Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,780
    Location:
    Near Cortland NY
    Oh man, the shadow of the cameraman at 25 secs...

    I've done that alone, in november, just before dark, temps right at freezing.

    Pool was smaller, and only chest deep. Bike comes out much easier (when alone) if you leave as much as possible in the water, get the bars and seat on land, then 'flip' it.

    There's nothing like looking at the headlight shining up through 4 feet of water or so...


    Dave
  2. kimber45

    kimber45 I'm over it.

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Clay,MI
    except looking at a failing light shine up through 30' of water. :huh

  3. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,003
    Location:
    Tioga County, PA
    I think the camera man is partially to blame. The swimmer appears to be riding over his level to begin with, the cameraman stopped in his path doesn't help either when trying to throttle up a hill.
  4. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,780
    Location:
    Near Cortland NY
    Couldn't play the audio on that (at work), is that how deep the bike was?!!:eek1
  5. klaviator

    klaviator Long timer

    Joined:
    May 28, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,926
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL
  6. RxZ

    RxZ Legal Drug Dealer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,917
    Location:
    Tyler, TX
  7. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    19,747
    Location:
    Begin Op Zoom
    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/k0Gc-3w_nJo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. KilLeR Kawasaki

    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Oddometer:
    969
    Location:
    Littleton, Colorado
    Rider in video above obviously riding too fast for his line of sight. Instead of doing the safe thing, braking or passing on left, he cut off the pedestrians exit route.
  9. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2007
    Oddometer:
    19,747
    Location:
    Begin Op Zoom
    That's one way of looking at it.
  10. Cdub!

    Cdub! Adventurer

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2009
    Oddometer:
    76
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    He wouldn't have had to go back and retrieve the GLOVE he dropped if he'd been wearing them! Duh! Winning!
  11. omnivore

    omnivore SuperSportTourer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2004
    Oddometer:
    1,014
    Location:
    Brantford,ONT,CAnada
    My 1st trip to Deals Gap was May, 1996. Speed limit was 55. And it stayed that way for a few more yrs. It was still 55 in June of 2000. Somewhere bwteen 200 and 04 when the repaving and new shoulders went in, the speed limit dropped.
  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,187
    Location:
    Western NY, further from NYC than 6 entire states
    Classic target fixation, person was moving to edge of road, and it would have been real easy for the bike to swing wide, instead he fixated on the guy and tracked him all the way to the shoulder, like a laser guided missile.

    If he looked where he WANTED to go, it would have been a non event IMHO
  13. kimber45

    kimber45 I'm over it.

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Clay,MI
    oh no. it appears that bike was only 4 or 5 feet under water.

    i was referring to a buddies 2 year old sportsman 500 that went under the ice last year at lake simcoe.
  14. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,960
    Location:
    West Central Missouri
    How much lube do you need to screw a catchers mit?:huh:lol3
  15. car94

    car94 What's this Box for?

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2010
    Oddometer:
    3,960
    Location:
    West Central Missouri
    Your slipping man! This thing is in this thread and a couple other places on the site, its been posted so many times its 820:norton
  16. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2003
    Oddometer:
    14,075
    Location:
    Richmond, Va
    Really? I see it as the pedestrian was in the center of the road, the rider aimed for the shoulder, then the pedestrian ran to the shoulder at the last second.
  17. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    803
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    +1

    The last place I would want to go to avoid a dumbass pedestrian is into a lane where there might be oncoming cages.
  18. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,063
    Location:
    Southern Louisiana or Southern England or ...
    What sort of idiot would deliberately run off a twenty-foot wide road to avoid a two foot wide obstacle (moving or not)? Should also have been going much slower to begin with of course. What if it had been kids crossing the road?

    Shit like this is why riders like this SHOULD be hammered by the authorities.
  19. DingDangKid

    DingDangKid El Lechero

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Oddometer:
    3,003
    Location:
    Tioga County, PA
    Did I miss the other rider's bike? The guy who dropped the glove?
  20. RichBeBe

    RichBeBe All Hail Seitan!!!

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    6,343
    Location:
    NYC
    I hit a pedestrian once. With well over a 100k miles of street riding my only crash was a pedestrian. I did not have time to stop, while braking hard I counter-steered behind the direction he was going and he changed direction. I did what I could but my brake lever caught his ribs which launched me and sent him to the ground hard.
    It seems like the rider went the wrong way, but we weren't there and maybe the guy changed directions. I am sure the sumo guy is looking back and seeing the mistakes, by hindsight is 20-20.