Too bad they couldn't catch beemer boy and give him the beat-down he so richly deserved.
"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees."
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DAMN !! did anyone notice how close his bike was on the edge of that cliff?? he was really lucky !!!
Riding on god's good humor..
Rumble... V-Twin... Rumble... brap.. brap.. brap... brap...
Scary stuff, 3 very lucky riders.
Fuck me....passing on a blind double solid line. I've seen one retard on a ride pull that shit and we crucified that MF.
Lucky people that's for sure.
Maybe if they didn't spend so much time circle jerking to the video they could have caught up to the BMW
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Whats really amazing is the comments left. My personal favourite "he deserved to be in this accident because he was doing the exact same thing (crossing the center)"
The guy is lucky he ran into bikes on that blind corner instead of a car.
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interesting point is that on their left turns they (the lead rider) was 'hugging' (shadowing) the center line wayyyy too close - no room for error or wide-running on-coming vehicles.
Almost immediately after that, he saw the oncoming rider, and things got a lil hairy.
I's guess he's a pretty experienced rider, and many less would have either fixated and hit the oncoming rider, or went straight off into one of those big trees over the edge.
I'm talking about the 44 second part of the vid - at the apex of that turn both his knee and elbow are over the center line ... that's pushing it (ever had a car coming at you running a tad wide?). Of course, if one can see clearly all the way through a turn and thus know that there is no vehicular on-coming traffic - then have at 'er !!
'hanging out' in the oncoming lane seems to be surprisingly common.
I guess most people havn't shoulder-checked an wide-running RV yet.
guess that's chalked up to 'learning the hard way'.
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Perspectives are really messed up on these vids, and looks much different from a rider's position.
I'm going to speculate, that at this point...1 second before......
....that he may have been able, from his position, to see through the turn, and gauge both traffic and usable line, hence tightening up to nail the 2nd one.
Purely a guess, but again, our perspective watching the vid, is very different than his.
He may also know these roads very well, and know what to look for when, on given turns.
and then , of course, there's also the adrenalin of the moment causing one to push those limits and safety margins to the utmost n'th degree factor ...
Naturally, I never do that.