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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Deals Gap video, fast riding and a crash

My son Russ and I go down to Deals Gap every spring for the Christian Sport Bike Associations spring rally, while we were there we shot some great footage, and caught a crash on film form a guy coming at us.

EmpireGP Does Deals Gap 06 - High Quality (80.09MB)

EmpireGP Does Deals Gap 06 - Medium Quality (47.88MB)

EmpireGP Does Deals Gap 06 - Low Quality (28.84MB)

EmpireGP Does Deals Gap 06 - video.google.com

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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old 06-08-2006, 05:34 PM
 
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You guys deserve a damn cake! I applaud you guys for being so helpful. If I was the guy who wrecked, I'd be hugging you. BTW, KTM's are bad ass dual sports.

also, did you guys still need some flash website designer? I've contacted you guys a while back, but haven't heard anything.
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Hi plasticweld-

Cool video. Teach your friends to stay on the correct side of the double-yellow line because they could kill an innocent person coming the other way through a blind curve.

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Excellent video......
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ya nice vid, damn nice guys too, split in the middle of their day to not only help the rider but transport his broke bike to. Glad to see the guys in the twisties havent lost their heads...completely.
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Very entertaining video, worth watching multiple times.

So did the guy mention why he crashed?
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post #7 of 68 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 06:28 AM
 
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Cool video. Teach your friends to stay on the correct side of the double-yellow line because they could kill an innocent person coming the other way through a blind curve.
We don't pass in a single place where you can't see that it's safe to pass... Even my pass on that mini-van in the later half is a totaly safe pass... Through the trees I could see the next two corners. Lectures aren't needed here thankyou!

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post #8 of 68 (permalink) Old 06-09-2006, 07:32 AM
 
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Nice vid! love the closing statement!



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Nice video. It's always nice to see SB riders help each other out. I must say though, you hide your tuck key well lol.

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Hi LifesAStoppie-

You would have to spend a long time trying to convince me that the apex-diving pass around the motorhome at 1:42, followed by a dipping curve to the right allowed a vast and sufficient margin of safety?

The subsequent pass completed at 1:53 just before the curve with the approaching white sedan seemed to cut it close. The pass of the burgundy minivan at 3:27 seemed the safest of them all.

I wouldn't take my comments so much as a lecture as much as ones' rights to swing their fists ends where another person's nose starts if you've heard that expression. The simple fact-of-the-matter is that closing speeds are likely approaching 90 m.p.h. for two riders. It seems to me that would be putting innocent oncoming riders at risk.

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