Hi everyone, I'm announcing that after 18+ years of 7 day weeks, I'm leaving WebBikeWorld! New owners will take over starting tomorrow, July 6. It was really sweet and I can't thank everyone enough for all your support, but I'm ready to "retire"!
Nicolas SolbergThanks for all the great reviews and commentary over the years Rick. Your website has always been one of my first go to places about motorcycle products. Keep the rubber side down! Hopefully the new owners keep the objective flavor you established.
Donald ButlerI bought a X mount to use with my S5 and it would push both the volume and on off buttons. Had to buy a Outer Box case which increased the width of the phone and changed where the arms held the phone. Problem solved, plus a safer phone,
Evan KayNot even close. Maybe, MAYBE, 3 of those songs are worthy of the top 10. How hard did they try to find great songs about motorcycles? Had they ever even heard of "Unknown Legend" by Neil Young? And Richard Thompson was only #10 and what was that crap (sorry!) "description" of the song? "1952 Vincent Black Lightning" is a brilliant song, period. How about "Motorcycle" (obvious title, right?) by Love and Rockets? Even "Radar Love" by Golden Earring, which has *nothing* to do with motorcycles is a better motorcycle song than most of those on the list! And, in the comments, there's a song called "Masturbike" by Bad News, which also isn't really about motorcycles, is a much better song than most of those on the list. Consider me thoroughly unimpressed. Harumph!
Background: Motorcycle helmet legislation has been a contentious topic for over a half-century. Benefits of helmet use in motorcycle trauma patients are well documented.
In 2012, Michigan repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in favor of a partial helmet law. The authors describe the early clinical effects on facial injuries throughout Michigan.
Methods: Retrospective data from the Michigan Trauma Quality Improvement Program trauma database were evaluated. Included were 4643 motorcycle trauma patients presenting to 29 Level I and II trauma centers throughout Michigan 3 years before and after the law repeal (2009 to 2014).
Demographics, external cause of injury codes, International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision diagnosis codes, and injury details were gathered.
Results: The proportion of unhelmeted trauma patients increased from 20 percent to 44 percent. Compared with helmeted trauma patients, unhelmeted patients were nearly twice as likely to sustain craniomaxillofacial injuries (relative risk, 1.90), including fractures (relative risk, 2.02) and soft-tissue injuries (relative risk, 1.94).
Unhelmeted patients had a lower Glasgow Coma Scale score and higher Injury Severity Scores. Patients presenting after helmet law repeal were more likely to sustain craniomaxillofacial injuries (relative risk, 1.46), including fractures (relative risk, 1.28) and soft-tissue injuries (relative risk, 1.56). No significant differences were observed for age, sex, Injury Severity Score, or Glasgow Coma Scale score (p > 0.05).
Conclusions: This study highlights the significant negative impact of relaxed motorcycle helmet laws leading to an increase in craniomaxillofacial injuries.
The authors urge state and national legislators to reestablish universal motorcycle helmet laws. ... See MoreSee Less
Background: Motorcycle helmet legislation has been a contentious topic for over a half-century. Benefits of helmet use in motorcycle trauma patients are well documented. In 2012, Michigan repealed its universal motorcycle helmet law in favor of a par...
Geoff GaudetWhile I somewhat understand the desire to ride without a helmet, I personally find myself feeling naked and vulnerable without one. When riding in Idaho (with no helmet laws), I find it odd--almost disturbing--to see so many bare-headed riders. Groups of sportbike riders with their vividly painted $800 Arais strapped to the passenger seat of their 150 hp superbikes...
And then there's the gas station banter: "Aren't you hot in all that gear?" Uh, yeah, I'm hot...at least, standing here listening to you talk, I am...but once I'm back on the road, ventilation kicks in and I'm just fine, thanks. And secure in the knowledge that, should I ever find myself sliding down the pavement, I won't need as many skin grafts as I might otherwise--and less than half as likely to sustain cranialmaxillofacial injuries, to boot.