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Old 04-06-2015, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lost one Saturday

One went over the guard rail on hwy 65 Saturday. Passenger as well. Driver died, passenger survived with injuries.

Failure to complete the corner, went wide going fast.

If you are not in the habit of practicing breaking hard in corners. Get out there and practice it. When you need to do it in an emergency you need the muscle memory to hold that machine on radius and stop it.

No practice? And you will come up off radius and straighten out into the guard rail....
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One went over the guard rail on hwy 65 Saturday. Passenger as well. Driver died, passenger survived with injuries.

Failure to complete the corner, went wide going fast.

If you are not in the habit of practicing breaking hard in corners. Get out there and practice it. When you need to do it in an emergency you need the muscle memory to hold that machine on radius and stop it.

No practice? And you will come up off radius and straighten out into the guard rail....

+1 Big caution about object fixation as well. Too often one will go upright and look at what they are about to hit, rather than where the bike should go.

Very sorry for the riders family. Be safe out there All.
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Old 04-07-2015, 02:59 AM   #3 (permalink)
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+1 re practice and avoiding fixation.
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. Ride more slowly and enjoy it, folks. And practice.
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Old 04-07-2015, 08:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Riding beyond your limits and training will end badly. Riding beyond the bike's limits will end badly. See it around here all the time. First-timers on superbikes riding way beyond their training and experience, but well within the bikes capabilities. Or riders on their brand new baggers trying to negotiate corners as if they were on the superbike they just traded for their now wrecked $25,000 bagger.

Everyone has the itch this time of year. Time to freshen up the scoot and take it out for that first ride of the "season". Lots of sand still on the road from the winter treatments.
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Old 04-07-2015, 12:41 PM   #6 (permalink)
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It is a phuckin plague out here.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Riding beyond your limits and training will end badly. Riding beyond the bike's limits will end badly. See it around here all the time. First-timers on superbikes riding way beyond their training and experience, but well within the bikes capabilities. Or riders on their brand new baggers trying to negotiate corners as if they were on the superbike they just traded for their now wrecked $25,000 bagger.

Everyone has the itch this time of year. Time to freshen up the scoot and take it out for that first ride of the "season". Lots of sand still on the road from the winter treatments.
+1 to what dirtybrain is saying.

Most riders never reach the physical capabilities of their motorcycle...take a look at the tires' chicken scratch. Nor, should they if not trained, equipped, and confident. Also, save the GP stuff for closed circuits...took me a long time to learn this bit of wisdom.

There are old bikers and bold bikers...very few that are both.
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Reckless driving is not a good idea. Be careful at the time of riding.
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Old 06-08-2019, 03:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And I thought Scrubs had returned.

Sent from here to there.
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Old 06-08-2019, 06:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I think we all have experienced getting ourselves into a scary situation one time or another. Especially traveling on unfamiliar roads. I have to admit i had a situation while traveling down a steep curvy grade while up in Gaspe. Lucky for me I managed to pull it out and recover. Taught me a lesson.. Much wiser a rider..
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I owned a Kawasaki H2 in High School, glad I lived thru that.
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And I thought Scrubs had returned.

Sent from here to there.

i have a gut feeling he'll be back.

lotta ghosts in the closet here. oh
well...we still think about them.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:55 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I owned a Kawasaki H2 in High School, glad I lived thru that.
Those were something else. Frightening to think of the kind of power a new driver can go out and buy these days.
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Old 06-16-2019, 05:06 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear that. Ride more slowly and enjoy it, folks. And practice.
I agree with you. Ride slow and enjoy the look of nature.
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I agree with you. Ride slow and enjoy the look of nature.
You thought about that reply for 4 years?
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