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      07-31-2019 11:55 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      In the situation under discussion in this thread, evidently the crash started due to contact with another vehicle, but it can lead to a similar situation if the bike first starts sliding one way then the tires grip and flip it over. Cruisers with (what I would call) poor cornering clearance can have a situation where they get pushed over but don't actually fall far enough to go onto their sides and come off their tires (because they are leaning on the running boards or other hard parts coming into contact with the ground), and if those tires still in contact with the ground get some grip, they can flip the bike over to the other side.
      That's exactly what happened.

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      08-01-2019 12:29 AM #52
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      08-01-2019 12:36 AM #53
      I recall in the Netflix show about the Dunlop brothers (Ride, I think?) they said high siding was basically like jumping off the roof of a moving car at freeway speeds and not being able to control what part of your body you land on. Yikes.

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      08-01-2019 07:59 AM #54
      Hope you're feeling better I assume the other person stopped?

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      08-01-2019 08:12 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by Hufeisen View Post
      I assume the other person stopped?
      Yes, he stopped, he's insured, information was exchanged, police were there. That part of Tuesday went fairly well.

      Quote Originally Posted by Multi-quote
      Hope you are feeling better
      Thanks everyone. I'm not back to work yet, and anything except sitting and typing is very uncomfortable... but I'm walking.
      Last edited by @McMike; 08-01-2019 at 08:18 AM.

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      08-01-2019 08:56 AM #56
      I think I have it now. It sounds like quite a ride.

      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Thanks everyone. I'm not back to work yet, and anything except sitting and typing is very uncomfortable... but I'm walking.
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      08-01-2019 09:09 AM #57
      I'm worried about Mike's lawn.
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      08-01-2019 09:15 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Metallitubby View Post
      I'm worried about Mike's lawn.
      I'm going to need a substitute driver for the next few weeks. Will report back with driving impressions.

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      08-01-2019 09:17 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I'm going to need a substitute driver for the next few weeks. Will report back with driving impressions.
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      08-01-2019 09:20 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      Thanks everyone. I'm not back to work yet, and anything except sitting and typing is very uncomfortable... but I'm walking.
      Temporary standing desk.


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      08-01-2019 10:08 AM #61
      Dang, sorry to hear about this, Mike. Sounds like you made it out OK. In for what happens with the bike, etc.

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      08-01-2019 10:36 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
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      08-01-2019 10:45 AM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      any preference between Mowgnussen or Groslawn?
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      08-01-2019 10:53 AM #64
      Pierre Grassly may be free too.
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      08-01-2019 11:04 AM #65
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      08-01-2019 11:13 AM #66
      Sad about the bike but glad you are alright! Both bikes I've wrecked have gone completely different, one was totalled almost immediately (I thought it would be fixed) and the other one was repaired (I thought it would be totalled).

      If there's even a scratch on the frame, they'll total it. Not only because of the cost of the frame but the labor involved in moving everything over.
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      08-01-2019 11:57 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      This is what is normally referred to as a "low-side" crash ...



      ... and this is a "high-side" crash in almost the same spot.



      Note that in the low-side situation, the wheels lose traction and the rider basically just falls to the ground "on the low side", while in the high-side situation, the rear wheel loses traction and starts sliding but then regains grip, thus tossing the rider "over the high side". In my years of roadracing, I've lost count of the number of low-sides, and I've had one high-side, which resulted in me landing on my head; this was about 26 or 27 years ago ...

      In the situation under discussion in this thread, evidently the crash started due to contact with another vehicle, but it can lead to a similar situation if the bike first starts sliding one way then the tires grip and flip it over. Cruisers with (what I would call) poor cornering clearance can have a situation where they get pushed over but don't actually fall far enough to go onto their sides and come off their tires (because they are leaning on the running boards or other hard parts coming into contact with the ground), and if those tires still in contact with the ground get some grip, they can flip the bike over to the other side.
      Yeah, lowside to highside sounds like a dresser crash to me.

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      08-01-2019 01:27 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by QUIRKiT View Post
      Sad about the bike but glad you are alright! Both bikes I've wrecked have gone completely different, one was totalled almost immediately (I thought it would be fixed) and the other one was repaired (I thought it would be totalled).

      If there's even a scratch on the frame, they'll total it. Not only because of the cost of the frame but the labor involved in moving everything over.
      The front and rear crash bars, along with the foot pegs, keep most of the expensive bits (frame included) off the ground. I have not put the bike up in the air* yet, but I suspect the frame doesn't any scratches. I'll probably put it on on the lift once a visit by an appraiser is scheduled and take a look.

      It was probably fairly similar to the behavior here - except it was faster, and I should have let go before it snapped back. https://youtu.be/sYxU_lYBHpY?t=33



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      08-01-2019 01:28 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      I'm going to need a substitute driver for the next few weeks. Will report back with driving impressions.
      This may be the worst news of the entire ordeal.
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