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post #1 of 74 Old 03-23-2014, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Hit from behind at track day yesterday

My son got center punched yesterday at track day. The video shows it all. Just should not have happened. We can only control what we do cannot control what other riders do. My son suffered a very subtle fracture of the Acetabulum. Still very painful. The R1 rider was taken in the ambulance.



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Wow that really sucks, sorry to see that. From looking at the video I’m assuming the R1 locked up front and slid under your son? If that’s the case it seemed very early approaching the turn for that to happen. strange.

I can honestly say I know how it feels. In one of my 600cc superstreet races I got taken out from behind going down the hill into turn 5 at Willow Springs. I was really pissed. The rider came up to me in the pits and said “sorry” but that didn’t fix my wrecked bike. It’s never fun.

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its sad but mistake happen.... thats why i never stay in the same line as someone slower than me..if something happen at least i wont hit him ..
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That's so messed up. Any news on the other rider ?

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So, I get a plus one for at least CHECKING the oil???!!!


oh, I did have to add distilled water to the reservoir as it was empty. Thought that odd as it was over full mark when brand new
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My WORST fear at the track. Really glad he is ok. Hopefully the other rider is as well.

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^^ yep

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So, I get a plus one for at least CHECKING the oil???!!!


oh, I did have to add distilled water to the reservoir as it was empty. Thought that odd as it was over full mark when brand new
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Hope both riders are ok...it happens...

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Love your son seems pretty level headed very calm for a young man

Sucks about the hip and bike... looks like a 1st Gen Bloo bike too..sad...if you guys are looking to fix her back up and need parts let me know maybe we can swap some parts to get her going again I have some extras

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I have not heard anything on the other rider. It does happen but shouldn't at track day. Racing is more understandable but still unacceptable.
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My WORST fear at the track. Really glad he is ok. Hopefully the other rider is as well.

A few years back i got another rider hitting me full in my right flank @ the French track Magny Cours, he thought he could pass me on the inside :icon_rolleyes: luckily we both stayed in vertical possition i ran off track and back on. And could finish my session and day a happy man.
But things could be much more worse, the only thing whas swaping paint and a racing hearthbeat (for a few seconds) my friend who whas riding after me saw the whole thing happen and said aftherwords when we were back in the pits, if it were me i would have to step off my bike and breath some frech air before gettin back on track

@ TS Speedy recovery 4 your son !!
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