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Old 10-17-2012, 08:56 PM   #5611
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Heading up to KM this weekend if anybody has the itch and is looking for some company, come on out!


Damn you Sir!!!! i have to work...
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Old 10-17-2012, 10:35 PM   #5612
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wishing both riders a quick recovery.

these are the chances we have to take. every blind corner and rise.

hi Joel.

looks like you'll join us RFBK Krew for rides now that you're posting up in this thread.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:24 AM   #5613
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So how does this turn out? The guy wearing the helmet cam was on the left side of the road. But also the guy wearing the helmet cam appears to be going up hill which might give him the right of way. Hopefully no litigation was involved but thats highly unlikely these days.
Holy shit! Youch. Looks to me like both guys were going WAY too fast for the blind corners. Hope you turn out healing up and learning a painful lesson.

FWIW, I'm sure many of us are guilty of blazing through the blind corners as well.
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Old 10-18-2012, 05:25 AM   #5614
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So how does this turn out? The guy wearing the helmet cam was on the left side of the road. But also the guy wearing the helmet cam appears to be going up hill which might give him the right of way. Hopefully no litigation was involved but thats highly unlikely these days.

No, nothing like that. It's a pretty flat stretch anyway, nobody's fault it is just one of those unfortunate timing kinda things.
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:04 AM   #5615
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FYI - Don't assume somebody isn't coming the other way on the fire roads heading up to the Rock Inn from Rowher or DWF. A good friend of mine was involved in a nasty head on collision on Saturday. Broken arm, crushed pinky, broken ring finger, broken tib / fib, and whatever the hell else. Scary stuff
Of course, if you recall, I stay to the right, check up and hit the horn when nearing blind turns, and keep the speed reasonable to give myself reaction time margin.

There are some stupid riders that think they're the only ones on the fire road, they'll get weeded out via natural selection when they end up as a hood ornament on a 4 wheeler!
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:12 AM   #5616
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Old 10-18-2012, 09:19 AM   #5617
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How ya been Earl?
Been busy as HELL for about the past 18 months or so!

But, things are starting to slowly get back to normal, so I should be out riding more (hopefully)!
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:22 AM   #5618
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Of course, if you recall, I stay to the right, check up and hit the horn when nearing blind turns, and keep the speed reasonable to give myself reaction time margin.

There are some stupid riders that think they're the only ones on the fire road, they'll get weeded out via natural selection when they end up as a hood ornament on a 4 wheeler!


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Old 10-18-2012, 11:32 AM   #5619
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Of course, if you recall, I stay to the right, check up and hit the horn when nearing blind turns, and keep the speed reasonable to give myself reaction time margin.

There are some stupid riders that think they're the only ones on the fire road, they'll get weeded out via natural selection when they end up as a hood ornament on a 4 wheeler!
tru that,
always stay to the right and slow DOWN in blind corners!
once u have had a head on u will start to respect the trail and think of others coming the oppsite way!!!!! BEEN the DONE that!
watching the video, i only knew what was gonna happen next!
lucky that was not a rzr XP900 coming around that corner!
we almost got taken out a few weeks back by a few jerks in trucks and we were staying right etc!
that thought they were RObby Gordon or something, i stopped in middle of raod before 2nd one came by and gave him the stink EYE, but he still proceded to do what he was doing and almost took out the 4 riders behind me!!!!
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:21 PM   #5620
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tru that,
always saty to the right and slow DOWN in blind corners!
once u have had a head on u will start to respect the trail and think of others coming the oppsite way!!!!!
watching the video, i only knew what was gonna happen next!
lucky that was not a rzr XP900 coming around that corner!
we almost got taken out a few weeks back by a few jerks in trucks and we were staying right etc!
that thought they were RObby Gordon or something, i stopped in middle of raod before 2nd one came by and gave him the stink EYE, but he still proceded to do what he was doing and almost took out the 4 riders behind me!!!!
Oh yeah, there are some real jerk offs in trucks, that's my biggest "worry" on fire roads!
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Old 10-18-2012, 03:44 PM   #5621
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It's a no win situation. I have had a mountain biker do $2500 damage to my car on a 3 mph forest drive with the wife. Main drag in Big Bear 2N10. Forest Service allows competition racing on those roads to peddle freaks without closing the roads to regular traffic. Not even any signs to warn you.

Bottomline... car doing 3 mph can't out maneuver a bicycle at 25 mph when it's on the wrong side of a blind curve. He was so far off center all the damage he did was on the passenger side of the car and I was hugging that side of the road.

A guy on a dirt bike would have come through the windshield.
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Old 10-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #5622
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Riding fireroads is a risk, PERIOD. Riding fireroads like its a closed course is just STUPID! We all take risk's when riding, just try to minimize the ones you can control. See you boys next week on the ST on the green hill

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Old 10-19-2012, 07:33 AM   #5623
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Old 10-19-2012, 10:30 AM   #5624
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riding Sunday. 8AM. Stage 1. weather should be perfect.

Today



Sunny


High: 78 F

Tonight



Breezy


Low: 54 F

Saturday



Breezy


High: 71 F

Saturday
Night

Patchy
Fog

Low: 52 F

Sunday



Patchy
Fog

High: 65 F

Sunday
Night

Chance
Drizzle

Low: 48 F

Monday



Chance
Drizzle

High: 63 F

Monday
Night

Breezy


Low: 50 F

Tuesday



Slight Chc
Rain

High: 61 F
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:15 AM   #5625
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riding Sunday. 8AM. Stage 1. weather should be perfect.

Today



Sunny


High: 78 F

Tonight



Breezy


Low: 54 F

Saturday



Breezy


High: 71 F

Saturday
Night

Patchy
Fog

Low: 52 F

Sunday



Patchy
Fog

High: 65 F

Sunday
Night

Chance
Drizzle

Low: 48 F

Monday



Chance
Drizzle

High: 63 F

Monday
Night

Breezy


Low: 50 F

Tuesday



Slight Chc
Rain

High: 61 F
Riding back 2 back weekends up on the hill ha, bastard!

RIDE ON! DOH! don't mind me.
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