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Spring is Around the Corner ... 97MPH in 50 ... Graphic Reminder

OSIRIS_001

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This is an oldie but worth sharing again and again ... please take caution as you think about getting out there.

From the Author on Youtube:

Hard-hitting footage of a fatal collision in Norfolk has been released by police in a bid to get motorcyclists and drivers to think seriously about road safety. Viewers are warned that this video contains content which some may find distressing, but it does not show any graphic images of the rider during or after the collision and they are given the option to refrain from viewing.

 

SVeezy

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Very unfortunate. Great example of how quickly things go wrong.


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Underdog

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Adrenalin junkies will still go fast, knowing the risks
But yes safety always first.


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Trials

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I see the problem, to start with everybody is driving on the wrong side of the road!
 

Roadghost

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I remember when that vid came out. I showed it to my Pops, who was a Brit, thinking he might have known the area. All he did is get mad because I'm still riding motorcycles. And he hated those "bloody ridiculous looking" Harleys. I had to remind him that it was all his fault for owning a BSA B2, Vincent Black Shadow (he never knew how fast it would go but "suspected" it would do about 110, LOL), then 30 years later buying a Seca 650 when he was 53, you know, just a little something to commute with.

Well, I do feel terrible for that kid's parents. I never bought my son a bike. Too scared he would get killed. He likes sport bikes. Bloody ridiculous things.
 

PoppaNinja

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my wife would sell my bike yesterday if she saw this vid
i have to assure her I'm riding safely all the time when I'm on the bike
being a new rider I understand her being nervous for me
I ride like I'm invisable and ride within my comfort zone

that was car driver not knowing how fast this bike was traveling meters per second
RIP
 

PrivatePilot

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and ride within my comfort zone
The problems begin when your "comfort zone" involves riding beyond your actual skills.

LOTS of inexperienced riders unknowingly thus ride into the danger zone.

Consider some advanced rider courses this summer. What you need to know and learn to get your M1/M2, and even your full M is bare bones. Advanced riding courses open up your eyes to what you, and your bike can (and cannot) do.
 

GreyGhost

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The problems begin when your "comfort zone" involves riding beyond your actual skills.

LOTS of inexperienced riders unknowingly thus ride into the danger zone.

Consider some advanced rider courses this summer. What you need to know and learn to get your M1/M2, and even your full M is bare bones. Advanced riding courses open up your eyes to what you, and your bike can (and cannot) do.
The quick test is what is your speed in the straights vs the corners. We all have seen riders that go to rocket ship speeds in the straights and then park it and wobble through the corners at less than the speed limit. If you can't take a corner at speed, how in the hell do you think you can react to something unexpected at warp speed? Compare that to the racers going at the speed limit in the straights and picking up the pace in the corners (reasonably, not balls to the wall) to have some fun.
 

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