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Old 08-16-2013, 01:50 PM   #946
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ALL: Ok, school me on the bald front tire? My thinking (poor that it may be) is that the baldness in not an issue on a dry road. More important is the transition over the 'step' between the flat center section and the curved profile of the rubber closer to the edge. I watched the video and noted the front washing away. School me as to how the 'baldness' caused this?
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IIRC, heat cycling has a lot to do with tire life (traction). A bald tire is likely to have more heat cycles than a tire with more tread.
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Old 08-17-2013, 08:38 AM   #947
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The shadow of the bike vs. the shadow of the cyclist don't look right. Unless it is a still from a video or from the photographer's site, I'm thinking it's a photoshop.

If not, the dad is an idiot. But one would think the rider would have seen them quite a bit prior and adjusted his line.

Just a theory.
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Old 08-17-2013, 09:04 AM   #948
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The shadow of the bike vs. the shadow of the cyclist don't look right. Unless it is a still from a video or from the photographer's site, I'm thinking it's a photoshop.

If not, the dad is an idiot. But one would think the rider would have seen them quite a bit prior and adjusted his line.

Just a theory.
I saw that but figured the rider was much further from the daddy / daughter than the pic made them look. So the angles were different than it would appear. If this was a 500 or so mm lens, the foreshortening would give this effect. It'd also mean that there wasn't an imminent danger of the rider hitting the two.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:08 AM   #949
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It's from rnickeymouse's photostream. Probably major lens compression or whatever the crap it is.
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:18 PM   #950
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Maybe, but I would bet she just downgraded the pilot to "The Friend Zone."
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Pillion ready to bail out ?

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Old 08-17-2013, 07:46 PM   #951
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^Obvious PhotoShop^
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Old 08-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #952
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^Obvious PhotoShop^
Well, then go to rnickeymouse's photo site and accuse him of it. Professional photographers love it when you do that, I hear.
Then, post us a link.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:15 PM   #953
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:58 AM   #954
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Well, then go to rnickeymouse's photo site and accuse him of it. Professional photographers love it when you do that, I hear.
Then, post us a link.
Done, http://www.flickr.com/photos/rnickey...n/photostream/, I ain't skeered to call it out.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:48 AM   #955
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If you look at the shadow of the rider's torso and head, and take into account that it is falling on a complex curve (the cambered shoulder of a curving road that is on a slope) all three shadows (the motorcyclist, and both bicyclists) are exactly where they would be expected to be when lit from the same source. The foreshortening of a long lens makes it look weird, but that photo does not appear to be altered.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:57 AM   #956
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That's what I was thinking. Still, kind of a "perfect storm" of lighting anomalies.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:28 AM   #957
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Pillion ready to bail out ?

I followed a pair like this once down Hwy1 for about 45 minutes while lane splitting. The girl was a tall and curvy thing on the back of a Ducati but instead of wearing leathers, she was wearing one of those more than skin tight latex suits. Im sure it offered zero crash protection. It made for quite an uncomfortable ride.... for me anyways.
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:59 AM   #958
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Pillion ready to bail out ?

They appear to be braking and she is bracing herself against the tank with her arms locked. I would imagine she moves about quite a bit and, if predictable by the rider, probably assists sporty riding by doing so. Makes you wonder why she wouldn't just ride her own bike, however.
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:02 PM   #959
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Those are some Lilliputian boots! Wow.
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They appear to be braking and she is bracing herself against the tank with her arms locked. I would imagine she moves about quite a bit and, if predictable by the rider, probably assists sporty riding by doing so. Makes you wonder why she wouldn't just ride her own bike, however.
Could be she sucks at shifting. Might not know how to handle a manual trans. There are a lot of them around like that!

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Those are some Lilliputian boots! Wow.
My wife is 4'10" and wears a size 5 1/2 -6 shoe. She would look like that too.

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