Yea no reason to keep racing if you’re caught by the trucks and cars. Last 100 miles of the 2016 V2R I spent looking over my shoulder just to avoid being in the way of faster vehicles.looks like a bad spot to stall your bike. was the e-start not working ? I have a little experience with getting caught by trucks on a moto, and I will always stop and find a place to set out for a while off course _before_ the trucks catch up with me and wait for all the leaders to pass. I may lose some time, but at this point I'm not really in the "race" anymore and am just just finishing, so the lost time really doesn't matter much if it means I finish alive and unhurt. these guys are racing, and frankly, it's no time for amateur hour.
well, don't get caught in technical sections, there is no room.You guys need more info. He was on a very steep hill climb with a dead bike and it wouldn't start. He was wrestling it around to go back down the hill to get out of the ruts and off the course. Then this happened. And I don't think Herbst was a front runner at that point. I doubt Herbst didn't see him before he got there. Why is it only the bike guys fault for getting hit?
I think in this situation (immobilized bike trying to go backwards on tight technical uphill), I would have just got off the bike and waited until the cluster of trucks passed and then tried to get my bike (what's left of it) going again.Hate to be an armchair commentator but I rode bikes in the 70s and my Truck is 8'2" wide and we "touch" just about everything we pass.
" I heard that truck just screaming through the mountains...... I could see him coming from hot 3 or 4 miles out." Under these conditions I absolutely will lean my bike up against the bank and step a few feet away until the screaming truck racing for the lead goes by.
Not everyone just quits. It's the goal to finish. People crawl across the finish line. It's Baja.Yea no reason to keep racing if you’re caught by the trucks and cars. Last 100 miles of the 2016 V2R I spent looking over my shoulder just to avoid being in the way of faster vehicles.