Another very lucky biker!
Entered the corner a bit faster than he was comfortable with and target fixated on the car, lucky guy.Posted 3 years ago
This will be happening all over the country over the next few months as people get their bikes back out after the winter break, for most it’ll just be a ‘moment’ with no consequences
Feel sorry for the people in the car something like that is going to shake you up pretty badly.MarinMember
Nobby. When I lived near Glen Coe I got sick of veering very close to walls in my van to avoid bikers veering over the line on bends because they were riding well over their ability. Stopped veering after a while and scared the crap out of quite a few. Amazed I never had to wipe one off the front of the van.Posted 3 years ago
He made a mistake, misjudged a corner, i’ve done it, you’ve done it..
Yes, I have. However, when I have, I’m generally going at a pace that means I won’t run clear across the other lane and into the scenery.
Misjudging the corner doesn’t make him an idiot, doing it at that pace when he obviously doesn’t know the road might.Posted 3 years ago
None of you overtake on Double whites ?
Even on motorbikes ?
Even on fast motorbikes on a clear road ?
2) don’t ride one but I wouldn;t on a road bike
3) it wasn’t clear, he was on a bike faster than his skills and road sense could cope with and going round a blind bend.
4) honest.Posted 3 years agoSuiMember
Never overtake on double whites, they are there for a reason..
I’m not a biker, so my opinion there is limited. The bloke was a KNOB and hopefully someone will report the video and he gets a nock on the door from plod.
edit to add, My brother past his full license yesterday and I had words, if he does something stupid like that, i’ll have more words..Posted 3 years ago
Is it just me, obviously on stopping and seeing he was ok and picking up his go pro would anyone else have gone completely **** postal at him if you’d been the driver of that car?
I would have waited till he got back up to the road, then run him over.
That’ll teach him.Posted 3 years agoandylMember
None of you overtake on Double whites ?
Only when it is legal to do so as given in the highway code. The whole point of double white lines is they are there for a reason.
Remember it was not just his own safety he risked by riding like that. Completely selfish and reckless when he should know better.Posted 3 years agoklumpyMember
There’s no harm in nipping a foot over the double whites for a moment, not where he did it.
The issue was hugging the left verge on the approach to a left hander – he could easily have gone round that corner at that speed* if he hadn’t done absolutely everything wrong, and then target fixated on the car. Another vote for ‘first ride this year and very rusty’.
* not actually that fast, even with the fish eyed go-pro’s tendency to make everything look 200% more dramatic and awesumz it still didn’t look quick.Posted 3 years ago
Seriously? No sorry I’m not going to feed the troll
No, i simply don’t see it…
I see a bloke who made an overtake that was perfectly fine (despite being on double whites) and then messed up a corner…
Jesus if we’re going to be hung for every mistake, take me away now, guilty as charged.Posted 3 years ago
Jesus if we’re going to be hung for every mistake
A mistake is having to brake a bit more heavily than you expected to.
The point is it was an avoidable error made by someone travelling too fast for either their skills or the conditions. He seems to feel it was ‘just one of those things’. It wasn’t he caused it. The fact there weren’t more serious results for either him or the other people was down to luck.
Peoples road safety shouldn’t; be down to whether another user is feeling lucky on any given day.Posted 3 years ago
I agree he was in the wrong, i disagree this makes him an idiot and should have charges brought against him though.
If i misjudge a corner at the weekend like that, should i be prosecuted too ?
Meh… it was a non-incident where he messed up a corner… no more no less.Posted 3 years ago
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