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springfish 07-12-2010 12:49 PM

How to Almost Die
 
1. CLEARLY explain to a friend that he's to ride parallel and about 20 yards from videographer.

2. Tell the friend that he should NOT be taking the video as the passenger on your bike will handle it.

3. Ride extremely fast!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An9A7ou9ODA

Yikes.

MaverickH1 07-12-2010 01:08 PM

Jesus!

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/untitled.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/v.../untitled2.jpg

I think the only logical question I could ask right now is: How did you react?

springfish 07-12-2010 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaverickH1
Jesus!

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/v...1/untitled.jpg

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/v.../untitled2.jpg

I think the only logical question I could ask right now is: How did you react?

At the time, I didn't. My focus was on the terrain ahead of me, my passenger (my wife) was in charge of video. In short, I executed my job as discussed. After we stopped and I let the whole 'incident' sink in, I was pretty pissed at the potential catastrophe and how close we all came to dying. Keep in mind we were in the MIDDLE of the Alvord Desert in south eastern Oregon, the most remote part of the country. IF we would of collided it's quite possible we would of died out there on the playa as no one would of been available to help us.

This was day 2 of a 9 day dual-sport adventure. A few hours later, my wife broke her ankle after hitting a little sand while going 5 miles per hour.

Anyone wanna take a trip with us!?!?!? :evil

Z0RR0 07-12-2010 02:53 PM

You did not come close to dying.

He should've, though.

1stworks 07-12-2010 03:04 PM

that looked alittle scary...

glad no one got hurt!!!

GISdood 07-12-2010 03:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by springfish
Anyone wanna take a trip with us!?!?!? :evil

Only if your dumbass buddy that likes high-speed fly-bys stays home. :D

MommysLittleMonster 07-12-2010 03:10 PM

holy shit talk about buzzing the tower

springfish 07-12-2010 03:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MommysLittleMonster
holy shit talk about buzzing the tower

Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.

springfish 07-12-2010 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Z0RR0
You did not come close to dying.

He should've, though.

Anytime you crash a motorcycle you have a good chance of dying. Especially when your speed is in excess of 70 mph.

PrtclMn001 07-12-2010 03:23 PM

It didn't totally sink in just how bad that was until I saw the still frames showing the guy with one freakin' hand on the bars while the other was holding a camera in said situation (which was bad enough).

Please tell me that at least semi-heated words were exchanged at the conclusion of this stunt?

killurtv 07-12-2010 03:31 PM

it doesn't get much closer than that!! the next step closer is collision!

MaverickH1 07-12-2010 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PrtclMn001
It didn't totally sink in just how bad that was until I saw the still frames showing the guy with one freakin' hand on the bars while the other was holding a camera in said situation (which was bad enough).

Please tell me that at least semi-heated words were exchanged at the conclusion of this stunt?

What I like in particular is that the guy's attention NEVER shifts in those frames. After almost running into the OP AND his wife, his focus is STILL on the camera's screen.

I mean... DAMN.

BlackFrog 07-12-2010 04:31 PM

And I felt bad for wrecking our vaca with my broken ankle…
 
…we're lucky we didn't up in a pile on the playa.

GB 07-12-2010 06:03 PM

Not in Pics, pics, pics... Moved to the Riding forum.

OrangeYZ 07-12-2010 06:33 PM

Funny, the still shots alone don't look all that dangerous, until watching the video and seeing that the two shots were 0.01 seconds apart!

So where's his video?


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