If you want to really know what is going on the reverse view tells the whole story but I will explain what and why. This is also why I just disappeared. An awful lot was a miserable time and dealing with the internet was not one of my priorities.
First up the tire that was on the back was new but scrubbed in. About 130k on it by that time and had no issues up through the mountains until that corner. We are talking peg scraping for reference. It was however a tire I do not prefer (Metzeller 888). I am not a fan of the grip levels in the wet but I never considered it dangerous, just not a preference. They just didn't "feel" right as well. I only put it on the day before because it was all I could get at short notice and I literally said "Oh well it will keep me out of trouble".
Second it was a rainy day but that should not be an issue. I ride all weather conditions and generally don't have a problem. From time to time wheels on bikes slip. No big deal. I have never been in a situation before where I could not recover as in this case, multiple losses of traction.
Third carrying some speed but nothing I considered excessive and below posted speed limit. If I told you I have ridden that corner hundreds of times I do not think I would be exaggerating too much. I bet you I go slower in future though.
So onto the accident. Watch the rear camera view and it tells the story. Watch the bars. No lies told there.
As I tip into the corner I lose traction at the rear. No big deal. You can see the bars shudder but it has got my attention.
The second was was a big deal. Now I know I was in real trouble and it felt like time had slowed down. It felt like it went through my mind a dozen times "do not hit the rail... do not hit the rail.. do not hit the rail". Its no BS, it feels like time slows. Anyway you see the bar come right down in almost a highside situation. The front is fine, I got nothing on the back. There was no lock up. The problem was no traction. Not brakes, just traction gone.
The third event it you can see I am just on the edge of holding this thing but I am coxing it away from the rail. "do not hit the rail... do not hit the rail.. do not hit the rail" and I got it stable but I am still on a lean because I have to and all out of road. Mud, grass and debris from the last poor ******* means that front washed out instantly and hard. Crushed my foot and then snapped it backwards.
Yes the brake light was lit. No the back was not locked up. I ride most of the time with the front brake covered and more so in sketchy conditions. There was some brake pressure because I wanted to wash off speed but no way was there rear pressure. There was no question in my mind about where the problem was so there was no rear brake application. I felt I only had traction the front (Commander II's ftw) because that is the only place there was traction.
It was 3.5 seconds from first loss of traction to the front wheel washing out. To me it seemed way longer than that. I knew what was going on the whole time. There was no target fixation, quite the opposite. My whole world was dedicated to missing that rail and at the very least I did.
Honestly I could get here and give whatever excuse or any reason but at the end of the day I did the best I could in the circumstances. If someone could do better in the same situation then they simply are better then me and I am sure there is plenty of people like that but show the video or you know, you got nothing