Could have been bad for each one of them. I see a lot of different vehicles crossing over the white line in the hills. I like a challenge. Why do people feel better about themselves going faster when they're just making it take less skill / be more dangerous?
I think part of the attraction of cycling is the adrenalin rush that comes with fast descents. However, I do agree with you that there's a fine line between enjoying yourself and being out of control.
I personally always prefer to keep a bit in reserve when descending at speed, just in case - there's nothing wrong with backing off a bit to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Afterall, there's nothing enjoyable about sustaining fractures and injuries from crashing, which usually results in lengthy periods of time off the bike!
Thanks for sharing!
There are also plenty of kamikaze driver/motorcyclists out there. Only this morning coming into Norton Summit on the down track, I was confromted by a car on the wrong side of the road passing another cyclist around a blind corner on a double white line. If I was a truck it would have been all over.
Been there, seen that, as have a lot of us I guess. Beggars belief really.
Lucky escape in the video, 2 bikes and a car, I'm hoping he learnt a valuable lesson.
Mulholland Highway - California, right?
amazing bike control!!
Holly Molly - talk abut brown stains moment - this one tops it !
and who of us hasnt found themselfs on the wrong side of the road at sometime on a steep descent ??
The pros lose control as well......they just don't have to worry about traffic coming the other way.