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    First crash

    Just experienced my first crash on my bike after riding almost 4 years. Luckily no damage on rider nor bike. Driving in a round-about where a garbage truck dumped some of it's nice smelling liquids. Must have been mostly oil (no recycling here, all goes into same trash). The moment I saw it, I knew what is going to happen. Front wheel lost grip and there I go. Good to wear helmet and jacket. I now can recommend Joe Rocket Phoenix jacket!!!
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    Good that the worst part of that was the smell...

    Ain't nothing smells worse than that acrid pungency of garbage truck juice, especially with the sun beating on it.

    Use Febreeze to get the smell out.

    Glad you are OK.
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    It gives your jacket a bit of street cred to have a few scuffs on it – though well done for keeping it all upright for four years

    I think that “chucking it up the road” every now and then keeps it “real” somehow – reminds you of what can happen no matter how careful you are ………
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    Glad you're OK! Remember, if your helmet hit the ground it's time for a new one, don't take chances with a helmet that's possibly compromised.
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    Congratulations! Now you get to go shopping for a new lid

    Glad to hear you made it out with no injury. A bit of washing and Febreeze should take care of the garbage truck water smell. How did your bike fare?
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    Bike is alright, just the brake handle is a bit scraped, not even bend, nothing else I could see. What really stinks (literally) I just got the new jacket about 3 weeks ago. But I guess I was overdue with now almost 30K miles between the 2 TWs. Just happy that it happened during low speed.

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    Glad you are ok bro..
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    Glad you survived the crash without serious problems. I can remember suggesting the Joe Rocket mesh jacket to someone in the Caribbean a few years ago. It was one of the few jackets which is comfortable in very hot conditions. I even posted a picture of mine. Were you that person?
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    Joe Rocket Pheonix jacket, eh? Good product endorsement.. Seriously though , glad the jacket and not you took the impact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom99 View Post
    Glad you survived the crash without serious problems. I can remember suggesting the Joe Rocket mesh jacket to someone in the Caribbean a few years ago. It was one of the few jackets which is comfortable in very hot conditions. I even posted a picture of mine. Were you that person?
    Hey Phantom,
    that might have been me as I purchased the first jacket upon recommendation from a Forum member. Thanks!!!
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