Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    No images.

    They've got restrictions, their webmaster's probably had problems with webbots so no linked images.

    Here is the thread so we can read up ourselves:

    http://www.easttnriders.com/forum/showthread.php?t=41945

    --Bill
  2. warrior1677

    warrior1677 Been here awhile

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    WOW. he could have stayed in the turn, but that was a perfect execution of the MSF stopping in the turn technique.
  3. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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  4. rush2112_2112

    rush2112_2112 Been here awhile

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    Throttlemeister Long timer

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    Damn hell of a hit:eek1
  6. PFSGATORS

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    Destroyed the Corvette! Poor old guy in the Vette had nowhere to go, both airbags went off-
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. Jailor8

    Jailor8 Long timer

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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
  11. pretbek

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    I would bet you didn't read the last 15 posts or looked at any of the images/videos.
  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. Patrol

    Patrol VALE 46!

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    Poor dude in the vette got a face full of airbag
  15. 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.
  16. Cogswell

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


    Mike
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    I'm so stealing that PIC
  20. KilLeR Kawasaki

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