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Why buffer?

Postby tim » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:01 am

On my ps course/test the instructor taught us when going over a crest there's 2 directions danger could come from, and right was the scariest because the closing speed to a car from the right is twice that from one to the left, so stay left going over a crest.

I've had a few people question why I buffer away from potential danger allover the road when riding. This demonstrates it quite well :shock:

"Taking a buddy Karen out for her first sportsbike ride... A ute (Toyota Hilux?) comes around a blind corner on my side of the road and misses by... Well, it looks like a few inches. I had to run off into the gravel and grass, thank fuck the BMW S1000RR has ABS!

The disturbing thing is, if he'd run us off the road and we'd been injured or killed, it would have gone in the papers as "single vehicle accident, rider lost control of 1000cc sportsbike, speed was a factor." So think about this clip next time you see those words in a newspaper!"

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Re: Why buffer?

Postby robracer » Thu Oct 20, 2011 10:55 am

mmm yes stay left, how close was that :shock:
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby pittster » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:08 am

Yep i ride as if every bastard is trying to kill me. This has saved me twice when cars have not seen me and pulled out on me. I personally hate crests and enclosed driveways (Shivers)
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby smithy5 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:51 pm

Although he flinched, he didn't panic, and I reckon that's the main reason he didn't crash.......
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby seiko1 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:18 pm

Tim is right, had he crashed it would have been blamed on the rider ;)
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby laidback » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:57 pm

Fark.... :shock:

Pity you can't make out the numberplate.
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby P4nza » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:22 pm

Actually if u had some decent video editing software and split the frames up and sharpen the image you could get the plate for sure!! :kuda:
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby born green » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:27 pm

Farrk, had a few of those over the years, keep cool,
I had a mate john killed many years ago, same thing, car came over a rise, wrong side of the road and took him out head on, i was behind john in the left wheel track, he was in the right wheel track, took him 40 min to die on the side of the road, worst feeling ever, i felt so fucking helpless. fuck that memory has just brought tear to the eye.
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby Maddog » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:51 pm

Holy snapping, seat clenching assholes Batman... :shock: :shock:
That's as close as it gets without it all ending in carnage...
Did well not to freakout and chuck it away after they left the road..
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby robracer » Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:27 am

P4nza wrote:Actually if u had some decent video editing software and split the frames up and sharpen the image you could get the plate for sure!! :kuda:

You reckon .....or have you been watching too many cop shows :lol:
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby JPaddo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:10 am

laidback wrote:Fark.... :shock:

Pity you can't make out the numberplate.


Actually, have you seen the new software that will be a part of the next photoshop? It deconstructs and reverses motion blur, for crystal clear images. Even better than the cop shows.

here:
http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/10/11/a ... photoshop/

and here:
http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/ ... ID=2159997
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Why buffer?

Postby tim » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:10 am

robracer wrote:You reckon .....or have you been watching too many cop shows :lol:


And you need to use ye olde magic phrase to triple the resolution "zoom in on that...... NOW ENHANCE"
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby JPaddo » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:34 am

tim wrote:And you need to use ye olde magic phrase to triple the resolution "zoom in on that...... NOW ENHANCE"


All the while just randomly tapping keys on the keyboard (why do they never use the mouse? wtf?)... and with plenty of sound effects, beeps and blips.
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby Glen » Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:35 am

Good example Tim.

When I was instructing we had an in joke that you always knew another instructor on the road because that was the only other person buffering. It's the simplest thing to do and the most effective at keeping yourself out of shit but with a couple of exceptions you rarely see anyone do it.
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Re: Why buffer?

Postby MrWasabi » Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:52 am

Im always buffering and it looks like im drunk when riding as im using my entire lane depending on the conditions ahead of me.




LOL, you have to stop watching CSI, you cant extract detail from pixels when the data isnt there, i dont care how good your software is.

P4nza wrote:Actually if u had some decent video editing software and split the frames up and sharpen the image you could get the plate for sure!! :kuda:
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