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Riding => Safety => Topic started by: Expat47 on May 07, 2019, 06:57:09 AM



Title: Grass
Post by: Expat47 on May 07, 2019, 06:57:09 AM
Not that any of us needs a reminder.  :whistle:


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: sailingskier on May 07, 2019, 01:48:27 PM
OUCH !!!!!

Wonder what the rest of the story is.  Was he wearing the "gear" or just a T-shirt.  None the less ..... OUCH !!!


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: Cube on May 07, 2019, 04:27:57 PM
Since that matches my fiancee's knee after her spill in thin denim, I'm calling a t-shirt.


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: Cube on May 07, 2019, 04:29:03 PM
After a little sleuthing, that guy was on a bicycle.  Shirt for the win.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Velo/comments/6gw3bj/my_first_bad_case_of_road_rash_stay_safe_out_there/ (https://www.reddit.com/r/Velo/comments/6gw3bj/my_first_bad_case_of_road_rash_stay_safe_out_there/)


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: jdbrot on May 07, 2019, 07:01:31 PM
Grass is just as bad on bicycles, speeds can equal motorcycles. Be careful.


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: Maggie on June 15, 2019, 01:20:29 AM
http://www.wgil.com/2019/06/11/grass-clippings-result-in-fatal-motorcycle-crash/?fbclid=IwAR3faHUMfR5h49Qg_xJrda8FWckdiItwSab42oUbhUCDF3ro-hgk4ych6js (http://www.wgil.com/2019/06/11/grass-clippings-result-in-fatal-motorcycle-crash/?fbclid=IwAR3faHUMfR5h49Qg_xJrda8FWckdiItwSab42oUbhUCDF3ro-hgk4ych6js)


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: klaviator on June 15, 2019, 04:33:16 AM
[url]http://www.wgil.com/2019/06/11/grass-clippings-result-in-fatal-motorcycle-crash/?fbclid=IwAR3faHUMfR5h49Qg_xJrda8FWckdiItwSab42oUbhUCDF3ro-hgk4ych6js[/url] ([url]http://www.wgil.com/2019/06/11/grass-clippings-result-in-fatal-motorcycle-crash/?fbclid=IwAR3faHUMfR5h49Qg_xJrda8FWckdiItwSab42oUbhUCDF3ro-hgk4ych6js[/url])


There is a lot of discussion on this latest crash in which grass is being blamed.  Grass in the road did not cause this crash.  People who blame grass in the road for their crashes need to wake up and learn to ride.  Sure grass in the road is a hazard but it is the rider who ultimately crashes or doesn't crash based on their riding ability and decision making.

In the crash in the link above the woman was riding in a group behind her husband.  The husband "lost control" on the grass clipping and suddenly slowed.  The wife then hit her husband and crashed and ultimately died.  It's a sad story but grass did not cause this crash. I don't know the whole story but I can list a bunch of things that likely combined to cause this crash.  Poor riding skills, riding too close together, and not paying attention come to mind.  There is also speculation the woman wasn't wearing a helmet.....I don't know if that is true. 

 


Title: Re: Grass
Post by: jdbrot on June 15, 2019, 01:23:22 PM
The grass clippings often have other things mixed in, gravel, sand, broken glass and any number of other things found on roadsides. The clippings can also hide road problems like potholes and subsidence. While it did not directly cause that crash it was a contributing factor.
In Kentucky many times the grass clippings are 6 inches or deeper since many roadsides are not frequently cut, ran into this Wednesday going to Shelbyville. The entire road was covered ditch to ditch with grass from 3 to 6 inches deep. This was for 100 yards or more with curves. Be careful!