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FOAF Crash in Idaho

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

  1. muddbutt

    muddbutt Pork Chop Expert

    Aug 1, 2010
    Farmington Hills, MI
    All he needs to do is drag his butt across the floor. My dog does it all the time. :huh
  2. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

    May 14, 2006
    New Melbourne, Newfoundland
    I didn't feel a thing:lol3

    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.

    I'll have a beer for your full recovery:1drink
  3. Duken4evr

    Duken4evr Been here awhile

    Mar 10, 2011
    Parker, CO
    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. :eek1

    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.
  4. HellSickle

    HellSickle Scone Rider

    Sep 19, 2005
    Fort Collins
    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.
  5. Nacho911

    Nacho911 Been here awhile

    Sep 29, 2009
    Alberta Rocky Mountains Canada
    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.


    Ride safe all have a great summer!
  6. GusinCA

    GusinCA Been here awhile

    Oct 5, 2009
    Newport Beach, California
    I wonder how many Hero cam crashes we'll see these days since they are getting so popular...

    And to the people who say this kind of video makes them reconsider riding at all, i say slow down.

    I did, I trail ride now, toddling along at 10-12 mph, and if I crash it's usually at 3mph. I just have a wimpy little WR250R and i gave up the bigger bikes because they like to whisper "twist it, feel that power!"...

    Speed hurts, it just does. Nature never intended for us to go much faster than a brisk jog or a quick sprint to catch some prey.

    Quick healing my friend...
  7. Dave in Wi

    Dave in Wi Long timer

    Feb 25, 2007
    Madison WI (40 Square Miles Surrounded By Reality)
    Ouch, finally saw the video, most of them don't show up on Tapatalk. Update us on his condition if you can.

    I had to Google FOAF, that was a new one on me.
  8. AZchris

    AZchris Adventurer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Prescott, AZ
    Holy crap, thats nuts!!!!
  9. EagleTalons

    EagleTalons XT350

    Aug 22, 2011
    Forsyth, Montana
    I normally don't squirm when I watch crash videos, but oh my god! That looked terrible! Wish him a speedy recovery.
  10. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

    Sep 8, 2010
    Southern New Jersey
    I don't think it has to be as slow as 10 to 12 mph.
    After my last crash I got a tw200, so instead of 70 mph I can do 45 mph with the same level of thrills.
    And everyone knows when they are pushing their limits, or should know...

    Oddly, my last crash was at about 10 or 15 mph and i got the helicopter ride to the hospital and a nice vacation.
    Its more to do with what you hit on how heavy of a bike, then speed.
    I can't say I ever crashed when going real fast and pushing it, its mostly going slow in thick sand, but there are no rocks or cliff's around here...
    You CAN go slow in thick sand on a TW200, but its still a lot of work.

  11. Go Irish75

    Go Irish75 Been here awhile

    Jan 9, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI
    Holy crap. Most crash videos I can watch over and over, but this one I only needed to watch once and that will be enough. The image of him flying sideways through the air and landing on the rock just made my whole body squirm. I wish him a speedy recovery. Thanks for sharing.
  12. rgoers

    rgoers Been here awhile

    Apr 27, 2011
    Northern Utah
    CRaaaaaaaP! Ouch! Hope he heals up quickly! When he gets back on a bike, hoping he starts riding within his abilities... He was clearly going too fast through this section!
  13. baglien

    baglien Trail Master

    Jun 15, 2005
    Cumming, Ga - Aquone, NC
    That huge rock came out of no where!
  14. East Coast Rider

    East Coast Rider Just Me...

    Nov 8, 2007
    Stuck somewhere in motorcycle Purgatory

    Holy crap!! Heal up, rider.
  15. snarf

    snarf WFO and clueless

    Aug 21, 2007
    Wichita, KS
    Aww snap... that was NUTS! Best wishes to your buddy! Hope he heals up fast!
  16. Colorado Col Rider

    Colorado Col Rider Living a dream

    May 18, 2009
    Rocky Mountains
    :poser WTF, Lol. No I didn't see that. I saw some going too fast and then a lot of shitty luck! Gonna have to look out for those large rocks that have their own special gravity to suck people in, if they're not countersteering correctly! Especially the one that sucked him right out of the sky into it! Poor guy needed wings not countersteering!:rofl

    In all seriousness that sucks, not laughing at the misfortune of the rider... what shitty shitty luck. Hope you feel better, and don't toss the video, 10 years from now it will be a hit!
  17. VxZeroKnots

    VxZeroKnots Long timer

    Jun 5, 2008
    Durango CO
    I also think counter steering had nothing to do with it, dirt bikes on uneven terrain are completely different than a street bike. Especially since in many situations you are steering and using wheel spin to turn, even at high speeds.. To me it looked like the big rock was hidden behind some scrub and he was just trying to get back on the trail and got unlucky.

    My question is did his arms break on the bars when he hit the first rock or when he hit the ground? Maybe if I saw the rock I'd think differently but I'm surprised he didn't scorpion over the bars. Shit luck man, heal well, but at least your spine and head are still in working order.
  18. JDK111

    JDK111 Been here awhile

    Jun 22, 2010
    W. Canada
    Go through the vid frame by frame, just before he hits the big rock -- I guess you didn't see the 2 smaller rocks right where he went off the trail. He hit the first one (you can hear him say 'whoa') and was along for the ride after this. There was no recovery and he wasn't sucked into anything. He was thrown into the big rock... then bounced over it into the second rock on the other side of the trail..

    Hope he heals up fast.
  19. SQ Beemer

    SQ Beemer Been here awhile

    Nov 15, 2011
    Westwood, CA
    Eeeeeek. Hope he heels quickly and rides slowly.
  20. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Adventurer

    Oct 1, 2009
    Ouch. The sound was the worst.

    I don't know the rider, but I think he might have made the simple mistake of trying to keep up with the rider ahead of him rather than riding the trail at a speed that suited his skills. I think we've all been there at some point.

    Pretty shitty luck that the rock was right there, but then again, the first frame of the video seems to have some foreshadowing.

    I wish him an effective recovery, because I don't think it will be speedy. . . . .