cant figure out why i like it so much !!!!
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I just figure they're jealous that we're out having fun on the twisties, smelling the fresh air and being one with the road and our machines.

Good vid...where's some video of The Snake???

Ive got about 3 hours of footage from the snake that I need to edit down. I'll try to get up shortly.
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Interesting that you brought this up.

I actually took a look a the fatality statistics. If you start breaking things down, it gets interesting.

National Highway Safety says that you are 26 times more likely to get killed on a bike than in a car. But, if you start breaking down the statistics.......

28% are alcohol related. I never drink and ride.

43% percent are Super Sport bikes with the 29 and younger crowd. I don't need to go insanely fast, hence the Versus.

26% of these happened at night. I don't ride at night. The boogeyman potholes skeer me.

Love the vids so far by the way. Keep it up.

I know that some of these overlap. Point being, if you break down the number, it's nowhere near as bad we're led to believe. And yes, I recognize that we can do everything in our power to be safe and still get laid out like a garage sale because someone was texting.

Now, if you decide to do a bunch of shots and then show your buddies just how fast the 'Busa is, then good luck to you.
Very good points all around
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It's a nice video - both narrative and scenery but I'd enjoy it more if I heard fewer repetitions of "you know" and "I don't know.". Hope that doesn't offend; it wasn't meant to.
Doesn't offend me at all. I don't script my narrative. I get an idea and go for it. That said, sometimes it takes a thought or two in my head to make my next point. I'll try to um, ya know...work on it
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It is all about risk and minimizing it.

Showers are dangerous, but we minimize the risk by not putting a light switch near the shower, and we put grippy things on the floor of the shower so we don't slip.

Ladders are dangerous if not used properly.

Power tools are dangerous.

Libraries can be dangerous. My son volunteered at one when he was too young to work and ran his toe over with the book cart. Lost his nail and continues to have problems with it 15 years from now.

When cagers ask me about riding and safety, I mention how many serious car wrecks are in the local news and does that keep them from tailgating,talking on the phone, or sliding through the intersection as the light turns red.

Some even tell me that they give motorcyclists extra room, and I say, thank you for not wanting to run over a motorcyclist, but I don't understand why you don't mind running into a car. Shouldn't you be giving cars enough room too?

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It is all about risk and minimizing it.

Showers are dangerous, but we minimize the risk by not putting a light switch near the shower, and we put grippy things on the floor of the shower so we don't slip.

Ladders are dangerous if not used properly.

Power tools are dangerous.

Libraries can be dangerous. My son volunteered at one when he was too young to work and ran his toe over with the book cart. Lost his nail and continues to have problems with it 15 years from now.

When cagers ask me about riding and safety, I mention how many serious car wrecks are in the local news and does that keep them from tailgating,talking on the phone, or sliding through the intersection as the light turns red.

Some even tell me that they give motorcyclists extra room, and I say, thank you for not wanting to run over a motorcyclist, but I don't understand why you don't mind running into a car. Shouldn't you be giving cars enough room too?
All great points as well.
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Doesn't offend me at all. I don't script my narrative. I get an idea and go for it. That said, sometimes it takes a thought or two in my head to make my next point. I'll try to um, ya know...work on it
All right! A good sense of humor as well.

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Interesting that you brought this up.

I actually took a look a the fatality statistics. If you start breaking things down, it gets interesting.

National Highway Safety says that you are 26 times more likely to get killed on a bike than in a car. But, if you start breaking down the statistics.......

28% are alcohol related. I never drink and ride.

43% percent are Super Sport bikes with the 29 and younger crowd. I don't need to go insanely fast, hence the Versus.

26% of these happened at night. I don't ride at night. The boogeyman potholes skeer me.

Love the vids so far by the way. Keep it up.

I know that some of these overlap. Point being, if you break down the number, it's nowhere near as bad we're led to believe. And yes, I recognize that we can do everything in our power to be safe and still get laid out like a garage sale because someone was texting.

Now, if you decide to do a bunch of shots and then show your buddies just how fast the 'Busa is, then good luck to you.
One more statistic:
3 times as many fatalities for riders with no helmet...
... I *always* have a lid on...


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