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post #1 of 18 Old 09-13-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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Woah.

http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749...-26600022.html




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I was going to show this to my wife then realized one of the vehicles was a m/c.
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I was going to show this to my wife then realized one of the vehicles was a m/c.
Yeah, me too.




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That guy was really lucky.

From the SF Gate article. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...a075511D48.DTL
"Despite not wearing a helmet, Riggs said, Wright had suffered no head trauma. Wright does have two broken legs, a broken pelvis, road rash, burns on his left foot and abrasions to his forehead. The hospital said Wright was in satisfactory condition."

In the video he looked unconscious. I'll bet that getting pulled out by your broken legs and broken pelvis hurt like hell if he was awake. Or more likely he was in shock and didn't feel a thing.

That video was intense.

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Yup. ATGATT.




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I was having dinner with another forum member in our favorite restaurant and this was on the news. When we heard it was in Utah we said "bet he wasn't wearing a helmet". Sure enough.

This guy was freaky lucky and perhaps on more than one level. How'd he get under the car? If he had a helmet on would he have been able to slide under the car, or would the helmet have stopped him suddenly and broke his neck?

Still, I'll take the gear any day, as his luck was one in a million no matter how you look at it.

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Yeah, me too.
This technique is called, "Managing the pace of reality," I have resorted to the scheme also.
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I was having dinner with another forum member in our favorite restaurant and this was on the news. When we heard it was in Utah we said "bet he wasn't wearing a helmet". Sure enough.

This guy was freaky lucky and perhaps on more than one level. How'd he get under the car? If he had a helmet on would he have been able to slide under the car, or would the helmet have stopped him suddenly and broke his neck?

Still, I'll take the gear any day, as his luck was one in a million no matter how you look at it.

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Looks like the only thing gear would have prevented is some road rash and the forehead abrasions. He's lucky he's not dead though.

I remember reading about a motorycle accident where the rider's leg was ripped off and sure enough the ATTGAT zealots started in! I'm ATTGAT but reallize that gear doesn't make you impervious and ride accordingly.

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him. 1 Cor 2:9

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