Lucky rider....

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

  1. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    Rider fault...
    thousands of cases every year where riders were "cut off" and considered not the riders fault. But when that car was making a u turn there was no bike in sight and looks like the rider had a couple hundred yards to stop, not the last 20, and he was in a bus zone which would make the limit slower. Bike is likely double the speed limit and not paying attention.

    Fortunate he made out ok...
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  2. DOGSROOT

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    Yup, you're right on both counts.

    I didn't catch the bike rack.

    Kid had some quick reflexes.

    Car driver was on a road to nowheres. :confused
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  3. Spaggy

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    I wonder if doing a stoppy right before impact may have saved his legs from more serious injury. Not trying to make light of it, but maybe it's a cleaner ejection path.
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  4. Offcamber

    Offcamber Long timer

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    When I posted this I had only looked at it a couple of times....

    Yup the Stoppie is pretty clear and its obvious now he didn't even have a helmet on.....Lucky SOB.

    Bet the kid getting off the bus needed an underwear change after that...
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  5. ride4321

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    The chances of this guy walking away from that accident without a bashed in skull are extremely low. That's one lucky sumabitch. Anyone saying that gear (especially a helmet) in a situation like that wouldn't make a difference is just...:loco
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  6. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    Tiny, itie bitty dick wave'in contest. Again! :csm

    No shit! Who cares wut gear he's wear'in, why the fuck is he go'in 80 mph on a residential street past a bus drop'in off children? :huh Oh yeah, he's a trust fund titty baby. :thumb
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  7. Offcamber

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    It wasn't a school bus it was a transit bus....but agreed speed was defiantly a factor. That said I still can't figure out what the car driver was doing.....I doubt in that situation I could have predicted where that car was going to go....but I wouldn't have been going that fast either.
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  8. ozmoses

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    Saw this on Yahoo or MSN last night, took a couple of views before I could understand what happened-if I even do:

    No idea what the car was doing; U-turn, 3-point turn, mistook gas pedal for the brake?!

    I cannot discern the time frame but it appears to me that the driver was well into the road before the rider appears in frame which leads me to believe that m/c was traveling fairly quickly. Whether that was below,at or above the posted limit I do not know and, really, it does not matter-clearly it was too fast for conditions.

    Truly, this guy got lucky this time. Regardless of his attire that sort of luck probably won't hold; time for him to consider skills, knowledge and judgement,IMO.
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  9. fast4d

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    would it still be the car driver's fault if the speed limit on the road is 30 and bike is traveling at 80+mph?
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  10. DR Donk

    DR Donk Been here awhile

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    That's a good question and one I've been wondering about also. Any LEO's want to educate us? :ear
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  11. BanjoBoy

    BanjoBoy Been here awhile

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    I ain't no stink'in leo, butt wut they do here in the golden state iz asses fault by %. They may find the car driver 30% at fasult fer do'in sumpin stupid, and find the rider 70% at fault fer go'in way too fast 'n hit'in the car. (When he soulda bean able to stop.)
    It's a financial windfall fer the insurance companies, cuz they get to jack both partie's rates! :deal
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  12. SHANEBIG

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    Looked like the bike lights were not switched on either.
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