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post #1 of 20 Old 08-01-2006, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Crash video

This video has been making the round of many of the motorcycle forums I frequent:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...26673549984946

It might have made it here too. Since this is really the only forum on this site I frequent regularly (multiple times daily ) I don't know. If has been posted elsewhere, then my apologies.

On ALL of the other forums, there've been some shocking statements made about who was at fault, and some liberal definitions of right-of-way laws.

Anyway. It's always made for interesting conversation.
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post #2 of 20 Old 08-01-2006, 03:20 PM
 
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Pitifully poor riding....then target fixation by his mate.
Then a load of other goons just wearing T shirts!
Fools like that have no business on bikes....they give us all a bad name, put up our insurance premiums, and attract excessive police vigilance for the rest of us.
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Oh yeah, this caused a huge discussion on ADV. I find it amusing but not at the same time. The person who crashed, while I hope they're ok, was not a very good rider or incredibly distracted. Either case, they shouldn't have been riding the Gap.

People can choose to wear or not wear the safety gear - I personally wouldn't risk my own skin like that, and it's not as if I lose anything at all by having it on in the first place. But I can't help but hate that my insurance will possibly go up because of these incidents, and even worse (to my mind) - having to listen to one more non-rider tell me how dangerous it is to ride my bike and then tell me of an accident that proves that riding is bad. Blah. :roll:
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Hey, I didn't know Harley made a dual sport.
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Pete, let us know how you feel. Stop holding back. :lol:

Seriously though. Target fixation by both of them and excessive use of the rear brake by the first guy. Unfortunate thing.

I disagree with your statement that "Fools like that have no business on bikes". We all have the right to ride, I just wish some people would use their heads.

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Pitifully poor riding....then target fixation by his mate.
Then a load of other goons just wearing T shirts!
Fools like that have no business on bikes....they give us all a bad name, put up our insurance premiums, and attract excessive police vigilance for the rest of us.

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Poor riding, poor avoidance reflexes. Mind you, he was driving a Harley and they do handle like a rock thrown with a catapult. They also have 1850 era brakes.

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Pete, let us know how you feel. Stop holding back. :lol:

Seriously though. Target fixation by both of them and excessive use of the rear brake by the first guy. Unfortunate thing.

I disagree with your statement that "Fools like that have no business on bikes". We all have the right to ride, I just wish some people would use their heads.

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Pitifully poor riding....then target fixation by his mate.
Then a load of other goons just wearing T shirts!
Fools like that have no business on bikes....they give us all a bad name, put up our insurance premiums, and attract excessive police vigilance for the rest of us.
I agree with Heavy. We all have the freedom to make our choices...some good, some bad. I rode home from work today in my shirt sleeves. It was hot & humid as hell and I just didn't feel like putting on my jacket. Was it a wise decision? No, but it was my decision to make. Does it make me a goon? I don't think so.

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That was kind of funny you could see the curve he crashed on from the curve before it. Plus that was a double yellow, its a good thing that sport bike was already past. Does it make you a goon no , but it just might make you a statistic, and a candidate for plastic surgury.
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That's got to be one of the dumbest looking things I've ever seen. Looks like he just panicked- fixated on the dropoff. He didn't even try to make the curve. This illustrates one of my main issues with the whole Harley thing. For most Harley folks I've known, it's more about having a Harley and being cool than it is about riding a motorcycle. I used to train these folks- never been on a bike in their lives, then at middle age, decide they want to buy a 700 lb. motorcycle and live a biker fantasy. Poor misguided souls. They used to look at me like I was an idiot when I would extoll the virtues of proper riding gear. Even so, I hope the guy wasn't seriously injured...

What strikes me as funny is the guy who keeps saying "they're gonna beat our asses". He's mistaking a bunch of posers for Hell's Angels or Outlaws or something. At least those guys can actually ride.

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I happen to agree with the statement "Fools like that have no business on bikes". Our freedom to make choices extends only until it interferes with other people's right to safety and security. If he had mishandled that corner with someone walking on the shoulder, the video could have gotten a lot uglier.

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