How to cross a flooded road?

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

  1. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    Just use your head a little, and you should not get into a situation like this.

    And there´s simply no two words about it: the “river” was big enough, that he should have parked the bike, and walked first. Then I´m sure he would have looked far enough and seen, that it´s just not do-able at the moment. I hope other riders, who have seen this thread, will take notice. Swift water will always require you to be extremely careful.
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  2. fallingoff

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    yes I agree
    how many people have pulled out of rips at the beach, heaps.
    people just make a mistake
    do I have a go at them
    no
    an error in judgement
    rode through a fast flowing river crossing the other day.
    made it but the next bike did not.
    that's why we pay insurance
    our lack of judgement
    someone else's
    gods act
    cheers
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  3. Pecha72

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    This one you haven´t really figured out yet how it works, buddy.
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  4. fallingoff

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    Why it could have been me
    But it wasn't
    So that's why I pay insurance
    To protect myself
    And others from
    My or their mistakes.
    Life is to be lived
    He made a calculated risk
    And he gambled wrong
    He lost his bike
    But he won as he is alive
    And able to tell a good story
    That's what a adventure is
    Cheers.
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  5. Garp

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    If that was calculated, then he's really not good with numbers.
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  6. Pecha72

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    No insurance in this world is gonna do anything for YOU, if you end up sleeping with the fishes. I say this guy had a better chance than 1 in 10 to end up exactly that way. You might call that adventure, I call it stupidity.
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  7. fallingoff

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    Well anything you do has some risk in it.
    Well you better not come for a ride with me then.
    I'm old and pretty tame.
    Fall over a lot you know.
    Could do myself a serious injury.
    But to me that's just part of the adventure.
    The main problem was that once he was committed
    There was no turning back.
    I was not there and neither were you
    So putting odds on it is a bit silly.
    Still it's a great instructional video.
    No depth gauges.
    Which is one of the things I check first.
    Still he made a bad risk assessment .
    I'm sure most people have done that at least once in their lives.
    Cheers
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  8. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    He made two mistakes...

    1. Trying to cross the flooded area...

    2. Posting the video so the world could see the incredible foolishness of his attempt...

    But it is a great teaching tool.

    Have experienced water rescues and water recoveries.

    Young drowning victims are some of the saddest of family tragedies as almost all could have been avoided.

    NFE
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  9. Pecha72

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    Maybe you have some problems to separate bravery and stupidity.
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  10. fallingoff

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    no bravery
    is when you do something for somebody else
    stupidity is someone who doesn't know the real meaning of life
    yeh i'm a risk taker
    all my life
    at work and play
    still here
    but in pain everyday
    do the same again yes.
    a parent that looks after their kids
    is brave
    a charity worker is brave
    cheers
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  11. glasswave

    glasswave Been here awhile

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    :lol3 :rofl :lol3

    good one!!!
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  12. ericos

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    We don't know, He may have been let down by his religion.
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  13. Pecha72

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    But if everything including religion fails, there´s always insurance to sort it out.
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  14. ABHooligan

    ABHooligan The Flying Mythos

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    Some things I
    Wonder about when coming
    To a flooded road include
    Is a thin layer of mud over asphalt gonna
    Make the road surface veerrrrryyyy slippery
    Knee-deep isn't too bad unless I
    Wander into a ditch
    Or maybe the road is washed out
    And it goes from knee-deep
    To neck deep very quickly
    We don't have much local flooding
    Here but I always talk myself
    Into turning around
    I may not be an adventurer but
    I don't want to count on a National Guard chopper
    Or my insurance to save me
    He made a bad decision
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  15. glasswave

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    If you can't gauge the depth all the way across with certainty, then I'd walk the entire route. If the water is moving with any real velocity, there won't be much in the way of mud on the bottom so slippery surfaces is usually not much of a problem. :ear

    Moss is an exception, some times moss grows on the pavement were the river crosses and can be slicker than snot. :eek1
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  16. johnson

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    I would have asked the people on the side of the road, if no one there then walk some of it.

    If I rode in, I'd stop at around 0:55-0:57.
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