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Old 12-16-2009, 12:56 PM   #21
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gd that looks like it sucks horribly. Is he that white bag on the side of the truck?
Well that would be part of him.
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:03 PM   #22
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im gunna say target fixation.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:09 PM   #23
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Nope...and it doesn't matter. A very dear friend did kill himself with a rifle though. Should I stop collecting and shooting guns?

Every time you swing your leg over that motorcycle you should know it could potentially be your last time...and the same with your friends. If you're not comfortable with knowing that, you shouldn't be doing it regardless of who or if someone died in front of you. The only thing you can control is how ready you are to be on a bike. If you aren't ready to accept the possibility, sell your bike. If it takes a friend dying in front of you, it was already too late. That' just my honest to opinion. May be harsh...but that's my outlook.
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+1 I'm with Dr Awkward. If you don't think you can die on these machines you don't belong on one.

And YES I have seen my friends die, so you can save the speech about how I SHOULD feel.
He said it never affected him negatively. I would be very negatively affected to see one of my buddies killed while riding.

I didn't say it would stop him from riding, or anyone. But it should affect you.

If you were unaffected by your friend's death, and it didn't make you think for a moment about your riding career, then that is quite a shock to me.

Different people I guess.
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #24
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:24 PM   #25
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:49 PM   #26
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I kick myself real hard and then think about how lucky I am after all the stupid I did in North Carolina up in the mountains and on the country backroads.

The streets are not the place to fvck around. Period. Especially here in Texas where no one knows how to drive ( I say no one loosely).

But the sad thing is, this happens even when people are just simply riding within their means and doing everything right. Sometimes...... happens.

I've given up street riding completely because of that very reason. I've got to live for, and I'm not going to let a cager, or my own dumbass take that away from me.
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Couldn't agree more. Which is why stuff like this never affects me negatively. I'd never sell my motorcycle after something like this. You live and you learn and you realize that we're all mortal. Be more careful, learn more technique, become a skilled rider and keep on riding.
You said it.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:14 PM   #29
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I was watching youtube vids the other night. It started with watching MTB crashes, then graduated into MX, then to street bikes. I saw a good amount of the European traffic cam crash vids. Target fixation like a MFer! In one, a car pulled out to turn left while the bike was coming down the road. Yes, it was an move, but the bike actually had plenty of time. The car cleared the right lane (in which the bike was traveling) in enough time to not impede the riders speed. The dude fixated, and CHANGED LANES to hit the car and die!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:34 PM   #31
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I was watching youtube vids the other night. It started with watching MTB crashes, then graduated into MX, then to street bikes. I saw a good amount of the European traffic cam crash vids. Target fixation like a MFer! In one, a car pulled out to turn left while the bike was coming down the road. Yes, it was an move, but the bike actually had plenty of time. The car cleared the right lane (in which the bike was traveling) in enough time to not impede the riders speed. The dude fixated, and CHANGED LANES to hit the car and die!
Or he swerved in the wrong direction?

Some people don't understand that you must think quickly and decide where the car will be when you get to it rather than where it is right when you see it. This is often the cause of T-bone crashes with cars. Most people's instincts are to swerve away from the car but in it's direction of travel; when often it will not stop and you need to swerve towards the car and opposite its direction of travel to avoid it...

I hope all that made some sense without drawling a picture...
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:45 PM   #33
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gd that looks like it sucks horribly. Is he that white bag on the side of the truck?
at the 10-15 second mark you can see him layin next ti the wheel, the wheel was ontop of his arm.
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:50 PM   #34
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at 55 seconds on the left side red and black glove under the wheel ,, ,thats crazy ,,rip,, ride safe every one
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Or he swerved in the wrong direction?

Some people don't understand that you must think quickly and decide where the car will be when you get to it rather than where it is right when you see it. This is often the cause of T-bone crashes with cars. Most people's instincts are to swerve away from the car but in it's direction of travel; when often it will not stop and you need to swerve towards the car and opposite its direction of travel to avoid it...

I hope all that made some sense without drawling a picture...
nope, I wanna see the artwork!
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Old 12-16-2009, 04:59 PM   #36
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looks to me like he goes wide. and w/ a truck that wide...............thats all folks ain't not gettin out that one.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:19 PM   #37
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This video is a good reminder that the only thing that really hurts is running into hard objects. If he was more experienced he'd just turn it left and into the shoulder. Would he get hurt, sure, but he'd be alive.

I've run wide 10 or 20 times in my life. Got pushed into oncoming traffic once, right turn. I turned left, into the ditch, just missed a small pickup. Got hurt, busted up my new Hawk 996, but am still here to talk about how 3090 eats up bikes and riders.

If I were a newb, I might be dead. Like this poor guy.
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I've run wide 10 or 20 times in my life..
thats alot of running wide.
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