I would say, you are correct. Anyone who's actually ridden on the Cimmaron Turnpike know's that it has a 75 mph speed limit. So most run around 80 or so. Where this incident occured, is right at the Pawnee exit. I'm sure he was watching the exiting and merging traffic. So he was at the buckle before he could do anything. Was at the same spot Sunday. The OTA (Oklahoma Turnpike Authority) did what they always' do. Instead of fixing it, they put cone's around the area to direct traffic to one lane. It's still that way, and I would bet it will be that way for month's. The OTA build's the worst road's I've ever seen.I would say he did not see it coming until he was right on top of it! :shrug:
Can't help but think that the way a crotch rider is positioned that the rear of the bike would tend to come up higher on an unexpected ramp like that.
At the same time, the 1800 would be less likely to pitch the rider forwards because of rider position and weight distribution. :shrug:
Might be fun, if you knew it was coming. :yes1:
I see his point about the protective gear. I ride mostly without a helmet and do not use my leather jacket when hot out. I do wear boots so at least my feet may be saved.
Now see.I would of gone with protective gloves.WHY?-Everyone knows they can't identify you by your feet.You will have the best looking feet in the mortuary! Good Luck!!! :22yikes: