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Old 11-17-2006, 05:35 PM   #1
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Be careful out there ... and wear your gear

Hi guys,

went for a trail ride today with 3 guys I had never met (only chatted in a forum) we started off having a good day until the guy in front ran into another bike. I didn't have my camera with me so I can't show you the damage but its a good warning to be careful out there. Motorcycling is dangerous and we need to take care. Both riders will be ok, the guy coming towards us got a bit of road rash and a sore foot (t-shirt, shorts, joggers, full face mx helmet) The YZ250 he was riding needs a new expansion chamber, a new engine sidecover and rear brake lever.
The DR650 that was with our group came off worse, the YZ expansion chamber smashed the oil filter cover and casing off the DR and and removed the oil filler from the casing. It also smashed the clutch lever perch, damaged the left handle bar mount, small dents in the metal fuel tank and some other minor cosmetic damage.
The DR rider has a sore leg, grazes on both arm and a sore head, he was ATGATT (all the gear all the time). Even though he was wearing MX boots he has a small puncture in his heal.
This stuff hurts but all I thought about coming back was thank god it was a bike and not a 4WD. truck or car coming round the corner, he really would have been hurting if he hit one of those babys.
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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Sounds like they both got out of it fairly lightly....

Soon puts a dampner on a ride though!!

Thank goodness they could both walk away from it and weren't too badly hurt I say!!
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:37 PM   #3
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It's interesting that you tend to drop your guard a bit in the bush, while commuting in traffic it's "which one wants tp kill me..". Not allocating blame to the case Maverick described but the closest I've come to being cleaned up in the last couple of years has been on narrow dirt roads. Once I was stopped maybe 1/3 across a firetrail when a couple of P platers in 4xs raced around the corner and missed me by not much, and a couple of weeks ago I was narrowly missed by ute doing a bit of rallying on a one lane track.

The first time I was partially at fault, the second just lucky to be well left. I was able to head into the table drain while he swung on the wheel with eyes like saucers while the front just ploughed straight ahead. Either would have been very painfull.

Hope the blokes involved recover quickly and the young bloke on the motocrosser learns a bit about gear.

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Old 11-18-2006, 04:48 AM   #4
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yeah, there's nothing that makes you sit up and take notice than seeing a 4WD come sideways around the same corner as you are setting yourself up to go into.

Your tale reminds me of one Christmas in the early 80's when our mates took up all all four beds of the traction ward. Two unrelated road crashes and one dirt head on took care of the other two. Happens a lot these days too.
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:18 AM   #5
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I often think " I hope I don't meet myself coming the other way" cause if I do , There's gonna be trouble!
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:24 AM   #6
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I often think " I hope I don't meet myself coming the other way" cause if I do , There's gonna be trouble!
ummm

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i know a local here who managed to have a head on on the dirt and it seriously messed him up - something about 3-4 months in hospital, fairly severe brain damage and not much hope of improving. saw him bout 6 months ago and he was in pretty poor shape. mind you he rode like a hooligan and was in and out of hospital from crashes but you wouldn't wish that on anyone. apparently he had turned around to find out what happened to his mate following him and found him the hard way.

My tip, if you must turn around, proceed with utmost caution as you have a very good chance of someone chasing you hard.
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Old 11-19-2006, 03:37 AM   #7
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No, I meant meeting someone coming the other way and riding in the same manner that I do, which is generally fairly aggressive. i.e using more track/road than I should be.
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:06 PM   #8
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those trackies dont count as bike pants....
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:10 PM   #9
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those trackies dont count as bike pants....
OUCH...

Is that what they call Monkey Butt??
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:14 PM   #10
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OUCH...

Is that what they call Monkey Butt??
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Old 07-15-2007, 05:35 PM   #11
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those trackies dont count as bike pants....
thats nothing, you should have seen Mouse's bum after the 2003 Kings School old boy's reunion ..




















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Some people pay perfectly good money for those results at the B&D parlour!

I saw a guy riding yesterday on a DRZ400 with trackies and sneakers...ouch waiting to happen
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:37 AM   #13
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Some people pay perfectly good money for those results at the B&D parlour!

I saw a guy riding yesterday on a DRZ400 with trackies and sneakers...ouch waiting to happen
I saw a guy today on a KLX250 - no shit - riding down Seaford Rd (mainish rd on the Peninsula) WITHOUT a helmet on.. and no light or rego... WTF
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:47 AM   #14
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I saw a guy today on a KLX250 - no shit - riding down Seaford Rd (mainish rd on the Peninsula) WITHOUT a helmet on.. and no light or rego... WTF

saw a guy a couple of months ago in the suburbs of Townsville on a husenburg (cant spell it....but i can spell KTM) in a singlet shorts and thongs,
he had a helmet but the chick on the back had a short dress and high heals on, No helmet.

she was hot though, I think she just didn't want helmet hair.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:50 AM   #15
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I think she just didn't want helmet hair.
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