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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
^ Farking Moran!
Idiot gives us Harley riders a bad name...
But, but... freedom pipes...
(he did have some decent rock blasting over the stereo that I could clearly make out in my helmet.)
It seems a lot of the "dragon fail" images are in this turn. Having never been to the dragon, is it possible that you can see the next turn and it is not really as dangerous as it looks?
The next turn is after about 30ft of straight, and is a tight blind right. (as in a tall dirt bank, not just shrubs)
If someone came around doing the speed limit in their lane, you would likely end up in the right ditch trying to avoid them, or fubar that next right hander.
I've never been down there, but I'd wear the fuck outa my horn getting behind an asshat like this. Cross the line, get a toot. The bigger the offense, the longer the blast.
You have fun with that... Might as well tape the button down. Oh, and install a bigger horn.
There may some discussion to be had in here:
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I think he goes by Floppy Zebra on facebook. He crashed twice and got I believe 2 tickets that weekend alone.
I don't know why everyone thinks you're going to get splattered just because you have a little head on collision. Have you ever been in a head on collision???? I have (that makes me an expert). It wasn't so bad.
I came around a 25mph hairpin (in my own lane thank you very much) at about 50mph and found a Winnebago in my lane coming right at me. I had everything on the ground trying to turn inside of it but it just wasn't happening so I hit him. Taught him a lesson too, I dented his bumper real good! He won't do that again.
I did get hurt, I got a good bruise on my calf when I bounced off his rear duals. I bailed off on the inside when I realized the engine cases were levering the tires off the ground (yeah, I laid her down). Unfortunately my 82 Katana was squashed. The guy was good enough to back up off my bike and drive off without so much as an "are you ok?" One of my buddies chased him up the road and got his license number so he ended up buying me a new bike, set of leathers and all the gear so it wasn't so bad at all. I don't see what all the whining is all about...
Consider yourself lucky, the first accident on a MC is frequently the last.
Then I should go buy a lottery ticket, but the only thing I've ever hit is the ground and my own limits...
Get a 125 they said, it will be slow and safe they said...
????? Really? That was not my first, in 40ish years of riding I've been off more times than I have fingers and toes, including more than once at over 100mph on the race track and I've never broken a bone. I always thought it was my incredible skill that I never got hurt...
In the last 10 years, I have known or ridden with 6 that are not with us anymore, another 3 that will never walk again. And for most it was the 1st or 2nd street accident.
Like I said, consider yourself lucky.
I don't consider it luck. I call it knowing when you can hang it out and when not too. It's also called wearing the appropriate gear. I've worn full leathers and armor since the 80's. Crashing doesn't usually hurt anyone. It's that sudden stop right afterwards that gets people... :)
One interesting note, every one of my little group of 80's street/race track hooligans is still alive and well. It's the hangers on that would come wanting to ride with us on the weekends who didn't fair so well. It comes back to not riding over your head which is not luck.
You've got your line well set with premium bait.
My guess is that some big fish are gonna jump right into the boat.
Well done, sir.
LMAO, I was thinking the same thing.
Am I the only one thinking, "Holy shit, I need a Grom!"
At least he was already VERY close to the ground.
The short flight off the side of the road probably sort of sucked though.