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Offline Avon

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SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« on: June 12, 2007, 12:21:31 pm »
Some clever people say that normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT is 1.6 seconds. Travelling at 250 km/hour you would have travelled roughly 110 meters while making a decision on what actions to take. (This oneā??s a fact).  As you grow older you can then also expect this reaction time to increase.

In other words travelling at more or less the allowed highway speed limit of 120 km/hour would still require the 1.6 seconds - and 55 meters.

If you ride a RT (hehehehe) at top speed of 62.5 k/hour it would then require the same 1.6 seconds reaction time - and 22.5 meters.

Letā??s say you decide to brake during the SEE-DECIDE-REACT phase, you better hope you made the right choice even on the RT.

You may dispute the above as my math not up to scratch, but, I do not want to test the theory and always keep a safe following distance.
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Re: SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2007, 07:45:17 am »
I think you are about spot on as I had to test the theory on my flight off the Franschoek pass. I knew I could not make the second sharp left hand bend and had the bike skidding on the tar but was heading fot the gravel and the edge. I dropped the bike on the left hand side which I believe was faster than 1,6sec and went over the edge dropping some 24 meters. On putting my bike down, I must have knocked myself out as I don't remember going over the edge and am here to tell the tale with only a broken tooth. ( See the terminator is terminated.)
 

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Re: SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2007, 08:57:32 am »
Unless your name is Jabu69, then you would only need about 20 metres to stop from 230kph, on sand!!! ;D ;D
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Re: SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2007, 06:21:15 pm »
Unless your name is Jabu69, then you would only need about 20 metres to stop from 230kph, on sand!!! ;D ;D
Adv you got it wrong, according to his reckoning only woofters need to brake!  ;) ;)
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Re: SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2007, 06:46:50 pm »
Unless your name is Jabu69, then you would only need about 20 metres to stop from 230kph, on sand!!! ;D ;D

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Re: SEE-DECIDE-REACT
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2007, 07:33:03 am »

ag wat sommer sy boot op die agterwiel......new ABS???
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