I knew better, but...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by tj., Nov 3, 2016.

  1. tj.

    tj. Adventurer

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    I thought I would go out on the trails a few weeks ago. So I made my way into some forestry area close by. Arrived at the entry...a few guys havin a bbq lunch,exchanged waves as I rode in. I knew going in that I had the wrong tires for the sand, but went anyway. Within a few minutes I dug the front in and she went over. Picked her back up and rode out...gave the lunch crowd some laughs tho.
    I knew better, but I had to go...no? lol

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  2. 51%

    51% ReadyToRide

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    No shame in that. Next time take lunch and eat after you pick it up. Ride back out and no one's the wiser LOL.
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  3. flei

    flei cycletherapist

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    So..... why did you stop riding and leave? :dunno Isn't this what is supposed to happen when you ride off-road?
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  4. tj.

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    Road tires on sand...was just going to happen over and over.
    Went over to a different trail after that...much better.
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  5. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    The trick is to always keep the front wheel in the elevated position.
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  6. tj.

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    Believe me, I tried...heavy pig. Back wheel just kept diggin into the sand...shinkos 705's.
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  7. Max L

    Max L Duct Tape

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    sand = go in fast lots o throttle till speed slightly increases or maintains. Unless you have sand tires... (and even then stopping takes a bit o throttle. tire pressure as low as possable
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  8. juno

    juno Long timer

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    If you call that sand don't ride in Florida!
    Sand sucks!
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  9. Reload270

    Reload270 M R Ducks!

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    Nothing wrong with that! My KLR spent most of it's life napping in the sand!
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  10. ErikMotoMan

    ErikMotoMan Clearwater Lights and HELITE airbags Save Lives!

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    If it feels wrong it is wrong! Lesson: heed your own warning signals... it took me a long time to come to this realization.
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  11. Sootgrinder

    Sootgrinder Adventurer

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    At least sand is a usually a soft spot to lay down for a brief nap.
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