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09-05-2008 08:18 AM
kanwisch
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Originally Posted by RydeAddict View Post
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.
09-05-2008 06:23 AM
RydeAddict 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.
09-04-2008 06:26 AM
Catback No matter what you or the group does there will always be crashes. Pushing the limit while in a group will always have it's incidents, even professional racers wreck or get wrecked by someone else. If you want to not bear witness to other riders wrecking or getting wrecked by someone else riding solo is the only way to have good odds. I know it sucks but you can't have your cake and eat it too.
09-04-2008 04:26 AM
kanwisch
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Originally Posted by kanwisch View Post
I'm still trying to find the thread but will post it when I can.
Found my crash thread. I guess Search won't return more than 8 pages of results so you have to be pretty specific in what you're searching for, which wasn't working out for me
09-03-2008 12:04 PM
RydeAddict Yeah that one's kinda touchy though.. The guys seem to like it 'cause they know who's who in traffic and at bike shows and all. I was the only girl in the club and the only one who didn't have a supersport so I kept telling them that I didn't want to make them look bad by putting their tag on my bike, lol.
09-03-2008 07:39 AM
kanwisch You might also mention the lack of maturity in "requirements" they have. I mean colors and logos
09-03-2008 05:27 AM
RydeAddict
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group rides in NOVA are no joke. My fiance is from there, as well as she rides. They ride in huge packs and ride pretty hard. I enjoyed all the times I have ridden there.
Yeah that's kind of the problem though. You might have half of them that are awesome riders that just rail but can do it safely.. Then there's the kids who show up based on what the website says (only 15 mph over the limit riding) and get in waaaaay over their heads. They get put in a position where they lose face if they back down so they try to keep up. Then you have all these noobs around you that don't know what the hell they're doing and speeds they can't handle. If it were a pickier selection process it could be a really great group but when anyone is free to ride (at least once) you just never know what you're going to get when you head out. We've got some sick mountain roads that have no room for error.

I'm actually going to be discussing all of this with the pres. who wants to remove some of the other guys if I'll stay. I don't know if it would be enough for me to go back but at the very least maybe I can help him to see why he needs to break the club into two or three groups on the rides. Maybe I can help make a difference.
09-03-2008 03:57 AM
kanwisch
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Originally Posted by RydeAddict View Post
How did you crash (if you don't mind posting it)?
I'm still trying to find the thread but will post it when I can.

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My saving grace has been having a great riding partner. He actually canceled a nice ride he had planned for Saturday and rode for over an hour to come drag me out of the house and back on the bike. <snip> It blows me away how much bikers look out for each other sometimes.
IMO, that's important in any riding partner.
09-02-2008 09:02 PM
duessel group rides in NOVA are no joke. My fiance is from there, as well as she rides. They ride in huge packs and ride pretty hard. I enjoyed all the times I have ridden there.
09-02-2008 10:05 AM
ARKninjaZX9 Ok ....from now on, we all wear a red bandanna under our lids...


and we hunt down the blue bandanna people and cap em...






or maybe we just go for a ride....anybody got any gas money ?
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