Lucky rider....

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Offcamber, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. Offcamber

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    New article didn't say what he had one for gear but I'm guessing he had on some.
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf...e-tight-end-nick-o-leary-walks-112318949.html

    I don't know what the speed limit is on that road but it looked like he was going pretty good....I would have slowed seeing the car already sticking part way out and the bus dropping off.


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  2. IronJackWhitton

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    Hard to tell on the gear but it looks like T-shirt, jeans, and sneakers -- if so, he got very, very lucky (of course they could have been padded/armoured jeans who knows). Actually, regardless, he got lucky -- if he had swerved a bit more or been thrown slightly differently it might have been his body coming to a sudden stop against the bus.
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    The kid who was walking in front of the bus towards the point of impact was pretty damn lucky too.

    Probably should have been crossing the street behind the bus.

    Bus driver must have been shell shocked.

    Not to mention the rider.:norton
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  4. Neal J Hinerman

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    I believe the kid was going to get his bicycle off the rack on the front of the bus.

    I can't figure out what the car was doing. It doesn't look like it was turning, but rather that the driver lost control. Definitely a scary moment for all involved.
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  5. Swashbuckler

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    Judging by the first car that went by, it appeared he was going quite a bit faster, but only he will know. It's still hard to believe he walked away though.
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  6. SloMo228

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    Unless he's wearing a flesh-colored jacket, it's pretty clear from the video that he's just wearing a T-shirt up top. Possibly armored jeans, but what are the odds of that if he can't be bothered to wear a jacket either?

    Basically everyone in that video was lucky as hell. I'm impressed with the strength of that bus windshield!

    Edit: watching it again, it looks like he's got at least a few seconds to try and stop or swerve behind the car, but it doesn't really seem like he was braking much, if at all.
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    Looks like he is wearing a baseball cap turned around backwards and flip-flops, trademarks of a highly skilled rider.
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  8. TinDog

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    I've watched a couple times too, but I'm seeing the rear tire lifting off the ground for at least a few yards before impact. If so, that little bit of "upward mobility" might have been the difference between crashing ON TO the car rather than IN TO the car.
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    Watched it again, you're right about the wheel lifting. Still seems like he was either going way too fast, not braking early enough, not paying attention, or all three.

    What I want to know is what the hell was the car driver trying to accomplish? It looks like he/she is trying to make a right turn into the oncoming lane (and the front of the stopped bus). :huh
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    All you gear gestapo posters are fucking sick. I wear the gear. My two sons race and I have chased their ambulances from new Hampshire to Daytona. They wear the best gear money can buy. But you people...

    You are all morons. The low IQ type. This clip showed the worst and most common killer accident for motorcyclists. The guy was lucky, but you wouldn't have been any luckier with your gear. Every one of you who chimed in on the gear thing is an idiot and a novice. Go away.
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  11. IRideASlowBike

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    +1
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  12. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    Thank you for adding to the discussion. :norton
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  13. Pantah

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    You didn't offer a discussion. You offered a fucking judgement! What is it with people like you? Based on your profile, you are clearly a novice, and a novice for many years. Decades maybe. Yet you jumped on that video to lecture us. How arrogant!

    Don't lay your insecurities on us.
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  14. ongrade

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    Thank you for calling out the annoying asswipes who feel the need to share their superior knowledge in every fucking thread.:clap
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    :lol3 You got all that based on my profile, did you? Wouldn't want to be offering any "judgements" or lecturing anyone, now.
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  16. IRideASlowBike

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    And the dick measuring contest begins.
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  17. Pantah

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    yes I did. :D
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  18. SloMo228

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    It really doesn't matter whether you think I'm a novice, or really whether I am a novice. There is value in trying to deconstruct "accidents" like this rather than just throwing up your hands and saying "whoop, well, good thing he got lucky, hope that never happens to me."

    You don't have to have 50 years of riding under your belt, or race experience, or whatever the hell it is you think pushes a rider past the point of being a novice in order to try and learn something from stuff like this.

    Am I glad this guy wrecked? Hell, no. I'm glad he escaped relatively unhurt from a bad accident that could have been much worse. But you can't look at that video and say he made no mistakes. Could he have completely avoided the collision? Maybe, maybe not. We don't have all the information, only a low-res clip from a couple cameras on a bus.

    Not sure why you're so offended by that. I think his lack of gear is a poor decision. It doesn't appear that he did all he could have to avoid hitting the car. Analyzing the footage can help myself - and others - think about what they might do in a similar situation, and maybe avoid flying over the hood of a car, narrowly avoiding death or serious injury.
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  19. Wout67

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    We wear and advocate ATGATT because it reduces the risk of serious injury in a wreck. Does it mean we're bulletproof and wont get hurt? Of course not. Does it mean if we don't go out looking like a knight at the round table we will die a bloody mess in a ditch? Of course not.

    I as a motorcycle rider want to minimize the potential injuries that may occur should I wreck. Therefore, I wear gear.

    Should another rider decide to go out in flip-flops and a wife beater that's his prerogative. However, if his wreck gets posted on the internet, and he walks away unscathed, a discussion will definitely ensue.

    Wear gear, don't wear gear. It's your decision.

    IMHO, the rider made several bad choices, and is damn lucky to walk away from this wreck.
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  20. henshao

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    I think you guys are right, the stoppie did actually make his get off less severe. Time to practice a new defensive maneuver :D
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