He's doing OK and we road another 600km that day, albeit it did shake him upLooked like he took a bad line, possible target fixation, and jammed the rear brake to try to get out of it. Definitely replace the skid lid. Don't even think twice. Good on you being there for your friend and staying calm for him. Hope he is alright.
Trust your bike and tires, bike in many and most cases can and will lean more, if you mess up your line don't worry about it and focus on the next turn, look well ahead and to where you want to be after the turn, never at the inside our outside of the turn right in front of ypuSorry he went down but glad him and the bike are ok. And advice for new riders to avoid this ?
Ah cheers for the clarification. Also didn't realize it was your own video / ride! Distractions at work.Clear cut target fixated, we hit the same roads at twice the speed the day prior when I was leading
Thanks for that I going to try working this more.Trust your bike and tires, bike in many and most cases can and will lean more, if you mess up your line don't worry about it and focus on the next turn, look well ahead and to where you want to be after the turn, never at the inside our outside of the turn right in front of ypu
Thanks for that I going to try working this more.
That is probably the best advice I heard 75/25. ! And somthing to keep in mind. Thanks so much.You want to be looking at the furthest distance, and keep your eyes going with the road!!
Also, at the same time you should always be able to stop, safely within that distance as well... Basically never ride at 100% talent... Always 75% and keep the rest as back up
this is true, most can never fully use the potential of their ride... and if they can its likely on to be on a track, not back roadsWhat people seem to forget!!
The machine you're riding is perfect engineering. The rider isn't. In most cases, unless you're a Rossi, any bike will out perform the rider.... Even a scooter, argh! Trust is the key
I have had more than a few instances where the corner ends up with gravel, potholes or an oncoming vehicle straying into your lane, all setups for a very bad day and out of your control ultimately on open country backroads.....yeah I've watched a YouTube video on Bike road craft, where the guy talks about looking up the road to the vanishing point / furthest point of the bend where it disappears... plus ensuring your current speed is suitable that you can stop within that distance, should there be an obstruction just past that perspective point, queue of cars, etc...
Obviously that vanishing (perspective) point will be further or nearer, depending if you are on a straight, negotiating a slight bend, or sharp bend.... Why go into a corner "blind" at full speed, ASSUMING there wont be something just around that corner (you've not yet seen)!?