Re: Another Rider Down
I'm sorry to hear about your friend, and I'm sorry for his family and friends. This sport is dangerous enough without complicating the survival equation with excessive speed, intersections, and clueless cage drivers.
As for the accident forensics, I'm not an expert, but IF he were going 100 mph, he would have been travelling at 146 feet per second, which would have put him in an impact zone at 500 feet in about 3.5 seconds if he wouldn't have braked. * So, like they tell us in MSF school, it takes 1/2 second to react, and 1/2 second to apply the brakes. Now he's about 350 feet away as he begins to decellerate) If he jammed on both brakes, he might not have instantly locked up, but he probably would have eventually.(rear wheel would lock or hop with weight transfer, and it IS possible to lock the front- I've done it momentarily at between 60 and 80)
I seem to recall that sport bikes stop from 60 mph in about 160 feet--- It seems to me he should have had enough room to stop or significantly slow down, unless the cage driver is 'wrong' ( or 'lying' ) about the initial distance.
Anyway, that's all speculation. For those of us who survive and ride, please save the speed for the track........