Rock the Gear

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  1. WhiteKnight

    WhiteKnight Well-Known Member

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    Who here has not heard of the "Road Rash Queen", Brittany Morrow?

    I had the opportunity to meet her and even went on a group ride with her (and buds with a local group I am part of). Brittany is working with the MSF and gear companies (and others) to promote the use of protective gear.

    Please check out Rock The Gear

    Posted at the bottom of each page:
    Rock the Gear is a national, not-for-profit web campaign funded by the www.msf-usa.org Motorcycle Safety Foundation through the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety.
     
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    Right on. Good to see her back on a bike and supporting the right things. She seems like a pretty tough chick.
     
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    I hadn't heard of her. Thanks for the post. I have to say that one great thing about this site is its advocacy of wearing the right gear. Hell, sometimes I even wear it when I am reading some of the posts here.
     
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    It makes it even more impressive having a medical perspective on her treatment and recovery. Your skin doesn't just grow back from that kind of injury. It is very much like a burn. The scarring is extensive. The scars do not stretch like healthy skin. It is a long, painful and very psychological recovery. I imagine even more so for a beautiful young girl having to deal with being permanently disfigured.
    Skin is best in its' original form in its' original configuration. If anyone would like to experience a small bit of this, take your knuckles and drag them heartily across any paved surface. Then take the results and multiply by a thousand.
     
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    Very cool Vinney!

    BZ
     
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    What a great thing... thanks for the post!
     
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    I've never heard of the "Road Rash Queen". But, I'm glad to see her, and the site, up and running. Can't have too much safety promotion out there in our sport. Thanks...
     
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    Brittany very kindly allowed us to use her material for our campaign in South Africa.

    If you ever see her again, please do me a big favour.

    give her a big hug and tell her it is from Stranger and the THINK BIKE crowd in SA.

    She has probably saved lives she does not know. Fantastic girl.

    THINK BIKE!

    Anyone interested in starting a "Think Bike" campaign in the states, let me know.
     
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    How her incident happened stunned me.

    What an awesome person to do what she is doing.
     
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    I'm sorry. That website is stupid.

    Common sense prevails amongst everything.
     
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    Some people don't have prevailing common sense - that's why that website exists.
     
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    Yeah, if common sense was so common everyone would have it!!
     
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    I caught the story when it happened. Sad all around. Retard boyfriend, etc., I show her stories to newbies I meet from time to time.
     
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    she still looks hot
     
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    +1 man, she is still beautiful, such a shame. I had seen pics of her before and I too show them to the noobs to put some extra emphasis on ATGATT. Never had a name to put to the example before though, thanks!
     
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    ATGATT. Skins to expensive
     
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    I saw this on another discussion board. "If loud pipes save lives, imagine what learning to ride might accomplish."

    Priceless!
     
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    Calling the website stupid is harsh and insensitive but if what you're trying to say is that everyone knows that wearing the right gear can save lives and/or prevent a whole lot of pain, then I agree with you. The problem is that people get into a mindset of thinking they won't be the ones to crash or they're just going a few miles down the road so there's no need to gear up. So, even having the "common sense" that wearing gear is the safest option, people often choose to go without. I think what Brittany is doing is fantastic and it's great to see that the motorcycling community has embraced her. Her message isn't just for the unfortunate, young and naive girlfriends who make the mistake of hopping on the back of their boyfriend's bike, not fully appreciating the danger of riding without the proper equipment (let alone at ridiculously unsafe speeds), but a reminder to all of us who ride of the importance of wearing the right gear, of making the right choice even when it's inconvenient, even when it's stupid hot outside, even though you're an excellent rider with many years and many miles under your belt.

    Thanks for sharing her website. It was great to see her riding her own bike and learning that she's become a riding coach.
     
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