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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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whoops, triumph missed corner

Went for a ride today with a christian group called 'riders of zion' and a guy who is just getting into bikes put his triumph into the dirt. I was asked to lead the ride as i knew the country roads but may never be asked again as this happened 10 min into the ride.



The corner was a easy one but i think he may of been going to fast, inexperinced and just focused on the grass and that is where he ended up.

He went through the gap between where the two bikes are parked in next photo



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Doesn't look like the bike was damaged. Why trailer it? Was he hurt?



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Have a close look at the 3rd photo, no gear lever and the spline is munted
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Yep, that'll do it. Looks like it was a nice day for a ride, too.



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Was a great fun ride and we also met up with a real outlaw biker group later on but it was all cool as i asked the leader of the biker group if some of the christian bikers i was with can wear their patches on a poker run that gang was running in a couple of weeks time and that is all okay so both teams of boys happy

Last day of day light savings here so all clocks go back 1 hr so winter on the way boohoo
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Looks like rider error to me mate, so let yourself off the hook as far as leading him into something that was too difficult.

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Looks like rider error to me mate, so let yourself off the hook as far as leading him into something that was too difficult.
It was rider target fixation and a in experienced older rider just getting into bikes. I did not know most of those guys but was invited and only decided to go at the last minute but I do know these roads pretty well but when they asked me to lead I did tell them they got the wrong guy, was on the Ninja 1000 and going as slow as I could haha.
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It was rider target fixation and a in experienced older rider just getting into bikes. I did not know most of those guys but was invited and only decided to go at the last minute but I do know these roads pretty well but when they asked me to lead I did tell them they got the wrong guy, was on the Ninja 1000 and going as slow as I could haha.
I almost said in my first comment: "He didn't make the mistake of trying to pace you on the Ninja with his Triumph did he?". LOL

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Why would you not be asked to lead again? The lead rider goes first, but everyone has to ride his own ride. No fault of yours. Hope your mate heals up and rides again.


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The guy that came off seem all good during the evening but people still kept a eye on him, he had a 130 mile trip to go home on back of one of his friend bikes on sunday and from what i hear they all made it safe home.

His bike is still sitting on a trailer in my home town waiting on what the insurance will do but we are guessing they will write it off. Front forks took a hit, ding in tank, bars took a hit, the munted gear shaft spline looks expensive. Our costs of repair and parts are a lot higher here.
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I guess God wasn't watching over him, am I right!?
Maybe he didn't pray hard enough before the ride!

Ok, I'll stop now.
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