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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 07:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wow, thanks for posting the link. I'm glad you got so lucky, that could have been seriously bad. Let me ask you this though.. Were you able to mentally process what was happening while it was going on or did it not 'hit' you until after you were down? I just can't believe you were still on the bike and upright going thru that drop off on the side of the road. I was wondering if you were able to process any thoughts of bailing off the bike or if it just happens too fast for that sort of thinking..

And that's good logic Catback, thanks.
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post #22 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 09:18 AM
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Were you able to mentally process what was happening while it was going on or did it not 'hit' you until after you were down? I just can't believe you were still on the bike and upright going thru that drop off on the side of the road. I was wondering if you were able to process any thoughts of bailing off the bike or if it just happens too fast for that sort of thinking..
This is where experience and having "rules" drilled into your head help. I would've fared much better if I had already had some track schools under my belt, I am absolutely certain.

I had the presence of mind to stand the bike up to slow it as the wheels slid but that means you go off the curve (I was on the outside of the turn). So I did have that presence of mind. However, lots of analysis has happened since then during my sleep and when I've consciously reconsidered it, and I made more than my share of mistakes on the whole episode. I have no memory at all after going about 1' off the road so I have no idea if I subconsciously ditched or was thrown off.

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