How to cross a flooded road?

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by eric2, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. eric2

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    hope he finds the bike
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  2. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    fuck
    poor bastard
    a for effort
    saved his bag and self.
    now what to tell the insurance investigator.
    cheers
    he's no piker
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  3. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    :eek1 That got really deep, really fast. He's lucky he was able to get out of the current, it looked like there were plenty of things in the river to get snagged on and then drowned.
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  4. OrangeYZ

    OrangeYZ Been here awhile

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  5. Garp

    Garp Long timer

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    Really?

    More like an F for F@cking stupid.
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  6. anotherguy

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    Too wide,too shallow and moving too fast. I;m a risk taker and I would have turned around on that one.
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  7. Navy Chief

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    exactly, he tried to cross a flooded road with fast moving water and was surprised when it did not work out well? :huh
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  8. gearheadE30

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    Man, that was some fast water to try to ride through... I'm pretty cautious, I guess, but if I can't see the bottom or if it's visibly moving fast, I don't risk it, or I walk it first. Man, that would suck to lose a bike like that...
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  9. OrangeYZ

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    Don't tell them anything, they'll cancel your policy on account of being a retard. Buy a new bike and pretend you were just tired of the last one.
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  10. KX50002

    KX50002 NooB, my ass

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    +1
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  11. fallingoff

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    Well this adventure
    Not kindergarten
    Go home
    Or go for it
    He stopped studied
    Had a go
    You never know if you don't try
    Sometimes shit happens
    Yep a for effort
    Cheers
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  12. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

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    People make mistakes
    That's why you have insurance
    How quick we are to judge
    Crossed a river last week
    Looked about the same
    Very slippery bottom
    Started running on one cylinder
    Made it
    Next bloke didn't
    Needed help
    That's just the way life is.
    Cheers
    He made a error
    Poor bloke
    But he lived through it
    What a adventure to tell the gran kids
    When they are wrapped in cotton wool
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  13. kyns

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    Pfff.
    I would have gone for it too, didn't look too bad.

    Maybe the guy knew the area and felt it's no biggie.
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  14. C/1/509

    C/1/509 Why?

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    Really hard to tell from the camera. It looked like a whole lot of water though.
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    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    That's what I was thinking too, it looked fast but didn't seem deep enough to really be a problem, and it was shallow, at least at first... Unfortunately for him and his bike, it got deep.
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  16. dirty_t

    dirty_t Been here awhile

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    Yeah - maybe the last two times the road was flooded like that he just zipped right across. :norton
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  17. kniepm

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    In case of a water landing ...
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  18. glasswave

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    As an experienced river runner I can state with authority, that he's very lucky to be alive. Trees and brush combined with even a slight current (called strainers) are one of the most common causes for drownings on the river. Flood waters are especially dangerous. He could have easily been pinned under that tree he swam through and that would have been all she wrote. Foot entrapment is another serious dander even in quite shallow swift water. Generally speaking, swift water beyond knee deep should be avoided w/o rescue systems already in place.

    His willingness to proceed without having pre scouted the entire route/channel shows that he has little respect/knowledge about the dangers of swift water. In any case by frame 1:10 it should have been abundantly clear that the channel ahead was much deeper and swifter than any thing before it (especially considering that it was shot with an ultra-wide POV cam). It was an absolutely fool hardy decision to continue. He's lucky he only lost his bike.
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  19. glasswave

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    Don't. Would be my general advice.

    I came to a screeching halt when 10" of water came shooting across the the road a few minutes down the road after crossing this quebrada near Banos, Ecuador.

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    It was a good decision, because w/in a few minutes after stopping the channel looked like this.

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    And the channel behind me looked like this (as you can see, this was shot well after the peak flow):

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    Although I was trapped for 6 hours, I still have my bike and my life because I had respect for flood waters.
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    anybody know where i can get a black drz400 cheap??
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