Bike faired far better than I did. Mirror and bag, probably faring. Me, 7 broken/cracked ribs, rash and stitches. My fault for dropping my guard.Wow, sucks man.
Glad to see you were walking afterwards. How is the bike?
Bummer for sure. I did something similar last month. Fortunately I came to a complete stop before tipping over.
Any ride you can walk away from....
Ouch! Guess you didn't walk away after all.Bike faired far better than I did. Mirror and bag, probably faring. Me, 7 broken/cracked ribs, rash and stitches. My fault for dropping my guard.
I probably need a couple of months to test my new Ion Air Pro in High Def for license numbers.
No ABS, wouldn't have happened if I had it. I won't have another bike without it. Probably be another month.
keyboard warrior ride analysis (so easy from my couch) , I saw that break check from the camry coming at 3:52 4:29 (safety buffer / riding style)
4:29 im shaking my head.. not in California no lane splitting, not riding in a group dont need room for other bikes at the light (Camry is at this light seeing you, im sure shaking their fist ***** MC riders*)
definitely some lessons to be gleemed from this video, thanks for sharing. also glad you were able to walk away from the incident.
I agree.. in textbook theory.. I just personally didn't like the small distance to the vehicle in his lane .. another 1 to 2 ft back just makes avoiding the left handle bar impacting the vehicle a bit easier - just felt crowded in the video.. but maybe in real life it was a bigger spot .... But at 4:29, rider positions himself to the right of, but behind the car in front. Still in his own lane. This is correct technique, allowing you an escape route from someone behind you who won't stop in time, or just to avoid being caught between two cars in the event of a rear end crash up.