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Rockin Roddy's Cachestalkers Geocoin Todies Wild Ride: PPE

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Friday, 12 December 2008
Michigan, United States
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This coin is being released as part of the Todie's Wild Ride Bike Awareness Project initiated by Rockin Roddy in response to the death of his good friend Tod Phillips. On August 12, 2008, Tod was riding a motorcycle when he was killed in an accident caused by a left turning vehicle. Tod was one third of Team Rod & Tod w/KAboom. This coin is released in his memory and in memory of all motorcyclists killed on the road. As part of this coins journey, I would like to collect different tips for drivers to be more aware of motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. Feel free to add any tips you wish to the logs to share with others.

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PPE or Personal Protective Equipment is a vital part of staying safe while riding on the open road. Below is a list of some of the most important PPE that every rider should be using EVERY time they ride:

  • Helmet — A full-face helmet provides the most protection. Thirty-five percent of all crashes show major impact on the chin-bar area. However, 3/4- and 1/2-helmets also are available. Some motorcycle training sites have banned the use of half-helmets because of avoidable injuries sustained by riders wearing them.
  • Gloves — Commonly made of leather, cordura, or kevlar, or some combination. Some include carbon fiber knuckle protection or other forms of rigid padding. Gloves designed specifically for motorcycle use have slightly curved fingers and the seams are on the outer surfaces to allow the motorcyclist to maintain his grip and control on the handlebars and clutch/brake levers. Some gloves also provide protection to the wrist.
  • Jackets — Generally made from leather, ballistic nylon, cordura, kevlar or other synthetics. Most jackets include special padding on elbows, spine and shoulders. Airbag system technology is now available fitted to jackets and vests for accident protection and impact protection for both riders and pillions. Competition-approved hard armor is superior to soft padding. Competition-approved back and chest protectors can be worn underneath jackets. Inflatable airbag jackets can offer an additional airbag for neck support.
  • Pants — Made of the same material as jackets, usually including special protection for the knees and hips. Some people prefer cotton denim jeans with kevlar reinforcement.
  • Boots — Especially those for sport riding, include reinforcement and plastic caps on the ankles, and toe area. Boots designed for cruiser-style riders often have steel-reinforced toes (However this reduces sensitivity of the foot when changing gear). Boots should always have a rubber sole (as opposed to leather or other less-flexible materials). Despite their toughness and protection, most boots are very lightweight. Some even include titanium plating.
  • Goggles or Helmet Visor — Eye protection is of utmost importance - an insect or a kicked-up pebble in the eye at speed has enough momentum to cause significant damage. Such an event could easily cause the rider to lose control and crash. Besides this danger, squinting into the wind is unpleasant at best and watering eyes are quite distracting.
  • Ear plugs — Most riders experience substantial wind noise at speeds above 40-50 mph; at speeds of 65-70 mph, hearing damage can occur in as little as 15 minutes. Ear plugs help protect against hearing damage, and reduce fatigue during long rides.
  • Vests — Made with high-visibility colors and retroreflective materials, vests can be worn over jackets to increase the chance of being seen and allow drivers to better judge the speed and position of riders, especially in adverse conditions of dark and wet.
  • Other PPE — Dirt bike riders wear a range of plastic armor to protect against injury from falling and hitting other riders and bikes, running into track barriers, and being hit by flying debris kicked up by the tires of other riders' bikes. This type of armor typically covers the back, chest, and sometimes the extremities.

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Tracking History (3931mi) View Map

Discovered It 05/07/2015 Gubemax discovered it   Visit Log

07 May 2015

Write note 02/16/2014 hzoi posted a note for it   Visit Log

Still not in Necropolis of Brittania Manor. Please mark it missing.

Write note 06/01/2013 DocBrowny posted a note for it   Visit Log

[red]NOT[/red] seen inside cache "[url=]Necropolis of Britannia Manor III[/url]"

Write note 05/22/2013 Cedar & Co. posted a note for it   Visit Log

Sorry ~ we did not see your TB in this cache. You may want to consider marking him missing.

Write note 01/04/2012 Krydos posted a note for it   Visit Log

Unfortunately we did NOT see your trackable in the Necropolis geocache today. You can mark trackables as missing.

Hopefully it turns up!

Write note 11/22/2011 irisisleuk posted a note for it   Visit Log

Sorry, but this coin was not in cache Necropolis of Britannia Manor III today, we hope it will turn up somewhere else!

Write note 11/21/2010 SoloSeekers ヅ posted a note for it   Visit Log

[b][i][red]Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I definately did NOT see your Geocoin in the Necropolis of Brittania Manor III cache today when I was there! I hope it eventually turns up![/red]

Write note 10/02/2010 posted a note for it   Visit Log

sorry. Not seen in the Necropolis.

Discovered It 07/11/2010 Pippinpie discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered this with LOTS of company at Britannia Manor. Left it for others to discover and left my own GC to join the crowd.

Dropped Off 07/10/2010 BackroadsGal placed it in Necropolis of Britannia Manor III Texas - 1,941.98 miles  Visit Log
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