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Highside video... It's me

schmii2011-02-17 05:26:02 +0000 #1
Video From YouTube:(link)

Video From YouTube:(link)

Well I have lazy steering and highsided on a painted line at Duffy Lake today. Temperatures were ballpark 15 degrees in town, 3 degrees on site at 4:30pm after a beautiful day and I assumed the road was only wet. I am lucky I didn't hurt anyone with my incident.

The bike contacted the painted line and started to fall right but violently gained traction on the car tire track and slammed itself and me into the ground on the left.

If this crash occurred in a turn, without full gear, at excessive speed, or with an obstacle it would have been much worst. The mornings are nearly cold enough for this to happen to anyone please be careful. The gear did the job but the 3/4 length jacket zipped into the pants lifted to the side of the zipper and found some skin. The slick road didn't offer too much abrasion otherwise.

The impact from landing on both sides bent one rear tip over bar ~15 degrees onto the bag. The other bar bent 45 degrees opposite and rashed the bag. The only serious damage was a broken mirror from the initial impact and I rode completed the trip without error over the next 3.5 hours.

Feel free to flame, scold and judge as you see fit but please offer a piece of advice to avoid a highside and avoid painted lines... especially frozen painted lines.

pherthyl2011-02-17 05:35:06 +0000 #2
Nice video. Good that you're ok. Very interesting to see how slippery those lines can be, even at small lean angles.
Mechanic2011-02-17 05:40:11 +0000 #3
Glad you're OK.

Follow up with some pictures of the ST. I have the same bike and would like to see how it fared (not that I want to emulate your misfortune ).
bc-lefty2011-02-17 05:47:47 +0000 #4
Dude, glad you're not dead!

Now you can watch the video over and over and remember the mistake

My advice is 600mg of Advil, 1000mg of Tylenol 3 hours later, then repeat after 3 more hours. That's the maximum dosage of over-the-counter painkillers you can take without damaging yourself, according to my mom (who's a nurse). It certainly helped me cope with my little get-off earlier in the summer.

Heal fast!
kerunt2011-02-17 07:04:16 +0000 #5
Yikes, sorry to hear. Good that you're (more or less) unhurt. I know first hand how slippery those painted lines are.

Almost looked like a bit of a tank slapper there...
Slug872011-02-17 07:46:26 +0000 #6
Shitty deal.

Just curious, I went up to the summit then turned around today as well.

I was meeting a buddy coming from Lillooet.

So what time did this happen ?

I was at the summit around Joffre around 13:30 and it was 3.5 degC at that point.

Wish you a speedy recovery, for you and your bike.
schmii2011-02-17 07:31:37 +0000 #7

Originally Posted by Mechanic

Glad you're OK.

Follow up with some pictures of the ST. I have the same bike and would like to see how it fared (not that I want to emulate your misfortune ).

I guess. Embarrassing to post these:

This happened between 5 and 6pm.

Took forever to pick the bike up on the ice... guess the adrenaline helped to pick it up vertical as opposed to pushing against it. It went over all the way both tires off the ground so the first part was the worst. I slipped on the road running to the bike and fell a second time just incase once wasn't enough.
4wheelsLESS2011-02-17 07:15:01 +0000 #8
Whoaa Trev! Just saw this...glad you're ok seeing you're typing and made it home that is already good news. That vid looks scary. I don't think anyone want to flame or scold now as I'm sure you've already done quite a lot of that yourself.

Did the people in that car stopped to help you? Did you make it home on the bike?



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