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Old January 4th @ 08:45 pm   #1
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
Just a reminder of what has been posted for over a year
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For all future SCS rides
Do to the resent mishap we had in Utah, from this point on ALL SCS rides to Utah/AZ/Cali or any road where there are going to be twisties SCS will mandate proper riding gear. You must have and wear 1-pc or 2-pc leather or textile riding suit, full helmet , gloves and riding boots or boots that cover your ankle. We recommend a back protector but at this time is not manditory
Mesh jackets will not be aloud nore Icon or Draggin jeans.

Local rides, TWT, poker runs and get togethers you do not have to wear your leathers and you may wear your mesh jackets and jeans.

Motorcycling is a dangerous hobbi and it was brought to light this passed weekend. We want every body to be as safe as possible when riding and that is why we (officers) have made it manditory for all out of town rides that you wear your FULL gear. Happy Motoing
This is very relevant to what on the Techopa/Baker ride. The injuries involved with this crash could have been far less severe if proper boots and gear was worn.

We all know there is a chance that some one will go down on a ride. If we ride smart, that chance goes down considerably. If someone does go down, the only thing left to protect us is our gear.

We really need to work on this.

 
 
Old January 4th @ 09:50 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
I noted on ride topic itself, yes, we need to crack down on safer riding, group riding, communication etc..

But this was a public ride and we can not control what goes on at those events since they are not scs sanctioned. Maybe place in the rules if they are not there already that if you plan to start a ride, each rider is responsible for their own safety...which should be there anyways..

but it sucks someone crashed and 2 people are hurt, if this was an scs event, i would expect the officers to do the proper investigating to find out what happened and go from there.

If this was an scs ride, im pretty sure that over the past few weeks this issue would not occur, and if it did, then we should look at who was there, and why nothing was done. etc etc...


And if it was SCS members who were in the accident, i would still expect the officers to investigate and find out why the proper gear was not worn by said member.

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Old January 5th @ 01:44 pm   #3
Howie B
 
Bottom line is yes we need to try to get everyone to wear gear but the reality is you can't control anyone. People make their own choices and have to live with those choices. Since this is being brought up because of Mr&MrsSmith, let me use them as an example. I have been riding with John for a while and trust me when I tell you I talked to him all the time about gear but I couldn't make him wear it. Just because he chose not to wear the gear doesn't mean that I'm not going to ride with him either. I told John not 2 hours ago while I was in the hospital that if they were wearing boots that both their ankles wouldn't be broken right now. Hind sight is always 20/20 but we should all take this as a learning expirence and decide for yourself if you think your wearing the proper gear. What we can do as a club is set the standard. If we require all our members to wear gear, define what is mandatory and what is recommended then set those rules in motion, when people see us riding maybe they will take the hint. If they don't then we can try by the way of talking to them and asking why they aren't wearing any gear ect.
 
 
Old January 5th @ 02:58 pm   #4
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
I realize that you cannot force people to do anything that they don't want to. If someone doesn't want to wear the proper gear, that lends generally to their riding attitude as well. What happened yesterday was 100% avoidable. There were several very bad decisions that led to the seriousness of this crash and the injuries.

I know we can't resolve these issues on a thread online, but it certainly deserves further discussion.
 
 
Old January 5th @ 03:16 pm   #5
Howie B
 
agreed
 
 
Old January 5th @ 03:26 pm   #6
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
f'n a it does. But, like i said, this is was not an scs ride. There are going to be non members posting rides on this board that may not want interaction from the scs club, and just want to go ride. By doing what i think you are saying, we would be policing every single ride that occurs... If this is something the club wants to do, then we need to def talk about it. But i think it wouldnt look right on us saying hey, you cant come with us on this ride because you arent wearing the right gear. When its not even our ride....but yes, lets def get some ideas hammered out, or wait until the club meet.
 
 
Old January 5th @ 03:35 pm   #7
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 99 Black Bird CBR1100XX
This is part of my other post.

"I know that there will be many discussions and speculations as to what happened and what could have been done better. Let's take a minute to appreciate the fact that everyone is still here. Secondly let's use what happened as a tool and a learning experience, take a breath, evaluate the situation and make some Positive suggestions on what we can do better.

No one should blame themselves for anything, we are all adults and we all make our own choices. We as a club of mature and educated riders will grow from this and learn. Remember the true definition of insanity is repeating the same action over and over and expecting a different result.

I don't want this to turn into a witch hunt or the blame game. MAD LOVE to SCS and lets learn from this."
 
 
Old January 5th @ 04:22 pm   #8
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From: North
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Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
f'n a it does. But, like i said, this is was not an scs ride. There are going to be non members posting rides on this board that may not want interaction from the scs club, and just want to go ride. By doing what i think you are saying, we would be policing every single ride that occurs... If this is something the club wants to do, then we need to def talk about it. But i think it wouldnt look right on us saying hey, you cant come with us on this ride because you arent wearing the right gear. When its not even our ride....but yes, lets def get some ideas hammered out, or wait until the club meet.

+100 on that
 
 
Old January 5th @ 04:50 pm   #9
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From: north carolina

Motorcycle: 2006 cbr 600rr
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Originally Posted by vegasvideo View Post
just a reminder of what has been posted for over a year


this is very relevant to what on the techopa/baker ride. The injuries involved with this crash could have been far less severe if proper boots and gear was worn.

We all know there is a chance that some one will go down on a ride. If we ride smart, that chance goes down considerably. If someone does go down, the only thing left to protect us is our gear.

We really need to work on this.
i agree, but not everybody that has a crotch rocket(or cruiser) can afford to get the proper gear! So what do we do about that? A fund raiser? Bike wash car wash as a club?! We have to do something, in order to make it safer for everybody. Ill run down the fucking street naked if i have to. Whatever it takes to prevent a fellow rider from getting life long injuries i am down for. Pat, if you ever need help with mars. Please let me know, i want to learn, i just need a good mentor to follow.......
 
 
Old January 5th @ 05:48 pm   #10
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From: Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2001 ZRX1200R, 2005 Hyosung GT650S Track Bike
If you can afford to buy a 13K motorcycle you can afford to buy gear. I have heard many people say that they cannot afford good gear, but they are riding a brand new liter bike and managed enough extra money for a full exhaust and a power commander. This means that the lack of gear is more a choice than a financial issue.

The reality is that if you cannot afford proper gear, you cannot afford to ride. If you buy a Porsche but cannot afford insurance or a proper set of tires, can you really afford that Porsche?

It is more a matter of prioritizing purchases. There are a lot of great sites with outstanding deals on great gear. We don't want people finding out the value of good gear the hard way.
 
 

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