Just ....... err....... wow! ......
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Jeez!! I thought it was a mechanical failure
until I read the comments, he reckons he just grabbed a big handful of brake......
that was close for a second thought the bike was gonna hit the group in front
'He grabbed a handful of brake'
Those must be the most awesome brakes ever! ..
must have been faulty/warm/hot/binding/sticky to do that.
**Aye, he reckoned to have grabbed it like he did **
when it was cold......think he must've froze and forget to let go when it started to rotate! He went over like somebody shoved a bar through the wheel!
If I was the guy filming on the last bike, I'd have had to stop and see if the fella was ok. Not to mention I'd be proper shaking having had that happen in front of me.
this should be posted on babyblades, sillystone thread....just to show folk that there's nothing to fear on trackdays." />
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
Charlie says, I can't believe the guy filming it all didn't stop...
Also, the last rider from the group in front probably has no idea what a lucky escape he had!
Thats flippin shocking!! How close was he to the bike in front! Someones lucky day i think (and someone elses unlucky one lol)
Regarding stopping to see if the guy is ok, on a trackday u are told not to stop on track no matter what unless its u who has crashed/broken down. Its the marshals job to deal with what has happened, they are professionals (tho often volunteers) and will deal with it better without ur 'help'!!
On a day at Donington recently, a guy binned it at Mellbourne Loop and one of the instructors on the track stopped to help and got a reet old bollocking off the marshal!!
"Allow me to be the first to offer Dr. Johnson my most sincere contrafibularities! I am anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused him such pericombobulation." Edmund Blackadder III
I thought that may be the case, but having never done a track day I wasn't sure. I probably still would have stopped due to the debris all over the track and shitting myself after watching the guy just passing me decide to enter the corner about a second after his bike did.
Was that Londonbill trying to come up the inside of Fuzzrr and chickening out and panic braking?
Faulty front brake? Nah faulty right hand i think
As for stopping. BIG NO NO. You just add an extra hazard to the incident that the Marshalls and Medics have to deal with and may end up as a casualty yourself as there may well be other riders behind.
A DISC BROKE/CRACKED I HAD IT ON AN OLD XR 600
practice for Manx Grand Prix in 2006 as i was braking going into the Creg passing a guy on an R6. Just as i got level with him he washed out big time, there was a really loud bang which i later found out was his disc literally exploding. He was fine by the way