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Old 04-01-2014, 11:46 AM   #46
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There was definately three good seconds after the point of "$@&$@&$ the van is pulling out"

Theres probably five seconds from when the van appears, but many vehicles do the classic "creep forward and then stop". Maybe roll off the throttle and flash the brake so the idiots behind ya wont turn you into a hood ornament.


Or deploy the flaps to slow down.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:48 PM   #47
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He had the right of way.

They can put "He had the right of way" on his tombstone.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:57 PM   #48
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They can put "He had the right of way" on his tombstone.
It's better than a lot of the alternative things you could say about him.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:01 AM   #49
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Did anybody actually watch the longer video to the end? The guy admits that he has never ridden a "liter bike" before. This is his first experience on anything beyond a 600. What a moron.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:11 AM   #50
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Did anybody actually watch the longer video to the end? The guy admits that he has never ridden a "liter bike" before. This is his first experience on anything beyond a 600. What a moron.
OK but it doesn't change a thing that the bike was a "liter" bike.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:51 AM   #51
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OK but it doesn't change a thing that the bike was a "liter" bike.
Well, no but it does reinforce the idea that this guy was inexperienced and in over his head.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:48 AM   #52
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Well, no but it does reinforce the idea that this guy was inexperienced and in over his head.
True
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:55 AM   #53
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It also further reinforces the idea that the guy who lent him his Ducati was an idiot.
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Old 04-02-2014, 10:59 AM   #54
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fundamentally

This isn't a question of time. This is a reckless, irresponsible individual with a tenuous (though now temporarily anchored) grip on reality. The sort best not to associate with because you'll get involved in the disasters they create. Uncalled for accidents at work, fights in bars, flips on river trips, falls climbing or skiing, etc, etc. The lesson is not about the incident, it's don't be like him.
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:38 AM   #55
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there was nothing to avoid, except his own stupidity

its not like the van pulled out in front of him, the van was already there and instead of passing on the left, he rode into a planter
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Old 04-02-2014, 11:39 AM   #56
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Well, no but it does reinforce the idea that this guy was inexperienced and in over his head.
He would have been over his head on a 600 as well.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:32 PM   #57
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Folks here up in arms about distracted driving, and then go on youtube and watch videos posted by fools like this. If he isn't the poster boy for distracted riding, who is? Videos like this are ridiculously annoying anyway - who wants to hear some goober yapping instead of that glorious twin cylinder music anyway? (just my personal opinion - ADV is the closest thing to "social media" you'll ever catch me near and I don't understand people who feel they have to share every second of their living existence with the internet.)

Seriously, if he spent less time yammering away to the helmet cam and more time, oh, I don't know, scanning his surroundings and generally paying attention, he would have seen the van in PLENTY of time and the Panigale would have lived another day.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:48 PM   #58
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I get the impression he could've just let off the gas and maybe downshifted to stay behind the van. Wouldn't have taken much brake action at all.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:53 PM   #59
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I'd rather see a video of the owner when he found out his brand new Duc got scratched.
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I get the impression he could've just let off the gas and maybe downshifted to stay behind the van. Wouldn't have taken much brake action at all.
I don't even think he needed to downshift, just roll off the throttle

the rider was not paying attention, as I said already, nothing to avoid, he put himself there
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