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Old 04-29-2013, 02:18 AM   #736
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Not that I condone this guy on the bike, but I have always questioned cyclist who ride in places like that. Take the Angeles Crest, a lot of blind corners, and small shoulders, not the place I want to ride a small bike.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:01 AM   #737
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Not that I condone this guy on the bike, but I have always questioned cyclist who ride in places like that. Take the Angeles Crest, a lot of blind corners, and small shoulders, not the place I want to ride a small bike.

Silly or not for a cyclist to be on that road, a MOTORCYCLIST should have NO ISSUES avoiding one!!!!

I don't mind cyclists on roads like that, unless they are riding side by side, or even three abreast which happens too frequently on our mountain twisty here.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:35 AM   #738
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Total beginner rider right there. He's lucky he didn't kill one of those guys. Definitely should have had his ass kicked. Scary stuff.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:45 AM   #739
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Total beginner rider right there. He's lucky he didn't kill one of those guys. Definitely should have had his ass kicked. Scary stuff.

Fucking n00b rider. All decked out in leathers, but can't avoid the 5% of the road with people on it.

Bicyclists should have garroted him with their pants clips, and made the world a safer place.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:07 AM   #740
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"Bicyclists should have garroted him with their pants clips...."

No pant clips, they were wearing shorts. But a good laugh, nonetheless.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:26 AM   #741
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You can actually see the neurons fire and signal "rut roh" -- the head comes up, the arms stiffen.

He was not looking anywhere near far enough ahead.
Talk about textbook target fixation. He stood the bike up out of the lean and headed STRAIGHT for the two cyclists on the shoulder. All he had to do was turn his head to look through the turn and he would have been fine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #742
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It looks like he slows down but fixates on the bikes, drifting toward the shoulder. Lucky no one wasn't more seriously injured.
Watch the way the rear bicyclist hits the pavement. That's a potentially fatal fall. If he hadn't been wearing a helmet, more than likely he'd be a vegetable right now.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:17 AM   #743
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Silly or not for a cyclist to be on that road, a MOTORCYCLIST should have NO ISSUES avoiding one!!!!

I don't mind cyclists on roads like that, unless they are riding side by side, or even three abreast which happens too frequently on our mountain twisty here.
I ride Mulholland somewhat regularly (though mostly on weekdays to avoid dumbasses like that guy) and the bicyclists are actually VERY good at getting single-file when they hear something coming. It looks from the video like those two were textbook perfect: single file and as close to the edge as is safe.

What you don't see in the video is that after the 'snake' is an uphill straight. Once you're through the curve it takes no skill whatsoever. Someone should seriously consider taking the fucking bus.

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Watch the way the rear bicyclist hits the pavement. That's a potentially fatal fall. If he hadn't been wearing a helmet, more than likely he'd be a vegetable right now.
And people wonder why I won't ride my bicycle even down the block without a helmet...
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:26 AM   #744
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I think we can all agree...

...that rider was an ass.



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Old 04-29-2013, 11:16 AM   #745
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Bonus points, he got a two fer!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:30 AM   #746
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Bonus points, he got a two fer!

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:54 PM   #747
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I never knew people took the point game seriously.... especially on a motorcycle.


Seriously though that is sad. In a car I do not like passing bikes on blind corners... on my bike I don't feel uncomfortable only because I do what that ride didn't do and look through the corner. I feel bad for those bike riders. Looks like the first guy that the rider hit could almost give himself a bj with how much force there was.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:57 PM   #748
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I agree that the motorcyclist had no skill and probably should not be on the road, but neither should the bicyclists. They are unprotected and slow. I don't mind that they are in the roads generally, but they should have the same rights as a jaywalking pedestrian. If they get hit, it's their fault.

I was riding up US276 above Greenville SC last fall. Switchback city, 2000 ft climb over just a few miles. The grape smugglers LOOOVE riding up there on saturday mornings to prove how hard core they are. Problem is the higher they get, the more tired they are, and they start to wobble on the road. There is nothing worse than coming around a blind corner and finding a fucking bicycle in your god damned apex. Pucker moment. I also passed a truck on a double yellow (yes, I know it's not legal) on a long straight stretch. SV650 passing a F250 with a trailer, no sweat right? Unless the truck decided to merge into you to avoid a bicycle. I dodged...that time.

Fuck 'em and keep 'em the hell of the roads, it's dangerous enough out there without being a goddamned obstacle course.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:19 PM   #749
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This may take the prize for the least self-aware comment I've read on the internet today. Two wheels bad - two wheels plus motor good.

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I agree that the motorcyclist had no skill and probably should not be on the road, but neither should the bicyclists. They are unprotected and slow. I don't mind that they are in the roads generally, but they should have the same rights as a jaywalking pedestrian. If they get hit, it's their fault.

I was riding up US276 above Greenville SC last fall. Switchback city, 2000 ft climb over just a few miles. The grape smugglers LOOOVE riding up there on saturday mornings to prove how hard core they are. Problem is the higher they get, the more tired they are, and they start to wobble on the road. There is nothing worse than coming around a blind corner and finding a fucking bicycle in your god damned apex. Pucker moment. I also passed a truck on a double yellow (yes, I know it's not legal) on a long straight stretch. SV650 passing a F250 with a trailer, no sweat right? Unless the truck decided to merge into you to avoid a bicycle. I dodged...that time.

Fuck 'em and keep 'em the hell of the roads, it's dangerous enough out there without being a goddamned obstacle course.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:25 PM   #750
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I agree that the motorcyclist had no skill and probably should not be on the road, but neither should the bicyclists. They are unprotected and slow. I don't mind that they are in the roads generally, but they should have the same rights as a jaywalking pedestrian. If they get hit, it's their fault.

I was riding up US276 above Greenville SC last fall. Switchback city, 2000 ft climb over just a few miles. The grape smugglers LOOOVE riding up there on saturday mornings to prove how hard core they are. Problem is the higher they get, the more tired they are, and they start to wobble on the road. There is nothing worse than coming around a blind corner and finding a fucking bicycle in your god damned apex. Pucker moment. I also passed a truck on a double yellow (yes, I know it's not legal) on a long straight stretch. SV650 passing a F250 with a trailer, no sweat right? Unless the truck decided to merge into you to avoid a bicycle. I dodged...that time.

Fuck 'em and keep 'em the hell of the roads, it's dangerous enough out there without being a goddamned obstacle course.
You're right, the world should revolve around dumb fucks like yourself. Heaven forbid we inconvenience the dumb fuck.
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