Extreme ATV Enthusiast
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas hill country
I would not be here in many ways
1948 my dad won the Texas dirt circle track open top roadster race in Corpus Christi, got a factory ride in 1949 and was pronounced DOA in a race with his skull crushed. He came back to life. The prior year he had wore a leather helmet, the new one saved his life.
They have evolved into high tech brain buckets now.
Don't be stupid like me
after surviving a few high speed motorcycle crashes, destruction derbies, some close skydiving mishaps including turbulence that my hockey helmet leaving a large ding in the tail wing....... I was just giving my 80+ year old uncle a slow ride to his deer camp from mine in the RZRs back in 2008.
Dropped him off and decided since it was my road and no traffic that I would hang it sideways on a off camber turn with a nasty bar ditch and creek bottom with large boulders.......my cow was right in the way.
Rolled it twice before I exited the roll cage via the roof. Yup, no seat belt on to boot. Rang my bell for a time.
The RZRs would have been totaled would the insurance supplement for complete frame replacement been included in the original estimate.
Anyway this is about helmets & staying alive without drooling on yourself.
Older brother was safety instructor for Javelina Harley.
His street glide landed on his head.
his non full face street helmet for was not a good decision.
Found his chinstrap in the fender.
Air life & expected to die but the Man upstairs heard us.
Cousin was cargo master of Air Force one and was riding his bicycle in DC without a helmet.
Hit by a drunk he moves groceries for HEB now.
Docs have examined my skid lids prior & they said all kinds of bad things would have befell me were I not wearing a helmet.
worried about a bad hair day? take a hat
Helmets are just like tools
one for every application
Multiple brain buckets for me
Your life and your family's life is worth it
after all, they will be the ones to pick up the pieces
Don't be a Dennis
First ride:My brother's old Baja 500 entry sponsored by Bushmaster body corp. *not 1000 miles years ago....
Tubular frame buggy, Porsche jugs machined to VW block, " Pat Rutledge machinist" a VW bus close ratio transaxle & turning brakes.
My dad bought it for me to learn how to drive @ 10 & I been hooked ever since passing along the adrenaline to offspring for decades.LOL
Current rides:2015 570-a keeper 2016 570 X2-a keeper 2012 550 X2-selling
Past rides:2008 800HO red Sportsman, sold. 2008 800 HO Sportsman X2 stolen. & pizzed 2009 RZRs, sold.
Too many scooters to mention so lets go with the rare ones I need to kick myself for parting with.
1979 Honda CBX filled with Ontario Motor Speedway parts, Yoshi 6 into one & gummy bear PZ2s on the street.
1979 Kawasaki Z1R-TC only 500 made 10.32 quarter mile stock. $4400. when new in 79.
Used one just sold for way over 100k... hindsight is 20/20