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Old 10-22-2012, 02:35 PM
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This guy was spending too much time posing for the camera, and forgot that he's riding the Tail of the Dragon. Flip through the pics to see what happens next (Target fixation at its best (Or worst)....

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Old 10-22-2012, 02:48 PM
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That's a shame. Incredible pic sequence. Once he was off his line, looks like he target-fixated on the Vette.
 
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Old 10-22-2012, 05:35 PM
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This is making the rounds on a few boards. Apparently the oil slick left behind from the accident caused another rider to go do and end up in the ICU. Be safe out there guys.
 
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:34 PM
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Man - that poor son of a beach be surprised if the big Guy did not break his pelvis on
that landing !

I think in addition to target fixation, combined weight of bike rider and amount of
heavy luggage would have been a huge factor in not being able to get that thing to
turn quick enough add a healthy heaping of panic attack freeze and it was his destiny
unfortunately
 
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:54 PM
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Definite target fixtation (or plain, old panic freeze). Notice that the bike is sitting
straight up. He just quit turning and went straight. The vet was avoiding him,
if he'd kept trying the turn...I think he had the room to avoid the crash.

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:07 PM
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agreed with all the above. the thing that kind of takes me by surprise is how the driver of the vettes face never changes, AND he didnt leaveany marks trying to stop..whats up with that? i just know if it was me in the vette, i wounld have been standing on those brakes !
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:28 PM
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These same kind of situations as the guy above play out at other photog locations w/ riders. Seems every wknd, the same type stuff happens just around the corner from The Rock Store, etc.
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:50 PM
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The vette was pulling hard right, he was almost to the shoulder, the guy just went really wide.

Ern
 
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:09 PM
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this guy+not paying attention to the road= *** over handle bars. no sympothy, i could go on and on why i dont have any for him. distracted driving gets people hurt and killed.
 

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For the lazy who don't like clicking through 20+ pics...

 

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