Wishing a speedy recovery. Hopefully will be strafing that corner in fine style once you can exchange the Bledsoe for a normal riding boot 61kLM+7Wv8L._SY355_.jpg
Thanks for the update...very glad to hear everything checks out OK!
Please do continue to watch for anything unusual going on, like I described in my post.
It took months for some of my symptoms to show up.
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And though a mountain may rise up and smack the livin' shit outta me,
and wad up my bike somethin' awful...
Still, I rise!
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Ninil, I hope you heal up quickly. Thanks for posting your story. i actually enjoy reading about other people's crashes. It helps me and others learn what to do or not do to avoid future crashes of our own. So, please excuse my question but I gotta ask.
You said "when I'm approaching the corner you can see a bit of a wobble where I lock up the rear. Entirely normal, I do it almost every time right there in the same spot, but this time it rode out a bit longer and I remember thinking "I don't normally skid that far, I must be going faster than usual"."
Am I understanding you correctly? Do you actually lock up your rear wheel routinely when corning on the street?
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Nihil - hope you recover quickly. That was definitely rear tire traction loss. If you ride mostly on road a TW203 and 204 would possibly help situations like that, but only on perfect road conditions. Main thing is I hope you get riding again soon.
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Gnarly hope u are recovering well and thanks for sharing it makes me want to ride like a grandpa haha. At least will be more careful 😉 Crashing does tend to do that but as the injuries fade so can the memory of it and before long we start pushing a little more again haha
Truly sorry to see the accident, and glad you are recovering.
But, on the bright side, your camera work gets a solid 10 from me. The way you flash between yourself, the bike, and the road, over and over, and then at the end, you send the camera under the bike for that dramatic shot.... It doesn’t even appear to be CGI. I’ll never understand how you did that!
Steven Spielberg has competition.
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Watching this linked video until the end (even if you watched it before) is well wort it (for everyone) as a refresher. I had watched your video, excellent work by the way. I didn't want to comment as to what the cause of your crash may have been though. I relate to myself in those situations, it's generally "I f'd up one way or another" and it could have either been completely avoided, or at a minimum, recovered before some damage presented itself. Good riding technique not only comes from experience and practice but from training (self or otherwise), especially where it's related to breaking bad habits or remembering and reacting quickly enough the techniques to avoid or recover before you're hurt. When I haven't ridden in a while (few weeks) I have a mental checklist of techniques I run through. It helps. Hope your recovering well
Try to watch before commenting, it may change perspective.
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That's a fun video I hadn't seen before though, thanks for linking it. The bad 80's acting is great while still being informative. Somewhat of a Stapler Farher Klaus for two-wheelers with a bit less work for the makeup department.
Someone really ought to put up a sign or something...