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Old 04-02-2012, 08:45 AM   #31
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Brand new riding gear, flash bike, why do new riders get bikes that are to fast for their capabilities.BECAUSE IT"S FUN.... speedy recovery mate.
Didn't look like much fun to me...

It's a good idea to think about what can happen at whatever speed you happen to be going, and it's generally considered "bad riding form" to collide with stationary objects while on a KTM.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery and improved judgement.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:53 AM   #32
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Classic control reversal of a panic stricken rider. Notice how at the end, in a moment of confusion, he effectively steers the handlebars away from the big rock, which causes it to "suck" him directly into it.

The trouble we all have a threat level that will cause us to panic. Experienced riders simply have a higher threat-to-panic level. I know I still have it, and fight it after 41 years of riding.

God, that has to be awfully sore and horrible way of healing. He has my greatest sympathy.
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #33
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This thing you call panic... I do not understand this thing.

I don't always crash my motorcycle... but when I do, it isn't because I rode straight into a boulder.





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Old 04-02-2012, 01:27 PM   #34
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This thing you call panic... I do not understand this thing.

I don't always crash my motorcycle... but when I do, it isn't because I rode straight into a boulder.
Panic is when you focus your conscious energy on swerving around that thing in front of you by turning the handlebars away from it (i. e. steer instead of counter steer).

If the motorcycle missile world wanted to build a two wheeled missile intended to hit a target, the handlebars would be controlled in a manner that keeps trying to swerve around (turn away from) that target. I contend that m/c rider panic is when the swerve reflex takes over. It is a control paradox that surfaces when a rider is threatened by a life-or-death situation.

Many riding videos show that - an obstacle that should have been avoided based on sight lines etc, but wasn't.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:45 PM   #35
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Unless it is a life or death situation... is it really a situation?



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Old 04-02-2012, 07:28 PM   #36
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Wow, I sure wish him a speedy and complete recovery. It is hard to believe that 2 broken arms could be lucky but after seeing that I am so happy its not worse. Get well soon.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:15 PM   #37
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If that were me I'd delete the video because I'd wouldn't want to go through that again.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery....
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Old 04-03-2012, 01:10 AM   #38
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Has "broken arms" seen this video yet? i mean it must suck to be him but atleast he broke his arms EPICLY! for the next few months he will be able to answer the question, "how did you break both arms" (as said in a stupid voice). I mean who runs headlong into a rock the size of a small house going 40mph+, then literally flies though the air 15 feet to smash into another huge rock?!?!

But dude im sorry. Ive never crashed to hard on my bike but i was a passenger of a truck that ran headlong into a tree going 40mph. its hard to sleep afterwards. you just go over it over and over again in your head. you just see that tree coming (in your case a house sized stone) and you know your going to hit it.

just try and laugh about it.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:55 PM   #39
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Nasty. Saw the video and then found this thread. The fact it all goes black right at the moment of impact makes it seem even worse. I was wondering how the rider came out of that. It did not look good for him on the video. 2 broken arms I guess it good have been worse. Hope he has a full and speedy recovery. Did I mention that looked nasty?
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Old 04-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #40
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Obviously he was in no condition to ride back...Was this a 4x4 ride out of the riding area or a medivac helicopter ride? I've been on rides before when someone got injured and they were forced to ride out...had to swap bikes with another rider though. Riding a KX 125 to the nearest road while injured was easier than riding the CR 480 he rode in on.

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:02 PM   #41
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both arms are propped up in full casts. He cannot wipe himself. I hope he has a loving wife.
All he needs to do is drag his butt across the floor. My dog does it all the time.
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Old 04-05-2012, 07:20 PM   #42
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I didn't feel a thing

But more seriously both times I broke my leg one of my first thoughts was: "I'm supposed to work tonight" Yup sucks all ways 'round but those are the risks we accept when we go out to play the game.

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Old 04-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #43
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Good God, that was hard to watch, but watched it several times for selfish reasons - good to learn from the mistakes of others, so hopefully I don't repeat them.

Seemed like he was sitting down and cruising, and then he stood up and got on the gas. Looks like he saw the two rocks when he went off the trail, and went between them, only to nail the huge boulder, and then, to finalize the bad luck, landed on another large rock after leaving the bike.

Man, I feel for this guy. We have all blown it and left the trail at one time or another. Unfortunately for this guy, it was an incredibly bad spot to do so. Not sure what deflected him off the trail to begin with - it was not unusually rough. Probably just got on the gas a bit too much, chasing after his faster 2 stroke buddy and apparently pushing too hard. That is what I came away with - swallow pride, ride your own ride and keep on the smooth side and away from one's personal ragged edge, which is different for everyone.

Coincidentally, I just posted my own crash video in this forum. It has been awhile since I have had a truly hard impact off bike excusion. Got a bit complacent I think. Not complacent any more. Bikes - they are such effective teachers eh?

Heal well fellow rider. What a drag for you man. I hope you get back on your KTM someday and have fun with it, and not become another badly injured had to sell the bike statistic.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:00 PM   #44
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Seemed like he was sitting down and cruising, and then he stood up and got on the gas. Looks like he saw the two rocks when he went off the trail, and went between them, only to nail the huge boulder, and then, to finalize the bad luck, landed on another large rock after leaving the bike.
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Looked to me like he got his front tire on the berm to the left. To maintain balance, he turned into it and got sucked off the trail. Kinda like riding in a rut.
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:44 PM   #45
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Hope he is doing well. As a Paramedic/FF I felt sick to my stomach watching that. Very lucky to get away with only broken arms. Than God for that. A speedy recovery to you, and a lesson to all of us on how fast shit can happen to fuck you up.

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