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Damn, that's seriously rough to see. Is that West Saanich? Hope you get a speedy recovery Lionel.
Only the strong survive.
Well he made it to the long distance riders list. He broke his femur any other injuries?Originally Posted by Spider-Man
Can you use that video for an insurance claim or would they nail you for speeding?
Now... bring me that horizon.
I was wondering, and I'm sure some of more experienced guys would know-what would be correct way to respond to this situation?
I noticed he leaned on the brake pretty hard..
Would it be better to hold on to the bars and just keep it steady?
No brake at all?
I suppose this is a valuable lesson for any larger debree on the road..moving or not..
First of all, it wouldn't break my heart if the link to that video was removed!Originally Posted by Valoroursness
Thats Kangaroo Road, just off Sooke Road. It happened 8 weeks ago.
I am healing great, broken femur, broken clavicle and that was the extent of it. There's now a 16" Titanium rod going through my femur to keep it together, way better than having a cast for 12 weeks.
As for what I should have done, ie: to brake or not to brake - I'll never second guess my decision, I did what I felt was right in that .5 of a second I had to react.
I was obviously going at a good pace but even though the posted limit on that road is 50kph, it can easily be done 20-30kph quicker than I was going (without any deer) and still not be pushing it to hard. My butt never even left the seat, that tells you how relaxed of a ride it was.
Long story short, I fooked up and paid for it. Had I been doing 50kph, I would still have my ZX9R.
Originally Posted by Young Lion
Oh, I didn't mean any disrespect man.
I realise that this wasn't exactly a 'think it through' situation.
I just wonderedwhat would be a textbook procedure for a small animal in your direct path, y'know?
In general when in trouble first instinct is always to brake, no matter what.
I just wondered what the experts would have to say
Hey man, don't apologize for anything. I'd have likely been going the same peed as you on that road and most people would be hypocrites to say anything against you in that area (although I don't get the impression anyone is in this thread)
I've hit 3 deer in my life and I know just how fast it can happen, recover fast pal.
Text book procedure is to curl into a small ball and close your eyes!
A deer is not a small animal. Small is a squirrel and even those buck toothed bastards will take you out at the wrong time.
How about removing the link now?
The difference between you and me .........
Originally Posted by Sikorsky
This was a rabbit not a deer.
And like I said, I'm looking for someone with some experience, as in:
going on straight road at say 100km/h
rabbit ends up under your wheels
Is it at all possible to keep the bike upright and bring it to a controlled stop withought spilling?
And if so, what is the way to go about it.
I've never been in this situation before, a sparrow T-boned my handlebars once before(comes to show you birds make dumbass mistakes too), but nothing bigger than that.
Just trying to prepare for the future, and learn from YL's experience.
So I guess the question is:
Has anybody impacted with a rabbit or a small dog,cat at 100km/h or more and stayed upright?
whats the lesson here?
crank the throttle and try to run over it?
I just PM'd Adam to remove the link, I'd appreciate it if the members here wouldn't copy/paste it onto other sites.
Jester, I have no advice except if your not in a corner like I was, keep the throttle steady and the bike as upright as possible, tuck in behind the fairing and hope for the best!
Yeah, that's what I figured.Originally Posted by Young Lion
Just wanted a second opinion from someone more experienced than myself is all.
Heal up man!
see you on the road.