Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: el dorado hills, CA, usa
Back on the road
Back on the road now for 3 weeks and still love it. Bike is fixed. I had an accident on nov 11 and had a 5 broken ribs, collar bone, broken scapula, bone fragment in foot. Back to working out and everything seems great. As an Suv passed me, she clipped my handlebar and i ended up lowsiding the bike. Different than my other 3 accidents, the impact of hitting the ground was much greater than in the past. I was driving about 45mph. I remember the severe impact on my shoulder and head, then bouncing a few a few times off of my face. It wasn't much of a slide, like i have had in the other wrecks. Well I had all my gear on including armor, and no rash, just internal injuries.
Well for all the non full face wearing helmet people, here is a look at my helmet. the damage doesn't look as severe in the pic as in person, but without the full shield, i believe my nose, chin, lips, and teeth may have resembled hamburger. the vents on top and an the chin were damaged as well as the shield. I remember two impacts on the face.
i was wearing a Scorpion EXO700. it did the job well. No headache, neckache, nada. no pain from the strap either. it worked well enough that i purchased another scorpion, this time the exo1000.
06 K1200R,76 Yamaha RD400 VOID 7/08 ,03 Kawi ZX-6R VOID 10/10/06, 94 Suzuki GSXR-750 VOID, 85 Yamaha FJ1100 VOID