Originally Posted by shaddix
Can we talk about this some. My default response is to brake, primarily because it decreases energy that would be going into my body if I don't avoid whatever accident is coming. What do you mean by it keeping you in the danger zone longer?
If I slow down I'm there longer, it's pretty simple. It's a good way to get rear ended too.
Originally Posted by O.C.F.RIDER
I guess it's totally out of the realm of possibilities, actually inconceivable, that someone of your obvious riding prowess... coupled with hawk like vision, could EVER crash on dirt/sand/whatever on the road. Because, without doubt, you'd see it and react accordingly long before it could become an issue, unlike all the rest of us mere humans whom are sometimes taken by surprise by such events.
I guess you've never heard of the old "wrong place-wrong time" thing, or "shit-happens".
The OP didn't do the crashing, he asked what "we" would have done, there is always another way to do something...that's why he asked, duh.
I had a big rig come over the center divider almost right on top of me last summer, I reacted and made it through the debris field with only one chunk of concrete to the foot, looked down at the speedo and I had actually sped up, never touched the brakes...if I had grabbed brakes I would have been run over from behind.
I am that good.