Had an accident this morning just minutes after leaving the house, walked off with just a grazed knee. I have renewed respect for motorcycle gear, never ride without it.

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Had an accident this morning just minutes after leaving the house, walked off with just a grazed knee. I have renewed respect for motorcycle gear, never ride without it.






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  1. Dennis Rama the best thing you can do is buy lots of gear coz yiur gonna need it if you continue to ride . You blame the lack of knee protection for your damaged kneee . I would refer to your opening comments where you mention the real cause was ” the car stopped suddenly and i had no time to stop” untill you diesect your own explanation AND learn from it you are doomed to have repeated crashes like this one. Untill you learn what to look for and what to consider and how to predict potentail outcomes and develop plans for dealing with them you will continue to crash . So buy gear coz training prevents crashes where as gear SOMETIMES helps minimise injuries . My advice is its better avoided through learning .

  2. Muchiri Wa Mbari I had explained in earlier reply. I was behind the vehicle when the driver made a sudden stop, I couldn’t change lanes due to on coming traffic and there wasn’t enough road to stop, so I let the bike go as I slid off the asphalt and on to the side of the road. My bike on the other hand….well… My reasoning at the time was that if I try to hold on I would smash in to the car together with bike.

  3. Pole sana Bw. Rama!
    But allow me to repeat myself (must be the 10th time in this group): Treat everything alive on or near the road as evil assassins out to kill you – and don’t give them the slightest chance! Make sure you can stop before you hit whatever they put in your way – or be sure to have an escape route they – or anyone else – cannot obstruct. Overtake quickly without prior notice where they just cannot swerve into your path.
    An alternative view: My native Swedes are in driving school taught to regard everything alive as moose, those half-tonne stupid animals that can stand by the roadside and look right at you from a kilometre distance and then cross the the road when you are 10 metres away.
    Take care, bikers lose in most crashes!

  4. Pole sana Dennis. Gear is important but safe riding is importanter… Learn to ride with enough distance left between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Learn to ask yourself, what if the guy ahead of you stops abruptly? What if he turns left/right without indicating? What if the door to the stopped car ahead is opened? What if the oncoming car decides to overtake? And many more…