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post #1 of 7 Old 11-21-2012, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wow. He was waving with way more fingers than I would have been.
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He was a lucky rider.... I would be concerned why when the matress was getting closer to him why he was stearing towards the matress and not away...
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He was a lucky rider.... I would be concerned why when the matress was getting closer to him why he was stearing towards the matress and not away...
Target fixation - a very dangerous phenomenon.
Hopefully your riding instructor touched on it.
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He was a lucky rider.... I would be concerned why when the matress was getting closer to him why he was stearing towards the matress and not away...
Don't think it was target fixation. He had already committed to moving into the right hand lane when the mattress flew into his path, and it happened so fast the only correction he could make was to straighten up a tiny bit.

It probably takes about half a second to react, then another second to start changing the trajectory of the bike. If that mattress was only a few inches to the left he would've been in pain no matter how good / aware he was (though at least he would've had something soft to lie on while waiting for the ambos).

Shows how you can be taken out through no fault of your own and why it's so important to wear the right gear.
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I've been hit in my car with flying debris more times than I can recall. A chair, a bar-b-cue pit, you name it. Not to mention the road gators from the trucks.

People that don't secure their cargo should be arrested for endangering the public.

I haven't experienced it on the bike yet, but I know it would be infinitely more dangerous.
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