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Discussion in 'Scrambler Pictures/Videos' started by Teal Monster, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Teal Monster

    Teal Monster New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    I crashed because of a rolling trashcan on the freeway almost a month ago. And I happened to get it on video.



    And I did a follow-up video about my hand.



    Despite the crash, the bike still looked great. She ended up with a bent shift lever. Got her picked up by my dealer to get looked at and repaired. Currently, she's still at the dealer waiting for parts so that she could be fixed up.

    Thanks!
     
  2. takeiteasy

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    Hello Teal!

    I saw your Scrambler review on YouTube & posted it on this forum. I am happy that you are OK. But when I watched the video when you first got your Scrambler, it was evident that you needed more practice riding. In that video, you barely controlled the bike going between the 2 cars in your garage.

    You are a really cool young lady & your riding will get better. When I first rode, it took me 10,000 miles before I felt confident. I rode back roads & stayed away from traffic for the first 5000 miles. Accidents happen. But with more experience, you would not put your bike on that path in front of the trash can.

    Hang with it. You should ride, but please put in the time to learn...YouTube has great videos on learning all aspects of riding!

    Get well...you are a great young lady!
     
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    So happy you are ok. You did a good job not pancaking as your bike closed in on the can.
     
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    Get well, after you get better you may want to do an advanced riding training (this wás avoidable).
     
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    I am surprise the rider to your left did not alert you to the can. The one in front should have signaled & the one coming from behind, should have left you an "out".
     
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    ^^ this

    You always tend to ride closer to each other than if you were riding on your own. The staggered position gives a false sense of having enough distance ahead of you.

    The rider left behind you made a stupid mistake of overtaking you. A left swerve was your escape. This could have ended much worse.


    btw, this is why I avoid riding in groups.
     
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    I agree. The riders in the group need to know how to "group ride". This accident of Teal's is upsetting because it was completely avoidable. And the other riders were just as culpable as Teal. Just bugs me to no end.

    Get well Teal. And I am sorry but your crash never should have happened.
     
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    avoidable you mean? :icon_tongue:
     
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    Thanks...I just edited it to the correct "avoidable". I really feel bad for Teal but it is better to learn now. It could have been a catastrophe.
     
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    Agree!

    All things considered, you got away lucky!
     
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    Agree with much if what's being said above. I don't want to come down too hard on anyone, but the rider in the lead could clearly see the garbage can as they approached it and did nothing to signal a warning to the riders behind. What's with that?!

    When I'm riding with my spouse or other friends we signal pot holes to each other, let alone large metal objects rolling through the road.

    And the rider behind and to the left riding past is no better. If the rider in front suddenly brakes, whether you can see why or not, you need to brake too, or at least roll off the throttle and move over a lane if you can see what's going on. Never ever pass someone in the same lane you're in.

    If either the rider in front or the rider behind followed these fundamental rules of riding in a group this accident could have been avoidable.

    Congrats to Teal though for not making a big, sudden movement. With no where to go simply decelerating and taking the can head on may have been the best thing. I'm happy everyone is well!
     
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    Damn that looks like it hurt. I always ride dead last in a group, that way if i need the full lane i know i don't have the possibility of someone beside me if i need to dodge a pothole, debris, etc... Lead rider should have signaled the obstruction.
     
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