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crossing the street is dangerous...guess I better just sit right here in my rocking chair   no way man

http://rideapart.com/2013/08/10-common-motorcycle-accidents-and-how-to-avoid-them/

If you are so risk averse, I doubt that Cebu is the right place for you.

worked for me   (I am back in Talisay now, since yesterday)

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The link works for me. But, quite frankly, you can stop reading after the first sentence. Here it is in case the link does not work for you: Riding a motorcycle is dangerous.    Well, we can thank the makers of this video for honesty.  The best way to avoid a motorcycle accident is not to ride a motorcycle. Eventually, sooner or later,  fate and the odds catch up with motorcycle riders.  Here is a lesson from our French speaking friends. In Senegal (where the colonial language was French) a motorcycle is called a "tomber-morts".  Anyone care to translate that bastardization of the Gallic tongue? 

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Link isn't working for me.

Still nothing for me for some reason.  Even tried rideapart.com

 

 

Riding a motorcycle is dangerous.

Thanks, I'll put that in my file along with Driving a car is dangerous.  Firecrackers are dangerous.  and Walking down the street is dangerous.

 

Oh, and don't forget, Power tools are dangerous.

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And don't leave out "Cracking wise on a public forum."  That can also be dangerous!

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The best way to avoid a motorcycle accident is not to ride a motorcycle. 

 

If you are so risk averse, I doubt that Cebu is the right place for you.

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The link works for me. But, quite frankly, you can stop reading after the first sentence. Here it is in case the link does not work for you: Riding a motorcycle is dangerous.    Well, we can thank the makers of this video for honesty.  The best way to avoid a motorcycle accident is not to ride a motorcycle. Eventually, sooner or later,  fate and the odds catch up with motorcycle riders.  Here is a lesson from our French speaking friends. In Senegal (where the colonial language was French) a motorcycle is called a "tomber-morts".  Anyone care to translate that bastardization of the Gallic tongue? 

According to Wikipedia and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  per unit of distance travelled, riding a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to result in a fatal accident than driving a passenger car.*

 

You are certainly right about the odds.

 

*Yes, a great deal of the X35 figure is undoubtedly due to how badly the motorcyclists ride their motorcycles, but X35 is an awful lot of difference.

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According to Wikipedia and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration,  per unit of distance travelled, riding a motorcycle is 35 times more likely to result in a fatal accident than driving a passenger car.*

 

You are certainly right about the odds.

 

*Yes, a great deal of the X35 figure is undoubtedly due to how badly the motorcyclists ride their motorcycles, but X35 is an awful lot of difference.

Risk isn't a simple linear thing, however. 

 

The first bit of time and the first 500-1000 miles ridden are vastly more dangerous, as are the first few miles on a new machine. 

 

I always hate to see guys who lived to be 50+ without a bike suddenly decide to become riders. On one hand, good for them to do something they might love, on the other hand, I see the statistical writing on the wall and wince. 

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"I always hate to see guys who lived to be 50+ without a bike suddenly decide to become riders. On one hand, good for them to do something they might love, on the other hand, I see the statistical writing on the wall and wince."

 

Exactamundo/spot on...Motorcycle mid-life crisis, recipe for disaster.

 

Health professionals refer to bikes as "donor-cycles".

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*Yes, a great deal of the X35 figure is undoubtedly due to how badly the motorcyclists ride their motorcycles, but X35 is an awful lot of difference.

 

There would be a lot less accidents without cars and trucks on the road!

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There would be a lot less accidents without cars and trucks on the road!

Yes, motorcyclists could do with having some dedicated roads---and so could American passenger trains.

Note:They should not be combined (even if it would be okay with some sport motorcycle riders).

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It is not a matter of being "risk adverse". It is a matter of being smart.

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Good videos, all good stuff to know.

 

Bought my 1st Harley bout a month ago, 2008 Ultra Classic. Its so much fun to drive I have put on over 2K miles and havn't went anywhere.

I have had a bike of some kind since I was 15, just love to ride.

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