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post #61 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:58 AM
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This concept is taught to everyone, that bike is going to go towards whatever you focus your eyes on and that's for sure what occurred there. Hope the guy was ok.

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post #62 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 11:38 AM
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Unhappy It looks like....

....by picture #9 he starts to realize the error of his ways but it's not until picture #17 that he starts to apply the brakes and by picture #18 he's soiled himself.
I feel sorry for the guy in the Corvette! (Not something I would normally say!) but this poor bastard was just out for a nice ride on a warm fall day. Minding his own business and BLAM!!!! some duchebag who can't handle his Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, whatever ruins his weekend too!
Remember what a once wise man said; "A mans got to know his limitations."
(I say once wise man only because Clint Eastwood is now making commercials for Mitt Romney. But that's a completely different thread!)

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I came around a corner down there (completely in control) only to find a large black bear in my lane! For one thing I think my pipes scared him off. He also knew it's not nice to mess with Harley Davidson.



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post #64 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 07:39 AM
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Holy crap!!! Looks like counter-steer went out the window when he saw the vette!

Be careful, STUPID doesn’t care what direction it comes at you from!!!

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the good .......... it was a metric
the bad ............ it was a Vette
the ugly ........... looking toward & waving for the camera is rarely the way to enter a curve

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.... (I say once wise man only because Clint Eastwood is now making commercials for Mitt Romney.)
..... that 'empty chair' thing .......... brilliant !


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Good lord that's crazy. I never try to look at those photographers.
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post #67 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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Looks to me like he was doing some serious chassis bashing which then led him to straighten the bike up and then target fixation did him in. I think by #11 he's in full panic mode - no visible brake dive going on. I wonder if he panicked and didn't even touch the binders ...hard to tell. I've seen more than a few You-Tube videos of crashes on that road and have no great desire to run it. Too many squids and pretenders.

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post #68 of 68 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:11 PM
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I have zero desire to ever ride The Dragon. And it has nothing to do with me or my abilities. It is morons like this and the show-boaters that ride beyond their ability that keep me away. There are plenty of less traveled roads that would be just as fund to ride.
I feel the same way. Too many wannabe "ricky racers" on sport bikes that think the dragon is their own personal race track.
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