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This is a discussion on remember that spot in cali where everybody crashes within the General forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; how to turn your bike into a lawn sprinkler: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciyh...1&feature=plcp what you don't see in the vid and why it looks like the dude just ...

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    remember that spot in cali where everybody crashes


    how to turn your bike into a lawn sprinkler:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dciyh...1&feature=plcp


    what you don't see in the vid and why it looks like the dude just drove up the hill, is that he had just saved it from a lowside.I think there would have been less damage if he lowsided.
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    every-time I see this one it hurts:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...grVI0Dyto&NR=1

    but the slow-mo illustrates the problem with the curve that we don't normally see: dozens of tiny bumps. The last time I posted vids of this part of the snake we couldn't figure out why everybody was wrecking there, no we know it is all the bumps. Even the cars aren't immune:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBg9...feature=relmfu
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    I would suggest the sand that naturally errodes and washes of that hill side, and the oil that's been laid down from other crashes over the years as other possible contributors. There seems to be a real traction issue late in the corner.
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    How about maybe these guys are crashing because they are driving a little over their head into this corner. Otherwise - the camera crew would not be exclusively setup on that corner capturing the idiots running through the corner.

    Truth of the matter is - there is a black hole located in the apex of the corner...
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    That too.....but I think they think the corner is safer than is because they can't see the bumps, the oil, or the sand.
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    i think bmartin is right, both of them stick the foot down, that's not going to help much is it,

    bumps sumps,panic oh no stop turning, drive off road hit shit

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    You couldn't pay me enough to ride, or drive, on that road with all those F'ing idiots on it!!!
    I don't care what make them lose it in that corner; with idiots going fast in opposing directions bad things are gonna happen, you don't need oil, bumps and sand to see that.
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