rnickymouse failure Mulholland fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by wiseblood, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. pizzaman383

    pizzaman383 Adventurer

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    I'm amazed at the number of wipe-outs on this road. Is it that hard to ride fast? Is it hard just to ride at all?
  2. kbasa

    kbasa Roubaix! Super Moderator

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    He worked at Boston Cycles. I remember reading an article about him when he had like 15 bikes and wasn't super famous yet.
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    It's an easy, second gear corner where everyone tries to show of - that's all there is to it. Ive been through there probably 1000 times with no issues besides stupid people.
  4. viverrid

    viverrid not dead yet

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    I used to have dualsport set up primarily for dirt but still street plated that didn't have a stand. I used to lean it against stuff all the time. There was a guy who had big BWM boxer who took it every fucking unpaved sort of place, he had no stands either and would just dump it over on the cylinder guards at stops. I don't know him but there were pics of his bike "parked" like that on ADV years ago.
  5. scooterintexas

    scooterintexas Been here awhile

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  6. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo

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    Aside from the bald front tire, it looks like even though he has his ass off to the inside, his shoulders look like they are outside. Maybe it is the perspective, but even in the frame prior it looks like he is got his shoulders outside and a pretty good arm bend to his right arm. At least his helmet rooster thingy survived intact.
  7. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I can't imagine riding with that front tire.:huh
  8. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Good recovery from the tumble. Interesting how many people rushed to 'help'. Funny that they were waving others to slow down when this guy was completely off the road
  9. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    No shit! WTF was that guy thinking? I would be nervous just having the bike PARKED on that front tire!
  10. Benduro

    Benduro It's been handled.

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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I rode right past that spot on Sunday morning. There is still a huge black circle in the road.

    I had the unfortunate luck to wake up at about 4.30am - wide awake. So I zipped on my leathers and headed out to the canyons. Its amazing how much different it is at 5.30am on a sunday. It happened to be VERY foggy at lower altitudes and very slippy so I had to be a bit careful on the Speed Triple as to not emulate all of these crashers but the view from the top of the mountain was simply breathtaking.
  12. Steve G.

    Steve G. Long timer

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    Isn't that crash from a couple yrs ago?
  13. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    A friend of mine, against my advice, just bought a Suzuki RF900R for his first bike, and it came with a bald front tire. Three different people beside me have told him not to ride it like that. He insists there is rubber left, citing that he runs his car tires until steel shows. :eek1 He's taking a 4 hour ride out of town this week in 95 degree heat.

    Oh, and he doesn't like full face helmets, jackets, or gloves.

    Does anybody know what the visiting hours are at the hospital? :kurt
  14. Paebr332

    Paebr332 Good news everyone!

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    You need to slash his front tire.

    Seriously.
  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I've gone through there on knobbies at a pretty good clip and never threw it away :dunno

    And Leno is a very approachable guy, loves to chat about gearhead stuff, but the second someone brings up a Hollywood related topic he politely excuses himself and splits. I was standing at the Rock Store one day when he pulls up in something akin to an Ariel Atom, and helped back him into a spot next to my bike. He gets out, says thank you and before I could even say anything some tourists came running, and I'm not kidding, these people were tripping over their dicks trying to get to him. He smiled and let them take a couple of pictures and promptly split. Can't blame the guy, it must get old.
  16. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    Meet me in CSM. I want to learn about what other astute decisions your friend is making in his life. :augie :D
  17. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Not a bad idea. I could jab the sidewall with an ice pick, and just happen to be driving my pickup with ramp and ratchet straps in the back to give him a lift home. An underhanded move for sure, but one that might save his life.

    I looked in my garage for an old take-off, but I must have let them dispose of it when I got new tires.

    I think I will just find him a used tire that isn't bad, and give it to him.

    You think we should stone him? :lol3:huh (inside joke)
  18. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

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    :evil
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah, I cant blame him either. I have had a few chances to chat with him about stuff and he loves to BS about car and bike stuff.

    Ive seen him at Laguna Seca a few times during the historical races and I yelled out at him "Hey, Ill see you at the rock store next sunday"
  20. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    Watch the recent video where the guy in the Nissan stinks it up, even without the benefit of a nice target to fixate on.