Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. baloneyskin daddy

    baloneyskin daddy bikaholic

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    Did you even see the picture in reference? She's barely leaning over. I'm not saying leaning and draggin a knee are bad . I'm simply tired of seeing people hangin off at lean angles where a real rider would be sipping a latte.:lol3
  2. doug s.

    doug s. Long timer

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    i am totally amazed at all the monday morning quarterbacking going on here. why do you even give a rat's ass that someone's hanging off a bike that doesn't meet your approved lean angle? :eek1

    i have seen the pic, and she's anywhere from 30-40 degrees leaned over - plenty for the street, and if she feels more comfortable - and safer - hanging off when she's doing it, more power to her.

    what a bunch of anal eff's posting to this thread. i shoulda known from the beginning, when everyone was going apeshite over some poor bmw gsa rider for crossing the center line a wee bit, when in all likelihood, he was simply taking an easier line, after judging no one was in the opposite lane up ahead, around the corner...

    doug s.
  3. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    Maybe she's just entering the actual corner and is setting up for the tightening turn...
  4. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    and back to the big engines. I remembered this picture from earlier and it allows a nice sense of scale to be seen. For sure not some of the way larger ones mentioned but still would be pretty tough to build a frame around this one and put some wheels on it.

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  5. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    While all you FF's are criticizing this gal, there's a dude somewhere taking that awesome motorcycle riding gal out for dinner. Now doesn't that just piss you off!


    Obligatory pics

    This guy could afford to lean some...

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    And this guy is getting his money's worth out of those pucks.

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  7. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    You start learning somewhere. She does seem a little crossed up, she doesn't seem to be that leaned over for that bike. Still, she is learning and trying. It doesn't hurt to get basics down and work to refine them and make them habit but doing them over and over, even when not truly needed. You build memory in your actions that way. Later perhaps a coach will work with her in opening up some and getting a little better form.

    When you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Get some more tools in the bag and you learn you can do much more.

    She is OK by me. She is trying and learning!

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  8. clocklaw

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    This guy's helmet doesn't match his gear or his bike...what a total poser! :wink:
  9. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    This is true, but when you get to the edge you're done. If the speed you're carrying into the corner doesn't require increased contact patch and lean, then there really isn't any point in leaning further and using more of your available contact patch. A lot of the fast riders I've ridden with get out of the seat and in and inside position when the corner or speed doesn't really make it necessary, and I assume it's just habit that reinforces their form.



  10. crofrog

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    Yeah not so much, you get to the edge and the tire starts to slide a bit...
  11. Running Bear

    Running Bear Been here awhile

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    If none of us ever did anything, until we were good at it, none of us would ever do anything.

    As far as I know, that's an original quote.

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  12. Steverino

    Steverino Arrogant Horse's Ass #1

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    What a poser!

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  13. 100mpg

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  14. 100mpg

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    :lol3 look at the wing riders face. i bet i can read his mind.....wtf is this guy doing now....25mph and he still cant stay on the road? sheesh...
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  16. 100mpg

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    because this is the FAIL Thread! get with the program sunshine!!! It is what we DO here! sheesh...
  17. 100mpg

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    Gwen you dont think that learning bad habits is wrong? She is not racing but she THINKS she is really carving up the road....now when she really gets into a "make it or crash" turn she will crash...because all the while she was learning from watching other posers on sport bikes. making spark don't mean you can handle a motorcycle. it means you learned how to make sparks.
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  19. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    The problem pops up when people post totally normal shots of people riding in a perfectly normal situation, and instead of being human beings, they turn into Internet Experts On Everything, and immediately begin to critique stuff they don't know anything about.


    This is, of course different from me, because I am currently employed as a motorcycle engineer, moonlight as a highly successful road racer, hang out with outlaw biker gangs, and I'm also ex Mossad and a foreign policy advisor to Brazil.
  20. 100mpg

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    it might be, but your a n00b and it dont count. go to the back of the line.