Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Chivvalry

    Chivvalry Been here awhile

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    Hopefully it is at least heat and moisture resistant... :evil
  2. Go Irish75

    Go Irish75 Been here awhile

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    At least the Nike's are leather...:eek1
  3. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    No wonder he crashed. Look at the front tire in the first picture. He had actually tried to turn it! Kind of hard to push left in a right turn.
  4. aterry1067

    aterry1067 Been here awhile

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    Just going from brake light, sparks, and possibly the passengers right foot already off the peg, I'd say the bike is already gone in the first pic. Front wheel possibly unloaded due to grinding parts. Saying that, I would have thought that particular bike could have gotten a lot lower before grinding parts. Incorrect/poor fitting exhaust perhaps?
  5. 20valves

    20valves Yamaholic

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    You're riding the wrong roads. :deal
  6. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    ~120 extra pounds hanging off the tail without jacking the rear spring up a couple notches will do that in a hurry.
  7. aterry1067

    aterry1067 Been here awhile

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    LOL. I didn't even think of that. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees, I guess. Thanks for pointing out the obvious to me.
  8. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Does it look to anyone else like the pillion is wearing rock climbing shoes? Odd choice of motorcycling footwear.
  9. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    I believe she "had to climb up on him" as he "laid her down."
  10. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Not really, she wanted to make sure she had good traction to climb up Rock Head's back and kick him between the eyes for that stunt!

    ^^^ Frick! Too late
  11. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    No been on the best, twisty roads in the East, and Rocky's, haven't done the left coast yet, but most of the roads there had some engineering involved, meaning they are not as fun as they would have been had they just paved the goat trails like they did in Northern Italy.

    There is no place in the US you can ride hard enough to wear off the foot pegs, and make the tires look like you have been to a track day and your moving average speed was only 35 mph! And do it for days on end, with out retracing your steps.
  12. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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  13. doxiedog

    doxiedog Been here awhile

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  14. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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  15. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Thanks for making my point SouthWade!

    Here is yours which is about 1600 sq miles (40x40 miles)


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    Vs central Italy about 625 sq miles, or less than 1/2 the area you mapped

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    Vs N Italy same 625 sq mile scale

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    And I can move N-E-Sor W of these captures and it looks the same. I have been with several riders there for the first time, and think they know what to expect and every one is completely blown away. Yes we have some good roads, but there is THOUSANDS in the Alps, and considering the entire Alps chain would fit in 1/2 of Colorado! So take EVERY great road in N America, and move it to an area 1/2 the size of CO, and you get the idea.
  16. southwade

    southwade ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Now I'm sad. :(
  17. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    There are NO roads like that anywhere in the US; Not in North-Central Pennsylvania, not in West Virginia, not in Tennessee, not in North Carolina, not even in California as doxiedog has proven.

    Bummer.

    So everyone stay away from those areas I just mentioned and let us mope in solitude on our boring straight roads and tiny loops of twisties.
  18. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    For sure all the roads in Western North Carolina and Eastern Tennessee suck so don't bother coming. Please.
  19. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Don't forget North Georgia. Those are also terrible. So flat and straight. In fact, the roads are so boring around here I might sell my bikes and buy a minivan.
  20. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    This is one of the reasons I miss living in Europe. Of course, the tradeoff is that I get to have more motorcycles here in the US than I can in Europe.

    Those sharp, changing radius right curves were hella scary on a hack. :D

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...