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It happens fast.

Unread post by HDJ78R » June 10th, 2013, 12:22 pm

No-one gets left behind.

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Mungrel » June 10th, 2013, 2:16 pm

So much stupidity - from both riders and drivers!
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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Sparkys » June 10th, 2013, 4:58 pm

Ouch!

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by chris_stoffa » June 10th, 2013, 5:16 pm

Absolutely kills the "myth" that a motorcycle can out brake and out maneuver a car :crazy: - nothing can out brake or out maneuver stupidity or carelessness. :eek:

Had to be a fatal or two............ or three in there :(
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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Aaron Schubert » June 10th, 2013, 10:04 pm

This is why I will never ride a bike on road. At least when you are off road the only person that can be at fault is yourself. There is too much that you can't control on the road

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by monkeybucket » June 11th, 2013, 11:13 pm

I was at the scene of an motocycle accident when I was younger. I was turning right when a moto with passenger swiped the side of our van and hit the medium strip in front of us. They took the corner too fast and misjudged the turn. We watched as the two got flung 30 or so meters through the air into the road and as the bike smashed through the underside of an oncoming vehicle. We stopped to call the ambos and make sure they where alright. No serious injuries, they where both in shock with grazes and bruises but generally ok. The bike ripped the front wheel of the oncoming car clean off.
It happens that fast. I had never seen a human body flung that far through the air before this.
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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Robdeo » June 12th, 2013, 10:07 am

I hope you didn't hear about bikes out manouvering and braking cars from a motorcyclist. In the wet particularly, Bikes have the worst breaking of any vehicle. We can however fit through smaller gaps if that's any consolation!

Manouverability helps a rider who is *paying attention* survive against the miriad of road users who are doing anything but. It isn't about being better, but using what you have.

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by chris_stoffa » June 12th, 2013, 2:01 pm

Robdeo,

Certainly not from me :lol: , Have ridden bikes for years , including professionally, but I have heard young prospective riders claim it as justification, usually to parents, for getting a bike. One in particular claimed it almost as gospel .......... I did dissuade him of that notion.

Although I think his mum had a lot to do with it also........ she told him she wouldn't feed him, wash his clothes or do anything for him if he was intent on killing himself, and threatened to double his weekly board so he wouldn't have any money left to run it. :lol:

Mum, I think put up the better argument :thumb:
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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Sparkys » June 12th, 2013, 5:34 pm

chris_stoffa wrote:Absolutely kills the "myth" that a motorcycle can out brake and out maneuver a car
I don't think it's a myth at all, it's just falsely applied.
A bike is smaller and lighter than a car and certainly does have better braking and manoeuvrability than a car. But that's still not going to do you any good in an accident because you can't outbrake or outmanoeuvre something you don't see coming or often even something you do see coming.

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by SparkieKev » July 3rd, 2013, 9:26 pm

Think ill stick to my four 33" coopers
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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by y b normal » October 24th, 2013, 6:22 pm

I've clocked up more hours on two wheels than four, & the only reason that will change soon is the last time i was laying there in hospital, I said enough is enough. 4 weeks in hospital, 3 months off work, problem is, I've never had an accident where i'm at fault. two wheel derived adrenalin is soooooo addictive, but the price is to high. :(
get in, sit down, shut up....& hang on....

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Re: It happens fast.

Unread post by Sparkys » October 25th, 2013, 8:21 am

^^I'm not quite ready to give up.....although my dad's broken collarbone last week did give me food for thought for a moment.........

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