Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    I was about 3 minutes behind the Miata, motorcycle wreck.
    I think the motorcycle and rider went over the car.
    Looked like right side windshield took a huge hit.
  2. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Honda Rune... or is it a Ruined Valkyrie?

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    Stylish bike, no idea how it goes. Guess it's the Japanese version of a Dong?

    :D

    --Bill
  3. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    It's a Big Dong.
  4. Center-stand

    Center-stand Been here awhile

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    We lost a friend last year in NC. If I understand correctly the deceased are not allowed to leave the state until an autopsy is performed. That might explain why he didn't go to Knoxville.
  5. shelion

    shelion Goddess of Fire

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    That is indeed a Honda Rune.
  6. Albie

    Albie Kool Aid poisoner

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    So Rune is Japanese for Dong? :lol3
  7. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    He only fell 30, 40 feet max. No biggie...
  8. Bar None

    Bar None Candy Ass

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    TrashCan,
    You talking about the Miata/bike wreck on the Cherohala or the one on the Dragon? Seems there were two.
  9. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    On the Dragon.
  10. alekkas

    alekkas Been here awhile

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    I was there last year and more miatas than you could shake a stick at. Convention? Never saw one cross the yellow. What's the case here?
  11. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    Bike ran wide, not the Mazda.
  12. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    Idiot paid the price.
  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    I think it's a Druid word that has something to do with chicken bones... :eek1

    --Bill
  14. DHC-2

    DHC-2 Adventurer

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    I hope you're just trolling when you say "Idiot paid the price". I think most riders at some point have crossed the yellow line. Most don't want to, but too much entry speed, inattention, gravel, etc, may cause them to drift. There are some who really don't care which side of the road they're on. We don't know the facts so I don't think we should judge.
  15. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    I've had many more close calls from cars cutting corners than from me running wide...
  16. Boston813

    Boston813 Been here awhile

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    I go down every year for miatas at the gap and I'm glad to hear that everyone was behaving themselves. If anyone catches wind of a miata owner not playing nice be sure to post it so we can make sure that they are properly shamed. :lol3
  17. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    They've already been shamed, they're driving Miatas... :lol3
  18. Boston813

    Boston813 Been here awhile

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    I see what you did there. :evil
  19. XPatriot

    XPatriot Charges have been dropped

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    My 2c.......there is no reason NOT to cross the yellow line under certain conditions


    -Dry conditions (I general avoid travelling along any painted lines in the wet).

    -Clear visibility of the road ahead

    -No traffic entering the road

    -No gravel or those stupid fucking rumble divots the DOT have decided to put in some roads

    -Only cross at points where the curve allows you to naturally move back onto your side of the road. i.e early to set up a right hand turn, or at the apex on a left hand turn. In both instances you need visibility beyond the turn, or at least beyond the apex. For right turns you look to the apex and beyond to determine if you can cross and carry more speed, for left you see beyond the apex to see if you can straighten sooner after the apex and accelerate harder.

    I've ridden the Dragon once both ways and know most turns are pretty blind.....around where I live you have a lot of open sweepers and you can find yourself safely spending a lot of time over the yellow line.
  20. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

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    ......... until the one time you get caught between the headlights of something with 4 wheels -- and can't get back.