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Old 02-15-2014, 07:51 PM   #16
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This is not the best way to do it either...


I also know from personal experience that motorcycles will float for a relatively short time...
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Old 02-15-2014, 07:55 PM   #17
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So let's talk about what to do in the case of drawing in water. Obviously kill the bike as soon as possible. So where do I go from there. Not having horizontal heads on my thumper makes pulling the plug and draining water impossible.

Any good sources for obtaining a base knowledge on some enduro skills to apply to adv riding?
Uhhhh, don't ride so deep as ta draw water?

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Old 02-15-2014, 07:58 PM   #18
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hmmmmm.... I wonder what the bottom is like and how deep it is at the far side where the water is running....







Maybe I should wait for a clue....


Game ender...


These are easy except sometimes they get slippery with moss:


I'm solo a lot and try really hard to keep my momentum up, particularly on creek crossings with their typical rocks. I try and find the path with the smallest rocks and hopefully the crossing is a short one. The banks can be a problem too. I like to find a spot where the bank coming out isn't too steep for me.


I'm not doing anything that looks deep, though. If I do it was by mistake.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:03 PM   #19
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Uhhhh, don't ride so deep as ta draw water?
Thanks.

Seriously though thanks everyone for confirming what I suspected I.e. don't be a dumbass.

I don't expect to do any deep crossings but I am headed to Central America so who knows.

If I had the time I would take a off road riding course, but I don't. So I will learn how everyone really learns...by doing it.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:07 PM   #20
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Crossing a "river" is likely seldom a good idea! Crossing a "creek" or "stream": scout it out first (on foot) for depth, rocks, best line, etc. then GO FOR IT! You might still end up like this if the bottom is soft! After one EVENTUALLY came by and winched me out, I learned that the local ATVs love to sit in that puddle, spin their wheels and stir up the bottom! I should have walked thru it first but didn't want to get my boots wet... On second thought, if I HAD walked into it, maybe I would have been stuck there!

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Old 02-15-2014, 11:44 PM   #21
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(from the sibirsky extreme thread)

Not a river, just a road. Definately crossed in style though
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Old 02-16-2014, 12:49 AM   #22
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Safer way for deep water crossing, if there are no hippos or crocs nearby.



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Old 02-16-2014, 03:30 AM   #23
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Something to be mindful of is a ledge, either natural or made by people getting stuck & digging it out.

I blasted into a puddle once and ran right into a ledge, hit it so hard that the back end came up, thought for sure I was going to go over the bars. It feels like and is just as much fun as riding straight into a brick wall.
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Old 02-16-2014, 04:19 AM   #24
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A blonde comes up to a river. There is no bridge or road but she can see another blonde across on the opposite bank.
"How do I get to the other side"? she shouts to the other blonde.
The other blonde rolls her eyes and sighs heavily.
"You dummy! You already are on the other side"!!
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Old 02-16-2014, 05:42 AM   #25
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Hi,

I'd like to run a technique by you guys. It's just theory for me but maybe you have tried it already.

Assuming one will walk aside the bike, how about strapping the bike in a (safe) way on one's shoulders to remove weight (not lift) mostly to the front and give oneself some extra traction, as if moving a big house appliance ?

(by safe, I mean, easy exit/cutoff from those straps if falling/tumbling/drowning)

Thanks.

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Old 02-16-2014, 05:47 AM   #26
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Hi,

I'd like to run a technique by you guys. It's just theory for me but maybe you have tried it.

Assuming one will walk aside the bike, how about strapping the bike in a (safe) way on one's shoulders to remove weight (not lift) mostly to the front and give oneself some extra traction, as if moving a big house appliance ?

(by safe, I mean, easy exit/cutoff from those straps if falling/tumbling/drowning)

Thanks.
Send us the video so we can decide.
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:00 AM   #27
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Send us the video so we can decide.
and don't forget to wear your SCUBA!
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Old 02-16-2014, 06:55 AM   #29
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Hi all ! 3 of us were riding last weekend and got to a small pond on one of the trails . After trying to figure out where to try to cross it for a few minutes I said the following : We don't HAVE to go this way , we can always turn around , I would rather not drown my bike . So , if you have to go that way , fine , take a risk . If not turn around . We turned around .
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Old 02-16-2014, 07:14 AM   #30
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Hi all ! 3 of us were riding last weekend and got to a small pond on one of the trails . After trying to figure out where to try to cross it for a few minutes I said the following : We don't HAVE to go this way , we can always turn around , I would rather not drown my bike . So , if you have to go that way , fine , take a risk . If not turn around . We turned around .
What fun is that?
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