The tale of the disappearing dirt bike . . .

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by ToriMish, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. ToriMish

    ToriMish Been here awhile

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    Lisa and I were out riding with our good friend Dick (Richard), he is a very experienced road-biker and racer.

    Richard was riding our loaner Kawasaki KLX250 dirt bike. We are riding on an easy trail in the Grampians National Park, when Richard encounters a problem . . . which he described in the video as "... a little creek-watery-thing."

    Richard vanishes from sight, what the hell? Lisa and I did warn Richard that there could be some wash outs on the road ahead, and to carefully evaluate the surfaces as he was riding.

    Luckily, Richard wasn't travelling at speed, and he was able to bin the bike and jump off and land in the very deep ditch without injury.

    I managed to have the camera rolling while this all happened, and it made for a very entertaining experience, given nobody was hurt in the process. Our hardy KLX250 suffered only a busted screen (I did suggest we take it off before the ride anyway), and we all managed to ride home safely after enjoying a cold beverage at a local cafe.

    Richard believes he will ride dirt bikes again . . .
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  2. Sitheach86

    Sitheach86 Long timer

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    Wow that's deep. Imagine hitting that at speed.
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  3. foxtrapper

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    Since he's ok, the most important question...what camera were you using? That's some very nice video quality there!
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  4. ToriMish

    ToriMish Been here awhile

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    Sony HDR-AS200V : http://www.sony.com.au/local/product/hdr-as200v There is now an upgraded model - I love the Sony because of the image stabilization.
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  6. FredBGG

    FredBGG Long timer

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    Those Sony cameras are excellent. Sony really did a good job with the image stabilization including the types of vibration caused by
    model planes and helicopters. Sony also makes incredible sensors. Thanks to Sony pro photographers can shoot with $3,000 cameras and obtain
    the quality that you could only get with $30,000 to $ 50,000 cameras that were also un reliable.
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  7. whiskeygut

    whiskeygut If not now, when?

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    Holy Holes, Batman! Glad he's OK.
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