Posts Tagged ‘crash’

Hitting the Motorcycle Crash One Year Mark

Alicia Elfving of MotoLady - custom Ducati Monster

Reviewing one year of mental affects from crashing hard on my custom built motorcycle at nearly 60 miles per hour. Are motorcycles a death wish, or a tool for empowerment?

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Back on a Bike: Motorcycle Crash Cognition

Today marks three weeks and two days after I crashed my Ducati Monster at a pretty decent rate of speed- and the first day I got back on a bike.

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Crashing My Motorcycle & the Value of Gear

On Monday, I crashed my Monster at about 50mph. I suffered road rash on my hip and lots of bruising- and Pandora has flesh wounds of her own. Here’s what exactly happened, and the lowdown on the gear that saved my life.

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Yet Another Reason We Should All Wear Cameras

A 25 year old Australian, Chris Porter, recorded a collision with an elderly gentleman on a helmet-mounted GoPro camera. The footage ended up saving him an insurance nightmare and thousands of dollars.  Yet another reason we should all wear video cameras like GoPro or Contour whenever we ride. With most of society automatically blaming us even when we’re the victim, we really need that visual evidence to back us up.  July 16th, 2014, Melbourne: In the video you can clearly see the rider is in his own lane, hugging right, when a car… Continue Reading »

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Tamara’s Hillclimb Sumo Suit

Follow up photo of Tamara attempting the Hell on Wheels Halloween Hillclimb in her sumo suit.

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Day 6 Giveaway Winner

Day 6 of Seven Days of Giveaways caption contest winner is Haley MacKenzie! Her’s is the only comment that made me snort with laughter, so I just felt it appropriate. Congrats Haley, enjoy your four awesome tshirts! By the way, this photo was taken just after I looped the Honda behind me while learning to wheelie. I walked weird for a week, if not longer. …Woooorth iiiit.

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To Protect and Swerve? Police Officers & Motorcycle Accidents

Protecting yourself isn’t just about a helmet, gear with proper armor, or real rider training… I witness us two wheeled travelers arguing about helmet laws, lane splitting, and so many other  I saw a video on youtube yesterday that really made me sick to my stomach- it was footage from a rider’s helmet cam that showed him slowing in traffic to allow a car to merge followed by him being rear ended by a police officer. The shocking part? The officer then ripped him a new one, yelling about how he was… Continue Reading »

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Why We Wear Knee Armor

So this is why we wear KNEE ARMOR. Murphy’s law- the one time I am like “whatever, I’ll ride the 50 in this.”

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Crashed & Proud

Marie Noelle stars in “crashed and proud”, an epic instagram shot of her covered in dirt.

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Looped Out Hayabusa

The upside down/looping out Hayabusa picture that’s going around the internet. Just wanted to make note via reference photos that it is NOT a photoshop. UPDATE! Check out this youtube video for the entire series of images.

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