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All-Season Caching - Spring Geocoin Todie's Wild Ride: Wear that Helmet!

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Thursday, 16 October 2008
Michigan, United States
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Current GOAL

This coin is being released to help promote motorcycle safety.

This coin is in memory of Todie Phillips of Manitou Beach, MI. He passed away August 12 2008 as a result of a motorcycle accident, he was only 49 years old.

Lets all do our part to prevent this type of needless accidents.

You can help us spread this message by releasing a coin of your own!

About This Item

There is often disagreement between those who believe in wearing a motorcycle helmet and those that don't. Commonsense would say it is hard to isolate one single argument from the no-helmet brigade that makes any sense. Research statistics further substantiate the case for wearing helmets, showing that huge numbers of motorcyclists escape death by wearing them.

A very common motorcycle accident scenario is a rider being thrown off and landing on their head. For those wearing a good helmet, serious head injuries can usually be averted. An ejected rider might end up with a severe headache, but at least they are alive!

Even head injuries sustained at low impact can be fatal. A recent case was reported when a stationary motorcyclist was messing around in his driveway, lost his balance, fell off the bike and hit his head on the concrete driveway. He died from the injury a few days later. Because he was not going anywhere, he did not have his helmet on. The result was tragic and could easily have been averted.

A helmet is certainly not an iron-clad guarantee that an accident or serious injury will be avoided-no safety device is. However, wearing a motorcycle helmet will certainly improve the odds of surviving a motorcycle accident.

Tracking History (368.2mi) View Map

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Dropped Off 08/02/2009 Dragon Ryders Three placed it in I-69 / US-224 Travel Bug Hotel & Keychain Cache Indiana - 314.31 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 07/02/2009 Dragon Ryders Three retrieved it from The Eagle Has Landed Michigan   Visit Log

Dropped within the proper cache found so we could Retrieve for the trip back to Indiana - Thx for sharing and the opportunity to participate in it's travels.
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Dropped Off 07/02/2009 Dragon Ryders Three placed it in The Eagle Has Landed Michigan - 15.47 miles  Visit Log
Grab It (Not from a Cache) 07/02/2009 Dragon Ryders Three grabbed it   Visit Log

Found within the Eagle Has Landed cache.

Discovered It 06/22/2009 jd510 discovered it   Visit Log

Spied the nice Geocoin in the 'Eagle has Landed' cache today. Thanks for sharing.

Retrieve It from a Cache 04/17/2009 mobile mariners retrieved it from PLN Bug Trader Michigan   Visit Log

Will place in new cache shortly.

Dropped Off 11/16/2008 Dog812 placed it in PLN Bug Trader Michigan - 15.24 miles  Visit Log
Retrieve It from a Cache 11/16/2008 Dog812 retrieved it from The Rivers Edge Michigan   Visit Log

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Dropped Off 10/19/2008 usyoopers placed it in The Rivers Edge Michigan   Visit Log
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