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#405979 - 10/25/08 02:29 PM Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film  
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Don't know if anyone saw this or not, but a lesson to be learned about keeping a good line in a turn and staying in your lane.

http://www.photoreflect.com/pr3/orderpage.aspx?pi=0HH600X4030000&po=0


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#405990 - 10/25/08 03:03 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: RoadWolf]  
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Does the photographer sit there and take those photos or is there an automated camera setup?


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#405992 - 10/25/08 03:05 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: RoadWolf]  
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 Originally Posted By: RoadWolf
....... a lesson to be learned about keeping a good line in a turn and staying in your lane.



I have to wonder if the rider became distracted by the photographer?


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#405995 - 10/25/08 03:21 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: Perlova]  
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 Originally Posted By: Perlova
Does the photographer sit there and take those photos or is there an automated camera setup?

I'll bet the photographer sets up in a turn notorious for crashes..he sits there and waits for the noobie with a new bike, blue jeans and street shoes to biff it.
Don't know anything about the Dragon but don't complain when LEO's set up "speed traps". I am sure they are tired of taking crash reports.


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#405997 - 10/25/08 03:27 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: upflying]  
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 Quote:
but don't complain when LEO's set up "speed traps"...

The bike was barely moving at impact. A speed trap here would have done no good. Taking the money spent on speed enforcement and putting it into rider education might have a more positive effect in this type situation...


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#406000 - 10/25/08 03:35 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: SageRider]  
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 Originally Posted By: SageRider
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but don't complain when LEO's set up "speed traps"...

The bike was barely moving at impact. A speed trap here would have done no good. Taking the money spent on speed enforcement and putting it into rider education might have a more positive effect in this type situation...

Most states have basic speed laws that says cannot drive faster than is safe. My bet is that rider was exceeding the basic speed law when he crossed over the double yellow line and hammered that innocent Blazer.
We have mandatory driver education for young people before they can get a license. That doesn't stop young people from becoming a statistic.


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#406002 - 10/25/08 03:46 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: upflying]  
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 Quote:
My bet is that rider was exceeding the basic speed law...

Sure he was. If he was moving and hit the Blazer he was violating that law (Very convenient, isn't it???).
Of course if he was a better educated rider, it is likely that he would not have overcooked the corner, stood it up under braking, and gone over the center line in the first place.


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#406012 - 10/25/08 04:27 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: SageRider]  
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#406013 - 10/25/08 04:58 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: RussL]  
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That was a clearly a prime example of target fixation, with a healthy dose of stupid added in for good measure. Who goes canyon carving in sneakers? I will ride in shoes occasionaly for a quick trip to the corner store or on a quick test ride after working on a bike, but other than that it is a boot of some sort and most usualy proper riding boots.


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#406019 - 10/25/08 05:14 PM Re: Crash at the Dragon-Caught on Film [Re: lvnvbiker]  
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 Originally Posted By: lvnvbiker
That was a clearly a prime example of target fixation, with a healthy dose of stupid added in for good measure. Who goes canyon carving in sneakers? I will ride in shoes occasionaly for a quick trip to the corner store or on a quick test ride after working on a bike, but other than that it is a boot of some sort and most usualy proper riding boots.



Yep, that shoe was history.......good boots are a must.


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