Join Date: May 2006
Location: Flossmoor, IL, USA
Re: Motorcycle Escorts for Sports Events
It is fun to see an event from that perspective. However, I would never let a photog ride on my bike backwards. It is too dangerous. The footpegs are designed for forward facing riding. If you gas it suddenly, there isn't much to keep him from tumbling off the back.
All of the photographers on bikes used by the Tour of California, Georgia, Missouri, etc. bike races must ride the proper way on motocycles. The moto driver gets them into position to shoot from the side while turning from the waist.
2007 K 1200 LT
2004 R 1150 GS Adventure
2002 K 1200 LT (totaled by a SUV 10-7-08)
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