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Old 09-12-2012, 09:30 PM   #15961
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OK, why is it that only the old/ugly riders get naked? Ugh...
Any cute/pretty streakers? (Preferrably female, as far as I am concerned, but we have to have something for Shoganai, too).
Why is he even wearing socks?
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:33 PM   #15962
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Why is he even wearing socks?
It looks like he is a fellow countryman, that could well be a Union Jack fluttering in the breeze..
Socks are compulsory at ALL times in the UK.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:41 PM   #15963
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Doubt it would have made much of a difference -- the other guy was already down and sliding in the direction across the red bike's path (note the silver bike's already on its side at the point of contact). If, if, if -- if red bike was going slower, if he was to the right 10 feet, if he had left the crossroads of time 10 seconds later (or earlier) -- if, if, if.

Seems more a matter of the fates deciding his time was up - he came around a turn, driving in a normal manner on his side of the road, to face an unexpected crash sliding *across* his lane. I doubt many of us would have been able to avoid contact, no matter what evasive action was taken.
If you keep every part of your bike a full four feet away from the center line in left-hand curves (in America and other right-side driving locations), you've got way more reaction time, i.e. time from first sighting of any hazard coming from the other lane. By way more, I mean like double!

There's two factors at play here to get you this doubling of reaction time: 1) the physical distance from the other person's vehicle is increased (from the point of first possible sighting); 2) the additional sight-line around the corner gives more reaction time also.

Average human time is 250 milliseconds (yeah, I know, we're all above average here). 30 mph is ~45 feet per second. That means 12 feet of distance (at 30mph) is used before any reaction even starts, that's distance used before starting to brake or swerve, no braking or swerving actually achieved in that 12 feet of travel.

After 35+ years of daily commuting plus quite a few long trips, I can attest to the dramatic reduction in close calls that comes about from keeping your distance from the blind spots caused by turns. But you can find out for yourself, just try a few corners yourself, pretend that the next car you see is in a turn is over the line and that you've got to move over to make room. See how long that takes.

But that's staying away from the center line is on left turns only! On right turns, I'm way up near the center line, just to get the extra sight distance around the corner, that extra sight is reaction time.

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Old 09-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #15964
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If you keep every part of your bike a full four feet away from the center line in left-hand curves (in America and other right-side driving locations), you've got way more reaction time, i.e. time from first sighting of any hazard coming from the other lane. By way more, I mean like double!

There's two factors at play here to get you this doubling of reaction time: 1) the physical distance from the other person's vehicle is increased (from the point of first possible sighting); 2) the additional sight-line around the corner gives more reaction time also.

Average human time is 250 milliseconds (yeah, I know, we're all above average here). 30 mph is ~45 feet per second. That means 12 feet of distance (at 30mph) is used before any reaction even starts, that's distance used before starting to brake or swerve, no braking or swerving actually achieved in that 12 feet of travel.

After 35+ years of daily commuting plus quite a few long trips, I can attest to the dramatic reduction in close calls that comes about from keeping your distance from the blind spots caused by turns. But you can find out for yourself, just try a few corners yourself, pretend that the next car you see is in a turn is over the line and that you've got to move over to make room. See how long that takes.

But that's staying away from the center line is on left turns only! On right turns, I'm way up near the center line, just to get the extra sight distance around the corner, that extra sight is reaction time.

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Same difference no? Far right in lefthanders. Far left in right handers. I think David Hough had a name for it.
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Old 09-13-2012, 12:49 AM   #15965
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They look like kevlar socks

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:09 AM   #15966
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" why is he even wearing socks?"

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Why is he naked?
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:31 AM   #15967
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He probably just forgot to dress!
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:52 AM   #15968
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:58 AM   #15969
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:05 AM   #15970
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Huge pilion fail.

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Old 09-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #15971
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Huge pilion fail.

Huge pillion FAIL! or HUGE pillion, fail?
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:22 AM   #15972
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Yeah, that's a real tricky accident reconstruction. Hmm, two bikes, each facing different directions, in one lane. If the cops need photos for an accident reconstruction they need a new line of work.

No, it's not against the law, but it's pretty hard on common decency. It is against the law for police to release crime scene photos.

Flip it around, someone could have died in that accident. 1500lbs of motorcycle sliding around can do some damage.

So, it's you, you are hurt, maybe dead (broken ribs can do a lot of internal damage). And your pictures end up on the internet because some unscrupulous photog thinks they entertaining. And your kids, or your widow, or your parents see it. Welcome to the internet.
I really think you should stop looking at this thread; you clearly do NOT belong here.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:51 AM   #15973
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Huge pillion FAIL! or HUGE pillion, fail?
both.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:54 AM   #15974
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Old 09-13-2012, 06:27 AM   #15975
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And people wonder why Honey Boo Boo is popular. Lowest common denominator.
Well, seeings how I had to google it to see what the hell it was, is it really that popular?
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