Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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  2. MotorCade

    MotorCade Rugby whore

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    LOL... They need to meet up with the spelling nazi and get their act together. It's 'Grammar." :rofl
  3. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    If photogs cause accidents, then we should pass a law banning them. On that line, we should also ban pretty girls from walking down the street.

    Oh wait, isn't it the rider/driver's responsibility to pay attention to the road?

    Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
  4. MotorradMike

    MotorradMike MIL-TFD-41

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    If YOU ride beyond YOUR limits to get a good photo, YOU eff'd up and caused the crash.
    If the folks in the lay bys are shooting with rifles, THEY are causing the crashes.
    That has already been banned.

    If we're going to ban something, let's ban the people who want to ban more stuff.
  5. jrou111

    jrou111 Stair Climber

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    That dude is gonna have a hard time getting his bike back on the trailer without a front wheel.
  6. ride4321

    ride4321 Long timer

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    Hope he's ok but it never should have happened. Glad he fixated on a care instead of another bike.
    He was probably thinking...I hate that Vette. Bet he asked the wife if he could buy a Vette before settling for a bike.
  7. Sweetzombiejesus

    Sweetzombiejesus Adventurer

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  8. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Looks like he failed counter steering 101, looks like he tried to turn into the turn, thus straightened it up. Had he looked through the corner and stayed with it, he might have had a chance.
  9. MotoSailorDC

    MotoSailorDC Gnarly Adventurer

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  10. CBAT

    CBAT occasional wanderer

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    And, he almost stuck the landing.

  11. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    wtf was he doing. he was in the turn and decided to go straight? :scratch
  12. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    Wow, that really shows how he could have avoided the wreck if he'd just stayed cranked over.
  13. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    The really sad part of this whole situation is a local rider is now in the hospital in critical condition from crashing on the fluids left on the pavement from this accident.

    Cut and paste from easttnriders thread,

    "A messege from his wife, Mel

    Jeff is now stable but still in critical condition. Injuries he has sustained include fractured skull at frontal lobe and orbital area, missing four front teeth with torn lip, facial reconstruction in the future, broken C1,C2,T3,L2,L3 and L4, broken ribs on both sides and collapsed lungs with lacerations to liver and kidney. Thank you for all your love, prayers, and support."

    Mike

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  14. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    The photographers do not cause accidents.

    People riding over their skill level cause accidents. People not paying attention to the road cause accidents. People riding too fast for conditions cause accidents. Occasionally, shitty luck even causes accidents, but the photographers aren't exactly running out there and knocking folks over, now are they?
  15. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Pictures from same thread,

    Pictures showing

    (1) Road condition

    (2) Broken tree and damage to another tree by bike hitting it 10 ft above ground

    (3) Landing Site
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    Mike
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    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    Play the Killboy sequence but put your finger on the screen, on the Vette driver's face and watch a beautiful example of target fixation!

    Thank doG he didn't kill one of us!
  17. fonztheyeti

    fonztheyeti king of all i survey

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  18. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Fix't it fer ya--

    {klay}They need to meet up with the spelling nazi and get their act together. It's 'Grammar."{/klay}

    :lol3:rofl:lol3

    --Bill
  19. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    This is real simple. Everyone rides their own ride. How much judgement, common sense, and skill YOU bring to the ride is YOUR issue. Not the issue of another rider not affecting you, some car you are fixating on, or a camera taking your picture that distracts you. YOU are distracted. The camera is incapable of distracting you.

    Own it. Good or bad.

    Sucks the dude is hurt, but he probably lacks skill, training, and judgement necessary to ride safely, as so many sadly do. This is evidenced not by snobbery, but by what I see other riders doing when I am driving and riding 100 miles round trip to work every day.

    Barry
  20. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    That is sad, but shame on the authorities for leaving the scene with fluids on the pavement.