I thought that strange too untill i saw how high up the seat is, gravity must have forced her down on the rider and to aviod crowding him she push away from the tank and at the same time shifted herself into the rider. She probably just didn't explain it right,Thank God she was wearing a helmet, poor thing..Sad story for that young lady, she will be scarred for life but seems so strong and coping with it amazingly well.
It was somewhat puzzling about how she was sitting, assuming she was behind the dude driving, why would she push against the tank to get closer to him?
"Approaching mile marker seven on highway 550, I noticed that I had to start fighting the wind to stay behind Shaun without pulling on him too much. I placed my hands on the gas tank and pushed myself into him as much as possible without crowding him. As we came around to the right and went down the hill, we kept accelerating. I was scared, but thought I could handle the force of the wind as it suddenly picked up much more than in the moments before. I started to slide back on the seat and felt the cool air fill the small space between my chest and Shaun's back.
I felt a rush of wind hit my face like a brick and our bodies separated in an instant; "
I understand it now, I was visualizing a flat seat, I forget sometimes how those sport bikes jack the passenger up into the slipstream. They kind of remind me of a little critter we have down here called a "flat tailed black ant" a benign cute little thing that carries it's abdomen up in the air like the bike does.I thought that strange too untill i saw how high up the seat is, gravity must have forced her down on the rider and to aviod crowding him she push away from the tank and at the same time shifted herself into the rider. She probably just didn't explain it right, poor thing..
I agree, the "driver" (as opposed to rider) is/was a blithering a**hole to run that fast with a passenger on back. His insurance probably WILL NOT cover all her medical expenses(present and future); best to keep him healthy so that he can pay off the remainder. He certainly deserves to shoulder the lion's share of the blame.I'll certainly agree that the driver should have been horse whipped for putting the passenger in danger by excess speeding.....I believe it was not her fault at all and she just found herself in a bad spot and did all she could to survive it. I wish she had, she's a fighter for sure. The guy should be tied up and drug behind a pickup truck on a gravel road for a few miles and then on the interstate for more miles.......might help him understand what he did.koi
Really? I hadn't noticed...I may give my opinion from time to time
She certainly could have prevented her injuries. I'm with you there. But this doesn't make any sense; she didn't get herself hurt to gain public notoriety and sympathy. If seeing what happened to her convinces some other noob to put cow skin around their own, that's great, even if the facts on the ground (so to speak) don't match the internet image of her post-slide behavior.If this is what it takes for a young adult to gain public notariety and pity, then it's a poor example at best.
Jeff, if you had posted this earlier in the thread, we all would have been better informed. This puts things in a different light. I still blame the idiot boyfriend; he ignored the responsibility for the safety of his passenger.Skull Crusher said:I live very close to where this all originally happened. I know how it happened and have some first hand information about both individuals, their previous stunts and riding habits. She's not the perfect little angel that you want to believe she is. She and her boy friend are pistols, had previous history and were generally out of control when it came to their riding habits on the streets of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Naturally, this has been carefully excluded in her injury bio or the original story but you can see by her current riding lifestyle and attitude it's a mirror. Jeff:motorbike2: