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jrvyota
July 19th, 2009, 06:26 PM
So me and my GF where out on a nice sunday ride (july 5th) that ended in a rather poor manner. We where headding north on a 4 lane highway doing the speed limit of 45mph. A white 4Runner past me in the left lane doing around 50mph. We came up on a under pass and the suv braked hard and swerved to the right hitting me square on the side. I had enough time to just grab the brakes before she hit me. The bike got knocked to the right and then flipped on its left side to slide about 55 feet to a stop. The suv swerved across three lanes to make her exit. She did stop. Thank god. The first person on the scene was a fire fighter off duty who saw the whole thing take place. Then 2 other riders who saw it happen followed by a Colorado state trooper. My GF was transported to the Hospital and I called a friend to get his truck and pick up my bike and take me to the hospital. My GF had a minor tear in her left AC, I guess it hold the collar bone in place, and some nasty road rash. I just had some nasty road rash. We are both very sore but ok.



Here is the bike. I think it did great.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike001.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike003.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike004.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike005.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike006.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike007.jpg

Here is my helmet
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike008.jpg


My GF helmet

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike011.jpg

Here is my jacket, The EMT still have my GF jacket and both our pants.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike012.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike013.jpg
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike014.jpg
And my one glove that I found. The GF gloves did not have a scratch on them.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm100/jrvyota/DavidsBike015.jpg

cajun tj
July 19th, 2009, 11:42 PM
Glad ya'll are ok! Ya'll just reinforced the reason I'll never own a street bike! God speed!

Chris Halvorson
July 20th, 2009, 03:34 AM
Thank God you and the GF are ok!!!

I know you are a "gear" wearing rider, and an experienced one at that (since we have rode together in the past). It is hard to react to something that quick. I do believe if you were like some of the people I see on a daily basis with tennis shoes and a tank top and some "cool" riding glasses, you may not have started this thread. Glad you will be ok.

Keep us posted on her condition.

jrvyota
July 20th, 2009, 07:05 PM
You are right, If we where not wearing full gear I dont think we would have walked away. we might not be dead, but still in the hospital none the less.

Ghettojeep
July 21st, 2009, 01:37 AM
I'm buying new pants and gloves asap... Wow! Any recommendations? I'd like something that looks like cargos or jeans but has impact protection and not just abrasion aka draggin jeans or the like. Also thinking about picking up a high vis vest to wear over my icon jacket.

Looking at those pics makes me want to ditch the dirt bike gloves I've been wearing and makes me think my off road textile pants will just shred on the road.

jrvyota
July 21st, 2009, 09:34 PM
I know i have seen some pants down at performance cycle on broadway in lakewood. They had full padding and looked like jeans. They looked like they would hold up good. My girlfriends leather held up great, I dont know if I will go back to leather anytime soon, to hot. The mesh that I was wearing did its job and did not wear through. Next time I will be buying gear with hard pads. My First gear mesh had 3/8" foam for padding. It did help but I feal hard pads would have done better. I have a large cut an my left elbow ( 1" x 4" ), the funny thing is that the jacket was fine in that area. The only way i can figure it got there is from blunt impact with the SUV.

Ghettojeep
July 22nd, 2009, 02:48 AM
Right on, seeing what happened to you really makes me think full gear all the time is the way to go all the time.

I found a couple things including these. Kinda similar to a supermoto under suit,

http://www.bohn-armor-pants.com/ws1/catalog/draggin1.php?prod=BGLA-G&gclid=CMvKt5_o6JsCFQ_yDAodlBlU5g

They have hard padding built in. So I'm considering something like these or jeans/cargos with pads.

I wear motocross gear for my endro trips, but I'm thinking I need something that will stay in place over pavement. Plus something for dedicated steet use.

Btw, I'm glad you guys made it out ok, scary stuff.

I also fall into a bad habit, b/c I'll take the scooters to work. It's less then a mile so I don't gear all the way up. I'm thinking the risk is not worth the reward.

CYAN5DE
July 22nd, 2009, 08:38 PM
Glad your alright man....

Riding gear is a must...Glad your helmets did their jobs....

out of curiosity, this thread made me think of something....

will the ladies insurance cover your riding gear and helmets or just your bike? riding gear is kinda spendy....

jrvyota
July 23rd, 2009, 10:38 PM
Glad your alright man....

Riding gear is a must...Glad your helmets did their jobs....

out of curiosity, this thread made me think of something....

will the ladies insurance cover your riding gear and helmets or just your bike? riding gear is kinda spendy....

Glad you asked, YES!!!! between me and my gf we trashed about $2000.00 worth of gear (well worth every penny) And the lady's insurance says thay will pay for it. But I do not have a check in hand yet :(

CYAN5DE
July 28th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Glad to hear it.....

Insurance companies can be a little slow....except their billing departments of course

svoman2300
July 28th, 2009, 09:16 PM
I agree, it would have been a totally different scenario without the gear. Glad to hear you guys came out of it with minimal injuries. What was the biatch's excuse for passing you then cutting you off?

Jeffro600
July 28th, 2009, 10:06 PM
Let this be a lesson to all those who ride in shorts, t-shirts and no helmets...gear can and will prevent injuries and save your life and this is living proof!

Glad you could both walk away from it!! :thumbsup:

jrvyota
August 2nd, 2009, 01:01 PM
I agree, it would have been a totally different scenario without the gear. Glad to hear you guys came out of it with minimal injuries. What was the biatch's excuse for passing you then cutting you off?

She was out showing friends Colorado. Had to get them back to the airport and was running late. She was headding out and her friend said, "your going to miss the exit" so she swerved and took us out. This is what she told us on the side of the road. Her story changed completly when she told her insurance what happend. But after the ticket she got. They took full liability regardless.

Chris Halvorson
August 4th, 2009, 01:01 AM
So have you got estimates on the repair of your bike yet?

jrvyota
August 8th, 2009, 04:43 PM
Yup just got the check in fact. $5400.00 for the bike and $2400.00 for the gear. now to get it back on the road.

dwcustoms
August 10th, 2009, 09:53 PM
http://www.dragginjeans.com/

I have heard good things about these pants. Perfect for the guy who wants the best of both worlds by "Looking cool" and having some protection. After my accident though I will agree that gear saves lives. I could care less if it was pink with flowers on it, I can still remember the pain from my injuries and NEVER want to go through the same thing again. Full gear EVERY time.

rmjeep
September 14th, 2009, 10:54 PM
Glad your ok..