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Old 03-05-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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He was pretty lucky, some scratches and on the go! He was lucky as well for not being charged for the guardrail...

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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That was a very poor corner entry on the part of the guy who

At least he didn't hurt anyone but himself with his poor judgement
and lack of skill.

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Old 03-06-2013, 03:28 PM   #3
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Just some scratches? He is lucky if that is all of his injuries after that crash.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:52 AM   #4
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putting a foot down on the pavement to assist cornering! - is his other bike a BMX?

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Old 03-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
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I dont understand all these keyboard commandos who come in here and shit on the guys who make mistakes. Yeah, he fucked up- shit happens.

I started off on a 79 Sportster. It was a huge piece of crap that spent all its time broken down, but whatever. Eventually after I joined the Navy, I decided to rent a bike. Went to the harley dealer and asked about a Sportster- rented out. What do you have? Vrod and Ultra Glide. I took the Vrod, and I hadnt ridden any bike in months, much less that powerful or heavy.

3 hours later im in the twisties up in the SoCal mountains. I came into a turn what I thought was too fast and ended up putting my right foot down in some ridiculous attempt to fix the fact that I was headed for a bunch of trees. I target fixated on them and was headed for them and my death. At the last second I snapped into the right mindset, looked waaaay left into the turn and drug that Vrods pegs all the way through the turn.

The point? I fucked up just like this guy. I learned something from it, and hopefully so did he. Give the guy a break
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:38 AM   #6
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In this particular case I know cuz I was there, it all was a matter of being very very tired after a loooooong route in a very very hot day, plus he obviously is not a Rossi riding... (and some more considerandos, like he choose leathers that day, instead of a more fresh cordura suit, that he choose to be in the middle of the group instead at the rear, etc, etc.)

And it may look a BMX... cuz the guy is about 2m tall and he weights more than 120kg!! But the bike it's a SM950.

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I may be an asshole, but I laughed when he flew over the guard rail. Glad he's okay, but that was just humorous to me.
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I don't understand what happened?
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #9
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I don't understand what happened?
He crashed
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:20 PM   #10
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He hit hard enough that he bent that guardrail with his body!
Guardrail anchored or not, that was one hell of a hit!
He's lucky he's still with us.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:04 PM   #11
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I don't understand what happened?
He got scared, and put his left foot down. Not sure what good he thought that would do. Then he slammed his rear brake on, locking the wheel. (Pause the clip at 4 seconds, and see the long skidmark trailing from his rear wheel.)

The guy was obviously clieless. Maybe some mandatory training isn't such a bad idea after all?
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:35 PM   #12
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I don't know what your all talking about...putting your foot down and backing it into a corner is classic flat tracking
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He could have been fucking around partially and was trying to put a foot down supermoto style and back the thing in to the corner a bit. Lot'o shit talkin in this thread.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #14
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Now that we are back on topic-

Watching the vid it seems obvious the rider had plenty more lean left while the only thing obvious to the rider was impending guardrail strike.

Several years back, after being out of the saddle for a while, my friend and I were riding twisty rural two lane probably a little too fast with him in the lead when we came upon a downhill, left hand turn through an overpass for train tracks. He never hit his brakes but I remember watching him lean, and continue to lean, through the corner and exit. As I entered with all intention of leaning similarly, my focus shifted to the abuttment of the overpass and I found myself braking instead.
Even now, I'm unclear how I didn't dump it (brute force not skill) but it was very close as I ended well onto the shoulder, front tire in the dirt.

Sometimes the mind-body connection is lost, I guess.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:18 AM   #15
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To the OP.

You were there, so what did happen? I assume you were the guy behind him?

It initially looked to me like he panicked and over braked instead of riding it out. Like someone else here said .......... he had tons of lean left. (look at the guy riding in front of him)

At one point I thought the white line got him too .............. but when I went back and watched it again, it was obvious that he was leaving a black streak before he got to the white line.

I never could get a read on his brake light? Was it on?

That almost made me wonder if it was a mechanical failure? Something lock up the rear wheel?

Was this guy really not seriously hurt? If not, that was truly amazing! Lucky dude.

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