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Old 09-19-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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motorcycle crash...

*ouch*

story is the guy didn't see the trailer turning and tried to get past the two other riders that had slowed / stopped for the turning truck+trailer. he survived (don't know how) with a few broken bones and bruises.

on the plus side, i learned a new phrase today for this type of rider "squid":

Stupid
Quick
Underdressed
Imminently
Dead




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Old 09-19-2012, 01:12 PM   #2
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Squid actually comes from how inexperienced show-offs ride sport bikes. If you've ever seen video of marine squid, they will jet off and then quickly slow down. Street squids do the same thing, cruise along, then open the throttle and blast off for a second, then slow down.

I don't know if the guy in the video did it on purpose, but going over the trailer was the smartest thing to do. If you know you are going to hit something on a bike, jump up in the air as high as you can before you hit the object to try and get over it. "Laying down" the bike is the stupidest thing to do because you go faster when the bike is down and you will hit with more force.

A buddy of mine was riding his bike when a woman pulled out from a cross street and he t-boned her. He jumped up in the air and tumbled when he hit, but he had a full face helmet, jacket and boots and nothing happened to him. The impact was so great that the bike was stuck in the passenger door of the car and injured the passenger.

When the cop came to the scene, he says to my buddy "So wheres the biker, already took hm away in an ambulance?" My buddy tells him he is the biker and the cop didn't believe him.
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:28 PM   #3
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He was a nubbie who had never ridden with this group. He was placed at the back next to the sweep...which is the worst place for a new rider to be. He felt he needed to keep up and when he tried to catch the group, target fixation on the road resulted in this crash. After the wreck he swore he never saw the trailer...and yes I know the parties involved.

This is just as likely to happen in a drive when you have a new guy who has never gone on an organized drive. Never put a new guy at the back of the fast group as they will always feel like they either need to ride/drive as good as the leader or they feel they need to "keep up" and end up taking out innocent people.
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