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Jun 16, 2019 10:54:46

Accidents

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Philipp Haidenbauer

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On Friday I brought my bought motorcycle from a coworker home. As you have read in the title, it didn't work out as expected.

I was just driving along and approached a roundabout, as I am an inexperienced driver I slowed down and got into an inclination to take the corner.

No problem, but at the end of the roundabout, right where I started to get back into the 'normal' position somebody lost some oil or petrol.

As I was still in inclination my read wheel decided to slip away, and guess what, I fell.

Greatly I was really slow and of course, wore all protection leather cloths. So nothing really bad happened. Luckily.

Only my left knee is a little bit aching, as the 215-kilogram bike landed on it. But I also managed to get off the bike backward. Sometimes it would be interesting to see what really happened from a third person view.

Also, it was near a grocery store and a small restaurant. A few people saw me fall and were instantly there to help me up and moved the bike away into the shadows so I could cope with the situation.

The bike has a big scratch on the gearbox now, but it is only aesthetically. I've got back on it and drove home.

Fortunately, it could have been even worse, but it wasn't. A knee in pain, I can sustain.

My grandfather always told me when I was young and cut myself or chafed my knees: 'Ein Indianer kennt keinen Schmerz' which translates to 'An Indian doesn't know pain'. I know, it's an awful sentence but in situations like this, it just strikes into my mind. Thanks, grandpa. :)

Also, thanks to the people how helped me on Friday!

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    @phaidenbauer "You'll shoot your eye out!" I am glad this was not a serious accident. I hope the joy of riding the motorcycle outweighs the risks for you.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 16, 2019 08:05:45
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      @brandonwilson It does. I think with coming from a paramedic background, I hopefully will never be seduced to dangerous driving. Sadly, I read an article in the newspaper the day before, that 50% of motorcycle accidents are not caused by the cyclists themselves. In my opinion that value should be way higher.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jun 16, 2019 19:29:52
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      @phaidenbauer @brandonwilson It's a mix, a lot of rides push it to close. So even if it's technically not their fault, they could have done things to de-risk it. I commute on a highway with my bike every day and most of the rides are testing their luck lane splinting where they shouldn't and at high speeds. This is all well if the cars just sit and traffic and don't change lanes, but as soon as a ninja with a BMW M3 decides to take the "Faster" lane in front of you, you are done.

      Peter Kuhar avatar Peter Kuhar | Jul 11, 2019 14:32:22
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      @phaidenbauer @brandonwilson But yes, the joy of riding outweighs it :)

      Peter Kuhar avatar Peter Kuhar | Jul 11, 2019 14:32:48
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      @brandonwilson @peterkuhar I know what you mean, sadly people are always on the search for the next adrenalin pump.

      Philipp Haidenbauer avatar Philipp Haidenbauer | Jul 12, 2019 08:39:39
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