I've watched it a few times...and I know what you mean...but I think if you watch closely, I am leaned over pretty hard mid corner then I pop up to what looks straight (but is still turning, just not enough...the rider behind me told me that I was still turning when I hit the gravel...I just remember seeing the gravel and driving onto it)...at that point I am target fixated on the gravel...drive straight into it...I do think I ride over the embankment a bit, but I fall off and tumble over it...ceemes wrote:Hard to tell, but it looks like you drove right off the road.
Great post and I agree completely. Up until the point of the crash you had been riding well considering that you say that you are relatively inexperienced, and it looks like you were just caught out by a momentary lapse in concentration. It is an easy thing to do and with your attitude you are less likely to have it happen again.agraebner wrote:Very positive perspective. You through your honesty about the whole matter will make others safer too. This is being responsible. Too many people would have just blamed the road, the tires, the people they were with, the bikes ect....
I had to Google that myself, here you go for the link:storysunfolding wrote:Now the silver lining is that a crashed bike, even a slightly crashed bike- is a great opportunity for a project. Build it back the way you want to. Google "thin strom" for some inspiration.
Thanks...but I really think my undoing was my absolute fear of turning when there is gravel on the road...I just froze...even though I was still leaned over, I couldn't snap myself out of the trance and lean the bike further...here's another pic I took...storysunfolding wrote:I like how you identified it was multiple factors that went wrong. While they all played a part, the video makes it pretty clear to me that the peg scrape scaring you was the deciding factor. Once you stood it up, it was over. It's actually a very common reaction and I see it a bit with new riders on the track.
Now the silver lining is that a crashed bike, even a slightly crashed bike- is a great opportunity for a project. Build it back the way you want to. Google "thin strom" for some inspiration.
Thanks for the concern, but I don't have fear of getting back on the bike...it has actually made me want to go to some track days to improve my cornering technique...I am too close to the mountains to not know how to ride the beautiful roads that they provide just a few short hours away...sunshine229 wrote:Hey dude, so sorry to hear about this... Man you are super mature to be taking it this way, good on you! Mike & I are heartbroken for your MT-01 (but only of course because you are okay). Get better soon and don't be afraid to get back on the horse and ride it... when you're ready... just don't wait too long!