nobody is perfect
I am not saying that, just that people dont really absorb the gravity:
if the rider wasnt hurt, the fact is they could have DIED.
if the rider is hurt, the fact is they could have DIED.
There is no such thing as a "not so bad crash", all crashes are bad, and the fact that the person didnt get hurt is just "Luck" at that particular moment with that specific set of circumstances.
As far as the track goes, I expect people to crash (including myself) as I am consciously pushing the limits of my abilities in a controlled environment. Doing it on public roads, and hearing the stories is getting old.
Also, I am not a hypocrite, I have no problem with skilled riders going fast, everyone talks about how fast G2G is on the street- the reality is that he is probably only pushing to 65-75% of his comfort and skill level and leaving some reserves for the "oh shit" that can happen.
If everyone did that we would hear alot less of the crash stories.
Sorry to bring you into this Steve, but I needed an example of what I am trying to get at. Most people think you are going balls out because you're leaving them in the dust, when the reality is that you're well within your comfort zone, and leaving reserve.
Goddamn, I sound like my father more every day.