High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Silver City, Montana
I had the opportunity to findout what it feels like to slide on asphalt wearing jeans and a t-shirt, plus a helmet... thank heavens. I was on the back of a buddies Triumph Trident, bottle of kippered herring in one hand and a bottle of red wine in the other. Doing around 40MPH when he heard me let out yell and took that to mean gas it. Off I went; managed to hold on to something for a bit so the only thing contacting the ground was the helmet (the helmet had a hole worn in it from the abrasive surface). When I came off completely I must have both tumbled and slid because the road rash was evenlly distributed around my body. It as a miserable two weeks before I could comfortably wear clothing or sleep without sticking to the sheets. By the way, I think the nurse at the Naval Hospital where I was treated was enjoying the pain she was inflicting as she was debriding the wounds and muttering "idiot" over and over. Luckly I had pretreated with pain killer prior to the slide. This happened 47 years ago. I was young, drunk and dumb. I'm no longer young.
By the way, the only thing jeans do in a asphalt slide is contribute to contaminating the wounds. Great fun watching a smiling nurse pull jean threads out of goo.
The Outpost, Silver City, MT
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