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Discussion in 'Tejas and the Gulf States' started by DirtyDog, Dec 4, 2012.
What happened? I have been wondering that my self. After mass quantities of 3.2% thought provoking self medication, this is my theroy....I came upon a rocky up hill, watched everyone else go up it, now my turn. My eyes evaluate, rocks, uphill, off camber, and a faint path. Brain says, OK, no problem. Just go here and stay on the gas and try to miss the bigger rocks. Everybody part ready???? GO!!!
Start the climb, all good. ooops WHAT??? Forward momentum lost- excess gravity pulls the bike to the left. PANIC! Extend left leg to reach ground....FAIL! Put foot back on peg, brain says GAS IT, that's when the right wrist was sleeping. Gravity is winning and my leg will soon be crushed between the bike and the rocks. Abandon ship...mayday, mayday!! So I kick away from the bike, that is already about 90* to the horizon. My dog like reflexes kick in and I land flat on my back in the rocks. 100db noise escapes me. OUCH, or something like that. x-rays Friday.
X-Rays? As in you might have damaged something?
Sounds like he may have a flaming case of the Newners.
Naaa...maybe just cracked/bruised ribs!:eek1
Duct tape and beer....... your back on the road..
Back on the road Sunday!! OAT ride around my area
Joe...didja bust some ribs...??
Back in late '72 I had just suffered a get off at the San Jose Mile...limped my sore ass back to the truck when I passed Dick Mann...he was seated and trying to figure out how to put a boot over a very swollen left foot. I stood there for a moment awed...Dick Mann for crying out loud...!! He looked up and said to me, "shit assed way to make a livin', ay kid!?"
Cool story! So you used to do the roundy round thing huh?
Shore nuff...lot of support races. Never had the money to buy the good stuff! Still do some indoor stuff on occasion...no more mile tracks for me...well, maybe...! Topeka...Sedalia...Albuquerque...halfs and 3/8ths or smaller!!
Very cool. I raced motocross for 22 years. I always wanted to try flat track but just never got around to it. We used to always go watch the OKC half-mile, always a good time. I watched the mile at Claremore the two times they had that too. It was awesome. Too bad the spectator turnout was so poor...
You must have been on " On Any Sunday" cool movie, still makes me want to go ride every time I see it...
Nah ...but I was at some of the races in the movie. I was at the Sacramento mile when Jim Rice got off and busted his beak. I was a Ford Foundation brat ...the educators traveling circus. The perk was... we got to see some great racing!
Never did any flat tracking but it looks like a lot of fun. Has to be a big adrenalin rush, going that fast. All the competition I ever did is enduros. It's a lot of fun too but you can get hurt doing that too. Voice of experience here. I go down to Gruber quite a bit, you'll have to come down there some time. I know you were at the horse charity ride, because I saw your KLR, don't think I met you though. I was on a KLR the same color as yours.
Yeah...I was moseying over to visit with you about the time the family showed up and never got back around. We have the twin '08's!
Flattrack was what I wanted to do... Dad and I did not see eye to eye on that one! That was what made it so remarkable when he showed up with that brand new '70 Suzuki TS-90...! WOW!