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Old 07-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Motorcycle Safety videos

Hi all

In my 30+ years of riding and commuting everyday to work for the past 15 years, I have almost daily witnessed some dreadful scenes on the road.

I have been trying to cope with increasingly degrading skills and concentration of drivers for years. Reality check... It is very dangerous for motorcyclists in traffic.

My anger was intensifying to the point of simply abusing stupid drivers but this really doesn't achieve anything. Drivers will do what they do and I guess it is up to me to compensate.

With this in mind I thought I would redirect my frustration to better use and construct some videos aimed at providing advice to riders to help prepare for these daily examples of danger (there are not many trips I don't experience at least 1 dangerous situation). There is no better way than to include videos of them.

My Youtube channel is

http://www.youtube.com/user/fromriderseyes

I have 7 up there currently but I have more to come soon.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated too.

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These are great. Real tips that can help save lives.
Excellent. Please keep posting the vids. What a great idea.
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Good videos!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 02:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well done videos. Thanks.
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Neat stuff. Keep up the good work. I like how they are short and to the point. A lesson in 30 seconds!
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys... Have dropped another one in there this arvo... Episode 8.. Just quietly... stinkers who crawl out of side streets
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Old 08-16-2011, 10:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Episode 11 - Expect the unexpected completed at


Please view all, pass onto your friends and comment/criticise or suggest other ideas by going to


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Re: Episode 10 - Too Close

Good work on your videos. I haven't viewed all of them, but I have the following comments on Episode 10. Living in the Los Angeles area, I ride in a lot of traffic. Sitting stopped at a light is definitely a potential hazard because a motorist conditioned to see cars may simply not realize you are there. Also, many bike mirrors make it difficult to see directly behind you.

My solution is to deliberately position the bike at a slight angle to the traffic lane. This gives me an unobstructed view in my mirror to the rear. And if it appears that I may be hit from the rear, I can quickly move alongside the vehicle ahead of me (i.e. filter or lane split), thus avoiding being "sandwiched". This does have the disadvantage of making other drivers "nervous" because they don't know if I am trying to change lanes, however I think the benefits outweigh the negatives.
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Nice videos. However, your bike sounds funny. Almost as if it is only running on three cylinders.....may want to have that looked at. :P Just kidding you!

Perhaps you could take some other crash videos and use Youtube as a medium to explain why the crash happened and what could have been done to avoid it.
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thanks guys

Today was an awesome day for a ride but was stuck at home with jobs around the house.

However I could hear some motorbikes going past the house nearby and they were going nuts on the road. I have another idea if I capture any bike stupidity to use it stating that these are the minority giving the majority a bad name.. not to mention it's bloody dangerous...

What do you guys think?

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