DCSportbikes.net  
» Help Support .NET!
DCSportbikes Premier Membership for 25$ per year. Discounts! Click here for full information.

Now available in the .NET Shop:



Get your DCSBN Gear!
» Shoutbox
Sorry, only registered users have the ability to use our real-time shoutbox to chat with other members.

Register now, it's free!
» Online Users: 524
5 members and 519 guests
BigE, Dark, GRN96WS6, Katie Did, Slider
Most users ever online was 4,519, September 2, 2015 at 04:26 AM.
Go Back   DCSportbikes.net
DCSportbikes.net

DCSportbikes.net (http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/)
-   DC, MD, VA Sportbike Chat (http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/f19/)
-   -   For the newbies: our motorcycle injuries (http://www.dcsportbikes.net/forum/f19/newbies-our-motorcycle-injuries-79173/)

Leoallafila March 3, 2013 10:13 AM

For the newbies: our motorcycle injuries
 
Reading the post about motorcycle safety course fails, I figured it could help new members looking to make their first steps in this world to understand that it's just not some friend of a friend who got hurt on a motorcycle, it happens to almost all of us.

I have lost 2 friends and 1 more is paralyzed from the neck down. I've been luckier:

on top of various tumbles trying to learn to ride, at 14 an 80 y/o didn't stop at a crossing and I ended up breaking my writs, my left knee ligaments and a head concussion + multitude of bruises.

at 17, riding back home after putting down my downpayment for my Aprilia RS 125cc I did a celebratory monster stoppie but misjudged the distance from the cars in front of me at the light, and did the other knee...

Later same year, a guy just jumped out in front of me from his house with his Audi 100 Avant (immensly long car), I hit him doing over 60, flipped over 3 times in the air like a ragdoll, broke collar bone as I smashed his windshield with my shoulder, broke left wrist, cracked skull on his roof and had a number of deep cuts in arm from (I think) my front fairing.

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2064825_n.jpg

Then I calmed down and realized that as good of a rider as I was, other people were not discerning of that. I've had my share of other slips and slides, but then at 20 I started taking it to the track, and that was the BEST school ever: it resets one's danger threshold and when you get back to open roads you see all the dangers.

Now I ride like a fortune teller: it's like more than defensive driving, I try to precog what other drivers will do based on racial profiling, LOL

Leoallafila March 3, 2013 10:14 AM

Post your "lesson teaching injuries"

windblown March 3, 2013 10:35 AM

Yup, seems like it takes a few pretty big crashes before the sense of immortality gets knocked down a couple of notches and ones sense spidey sense gets a boost. However it may be that MC riders just tend to be slow learners...

Like you, all my big ones involved a cager. Broken pelvis, two cracked ankles, broken arm, spleen, etc...

As far as "teaching" goes. It's been my experiance that you can preach all day long but those inclined to press their luck will do so - and they'll learn, or die, from it on their own just as most of us have.

otb March 3, 2013 03:21 PM

I have a permanent list to port of about 10 degrees, one shoulder is higher than the other and my right leg has hurt most every day for the last 38 years,(broken hip, pelvis and 2 lumbar vertebrae) all because I wasn't paying attention for 5 seconds......

I was thinking about my first very troubled marriage rather than paying attention to the squirrel driving the VW Jetta in front of me... he spun, I grabbed a handful of brake, I highsided and now I predict changes in weather.............

lqdgrphcs March 3, 2013 07:34 PM

One of the best lessons I learned was right when I first got a bike. Was trying to take things slow and practice in a parking lot, was working on turning, felt like my throttle stuck open (I probably screwed up and misjudged my speed and panicked) next thing you know I am grabbing tons of brake and finding out just how good the brakes on a 600 are. Needless to say, stoppied like a BAWSE all the was up past 12 o'clock at which point the bike went one way and I landed on my head, shoulder, wrist.

Came away lucky with chipped bone in my wrist, a soar shoulder and a freaked out wife. All this happened at less than 25 mph.

Leslie

turkishexpress March 3, 2013 07:41 PM

I don't have any bad experiences on the street knock on wood but could give plenty of advice of what not to do at the track lol. Last crash did put me in the hospital for 10 days :D

1is2many March 3, 2013 07:44 PM

showing off to my brother and a friend they were driving in the car next me, i was on a 2005 gsxr 750. at around 25 mph i made sure they were looking and then i "yut huh'd" banged into second gear and then an 87 yr old lady turned left in front of me. she admitted in court she never saw me. i left two skid marks aprrox 20 feet and t-boned her RSX at about 70-80 mph. my friend paul and my brother said it looked like the bike exploded into dust like fireworks. i flew 180 feet approx 60 feet of that was in the air. of course it was to hot to have my jacket on so it was in my backpack, no gloves either. my shirt was ripped and melted to shreds, my shoe laces literally melted against the pavement and then broke and shoes flew off. scratched and melted one side of my cell phone through my jeans without making a hole in them. lots of rash of course, blood pouring from my elbow, left knee blew up and the rag doll effect ruined my joints and made pain all over my body but i didnt break anything. still was in hospital for 9 days and didnt walk for a month didnt work for two months and i still have residual effects from it. seized up my left shoulder joint and between that and my knee was horrible rehab. oh yeah and once you rash all the skin off your palm and knuckles you tend to wear gloves.

i definitely dont ride the same, way more defensive and slow down for intersections and i expect people to pull out so i plan for it. had i not been excessively speeding it wouldnt have happened even though she was charged.

Stillie March 3, 2013 08:05 PM

Broken: Left clavicle, several small bones in my right foot, ACL attachment point at the top of tibia plateau.

Surgeries: Full left ACL reconstruction.

Permanent: Small limp due to left leg injuries, right wrist damage makes it hard to tighten bolts occasionally.

This is a sport for big boys and girls. Put on your manpants.

P.S. Von will be here momentarily to make all of you feel brand new. :lol:

wildjester March 3, 2013 08:05 PM

Short version.

Riding way too fast on the street.
YZF 600
18 years old

Full face helmet
Cracked the base of my skull
Blood clot on brain. Stroke. Helicopter
Craniotomy (brain surgery)
30% Survival Rate

Lived and learned.

turkishexpress March 3, 2013 08:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stillie (Post 1327300)
Broken: Left clavicle, several small bones in my right foot, ACL attachment point at the top of tibia plateau.

Surgeries: Full left ACL reconstruction.

Permanent: Small limp due to left leg injuries, right wrist damage makes it hard to tighten bolts occasionally.

This is a sport for big boys and girls. Put on your manpants.

P.S. Von will be here momentarily to make all of you feel brand new. :lol:

Oh man, and all this time I thought it was due to that ginormous penis of yours!

Stillie March 3, 2013 08:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by turkishexpress (Post 1327302)
Oh man, and all this time I thought it was due to that ginormous penis of yours!

It hangs to the right and offsets the limp a bit. The testicles are what make it hard to walk. Stupid clanking.

lqdgrphcs March 3, 2013 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stillie (Post 1327300)
P.S. Von will be here momentarily to make all of you feel brand new. :lol:

I remember that shit....some of those pictures were gnarly as hell.

legendindisguise March 3, 2013 10:48 PM

Broken my back twice. In 2009, fractured T2 through T10, actually crushed T10 and I'm an inch shorter. Broke my whole right rib cage and tore a lot of muscles in between my shoulders, damaged a lot of nerves and do not have feeling in between my shoulders. Fractured right scapula (shoulder blade). During this accident I was knocked out for three days.

2010, Broke my back again, along with my neck. Destroyed L1 and needed emergency surgery due to the amount of damage. I now have titanium holding me together. Broke C7 in my neck, the front and back and the doctors still don't believe Im not paralyzed. There is a piece of the vertebrae from C7 just floating in the back of my neck.

Jshep March 3, 2013 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legendindisguise (Post 1327367)
Broken my back twice. In 2009, fractured T2 through T10, actually crushed T10 and I'm an inch shorter. Broke my whole right rib cage and tore a lot of muscles in between my shoulders, damaged a lot of nerves and do not have feeling in between my shoulders. Fractured right scapula (shoulder blade). During this accident I was knocked out for three days.

2010, Broke my back again, along with my neck. Destroyed L1 and needed emergency surgery due to the amount of damage. I now have titanium holding me together. Broke C7 in my neck, the front and back and the doctors still don't believe Im not paralyzed. There is a piece of the vertebrae from C7 just floating in the back of my neck.

Fuck dude.

HumanNippy March 3, 2013 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legendindisguise (Post 1327367)
Broken my back twice. In 2009, fractured T2 through T10, actually crushed T10 and I'm an inch shorter. Broke my whole right rib cage and tore a lot of muscles in between my shoulders, damaged a lot of nerves and do not have feeling in between my shoulders. Fractured right scapula (shoulder blade). During this accident I was knocked out for three days.

2010, Broke my back again, along with my neck. Destroyed L1 and needed emergency surgery due to the amount of damage. I now have titanium holding me together. Broke C7 in my neck, the front and back and the doctors still don't believe Im not paralyzed. There is a piece of the vertebrae from C7 just floating in the back of my neck.

dude...you still ride? Fawk man, glad you're still alive.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:13 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Skin developed by: vBStyles.com
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest 2002-2010 by DCSportbikes.net. DCSportbikes.net is owned by End of Time Studios, LLC.