Josh-- maybe, but look at the two wheel slide marks he left behind. odd.
Everyone take a look at the left guard rail. Imagine what would happen if he careened into that. He wouldn't just bounce off of it! Let's hope to God he went straight and the guy taking the picture didn't hit him either.
yeah first thing i noticed was the gaurdrail.. its too close for comfort. Ive almost went there once myself. Came up along side of it and luckily go thrown to the side. The bike and I only suffered cosmetic damage. Oh yeah, the picture, hey i didnt know you could get that kind of lean angle. /images/icons/frown.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif
Heres high hopes.. lets hope hes alright. Whered you find that picture?
I found it in sportbikes.dhs.org.
Nobody there knows what happened.
The guy that posted it never said anything else about it, and never answered the questions.
I don't know if the rider who was filming was able to avoid hitting that poor guy, but I doubt it...
I find it very strange that in a country like America, there still exists such a thing as guard rails.
We have them over here in Portugal too, but we are trying as hell to get rid of them, or at least extend the horizontal part to the ground, which would save many lives (and members!). Did you know that if you hit a guard rail at speeds over 30 mph, it can chop off a member?!? If you hit it with your back, you will be paralysed!
Why doesn't anybody prosecute the state? In a country where someone can prosecute MacDonnalds because she got burned when she spilled over herself a hot coffee (it was her fault, she spilled it, and coffees are supposed to be hot!). This would never happen in Europe. So why doesn't anyone do anything over there? It's their bloody fault! Guard rails were designed with cars in mind, not bikes/riders. Man, guard rails make me mad!
Over here (São Miguel, small island) last year a young rider lost control of his R6, while traveling at legal speeds, at least according to witnesses, and hit the guard rail. You know why he died? From extensive bleeding... the rail cut his neck... In the mainland, there has been cases of riders losing their heads... LITERALLY!
I'm going away, all this talk about rails is making me sick !!!
P.S. if anyone knows where to get the video, ar any other pictures regarding this accident, if avaiable at all, please post it.
The bike spat him off as you can see but he doggedly held on the bars which forced the bike with its gyroscopic forces upright and he was asphalt skating next to the bike Rothman style as he popped back on finaly one of the other riders was so distracted and interested in his survival and recover he lost ballance low sided. True irony"
Come on guys....you actually think he recovered from that tank slapper?????? he is HORIZONTAL TO THE GROUND!!!!!!!
unless he is batman, he is screwed...
(if, and if he did recover, i would pay for that tape)