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Old April 28th @ 07:50 pm   #21
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From: North Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6
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Crazy as it may sound, it's more dangerous to be a pedistrian in this town than riding a bike. Statistically, it's true, at least for 2012.
Agreed. My father was hit by a car while crossing the street in a crosswalk while he had the walk sign. Guy in the car slowed for the red light then decided to hit the gas claiming he didn't see my dad. This was almost 12 years ago, and his back has not been the same since. They don't make safety gear for pedestrians like they do for riders. To this day I remember that event and the thought I could have lost him, and for me, even though Starbucks is across the street from my work, I feel safer riding my bike there rather than walk across that busy intersection. I'm a big guy, and there's no way I stand a chance outrunning a car on foot.

 
 
Old April 28th @ 07:50 pm   #22
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Not arguing about your decision, I think it's a great decision considering that you have had a number of incidents, the last being a wake up call.

The whole part of riding safely is minimizing your risks, and I hope every rider understands that. There are a lot of things that a rider can do to eliminate those risks which I won't go into details. Obviously, deciding not to ride is the best way to eliminate the risk, which you have done.

The post about the pedestrian is to illustrate that there is a risk in just about anything you do, even driving a car. And this year, more people have died from walking than riding.
 
 
Old April 28th @ 07:59 pm   #23
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From: South Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6, 2008
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Not arguing about your decision, I think it's a great decision considering that you have had a number of incidents, the last being a wake up call.

The whole part of riding safely is minimizing your risks, and I hope every rider understands that. There are a lot of things that a rider can do to eliminate those risks which I won't go into details. Obviously, deciding not to ride is the best way to eliminate the risk, which you have done.

The post about the pedestrian is to illustrate that there is a risk in just about anything you do, even driving a car. And this year, more people have died from walking than riding.
100% agreed. I just don't want to be compared to a pedestrian in a street. I use my brain to its full capacity while riding. You don't need to use a lot of your brain while walking. Just saying. But thank you for the support.

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Old April 28th @ 08:00 pm   #24
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From: South Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6, 2008
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Agreed. My father was hit by a car while crossing the street in a crosswalk while he had the walk sign. Guy in the car slowed for the red light then decided to hit the gas claiming he didn't see my dad. This was almost 12 years ago, and his back has not been the same since. They don't make safety gear for pedestrians like they do for riders. To this day I remember that event and the thought I could have lost him, and for me, even though Starbucks is across the street from my work, I feel safer riding my bike there rather than walk across that busy intersection. I'm a big guy, and there's no way I stand a chance outrunning a car on foot.
I feel safer in FOUR wheels and not TWO. That's all.
 
 
Old April 28th @ 08:23 pm   #25
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
Actually people do need to use their brain when walking because just like riding, you have to watch out for the stupid drivers failing to yield to the pedestrians, especially in designated crosswalks.

I would be going down Flamingo or Sahara where the speed limit is 45 and I would see a pedestrian trying to cross in a designated mid street crosswalk, not an intersection. I would be the first one to stop most of the time, but there were times I could not just because I was worried about the vehicles behind me would fail to stop because they don't see the pedestrian or even notice that they are approaching a crosswalk just because it's not at an actual intersection.
 
 

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