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Target Fixation: DON’T DO IT!!

Posted in Crashes, FAIL, Harley Davidson, Motorcycle, Videos by MrAngry | November 13th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

One of the first things that you’re taught when you learn to ride a motorcycle is not to target fixate if someone goes down in front of you. This rule applies to the street as well as the track and has saved me from many an off-road excursion.

Wikipedia defines target fixation as: “a process by which the brain is focused so intently on an observed object that awareness of other obstacles or hazards can diminish.”

Here we see a few Harley-Davidson riders behaving badly at what looks to be Deals Gap down in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. First off these two jackasses pull a complete bonehead move by trying to pass someone over a double yellow line on a tight corner. Rider one simply fails to lean the bike over to make the turn, causing rider two to hone in on him like a cruise missile and follow him right off-road. Let it be known that the driver of the car did absolutely nothing wrong, and while I hate to see any biker go down, I have to say that with behavior like this those bikers had it coming.

Source: Youtube.com

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  1. DaveMofo! says:

    The first time I saw this video it was captioned “looks like you could use a sport bike, eh?”. Cracked me up. Just look at where you want to go, no matter what. otherwise….SPLAT. I hope this guy is ok. I hope he didn’t hang up his leathers. And I would like to think the motorcyclists would’ve been nice and appreciative to passersby that would stop and help, although I don’t blame them for being worried. I’ve been threatened by Harley riders (while driving, not riding) when one of them pulled a stupid stunt like this. They were yelling at ME like I was wrong, the ‘tards.
    Me and my “sissy” R6 will ride those douches into the ground any day of the fuckin’ week.

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  3. Jim says:

    A huge bike like that is definitely made for the open road and not twisty’s. Congratulations for feeding the stereotype.