How to Almost Die

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by springfish, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    1. CLEARLY explain to a friend that he's to ride parallel and about 20 yards from videographer.

    2. Tell the friend that he should NOT be taking the video as the passenger on your bike will handle it.

    3. Ride extremely fast!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=An9A7ou9ODA

    Yikes.
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  2. MaverickH1

    MaverickH1 Hummer H7 Rider

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    Jesus!

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    I think the only logical question I could ask right now is: How did you react?
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  3. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    At the time, I didn't. My focus was on the terrain ahead of me, my passenger (my wife) was in charge of video. In short, I executed my job as discussed. After we stopped and I let the whole 'incident' sink in, I was pretty pissed at the potential catastrophe and how close we all came to dying. Keep in mind we were in the MIDDLE of the Alvord Desert in south eastern Oregon, the most remote part of the country. IF we would of collided it's quite possible we would of died out there on the playa as no one would of been available to help us.

    This was day 2 of a 9 day dual-sport adventure. A few hours later, my wife broke her ankle after hitting a little sand while going 5 miles per hour.

    Anyone wanna take a trip with us!?!?!? :evil
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  4. Z0RR0

    Z0RR0 Been here awhile

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    You did not come close to dying.

    He should've, though.
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  5. 1stworks

    1stworks dude

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    that looked alittle scary...

    glad no one got hurt!!!
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  6. GISdood

    GISdood Been here awhile

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    Only if your dumbass buddy that likes high-speed fly-bys stays home. :D
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  7. MommysLittleMonster

    MommysLittleMonster Been here awhile

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    holy shit talk about buzzing the tower
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  8. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    Negative ghostrider, the pattern is full.
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  9. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    Anytime you crash a motorcycle you have a good chance of dying. Especially when your speed is in excess of 70 mph.
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  10. PrtclMn001

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    It didn't totally sink in just how bad that was until I saw the still frames showing the guy with one freakin' hand on the bars while the other was holding a camera in said situation (which was bad enough).

    Please tell me that at least semi-heated words were exchanged at the conclusion of this stunt?
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  11. killurtv

    killurtv free range moron

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    it doesn't get much closer than that!! the next step closer is collision!
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  12. MaverickH1

    MaverickH1 Hummer H7 Rider

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    What I like in particular is that the guy's attention NEVER shifts in those frames. After almost running into the OP AND his wife, his focus is STILL on the camera's screen.

    I mean... DAMN.
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  13. BlackFrog

    BlackFrog n00b

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    …we're lucky we didn't up in a pile on the playa.
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  14. GB

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    Not in Pics, pics, pics... Moved to the Riding forum.
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  15. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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    Funny, the still shots alone don't look all that dangerous, until watching the video and seeing that the two shots were 0.01 seconds apart!

    So where's his video?
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  16. kimel

    kimel I hit what?

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    Holy Crap! I almost needed clean undies and I was just sitting here at home watching. Dayyyyuuummmm.

    A doofus like that is only going to understand an ass kicking that leaves him wanting his mommy.
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  17. SgtDuster

    SgtDuster Long timer

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    :eek1


    Maybe you should engrave this with an old rusted nail onto his camera...he deserves it after all.




    Objects in camera screen are closer than they appear
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  18. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Why would you try to hold a camera in your hand, anyway? That seems inherently unsafe, even for a passenger. There are a bazillion ways to mount a hands free camera, even on a helmet.


    Of course, helmet cams will get you arrested in Maryland.


    Was this a stranger or a friend? I wouldn't bring the first on a multi-day ride, and I wouldn't make a thread on advrider excoriating the second.
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  19. springfish

    springfish Been here awhile

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    Friend. And he's a jack-ass. It was a close call, a mistake that won't be made again. Fun times.
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  20. MaverickH1

    MaverickH1 Hummer H7 Rider

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    Who needs enemies when you've got jack-ass friends like that? :clap
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