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Old 08-10-2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Total OH SH*T moment!

Rider goes wide in the dirt and over the cliff...

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/...nge-off-cliff/
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Old 08-10-2017, 04:49 PM   #2
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Holy . How often does the steering lock up?
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:04 PM   #3
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Holy . How often does the steering lock up?
He panicked, got on the brakes, and stood the bike up.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:28 PM   #4
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Holy . How often does the steering lock up?
He peaked at 68 mph and then realized there was a turn coming up. He then applied the brakes hard, which causes bikes to go upright (hence he can't lean the bike while braking hard). Target fixation was also probably a factor.
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Old 08-10-2017, 05:46 PM   #5
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Forgive me guys as I wasn't trying to troll. I watched the whole video and near the end the reporter stated that the rider thought the crash happened because the steering locked up.

Thanks for the walk through though. I appreciate the info. One day I'll quit asking dumb questions.
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:08 PM   #6
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Forgive me guys as I wasn't trying to troll. I watched the whole video and near the end the reporter stated that the rider thought the crash happened because the steering locked up.

Thanks for the walk through though. I appreciate the info. One day I'll quit asking dumb questions.
I don't think you were trolling, your good Bro
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Old 08-10-2017, 06:31 PM   #7
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Clearly the blinker fluid overheated, causing the flux capacitor to freeze. Either that or he tried to tried to lean the bike over while death-gripping the brakes. Glad he lived though.

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Old 08-10-2017, 06:57 PM   #8
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Friggin 'Yammi's man... I tell ya. They just don't lean like them other bikes....have a tendency for the stearing to lock up too.

















Poor guy. I would have never released that video.

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Old 08-10-2017, 07:29 PM   #9
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Was that going up stunt rd.?, I couldn't really make out the environment...
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Old 08-10-2017, 08:45 PM   #10
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Was that going up stunt rd.?, I couldn't really make out the environment...
Doesn't look like Stunt Rd to me. Was trying to place it can't figure out where in Calabasas he is. +1 for grabbing a handful of front brake causing the steering to "lock up"...
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:06 PM   #11
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I feel bad for the guy, but when you out ride your skill level... like everyone else said, I'm sure target fixation and grabbing as much front brake as possible were the culprits here. In the video he says he was going "like 40" when he hit the turn. He's doing well over that on the approach to the turn and is still going mid 40s when he hits the dirt. Shouldn't lie about your speed when you have a camera looking at your speedo. Glad he is alive and not more seriously injured though.

Also it's a pet peeve of mine when people "raise money" for themselves when the reason they are injured is because of their own foolish decision making. If you are involved in an accident that is someone else's fault that's one thing. But when you are solely responsible for the crash and ask other people to cover your medical costs, I, personally, think that is pretty tacky. Rant over... maybe...
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the steering locked up.... my . He panicked... Did anyone else notice that the bed he was laying in looked like a children's bed and had all pink around haha. I could help but notice and laugh haha.

 
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:14 PM   #13
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Did anyone else notice that the bed he was laying in looked like a children's bed and had all pink around haha. I could help but notice and laugh haha.
I totally noticed that too. I thought it was funny/creepy.
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Old 08-10-2017, 09:44 PM   #14
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I feel bad for the guy, but when you out ride your skill level... like everyone else said, I'm sure target fixation and grabbing as much front brake as possible were the culprits here. In the video he says he was going "like 40" when he hit the turn. He's doing well over that on the approach to the turn and is still going mid 40s when he hits the dirt. Shouldn't lie about your speed when you have a camera looking at your speedo. Glad he is alive and not more seriously injured though.

Also it's a pet peeve of mine when people "raise money" for themselves when the reason they are injured is because of their own foolish decision making. If you are involved in an accident that is someone else's fault that's one thing. But when you are solely responsible for the crash and ask other people to cover your medical costs, I, personally, think that is pretty tacky. Rant over... maybe...
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I feel bad for the guy, but when you out ride your skill level... like everyone else said, I'm sure target fixation and grabbing as much front brake as possible were the culprits here. In the video he says he was going "like 40" when he hit the turn. He's doing well over that on the approach to the turn and is still going mid 40s when he hits the dirt. Shouldn't lie about your speed when you have a camera looking at your speedo. Glad he is alive and not more seriously injured though.

Also it's a pet peeve of mine when people "raise money" for themselves when the reason they are injured is because of their own foolish decision making. If you are involved in an accident that is someone else's fault that's one thing. But when you are solely responsible for the crash and ask other people to cover your medical costs, I, personally, think that is pretty tacky. Rant over... maybe...
Eh, this is a tough one. I kinda agree, in principle, but then again I do like the idea of helping someone in need if I can.
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Also it's a pet peeve of mine when people "raise money" for themselves when the reason they are injured is because of their own foolish decision making. If you are involved in an accident that is someone else's fault that's one thing. But when you are solely responsible for the crash and ask other people to cover your medical costs, I, personally, think that is pretty tacky. Rant over... maybe...
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Now it's bordering on ridiculous, or far past it, in many cases. Newly-weds that feel they deserve a Tahiti honeymoon, even though they have no money. People that just want to get a nicer car or a truck than the one they have, even through they can't pay for it. People that are simply surprised by life's routine monthly expenses. And, yes, people that are dumb and hurt themselves.

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