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Old 08-07-2010, 07:21 PM   #23
kdxkawboy
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Location: Gardnerville, Nv
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In the last 30 years we've had two serious accidents involving dirt bikes in the Pine Nuts. The first was a kid that thought racing meant you always held the throttle WFO. He was out on three mile track and launched a jump where he could not see the landing and landed on a quad. Broke his femur in a few spots and gave up riding. The second was the one that killed Jessie Goldberg. It was a head on, but the extenuating circumstances were both riders were running at racing speeds in a tight sand wash, with Jessie running the wash backwards. As they came together the other rider tried to climb out of the wash, and the freaky aspect was Jessie caught the foot peg of the other rider's bike square in the opening of his full face helmet.

Be careful Sunday, forecast is for thunderstorms across the eastern slope of the Sierra. The ridges out here have been getting pummeled by lightening, fortunately with enough rain to lightening fires to a minimum.
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