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    My body armour was made by UFO, a mesh shirt with armour, I wore a motorcross shirt over it and didn't get hot in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noggin View Post
    My limited kit was complimented by the paramedics!!
    The ambulance crew in between my childlike mewing sounds of agony were telling me how well I'd done in wearing all my kit as I had no cuts/abrasions at all. I didn't feel particularly clever at that moment though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    For Noggin

    My body armour was made by UFO, a mesh shirt with armour, I wore a motorcross shirt over it and didn't get hot in it.
    Thank you. I'll look



    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    The ambulance crew in between my childlike mewing sounds of agony were telling me how well I'd done in wearing all my kit as I had no cuts/abrasions at all. I didn't feel particularly clever at that moment though
    I just looked at them is total surprise that anyone would think jeans and a textile jacket was worth a compliment!! LOL At the time I did just think I'd only bruised the shoulder (adrenaline rocks for pain killing!). didn't realise that the reason I was nearly sick when I sat up was the bits of bone moving about!! LOL LOL

    They didn't even tell me off for the jeans!! LOL Mind, the most damage to the knees was not from the road!

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    (C) Bike magazine, years ago:

    "The best leg protector is your brain"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    I've had frozen chickens thrown at me (and thrown them at other people) they bloody hurt
    I'm not sure whether to wonder how I've managed to last so long without this happening to me or just to shake my head in disbelief.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansoady View Post
    I'm not sure whether to wonder how I've managed to last so long without this happening to me or just to shake my head in disbelief.......
    It was 1985, I worked in a chicken processing factory, my memory of the episode is that a pallet load of frozen chickens got knocked over in the yard by a lorry and we were supposed to be clearing them up and throwing them in a bin (probably to go to the nearby dog food factory) but instead of clearing them up we started throwing them at each other, with them gradually defrosting as we threw them about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    By motorcycle armour I assume you mean the impact absorbent type rather than the anti abrasion type, but either type is of no use if it isn't in the right place to start with and stays there in a crash.
    Not only no use but potentially dangerous. A trauma nurse once told me of a case of lacerated liver caused by a back protector

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    We were having a frozen chicken fight (like a snowball fight but with frozen chickens)
    The long winter nights must simply fly by down your way

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post
    Oh, and my work hard hat has a red button on the top to indicate deterioration from UV, so replacement.
    Is that for hat or wearer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    Is that for hat or wearer?
    By the time the hat gets enough UV for the dot to fade, I won't have to worry about it (not that I do anyway ).

    It lives it the boot of the car with my steelies, and if I'm on a site it's usually dark anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by horse View Post
    by the time the hat gets enough uv for the dot to fade, i won't have to worry about it (not that i do anyway ).

    It lives it the boot of the car with my steelies, and if i'm on a site it's usually dark anyway! ;d
    lol

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    During my unexpected interaction with the outside lane of the A47 at between 70 - 80 mph last year my Goretex jacket wore entirely through the right lower sleeve but the inner lining held the armour for the elbow and forearm in place so no abrasions or skin injuries to my arm. Looking at the jacket the hard armour in the right shoulder also stayed in place with the outer coating in tatters.

    Like Noggin the armour in my boots meant no broken bones but some swelling from the slam down from height.

    Had a chat with one of the witnesses who almost ran me over and he saw me go high from the bike then come down head first, then right side upper body then my feet slammed down hard before the sliding and tumbling started

    Shame all the damage in my left shoulder seemed to have occurred from trying to either hold onto the bike or stop the slide under the crash barrier by grabbing at supports as the jacket and armoured joints on that side looks pretty much unscathed




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    That's a good advert for Dainese that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post
    That's a good advert for Dainese that is.
    So good i replaced it with another Dainese Goretex

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Spin Doctor View Post
    The long winter nights must simply fly by down your way
    How did you know I was on night shift?

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