"Yamaha" - it's Japanese for "fuck your sports car."
"I dread beyond all else the growth of the petty tyranny of restrictive legislation, the transference of disciplinary authority from the judiciary to the constabulary, the abandonment of every constitutional safeguard of individual liberty."
I think about that every time when we rip through the Cascades......scary.
Unfortunately, I know someone who can be that dangerous on their bike.... This person has gotten a pretty good stern talking to but unfortunately, seems to be falling on deaf ears and a stubborn attitude.
I don't ride with said person for obvious reasons anymore.
Omg, you can hear one of the rider in agonizing pain.
Like they say, when it's your time to go nothing can stop it.
Hope they're both OK
Reason #273 why I can only go "so fast" in the corners on the street. My brain replays the same recording every time
100% of my cornering skill
Less 10% for less than optimal surface (oil/gravel)
Less 10% for oncoming vehicle in my lane
Less 10% for blind corner
Less 10% for creatures (Bear/Deer/Possum)
Less 10% my brain/body not being optimal at that moment.
DON'T STUFF THE CAGERS!
contrary to popular believe, looking where you want to go and cranking it over will not always get you out of the tought spot. Not being a squidly douche and knowing how to ride will
"Honda = Boring, Suzuki = Wannabes, Yamaha = Poser, Ducati = Overated, BMW = Compensating, Aprilia = Insecure, Buell = BCIT business... go faKOffee." - PUREVIL
Don't get me wrong, I agree 100% (having again had a very close call with a deer on the duffy on Saturday). Not leaving the extra would have been ugly.
While we can always prepare ourselves for a corner the unknown factor is something we just can't always prepare for.
Not sure why the first rider stood his bike up mid corner. I guess he got spooked by the other riders.
I wish videos like this would show that the rider was ok or something like that.
Sounds like the rider of the camera bike ended up in hospital, the other guy walked away from it. No idea about specific injuries, though. I wonder if he hit the front brakes as he was running wide and low sided?
“Calling upon my years of experience, I froze at the controls.”
– Stirling Moss
"I race to win." - Ayrton Senna
"If he had survived Imola 94, we would all be racing for second place" - Michael Schumacher
This is why i gun it for the straight and hit my monoblock hard as i can way before the corner .. so i can take the corner at the speed limit or lower.
"please, adapt your riding style to the bike", Masao Furusawa
I'm reminded of the guy who fell in Ft. Langley, not too long ago, who said " I wasn't going too fast". Well, he was, for his skill level, attention level, in those conditions on that day. Or he shouldn't have fallen off.
I'm not disagreeing with anything you're saying, just adding that it's very hard for some folks to know what 100% of their ability is like and then back off the right amount.