Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Summit NJ
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Yeah crashes happen every day. whether it be in a car or on a bike. I drive tow trucks for a living and i see and have to get involved in (sometimes) fatal accidents almost every day. I can NOT let it affect my driving habits, judging by my personal driving records i believe i have enough skill to handle just about any situation thrown my way.
Unfortunately driving skill is determined by how many accidents someone has, what is not recorded is how many accidents a particular person has avoided.
I watched the race on TV, like D said, that crash could have happened to anyone that day, unfortunately Tomizawa had two guys hot on his tail, which is what made the accident fatal. His skill has absolutely nothing to do why the crash was fatal, it was the conditions of racing.
I cant see how THIS paticular crash could change anybodies riding, I see this going in the same direction as the BS going on right now about Peter Lenz being too young. It is part of the sport/hobby/job we choose. It is dangerous and can be fatal, both on the street and the track, we know this but we cant let it stop us from doing what we love to do.
Street: 2009 CBR600RR Metallic black Track: 2007 GSXR 600 black/white/blue