If you watch in on youtube fullscreen, it's clear to see that he came from the left of the lane (IE couldn't see the parked car), pulled over to the right to pass illegally and THEN you see his nose dive so yes, he saw it. But it was too late.Damn...anyone have the story on this? Like why did he seem to accelerate towards a parked car?
There's no arguing he was riding at speed without SEEING where he was going. He assumed (incorrectly) that he'd just pass on the right. He had plenty of time & space to slow down. He didn't.... it doesn't look like he was excessively speeding or riding recklessly.......
He was blowing by those cars.I saw that floating around facebook. Hard to tell for sure but it doesn't look like he was excessively speeding or riding recklessly. It appears to me that he changed from the 4 to the 5 lane and then saw one car stopped in the lane. He was unable to see the second car because of the way they were staggered and that he was coming from the left. For whatever reason, in that split second, going around the one car he saw, on the right, appeared to be the best option, possibly because his momentum was already going that direction. Just a bad situation all around.
I get the feeling that the way you imagine it playing out is that he changed lanes, saw the first car slowing and trying to merge to the left, and decided to pass that car on the right. That's entirely possible and if that's what happened it was a horifically bad decision that he and his friend paid dearly for.There's no arguing he was riding at speed without SEEING where he was going. He assumed (incorrectly) that he'd just pass on the right. He had plenty of time & space to slow down. He didn't.
That's 100% rider error. That would NEVER happen to me or any skilled /experienced rider because I will never 'assume' where I'm going. I always see where I'm going or I don't go.
It's as basic as not out-riding your headlight at night.
At my favorite track, Calabogie motorsports park, they intentionally designed 2 blind turns into the track because it throws riders off. Unless the rider doesn't have that instinct burned-into his brain, to have to see where he's going.
Just a time to time reminder that stupid can be deadly
What am I missing? They are the exact same video so what do you mean one has "reverse angle" as they are identical?This one has the reverse angle. Going faster than traffic, but not terribly.
I'm not imagining anything. It's a fact that he rode into the back of the car. He didn't SEE the car obviously. That means he was riding at speed without seeing where he was going.I get the feeling that the way you imagine it playing out is that he....... .