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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Watching bike crash videos on You tube, Pretty amazing -- Idiot bikers & idiot drivers. Makes you realize you never know what's around the bend and you always need to be on high alert.
I sure wouldn't want to drive a bike or car in Russia! That country is insane! lol Yikes.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-16-2017, 11:10 AM
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I've watched them too, and I agree. I wouldn't want to even be a passenger in a car in Russia, let alone ride a bike. Those people don't have a clue. I can't believe people are actually that stupid. But watching the videos makes me be more aware of my surroundings when I'm out riding. It's a great reminder of what COULD happen.

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I've seen enough dead bodies on Bay Area freeways. No need to go to Russia to watch stupid riders. Ride like a fool and join the (dead) pool...


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I never enjoyed watching bike crash vids . I watch a ton of bike videos and thoughly enjoy most all of them . But watching riders getting hurt just seems wrong to me . Don Henley sang " dirty laundry " in the 80's and the lyrics explain my feelings pretty much on crash vids .

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Its painful to watch them but sobering at the same time. Watched a lot of them too (but mostly watch other fun bikes vids) and what I tried to take away is that we are fragile and very exposed. So ride with your head on your shoulders and practice makes better (but never perfect).


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I never enjoyed watching bike crash vids . I watch a ton of bike videos and thoughly enjoy most all of them . But watching riders getting hurt just seems wrong to me . Don Henley sang " dirty laundry " in the 80's and the lyrics explain my feelings pretty much on crash vids .
I look at them once in a while if i'm on utube. To me it's kind of like a safety course refresher. Most of riders that get in trouble are doing something careless or stupid. I view them thinking "what is this guy doing wrong that put him in this situation?". I like to think that paying attention to what these guy are doing wrong might change the way I ride and/or reinforce other defensive riding lessons learned. One of the more common mistakes riders make, usually because they are going too fast, is drifting off the pavement and onto the shoulder which usually results in a crash, especially on a touring bike!
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I don't watch them and I don't want to hear about some friend's brother's friend and his accident either.
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To each his own in watching a m/c crash or two, as one mentioned, sort of a quickie safety course, makes us 'aware'. I don't see a problem with that other than, man, that could have been me, or with just a little common sense could have been avoided.

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Watching bike crash videos on You tube, Pretty amazing -- Idiot bikers & idiot drivers. Makes you realize you never know what's around the bend and you always need to be on high alert.
I sure wouldn't want to drive a bike or car in Russia! That country is insane! lol Yikes.
Wanna see crazy drivers? Take a ride by the local high school in the morning.
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Is that something like 'bumper cars'?

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