FOAF Crash in Idaho

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by HellSickle, Mar 29, 2012.

  1. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    Crash of a FOAF. Greg is currently laid up with 2 badly broken arms.

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    Skip to the 1 minute mark for the action. Images of those big rocks coming toward the rider are the kind of thing that will wake me up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.
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  2. lineareagle

    lineareagle philomath

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    Fuuuck. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch.

    Heal well, oh man, shivers.
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  3. shaddix

    shaddix Banned

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    Oh shit I watched that like five times....... making me rethink riding on dirt @_@;;;;;;;
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  4. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Shit. I wish him speedy recovery.
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  5. PineyMountainRacing

    PineyMountainRacing Oops....

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    Oh man, that was no rock, it's a friggin mountain :(
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  6. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    That looked bad.

    Just really bad timing.

    I am not big on rocks, and I think its nice there are none around here.
    Hope he heals up well.
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  7. Droptop50

    Droptop50 Been here awhile

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    Wow! Best wishes for a speedy recovery! That looked pretty bad.
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  8. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Heal fast and well.
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  9. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    GAWD! At least when I hit big solid shit I do it with my head and never remember the crash!

    Get well soon! :1drink
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  10. ride everything

    ride everything Been here awhile

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    F-king ouch! All the best after that one...
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  11. ragtoplvr

    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    every one of these I see only makes me even slower in the dirt. Soon I will be at walking speed.

    Heal well

    Rod
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  12. Iron Horse

    Iron Horse I Make Shit Up

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    Cripes Hells!!!!

    Owwwwwwwwww.

    I think I just threw up a little.

    Dayum, hope he heals up well and to 100%.

    fack.
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  13. Mike_a

    Mike_a aspiring adventurer

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    Ouch, this is one of the videos I have to keep watching over and over. So it pops into my mind whenever I'm about to do something dumb. Speedy recovery rider.
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  14. thumperpilot

    thumperpilot Thumper Pilot

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    :eek1

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  15. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    Wow .....no beuno.

    I imagine he is not going to be real thrilled to watch video, hope he heals up quick.
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  16. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    So much wide open space.....

    and he slams into a couple of boulders :eek1
    gave me the shivers.

    Heal fast rider!

    How much "healing" is the bike gonna need?



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  17. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Seriously, what are the odds that he bounces off of one boulder and chucks himself into the *other* boulder?

    100%, I guess. Yeesh... hope he heals fast.

    P.S. Mostly unrelated, but I wonder what the distro of bike accidents looks like. I'm guessing most occur within 5 minutes of starting riding (your head isn't in the game yet, thinking of all the riding you're going to do, on familiar turf) and 30 minutes of ending riding ("I'm sooo close to home!"). Even logically recognizing this, I think I do more stupid things pulling out of my neighborhood than I do out on the open road.
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  18. Bollocks

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    Heal fast mate.
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  19. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    I would imagine that we've all had OTE (Off-Trail Excursions) like this. Sometimes your guardian angel is amped up on lattes, and you are fine. Sometimes your GA is sneezing and sheet like this happens.

    I was coming down a baby head filled jeep trail a couple of years ago when the DRZ front end kicked out and I started swapping side in the middle of an aspen grove. It's amazing just how focused you become at times like this. I was eyeballing the big trees and rocks to my left one second, followed by the big trees and rocks to my right the next second. When the tires finally caught, I shot off the right side, missing a 2' tree by inches one side, and a 3' boulder by inches on the other. When the front end hit a juniper shrub, the bike endo'd, tossing me over the top. I did a backflip into the shrubs. Not a single scratch or bruise.

    Thank heavens for lattes.
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  20. blackx70

    blackx70 Been here awhile

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    Ouch!
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