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    OOPS, that did not end well.

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    How the hell did that happen?
    I have a 1972 Land Rover Series III Truck Cab/Pick-Up and a 1962 Land Rover Series 2a Carawagon Camper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffle-Valve View Post
    How the hell did that happen?
    Red car was going almost twice the speed of the motorcycle. As red switched lanes in front of the MC, the red driver realized he was going way too fast, got on the brakes too hard, you can see the back of red lift. The rear tires broke traction turning the nose to the right. Driver input left steering, trying to keep things straight, but was still on the brakes too hard and already too for out of shape for the speed. The front tires then broke traction.

    Red driver became red passenger and both lacked the skills to fix the mess they created... or to have kept themselves out of the situation to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Red car was going almost twice the speed of the motorcycle. As red switched lanes in front of the MC, the red driver realized he was going way too fast, got on the brakes too hard, you can see the back of red lift. The rear tires broke traction turning the nose to the right. Driver input left steering, trying to keep things straight, but was still on the brakes too hard and already too for out of shape for the speed. The front tires then broke traction.

    Red driver became red passenger and both lacked the skills to fix the mess they created... or to have kept themselves out of the situation to begin with.
    Red driver in a hurry to go nowhere fast and got there faster than they wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffle-Valve View Post
    How the hell did that happen?
    Yet another AUDI cage aimer proving their lack of ability, A(nother) U(n) D(uobted) I(diot)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemmjo View Post
    Red car was going almost twice the speed of the motorcycle. As red switched lanes in front of the MC, the red driver realized he was going way too fast, got on the brakes too hard, you can see the back of red lift. The rear tires broke traction turning the nose to the right. Driver input left steering, trying to keep things straight, but was still on the brakes too hard and already too for out of shape for the speed. The front tires then broke traction.

    Red driver became red passenger and both lacked the skills to fix the mess they created... or to have kept themselves out of the situation to begin with.
    Great explanation. An easier way to say it, as we say in the racing world, "he ran out of talent"

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonesteve View Post
    Great explanation. An easier way to say it, as we say in the racing world, "he ran out of talent"
    I like both, "out of shape" and "out of talent". To us in SoCal, "out of shape" normally referred to poorly handled drag race launches, and later included cornering then high-siding motorcycles, aka "crossed up". Bikes tend to be a little ornery and unforgiving pushed outside a mysterious boundary. Cars too, things usually out of hand might remedy themselves.
    Then, some guys could do it as a technique......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    I like both, "out of shape" and "out of talent". To us in SoCal, "out of shape" normally referred to poorly handled drag race launches, and later included cornering then high-siding motorcycles, aka "crossed up". Bikes tend to be a little ornery and unforgiving pushed outside a mysterious boundary. Cars too, things usually out of hand might remedy themselves.
    Then, some guys could do it as a technique......
    https://www.motortrend.com/uploads/s...lie-borsch.jpg
    or "he got behind in his steering"

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