Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Anaheim, CA, USA
Re: VERY intersting racing shot
My family joined me and we looked at it several times, trying to figure out WHY the rider fell off. Was it accidental or deliberate? If accidental, then what was the reason? At first, I thought that perhaps his knee snagged the pavement, but it really looks like he let go with his left hand first. Still, it is risky to bail out.
Also, why would he risk damaging his bike and equipment? I saw no scratches on his bike, or his riding suit, or his helmet. If it was deliberate, then he was willing to risk scratching up all that nice stuff, too.
There is no way to know for sure.
The thing that puts me in the "deliberate" camp is the "coincidence" that he just happened to have a rear-facing camera running at the same time. What are the chances of having a perfectly positioned, rear-facing camera, actively recording, at the same time as that freak "accident"?