*Photo Credit: photogalaxy.com
The dreaded high-side. For a motorcyclist this is one of the worst things that can happen. The high-side generally happens when a cyclist is mid-corner and feeding on the power through the throttle. Feed in too much power though and the back wheel can lose traction causing it to slide out. The problem occurs moments after the slide when the back tire then catches traction. This immediately causes the bike to want to straighten out, and thus jolts the rider violently skywards. I’ve had this happened and I can tell you that it’s no fun. Usually the hide-side ends in a crash that results in a few broken bones. There are times though when the hand of God comes down and sees fit to help us out a little which is exactly what happened in the video you are about to see. This guy was one of the lucky ones.