Mr.Gib wrote:And that road is really pretty basic. Didn't see anything there that really required any braking until that last curve and even that was not much of a technical challenge. He kept "standing up" the bike like it was going to high side instead of digging in and trusting his tires. Lame all around.
I watched - and watched again. Seemed so "lackluster" for such a final act......but thinking about it one possible result was that the skid wore through the casing and "pop" - end of story for anyone. Secondly, the "lackluster" ride down may have been the result of braking and more braking - that as Mr Gib noted, kept the bike more upright vs truly leaning into and carving corners.....so in that case it wouldn't surprise me if the rims could have been HOT.
As far as some prior posts....hey it could have been the skid shredding the tire or it could have been being too tenative and thus the hot rims. If the latter, remember that we all have to start somewhere. Just glad he didn't go down any harder.