Attention Please: Will the owner of the red Honda...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by dhaynes, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    ...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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  2. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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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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  3. BRAAAP

    BRAAAP Lil' RC!

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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. :D
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  4. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    I hope their breakfasts are better than their lunches :lol3

    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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  5. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    That hurts just watching it.

    I would have done the same thing, swerved right.

    Dang.
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  6. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro SupercĂ zzola

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    I'm just amazed you walked away from it. :clap Any word on how the kid is? :ear
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  7. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    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 :1drink
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  8. malignity

    malignity The Hurt Locker

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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. :(

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=771758
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  9. Mac

    Mac Long timer

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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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  10. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    Heh - I'm certain there is! Damn kids won't stay off my lawn!! :lol3
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  11. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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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...

    Gives me the hebe gebes!
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  12. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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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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  13. dhaynes

    dhaynes Alpha geek

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    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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  14. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    We do not have any one way trails around here, and they are all open to trucks, bikes, horses.
    In a crash, its not like on the street, no one I know has never called the police for an accident report.
    Its not like they could get there.
    Crashes, running into a tree, and I suppose another bike is all part of the risk.
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  15. jnorton1

    jnorton1 Been here awhile

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    Damn. Glad you are alright.
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    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.[/QUOTE]

    Apologies go a long way.
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  17. Shocktower

    Shocktower Long timer

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    You are a lot nicer than me, I pretty much would have chewed his butt, and then spoke with his parent about maybe getting him some lesson, did you notice tenis shoes on the kid riding :eek1 jeans :huh hoody that is not good gear. I am glad you did not get injured :clap he did have it pinned just a little to much for a blind hill
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  18. lineareagle

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    I'm thinking if there are no one way trails I would be riding with a whip flag. Could have just as easily crested that hill and run into a 4 wheeler.

    He certainly did fixate and the bike followed his eyes.

    So fortunate.
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  19. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    "So I don't over ride my sight lines."

    That's some A+ riding advice right there!

    I don't think it would have been bad form to walk over and ask the kid if he's OK, give him a hand getting to his feet, and then spinning him around and kicking his ass down the hill while cursing his parents lack of birth control discipline... but that's just me. :gerg
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  20. ObiJohn

    ObiJohn Screaming Banshee

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    Wow! Lucky neither of you was injured (requiring a doctor's visit, versus 'hurt' requiring some ice, advil, etc.).

    I don't know how such an accident can be avoided, because you were on the right side of the trail going up, and the other rider (as you said) looked right at you and rode right into you, even veering to his left to do so. A flag wouldn't have made any difference here... maybe the only thing that would have made a difference is to consciously ride to the extreme right of the trail near the top to the point of maybe riding off the trail.

    On a steep uphill like this I'm going to be on the throttle to ensure I have enough momentum to carry me over the top... and I'm going to be light on the throttle as I crest/float over and start the descent. But even so, this is a great (or maybe not so great, if you are the rider) example of how one can do things right and still get nailed.

    BTW, where was this? The trail looks great, except for that flying red obstacle near the top of hills.
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