Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. shelion

    shelion Goddess of Fire

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    Jeebus, I don't use 2 or 4 fingers on my levers, I use 2 toes!

    Who the fuck cares if other people use both hands on one lever or just their pinky when THEY ride. The whole 'ride your own ride' also applies to however you choose to work your controls for crap's sake.

    Now then, why is this woman holding a baby Ewok?

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  2. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    all absolutely true.

    but best practice on the street also requires being prepared to deal with the unexpected and that which is beyond your control. you might have no choice but to brake in a corner at some point. imho, that means doing it regularly, so it is "nothing" when you have to do it, is a good idea.

    it's not about being faster or racing or anything. it's about being best prepared to survive in a world where the unexpected and things outside of your control do happen.
  3. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    I see faint yellow way out in front of the bike and he is to the right of it. I also see white to the right of his bike, so that makes this a non fail event. NFE. :D
  4. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    To crush underneath her ungloved palms if they lay 'er down? :1drink
  5. dmaxmike

    dmaxmike former quadtard.

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    na there good they got the jebus fish on there bags.
  6. ParaMud

    ParaMud Been here awhile

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    Am I the only one that brakes with the right 3 fingers? (pinky, ring, middle). It allows an easier transition from braking to accelerating.
  7. Valker

    Valker Been here awhile

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    Because an adult Ewok wouldn't fit between them?? Do I win?
  8. Griffin44

    Griffin44 Been here awhile

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    My S1000RR doesn't have linked brakes. ABS yes.

    I'm not sure what you're saying here, but, you can easily disable the ABS and it has always been an option on the S1000RR. The Canadian model wasn't available without ABS.


    My old Honda CBR1000F required four fingers hauling on the brake to stop fast. My S1000RR is one or maybe two fingers to emergency brake with the ABS just fluttering on the edge of kicking in in Race mode. I can use four fingers but why bother?

    I got around the only potential problem I saw (trapping the extra fingers on the clutch side) by replacing the stock levers with Pazzo shorties. The brake lever never gets close enough to the grip to worry about trapping fingers.

    I find that much of what is taught at MSF needs to be taken with a grain of experience and common sense, such as lane position.


    And... I have no pics of the Dragon.
  9. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    You can't park that here:

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  10. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Yikes!:eek1

    Jim :brow
  11. sleazy rider

    sleazy rider Tech Type

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    What am I missing? The bicyclist is way over to the shoulder on the other side of the road. There's nothing in front of the rider that I can see.
  12. eddie bolted

    eddie bolted BOING!!!

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    Looking at his tire mark on the wet road,it looks like the rear end slid out. YES-NO?
  13. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Introducing the new La-Z-Boy on wheels!

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  14. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    I don't think so. It looks more to me like the rider has absolutely no confidence in his tires on a wet surface. I would hate to see him on knobbies in the wet.
  15. wdeTA

    wdeTA TransAlp Adv

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    Look harder, it wasn't trolley tracks, it was an unintentional stoppie to avoid slamming in to the idiot running across traffic. If you watch it a couple times you can clearly see someone run directly in front of him from the right and keep on going out the left side. Kudos to the rider (and the brakes) for reacting that quickly even if did mean going all the way over the bars. Unfortunately the person that actually caused the accident probably just kept on going.
  16. 2fast4u

    2fast4u What the hell!

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    He was going to fast in that much traffic.
  17. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    Look harder still... at about 0:15 or 0:16, if you look at the road along the left trolley rail, you can see some missing asphalt along the rail a couple of feet before where the bike landed. Likely a combination of two. When he reacted and got on the brakes HARD, his front tire also got trapped in this missing asphalt. If you look close at the video you can that his bike is pretty much lined up with that left trolley rail.

    I wish I knew how to do a screen grab from youtube... I'd post it up.

    Edit: Also visible near the orange shoe at around :051.
  18. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Plus I don't think the chances of such a "neat" endo are likely otherwise, he was at least dipped in the rail if not grabbed by it.
  19. Human Ills

    Human Ills Useful Idiom

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    I couldn't help but noticing the useless bystander was wearing Capris, maybe that's why he was so reluctant to get out of his car.
  20. PSYCHO II

    PSYCHO II Crusty Demon

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    Perhaps substitute the practice of a higher risk skill with the development of more observation and anticipation. Looking further ahead and giving yourself more time to respond appropriately.

    After all how many events are truly out of our own control?
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