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shinyribs
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This girl was on the back of her boyfriend's bike when they went down. No gear. Helmet only.

" I noticed that my knees were uncovered when the little pieces of what I thought were gravel scraped against my skin, only to find out later that they were my actual kneecaps grinding against the pavement below them."



This is her video:   http://vimeo.com/22897515#at=202

Her website:   http://www.rockthegear.org/index.php?/mission/
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seestheday
I read her story.  Damn that is terrible.

One more thing to think about: when I was in my rider training course they told us what kind of equipment your passenger should ride.  It should be the same, or better than what the driver has.

If you have a leather jacket and your passenger doesn't, give it to them.  Same with leather gloves.  Boots and pants won't fit, but I know I would ride a lot more cautiously if I was only wearing a t-shirt.
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MarkPBG
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I've turned down many who wanted a ride because they had no gear. I would feel horrible if I was giving someone a ride and we went down, them with no gear.
Mark Davis
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
amateur photographer, hot rodder, motorcyclist, adventurer
"Four wheels move the body. Two wheels move the soul."
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LukeM
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Adding support for the gloves thing. ANYthing is better than nothing on your hands.  The most normal reflex when falling is to break the fall with your hands.

Sad to see that pretty lady with a big case of road rash, but she was wearing a helmet, and survived.  So many don't. All The Gear, All The Time.

Luke M
Used to have a 1979 CB750L, sold it as a parts bike, now riding a slightly modified 1984 VT700C. Network/Field Engineer. Central OH, USA, Earth, Sol System, Milky Way Galaxy, Universe.
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Lucky 1
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She went on after healing and bought her own motorcycle
so she would be in control and not be a passenger.
On a Roadstar Adventure.