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Old 07-21-2010, 04:17 PM   #31
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you are who you ride with.

be more selective...esp with precious cargo.

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Old 07-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #32
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He looks to be at least 5 feet away in that still. Arm's length at minimum, not really close at all.

I had a co-worker buzz me the other day leaving work. He called me later to apologize because he thought he was too close. I was like, "are you kidding?" If he'd touched me, it would have been too close. But he didn't, so no harm, no foul. He's my friend and he was screwing around, and I trust him, even though I don't think he's a particularly careful rider. But he missed me, as your "friend" did, and yours by a far bigger margin than mine. Friendships have margins for error, don't they?

It didn't look very bad to me. Maybe you can come to admit that you were a very long way from almost dying, and forgive your riding cameraman.

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So did your buddies "buzz" happen in the middle of the desert at high speed hours away from help? The margins you talk about aren't even close. If you and your buddy crash medical help is minutes away.
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Old 07-29-2010, 05:56 AM   #33
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So we really still want to see the other video. Unless the guys too ashamed to post it or you don't speak to him anymore or he's killed himself? It looks like he was aiming to create a good record of a dramatic one handed, near miss so why not share that with everyone. At least something for the grandchildren...... and us?
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Old 07-29-2010, 12:43 PM   #34
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He lost his camelbak that contained his camera…too bad.

Getagripgreg, it was EXTREMELY close. Sure in that photo he was (maybe) 5 feet away, but I was traveling at approximately 70 mph. By the time he was directly in front of me he was much closer.

Anyways, he's a good friend, I don't hold it against him. The bottom line is mistakes happen. We ALL learned from this one and we've moved on. Done and done.
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Old 07-29-2010, 04:01 PM   #35
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He looks to be at least 5 feet away in that still. Arm's length at minimum, not really close at all.

It didn't look very bad to me. Maybe you can come to admit that you were a very long way from almost dying, and forgive your riding cameraman.

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You missed the fact that he was on an intersect line. Take a look at that video again. A couple frames later he is in front and left of the 2up bike. A slight timing or speed difference and one or both motorcyles would have been tumbling and sliding at 70mph.

Track racers have many crashes at farily high rates of speed. However most of those wrecks are low sides in tight corners. The bike and rider fairly gently slide off the track and into the grass/gravel to slow down. And all of those wrecks have medical assistance available very nearby. A collision between two motorcycles with different trajectories but both traveling straight is more likely to end in a tumble or highside. And it did not appear that medical assistance was anywhere close.

Glad it turned out OK but that was a bonehead move.

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Old 07-31-2010, 10:07 AM   #36
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He lost his camelbak that contained his camera…too bad.
Congrats on finding a place to bury it in the desert.

Next time you'll check your mirrors before merging from the left into your buddy's path, huh?



Seriously, thanks for sharing this. I'm glad I ride with sane people.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:23 PM   #37
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Where else did you ride in South Eastern Oregon? And when were you there? A few months ago I almost got taken out by a guy on a red KLR just like that one. He was coming around a blind corner on the wrong side of the road out in the desert.

Here are some pics: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...ostcount=34279
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:50 PM   #38
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Old 08-04-2010, 07:46 AM   #39
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He looks to be at least 5 feet away in that still. Arm's length at minimum, not really close at all.

I had a co-worker buzz me the other day leaving work. He called me later to apologize because he thought he was too close. I was like, "are you kidding?" If he'd touched me, it would have been too close. But he didn't, so no harm, no foul. He's my friend and he was screwing around, and I trust him, even though I don't think he's a particularly careful rider. But he missed me, as your "friend" did, and yours by a far bigger margin than mine. Friendships have margins for error, don't they?

It didn't look very bad to me. Maybe you can come to admit that you were a very long way from almost dying, and forgive your riding cameraman.

Cheers,
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NO margin for error on a bike.

In the middle of nowhere a collision could have easily killed the OP.

Looks to me like the friend was riding where he was looking, and using a camera screen that has a delay to judge distance is a very bad idea.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:53 PM   #40
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Hmmm good thing it was a miss. What were you looking at in the vid, your helmet and shadow were clearly not focused ahead the whole time.
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:11 PM   #41
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Old 10-26-2010, 09:55 AM   #42
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Wow. Will you ride with this guy again?
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