Title says it all, is there a traditional thing to do with the bells once you’ve gone down? Throw them away, put them on your key chain, or put them on the new bike?
I would return it for a full refund under the Lemon Laws...obviously it was defective. :serious:Title says it all, is there a traditional thing to do with the bells once you’ve gone down? Throw them away, put them on your key chain, or put them on the new bike?
Yes I did. I wanted to find out how you got your bell. If a loved one gave it to you then take it and put it back on your new bike. It's good luck for you. Plus I'm really glad your still alive :smile2:Wife gave it too me, did you change you’re response there post #2? Didn’t used to say something to the effect of “you’re still alive aren’t you” which was my wife’s reasoning too.
Philosophy, and good too! Brilliant!The bell is meant to keep Gremlins from causing problems, not prevent accidents or endow us riders with more sense and improved coordination/reflexes. Unless you went down due to a mechanical malfunction it was operating within normal parameters. Therefore, it can go on your repaired bike or your new bike. If no more bikes in your future, place it on your key chain....or better yet, on your loved ones car.
Never refuse medical care. Insurance will have a field day with that by saying that your injuries were not so bad that it required you to seek care and in court maybe have to pay way less because of it. next day aches and pains will prove me out.Will post pictures later of the bike and injuries (and video if I can get the copies from CHP).
OK so story goes . . .
I Was following a car in the “fast lane” of a two lane road (two lanes in my direction of travel, so technically it was a four lane road with a raised and cemented center devide) with more than enough room for a truck to come into my lane, a truck did so (came into my lane), I switched into the “slow lane” accelerated to pass . . . and the truck decided he didn’t want to be in that lane and came back into “my” lane (the slow lane) and took me out . . . Truck made contact with the bike, bike went down (the bike must have flipped, I figure this because of the damage being to both sides of the bike).
I folded like a taco, (only way I know this is I seen the video) knees and below and my elbow on my left side are what hit the ground, (or should I say is where I hurt the most, my left ribs too) I also substained road rash on the left side of my stomach.
Had my biking jacket, jeans, and my Jerry Rice inspired athletic high tops on, of course a helmet too (full face).
Once everything stopped “rolling”, the bike was situated underneath and damaging a car (suv type thing) that was at a stop sign at the “exit” of an intersection. I stopped rolling like a taco at the “entrance” of said intersection. Truck had already left the scene . . . Damn bastards!
I did a quick accesement of myself . . . raised my hands wiggled and felt my fingers, wiggled and felt my toes, shook and felt my feet, bent my legsat the knees, just to make sure I wasn’t missing any movement of those, stood up and jumped (that was to check everything else in between). Then I started letting everyone around know that I was good. There were several people that stopped and were standing around (I will call all of them my angels) making sure I was ok. I was ok, but in shock mode (I guess), but I kept telling them “I was alive and could jump” and I demonstrated each time I said this, so everything was fine . . . CHP showed up (took my report, and the witnesses statements) ambulance showed up (I denied care), tow truck finally showed up and I had the bike towed home.
I Will post more of my experience of the whole thing once the insurance situation is all settled.
The “story” I just told is what happened, I will get into more detail later, after like I said, the insurance situation is settled.