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post #1 of 7 Old 11-09-2008, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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The Cold Hard Truth... Not for the weak...

Reality Check! Not for the weak!!!

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I could keep going but why?

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post #2 of 7 Old 11-09-2008, 05:16 PM
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I'd like to know why in the 2nd video they were stunting in the middle of a city street??? Maybe it was blocked off cause there were alot of parked bikes on the side... Regardless, The person drove off it looked like...Maybe they stopped him?


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2nd vid, he was stunt'n and doing a stoppie. No excuse for the drive away, but the video should also sight the stunters!

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Taken in order:

Video #1 -- Obviously, the car is at least 90% at fault here. There are, however, measures a rider can take to prevent this sort of accident. The assumption that a green light is a solid barrier to cross traffic, or that drivers always pay attention is a great way to end up in an E.R., or a morgue. If the rider had done a head check of cross traffic he would have seen the car approaching too fast to stop and taken countermeasures that would have prevented the accident. The point is fault is irrelevant if you are severely injured or dead. It's up to us to protect our lives.

Video #2 -- The fault in this case is about 90% the rider's. It looks, at least to me, as if the rider is doing a stoppie in the middle of a blind corner. At least the rear wheel was in the air and climbed up the grille rather than being submarined by the bumper, increasing the possibility of the rider being run over. As to the car driving away, the video doesn't run long enough to see what exactly the driver did, but it's possible either he was looking for a safe place to pull over or was afraid of the sheer number of belligerent "bikers" focusing on him. Either way it doesn't mitigate the stunter's culpability in the accident.

When I say "at fault", I don't mean the legal determination of blame -- rather the possibility of avoiding the accident.

I have lost two friends and one co worker to accidents and literally came within two inches of dying myself, and all of those accidents were preventable given proper attentiveness and riding ability.

Be careful out there!

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Yes, my point on the second vid was to show that it's not always the Cage that's at fault. He was screwing around and stunting on a public road let alone a blind curve. The drive off was wrong, but then again with as many bike and riders around it could have turned sour for the driver in a real hurry. We don't know the area or people involved to judge that ourselves.

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have you guys seen the video of the guy wearing almost no protection trying to do a highchair wheelie? He wipes out and breaks his ankle in half. His foot is only hanging on my his acilies tendon (?spelling?). His buddies try to help by holding his leg up while it is squirting blood and dangling.

I wont post a link, but if you go to video.google.com you can search for Wheelie Broken Leg.

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have you guys seen the video of the guy wearing almost no protection trying to do a highchair wheelie? He wipes out and breaks his ankle in half. His foot is only hanging on my his acilies tendon (?spelling?). His buddies try to help by holding his leg up while it is squirting blood and dangling.

I wont post a link, but if you go to video.google.com you can search for Wheelie Broken Leg.
Ouch...I think that painted a good enough picture


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