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The MSF teaches 2 techniques.... The other technique is to brake in the corner, understanding you have less traction for braking while cornering, and then increase braking as the bike slows and straightens up....
I'm glad to hear that some are teaching that, hopefully all are now. They did not when I took the ERC in 2006.

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I'm glad to hear that some are teaching that, hopefully all are now. They did not when I took the ERC in 2006.

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Apparently this accident is also being blamed for another accident later in the day: http://www.easttnriders.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=41945

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It is pretty tough to tell from the photos, speed can not be determined, I wonder if he was closing the throttle before he hit the brakes. Usually if you just let off the gas and push on the inside bar you can add a LOT of turn in a short time. Putting a little rear brake could help a lot also. I don't know if the accident could have been avoided but from the pictures I think if he would have kept on riding and trying to make the corner he might have made it.

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If that dude was thinking 1/10 of a secon ahead, this thread would never existed...

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Target fixation in picture 14.. Looks like he might have made it if he'd keep it down in the corner..
Looks like he knocked that Vet clean off the road.............

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WOW - what a set of shots!!! Wonder how many the guy ordered

I see two problems like others did... Looking at the camera and target fixation on the Vette... Hope the guy wasn't hurt too bad... Ya gotta pay attention when running the Dragon!!!

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I don't think you can blame the Dragon for this guys crash. I think he would have crashed on any sharp curve that had a camera guy there.
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i don't think you can blame the dragon for this guys crash. I think he would have crashed on any sharp curve that had a camera guy or any other kind of shiny object there.

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I hate to see these kinds of pictures...I went to a PGR service for a retired vet that did the same thing on a trike at the dragon...but it was not a pretty shining red vet he hit...he hit a tree and broke his neck...sad deal...and no reason for it...total waste...I agree the last time I was at the Dragon it was crazy...sports bikes passing on the left and right...out of control... havent been there for a couple of years and don't have any plans of returning anytime soon...

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