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The Choice Is Yours: Sweat Or Bleed
By Adeyemi Bennett – July 09, 2013

My COMMENTARY:  Most accidents end up in road rash or more seriously DE-gloving of the skin.  You don’t die right away.  You are treated like a burn victim sometimes days to months.  Skin grafts after skin grafts.  Worst case scenario you develop an infection that can lead to sepsis.  There is no cure for sepsis, aka blood infection except antibiotics and crossing of the fingers.  If you die it’s counted as a medical complication secondary to the bike accident.  Motorcycle stat deaths do not show how many die from road rash.  So, wear gear, be smart…not everyone is lucky enough to die at the scene from a head injury or become a donor.  My 2 cents.

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It was over 100 degrees out that day, so a friend who’d just started riding decided it would be a good idea to ride to work without his jacket. Long story short, it wasn’t. Especially when he t-boned a car at 35mph. Here’s grizzly proof that getting a little hot in full gear isn’t such a bad idea.

We’d been in the middle of a heat wave here in LA, with the usual 72-and-sunny replaced with humidity and temps in the high 90s and low 100s. In conditions like that, riding around in a leather or textile jacket may seem like an insane thing to do. But to me, it’s the most sane. I’m not here to preach or sound like an elitist to new or inexperienced riders, I only want to share with you the consequences of some of these choices. Maybe they’ll even scare you into making smarter decisions. Continue reading “ATGATT????”

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