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Old 07-12-2010, 12:49 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 07-12-2010, 01:08 PM   #2
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Jesus!





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

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Old 07-12-2010, 02:43 PM   #3
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Jesus!





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!?!?!?
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Old 07-12-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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You did not come close to dying.

He should've, though.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:04 PM   #5
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that looked alittle scary...

glad no one got hurt!!!
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:17 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 07-15-2010, 09:21 AM   #7
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Anytime you crash a motorcycle you have a good chance of dying. Especially when your speed is in excess of 70 mph.
If that were true, we would have lost most off the MotoGP and World Superbike racers by now. Those guys regularly crash at over 100 mph, mostly without any injuries at all.

You were on a totally flat lake bed. If you had full gear on, it would have been pretty tough to kill you just by running into you.
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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You did not come close to dying.
If contact was made, I would say the solo rider would have stayed upright and the OP (+wife) would have gone down (his back tire would have taken out the OPs front tire).

A bike is incredibly stable, as long as you don't upset that front wheel. (I took two deer strikes to the back wheel and stayed upright, one deer strike to the front wheel and went down.)
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:03 AM   #9
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Did you catch him after...
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #10
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If contact was made, I would say the solo rider would have stayed upright and the OP (+wife) would have gone down (his back tire would have taken out the OPs front tire).

A bike is incredibly stable, as long as you don't upset that front wheel. (I took two deer strikes to the back wheel and stayed upright, one deer strike to the front wheel and went down.)
And if the timing had been slightly different in another direction, one bike's front wheel could have made contact with the other bike's front wheel, and all three people are on the ground.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:04 PM   #11
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Anyone wanna take a trip with us!?!?!?
Only if your dumbass buddy that likes high-speed fly-bys stays home.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:10 PM   #12
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holy shit talk about buzzing the tower
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #13
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holy shit talk about buzzing the tower
Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.
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Old 07-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #14
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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?
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Old 10-25-2010, 06:11 PM   #15
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holy shit talk about buzzing the tower


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