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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Crash at ECR

I crashed at ECR this past weekend. Not really sure why though. I wasn't pushing my limits, I was riding comfortably within my skill level. Heres the video, maybe other peoples insight will help me realize what happened.
The only thing I can maybe see is that the brakes were held too long or too tightly and hit a sealer or patch on the track and the combination was just enough to make the front wipe out.
I tumbled I think about 5-7 times before coming to a stop. I fractured my foot in two places and road rash on the knee from the suit shifting and exposing the cloth to the asphalt along with my knee. ouch.

http://youtu.be/V_O58KxDAT0

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 04:50 PM
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Re: Crash at ECR

Looks like you just gave it too much front and tucked it. Bad spot in the pavement at that spot that may have changed the traction a little and allowed the front to lock?
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Re: Crash at ECR

Get ahold of guys that frequent the track - they'll be able to tell you where the sketchy patches of pavement are.

Several of my former riding buddies are members out there, hence my very vague familiarity with the track surface.
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