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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by wiseblood, Jul 31, 2012.
Hopefully not 205, but this is my favorite by far.
And who do you get mad at? Guy on the bike has a responsibility to watch out for idiots on the road. Dad (with daughter) has a responsibility to protect his kid, and not BE an idiot on the road. I hope this ended ok for everyone.
Rider has absolute responsibility not to hit the two wheelmen. I agree it was idiotic of that dad to stop where he did, but that doesn't relieve the rider from having to stop or avoid them.
Don't know how it ended, but if Ricky Racer was using proper technique, then he saw dad and junior before he even tipped into the turn.
Pillion ready to bail out ?
IIRC, heat cycling has a lot to do with tire life (traction). A bald tire is likely to have more heat cycles than a tire with more tread.
The shadow of the bike vs. the shadow of the cyclist don't look right. Unless it is a still from a video or from the photographer's site, I'm thinking it's a photoshop.
If not, the dad is an idiot. But one would think the rider would have seen them quite a bit prior and adjusted his line.
Just a theory.
I saw that but figured the rider was much further from the daddy / daughter than the pic made them look. So the angles were different than it would appear. If this was a 500 or so mm lens, the foreshortening would give this effect. It'd also mean that there wasn't an imminent danger of the rider hitting the two.
It's from rnickeymouse's photostream. Probably major lens compression or whatever the crap it is.
Maybe, but I would bet she just downgraded the pilot to "The Friend Zone."
Well, then go to rnickeymouse's photo site and accuse him of it. Professional photographers love it when you do that, I hear.
Then, post us a link.
Since you are already having fun, might as well toss in a few J turns too.
Done, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnickeymouse/6474573797/in/photostream/, I ain't skeered to call it out.
If you look at the shadow of the rider's torso and head, and take into account that it is falling on a complex curve (the cambered shoulder of a curving road that is on a slope) all three shadows (the motorcyclist, and both bicyclists) are exactly where they would be expected to be when lit from the same source. The foreshortening of a long lens makes it look weird, but that photo does not appear to be altered.
That's what I was thinking. Still, kind of a "perfect storm" of lighting anomalies.
I followed a pair like this once down Hwy1 for about 45 minutes while lane splitting. The girl was a tall and curvy thing on the back of a Ducati but instead of wearing leathers, she was wearing one of those more than skin tight latex suits. Im sure it offered zero crash protection. It made for quite an uncomfortable ride.... for me anyways.
They appear to be braking and she is bracing herself against the tank with her arms locked. I would imagine she moves about quite a bit and, if predictable by the rider, probably assists sporty riding by doing so. Makes you wonder why she wouldn't just ride her own bike, however.
Those are some Lilliputian boots! Wow.
Could be she sucks at shifting. Might not know how to handle a manual trans. There are a lot of them around like that!
My wife is 4'10" and wears a size 5 1/2 -6 shoe. She would look like that too.