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Old 09-30-2013, 06:57 AM   #46
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No insurance in this world is gonna do anything for YOU, if you end up sleeping with the fishes. I say this guy had a better chance than 1 in 10 to end up exactly that way. You might call that adventure, I call it stupidity.
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:10 AM   #47
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No insurance in this world is gonna do anything for YOU, if you end up sleeping with the fishes. I say this guy had a better chance than 1 in 10 to end up exactly that way. You might call that adventure, I call it stupidity.
Well anything you do has some risk in it.
Well you better not come for a ride with me then.
I'm old and pretty tame.
Fall over a lot you know.
Could do myself a serious injury.
But to me that's just part of the adventure.
The main problem was that once he was committed
There was no turning back.
I was not there and neither were you
So putting odds on it is a bit silly.
Still it's a great instructional video.
No depth gauges.
Which is one of the things I check first.
Still he made a bad risk assessment .
I'm sure most people have done that at least once in their lives.
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Old 09-30-2013, 08:17 AM   #48
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He made two mistakes...

1. Trying to cross the flooded area...

2. Posting the video so the world could see the incredible foolishness of his attempt...

But it is a great teaching tool.

Have experienced water rescues and water recoveries.

Young drowning victims are some of the saddest of family tragedies as almost all could have been avoided.

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Old 09-30-2013, 12:59 PM   #49
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Well anything you do has some risk in it.
Maybe you have some problems to separate bravery and stupidity.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:30 PM   #50
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Maybe you have some problems to separate bravery and stupidity.
no bravery
is when you do something for somebody else
stupidity is someone who doesn't know the real meaning of life
yeh i'm a risk taker
all my life
at work and play
still here
but in pain everyday
do the same again yes.
a parent that looks after their kids
is brave
a charity worker is brave
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:36 PM   #51
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If that was [a] calculated [risk], then he's really not good with numbers.


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Old 10-06-2013, 01:00 AM   #52
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We don't know, He may have been let down by his religion.
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Old 10-06-2013, 01:13 AM   #53
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We don't know, He may have been let down by his religion.
But if everything including religion fails, there΄s always insurance to sort it out.
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Old 10-09-2013, 03:12 PM   #54
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Some things I
Wonder about when coming
To a flooded road include
Is a thin layer of mud over asphalt gonna
Make the road surface veerrrrryyyy slippery
Knee-deep isn't too bad unless I
Wander into a ditch
Or maybe the road is washed out
And it goes from knee-deep
To neck deep very quickly
We don't have much local flooding
Here but I always talk myself
Into turning around
I may not be an adventurer but
I don't want to count on a National Guard chopper
Or my insurance to save me
He made a bad decision
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:55 PM   #55
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Some things I Wonder about when coming To a flooded road include Is a thin layer of mud over asphalt gonna Make the road surface veerrrrryyyy slippery Knee-deep isn't too bad unless I Wander into a ditch
Or maybe the road is washed out
And it goes from knee-deep
To neck deep very quickly
If you can't gauge the depth all the way across with certainty, then I'd walk the entire route. If the water is moving with any real velocity, there won't be much in the way of mud on the bottom so slippery surfaces is usually not much of a problem.

Moss is an exception, some times moss grows on the pavement were the river crosses and can be slicker than snot.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:10 PM   #56
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I would have asked the people on the side of the road, if no one there then walk some of it.

If I rode in, I'd stop at around 0:55-0:57.
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