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Am I crazy or are people just stupid?

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I was looking through a bunch of pics on here. I noticed that people are doing crazy/stupid stuff with no gear on at all to protect themselves. I'm not a safety Nazi by any means but I do know that I have crashed enough times to know the value of the gear I wear. I'm also guilty of doing crazy/stupid things; the difference is that I have something on to protect me when I do.

What are your thoughts?

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Hmm, sometimes you just need to get hurt in order to realize how important something is. It's all about living and learning.

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The only gear I have is a Helmet....and I didnt even have one of those until it was the law...My wife has a Helmet and My kids have a helmet....My youngest wears his Boots and Chest Protector.....Just because he wants to.....

I have always thought it should be a Choice....You think everyone should look like Mad Max????

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I have a friend who never used to wear a helmet when he rode a 350 Rancher, his excuse was that his bike wasn't that fast, and one time he had gotten a bee stuck in his helmet. He has seen me eat s**t a few times on my LTR, when he bought his 450R, he started wearing the helmet again. I have been hurt enough times that I will not ride without my safety gear. However, I agree with MWKE, it should be a choice, not a law. At least for grown people anyway.

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All it takes is wacking your head off the ground so hard you see black specs and stars for a minute.....then most decide to wear them. One thing to not wear a helmet hearding livestock or raking leaves into a wagon, but riding some of the two stroke sport quads without a helmet equates to when not if. Total advocate for freedom of choice though. Wish everyone a perfectly shiny helmet at the end of your ride, or perfectly wind blown hair hehe.

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All it takes is wacking your head off the ground so hard you see black specs and stars for a minute.....then most decide to wear them. One thing to not wear a helmet hearding livestock or raking leaves into a wagon, but riding some of the two stroke sport quads without a helmet equates to when not if. Total advocate for freedom of choice though. Wish everyone a perfectly shiny helmet at the end of your ride, or perfectly wind blown hair hehe.

Well Said:yes:

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All it takes is wacking your head off the ground so hard you see black specs and stars for a minute.....then most decide to wear them. One thing to not wear a helmet hearding livestock or raking leaves into a wagon, but riding some of the two stroke sport quads without a helmet equates to when not if. Total advocate for freedom of choice though. Wish everyone a perfectly shiny helmet at the end of your ride, or perfectly wind blown hair hehe.

Very eloqent! :yes:

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Dress for the crash, not the ride.

Thats a good one!

I do agree though with the first post I see way too many people not wearing at minimum a helmet, and to me of your an adult its your choice but kids and children should not be allowed to ride w/o helmets and proper gear.

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It depends on what kind of riding I am going to be doing. I don't put body armor on unless I find something I am going to need it for, but always have helmet, neck roll, boots, riding pants, and a jersey. I have a beautiful wife and two small children at home and the worst crash I ever had I was just trail riding for fun ended up catching a rock with my back tire and rolling around a turn. Ended up with torn muscles, seperated shoulder and knocked out

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Here is a couple of me....

OLD SCHOOL LMAO!!!! Kinda Weird,,,Me taking pics of my son at Pismo....Then these he took of me back in 82 at Pismo...:laugh:

And that isnt a Helmet....Its a Mullet:huh::wink::laugh:

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I always wear a helmet and boots while riding. Pants are a must on a ride aswell. Wearing shorts I have suffered to many burns fron exhaust pipes. I really like the thought of a chest protector but the comfort is not all that great for an all day trail ride.

Me personally at 30 its my choice and I should not be required to wear safety equipment by law. I think the seat belt laws for adults are foolish. Kids on the otherhand should always wear a HELMET at the bare minimum. My son always has one on when he puts around the yard and when we go on a ride he wears a helmet, boots and a chest protector. Pants and long sleeves awell. He can decide what he wants to wear when he is an adult responsible for his safety

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Here is a couple of me....

OLD SCHOOL LMAO!!!! Kinda Weird,,,Me taking pics of my son at Pismo....Then these he took of me back in 82 at Pismo...:laugh:

And that isnt a Helmet....Its a Mullet:huh::wink::laugh:

P10.jpg

I would have paid millions for those pics, and you just gave them to us for free, how nice. That is freakin awesome. Nice mullet.:yes:

As far as the previous pics of your son, arms and legs will heal, he is protecting the things that won't, his noggin and eyeballs. Looks good to me. I never had any more than a helmet and goggles when I started riding, and the dirt is much less forgiving than the sand. BTW, how did your son take pics of you in 1982? That was 28 years ago.

Edited by DirtDemon

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I agree that there shouldnt be any laws telling you that you need to wear a helmet, but children its a must. I do believe though, that if you dont wear a helmet, you must have nothing worth saving up there. :wink:

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I was looking through a bunch of pics on here. I noticed that people are doing crazy/stupid stuff with no gear on at all to protect themselves. I'm not a safety Nazi by any means but I do know that I have crashed enough times to know the value of the gear I wear. I'm also guilty of doing crazy/stupid things; the difference is that I have something on to protect me when I do.

What are your thoughts?

Where did you go????? Hit and Run????

Where are these Pictures....You should post them in here....I would like to see some Wild and Stupid stuff:yes:

Im curious how far this safety thing goes with you.....What do you ride in Religiously??? Would you call wearing just a DOT or SNELL approved Helmet Safe??? I have never looked at my sons Chest Protector but can anyone tell me whether or not there are Regulations for those as well....Or is someone just Molding Plastic and Selling it...??

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Ummmm,,,,I meant my Dad...:laugh:

I thought that is what you meant, I just can't help picking things apart.:wink:

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THANK GOD!!!!!!!! she had her helmet on:yes: I think that is a Sports Bra too....:wink:

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I think this is some of the reason I love DUNES!!!

No guys, that is not a sportsbra. It would not be as nice of a picture if she had a sports bra on. A sportsbra would cover up the best part. :laugh: quote from your den mother Pumpkin472 ENJOY GUYS

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