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well, if yall want to know the story, it was 1:10pm, I was leaving the tight twisties, (the ones past the rockstore on your lefthand side when you're coming up from los virgines) So me and my friend was cruising down from moholland, entering the twisties. He went ahead of me, so I lost site of him. I was crusing down hill, going around 30mph, not that fast. I was about to enter a lefty downhill curve, so I do the usual, Shift my ass cheeks to the left, drop the left elbow, and hang the curve in the middle of the lane, and then go towards the double yellow to follow the racing line. All of a SUDDEN!!!!.......................out of no where.........I was leaned into my turn, when I look straight ahead of me, and I see a black RR just like mine, it was like a mirror reflection.....by that I mean, he was right head to head with me...Holy crap, scared the shit outta me, we were head to head, his bike was right on the double yellow lines as well! I knew if i kept following the line that I was in, i't'll be a head on collosion for sure........I paniked, froze, STOMPED on my rear break, squeezed the shit outta my front break, BIKE straighted up soooo fast... THEN!!!!-LOWSIDED the direction tha I was going, oversteering into the right shoulder/ dirt patch next to a hill. My bike was all scratched up from the small rocks and pebbles, my jeans were ripped, my shirt was ripped. I was wearing an alpinestars leather jacket, blue silvertab jeans, and a black wifebeater underneath. i ended up going straight into the hillside, my bike looks pretty banged up. I ended up with hella roadrash on my left shin, and a swollen ass calf. I got home took a shower, then realized that my calf was getting more swollen, just got back from UCLA ER to get it x-rayed, everything is okay, but they're worried it might be a compartment fracture, where the swelling of the blood in the calf might cut blood supply to the nerves , but they said its cool, just gotta keep it iced and elevated. I'm okay, but my bike needs some repair, got some cool crutches to walk on until the pain goes away in my left calf. All that weight of the bike landed on my left calf.........IS THERE ANYTHING I COULD HAVE DONE TO AVOID WHAT HAPPENED? wanna hear something crazy, i actually had a dream of what happened the night before, that morning i was like, I HAVE TO RIDE MORE CAREFULL TODAY!!!!!







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there seems to be a space after your img tags. fix it so the other 2 pics work.

my only piece of advice to you is to save it for the track. i, for one, have never gone to the track, and do a lot of street riding. i was told to always leave a little bit of my ability in reserve for when i take fast corners. that way i can steer a little better. i don't want to come off as an asshole or anything, but as you're turning to the left, and actually ON the dy, that means your body and the rest of your bike is in the other lane...

as far as what you should've done with the brakes, get the bike straightened before you grab the brakes like that.

i don't understand how you lowsided when the bike straightened up by grabbing the brakes .

anyway man, like i said, always leave a little bit of room for safety when you ride street. when you go track, go balls to the walls.

also, this would be the second post of my night that i asked this, but have you taken msf? if you did, you would've known the straighten up before braking, but might've not had time to think. but anyway, if you didn't take msf, i high suggest you take it.

in the title of your story, it mentions noobie. i was just curious, how long have you been riding?

good luck and ride safe.
 

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I had written a nice response to this thread and then the forum quit working for the rest of the day.

Anyways, I basically echoed what delta said. Slow it down on the streets and please don't ride so close to the yellow line. I ride in the mountains a lot and cagers cut corners a lot in the hills. If you continue to take racing lines on corners in the mountains you're going to have a cager take you out. Slow it down when on the street so you aren't using all your bike's ability to corner. You need some reserve traction in order to maneuver when you encounter surprises.
 

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make that three. bring the bike up (counter steer), peg the front brakes.

If the room is there I have brought up a bike to avoid an obsticle and put it back down. this is more a roll off the throotle while bring it up, then back down and on the gas. I rarely use the rear brake, especially not if any sort of turn is involved.
 

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Well un-like some people...cough the people above cough... I'm glad you're ok. Just kidding about you guys above by the way...it's understandable where you are coming from. I live near chicago, not to much twisties from where I come from, but people on the double yellow could upset me too. But I think to anser the guys questions above, you were taken a corner, so I don't think that you could straigten up too much becuase you'd just go straight up the hill?? Right?? Just my take on it.
 

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well first off people, this is just a post of a thread from another forum, its not his wreck. so lay off the man. but i am glad whoever it was is ok, and hope he will learn from his mistake :cheers
 

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well i don't think anybody is trying to scold him for going fast. he asked what he should've done, and we gave him honest answers

as far as him straightening up the bike in a turn, i'd rather take my chances bringing the bike straight up and jamming both brakes then letting off the throttle in a lean or going head on into another rider... but that's just me
 

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first off, glad whoever was involved is ok. coulda been hella worse.

secondly, if you are going to take "racing lines" on public roads that weren't designed with that in mind (since there is always on coming traffic), then you are taking your life into your own hands. "racing lines" are best left to the track where you can concentrate on your line and braking and entry points without having to worry about people coming from the opposite direction.

once again, glad everyone is ok.
 

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glad yoru okay that's a pretty sticky situation to find yoruself in.

what you/he/she/the person should have done (although easier said then done). looked farther down the road where you wanted to go not at the bike. let off the throttle and leaned even more. you will usually make it even when you think you wont. i did it once to avoid something in the road and everything turned out okay. grabbing and stopping breaks is bad...
 

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when i first read the topic title i thought this was gonna be porn, but its just a honda crash so i don't care....





JK, soz about the wipeout mate
 

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well first off people, this is just a post of a thread from another forum, its not his wreck. so lay off the man. but i am glad whoever it was is ok, and hope he will learn from his mistake :cheers
Its not his wreck? I have seen this posted on a bunch of other boards by him. Does anyone know who wrecked?
I havent seen him reply to any of the threads.
Glad the guy is alright tho.
 
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