FOAF Crash in Idaho

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

  1. Fronnzy

    Fronnzy Been here awhile

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    i came off at about that speed into some hard pack last year. that hurt like crazy, had a concussion, bruised ribs and pinched nerve. hitting a boulder? wow. that would hurt way more, no wonder bones broke.

    have a speedy recovery mate.
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  2. pzs

    pzs Been here awhile

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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.
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  3. muskieken

    muskieken Been here awhile

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    that's what you say siting at the keyboard,
    but a little 2 stroke smoke in the lungs,
    it takes over and it ball's to the wall's

    we all say it,
    but once you click the key on
    it all forgotten
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  4. bwokentoof

    bwokentoof Pollyanna Man

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    My boss once told me in the parking lot at work that my rear tire was too bald to be safe so that night I swapped a new one on. While trail testing it the next day I took out both hands in a grass hidden rut and missed the next two months of work.

    I feel your pain

    Heal well, heal soon
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  5. mikerd400

    mikerd400 Long timer

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    Damn!! I wish him a speedy and full recovery.
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  6. Guano11

    Guano11 Stop me if you've heard this one....

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    Holy Sheizen! That startled the hell out of me....and I was braced for impact!
    Here's to a full and speedy recovery for your buddy. :beer
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  7. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    That is a nightmare crash right there. Heal fast and heal well.
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  8. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    Any word on how he is doing?
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  9. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

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    both arms are propped up in full casts. He cannot wipe himself. I hope he has a loving wife.
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  10. Scott_PDX

    Scott_PDX Leisure Engineer

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    If "broken arms" is reading this, heal fast rider. We feel for ya.

    Nice hang time BTW.
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  11. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    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. :freaky
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  12. Unca Fud

    Unca Fud nrpetersen

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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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  13. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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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.


    [​IMG]


    Stay thirsty my friend.
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  14. Unca Fud

    Unca Fud nrpetersen

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    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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  15. lemieuxmc

    lemieuxmc Banned

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    Unless it is a life or death situation... is it really a situation?

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    Stay thirsty my friend.
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  16. LetItRoll

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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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  17. duck

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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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  18. Casejeep

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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. :freaky
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  19. mrkartoom

    mrkartoom Lurker Extraordinaire

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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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  20. Tech23

    Tech23 Been here awhile

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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.

    Tech23
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