Can't say for sure, but I'd bet $100 that the second bike touched the first bike...probably front tire to rear tire. I've seen it happen before in "cruiser parades."I'm still trying to figure out how both riders could go down at the same time on a straight road that appears to be debris free...
If you watch more closely you'll see that they have some distance between them...no touching occured. Looks more like a locked brake, causing him to low-side (he falls to the side, and off the bike), the bike bounces off the ground, front wheel corrects now that there is no braking applied to the front, and continues on without the rider.Can't say for sure, but I'd bet $100 that the second bike touched the first bike...probably front tire to rear tire. I've seen it happen before in "cruiser parades."
I wish I knew how to do video edits. You could make an awesome break-dancing video with that reversing part.
+1I'm still trying to figure out how both riders could go down at the same time on a straight road that appears to be debris free...
Could have been the camera. Showing off for it, etc.+1
If the first pirate to go down locked his brakes, WTF was he breaking in response to? There's nothing in front of him, he's not going to fast for a non-existent turn, nothing on the road... Really random-looking crash.
I had thought of that too. But I don't think those bikes have chains, so more likely a belt. I think if the tire was still locked it would not have traveled the way it did after the guy fell off.It's possible the front rider had a sudden mechanical failure. It doesn't appear he did anything or hit anything. Could his front or back brake have spontaneously locked up? Would a broken chain cause that kind of action in the bike? What if his engine seized and locked the rear tire? It didn't appear he had a blow-out on the front or rear tire.
I agree with you Pat. The "yellow" lines in the center of the road indicate that they are coming to some kind of an intersection or entrance ramp. I think the lead bikes slowed down to stop and the "lead crasher" miss judged his closing distance and fired off his front brake. The rest is in the video.I figure the lead crasher was looking at the camera and panicked when he saw brake lights on the lead bikes. The lead bikes would be pulling over to allow the camera operator to get back in the group after the photo run.