British guy viral bandit crash clip.

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Jacl-Kampuchea, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Jacl-Kampuchea

    Jacl-Kampuchea Booze Merchant

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    He's getting around on facebook, and getting quite the pasting from most due to his seemingly bad braking technique. What do people think?

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  2. Navy Chief

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    How in the hell did he not see that in time to stop? I don't have sound on my PC here to hear what is going on, but I could see from the beginning of the clip that there was stopped traffic up there.... :deal
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  3. air-cooled

    air-cooled Been here awhile

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    as i see it, he did not intend to stop at all. my quess is that he was about to pass in between the trucks which didn't work.
    a bit slower approach would have prevented it all.
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  4. Gerg

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    All the audio provides is "shit, shit shit"
    I kid you not...
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  5. Mattbastard

    Mattbastard Lazy ass

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    How the fuck is 97,335 views viral???!??
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  6. Spacelord

    Spacelord Mutha Mutha

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    Nothing more dangerous, than a man with a camera on a glory quest.
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  7. Bleemus

    Bleemus Long timer

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    That is some seriously bad riding.
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  8. hellfire76

    hellfire76 haphazard adventurer

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    It looks like the first time he said "shit" there was still plenty of distance to stop.
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  9. Bounder

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    I'd guess at least 70m to the back of the truck from when he first started swearing.
    It also looks like he could have crossed left behind the Fiesta and run down the hard shoulder.
    Just a dick going too fast for conditions.
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  10. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    That is totally baffling. It actually sounds like the guy has ABS. Note the pulsing squeals from his tires. What is baffling is that it doesn't seem like he hits the brakes until well after he has identified the problem. I think he is into his third "shit" before applying any brakes.

    I am also not sure he was out of room between the trucks. It certainly was tight but it appears as if he swerved to the left while between the trucks. Perhaps target fixation?

    No matter, he earns the distinction of being a complete idiot.
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  11. FootDoc

    FootDoc Gas it

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    :muutt

    Glad he made it out with his life and limb intact.
    I try to learn something from every crash video I watch.
    The Lesson behind this video, don't ride like shit.
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  12. CRP6001

    CRP6001 Photographer

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    I thought this also. Perhaps he lost his nerve, then decided to brake.
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  13. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    Jeebus! Seriously stupid. If he originally planned to go between the trucks, wonder why the trucks were stopped? Even if the goal was to blaze through that gap, what was in front of them that caused them to stop in the road?
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    Looks like heavy traffic stopped the trucks. They my of been time to brake and go left . Or just slow to a stops.

    Think the bike my of hit a bump and went left lucky he never go run over.
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    Why would the idjit even post that. These days if you make an idiot move you should consider yourself lucky if someone else doesn't catch it on camera and then posts it.
    But to post your own vid of you proving the elevator doesn't go to the top .....:lol3
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  16. skidxr

    skidxr Excuses

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    Lmfao !!!!
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  17. slartidbartfast

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    How he could not have seen the two trucks from miles back and been prepared is a mystery. Must be really hard to get your head so far up your ass with a helmet on. If he wasn't too badly hurt, someone should have taken him on one side and beaten the crap out of him for being such an idiot. He certainly should plan to take public transport from now on.
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  18. tvpierce

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    Looks like the guy simply panicked. His brain seemed to recognize the danger in time -- hence the "Shit... shit... shit!". But he doesn't seem to apply the brakes until he's practically between the two tractor-trailers.

    He was pretty lucky the outcome wasn't worse.
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  19. Jacl-Kampuchea

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    Some of the other videos he has on his channel are pretty shocking also.
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  20. tommysmothers

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    This is his version:
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