Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. markk9

    markk9 Been here awhile

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    I would bet the rider above was not wearing a full face helmet.

    It's a public road, not a private race track.
  2. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Even me as a Motorcycling n00b can say: Bad case of Target Fixation. Could've possibly evaded the crash if he continued to turn.

    Seemed like a damn hard hit though...did you see that front wheel fly?
  3. GSAragazzi

    GSAragazzi Long timer

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    From happy day to bad day in seconds! Ouch interesting how he fixated on the car and not the road. The bike went from turning/leaning to straight on. Hope both guys r ok
  4. Jailor8

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    WOW!!! :eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1 Any word on his condition??

    Now the how? Not trying monday morning quarterback this guy, but as the sign on the tree of shame sez, learn from his pain.

    My theory

    1. Hamming for the camera, he's not looking where he is going and how fast he is getting there, totally not set up for the curve.

    1a. Sez/thinks, Oh SHIT!!! Target Fixation at 1000% strength!

    2. Starts to take the curve and may have leaned so much he drags a peg and looses traction? Maybe? Looking at the Vette!

    3 Manages to save it from that peg drag skid, but in doing so has to straighten up and go straight. Looking at the Vette!

    4. Now its just a matter of how fast he can brake and scrub speed and maybe at the last second steer and avoid the Vette. Plus how well is the Vette driver paying attention and what will he do? Looking at the Vette.

    5. Looks like the brakes are not on until he is well over halfway across the lane:eek1 and if he is obeying the 30 mph speed limit (right!) on the Dragon.:eek1 Give the Vette driver credit for going off road, The only shoulder there is the lead in to the pull off where Killboy is standing. Sometimes there are other vehicles there beside Kboy and his pop up. Looking at the Vette.

    Flying over the Vette.

    Other observations?

    I really want this to be a learning crash not a pile.

    Jailor8
  5. pretbek

    pretbek Long timer

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    I would bet you didn't read the last 15 posts or looked at any of the images/videos.
  6. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Well, except for that little detail of running into oncoming traffic. Or did I miss that lesson when I took the training many years ago? :lol3
  7. tedder

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    Or, join the killboy thread where it's been discussed and things like this are shared:

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  8. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    Poor dude in the vette got a face full of airbag
  9. markk9

    markk9 Been here awhile

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    I didn't see any pics of the second guy that went down, all the pics are of the first one.
  10. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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    Photogs will most likely not post them as he is a "local"


    Mike
  11. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Were the photogs shooting though? I havne't been able to see what was posted on the TN board as I'm not a member...
  12. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    I don't think so as the thread from the TN board indicated something to the effect of thank god there were two riders stopped nearby that witnessed it or its possible no one would have known he went over the edge.
  13. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Bitch called me a feminist.

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    I'm so stealing that PIC
  14. KilLeR Kawasaki

    KilLeR Kawasaki Marky A

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  15. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

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    Damn! The flying body in pic 19! Should have concentrated on the road, not the photog.Anyone know if he was ok?

    Also, how do you all manage to show the pics in the thread?
  16. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Ritalin Boy Petroconsumptivitius

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    Don't think it went off.
  19. thetable

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    Might want to look again. It definitely did.
  20. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Regarding the cruiser guy smashing into the Vette...

    What do you think the cruiser guy's insurance company is going to do when they see those pictures? Deny the claim? Drop his ass? Has anyone ever thought about how riding on a road heavily populated by photographers is just leaving tons of evidence about your shitty/dangerous/ignorant riding when applicable?

    That particular series of photos is so detailed and thorough I think it would be impossible for anyone to argue that the wreck was anyone's fault other than the guy on the cruiser...

    Makes a guy wonder.

    Sounds like he got pretty fucked up too. A lot of his facial injuries could have been prevented with a full face helmet, but that wouldn't have helped the spine injuries.

    +1 on being pissed off if I were the driver of the Corvette. I guess we can be thankful that he didn't head on into another motorcycle.