Hopefully that was at a closed course. You got a DEATH wish doing that on a road in the rain!!! you crazy
Hehehehe. Death wish implies I want to die. Not the case at all. I am also no where near a new rider. Not to say **** can't still happen.
Do I fear death? Hell no to the max and not for a lack of ever having to not deal with death, blood and gore.
Some times you have to tap death on the shoulder to fully appreciate and understand life and living.
So actually not as crazy as you think and no death wish.
I can start a whole conversation on wet pavement riding, experience level, etc but that would takes months to end and after a few bad experiences online honestly I really could care less about passing down my experience, etc to others due to some bad apples. Some people take responses based on experience as just opinions. It's not an opinion if it's based on fact. Arguments start and walla the thread goes to ****. So no more for me ONLINE. I may throw a few comments here and there but that's about it. I don't have the patience or time to deal with online tools anymore.
Keep in mind I'm not defending my actions of such speed on wet or on the dry pavement for that matter. Unless a person is a experienced rider in dry and wet you will not understand high speed on wet pavement or rain.
There is a time and place for everything though. Just like doing 180mph on a desert rd with a view for miles ahead with no one around for miles except wild life and yourself compared to doing 180mph down a major highway with others around. Two completely different animals.
We can play devils advocate though and say when is it ever a good idea to hit anything above the speed limits out on the streets? Ah but we all do it all the time either on bikes or cars.
Also we ride bikes. How bright is that? We must all have a death wish according to the majority of the population.
What I think is crazier is some folks act like their life will end if they ride in the rain.
To each his or her own though. If a rider is paranoid of the wet pavement or is lacking complete confidence chances are they will likely go down the first instance they are cut off by a car or need to take action quickly to avoid an accident AND they will blame the wet pavement. The wet pavement is just a very small factor. Rider input, positioning, distance, being fully aware of the enviorment, conditions, has way more of an affect on the outcome than wet pavement.
If a person does not feel safe doing it and does not want to learn then do EVERYONE including themselves a favor and don't do it and stay home nice and cozzy on yo couch. Do yo thing I always say.
But they will NEVER come close to understanding wet pavement riding which I believe can teach a rider many lessons on being smooth, teaching a rider the limits of traction in the wet, getting a rider use to the feel of sliding tires, handling, etc which are key elements to riding fast or even just riding with complete confidence.
Okay enough of this conversation crap. On to my useless responses in other threads I go. Can't beat em, join em. lol
But I'm crazy and have a death wish so don't listen to anything I just said.
Best of luck out there and get home safe.