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Old 03-05-2013, 03:47 PM   #121
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Been a while since I've been this amazed!

Good to hear you came out of this far better than could be expected after watching you lose control.

I agree..not covering the levers in technical sections is unwise.

I rode a Suzuki back in the 80s...probably the same suspension as yours. A KTM would have handled that drop no problem:)
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #122
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It's only a flesh wound! 'Tis not! You just rode off a cliff!
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Old 03-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #123
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Joe, you are a tough sum bitch. Fall off a cliff on the bike and only get bruises. I could not image riding with bruised ribs.

Glad you made it through OK.

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Old 03-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #124
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Things can get out of control very quickly, glad you were not seriously injured.
Nice bunch of people and professionals who stepped up.
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #125
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First and foremost, glad you are ok!

Like others, I literally gasped when you started going over and winced when you landed . I also chuckled at your comments and admired the scenery

Here's to better rides (at least the endings) in your future!

P.S. If you have a chance to comment on the gear you were wearing, that would be swell. Thanks!
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Old 03-05-2013, 05:26 PM   #126
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... Did you ever figure out what was wrong with the bike? I mean besides having been dropped off two 12 foot cliffs?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:43 PM   #127
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Thanks for sharing your story. It gave me food for thought.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:46 PM   #128
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Glad to hear your OK. I know how the rib thing is (if I remember right, I think you were on that trip).

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Old 03-05-2013, 08:15 PM   #129
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Joe, I'm really glad you were able to walk away from that.

The video about made me crap my pants, but luck was with you that day - landing in the sand, minimal injuries, competent riding partner, and help reasonably close at hand. And I completely understand the decision to abandon the TAT - it was the right call.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:40 PM   #130
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12' cliff my ass. That was no more than 12". Man the fook up and quit dramatizing a little scuff.

On a serious note. Joe, I am VERY happy to hear you are OK. Sorry to hear your ride turned out so adventurous. you clearly just had a snap of bad luck, followed by a leap of luck as the bike tumbled down.

Hope all goes well.
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:54 PM   #131
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I'm kinda thinking that 'layin her down' was actually the only possible way out of that one. Even then you'd have had to have reacted damned fast.

Certainly impressive and congrats on coming out of that one so well.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:36 PM   #132
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Great story. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:43 PM   #133
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Wow. That video really drives home how we need to be prepared for anything on these adventures.

Great advice on keeping the Spot on you rather than the bike.

I noticed your Neduro mirrors lived thru the crash too. A real testament to them! I am going to have to buy a couple of those.

I hope you are feeling better and hope to see more ride reports from you in the future!
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:59 PM   #134
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You scared the shit out of me on that one Joe. Once I saw the step, I saw the crash coming a mile away. I knew you were out when you flopped over on your side right after.

Dude, I'm just glad you're OK. msbianca sends her warmest regards as well.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #135
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Glad you are still with us wow!
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