How to Avoid Skinning Yourself Alive

Have you seen my video about skinning myself alive at 20 years old? Ever wonder why I am so passionate about making the world a better place, and why I think motorcycling is the right avenue for me?  Why do I take what I do so seriously, and love every second of it?  All your questions are answered in less than four minutes…   in a simple video I made about three months ago.  If you’ve never seen it before, I urge you to take a gander.  If you have seen it already, I hope you enjoy it again!

My heart on a sleeve…  in a video. 🙂

How to Avoid Skinning Yourself Alive – Brittany Morrow from Brittany Morrow on Vimeo

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  1. LOVE IT! Thank you!!

  2. I literally cried my butt off watching this and feeling the enormity of what you went through, girl. I love, love, love this, Brit. I, too, am a HUGE proponent of full gear, every time, no excuses. I live in Phoenix, AZ right now, and I fully gear up (boots, denim, chaps, gloves, jacket, and full-face helmet), whether it’s 117 or just 97. I do this every time I ride. Thank you so much for giving the world this beyond moving, vitally important message.You so rock! –Liz Casey

  3. God used a bad thing & turned it into good – thank you showing this to people I have many friends that ride in tank tops all summer – they think I’m nits for riding in my mesh. Thank you for what you do

  4. GREAT video!! It should be played at all Motorcycle riding courses!!

  5. Great video. My brother fell off his YZF about five years ago getting on the freeway on a hot California day. His front wheel hit some oil on the carpool lettering on the onramp and he fell. Minutes before, I was urging him to where his gear and managed to covince him to where his gloves just before he left. His white shirt was a rag on the ground. His pants were cut the entire length of one leg. His hands were barely scratched because of the gloves although the road burned through the padding. He turned out okay and was released the same day but with plenty of roadrash. I guess he was lucky because he ended up in the dry grass after slidding a little ways. I got there a minute before the EMT team did. God was looking out for him that day. Thanks for sharing, I just passed my MSF course and will hit the gear shop first thing.

  6. You’re amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your story and helping other riders to be safer on the roads. Also, I think you’re really pretty ^^

  7. Wow its good to see you got back on the horse, well done you are a very brave young woman, keep on spreading the good word about safety gear, keep the rubber side down.

    Waz the rockdog

  8. Hi Brittany! Great, how you got ahead the situation and help others.
    My name ist Stefe, I am 169cm, and have rather short legs. In other words, if I’d be a normally featured woman with these legs, I’d be around 155cm.
    Two years ago, I came with my VT500 from a 700 km tour back home, I had had two short breaks of some minutes, but was, though tired, in good spirit to meet my shower in some minutes. I had luggage at the back of my seat, and so had to glide with my right bum down the seat, the same time trying to find the sidestand, which at this machine is rather away from the seats position towards the front. It has a since not longer produced awkward thing, it swings back with a spring, if not hold by either the ground or a shoe.
    I missed the sidestand, and realized too late, the machine would fall to the side, And I had parked the machine so nearly aside to the grass, that my foot would only find halt at a tiptoe within the grass, which wasn’t enough to stop the machine. I tried to put my leg away, but had not enough power left to do soo within the grass fast enough, maybe somehow stuck subconsciously to the ground in a numb idea to save the machine(Falling on grass!).. I was much too tired to oversee the situation. Me was made a long moment before I heard the two most nasty cracks of my life, and then yelled like never before. Got an ambulance with the cellphone etc. It was a complicated braking above the foot’s joint, which was involved, fibula and tibia compleately through, spent six weeks in hospital, 3 OP’s, still a 38 cm nail there and screws to be removed. One of the meds said, twenty years earlier it could have been the foot gone.
    Since then I ride only bikes, that enable me stay with both feet on the ground, to have at any moment control about where the bike goes sideways.
    Had you ever this situation, where you came to a stand at a traffic light, wanted to put your right leg down, and there where these 3cm missing, because of the walked out ground there?
    In short(pune!), what I wanted to say, öhm, get a grip;-)
    Isn’t it awkward in a parking lot which goes slightly downhill to paddle your way back out of it god knows how?..
    The 2:03 just does not look good.. From a standpoint of safety. All I’m saying..Madam Ambassador for the Motorcycle safety foundation.
    Also, there is another standing rule: Only drive bikes, that you can pull up to a stand. Can you yours?
    PS
    Today I had around 1800 curves in 6 hours;-) With a CB500, and there weren’t no superbikes or alikes passing me, if I didn’ want them to!
    PS2
    I admire your strength of lifewill, and what came out of it, that’s wonderful, have nice rides and stay save!
    Another rule I made my own: Never ride a public course the first time of the day at risk. Is there oil, sand, little rocks, whatever, oh yeah,
    biker, I mean bycicle driver. I do not hate them, I love them, thus we both stay alive!;- Seriously, I own 11 bycicles, should tell it.

    Love

    Stefe

    • A critic of my toes touching the ground instead of my heels? That’s not a rule I teach or follow. I can keep the the motorcycle up, just have to read the road BEFORE you stop and make a decision based on whats under your feet. And never try to save it!

  9. Thank.you.for.a great video. Old farts like.me.have learned.over time and through their own experiences that All The Gear All The Time is the best choice but a video like yours could hopefully help younger riders to make that choice as well.

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