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Old 06-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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Damn! Nice save Clay! Those are some serious pics! (you should send the pics and story to Kieth Code)

Any pain yet? It'd be a wonder that your hand/arm aren't hurting on that side.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #22
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Lucky lucky!

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:06 PM   #23
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Holy shit man nice job!
Worst thing that happened to me is a raccoon come out of nowhere at night once. I was a pretty new rider on a Seca II and was only doing about 20 or so. Somehow it got it's head cut in half by my wheel, fork and brake disc. It yanked my bars to the right and dramatically slowed me down pushing me forward. Meat and hair were stuck on parts. When I washed it all off I kept thinking the same thing WTF WTF???

But a deer??? You are the man!

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Old 06-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #24
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I Ride: 2010 BMW 1200GS, 2010 Ducati Monster 1100S, 2011 Yamaha WR250R, 1985 Beta TR32.
I just hit a deer on Satus pass just 1hour ago. I normally make this trip on my bike but I was in the truck this time. I was doing the speed limit, he walked right in front of me out of no where. I'm glad the wife wasn't with me, she would have freaked. It cost $200 for the tow truck and probably $2,000 worth of damage.

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Old 06-23-2012, 11:58 PM   #25
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check out my new thread about the bike crash on 219 - then - check THIS out!

riding home, in my pick up with this kid's bike in the back, right HERE, I saw a car's tire tracks BLACK and fresh skidding from the inside right across the other lane and it was obvious it had crashed into the berm just off the road... then about 3 seconds later, a deer was prancing (not walking, PRANCING) across the road in front of me!!!

this is getting CRAZY!

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #26
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how do you grip the tank with both knees going through a corner ? or better yet, why ?

tim

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Old 06-24-2012, 09:17 AM   #27
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So if you had seen the deer or had time to jump on the brakes hard or try and swerve a little I wonder how things would have turned out? This is a Great reason to not be hanging off the bike with a knee stuck way out on the street. Upper body lean is plenty for street. If your knee had been out you would have a broken leg, pelvis maybe even knocked off the bike. Great job Clay.

I hit a dog on my dirt bike years ago. I was top gear mid throttle or more on a gravel road when a good sized dog jumped out of the trees right in from of me. I hit the dog right in the middle. I had time to go full throttle and pull on the bars to try and get the front wheel up a bit. No time to think just react. When the back tire hit, the impact threw me into a stoppie. I thought I was going to go over, I was at the balance point on the front wheel for a good long ways before the rear tire started back to the ground.

After I got stopped I went back and the dog was dead and a couple kids were beside it. Parents came down their driveway. uggg! There was no screaming for joy on my part for sure. It was very sad. I was glad I kept the rubber side down though. A gravel slide at 60 or so would have really hurt. Was also very glad it was just the Dog and not one of the Kids. Yeesh.

Anyhow glad you managed it well Clay. And keep your body parts tucked in on the street gang. Save the knee out and dragging the ground for the track. Ride loose and relaxed.

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Old 06-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #28
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how do you grip the tank with both knees going through a corner ? or better yet, why ?

tim
Hey Tim!!!

I've crashed two times on the street because of gravel, and hanging off with a knee out.

I've been given A LOT of poo for my body positioning on street rides, and honestly it takes a couple sessions to 'get right' again when I am on the track - but it's worth it.

because - I've NOT crashed at least 5 times now when my rear tire stepped out (or I hit a deer!!) BECAUSE I was CLAMPED on with my knees, ankles, abs, etc...

I simply move my upper body into the 'right spot', move my butt maybe an inch that way too... but leave my knees clamped tight, holding on tight. twists my torso and spine, opposite what most teach from a 'proper body position' stance. BUT - I'm MOUNTED.

as I said, I've hit gravel, wet spots, even just a little too greedy with throttle, and now a deer with that type of positioning and I've HELD on, kept my hands EXTREMELY light on the bars and let the bike 'right' itself - and succeeded!

obviously there are times when I will hang out a knee, but the VAST majority of the time, nope.

nothin' but love ya'll!!! stay on that bike!

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Old 06-24-2012, 06:06 PM   #29
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Last nights damage:

While waiting for the tow truck a pickup pulled up to the deer and two guys jumped out, loaded it and took off.

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Old 06-26-2012, 10:37 AM   #30
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Old 06-26-2012, 03:24 PM   #31
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Saw your bike at EDR tonight. Glad you're ok buddy!

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:48 PM   #32
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The first several minutes were spent ejaculating all over the place...
Sounds like a normal day for you!

Glad you're good, bud. Could've ended so much worse. As we talked about via phone I'm here if you need me.

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Old 06-26-2012, 07:32 PM   #33
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Glad to hear about another GLANCING BLOW, if that had been head on... yeah....., damn that's almost into the good an fast turns!

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:47 PM   #34
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Saw your bike at EDR tonight. Glad you're ok buddy!
Tell them to HURRY UP!!!!

all I need is them to price all the parts out, but it's been a week almost already!!! what the heck?

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