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As the title says...some moron cut my girlfriend off and she went down. Thanks to her gear, she's ok.
I was ahead of her and in my rearview mirror saw her headlight (not pointing ahead and not moving). I stopped, looked back (and almost crapped myself) then drove against traffic to get to where she was. I tried to see if anyone saw what happened and they said that someone cut her off, stopped, looked back and saw her on the ground and just left.
At that point I had the option of either staying with her or trying to catch up to the silver camry they said had just driven off. At this point, I wish I had. She was fine and there is absolutely NO doubt I would have caught up to them (they wouldn't have gone too far in the traffic). Nobody got the tag as several people stopped and seemed more concerned with my girlfriend than the person that split.

Anyway, moral of the story........wear the gear. She had on a Rev'it Air jacket, Alpinestar Stella Boots, Leather Rev'it Monster gloves and her helmet . Everything held up well.
She took a short trip to the hospital in an ambulance in order to get the rash cleaned up, but that's it. I'm still convinced THAT'S because she's a pretty girl with blond hair and blue eyes....trust me, the more time went by, the more cops showed up. If it were me, I'd be lucky if the station JANITOR would have showed up to help. I would have heard, "Rash?? What rash?? Some hydrogen peroxide will clean that up buddy, you're fine". Anyway, back to her injuries.....she does have a bit of road rash on her arms and her side where it wore thru the jacket, but overall it did the job. Bike has a good bit of damage, but that has insurance and can be replaced. I'd have a hard time replacing her even though she is also insured.

Oh, and when I asked if she wanted to give up on riding........She said "no way" :)
 

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Geez, that jacket is a write off! To your partner: get well soon and it's great that you are willing to get back on the "horse!" Bikes: You've got to take the good with the bad.
Let Karma sort the silver Camry out.
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Thats it. im going to start wearing my Frank Thomas Pants EVERY time I ride to work. Recently I've been riding in plain trousers its been so hot her in aus. That jacket looks pretty poor actually, maybe I should invest in one of the pricier brands, alpine stars etc for my wet weather gear. At the moment I kind of have Rev-it type mid range jacket.

Glad to hear she ok dude.
 

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Nice to hear she is Ok :) and :yo: to her kick ass attitude! :)

It's probably a good thing you did not give chase & catch up to the morally reprehensiible/bankrupt individual as in these cases it's usually the good guy that winds up on the wrong side of the law.

I must say you are quite the reconteur, I couldn't stop laughing reading your parody of the accident had it been you instead of your obviously very attractive girlfriend - what makes it so funny is that it's so accurate!

Someone here (can't remember who to give them credit) recently posted "Dress for the wreck - not the ride" - quite insightful.
 

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Man that's shitty! happy to hear she's ok and wears the right ridding gear.
 

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Good to hear that she is ok!

Courier the gear to Rev'it & Alpinestar along with a letter of thanks and the story of what happened. I would give it a 50% chance them sending you free gear, probably improves to 80% if you send a picture of your girl!
 

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Nice to hear she is Ok :) and :yo: to her kick ass attitude! :)

It's probably a good thing you did not give chase & catch up to the morally reprehensiible/bankrupt individual as in these cases it's usually the good guy that winds up on the wrong side of the law.

I must say you are quite the reconteur, I couldn't stop laughing reading your parody of the accident had it been you instead of your obviously very attractive girlfriend - what makes it so funny is that it's so accurate!

Someone here (can't remember who to give them credit) recently posted "Dress for the wreck - not the ride" - quite insightful.
I am the one who posted that quote...and I am glad your lady is going to be well and wants to continue to ride! She's a keeper for sure!

I would like to point out that this seems to have been a lower speed incident and the jacket is toast. Heat generated during asphalt contact is significant and the main culprit and things made of meltable material, well, melt! Once they heat up, they lose strength and shred.

You have just given me the motivation to buy a set of Vanson Leather perforated pants as, I too, ride to work in my regular dress pants...not much protection from cotton khakis. I have several leather jackets and my summer jacket is perforated leather for the reason shown in your pictures. That jacket flows air like a mesh t-shirt !

The only textile gear I own is an Aerostich Roadcrafter suit with very proven and tested capabilities. It is actually allowed gear for track days.

Buy the best you can.

Again, wish her a speedy and full recovery, and may you catch the culprit and throw the book at them!
 

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Gus,

I'm delighted your girl is fine and have mixed feelings about your not taking off after the camry. You probably made the right decision. You are also correct about the ratio of cops to female. The better looking the more cops show up. Especially, if it's a slow day.

But as Chuck said, please consider a leather Jacket. I'll bet she would have come out even better. As far as air flow, Chuck is correct again. (Twice in one post, amazing!) The Vanson fully perforated is the way to go.
 

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Thats it. im going to start wearing my Frank Thomas Pants EVERY time I ride to work. Recently I've been riding in plain trousers its been so hot her in aus. That jacket looks pretty poor actually, maybe I should invest in one of the pricier brands, alpine stars etc for my wet weather gear. At the moment I kind of have Rev-it type mid range jacket.

Glad to hear she ok dude.
Thanks man. The Rev'it gear is actually very good. I have a lot of their gear and am very happy with it. Definitely wear whatever you have and if you don't have it, buy it.
 

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I must say you are quite the reconteur, I couldn't stop laughing reading your parody of the accident had it been you instead of your obviously very attractive girlfriend - what makes it so funny is that it's so accurate!
Funny thing is that all of the sudden there were police that didn't even belong there since it wasn't their jurisdiction. Not one of them helped pick up the bike or even direct the traffic that was backing up......"nah, don't worry, I'm good guys!!!!....I got it!!"
Seriously though, at least the guys that DID belong there (medics and police) were helpful. The paramedics even let me leave her bike at their station that was just a few blocks away.
 

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I would like to point out that this seems to have been a lower speed incident and the jacket is toast. Heat generated during asphalt contact is significant and the main culprit and things made of meltable material, well, melt! Once they heat up, they lose strength and shred.
I don't completely agree. I think the fact that the slower speed caused less of a slide means there was more downforce, which in turn caused more pressure against the material. Kind of like pressing down more with sandpaper.
I'm not saying that leather wouldn't have been better, but I think the jacket did ok considering it's not leather.
 

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Gus,

I'm delighted your girl is fine and have mixed feelings about your not taking off after the camry. You probably made the right decision. You are also correct about the ratio of cops to female. The better looking the more cops show up. Especially, if it's a slow day.

But as Chuck said, please consider a leather Jacket. I'll bet she would have come out even better. As far as air flow, Chuck is correct again. (Twice in one post, amazing!) The Vanson fully perforated is the way to go.

This is True, The arizona dept of safety "DPS". aka Az Highway patrol. Has the call sign
"we need a floor jack"

If a hot female is in assistance.


At the time, it might have seemed better to go after the car,But Id have done the same thing. Sorry man, Im glad shes ok.
 

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Glad your GF is ok!! What a day its been, Somebody cut your Girl Friend off, and My Girl Friend cut me off!!
 

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Obviously Chuck, your quotes are far more memorable than you :laughing:

Just kidding ;), credit now given to Mr silentservice703 for an excellent quote that's burned into my memory :)

Ah, 'tis true, 'tis true!

Here's one I used to use when I was in the Navy, I posted it only my local Ducati site, NEDOC.ORG, and a member there made helmet stickers out of it..woohoo! I'm in print!:

"I don't mind the Human Race, it's PEOPLE I can't stand!":smoking:
 

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I don't completely agree. I think the fact that the slower speed caused less of a slide means there was more downforce, which in turn caused more pressure against the material. Kind of like pressing down more with sandpaper.
I'm not saying that leather wouldn't have been better, but I think the jacket did ok considering it's not leather.

Not to get too technical on ya' here, but the downforce exherted in any slide is equivalent to the mass pushing down (your girlfriend's weight in this case) as accelerated by gravity (a constant 32f/sec/sec). It soesn't matter if the body is at rest,or moving a hundred miles an hour, the downforce is the same. Now FRICTION forces do change with motion and the heat generated does also....:stickpoke:blah:

BTW and FWIW, watch a Moto GP racer take a 180 mph slide...very little damage and NO road rash.

(Again, I'm glad she's a pip and willing to ride again! Make sure you treat her and her wounds nicely...)
 

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Certainly glad your girlfriend is ok, that's really the only important thing, but the way the A*stars stuff came out of it looks real bad. Not good enough by a long shot, IMHO.

P.s.: I crashed with A*stars boots; they're fine. The jacket appears crap for protection purposes.
 

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Thank you for posting Gus.

A few points.....

Karma will ultimately rule with the Camry driver.

All of us on this forum need to promote reading this thread to everyone that rides.

Cops dig cute chicks. Who doesn't?

Cute chicks dig Brutie riders.
 
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