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Old 11-04-2012, 06:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I like how the camera man zoomed out to make sure he didnt miss anything when That guy ate the corvette.

Normal person- ohh shit call 911

camera man- Zoom out,Zoom out, did i get that shot?!?!?

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I too have ridden the road more than my share, long ago it used to be more fun and less congested, the last several times I have been there I have seen everything from the out of control "racer" types to the slow as hell cruisers still managing to intrude on the oncoming lane to overly enthusiast car drivers sliding the rear all around and drifting up into my lane and a few times driving across the road and into the "ditch" on the other side.
I say "ditch" because many places it is simply a long drop through the trees.

I guess If one really feels the need to ride it at a brisk pace they shoudl be prepared for all sorts of hazzards incluidng their own limits.
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I like how the camera man zoomed out to make sure he didnt miss anything when That guy ate the corvette.

Normal person- ohh shit call 911

camera man- Zoom out,Zoom out, did i get that shot?!?!?
That extra second and a half or so will make absolutely no difference in the rider's survival. Might as well finish the string of shots. I bet the guy who hit the Corvette buys at least one of the pictures.
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That poor Corvette
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That extra second and a half or so will make absolutely no difference in the rider's survival. Might as well finish the string of shots. I bet the guy who hit the Corvette buys at least one of the pictures.
Agreed seconds probably would not matter. But i would still put calling a ambulance priority over hitting the zoom out button, but hey that's just me. I wouldn't be a very good photographer.

They cut out the part where he zooms in and starts pointing and laughing at the poor rider.... horrible horrible person.


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Photographers get paid for the shots that no one else takes. Could you imagine if none of the photographers grabbed their gear and did their job on 9-11? We'd have nothing but memories and none of the amazing photographs from that day.


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Photographers get paid for the shots that no one else takes. Could you imagine if none of the photographers grabbed their gear and did their job on 9-11? We'd have nothing but memories and none of the amazing photographs from that day.


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I am willing to bet had there been no photographers on that corner the rider would not of ate shit. It was a distraction that obviously drastically effected his ability to make that turn.

Of course highly experienced riders wouldn't let something like that distract them But eventually we all get old and we slip up. I would have to say to have a photographer actually contribute to an accident is not justifiable in any way, to make a buck or not. just my 2 cents, keep your pics.

The photographer not only unintentionally caused one accident but two accidents that left a man paralyzed when he hit the oil slick from the first wreck. Distractions kill its a fact... we can say it was the riders fault but every action we make no matter how small can drastically effect someones life for better or worse..

When people feel they are in the spotlight<being filmed> Alot of things can go through their head and none of these things contribute to your ability to navigate a road.

1. Geee i hope i look good going through this turn
2. did i clean my rims?
3. I'm going to show off for this camera and do something crazy
4. Ohhh hi camera man I am going to wave and take my eyes off the road.
The list goes on.......


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I see what your saying but blaming the photographer is pretty ridiculous. He didn't make the rider do anything. The rider made the choice himself to let the photographer distract him.


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I see what your saying but blaming the photographer is pretty ridiculous. He didn't make the rider do anything. The rider made the choice himself to let the photographer distract him.


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We all get old bro, You can blame the rider, but we cant be on our game all the time... everything goes eventually, reflexes, vision, hearing.

If i were to blame the rider i would just blame him for being old and i just dont want to do that lol.
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If you can't blame the rider for HIS own accident who are you going to blame? It's obvious that he messed up the corner and had pretty much the worst outcome. No one but himself caused that accident.


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If you can't blame the rider for HIS own accident who are you going to blame? It's obvious that he messed up the corner and had pretty much the worst outcome. No one but himself caused that accident.


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I'm going to blame the photographer, sorry its not ridiculous at all. I have seen accidents happen when people see a film crew aka News crew on the side of the road they look to see whats going on and WHAM..

Cameras naturally draws a persons attention no matter what you are doing. Some people are smart and ignore it, but the average person will be distracted and that's a fact. That rider is not a fluke.

I had a film crew filming me a week ago and the only thing that went through my head is why the fuck are they filming me? lol and even taking the time to go through that thought process could of distracted me enough at a critical moment to get into an accident.

Talking on a cellphone and driving is probably much safer then to have yourself filmed or to see a film crew on the side of the road. Not only does your thought process stray but your eyes will stray as well.

Have you read twists of the Wrist? It explains very well on how a person only has so much ability concentrate on various things and when your mind wonders even on something small it could effect your reaction time and the reaction all together.
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The photographer didn't make him look or do anything. The RIDER chose to. You're one of the people who would blame burning yourself with hot coffee on the place that didn't tell you it was hot.

Again. 100% the riders fault.


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The photographer didn't make him look or do anything. The RIDER chose to. You're one of the people who would blame burning yourself with hot coffee on the place that didn't tell you it was hot.

Again. 100% the riders fault.


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Let me put it this way, If hot girl starts bouncing her boobs in your face and your dick gets hard, did you make it get hard or did the bouncing boobs in your face do it? Believe it or not some things are harder to control than you think, your Cock being one and your own thought process being another.

The fact that you refuse to believe someone elses actions can directly effect your own is rather amusing. Not everyone is a cyborg like yourself. Your still very young, you will wise up when you get older.

I too used to live in a world of illusion where i believed i had absolute control over my own actions... then i realized I am just another monkey like the rest. Monkey see monkey do OO OO AHH AHHHAHHHH

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Let me put it this way, If hot girl starts bouncing her boobs in your face and your dick gets hard, did you make it get hard or did the bouncing boobs in your face do it? Believe it or not some things are harder to control then you think, your Cock being one and your own thought process being another.

The fact that you refuse to believe someone elses actions can directly effect your own is rather amusing. Not everyone is a cyborg like yourself. Your still very young, you will wise up when you get older.

I too used to live in a world of illusion where i believed i had absolute control over my own actions... then i realized I am just another monkey like the rest. Monkey see monkey do OO OO AHH AHHHAHHHH
Are you for real???? Your analogy to this is "boobs give me a boner"????

That photographer has taken literally thousands of pictures at that location, yet I don't see thousands of people wiping out as a result. How is he at fault in any way, shape or form?

If it was that easy to make a rider wipe out or a car to crash, I'm sure Al Queda would set up on every corner in the U.S. and simply wait for people to crash by pointing a camera.

Sheesh. The rider was showboating for the camera and paid the price. Ya can't fix stupid.

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Are you for real???? Your analogy to this is "boobs give me a boner"????

That photographer has taken literally thousands of pictures at that location, yet I don't see thousands of people wiping out as a result. How is he at fault in any way, shape or form?

If it was that easy to make a rider wipe out or a car to crash, I'm sure Al Queda would set up on every corner in the U.S. and simply wait for people to crash by pointing a camera.

Sheesh. The rider was showboating for the camera and paid the price. Ya can't fix stupid.

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Ohh ya, put a Hottie with big boobs and short skirt on the corner see what happens and yes you can create an accident by distraction.

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Here is a little fun fact, Every 13 minutes someone is killed in a car/motorcycle accident in the united states. It is VERY VERY easy to create an accident by distracting a driver. Besides drunk driving that's pretty much why accidents occur lol.

P.S. I am glad you liked my analogy, made it up myself lol.

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