Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. zeeede

    zeeede Long timer

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    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.
  2. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    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. :deal
  3. MattB

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    :deal 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.
  4. Scratch33

    Scratch33 Fugawi?

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  6. sk8rdi16

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  7. RDTCU

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    Just think, that 'vette may have saved his life, kept him from flying off the mountain...
  8. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    :deal

    Nah, those photographers don't cause accidents. :huh
  12. sk8rdi16

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    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?
  13. wrecked'em

    wrecked'em satisfied enzyte user

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    i think he targeted the vett. why did he stand the bike up instead of staying turned?
  14. RDTCU

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    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...)
  15. SilkMoneyLove

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    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.
  16. Barman

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    He's looking/waving directly at the photographer in the first pictures in the series thereby not setting up properly for the corner. The Vette wasn't necessarily fixation as much as sheer panic in the middle of blowing the corner.
    He was finished way before he even saw the car. :deal
  17. Offcamber

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    That's a pretty good impact broke all the spokes right out of the front wheel....I know it was alloy but still....The brake light comes on and off but I wonder if that's because of the shutter speed of the camera and the fact that the brake light is an LED....or maybe he has a brake light flasher.

    I agree I think it was him looking at the photographer and not setting up for he corner properly bet that happens 100 times a day.
  18. TrashCan

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    He was all done on frame 10.:muutt
  19. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    I agree, If the photog was not there, he would have made the corner just fine. He would have been paying attention to the road and not mugging for the camera.
    :1drink

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  20. XR650L_Dave

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    His distractability would have bitten him sooner or later... SQUIRREL!


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