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dwoodward 05-13-2011 01:21 PM

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Originally Posted by kpt4321 (Post 15901617)
Based on that picture, it's not a matter of supermoto vs. sportbike. The body position of the rider on the sportbike is ALL wrong; note how far off the tard guys are hanging, and how much less lean angle the bikes have, relative to the sportbike.

To me, based on that photo- he's already crashing.

Florida Lime 05-13-2011 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by kpt4321 (Post 15901617)
Based on that picture, it's not a matter of supermoto vs. sportbike. The body position of the rider on the sportbike is ALL wrong; note how far off the tard guys are hanging, and how much less lean angle the bikes have, relative to the sportbike.

It's hard to say without knowing how they got there, but it looks like the guy on the sportbike would have been fine if he had been hanging off much more.

He is already going down in the first shot, so it's hard to judge his form at that point ! :lol3

ttpete 05-13-2011 01:55 PM

Look where the skidmark ends. It's the one in the center of the lane. I think he's just on his way over the top........

NWAF 05-13-2011 03:16 PM

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Originally Posted by ttpete (Post 15904329)
I think he's just on his way over the top........

Maybe, but I doubt it.

The_Commander 05-13-2011 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by scarysharkface (Post 15901261)
I bet that's one miserable ambulance ride.

Most of those who require an ambulance don't remember the ride.

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Originally Posted by ttpete (Post 15901774)
I bet that's one HELL of an expensive ambulance ride!

Wouldn't mind owning the ambulance service there, though. :evil

Yes, yes it is.

Helicopter rides to the ER are usually around 15k or so. I've got a friend who is one of the pilots and he tells me many, many stories.

manfromthestix 05-13-2011 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by gelandestrasse (Post 15895975)


When I was teaching my kids to drive I told them that the #1 rule in driving safely was to stay on your side of the road at all times unless you were passing! If you did that you could be reasonably certain that most of the traffic would also be obeying that rule and you'd likely be OK. After living in Virginia for almost 4 years now, riding and driving roads like this, I see that my assumption was just wrong. I want to get some bumper stickers made that say "RESPECT THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE!!!" but my wife says no one will understand what I'm talking about. This kind of stoooopid shite happens daily on my rides and drives around here. And it's not just cars, bikes, and motorcycles - we have a lot of logging trucks in this country that don't respect the double yellow and plenty of roads that don't have any markings at all (on those you get to use the whole road; no one takes sides). You just have to be extra vigilant and forget my earlier advice.

Doug

Chromer 05-13-2011 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dwoodward (Post 15904073)
To me, based on that photo- he's already crashing.

This. Front is probably already tucked at the time of the first pic.

gelandestrasse 05-13-2011 06:45 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...0/img_2409.jpg

gelandestrasse 05-13-2011 06:47 PM

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_LxZ4Mi3rR3...0/img_1822.jpg

gelandestrasse 05-13-2011 06:52 PM

http://www.vfrdiscussion.com/forum/u...527_146487.jpg

xcgates 05-13-2011 07:02 PM

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Originally Posted by gelandestrasse (Post 15906304)

Ahh, the old, "I was in my own lane! (At least my contact patches were.:patch)"

pretbek 05-13-2011 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by xcgates (Post 15906380)
Ahh, the old, "I was in my own lane! (At least my contact patches were.:patch)"

I guess we are up to GIJOE7 now... :rolleyes

xcgates 05-13-2011 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by pretbek (Post 15906473)
I guess we are up to GIJOE7 now... :rolleyes

GIJOE7?:ear

windmill 05-13-2011 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by manfromthestix (Post 15905445)
we have a lot of logging trucks in this country that don't respect the double yellow

On tight turns a truck may have to cross the center line to stay on the road due to their length. Goes with the territory.

Now if they are doing it just to pass because there in a hurry, report them, absolutely no excuse for a professional driver to do that.

gmiguy 05-13-2011 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by NJ-Brett (Post 15892467)
That is fine, but I just don't understand how anyone with a passenger would be anything but mellow on a bike.

I cant think of anything that is more stupid then to push it with someone else on the bike.

It works like this - your passenger is a consenting adult who understands motorcycles, knows the risks, trusts your judgement, and explicitly informs you that (s)he is comfortable with you riding in a manner other than "mellow".

My girlfriend rides her own bike, and also sometimes rides on the back of mine. She is fine with a quick pace two-up. If she asked that I be mellow with her on the back, I would be.

Obviously the vehicle operator needs to be mindful of how a passenger changes the handling of the bike and modify their riding accordingly, but I don't think there's an immutable obligation to ride easy just because there's another person on the bike.


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