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badcompanybiker

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Protection means nothing ???!!

lately since this beautiful weather , i have seen a gazillion moped riders wearing a t-shirt and shorts but i put that down to inexperience and just plain stupidity , but then i started to notice r1 riders and bandit 12 riders wearing shorts and still blasting round ... am i wrong or is that just plain moronic ? just cuz its hotter doesnt make the tarmac any softer on your skin,ligaments and bones ? whats your stance on this ?

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aehewitt

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aehewitt says:

Philehidiot

You have a wonderful way with words...pmsl....i did.:lol::lol:

Staying cool in leathers,open the front of your jacket,lovely cool breeze.But you are at risk from wasps,bees and any other flying stingie things.Plus you give all vehicles coming the opposite direction an eyeful.:ph43r::ph43r:

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spondonste

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spondonste says:

I demand others......??????

Their choice as it is your choice. Trying to enforce your ideology on to others (even if you think it's common sense) is something that maybe should be resisted less others think YOU should have options removed from yourself.

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LEO61

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LEO61 says:

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Live and let live. I always wear full protection. Anyone who elects not to, fair play. :biggrin::biggrin:

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oldenuff

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oldenuff says:

Not fair play

It is not entirely their choice unless they are willing to cover the entire cost of any medical treatment that is needed after a crash. They divert ambulance, police and A&E and other resources from people who may not have had the chance to prevent whatever happened to them. Any accident where there is injury takes a lot of police time and some poor old soul with a heart attack is at risk because of a lame-brain on a scooter.

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Goldenboyz

I wasn't going to respond to this, as it has been done to death; however....

In the UK, the police may wear full kit in all weathers, but it is not the same everywhere.  In America, you often see police riders in short sleeves, as you do in Spain.  Are you saying that they haven't carried out any risk assessments?  Of course they have, but they have deemed the risk of an accident to be less likely when the rider is comfortable. 

On that basis, I'll wear what I want, depending on the weather; as is my right. 

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Fair play

oldenuff - Maybe a good thought at first but let's follow that thinking a bit further.  Any other injury resulting from people taking risks (Horse riding, cycling and hang-gliding just to name a few) should also have the risks of the activity assessed and pay for all their medical costs in the event of an accident.  Or take it even further, let's charge any motocyclist for his medical care in the event of an accident because he didn't take proper safety prepcautions - like leaving the bike at home and taking the car. 

The argument just doesn't work.  Who would decide where the philosophical line is drawn and what is acceptable risk or not?  And do we not already complain about the state interfering in personal freedoms and what we can and cannot do?

Any such policy is just unacceptable.    

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oldenuff

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oldenuff says:

Sorry not what I me4ant

I am not against risk. You cannot have any sport without risk but I draw the line at people who maximise the likelihood of serious injury rather than minimising it. 

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JAWAPAWA

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JAWAPAWA says:

nobs on quads

with flip flops and no helmets...fkin nobs. Can see them going over the handlebars.... they wished theyd worn a helmet then.....they should pass legistlation on those things.....far more dangerous than a motorcycle


and scooter riders with flip flops

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preunit

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preunit says:

DITTO

all the above.:sleep:ZZZZZZZZZZZ

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ninjachica

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ninjachica says:

Flip flops

I rode an XS1100 in the 80's when wearing flip flops.

Changing gear was a bugger.  It really hurt my foot. :upset:

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