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Thursday, 14 May 2013
The importance of wearing the correct protective gear, especially biker boots might seem a bit over the top. Then one day you come to hear of a rider who survived the traumatic experience of being involved in a motorbike accident, and you suddenly realize how vital the proper gear is when riding. One such story was of a newbie rider who decided to buy a new 04 636 for his first bike. Although his friends and family advised him against it, he still went ahead and bought it. For the first few weeks he was very careful and after a month of riding became more confident, but also started taking more risks.
He equipped himself with the bare necessities that included a helmet, rocket jacket and gloves. Instead of investing in proper motorcycle boot, he opted for vans shoes. He started cutting corners and shifting gears at high speeds into 3rd on an open highway which caused some intense head shakes. Although he got close to causing some bad accidents, he always managed to pull it together and carry on riding.
Then one Sunday morning after a family breakfast at his parent’s house, he decided to take the long way home. Only half-dressed for his trip, he wore all the usual gear but still without proper biker boots. As the light turned green on an open stretch of road he accelerated in the same uneven way as before, but this time the front of the bike lifted off the ground. This caused a massive head shake. He lost control of the bike as it veered into the right lane, then the curb and eventually hit a nearby fence. At this point he couldn’t regain control of the bike and decided to jump off. The bike was going at about 75mph.
Bearing in mind that he wasn’t wearing proper boots for motorcycle while jumping off the back of a speeding bike, he hit the ground ankles first. When he finally stopped sliding he tried to get up but his feet were hanging by muscle and flesh. An onlooker collected part of his bone and sent it in a paper towel to the hospital with the ambulance. Upon closer inspection by doctors his chest, shoulders, head and hands were without major damage, mostly due to the protective biker jackets, helmet and gloves. His ankles and feet were far more seriously injured. He shattered the lower right Fibula in 4 pieces, fractured a lower Tabula in half, with 6” of nerve missing. He had to undergo 3 surgeries to his right leg. The left leg sustained a shattered Fibula and took one surgery to correct. Unfortunately his right leg had to be amputated due to the severe bone and tissue damage.
Thursday, 4 April 2013
There has always been an opinion about car salesmen that they are not the most honest people you'll ever meet. They have a bit of a bad reputation, and when people think about a car salesman, they think of someone who is always looking to pull a trick on you. While that might be true for some car dealers, it can't apply to all of them. As in every profession, there are people who don't do their jobs in an honest and straightforward way, and you can surely find a lot of car dealers that have deserved their bad reputation. But, there is another side of the coin, which presents car salesmen in much better light. After understanding some of the car dealer language it can be easier.
The first car salesmen showed up at the beginning of the 20th century, not too long after the first motor vehicles were invented. Ever since the beginning, they have been considered as people who are always prepared to tell you anything you want to hear, just to sell you a car. Most car dealers were smooth talkers, who can convince you that the car they are selling is the best, and you can't find anything better than that. They always have the best deals for you, and they can even manage to make you believe that the price they are giving you is a steal.
However, car salesmen are more than just smooth talkers trying to get the last penny out of your pocket. A car salesman is someone who would do anything to try and find you the car that suits your needs and budget. They'll talk to you and try to find out what type of car fits your character, what sort of equipment you need, and they'll help you find the best finance option, so that you don't get stuck with a car you can't afford to make the payments for.
They keep themselves well informed about each car on their lot, and they can give you detailed explanations on each feature of the car you are interested in. So, you just have to forget about all the negative things people say about car salesmen, and let them help you find the best car for you.
Wednesday, 12 December 2012
Sightseeing isn’t what it used to be in a lot of respects. The Internet has shrunk the world considerably; allowing us - as web travelers - to “see” the sites, so to speak, through the screens of our computers. Armed with information at our fingertips, we have been given access to new experiences without having to leave our living rooms.
But, what about sightseeing in its most classic sense? Because, when you get down to it, truly nothing can compete with being in the moment; being able to hit the road, see new places, smell the smells, drink the drinks, taste what is meant to be tasted. Sitting behind a computer may offer us a sense of luxury in terms of not having to give up our creature comforts but, in the end, it also robs us of the tactile part of travel.
Luckily, there is another way to travel that allows us to maintain our comfort while still being able to see everything we want to see up close and personal - in the back of a well-appointed limousine.
Limousine tours offer some of the best options for travel - easily standing up to some of the most well-traveled, vibrant, beautiful locations in the United States. The following are some of the best sightseeing tours in a limousine:
New York City - New York City is the center of everything; the hub of our nation and, quite possibly, the best city in which to take a limousine tour. New York is a massive city - with neighborhoods that feature distinct personalities - from the Upper East Side and Midtown to Chelsea and SoHo. There is something to see in every corner of the city, which, if you haven’t before visited (and quite frankly, even if you’ve been there dozens of times) can be challenging to navigate to say the least.
A limousine tour of New York City provides passengers a comfortable view of the Big Apple with a knowledgeable driver as their tour guide.
Los Angeles - A limousine tour of L.A. fits right in with this glamorous city. Visitors to Los Angeles can skip the maps and rental cars and head straight for a private limo tour where a knowledgeable driver will show you the sights - everything from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, and more. Or, if you’re more interested in seeking out the stars, you can customize your tour to ride past the homes of your favorite celebrities. Now the stars don’t need to be the only ones riding in style; a limo tour in L.A. offers luxury for everyone.
Las Vegas - If you’re going to spring for something stylish and over the top, there’s no better place to do it than Las Vegas, the city where bigger is always better. There’s nothing more glamorous or stylish than a guided limo tour of the city of Las Vegas - the lights of the strip, the history, the outrageous properties and attractions including The Fountains of Bellagio and the Fremont Street Experience. Las Vegas - like New York City - never sleeps; plug into the excitement and explore it in style.
Napa Valley Wine Country - Easily one of the most beautiful regions in the country, Napa Valley is also one of the most visited spots every year. Between the rolling hills, vineyards, quaint hotels, and world-renowned restaurants; you would be hard pressed to find a more attractive - and luxurious - vacation destination.
Visitors to the region have found that a limousine tour allows them to best explore the countryside; and, because wineries throughout the area offer daily wine tastings, a limo tour is also the most responsible way to travel. A customized limousine tour allows visitors to take in the beautiful countryside, stop for meals, and enjoy the tastings offered at whatever wineries they choose - without the worry of having to drive.
Whether you’ve lived in an area all your life or you’re visiting it for the first time, a tour is a fantastic way to be a true spectator and enjoy the scenery. Taking a limousine tour allows you to relax in luxury, leave the driving to someone else, and really absorb the details - the true beauty and individuality - of what a destination has to offer.
Author Bio – Adrian Bonanno, the author of this article works for Executive Transfers specialists in providing chauffeured cars in Brisbane. If you’re looking for a reliable, affordable and cost-effective limo service provider in Brisbane, do get in touch with Executive Transfers today.
Monday, 26 September 2011
2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco Drive – Review – Car and Driver:
Sunday, 25 September 2011
Friday, 16 September 2011
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