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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2005, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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"Icy cold stunna" gets a new meaning

Woman dies after attempting wheelie

By Alexa James
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Montgomery Men and women who ride motorcycles understand the risks. If something goes wrong on a bike, the resulting injuries are usually serious or life threatening.
Even so, millions take that chance for the thrill and passion of the cycling experience, and increasing numbers are participating in stunt classes to learn "safer" ways to perform tricks.
About 1 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles-based company On One Wheel was using a rented stretch of tarmac at the Orange County Airport to help riders practice popping wheelies.
Something went wrong.
According to Town of Montgomery police, Leslie R. Duco, 46, was participating in the wheelie class when she lost control of a Triumph motorcycle and was thrown from the bike.
Sgt. Dennis Barnett said Duco was treated on-site by Montgomery County Regional EMS, already on standby at the airport, and transported by Mobile Life Support Services to Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, where she later died.
Police said the cause of death has not yet been determined.
"The pavement was wet, (but) right now it does not appear that the weather had anything to do with it," Barnett said. "It's not prudent to do those kinds of maneuvers in inclement weather."
A reconstruction and investigation by Montgomery police and the Orange County Sheriff's Office is continuing.
While there's no risk-free way to practice motorcycle stunts, On One Wheel uses a modified training bike equipped with anti-flip devices designed to slow the bike and lower it back to the ground. According to the company's Web site, one device activates a "rev limiter" to kill one of the engine's three cylinders, and the other device applies the rear brake. The training bike can also be adjusted for different wheelie heights.
According to the Web site, Sunday's class was the last of three consecutive days of sold-out training courses at the airport. The next series of classes is scheduled from June 10 to 12. Lessons cost $495 per day.
Orange County spokesman Steve Gross said On One Wheel had the appropriate permits and insurance to conduct classes at the airport. It's not unusual for the airport to rent to private organizations. "We have a number of venues that rent space from the airport from time to time," Gross said. In the past, bus drivers have trained on unused runway.
Duco's family could not be reached yesterday. A spokesman for On One Wheel could not discuss the accident by press time yesterday.



On a side note, I wish that the school would run around here a couple of times during the course of the year, I would definitely sign up. I am kicking around going out to Vegas or something to take advantage of the course .... hmmmm.....
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-02-2005, 09:48 PM
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there's a similar course given in ohio... worthless IMO. Wheelies can't be taught in 3 days, especially not on cheater bikes. It takes most people at the very least one season and you have to ride enough where your bike feels as if it's an extension of your arm. You have to be able to predict what it's going to do at all times and how you can correct it.
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Wheelies can't be taught in 3 days, especially not on cheater bikes.
Actually, I think it is a 1 day class with 100 or so runs. I can get it up, but I am too much of a pussy with my own bike to perfect anything. I am too worried about looping it, and having it laid up for repairs, I like to ride too much to risk it. With someone elses bike? Mmmmm ... stand that shit up!
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What site gave you this information? I'd like to read more on it.
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What site gave you this information? I'd like to read more on it.
http://www.th-record.com/

That is the entire article, and there were no follow-ups. The term "wheelie" in the search box pulls up the articles.
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Maybe if you pay NickIF or one of the other stunters $495 per day he will teach you how to wheelie right here in IL. The money seems good, so I'm sure someone will do it. If not NickIF try stuntlife, you'll probably have people waiting in line to teach you for $$$ on a stunt bike.
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I am too worried about looping it, and having it laid up for repairs, I like to ride too much to risk it. With someone elses bike? Mmmmm ... stand that shit up!
Don't you still have a spare bike laying around?

I'm sure that 600 would clutch up eventually!

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i remember when that class was first offered. No offense but just looks plain retarded. Lets have devices that brake and turn off one of the cylinders for ya, that will sure teach ya how to wheelie a regular bike

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Don't you still have a spare bike laying around?

I'm sure that 600 would clutch up eventually!
Yeah ... that one is ready for the track, and I have track days littered throughout the summer. Although, you just gave me an idea. Get a third bike for stuntin (or take out Annas wheelie king 954) .... hmmmmm .....
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Get a third bike for stuntin (or take out Annas wheelie king 954) .... hmmmmm .....
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If you're willing to pay me $500 to teach you how to wheelie post up If you have the willingness to learn I'll have ya doin' them GOOD by the end of the season
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On One Wheel is a school offered by keith Code and his California Superbike School and they do offer schools around Chicago. I think BHF is one venue and Autobahn is the other.
http://www.ononewheel.com/

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