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Old 09-19-2011, 07:07 AM   #3001
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:12 AM   #3002
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It looked like he just pivoted his rear tire right off the road. I am guessing it is a pre-'09' Ultra Classic. The newer ones have more lean angle available.
That's a 2010 Ultra Limited with stock pipes (not Rineharts). He's got Florida plates, so he's probably not familiar with elevation changes and corners like what's there. Chances are he target fixated on the photographer, then over corrected midway through the corner and started dragging hard parts. Kudos to him for staying with the corner rather than jumping on the binders, standing the bike up, and crossing the centerline into oncoming traffic.

I think many of us outside of Florida (or Kansas) take things like hills and corners for granted. The Dragon was nothing special to me, as I'm surrounded by roads like (or better than) it. For a rider that isn't used to that sort of riding, it can be challenging. No matter what kind of bike they're riding.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:13 AM   #3003
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That's hysterical!
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:48 AM   #3004
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Whats up with the kidney belts?

Ready for any heavy lifting that comes with owning such a bitchen 700lb bike?
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:04 AM   #3005
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That's hysterical!

Also a bunch of BS. Here in Merica, we like spouting off stats nobody's bothered with updating since the 50's...


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Old 09-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #3006
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So, he had no choice but to lay 'er down before he hit those grass trimmings and wrecked.
Just wonderin if someone ran off before him,highway crew seems like a good answer.
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Old 09-19-2011, 02:13 PM   #3007
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My dear God, I can't imagine what her arms looked like after that fall

Florida tags. Probably never took a corner before...
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:18 PM   #3008
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Tail of the Dragon: 318 turns in 11 miles.

Florida: 11 turns in 318 miles.
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Old 09-19-2011, 04:25 PM   #3009
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highway crew seems like a good answer.
Person that ran off the road or wrecked before him is a more likely answer...
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:07 AM   #3010
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I can't believe that no one has mentioned the muscle tone on this lady.
She is built like a gymnast.
I'm surprised that she didn't just do multiple handsprings to the shoulder, do a roundoff with a double back-flip, stick the landing. And stand there with her hands on her hips looking judgmental.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:58 AM   #3011
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More likely anorexia.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:45 AM   #3012
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More likely anorexia.



Sure is good for her that no one was in the on coming lane!
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Old 09-21-2011, 06:55 AM   #3013
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After seeing crap like that, I kiss my Held gloves, and coat every time I put them on...................gives me a serving of salt from the dried sweat too..............
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:14 AM   #3014
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Tail of the Dragon: 318 turns in 11 miles.

Florida: 11 turns in 318 miles.

I wonder how many of the crashes on the dragon are a result of "corner fatigue". There's nothing about it that looks particularly tricky, but maybe riders just lose focus after so many corners.
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Old 09-21-2011, 03:47 PM   #3015
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I wonder how many of the crashes on the dragon are a result of "corner fatigue". There's nothing about it that looks particularly tricky, but maybe riders just lose focus after so many corners.
The Dragon attracts idiots, and breeds a climate of anticipation and urgency, even in the cruiser crowd. Many people start riding, rind a nice pace, and too late realize they are riding at 1-2% points of enthusiam above their skill level, and down they go. Or they are outright over-cooking, and again the riding is above the skill level.

Either way, I've ridden it, it's a road. My guess is if there were 20 other roads with 300+ turns in 11 ish miles, we'd be seeing crash pics of that location too. Any track day I've attended, the beginner group generally has 1-2 crashes PER SESSION, the first 2-3 sessions of the day. The Dragon IS the beginner session on public roads.

IMHO...

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