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Old 06-14-2014, 12:48 PM   #1306
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Musta been staring at the bicycle guy's ass.

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Old 06-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #1307
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Wonder if the photographers and their acolytes don't occasionally dampen the area with some diesel.

Man there's some paranoid people on this forum!
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Old 06-14-2014, 01:53 PM   #1308
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No shit! I was just thinking about this. I sometimes go to the local Cycle Gear for their Bike Nights. It used to be fun. They used to get some interesting bikes showing up. Increasingly, it's just become the urban biker crowd, with their beat-to-shit sportbikes and resulting naked creations.

One night, at the end of festivities, a guy on some late model liter bike managed to wreck spectacularly, in less than 100 feet, in a flat parking lot.

He started the engine and bounced it off the rev limiter for about 5-10 seconds so everybody knew to look at him. He put it in gear, bounced it off the limiter again and started fanning the clutch. Predictably, the bike lit the rear tire up in a haze of smoke as he pulled away from his parking space.

At about 20 MPH, the bike started to drift sideways, with the wheel still spinning. He chopped the throttle shut and the bike instantly high sided him! It spit him straight up in the air above the bike--easily 3 feet above the seat. It was high enough so that the bike slammed down on it's opposite side and started spinning on it's crash spindles. He came down, prone, right on top of the rotating motorcycle, then traveled another 20-30 feet through parked cars, rotating round and round on top of his bike. Spectacular crash! What a freaking moron.

Same crap at the Snake.
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:18 PM   #1309
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Wonder if the photographers and their acolytes don't occasionally dampen the area with some diesel.
Considering it often goes 8 months without rain, you'd see the stain on the pavement if anyone so much as spilled a coffee on the road.
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Old 06-15-2014, 10:25 PM   #1310
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I was up there a month ago on a Saturday. The Snake was deserted. No bikes, no cops. Only Paul taking photos in his usual spot. Fair crowd at the Rock Store. But down on Malibu Canyon past Peperdine Univerity, the LASO was running a motorcycle inspection check point. They just waived me and my boring R1200R through.
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Old 06-15-2014, 11:51 PM   #1311
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I was up there a month ago on a Saturday. The Snake was deserted. No bikes, no cops. Only Paul taking photos in his usual spot. Fair crowd at the Rock Store. But down on Malibu Canyon past Peperdine Univerity, the LASO was running a motorcycle inspection check point. They just waived me and my boring R1200R through.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:35 PM   #1312
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Los Angeles Sheriff's Office or similar maybe?
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:43 PM   #1313
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Latin American Student Association?
That's LASA...
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Old 06-16-2014, 02:54 PM   #1314
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That's LASA...
Good point :) How about Latin American Student Organisation?

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Maybe the LAPD (:p) drafted them both in to help.
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Old 06-16-2014, 03:05 PM   #1315
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Regarding the above bicycles getting hit; the human body is an amazing thing. The brain, not so much (sometimes).
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Old 06-16-2014, 07:30 PM   #1316
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:48 PM   #1317
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Regarding the above bicycles getting hit; the human body is an amazing thing. The brain, not so much (sometimes).
These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS TO AVOID. Who in their right mind would ride a BICYCLE on roads that motorcyclists treat as a race track? Who in their right mind would ride a motorcycle on these roads, knowing that many of the riders don't have the skills to back up their desire for speed in the curves and could cause a head-on collision with you? Who in their right mind would drive a car on these roads, both risking a collision and also pissing off the riders who you are slowing down?

There are a lot of curvy much less travelled roads, that are just as fun on a MC and quite a lot safer. But, of course, you can't buy a video documenting your skill - or crash.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:03 PM   #1318
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Sorry, Los Angeles (County) Sheriff's Office. They have motor units.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:24 PM   #1319
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Sorry, Los Angeles (County) Sheriff's Office. They have motor units.
Ahh, here was me thinking you'd made a typo - my apologies to you sir :)
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:50 AM   #1320
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These videos tell me one thing: THESE ARE ROADS TO AVOID. Who in their right mind would ride a BICYCLE on roads that motorcyclists treat as a race track? Who in their right mind would ride a motorcycle on these roads, knowing that many of the riders don't have the skills to back up their desire for speed in the curves and could cause a head-on collision with you? Who in their right mind would drive a car on these roads, both risking a collision and also pissing off the riders who you are slowing down?

There are a lot of curvy much less travelled roads, that are just as fun on a MC and quite a lot safer. But, of course, you can't buy a video documenting your skill - or crash.
That's what I was thinking, hard to feel for that cyclist when it happened on that road.

As for the SV, we were all beginners at one point and I can't imagine a more awkward situation waiting for the cops and ambulance.
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