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Old 03-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #1
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Where the f*ck is the bike?

Unknown to me, someone I don't know started a thread here with my "unlisted" crash video. Since it's effectively now public, I have changed it to "public" on youtube and started my own Face Plant thread where I will also post the "rest of the story".

Back story: My buddy Kawtipper and I were halfway thru a 32 day ride on the Western TAT, both riding well set up DR650's. On day 18 we were riding up out of Eagle Canyon in central Utah when I had a very scary crash. I had my GoPro running at the time.

Here's the video. The actual crash is around the 5:00 mark. If you can you need to have the audio turned on, but be aware, it's NSFW. You can also increase the quality to watch it in HD.



More later.

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Making it easier for folks to find my posts relating "the rest of the story".

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Old 03-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #2
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Glad You're Okay

Man! Glad to see that you are okay. At least since you made a comment here. Again, Glad you're okay. Take care.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #3
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Man! Glad to see that you are okay. At least since you made a comment here. Again, Glad you're okay. Take care.
Thanks for posting Joe you are surely one lucking rider who were Spared to do some more biking!
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #4
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Glad your ok Joe, that was a nasty get-off
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:13 PM   #5
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Question Interesting...

Hey Joe,

Um, not exactly sure WTF is going on here, but I'm just gonna say I am glad you made it, and that the vid is EPIC.

And I'll repeat the post I offered on the usurper's thread, 'cause it was written with admiration for your reaction, and perseverance.

(Still curious as to your extraction...)


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Midair: "OH F*CK!!"

On the ground: "Where the f*ck?"

Looking around: "Where the f*ck is the bike?"

Upon finding bike: "Oh, ya gotta be shittin' me!"

Looking around some more: "Where the f*ck is the road??"



PRICELESS.



Glad you made it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #6
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Well you have me hooked too for the rest of the story. At least it looks like you came thru the get off in pretty good shape, the rest can be replaced.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #7
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Bumping your thread, it's your vid....getting the wife in here to watch it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #8
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Echoing Sentiments

Echoing the sentiments of rwf on the page by the other poster, watching this made me feel sick, too.

So glad you were able to walk away, if not to share this story, to simply ride another day!

Best regards.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:48 PM   #9
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WOW...that gave me chills going over the edge like that...BRUTAL!!!!!

Glad you made it!!!!!!
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Old 03-03-2013, 07:07 PM   #10
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Interesting!

I, too, commented on the other thread. Funny business here. Quite impressed with your ability to land on rocks and scrub without breaking anything!
Carry on.
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:03 PM   #11
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WOW...that gave me chills going over the edge like that...BRUTAL!!!!!

Glad you made it!!!!!!
I agree. Watching the video made a little sick to my stomach.
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Old 05-12-2014, 09:26 PM   #12
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Well I definitely missed this. In retrospect, I'm rather glad to see you getting up to hijinx a few weekends back.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:39 PM   #13
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I'm obviously a late comer to this thread. A recent posting of this video on the KLR group on Facebook caught my eye. I've read through a bunch of posts, and I believe I see why the sharp left turn and it has really opened my eyes to how quickly things can go wrong.

I've attached a picture with the 5:07 and 5:08 frames side by side. In the 5:07 frame the bike is heading right and riding directly toward the angled edge that I have circled. Shortly after the 5:08 frame the front tire is going to start turning to the left and act likes it is sliding along the angled edge. The handlebars turn to the left and the bike leans to the left like the front end is starting to wash out. The front end catches and the bike starts to move to the left, but then it acts like the rear tire follows along the path or towards the right instead of following the bike, causing the bike to veer even sharper left. Doing all this under power with the clutch out means there is very little chance to recover once the bike has settled into it's new direction.

Looking at picture in the OP's post 196, it looks like it is just the initial square edged corner in combination with the sloping of the rock surface towards the right edge of the path that caused the slippage as the bike moved back left. The bottom line is we are all always a little closer to the edge then we care to realize and this video so clearly shows that.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:32 AM   #14
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If I rotate the image so that he hills in the background are more level it's easier to see why the bike would want to slide to the right (turn to the left).
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Old 10-01-2014, 04:10 PM   #15
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Just found this today....unbeknownst to me 'till now. Sorry to hear of such a bad fall.

I'll just toss out my two cents here...most people just ignore anything I say so feel free to do the same.

I spent 3 years riding observed trials with ATA. I learned more about bike handling, picking a line, and tackling tough terrain than ANY other riding I've done in my forty-plus year riding career, mostly dirt. I always suggest to people that the best rider training they'll get is on a trials bike. Once mastered, or even competent, the skills can be moved on along to any kind of bike, big or small. The experience trains your eye instantly find the best line, and you always know where your tires are going to go. Plus the events are fun, the riders are really cool, friendly, and helpful - much more so that you find elsewhere.


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