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Old 04-11-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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INTE "aka JOHNNY WAD"

I am running the Terrible Town 250 off-road race in Nevada "Pahrump to Beatty" at the end of April and you always get a chance to pre-run the course two weeks prior to the race under a "controlled situation". So this last weekend was the weekend to pre-run with all the other teams, and I was allowed a co-rider to come along with me, so I asked "INTE adv screen name" to come along. He said sure and away we went. The pre-run is broken into two days, 120 miles approx each day to give you plenty of time to check out the course. "Day1" was a blast with "INTE" tearing up the rutted, rocky, sandy, silted desert course along with me at sometimes speeds into the 90's, showing that he should be running this race more-so then I. At the end of Day one we stayed at the half way point of the course in the town of Beatty Nevada and chatted over beers with my pit/mechanic/good friend about what a good course that was and how much the conditions varied, and how much we where looking to pushing ourselves in the return trip back to Pahrump Nevada. The day started at 6:30 am with us staging at pit 6 , by 7 we where off and running along side trophy trucks and buggies. The first part of the course is a super deep sand wash with human sized boulders that you have to dodge while muscling our 640's around, all the while keeping a look out for trophy trucks from eating you up from the rear. All was good, and we where just cruising along and decided to stop to take a photo, INTE, gets his camera and takes a photo of me going up the wash showing what the conditions looked like. "That was the last time I saw INTE on his motorcycle, the next time I saw him was when he was being loaded into a Nye County ambulance headed for Las Vegas 80 miles away. Well, after he took my photo he got back on the course to catch up with me, the course had then turned from sand to a full on open throttle run on a power line road across the desert floor. My experience on this section was to go as fast as you could and really look far ahead to judge any indication of terrain change "ie: g-outs, or woops" Well there where plenty of woops in the middle of this super fast section that where spaced too far apart to do the flutter across the top of them, you had to really slow down and deal with them. INTE with his previous day experience and rhythm slightly misjudged them and hit the first bump doing approx 50 mph and flew into the steep transition of the next thus throwing him and his 640 air bourne and bouncing on top of the 3rd bump making for complete ejection in the air and a WAD UP. "this was all witnessed by a race buggy just a few yards behind him" Buggy Driver quote "It was a big fast WAD UP and dust explosion" After the dust cleared all that was seen was INTE crawling off the course as to not be ran over by the rest of the pre-run pack. The desert was littered by 640 pieces and the battered body of INTE. The buggy team was on the radio to the Best in the Desert Rescue Crew and help was on the way. The Best in the Desert crew also found my pit crew and told him that one of his riders had went down and to meet them at the junction of highway 95. While in-route over the radio, my pit crew heard the call for an ambulance.. OH S*%T! ..INTE was still in the rescue truck making there slow way out of the desert to make it to the meeting place for the amblance and my pit crew was packing up and trying to make it there too. All the while, I am clueless as to what was happening, I am still on the course flying through the last section before pit 7. I come into pit 7 and all the pit crews from the other teams are waving me down and telling me that my partner went down and was hurt bad, how bad? nobody knew, They just know an ambulance is coming. A race official comes to me and tells me my partner took a heavy fall and they where taking him to meet with the ambulance, they give me directions and off I go to meet up with them via a lonely paved road. Of course freaking out, not knowing what I am going to be riding up on, what condition is INTE in? Ambulance = bad!
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Old 04-11-2005, 12:10 PM   #2
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I pull up into this little parking lot along side highway 95 where Nevada Joes Brothel is. All I see is a beat up black 640 and a few people surrounding INTE.

O.J. the race EMT tells me he thinks INTE has a broken rib or many broken ribs, his breathing is shallow and that he passed out on the side of the course after the crash,
Good enough reason to call the ambulance.
The Nye County Ambulance arrives a few min later "Volunteer Service"
They load him up and off he goes for a 90 mile ambulance ride into Las Vegas.

We pack up out his bike and gear and mine, off we go to find him at some hospital in Vegas. we arrive an hour or so after he did, so by the time we find where he is, they have him all taken care of.


INTE bruised but not broken. He took a heavy hit to his left chest. "Chest protector saved him" bruised and dislocated the cartilage between the ribs
They released him an hour later, but he kept on insisting the hot little ER nurse give him a sponge bath!

So, INTE had a 6 hour sore ride home which was made easier by stopping at my pit crews/chief house to sedate him with some tequila.
INTE lives, but from now on, he will be known as JOHNNY WAD

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Old 04-11-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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Hope ya heal up fine, Inte.
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:12 PM   #4
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Johnny shot his Wad and I'm glad he's OK.
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Old 04-11-2005, 02:16 PM   #5
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Ack! 'nother rib injury!

Heal fast, dude.
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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...and people wonder WhyTF we wear so much stuff going out riding!

Heal fast dude.

Hope the bike ain't broke too bad either.

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Old 04-11-2005, 03:40 PM   #7
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That must have hurt, thank god nothing worse happened, best of lucks during recovery!!
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Old 04-11-2005, 03:42 PM   #8
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inte, inte, inte... glad to hear you've lived to ride another day. I'd tell you a joke, but as it prolly hurts to laugh... nevermind.

The bike looks like it will live to ride another day as well... all you need is some more bed liner.
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:12 PM   #9
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I'm really sorry to hear that INTE ... All the best to you and heal well!
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Old 04-11-2005, 04:13 PM   #10
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Hope you have a speedy recovery. Now you can hang out with Minor and play video games all day. Did the Line-X save the bike; again?
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Old 04-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #11
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Man, Inte is a cutie.

Seriously...hope you feel better. Throw that Sis Foady down on it's right side a few times, and maybe it will straighten itself.
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Old 04-12-2005, 07:07 PM   #12
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Man, Inte is a cutie.

Seriously...hope you feel better. Throw that Sis Foady down on it's right side a few times, and maybe it will straighten itself.
Johnny Wad, glad you are doing fine
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:26 PM   #13
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Heal up well and soon. Glad to see your OK.
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Old 04-12-2005, 08:53 PM   #14
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inte, inte, inte... glad to hear you've lived to ride another day. I'd tell you a joke, but as it prolly hurts to laugh... nevermind.

The bike looks like it will live to ride another day as well... all you need is some more bed liner.
I don't think the bedliner will help the subframe.

Inte, glad your okay. Heal fast.
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Old 04-12-2005, 09:25 PM   #15
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Glad you're okay. What was the final damage report on the bike?
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