I been reading the reports and the dead of this guy is so weird, the spanish newspapers say the door was clonsing all the time so he step out of the car to check it up, while checking the door the car some how moved forwards and he got caught between the car and the garage door. Weird.
My hypothesis is that this guy was killed, automatic garage doors do not go down and don't weight that much to kill somebody, besides u have sensors at the bottom so the door simply stops. Unless his garage door weights 3 tons, the chains and mechanisms couldn't not stand the weight and stuff. Too weird.
Very tragic about Tondo, he was one of my favorite riders.
Regarding the conspiracy theories, I don't know anything about the details, but will point out that here in Spain, it is quite common to have really, really steep ramps and/or tight corners getting into or out of garages, mostly due to narrow streets, no building setbacks and small lots. (For example, in my apartment building, the final ramp from the garage slopes up to the street at almost 30%, I have to pull up to the ramp, hit the garage door opener, then back up and take a run at the ramp to make it out of the garage) Later reports are saying he got pinned between the car and the door, it is pretty easy to imagine a scenario where the door gets stuck and the car accidentally rolls forward while he's only halfway out or something equally senseless. Anyway, the point is that if you're imagining an american-style roll-up garage door leading out onto a flat driveway, you probably have an inaccurate picture in your head.
Originally Posted by waterrockets
If you think you're going as hard as you can, you need to go harder. Double your effort at that point. Then go a bit harder, and try to ramp it up from there.