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Bump Stop 10-29-2012 08:19 AM

MX tracks can be dangerous
 
I almost took a guy's head off yesterday, he was on his stomach under his bike with one of his legs wrapped around the bars on a blind landing of a jump. His body was perpendicular to the track and the trajectory of my bike was right at his neck, my front tire landed between five to ten feet from his body and I luckily managed to get my bike turned and missed him. I pulled his bike off of him and man was he happy to be alive!:lol3

viverrid 10-30-2012 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Bump Stop (Post 19923512)
...he was on his stomach under his bike with one of his legs wrapped around the bars on a blind landing of a jump.

If the track is configured that way, the operators (is this a commercial track that charges admission?) need a flagger at that jump. Just having people sign a release won't cut it. If it's just a place where people informally ride.....

Dubl-A 10-30-2012 02:19 PM

OUCH (For him) glad no one was seriously injured!

Barnone 10-31-2012 02:21 PM

MX tracks can be dangerous. And I have the scars to prove it.

JettPilot 11-01-2012 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by viverrid (Post 19934024)
. Just having people sign a release won't cut it......

Signing a release ??? Not worth the paper it is written on... You can NOT sign away other peoples rights !!!! Just try to sign away your wifes rights in Divorce court and see how well that goes :) Even if the rider himself does not sue, or is not alive to, his wife, children, parents, can still sue.

It is a refreshing change to hear about a crash avoided rather than the usual pain we see here :clap

Mike

ragtoplvr 11-01-2012 07:10 PM

I used to flag corners for the free admission and the fun of watching the race up close and personal.

Rod

Bump Stop 11-02-2012 01:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by viverrid (Post 19934024)
If the track is configured that way, the operators (is this a commercial track that charges admission?) need a flagger at that jump. Just having people sign a release won't cut it. If it's just a place where people informally ride.....

It's a practice track that is managed by the city. I'm just glad I didn't have more speed. I was mid throttle (rpm) 3rd gear, you need to be in fourth to clear the flat. sends a chill up my spin to think how lucky we both were.

Wy'east 11-04-2012 11:18 AM

I've heard it said many a time, "Motorcycles are dangerous!"

Glad you both came out of it relatively unscathed.


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