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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Has been for some time!
My father worked with trains for many years and I can promise that when something goes wrong, it is NOT a minor event.
My deepest prayers and sympathy are offered for all involved with that tragedy.
I doubt (or hope) that anyone who made light of this horrific event has witnessed even a minor rail event or they would not have put fingers to keyboard to post.
Why is he braking? Holy shitballz.......I'm in a cor.......curve.......aaaieeeee.......what do I do!!!!!???
There's some mad skills right there.
I am not even going to touch the helmet thing going on in this pic......
You're not seeng the physics of this. Force = mass x acceleraton. The BMI of the average pirate chic is greater than 30. Corner = big trouble.
don't worry they aren't going to touch the helmets either!
But.........WHY is he braking?
Yeah, but ya gotta admit A) he's not hittin' the Evil Front Brake and B) he's got the Cruiserface down pat...
thank you for clarifying that. I heard news reports mentioning an earlier fire, it didn't mention a time line and i thought it was days earlier. NOW, it makes sense. So the engineer/crewmen is not to blame?
the new autokickstand. just lean the bike to either side and it stays in place. No need to be foot activated!
No mulch, must be real.
Once the pressure is lost, the brakes release, and the tankers full of crude roll downhill to Lac Megantic.
The engineer was supposed to manually activate the brakes on 11 tanker wagons, as a precaution if brake pressure should be lost.
The system was patented in 1868, and safety standards were completely evolved back then, so you wouldn't find any difference between i.e. a saw mill from then and now.
I know this thread is all about being hyper critical of others because we are all superior but your jumping to conclusions. There is nothing to indicate the rider is braking. Bike looks level. The tail light is illuminated, so what, all modern bikes have running tail lights. Can't see his fingers on the right hand so it's anyones guess but somewhere on this site it has all ready been established Harley riders are deathly afraid of the front brake, it's safe to assume he is too. Rear brake, maybe, if he has a heel rocker brake pedal, his right foot is pointing outward on highway pegs. That leaves the option of the rare but highly sought after customized left side brake pedal, oh wait can't see that either....
I was talking to some guys I was doing a show with, both casual cruiser riders (metric, not Harley). I was in the middle of my MSF course, and we were discussing riding. When I mentioned that the MSF says that 70% of the breaking power comes from the front they both seemed worried for my safety and told me that if I used the front break, I would be tossed right over the handlebars.
true story bro..
the light at the end of the tunnel ???
Happy as a hog in,,,,oh SNAP!!