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Old 01-30-2013, 02:06 PM   #193
Ginger Beard
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Location: Sunny Northern Cuba (aka: South Florida)
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Originally Posted by Grreatdog View Post
One of the guys in that pic got thrown down in a sugar sand swamp and broke a couple of ribs on a stump. Sand usually hurts a lot less in a crash. But what is in the sand .... not so much. Same guy broke his ankle in the same swamp a couple of years ago in one of those bottomless log skidder ruts at like zero miles per hour.
Going from forty to nothing flat in zero feet is no fun!!

The flip side is a flat lander like me goes to the mountains the frist time and tries turning with the foot out fan the clutch "style" learned down south in sand. That was a painful lesson about rocks and toes. I have learned to switch back and forth between riding styles when I haul the bike back to the SC Sea Islands.
I thought it was just me. I did that on one of my first rides in NC. Felt like that buck you get trying to kick start an old air cooled open class two smoke!
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