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Old 10-26-2012, 06:15 PM   #10
petdav OP
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crash in the desert

Yup..5 Canadians having a nice vacation riding in the Black Rock Desert and 2 of us decided to have an impromptu get-together. Estimated speed 50-60 mph we met in a v-formation and I high-sided and flew and bounced 75-100 feet before having a short nap on the ground. Other rider slid about the same distance and had a siesta before coming concious again.

Me [950] fractured C5, C6, and C7 vertebrae, broken hand, partially collapsed lung, deep abrasions on shoulders, etc.
Other guy [570 Husaberg] collapsed lung, abrasions on left buttocks. We both have concussions.

Pics 10 minutes before:



..and 1 hour later after help arrived from Winnemucca:

The tire tracks in the sand are the ^ shape in middle of the picture> I lost all memory of the incident before and after so can't remember what happened for about an hour.

We are both on the mend and I just today have bought a replacement - 2012 Adventure white an will start to dial it in for next year

petdav screwed with this post 10-26-2012 at 06:17 PM Reason: picture incomplete
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