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    Do racing crash techniques transfer to the street?
    on: Jun 17, 2020, 01.24 pm
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    This short Moto America article got me thinking how transferable race course crash strategies are to those of us who ride on public roads.  Our risks are different, e.g., Motorcycle Safety Foundation studies show road rider crashes with cars usually occur at intersections.  However, their studies also show (unsurprisingly) motorcycle crashes not involving cars tend to occur in curves.  These racer crash strategies may transfer well to those of us who ride on public roads for those cornering “mishaps.”

    The Fine Art Of Crashing A Motorcycle – MotoAmerica
    https://motoamerica.com/the-fine-art-of-crashing-a-motorcycle/

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    Re: Do racing crash techniques transfer to the street?
    Reply #1 on: Jun 17, 2020, 02.08 pm
    Jun 17, 2020, 02.08 pm
    I prever anti crash techniques.
    But for the moment that failes it's more about falling techniques and after hitting the ground it's mostly luck if you get hurt or not.
    Streetfurniture and other road users are the obstacles what get us hurt.

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    Re: Do racing crash techniques transfer to the street?
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    Jun 17, 2020, 08.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jac [+]
    This short Moto America article got me thinking how transferable race course crash strategies are to those of us who ride on public roads.  Our risks are different, e.g., Motorcycle Safety Foundation studies show road rider crashes with cars usually occur at intersections.  However, their studies also show (unsurprisingly) motorcycle crashes not involving cars tend to occur in curves.  These racer crash strategies may transfer well to those of us who ride on public roads for those cornering “mishaps.”

    The Fine Art Of Crashing A Motorcycle – MotoAmerica
    https://motoamerica.com/the-fine-art-of-crashing-a-motorcycle/

    I don't know whether you have ever been in a road traffic collision while riding your bike................you really don't get time to think about it and you really end up being a "passenger" in the process.

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    Re: Do racing crash techniques transfer to the street?
    Reply #3 on: Jun 17, 2020, 08.35 pm
    Jun 17, 2020, 08.35 pm
    But you can practice falling to build muscle memory. In that case you can prevent a lot of damage to yourself when you hit the ground.
    I did crash a couple of times on the road (i will not count the off-road involuntary dismounts :164: ) but never got really hurt because i practised falling. The fact that i was lucky for not hitting anything after the fall doesn't matter in these cases. If i didn't know how to fall there where at least 2 accidents witch wouldn't have ended the way they did.

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    Re: Do racing crash techniques transfer to the street?
    Reply #4 on: Jun 17, 2020, 08.42 pm
    Jun 17, 2020, 08.42 pm
    Younger06, my only road crash was exactly 40 years ago in the summer of 1980.  A driver of an oncoming Volkswagen Bug stopped in the left turn lane at an intersection and then made a left turn right in front of me.  This was in an urban area so it was a low speed impact, yet despite hitting the brakes hard before impact I flew over the handlebars and over the VW.