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Offline DouglasN

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #40 on: November 11, 2020, 10:32:24 am »
they should compare the accident stats between Commercial air travel (presented here) and General/Civilian aviation,
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2020, 10:51:52 am »
I don't think that the suicide rate is the highest amongst dentists, being a anesthetist should surely carry that flag. In the medical field at least.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #42 on: November 11, 2020, 11:10:16 am »
I really felt bad for going afterwards. :(

Don't be - he needs your support to keep going and hopefully he can work his way through his difficulties.

It has been really tough for many.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #43 on: November 11, 2020, 11:13:44 am »
I'm afraid they really don't understand us here Noneking but Dan is right - you need a Yamaha!
« Last Edit: November 11, 2020, 11:28:49 am by IanTheTooth »
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #44 on: November 11, 2020, 11:20:13 am »
Interesting stats👍

Anybody notice how dangerous walking and cycling is🤔? Then I would still take the risk and be on the bike rather.

Drawing comparisons to the aviation industry is quite common when assessing risk mitigation strategies (at least, in anaesthesia and the theatre environment where I work) as the commercial aviation industry has pioneered various seemingly simple procedures and protocols over the years, such as standardised safety checklists, to improve safety. Its quite interesting to think at just how safe commercial aviation has become over the past 50 years.

Personally, I dont even see the point in arguing that riding a motorcycle is not more unsafe that other modes of transport, I just accept said risk and move on with my life, because even walking can kill me. I do have a few “rules” I follow (loosely) to mitigate my risk (such as no riding after dark etc) to make myself feel better though.

If this while COVID thing has taught me anything is that I may as well go doing what I enjoy🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2020, 11:31:09 am »
Anybody notice how dangerous walking and cycling is? Yes, I did! I can understand cycling but walking? Perhaps it should be walking.. with a bottle in your hand.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2020, 01:07:13 pm »
I'm afraid they really don't understand us here Noneking but Dan is right - you need a Yamaha!
If you think Dan is right, I also don’t understand you......
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #47 on: November 11, 2020, 01:57:13 pm »
I'm afraid they really don't understand us here Noneking but Dan is right - you need a Yamaha!
If you think Dan is right, I also don’t understand you......

I wanted to tell you to sell that 790, but the market seem flooded now.

For less money than a [troublesome] new 890, you can get a bike that I believe will be better for your terrain of riding than what you currently have.

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2020, 02:27:38 pm »
An ex saffer dentist mate who plied his trade in the UK for many years had a romantic idea of resettling here with his new bride a few years back, lasted just under a year.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2020, 04:20:07 pm »
An ex saffer dentist mate who plied his trade in the UK for many years had a romantic idea of resettling here with his new bride a few years back, lasted just under a year.

The marriage or the settling....?
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2020, 04:38:54 pm »
I'm afraid they really don't understand us here Noneking but Dan is right - you need a Yamaha!
If you think Dan is right, I also don’t understand you......

I wanted to tell you to sell that 790, but the market seem flooded now.

For less money than a [troublesome] new 890, you can get a bike that I believe will be better for your terrain of riding than what you currently have.

My honest opinion.
Your opinion may be honest, but far from reality.......
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2020, 04:39:58 pm »
An ex saffer dentist mate who plied his trade in the UK for many years had a romantic idea of resettling here with his new bride a few years back, lasted just under a year.
Most of my classmates are in the UK. I would not survive the lifestyle......
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #52 on: November 11, 2020, 06:14:18 pm »
@caconcepts, the marriage seems strong, he ducked back to the UK and has dropped dentistry, he's become a novelist of all things and released his 1st book about a year ago.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #53 on: November 11, 2020, 06:43:52 pm »
I haven't read all the post, but biking is obviously one of the most dangerous hobbies/sports ..... speed, stability, skill

I've been riding for 40 years and have been 'lucky' not to have had any serious events - I'm saying 'lucky', because I believe some of it had to have to do with the care I take
 

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #54 on: November 11, 2020, 08:12:44 pm »
I haven't read all the post, but biking is obviously one of the most dangerous hobbies/sports ..... speed, stability, skill

I've been riding for 40 years and have been 'lucky' not to have had any serious events - I'm saying 'lucky', because I believe some of it had to have to do with the care I take

Of all my accidents, only one was no fault of mine. The rest all speed, reckless, etc.
 

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #55 on: November 11, 2020, 08:28:43 pm »
I haven't read all the post, but biking is obviously one of the most dangerous hobbies/sports ..... speed, stability, skill

I've been riding for 40 years and have been 'lucky' not to have had any serious events - I'm saying 'lucky', because I believe some of it had to have to do with the care I take

Of all my accidents, only one was no fault of mine. The rest all speed, reckless, etc.

agreed! a bad fall I had some years ago, on diesel, could have been prevented if I had worn better gear or been more alert  :thumleft:
 

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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #56 on: November 12, 2020, 06:03:10 am »
Motorcycling is not dangerous at all. Its the sudden unplanned stop. Just like skydiving. Its not the fall that kills you...

That settles the debate.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #57 on: November 12, 2020, 05:32:08 pm »
....... am I the only person to find it odd that motorcycle-safety (... and the odd bit of dentistry news) is being discussed by, amongst others, a guy who has a picture of a dude with a huge traffic cone shoved up his arse .......
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #58 on: November 12, 2020, 05:45:50 pm »
Jeepers, I cracked up now, loud cones save lives.
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Re: How deadly is motorbiking?
« Reply #59 on: November 12, 2020, 09:52:16 pm »
I'm glad to see are using recent and relevant data: 1983 to 2000  ;D