The day before we had come over US-199 from Grants Pass, OR to Fortuna, CA, which is also a really nice, twisty road, and had negotiated it without touching down anything. So, I felt like I knew how far over I could safely go.
I think that if I had been 5mph slower, things would have been fine.
The flat turn required more effective lean angle than I had available. I picked my turn in, and countersteered into it... and hit the floorboard before I got to my angle.
It's possible. I wasn't hanging off, because I hadn't needed to do that before, and I didn't feel like I was that close to the limit. I once traded with a friend who rode a Harley FLH, and I was scraping the (folding) floorboards at slow speeds going around normal residential block corners. I later noticed that my friend hung off a bit to prevent that.Do you think that you might have made that turn with that bike at that speed if your line and body position were different?
Thanks!I hope your stay in the hurt locker is short and the bike comes though none too worse for her adventure. I was at the start and watched you leave.
--Darryl Richman, forum liaison