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    Saw this on another forum I visit


    Wear your helmets peeps.

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    What was his excuse?
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    This reminds me why I never go into road...........thanks guys.

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    no clue....but it shows that you never know where the hit's coming from.

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    That's Mulholland Dr. or close. I've ridden up there a few times and there were a lot of motorcycles.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post

    Wear your helmets peeps.
    I think you know which other forum, some real ****tards on it.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    I think you know which other forum, some real ****tards on it.
    incorrect.

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    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.
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    Of course it was the cyclist fault, he should have been on the sidewalk.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyymc View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    Near the Rock Store? I'll bet that motorcyclist was a real newbie, not really in control of his bike.

    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.
    If so not far from where I had problems with a motorcyclist. Jerk on a crotch rocket buzzed me on the Road to the Rock Store.

    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    incorrect.
    I said some. Maybe we are talking about different one, but probably not.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    I said some. Maybe we are talking about different one, but probably not.
    Pretty sure it's a different forum....not many post there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Target Fixation....
    MV - saw that explanation in the UTube comments and I don't buy it. I think he just panicked and froze up...it looked like a case of total terror and inexperience to me. He made the mistake of not keeping his center of gravity low through the turn - did he make that mistake before he saw the cyclists, or in reaction to seeing the cyclists? Either way, once he made that mistake he was on a line for the collision, and his fear caused him to freeze and be unable to react except for putting his foot down (which is a classic newb rider move).

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Pretty sure it's a different forum....not many post there.
    Hmm, I guess we are.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
    What does it say when the considerate riders are Hells Angels?
    It says that they actually know how to ride their bikes.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    Target Fixation....
    That's my take too, you go where you look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    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.
    He should have been able to steer around them, he had a decent line on the corner in the beginning but lost it.

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    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 !!! .....

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