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Old 03-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #16
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So much wide open space.....

and he slams into a couple of boulders
gave me the shivers.

Heal fast rider!

How much "healing" is the bike gonna need?



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Old 03-30-2012, 06:45 AM   #17
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Seriously, what are the odds that he bounces off of one boulder and chucks himself into the *other* boulder?

100%, I guess. Yeesh... hope he heals fast.

P.S. Mostly unrelated, but I wonder what the distro of bike accidents looks like. I'm guessing most occur within 5 minutes of starting riding (your head isn't in the game yet, thinking of all the riding you're going to do, on familiar turf) and 30 minutes of ending riding ("I'm sooo close to home!"). Even logically recognizing this, I think I do more stupid things pulling out of my neighborhood than I do out on the open road.
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #18
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Heal fast mate.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #19
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I would imagine that we've all had OTE (Off-Trail Excursions) like this. Sometimes your guardian angel is amped up on lattes, and you are fine. Sometimes your GA is sneezing and sheet like this happens.

I was coming down a baby head filled jeep trail a couple of years ago when the DRZ front end kicked out and I started swapping side in the middle of an aspen grove. It's amazing just how focused you become at times like this. I was eyeballing the big trees and rocks to my left one second, followed by the big trees and rocks to my right the next second. When the tires finally caught, I shot off the right side, missing a 2' tree by inches one side, and a 3' boulder by inches on the other. When the front end hit a juniper shrub, the bike endo'd, tossing me over the top. I did a backflip into the shrubs. Not a single scratch or bruise.

Thank heavens for lattes.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #20
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Old 03-30-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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i came off at about that speed into some hard pack last year. that hurt like crazy, had a concussion, bruised ribs and pinched nerve. hitting a boulder? wow. that would hurt way more, no wonder bones broke.

have a speedy recovery mate.
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Old 03-31-2012, 02:44 AM   #22
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Brand new riding gear, flash bike, why do new riders get bikes that are to fast for their capabilities.BECAUSE IT"S FUN.... speedy recovery mate.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:23 AM   #23
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Laugh

Quote:
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Ouch, this is one of the videos I have to keep watching over and over. So it pops into my mind whenever I'm about to do something dumb. Speedy recovery rider.

that's what you say siting at the keyboard,
but a little 2 stroke smoke in the lungs,
it takes over and it ball's to the wall's

we all say it,
but once you click the key on
it all forgotten
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:56 PM   #24
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My boss once told me in the parking lot at work that my rear tire was too bald to be safe so that night I swapped a new one on. While trail testing it the next day I took out both hands in a grass hidden rut and missed the next two months of work.

I feel your pain

Heal well, heal soon
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Old 03-31-2012, 10:58 PM   #25
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Damn!! I wish him a speedy and full recovery.
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:10 PM   #26
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Holy Sheizen! That startled the hell out of me....and I was braced for impact!
Here's to a full and speedy recovery for your buddy.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:11 PM   #27
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That is a nightmare crash right there. Heal fast and heal well.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:09 PM   #28
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Any word on how he is doing?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:25 AM   #29
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Any word on how he is doing?
both arms are propped up in full casts. He cannot wipe himself. I hope he has a loving wife.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:43 AM   #30
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If "broken arms" is reading this, heal fast rider. We feel for ya.

Nice hang time BTW.
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