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      08-10-2012, 06:03 PM   #397
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watch in 720p HD... these guys have the biggest balls on the planet
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watch in 720p HD... these guys have the biggest balls on the planet
god damn! those riders have balls of steel
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michael dunlop - joey's kid?
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michael dunlop - joey's kid?
No, nephew.

Michael and brother William Dunlop (who also competes in the TT) are the sons of Joey's brother, Robert Dunlop, who was also a road racer, and like Joey was killed while racing.
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god damn! those riders have balls of steel
Yup.... no room for error on the TT, as it can go horribly wrong in an instant, as Connor Cummins crash from 2010 shows.....

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TT is absolutely insane. Who's watched the TT movie?
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watch in 720p HD... these guys have the biggest balls on the planet
+1
Got that right!!
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Holy crap. Just got back from Portugal. Took a weekend trip to go ride Portimao.

That is the most batshit insane track i have ever ridden. So many blind turns, and DRASTIC elevation changes. It made Jerez and Estoril look like childs play by comparison.

Second session I binned it. Turn 7 is a right hand hairpin that goes uphill. Was carrying too much speed trying to be billy badass, and too much lean angle, caught my rearset on the ground due to the camber and elevation change and it just hooked and took me down.

Damage was pretty minimal to the bike. Mainly cosmetic, I was/am fine, was able to ride the bike back to the garage, clean out the gravel from my belly pan, change brake levers and continue riding the rest of the day.

Got lots of video to sort through, but once I get something up on youtube I will post up here.
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I still don't get how they fit their marbles in those tight suits....
Especially considering how big they must be.
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I still don't get how they fit their marbles in those tight suits....
"...vee do eet all zee time..."

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      08-15-2012, 08:33 PM   #408
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For those guys that wear barely any gear....

Last week a guy I work with was in a motorcycle accident. I assumed he was out on vacation until today when he came back into the office and stopped by my desk.

He is newer rider with a 650 Ninja. He said a guy (car) in front of him slammed on his brakes to avoid a branch or something in the road... caught him by surprise and he too liberally used the rear brakes and pretty much low sided doing ~ 40 mph.

I asked him what gear he had on: Just a helmet and thankfully at least a jacket with armor.

But no gloves, was wearing sneakers and jeans.

His hands are torn up bad. Front and back. His ankle took a good direct shot (horribly swollen - and this is after a week since the accident) and his one knee is scraped up REAL bad - surprised he didn't break anything to be honest.


After telling him I was glad to see he was still walking around and nothing major - I lectured him about not having more gear on... especially gloves! You can literally see where his jacket sleeve started because everything else from his wrist onward up his hand looks like it went through a meat grinder. I was like dude, if you had had gloves on, decent boots and riding pants you probably would not have 90% of the injuries you do.

Main thing is he is alright. But sucks to see that happen when if he had worn more gear it would have been a lot different story in terms of severity of his injuries. At least his helmet was a nice full face Shoei and his head is fine.


Just thought I'd share - hopefully convince some of the guys on here say they wear a limited amount of gear on here to finally get some proper stuff. Just because it's 'hot' is not an excuse to not wear gear.

Ride safe.
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      08-15-2012, 10:55 PM   #409
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      08-16-2012, 07:48 AM   #410
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For those guys that wear barely any gear....

Last week a guy I work with was in a motorcycle accident. I assumed he was out on vacation until today when he came back into the office and stopped by my desk.

He is newer rider with a 650 Ninja. He said a guy (car) in front of him slammed on his brakes to avoid a branch or something in the road... caught him by surprise and he too liberally used the rear brakes and pretty much low sided doing ~ 40 mph.

I asked him what gear he had on: Just a helmet and thankfully at least a jacket with armor.

But no gloves, was wearing sneakers and jeans.

His hands are torn up bad. Front and back. His ankle took a good direct shot (horribly swollen - and this is after a week since the accident) and his one knee is scraped up REAL bad - surprised he didn't break anything to be honest.


After telling him I was glad to see he was still walking around and nothing major - I lectured him about not having more gear on... especially gloves! You can literally see where his jacket sleeve started because everything else from his wrist onward up his hand looks like it went through a meat grinder. I was like dude, if you had had gloves on, decent boots and riding pants you probably would not have 90% of the injuries you do.

Main thing is he is alright. But sucks to see that happen when if he had worn more gear it would have been a lot different story in terms of severity of his injuries. At least his helmet was a nice full face Shoei and his head is fine.


Just thought I'd share - hopefully convince some of the guys on here say they wear a limited amount of gear on here to finally get some proper stuff. Just because it's 'hot' is not an excuse to not wear gear.

Ride safe.
I agree with you 100%. I am one of those guys that wears my gear all the time. I see some riders out there that choose to ride without it because of the weather, or because it ain't cool ( I guess ). I have seen some guys blow past me doing over 90 in flip flops and a tank top...

I get a little ribbing from a couple other riders I know every now and then about wearing all my gear, but I always come back with "I would rather sweat than bleed". That usually ends the conversation right there.

For those who believe that their riding skills are top notch, and feel that they will NEVER go down, please keep in mind that accidents and or mistakes can happen even if you are doing everything right. We all share the road, so remember that there are drivers and riders on the streets that may not take their driving skills as seriously as some of us enthusiasts do. Those are the ones that will ruin your day.

BTW, being in a cast, or having 70% of your body covered with road rash ain't all that "cool" either... just my $0.02

Be safe out there
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I agree with you 100%. I am one of those guys that wears my gear all the time. I see some riders out there that choose to ride without it because of the weather, or because it ain't cool ( I guess ). I have seen some guys blow past me doing over 90 in flip flops and a tank top...

I get a little ribbing from a couple other riders I know every now and then about wearing all my gear, but I always come back with "I would rather sweat than bleed". That usually ends the conversation right there.

For those who believe that their riding skills are top notch, and feel that they will NEVER go down, please keep in mind that accidents and or mistakes can happen even if you are doing everything right. We all share the road, so remember that there are drivers and riders on the streets that may not take their driving skills as seriously as some of us enthusiasts do. Those are the ones that will ruin your day.

BTW, being in a cast, or having 70% of your body covered with road rash ain't all that "cool" either... just my $0.02

Be safe out there
I ain't better then Jorge Lorenzo, and he wears all his gear. So I'll stick to wearing my gear untill I'm better then he is...
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i got my textile/mesh jacket in 2 weeks ago.

so now i got helmet, gloves and jacket.

in Houston with that mesh jacket, it felt real good even with a 108 heat index....

it even has the hard plastics on the elbows/forearms/shoulders....
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I ain't better then Jorge Lorenzo, and he wears all his gear. So I'll stick to wearing my gear untill I'm better then he is...
I hear that. He leads by example by doing that, lol. That is what all good leaders are remembered for... leading by example.

... I'm sure his lap times help him to be remembered as well...
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90% of the time, I wear my gear. A nice padded denim jacket, gloves, nice Shoei helmet, and touring boots.

I am however guilty of occasionally zooming to the store 1/4 mile away on super hot days (over 100) otherwise I wear all my gear every time I ride.

20 some-odd years ago, at about 50-55mph a car merged into me on the freeway, I hit the car in front of me, went up onto the back of that car, slid off, and was then run over by a truck and a van. I raced back then and I was wearing ALL my racing gear, and luckily I lived. Tore my rotator cuff, broke 3 ribs, broken tailbone, 3 cracked vertebrae, broken ankle and the worst most painful pinched nerve in my shoulder. Helmet was spun backwards on my head and cracked in half where the tire ran it over, boots had tire tread marks across them.
If I hadn't have worn every piece of gear that I had on I'd probably be dead.
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Here are some pics of the bike... just finished my garage floor.

They were kicked out of the house while I did the work and it dried/set for a couple days.



After/During the concrete etching


After drying and back in.



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Also here is another short video of the Europe trip we took that my buddy just put together recently. I'm putting together a full length video that will probably just be our personal viewing... but never the less the footage is always fun to watch (at least for me/us).

Scroll right to 44 seconds.. not sure why he put all that stuff in up front LOL.


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      08-18-2012, 07:19 AM   #417
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Really enjoyed the video of the Euro trip. I'm going to Germany this fall and am now going to look for a place to rent a bike.
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