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Old 08-13-2011, 10:08 AM   #1
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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Old 08-13-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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I believe that is what we would call an "agricultural experience" at the track.


....Do tell the back story, it has to be pretty good.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:10 PM   #4
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They didn't tell us to camouflage the bike when parking it during my MSF course
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Old 08-13-2011, 08:34 PM   #6
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Pfftt. I don't see any ambulance.













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Old 08-13-2011, 11:22 PM   #7
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Old 08-14-2011, 04:57 AM   #8
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Not too much to tell.

I was watching the class as they were riding around the perimeter of the asphalt. As they made a turn to the right, one of them didn't complete the turn. I ran down to see if they were alright. They were completely fine. I asked what happened, they shrugged and said "I don't know". I said "Lemme take a crack at it.... you were making the turn, noticed the weeds and briars, your brain told you 'don't go there' but you couldn't look away and the motorcycle went straight to the spot where you were looking". The student said "Yeah - that's exactly what happened".

A cheap lesson for my student.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:16 AM   #9
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Target fixation is a powerful thing! We once had a student ride several hundred feet across an open, empty parking lot to run into a dumpster - The only thing out there.
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Old 08-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #10
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Target fixation is a powerful thing! We once had a student ride several hundred feet across an open, empty parking lot to run into a dumpster - The only thing out there.

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Old 08-14-2011, 09:30 PM   #11
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I asked what happened, they shrugged and said "I don't know"
Sounds like most crash reports- the difference is that experienced riders make something up to mask the target fixation/brake locking that actually occurred
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:46 PM   #12
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Once had a student challenge his TW to a wrestling match in the middle of a basic perimeter drill. When I untangled him from the wreckage and asked what happened he said "I just started grabbin' shit an' stompin' on stuff".
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:13 PM   #13
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"I just started grabbin' shit an' stompin' on stuff".
That is the quote of the day. Signature material for sure.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:23 PM   #14
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LOL! That's pure gold.
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Old 08-15-2011, 08:09 AM   #15
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Sounds like most crash reports- the difference is that experienced riders make something up to mask the target fixation/brake locking that actually occurred
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