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Old 11-07-2008, 04:14 PM   #21
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everyone's gonna crash, it's just a matter of how hard.

even crashes on the track will hurt you mentally if not physically. try highsiding your brains out or having a really bad lowside and see if you can turn the same lap times.

all you can do is try to learn from your mistake, and be prepared for the next one.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:16 PM   #22
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Yup thats why I bought frame sliders minimize damage for when I go down, again. Didn't have them the first time and the bike took a beating.
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I agree that just about every rider will go down at some point especially if you ride track! Crashing is a part of riding! But what bothers me is when people crash A LOT! That is when I begin to wonder about their riding skills not only do they become a damger to themselves but to the others that ride with them!
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i heard people say its not if you go down its when you go down.
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I've dropped mine going super slow in a parking lot, humiliating but whatever everything was fine. I'm buying leathers and sliders just to be more prepared for the day i go down HARD, so hopfully I wont be picking up my skin or the foot that fell off 200 feet back.
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everyone's gonna crash, it's just a matter of how hard.

even crashes on the track will hurt you mentally if not physically. try highsiding your brains out or having a really bad lowside and see if you can turn the same lap times.

all you can do is try to learn from your mistake, and be prepared for the next one.
Highsides suck bad, you can ask tony about mine at oak hill. It took me a few sessions to evan feel good about opening up the throttle. Oh and i had a hair line fracture in my leg.
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I agree that just about every rider will go down at some point especially if you ride track! Crashing is a part of riding! But what bothers me is when people crash A LOT! That is when I begin to wonder about their riding skills not only do they become a damger to themselves but to the others that ride with them!

I only crash when I'm passing on the outside. That way I don't take anyone out with me.
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I dont let it worry me.

I have yet to have it happen to me. I know its going to happen, so when it does I hope I get to walk away from it.
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Highsides suck bad, you can ask tony about mine at oak hill. It took me a few sessions to evan feel good about opening up the throttle. Oh and i had a hair line fracture in my leg.
yep, i witnessed john's highside, and watched him almost get ran over by other riders.

i highsided around 120mph at msr-h in april or may.....i came there with a 2006 honda 1000rr and ended up leaving with a 2006 honda 500rr since it was near broke in half and in about 20 pieces. i also got a sweet bonus.....broken ribs, sore ego, and got to spend another $2,500 in gear.

crashing SUX.....i don't think it was the getting hurt part that has held me back on my lap times....i think it was the financial setback that still haunts me on the track.
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been down once...going slow...still think im going down again
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I think a lot of riders are willing to accept the consequences. If my number is up, then it's up... and if doing what I love takes me out, so be it... just my two cents on the matter.

I've been down hard core before & lost loved ones (like many MHers), and people think I'm crazy for still riding. (Actually it was all the morphine in the hospital afterwards that made me forget, so that's how I can get back on)
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lol...u kno im thinkin that was me last crash for awhile! glad u got it on film!
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went down exactly 2 years ago i have 2 wishes if i ever go down again i wanna walk away from it unharmed or if i am gonna be phucked up i rather die right there

im alone and no one will take care of me so will be better
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I was lucky that I crashed at the track compared to the street, because I don't wear full leathers on street ride. I crashed on my first track day at turn 10 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) almost 3 yrs ago and I am still haunted by that. I have lowsided at msrh, highsided at TWS (Texas World Speedway), lowsided at oak hill, near highsided at cresson and ealge's canyon a few times. I must be a suckass rider.
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lol...u kno im thinkin that was me last crash for awhile! glad u got it on film!
DID YOU LOW SIDE AGAIN? IF SO THEN GET UR OFF THE BIKE AND GET IT MORE UP RIGHT. Your next crash im gonna come up to you after and make sure your ok then kick you square in the nuts. That a way you will have a reason not to crash any more (getting kicked in the nuts each time).

Nah im kidding, but no more crashing youve done enough. Its time to start going fast and come back in one piece.
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ok so let me see, I haven't ever crashed a bike on the street, I have on the track,both dirt and street and multiple times, my ride and I have also parted ways that cause the riderless bike to crash after I left its humble warm embrace but never on the street I have lots of old scars and healed broken bones due to these operator errors I haven't recieved any from the street I have been riding for over 30 years. I think it may be due to haveing a little more of a be careful cause the car in the lane next to me is trying to run my down attitude that and I HATE tickets, take it fer what you will. I don't think every rider will go down for certain but alot will and its not always the riders fault. I use the saying to try and make new riders think before the do in fact screw the pooch and hit the ground, I also tell them stoopid hurts
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:33 AM   #40
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I've been riding 10+ years on sportbikes to include with that, probably 75+ trackdays and 15 race weekends in three race seasons and I've crashed once. The thing that gets me mad is that my only crash was not avoidable and not my fault (not a whole lot you can do when the racer inside of you in a turn highsides and then his body lands in front of your wheel at lean angle). I'm not the fastest but I am well above average. In my opinion I'm a good rider, been told I'm a smooth rider, and I don't risk others safety on the track with bonehead passes...even on race day. I do not believe that all riders will crash either. I think that crashes that involve the rider only are mostly avoidable and probably due to the inability and lack of skill of the rider to include panicing during emergency stops and going into a turn with too much entry speed. I think that a good percentage of bike vs. car accidents could be avoided as well if riders were more defensive, anticipated more, and scan for possible trouble/problems with keeping a plan of escape or avoidance in mind.
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