Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Grass Valley, CA
Wow, that's a lucky man - very close to real disaster!
Watching it, not being in the situation, I seemed to see a clear out going around the back of the truck, but the rider seemed to be going too fast and seemed to panic, jumping on the brakes and loosing control of his bike. It's very easy to do if startled or taken by surprise, and naturally, watching the video is very different from being in the actual event - easy to see "what could have been done."
I wonder what I'd see if there were a video of my accident last summer - perhaps I'd see where I went wrong and what I could have done different? But then, in the moment, there were only split seconds to react, and in an instant it was all over.
I'm glad this fellow was not severely hurt.
Enjoy your ride!
05 Hammer; "Raven"
(Black & Chrome)