~Since 2004~
A site about memories, thoughts, photos, and unrepentant opinions about motorcycles and motorcycling after four decades of twisting the throttle.

Tuesday, October 12, 2004

That's Gotta Hurt!

A few years ago I was riding my 1999 Kawasaki Drifter to work for the first time and some bird tired of living did a half roll right into my path and clobbered me right between the eyes. Since I was wearing an open face helmet it was especially painful for me. Thank goodness for safety glasses. Still, it could be worse. Take a peek at this racer's encounter at the races at Firebird Raceway this past Sunday:

"After about 10 laps, I was going down the straight at 150+ mph (toward the end) when I felt what I thought had to be a huge nut or bolt from a bike in front of me hit me HARD in the right shoulder. " Click here for the whole story and pictures of what it really means to get nailed in a motorcycle race.

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