Lots (meaning almost all of you) on here are collision experts it seems.
Self educated in this mystic art of science and opinion. Some learn by doing.. as in crashing themselves. Lots of you fall into that category. Bonus to the young whippersnappers who get bikes and crash in year 1 of riding. Very comendable skills on the bike.
Others, have just learned via the internet. You gather the info in your little peabrain and make an estimation on what happened depending on the alignment of the planets, coupled with your internal desire to defend all things motorcycling. You know, those pesky car drivers - should be assumed at fault.
So... I thought we'd start a little group. THe BCSB Collision Reconstructive Division.
Your first task is speed estimation based on skidmarks.
I just went to put my gym strip on, and noticed I have a 3 inch skidmark in my underpants I removed. The question is, at 156.7lbs, and an estimated impact approach angle of 70 degrees, +/- 69 degrees with my seat.. just how fast was I moving when the rubber hit the road, so to speak?