Some of you will recall Jason McVicar's
horrible Bonneville crash of a few years
ago, in August.
Jason was riding my bike.
I was an eye witness, and was
the first "Civilian" to Jason after
the crash........Bonneville Crash Interview with Jason McVicar - YouTube
We can see Jason was "high sided" forward
of the crashing bike. Jason was projected
almost horizontally from the saddle.
Using a standard formula,
we can calculate the time for jason
to fall to the salt surface from his
center-of-gravity's height of 36 inches.
The time would be about 0.43 sec.s
The debris field
( I investigated this accident)
was about 1,800 feet long.
Assuming Jason starts ejection
when the blown-tyre debris appears,
than the whole of Jason's VERY high
speed is lost in the 1800 feet of the crash.
Jason reports the "Bang" of the exploding
tyre happens when he is traveling
"only in the mid 240's"
The bike "spins" anti-clockwise for
about 100 feet, and then ejects
Jason into the air.
Jason, whatt falling 3 feet to the salt,
travels about 150 feet down the track.
If Jason slides on the Salt with the
same coefficient of drag as Ron Wood
slid at El Mirage, than his speed ca
be calculated in the same way:
1) S = square root of 30 x 1.3 x 1550 feet
(1800 - 100 - 150 = 1550)
2) S= sq root of 60,450
3) S = 245 MPH