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Old 12-23-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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The only time I laid down, it was not my decision.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:20 PM   #2
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I think the only time you'll here this is by an inexperienced rider who doesn't have a lot of experience or confidence to lean their bike over a little (or a lot) farther to make the corner that they just headed into too hot. They lock up their back brake causing a skid and say something they think will let them save face. "I had to lay er down". Sorry I don't buy it. I was riding through a parking lot when a car backed out right in front of me. I remember countersteering and then reaching for the brakes. Next thing you know I'm sliding across the pavement and I kissed the pavement with my chin. I was ATGATT and never got a scratch or anything. I screwed up and locked up both brakes. Suppose I could've said "I had to lay er down" but I just tell people I screwed up, locked up my brakes and like you said, crashed. I have learned from that (hopefully) and practice using progressive squeezes of the brakes and not grabbing a handful.
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Old 12-23-2006, 02:24 PM   #3
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I don't know how "laying a motorcycle down" would avoid an accident. First off, a bike on its side cannot be controled. Second, last time I checked, metel frame or plastic fearing does not have the traction ability that rubber tires do so how could that possible make a bike stop faster?



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Old 12-23-2006, 02:27 PM   #4
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Generally people have 2 stories to tell at the bar after landing on thier ass on the road.



1. "Someone pulled out in front of me and I wasn't paying attention and didn't have the skills to avoid hitting them or brake properly, so I hit the rear brake too hard and was too stiff with fear to touch the front brake and fell down looking like a complete fool."



2. "Some SOB cut me off, so I layed er down and saved the day. I didn't even use the front brake so I didn't go over the handlebars! Good thing my hog ridin experience saved the day or I'd be dead instead of drinkin with yooos guys"



I heard #2 more times than you can imagine.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:18 PM   #5
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Don't forget after you lay her down you climb on the bike and surf it 'till it stops.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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I've always wondered how you learn the correct way to "lay a bike down"? Is that something you practice? Like I practice panic stopping. I haven't heard a lay it down story from anybody firsthand lately. I don't get it. It just sounds like intentionally giving up control.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:31 PM   #7
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Well, sometimes when you're being chased, you have no choice but to lay it down, slide under the trailer of the 18-wheeler blocking the road, pop it up on the far side and keep going. Which is of course fairly simple if you're riding a narrow-profile high-torque Italian V-Twin.
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Old 12-23-2006, 03:32 PM   #8
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It's unintentionally giving up control. But how are you gonna tell that to your drinkin' buddies and not look like a jackass? Of course, many of them have done it too, so they know you're a lyin' sack of...



Another problem with the layin 'er down story is that some of them actually come to believe their own nonsense and don't learn anything from the episode.



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Old 12-23-2006, 04:02 PM   #9
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I layed er down a lot o times and then jumped rite on top o her.
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Old 12-23-2006, 04:51 PM   #10
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Let me think about this. If you lay her down to avoid an accident, didn't you just cause another one?



(I've heard this nonsense from some people, too and I can barely keep a straight face anymore.)
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