Nice thread, started in '11 IIRC?
'cept the part about the call ledge edjumication part :wink
However, based on the way I interpreted some of the this,
that the more hours logged in, the more likely a crash?
* How about the more hours logged, statistically speaking, you are LESS likely to crash.
Stay with me here a minute-
So lets say in someones hours logged, they have some sort of crash, x / hrs;
I propose that the more you ride, statistically speaking, you are less likely to crash- Vs. the hours you have logged riding.
I have been riding street bikes since I was able to get my street license on a 100cc motorcycle at age 15 yrs old, in TX- in 1975 ( I know, most of you weren't even a twinkle in someones eye yet, much less born, and that's OK).- yep 40+yrs ( did take about a 15yr hiatus without owning a bike in there)
So, over many bikes, both owned and ridden, I have yet to have a crash, or be 'hit' on any of my streetbikes. Have I 'pushed' it on highway turns? You bet I have.
Am I lucky? maybe, I'd like to think of it as I'm a 'defensive' driver, especially on my bike (motorcycle)
Am I invincible? 'course not
Am I 'do' for a crash? I really feel the more hours I log (within reason), the less likely I am to crash.
* see my discussion above about crash vs. hours logged
Now, when I was riding and racing street bicycles- as a licensed USCF racer-
well there, THAT's a whole 'nother story!
One major hit once broadside in city riding- I was 'out' for a short time, of my body that is; then back in, and in a severe coma (Glascow Coma Scale #3) for 11 days- lots of rehab, etc. That was in 1986.
Again- not on my motorcycle
I was not wearing a 'bicycle' helmit at the time- I would have walked away- 'in' my body.