I Fell Yesterday

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by 5 Hour Butt, May 4, 2014.

  1. 5 Hour Butt

    5 Hour Butt Been here awhile

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    I fell yesterday while riding through a sub-division area where the road passed under the surface of a shallow stream. When I got to the stream it was only 6 inches deep and as I crossed it I discovered the concrete was covered with a light brown moss. Sadly for me a really strong gust of wind hit me and it caused my R1200GS to slip out from under me and fall down because the moss was slipperier than ice. Due to the moss I was able to easily slide the bike around to position it to pick it up and get going. One other nice thing occurred. It was that a young guy in a car came up behind me and got out and helped me pick the bike up. Once we got it up I was able to put it on the side stand and straighten the mirror from it being pushed around and I was happy to see there was no damage to the bike. One other nice thing is I have valve cover protectors on the bike that kept it from being damaged.:evil
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  2. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    dont feel bad it happens to the best of us

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  3. Jamesx2

    Jamesx2 Been here awhile

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    Thats hard to watch. I said ouch when that one guy high sided
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  4. jdbalt

    jdbalt Been here awhile

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  5. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Been here awhile

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    Our local boat ramps get that stuff. . . You can't even stand on it. If a rear wheel drive vehicle gets its wheels on it then it is going in the lake
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  6. Little Bike

    Little Bike Air/Clutz Sue

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    the guy in the white shorts was nice to help pick up bikes. :D

    A couple of those - owwwwwww.
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  7. RFVC600R

    RFVC600R SAND EATER!

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    Fuck yeah! Even them Dakar boys go down once in a while. It's real fun to watch.

    TBH it looks like they could be a bit faster through the turn, thank god they didn't. Do they communicate these type of obstacles??
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  8. SGBoy

    SGBoy New Guy

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    Ouch! That has to hurt even with the gear.
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  9. raj914

    raj914 Frustrated Adventurer

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    :clap nice to know that you are not seriously injured.
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  10. SloMo228

    SloMo228 World Class Cheapass

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    In a couple of those clips it looks like the spectators try to wave the riders down, maybe to warn them? Or maybe they want them to speed up for better crashes. :lol3
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  11. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    there are other vids from a totally other water crossing during Dakar that this exact same thing happened..

    watch the fuzzy green water crossin's is the moral to the story...
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