Wear your helmets peeps.
Wear your helmets peeps.
no clue....but it shows that you never know where the hit's coming from.
That's Mulholland Dr. or close. I've ridden up there a few times and there were a lot of motorcycles.
The guy that took the video sits there and shoots all the time, it's a famous road for driving and motorcycles. As you can imagine, there is a lot of material for "bloopers" where there are near accidents and single-crashes when people overcook that corner. It's probably a great place to ride a bicycle, but I'd only do it if the road was closed.
The Merlin titanium seems to have survived the accident but the rear wheel is wrecked.
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Near the Rock Store? I'll bet that motorcyclist was a real newbie, not really in control of his bike. A cafe racer wannabe.
Once I was on the back of a friend's motorcycle, going with a bunch of friends to the Rock Store. A Porsche was behind us when we passed by a cop on the side of the road giving someone else a ticket. The Porsche boldly passed us and tucked in right ahead of us, but no one was going particularly fast. The cop caught up to us and apparently noted that the Porsche had passed us, flipped on his lights and pulled the Porsche over. I guess he didn't want to mess with a bunch of bikers.
That's near the Rock store, I used to do that climb, but not anymore. Too many stupid wanna be car and motorcycle racers.
BTW, read some of the comments on YouTube, there is a significant number of idiots trying to blame the cyclist.
My current stable:
1989 SLX Bottecchia (Campy Athena 11s)
1999 Cannondale F400 mountain bike
2012 Bianchi Infinito (Campy Record 11s)
2012 Colnago C59 in PR99 color scheme (Campy Record 11s)
Of course it was the cyclist fault, he should have been on the sidewalk.
That's some really poor motorcycle handling. Not only did he not have confidence in his lean so he drifted out of the turn, but then he didn't even reach for the brake, or try to swerve to the outside into the dirt. At the very least he should lose his MC license for good.
A bit closer another bike came up from behind, a Harley. That rider throttled down as he passed me. I caught up to that second rider and had a beer with him.
What does it say when the considerate riders are Hells Angels?
Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.
It appeared that he grabbed some brake at the last instant. Either that or the bike sat down on the front susp. when he came off the gas right before impact when he took his left foof off the bike.
You can barely hear the engine decrease in revs right before impact, but I think he may have been shifting, as it seemed to drop in revs and then pick back up. Either way the guy should not be on the road on a bike like that with others around.
To me, target fixation sounds akin to the idea of skiing in trees...if you look at the tree, you are more likely to hit it than if you look at the space between the trees. But even if I look at a tree when I'm skiing, i still make SOME attempt to miss it unless I panic and freeze up.
I will second the wearing of a good helmet. I have a friend that did a face plant and his helmet prevented serious injury to his face. About 3 years ago I put my face through the back window of a Toyota, didn't do my face any good but my helmet prevented the injuries from being more serious.
I would also recommend wearing glasses that have a frame all the way around the lens. My glasses were forced into my face and the frames cut into my face. Glasses with no frames around the bottom of the lenses would cut even worse. It is hard to find glasses with frames all the way around but I managed to find a replacement pair with full frames.
So many things he could've done differently to avoid this altogether. Looks like he let up too much coming out of the corner and went wide. He could've just continued standing up the bike and go around the cyclists on the outside. You can see how the bike did that just fine without any rider on it at all.
The funniest crash in that corner from rnickeymouse is probably the kid in shorts & t-shirt on the scooter. His flip-flops ended flying over guardrail..ahah..hahahahhaaa hahha !!! .....