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post #1 of 12 Old Sep 17th, 2009, 8:09 pm Thread Starter
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National Geographic special on Bike crashes

It is showing right now! will be repeated

"Motorcycle Crash Tech" is an extraordinary behind-the-scenes look at the new technologies being used to avoid motorcycle crashes and prevent injuries when a racer or rider does go down.

Exclusive interviews with World Superbike Champion Neil Hodgson and Grand Prix legend Giacomo Agostini describe first-hand what goes through a racer's mind the moment they know they're going to crash. Ago vividly recounts just how dangerous racing was in the 1960s and '70s. Combining rare archival footage as well as contemporary racing coverage, the film explains the differences between high-sides and low-sides and the extreme forces involved in both types of crashes.

The film captures stunning action photography of world-class test riders Vito Guareschi and Umberto Rumiano in action during what are normally closed test sessions of new riding gear and bikes. Factory riders are also filmed testing the newest brakes on twisting Italian mountain roads and performing incredible braking tests on a private test track.

"Motorcycle Crash Tech" will premiere on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m. Pacific time on the National Geographic Channel. It airs again at 9 p.m. and on Saturday at 11 p.m.

Filmed in 1080i high-definition and 5.1 digital surround sound, "Motorcycle Crash Tech" takes viewers on an extraordinary journey across Northern Italy. With rare access to R&D facilities, the film chronicles the very latest technologies being used in motorcycle riding gear, boots, helmets, brakes, and the bikes themselves to make racing and riding safer.

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Re: National Geographic special on Bike crashes

Just saw your post. I'll catch the last 15 minutes Thanks.

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when is replay, guys?
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2 hours from now. 11:00pm CST

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I saw the last 20 minutes or so... enough to make me want to see the whole episode... and buy a high-def TV!

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Replay also Sat 1100 PM Pacific Time!

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Thanks Floyd - saw your post and was able to catch the 9:00 PM PST show - it was good!

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No Problem! I learned a lot, especially about ATGATT and brakes!

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I'm never going to downshift again now that I know that it is the most dangerous thing you can do on a motorcycle.

Now ..... how do I get going again now that I am stuck in fifth gear?????

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It showed a bunch of high side accidents....Rocket Man!

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Re: National Geographic special on Bike crashes

If you have DirecTV and have it connected to the internet you can get this show on VOD.

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