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Old 03-10-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Pissed Attention Please: Will the owner of the red Honda...

...PLEASE GET IT THE F**K OFF OF MY FACE!

Young kid being a young kid - way too fast on a public trail, on a blind hill, riding on the left side of the trail and then target fixates... on my right eyeball :\

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Iyh1Gv8NKA

No permanent damage, bum wrist, one seriously sore back, some bruising. I rode it back to the trailer just fine.

The real pisser: I was on my way back from Missoula where I had them do a bunch of work to the bike including installing a TrailTech Vapor computer (which BTW is seriously cool device) and it crushed/severed the wire to the speedo :\ Got about 20 minutes out of it :\
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Old 03-10-2012, 07:54 PM   #2
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Glad you are relatively OK. Just wanted to say though that I love visiting your town. My aunt and uncle live in Belgrade. We have to go to the Three Forks Cafe at least once during our vacation for breakfast.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:21 AM   #3
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Glad you are relatively OK. Just wanted to say though that I love visiting your town. My aunt and uncle live in Belgrade. We have to go to the Three Forks Cafe at least once during our vacation for breakfast.
I hope their breakfasts are better than their lunches

When I want lunch locally I either ride over to Wheat Montana (fantastic food, though a limited menu) or on over to LaHood (take the Cardwell exit and head south for a few miles)

It's gorgeous weather here right now, I have a feeling summer is going to be ugly dry/hot since winter was so warm/dry.
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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ide start taking still shots of everything, and talk to his parents about getting that kid some riding lessons.


im upset for you. glad your okay and im also glad the other one is okay as well.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:54 PM   #5
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That hurts just watching it.

I would have done the same thing, swerved right.

Dang.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:13 PM   #6
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I'm just amazed you walked away from it. Any word on how the kid is?
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #7
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I'm just amazed you walked away from it. Any word on how the kid is?
I'm assuming he was fine, we both rode our bikes back to the parking lot and loaded our own bikes. He was upright and seemed fine.

I'm 99% today, only a sore spot in my back that has a good sized bruise with it. My wrist looked pretty buggered yesterday and hurt pretty good, I was sure it was going to be a while healing but today it's fine, zero pain and just a bit of bruising.

That's one good thing about being a Fat American... we bounce and roll really well
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:40 PM   #8
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I had essentially the same thing happen actually. We weren't so lucky to walk away, both of us were going extremely fast. Glad it was no permanent damage though to you or the bike. I had to get a whole new front end. :(

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Old 03-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #9
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The video makes me wonder if there is a post somewhere else on the internet complaining about some old geezer who was practically parked on the trail.

Glad you both came out relatively ok. Could have been much worse...
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:37 PM   #10
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The video makes me wonder if there is a post somewhere else on the internet complaining about some old geezer who was practically parked on the trail.

Glad you both came out relatively ok. Could have been much worse...
Heh - I'm certain there is! Damn kids won't stay off my lawn!!
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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The video makes me wonder if there is a post somewhere else on the internet complaining about some old geezer who was practically parked on the trail.
I'm probably the only one who thinks this was a no fault collision aside from the target fixation. When you ride dirt you are going to eventually have to outride your sightline. If this wasn't the case the OP could have seen the kid coming and avoided him but in reality needed to maintain momentum to crest the hill though in this instance he could have almost certainly gone slower and still made it up the hill..

As to positioning... it is a dirt two track not a road with lanes. And since neither the OP had crested the hill at the time of impact nor the kid started going down it, right of way to uphill traffic doesn't apply.

Shit happens, that is dirt riding and of course it is always the other guy's fault.


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Old 03-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #12
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When I was younger, there was an accident where we all rode locally.
One guy died with a handlebar through his chest and the other rider was stuck there injured for a while before someone came along. I heard about it but was not there.
Its always been my greatest fear on a motorcycle, hitting another bike head on.
So I don't over ride my sight lines.
That is no good on hills, but we don't have any around here.

This crash really could have been a LOT worse, glad it was not.
It sure looked like he rode right into you, going left right into you...

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:17 PM   #13
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So how does such a accident work as far as responsibility? Who pays for the damages? How do you assign blame?

I'm not going to comment on my thoughts as to whom is at fault here. But around here we only have one way trails and if someone is riding the wrong direction they are not only castrated but also hung upside down and dipped in honey over a fire ant mound.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:07 PM   #14
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So how does such a accident work as far as responsibility? Who pays for the damages? How do you assign blame?

I'm not going to comment on my thoughts as to whom is at fault here. But around here we only have one way trails and if someone is riding the wrong direction they are not only castrated but also hung upside down and dipped in honey over a fire ant mound.
No liability really - not like a driver's license or insurance is required on a dirt bike. They weren't one-way trails, I don't even think we have any of those around here. My Honda is plated and insured but I doubt there is more than a few hundred bucks of damage (radiator shroud and speedo wire for the Vapor and maybe a front brake line is all I spotted but still haven't gone over the bike yet)

If it had been completely insane behaviour and resulted in serious injury I'd have gotten his info, but he was just like I was at his age, a dumb kid not really cognizant of what could happen. I'm guessing that he (like me) will take the lesson seriously and not do the banzai thing down a blind hill any more. He apologized profusely which is what mattered most in this case IMO.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:23 PM   #15
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Damn. Glad you are alright.
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