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Old 07-13-2013, 11:28 AM   #22201
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WOW!!! Check out the Marine Blue, Series Land Rover with the Bonnet mounted Spare in the foreground.... Looks like it has a Roof Rack too!
First thing I noticed too...
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:33 PM   #22202
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This thread has become a train wreck...
Has been for some time!

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Old 07-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #22203
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #22204
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And the owner of the company (from Chicago) comes across as the least compassionate
Mr. Burns type that I've ever seen.

I can't believe the lack of empathy that posting that picture displays. Too many people were killed to make even the slightest
joke about it.
My father worked with trains for many years and I can promise that when something goes wrong, it is NOT a minor event.

My deepest prayers and sympathy are offered for all involved with that tragedy.

I doubt (or hope) that anyone who made light of this horrific event has witnessed even a minor rail event or they would not have put fingers to keyboard to post.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #22205
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Hey, he's more than 15 degrees from vertical. That's pretty good for some cruiser riders.

See these two, who did not come close to touching their dangling helmets on the ground:

Why is he braking? Holy shitballz.......I'm in a cor.......curve.......aaaieeeee.......what do I do!!!!!???

There's some mad skills right there.

I am not even going to touch the helmet thing going on in this pic......
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:31 PM   #22206
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You're not seeng the physics of this. Force = mass x acceleraton. The BMI of the average pirate chic is greater than 30. Corner = big trouble.
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:32 PM   #22207
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Why is he braking? Holy shitballz.......I'm in a cor.......curve.......aaaieeeee.......what do I do!!!!!???

There's some mad skills right there.

I am not even going to touch the helmet thing going on in this pic......
don't worry they aren't going to touch the helmets either!
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Old 07-13-2013, 06:55 PM   #22208
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But.........WHY is he braking?
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #22209
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Yeah, but ya gotta admit A) he's not hittin' the Evil Front Brake and B) he's got the Cruiserface down pat...



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Old 07-14-2013, 02:23 AM   #22210
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Actually he set the brakes which need an engine running. While he slept the engine caught on fire and the fire department put it out. The brakes lost pressure as a result.
thank you for clarifying that. I heard news reports mentioning an earlier fire, it didn't mention a time line and i thought it was days earlier. NOW, it makes sense. So the engineer/crewmen is not to blame?
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Old 07-14-2013, 02:26 AM   #22211
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I am not even going to touch the helmet thing going on in this pic......
the new autokickstand. just lean the bike to either side and it stays in place. No need to be foot activated!
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:38 AM   #22212
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hell of a job. I can't tell it is photochopped!
No mulch, must be real.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:57 AM   #22213
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I know it is not a train wreck but..........this is the KB fail thread.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=7ZR4Em9JJDw

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Check your sources fail!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:02 AM   #22214
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This is the part that doesn't make sense so I'm waiting for more info to come out: My understanding is that the brakes are set to fail on and you need the engine running to build up pressure in the system to allow the brakes to release. So precisely this kind of thing can't happen. It's sounding more like the engineer just didn't set the brake which may be evidenced by his firing but we don't know the whole story yet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Railway_air_brake

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The Westinghouse system uses air pressure to charge air reservoirs (tanks) on each car. Full air pressure signals each car to release the brakes. A reduction or loss of air pressure signals each car to apply its brakes, using the compressed air in its reservoirs.
Once the pressure is lost, the brakes release, and the tankers full of crude roll downhill to Lac Megantic.

The engineer was supposed to manually activate the brakes on 11 tanker wagons, as a precaution if brake pressure should be lost.

The system was patented in 1868, and safety standards were completely evolved back then, so you wouldn't find any difference between i.e. a saw mill from then and now.
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:04 AM   #22215
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But.........WHY is he braking?
I know this thread is all about being hyper critical of others because we are all superior but your jumping to conclusions. There is nothing to indicate the rider is braking. Bike looks level. The tail light is illuminated, so what, all modern bikes have running tail lights. Can't see his fingers on the right hand so it's anyones guess but somewhere on this site it has all ready been established Harley riders are deathly afraid of the front brake, it's safe to assume he is too. Rear brake, maybe, if he has a heel rocker brake pedal, his right foot is pointing outward on highway pegs. That leaves the option of the rare but highly sought after customized left side brake pedal, oh wait can't see that either....
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