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post #11 of 15 Old 11-04-2012, 09:39 PM
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Most think they will make the right decission in times of necessity but it doesn't always turn out that way. Happens to the best of us. Glad you are ok though.
Had to laugh as I am eating some peperoni HOT POCKETS while reading and writing this. Hope that brings a bit of a smile to you also.

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Most think they will make the right decission in times of necessity but it doesn't always turn out that way. Happens to the best of us. Glad you are ok though.
Had to laugh as I am eating some peperoni HOT POCKETS while reading and writing this. Hope that brings a bit of a smile to you also.
The best way to describe what i did was a brain fart... I should have and could have made the corner easy but didnt for whatever reason...

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The best way to describe what i did was a brain fart... I should have and could have made the corner easy but didnt for whatever reason...
Man, that sounds like quite the adventure.
Seems you were pre-occupied (perhaps subconsciously) about the fact that your luggage may have hit the ground while leaned over hard in the turn.
But you may have actually taken the better of the two choices.
Once you start taking weight off the rear tire in a turn due to transferring weight off the tire and onto the luggage (or whatever is scraping), things usually go bad rather quickly.
As I'm sure you know; YouTube is filled with lots of people doing that lean - scrape - spin out thing on the Dragon or Mulholland, etc...

My 2 cents worth...
You may be wiser than your giving yourself credit for.
You pushed the limit and found it.
Your recovery was obviously not spotless, but of the two choices (lean more or stand it up & brake) you may have made the right choice.
Just sayin'
Most "pick her up and ride it home" crashes make you that much better.

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Man, that sounds like quite the adventure.
Seems you were pre-occupied (perhaps subconsciously) about the fact that your luggage may have hit the ground while leaned over hard in the turn.


My 2 cents worth...
You may be wiser than your giving yourself credit for.
You pushed the limit and found it.
Your recovery was obviously not spotless, but of the two choices (lean more or stand it up & brake)
Most "pick her up and ride it home" crashes make you that much better.
-Ej-
Ya that was what i kind of think was going through my mind at the time but i dont remember haha. I rode the whole rest of the day after it happened. why let a few scratches stop you :P

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Leaning over and scraping the luggage isn't nearly as bad as scraping hard parts under the bike that causes the wheels to lift up. There would not be much (if any) lift on the wheels from scraping the bags. Still not a good thing to do. Maybe consider slowing down a bit so you don't have to (holy f_ck) lean over that far.

Glad your ok. You got lucky.
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