rnickymouse failure Mulholland fest

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

  1. air-cooled

    air-cooled Been here awhile

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    because i will never ride at mullholland but the name of the road has something to do were i come from i will post a uncut and bad sound quality video which has a bit of everything here discussed, overtaking, line crossing, bicycles, pedestrians, cayenne movie car, movie police, off course speeding and almost everything done in second gear, i forget, line crossings are all because of the camera position of course.

    the only reason to post is because i like this thread and the (sometimes hilarious) riding and like to share this road with you, though it is a bit longer as a mile and a half.


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  2. tokyoklahoma

    tokyoklahoma 75%has been 25%wanabe

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    The man maybe, the girlfriend probably not. I was shocked the first time I heard it said. Around here we call it "doing donuts".
    Drifting when I was a kid was called, "doing Brodys" I never learned WhoTF Brody was, or why he took every curve sideways.:lol3
  3. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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  4. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    ALL: Ok, school me on the bald front tire? My thinking (poor that it may be) is that the baldness in not an issue on a dry road. More important is the transition over the 'step' between the flat center section and the curved profile of the rubber closer to the edge. I watched the video and noted the front washing away. School me as to how the 'baldness' caused this?

    I recently crashed in a similar manner at the track on a well used front tire and wonder if the worn tire was a very large part of the problem? Mich RP2 with 3/32" measured half way 'tween the center and the edge of the tire. My crash involved a 'damp' spot at lean. Earlier experience showen me that the tire liked to slide in the damp even when the bike was verticle and under some braking. The damp spot at the track got me sliding but the tire did not want to hook up on the dry right after. The tire in the video slid and tucked in the dry similar to my tire which slid on the dry rightafter the damp moment at the track.

    I tend to stretch my limits and get my ya-ya's out at the track rather than on the street.
  5. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    Dude... The CORDS WERE SHOWING!!! That tire was beyond worn.
    I've noticed the traction seems to fade with wear/age. I'm not sure why, maybe the rubber gets harder as it ages?
  6. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    Before tires were tailor made for the application the norm for flattrack racing was to harden new tires by throwing them on a tin roof for a year. It helps the lugs keep an edge longer.
  7. air-cooled

    air-cooled Been here awhile

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    this tire is mine and below grip level.
    you need just a bit more rubber on the tire to flex with the road surface to obtain grip.
    on of the reasons to change your tire when the wear markers start to show.
  8. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    I usually change mine before they get as bad as those.
    But really, the tire in question had cords showing, that's just stupid.
    You'd be better off with a car tire on the front!
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    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    They whipped a shitty in Indiana.
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    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    ... same as uphill gardening or bone smuggling? :dunno
  11. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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    No need to apologise, eatpasta; cool to learn and disseminate esoteric slang.

    I'll be flippin' bitches and cuttin' hookers all over Canada now!!

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    This is precisely the rider that linked brakes were designed for. Then, with some front brake applied, ABS might have been useful.
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    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Mounties dont take too kindly to that, eh!
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    ibafran villagidiot

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    Thanx. I had to enlarge the video and use a lot of stop action to see those bad patches along the edge of the tread. You got some good eyes and/or better video screen to see cords.

    Plus, I am not used to looking at CA tires. There is a lot of rubber worn off the edge contour of that tire. Looks like the tire was baked at the track and the worn, spotty areas might be blistering? Spotty areas look too irregular to be remnants of cupping?

    Tire looks worse than merely 'bald'. And I don't recall ever seeing anything like that tire before now. I hope that a tire expert will weigh in on that tire and explain how it might come to look the way that it does?
  15. k-moe

    k-moe Long timer

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    He'd have had the steel belts showing :lol3
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    "Yeah, I was totally dragging elbow up on Mulholland..."
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