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HellSickle 09-24-2012 09:42 AM

Side hill OTE (off trail excursion)
 
Don't do this. The rider must have hit his bars on a tree and launched off the side of the trail into a pile of rose bushes & dead timber. He landed below the bike, and miraculously escaped injury. If riding solo, it would have been impossible to get his bike back on the trail. We tied a tow strap to the front wheel and hoisted the bike out of the bushes.

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swann 10-02-2012 08:46 AM

Wow! Amazing there were no serious injuries! Ya know, four wheelers can get winches installed...wonder if some two wheelers should too. :D

Seth S 10-02-2012 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by swann (Post 19727397)
Wow! Amazing there were no serious injuries! Ya know, four wheelers can get winches installed...wonder if some two wheelers should too. :D


I sometimes carry a long medium duty ratchet strap for such occaisions. It doesn't take up to much space and might be the difference of walking out for help.. etc.

swann 10-02-2012 10:25 AM

Good thinking

rgoers 10-02-2012 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Seth S (Post 19727731)
I sometimes carry a long medium duty ratchet strap for such occaisions. It doesn't take up to much space and might be the difference of walking out for help.. etc.

I do the same... it takes a LONG time to move something that way, but it does get it moved. :-) In a lot of situations, after getting some tension on the strap, pulling on the center of the strap will get things to move a lot more distance, more quickly than just relying on the ratchet take-up.

XR650L_Dave 10-05-2012 02:15 PM

Damn orange bikes, always getting distracted and checking things out off the side of the trail...

Crenshaw 10-06-2012 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by XR650L_Dave (Post 19756320)
Damn orange bikes, always getting distracted and checking things out off the side of the trail...

Rainbow trail? I feel like I recognize that spot.

Good job getting it out, I always think about that type of situation when riding alone.

DRV 10-06-2012 07:56 AM

did that before!
 
Had a similar off trail experience slippery log got me... Ropes pulleys or ratchet straps good thing to bring along..

Nacho911 10-06-2012 08:07 PM

Are covert kit. 50 feet of 6 mm climbing rope and pulleys, binders, and some code. Also some prussik chord to make a 3-1 or 5-1 system. In a pinch if another rider has this kit go with a 9-1 rescue system. We used it for a Triumph 800xc that went about 15-20 feet over bank into trees. Took a lot of work to get it up still. A hand saw is also good to carry.

:D

HellSickle 10-06-2012 10:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Crenshaw (Post 19760540)
Rainbow trail? I feel like I recognize that spot.

Good job getting it out, I always think about that type of situation when riding alone.

Grizzly Helena trail

B1 10-07-2012 02:38 PM

each to their own, but the idea of dirt riding solo ain't for me. glad this guy wasn't injured.

+1 on the rope, i've got a light weight one that takes up little space but gets used all the time for pulling bikes out of trouble, and could tow a bike back to camp if needed.


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