A few friends and I went for a ride last night and the one guy (who's my neighbor) just bought a brand new ZX636. Poor kid is scary to watch ride a motorcycle. He even took a motorcycle safety class. The guy rides around with his elbows locked and has no concept of what it means to lean a motorcycle.
So we hit this twisty road last night out towards Dyer Indiana. We pass a couple cars and dive into a nice left hand sweeper, and then a right hand sweeper, get up to route 30 and Mike isn't there.
Basically we go into twisties and come out, Mike doesn't
So this lady comes up behind us in her car and is yelling at us. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH! YA know. So we figure out that she's telling us our buddy crashed. He went down in the first curve.
So freak out mode is in full affect now, We're thinking the worse case scenario. On our way back down the road we are searching everywhere in the ditches and trees. Finally we come up to the first curve and there he is sitting in the ditch. Road rash on both fore arms, but alive and well with no broken bones. He's blaming it all on a car cutting him off, but by the looks of the crash he target fixated and didn't lean.
So the moral of my story is, if you're sure you're riding with someone at a very low skill level try give and them a talk. I should have gave him a talk to not ride over his head.
I mean Jesus Christ, If I was him I wouldn't try and chase me. Does that make sense?
I wish I would have not gone through those Curves as fast as I did because he wouldn't have crashed
I feal sorry for the guy.