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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Didn't have the correct number of fingers covering the brake. Oh sh*t. Sorry...
You could be right. But then again, maybe not. Speaking from my own personal experience of adjusting road side scenery due to over enthusiasm, lack of skill, lack of ground clearance, early apexing & general buffoonery I will stick with my original post. I have pivoted the rear of bikes around centre stands, foot rests & exhausts on both right & left hand corners. Always happened just like in the photies. I've even got a corner named after me due to the impressive gouge I left for all to see. And the hole in the hedge.
I've stopped now, though, it's a silly thing to do & makes a real mess of hedgerows & gardens.
Hmmm. Smoked lenses. I suspect he geeked at the upcoming turn and he hit the rear brake pedal, maybe even unknowingly, just tense.
It was a nice old Vfr though. 93 was the year of that color I think?
He probably realized he was coming in too fast, trying to save it by leaning the bike too far, pivoting on the peg, maybe had the rear brake assisting as well? Is that a 87 model VFR, had one, nice bike.
It is obvious to even the most casual observer that he was exhaling when he should have been inhaling.
The consequences of such a rookie error are clear in the pics.
I thought it was 'cos he was running the wrong oil. Everybody knows that if you run synthetic your corner entry speed can be much higher.
Simply another case of speed and enthusiasm far surpassing traction and skill level.
I am sure any of us who have ridden aggresively, whether on the track or street, have experienced similiar circumstances. Hope dude walked away relatively unscathed with a little more knowledge of what not to do.
my money is with Chuck.
What's worse for this rider is that he doesn't often ride this bike as it was his garage queen and he regularly rode a 6th gen VFR these days but had loaned it to a fellow VFRD forum member that was in the states from Vietnam to ride the area for a couple days. His garage queen is now more like a garage whore.
This one been covered yet?
Pic #19 is my 'favorite'.
Ha, dang... For once the guy in the Corvette was the innocent party...
Full pic series
When midlife crisis collide...
Should've just lay'd er down.
Just think, that 'vette may have saved his life, kept him from flying off the mountain...
target fixation big time. i give him a 8.7 on the landing. all jokeing aside i do hope he wasnt hurt too bad.
1) thank God I didn't have one of these encounters while there two weeks ago
2) at what point did he first shit himself
3) once giving up on making the turn and uprighting the bike say pic 10 to 11, why did it take until pic 15 to see BRAKES!?!?
Nah, those photographers don't cause accidents. :huh
This was my question. IF, he had been fully concentrated on riding and prepped for that turn, would he have still over shot the center line?
Looks like he probably couldn't have leaned that chrome beast over too much further, but with a more thoughtful entry into the corner could he have made it?
i think he targeted the vett. why did he stand the bike up instead of staying turned?
Saw vette, turned in hard, scrubbed hard parts, panicked, maybe grabbed some front brake, which stood him up and made him run wide.
Totaled that beast, and $10k+ in damages to the 'vette...
(IF it stayed on the shoulder and didn't end up down the mountain itself...)
That looked pretty violent. Bike looks fubared. He was def going too fast for his skills.
If I was the Vette guy I would be pissed. Looks like the rider just gave up on the turn. Had he stuck with it he might have snuck by the Vette guy.
The camera folks don't cause accidents.