Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: S.W. MO and N.E AR.
Model: 88 & 95SE 1500's, 82 1100I, 80 1100, etc..
Well this is 2 bad examples of why I say it's not just how you ride yourself but how the other rider/driver screws up or what you might find in the road in middle of a turn!
I know some people kinda think as long as they got 3"s of pavement for their tires inside the line it's fun to blow away other riders in turns. I just think it's not worth the risk since you never know when that other rider will screw up or just do something unexpected like swerve over suddenly. Or even just find a nasty road condition of some type, fluids or a 2X4 or fire hose or trailer ramp etc.. laying there in a turn unseen. I've found those items and lost firewood, downed tree limbs, large dead deer, etc...
This is a fine example though a tragic one!
Everyone was probably doing perfectly fine on the Dragon that day! Well, until they got to that 1 turn where 3 peoples lives got turned inside out!
Vette was doing fine till hit by the bike, no fault of his.
Guy that hit the Vette was doing fine until he screwed up, I would not have wanted to be near him! He could have blow a left turn easy as a right turn, and if passing him where would YOU be??
This other guy named Jeff was doing great that day, and reading on the other forum he is very experienced in riding the Dragon! But, that did not help him when he hit the nasty fluids in the turn from the Bike Vette wreck earlier in the day!
Prayers for Jeff though I don't know him.
Poor guy was just riding his own pace and it was some other screwup he was not even involved in from earlier in the day that has him totally screwed up now and for a long time to come! No matter how good a rider he was as they say, nor how well he knew the Dragon and how well he knew his bike, it did not help when shooting a fast turn and finding something bad in the road that could not be seen.
This poor Jeff guy is totally busted up and the worse off of the 3 and it was just a matter of a nasty road condition that should NOT have existed in the first place!
I ride for FOOD
99 SE 1500, Also riding now, Red ( Second fastest color)
95 SE 1500, riding now, Purple (the fastest color)
88 1500 recovering from deer hit, Phantom Gray (Most expensive color )
82 1100 riding sometimes, Red
Also 80 1100 naked and 86 1200 Interstate, not running yet.