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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Joe the Viking, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. Joe the Viking

    Joe the Viking Registered User?

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  2. StormShadow

    StormShadow the Flying Dutchman

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    Wow...cool picture. Glad to hear neither you or your bike were seriously damaged. Was that during some open track time?
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  3. jehu

    jehu ∩HƏſ

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    Isn't that the new remote control BMW?
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  4. Joe the Viking

    Joe the Viking Registered User?

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    I'm a coach for the Swedish equivalent of the AMA.
    I was trying to show one of the students how different turnpoints affect the exit. Obviously when you turn extremely late you might end up turning in the marbles, losing the front, falling off and then having the wheels regain traction and the bike completing the turn without you...


    VERY embarrassing to have an off when you're there as a coach and of course it had to be on the last turn right next to the pits...
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  5. Lee Keller King

    Lee Keller King Adventurer Wannabe

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    I've heard of "putting your all" into teaching, but this is ridiculous!


    Glad you and the bike are okay.

    Lee
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  6. Trixie

    Trixie No, not that Trixie

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    um, hey, you might try leaning the other way next time :lol3

    freaky stuff- glad to hear everthing is OK
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  7. Schnabeltier

    Schnabeltier CEO, the Brute Squad

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    The yellow ones all do that.
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  8. peterman

    peterman cop magnet

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    hey JoetheVik,,what tires are you running in that pic?
    glad you faired well, keep up the excellent coaching,:lol3
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  9. hez

    hez no longer rational

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    My motorcycle safety coaches weren't half as cool as you. :thumb
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  10. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    Be GLAD you are not a firearms instructer!!
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  11. mistercindy

    mistercindy In a state of equilibrium

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    Very cool pic.:thumb
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  12. Joe the Viking

    Joe the Viking Registered User?

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    Bridgestone BT-020 front and Michelin Pilot Power rear.

    That's my first crash as a coach and i've been doing it for five years now so i guess it's not THAT bad + i got a cool pic out of it.
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  13. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    :lol3
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  14. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    You were supposed to jump up, turn around to the students and yell to them, while pointing your finger at the bike, "That was lesson one on how not to park your motorcycle."

    "Take five everyone, smoke 'em if you got 'em!"
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  15. DeSoto

    DeSoto Been here awhile

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    You're tucked in so tight I can barely see you. :rofl
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  16. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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    The second you said that I knew it was a Beemer.:clap

    -Eff
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  17. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    Wow... only the valve cover was damaged?

    and how did you jump off the bike?!!
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  18. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    I have edited your first post and inserted your picture directly! I didn't think you'd mind :thumb
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    sandiegoland Adventure Boy®

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  20. BobFV1

    BobFV1 Long timer

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    Great pic! I've had "lean angle" get offs like that at the track before - amazing how the bike just continues doing what it was doing before you got off!

    Thanks for the pic.
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