I'm sure there are many who have yet to see it - no need to apologize.
It's a great learning video for anyone to see how fast things can 'go south' and how very critical developing good riding habits is to maintaining good health. Even if you just putt-putt around on a cruiser. Those big 800 lbs cruisers like to go straight, but certainly can be coaxed into a safe hard-braking or cornering situation if you've practiced it.
IMHO, it looks to me like he was a 'foot braker'. If he grabbed any front brake at all to scrub off speed, it sure didn't look like it. He could've/should've been hard on the brakes (BOTH brakes) long before he passed by the front of the RV. From the sound of it, I'd say he was just getting out of the throttle even after he cleared the front of the RV. Not to mention that the righthand bender was essentially a blind curve to him because of the RV - so it was a stupid place to pass.
Last edited by NEOMark; Aug 1st, 2006 at 8:59 am.