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    Default Biker Down, N1 North, +- 8.25am after Malibongwe: 12 September 2016

    morning all

    not nice to post this on a Monday morning (or anytime for that matter) but i saw Biker down after Malibongwe Drive N1S.

    not sure what happened, only saw a black bike, couldnt see what it was and the biker on the floor being attented to by medics.

    anyone have more info on this? looked very serious.
    Last edited by AMZ; 12-09-2016 at 01:44 PM. Reason: Added date to give context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer02 View Post
    morning all

    not nice to post this on a Monday morning (or anytime for that matter) but i saw Biker down after Malibongwe Drive N1S.

    not sure what happened, only saw a black bike, couldnt see what it was and the biker on the floor being attented to by medics.

    anyone have more info on this? looked very serious.
    A guy I work with said he saw an accident on the highway this morning. Not sure if this is the same accident, but he would be travelling from malingbongwe to William Nicol.
    He reckons the bike rode into the back of a car that swerved into the shoulder lane. Speed was a factor.
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    HOG rider, Lesego.

    Traffic backed up, car pulled out and drove him into the concrete.
    He was ok, leg probably broken, but he was awake and alert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vigilant View Post
    HOG rider, Lesego.

    Traffic backed up, car pulled out and drove him into the concrete.
    He was ok, leg probably broken, but he was awake and alert.
    Glad he is relatively OK. Could have been so much worse! Quick healing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate View Post
    Glad he is relatively OK. Could have been so much worse! Quick healing!
    Glad to hear it. We can only learn from out mistakes. I learnt to wait till my tyres are warm before doing hardish braking.... Eina!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrenpridgeon View Post
    Glad to hear it. We can only learn from out mistakes. I learnt to wait till my tyres are warm before doing hardish braking.... Eina!
    You will never brake in time, the laws of physics are against you. That's the point of the SL.
    Either be slow or have somewhere to swerve.
    That's your 2 options, you can choose them both.
    If you don't accept them, you will crash, get hurt, have a broken bike, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vigilant View Post
    You will never brake in time, the laws of physics are against you. That's the point of the SL.
    Either be slow or have somewhere to swerve.
    That's your 2 options, you can choose them both.
    If you don't accept them, you will crash, get hurt, have a broken bike, etc.
    Not sure of the context so I'll clarify. I didn't crash in the S/L.
    I crashed coming up to a robot when it turned orange I went to stop (but I needed to brake too hard to stop in time so I lost the front due to bad road surface and cold tyres).

    I personally don't believe one should be riding in the S/L.
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    Overcooking the front brake is my super power too

    Same rules apply though, you were going too fast for circumstances. Green robots are especially worth slowing down for, just in case.
    My last fall was <50km/h, was it too fast?

    Yeah, no question i was too fast for the road conditions. A crashed bike is the only answer you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vigilant View Post
    Overcooking the front brake is my super power too

    Same rules apply though, you were going too fast for circumstances. Green robots are especially worth slowing down for, just in case.
    My last fall was <50km/h, was it too fast?

    Yeah, no question i was too fast for the road conditions. A crashed bike is the only answer you need.
    I was definitely too fast for conditions. So now I go slower until the conditions allow going faster. lol.
    Also...I've taken my bike off the road. Conditions are more favourable on the track anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrenpridgeon View Post
    I was definitely too fast for conditions. So now I go slower until the conditions allow going faster. lol.
    Also...I've taken my bike off the road. Conditions are more favourable on the track anyways.
    Going slower to go faster ... Zen and the art of motorcycle racing.

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