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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by joefromsf, Mar 3, 2013.
Me too :huh
Thank you, I am too old for that kind of shit. I am starting to see the dual sports out for sale. I will not bounce as well as you, and I have to restrain the DS urge, and get my jollies on pavement, and with my GF. You got to have priorities.
That said I am glad to see you posting, and hope everything heals OK.
Again...good to see you made it. Thanks for starting a "proper" thread. Jesus that looked like it could have been a LOT worse. Look forward to the rest of the report.
Gad freaking zooks.......
Ugh. Glad you're here.
Good Lord. I can't even imagine what would be involved with getting back to civilization after a crash like that. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your story.
That just scared the shit out of me.....
Glad you are ok and hope your injuries were not too bad.
Wow! That could've ended much worse. Anxious to hear the rest of the story and glad you are relatively ok.
One thing about quads is that whatever you might think about them as trail vehicles they always seem to show up when you need them, and their pilots are some of the nicest people out there.
When I crash usually it's the other way around. They see the bike but they have to look around a little to find me. You're one lucky man.
Had to quote this again. First time I've actually laughed out loud at a post in weeks.
Crazy story, glad you're here to tell it.
Glad you're ok man.
That could have been a lot worse. Glad it wasn't.
I got the blood smell in my nose when he hit. Funny how we experience sympathetic injuries when watching something like this.
You ought to contact the maker of that helmet cam. Maybe they'd pay you a royalty for that video. It's one hell of an endorsement for their product.
I was just about to mention seeking an endorsement deal to defray some of the costs of this incident....................
Glad you did better than the bike seemed to have.
Holy Effin Cowbells Batman:eek1:eek1. Your Guardian Angel was definitely by your side on that one. Glad you were to walk away from it.
I am not much of a adv rider, but I almost cried watching that. Then when you got up I immediately thought "this guy is badass"....Then you fell over and I thought you may have been done for....
That brought back vivid memories of a mountain bike wreck I had. Unfortunately, mine ended with a broken neck. I'm glad you're okay enough to post about it. Looking forward to the rest of the story. Thanks for sharing.
Before I cover the hospital trip, I had a few more comments about the accident scene and also uploaded some pics. Darrell told me he thought I had gone off a 15' cliff. After looking at the video and pics its probably closer to 12'. I am pretty sure the bike hit next to me and then bounced off another 10' cliff.
Pic from the where the bike landed. Steeper than it looks, blah blah blah. Note that most of these are Darrell's pics.
Bike after they picked it up. Not as bad as I expected.
Where I landed. In the soft spot between all the rocks. Pic was taken from the road about where I went off. Lighting makes it hard to distinguish the cliff edges.
One of the quad guys keeping me company.
Being attended to by one of the EMTs. Guys in black shirts are the quad guys.
In the meantime Darrell asked me where my tools were. They figured if they could semi-straighten out my handlebars it would be easier to roll the bike. The bars were twisted in the rox risers and were not really bent. They then rolled the bike back towards the canyon and the road dropped down to the level of that ledge system. Since they had one readily available they utilized a motorized winch for the last couple of feet, but it could have been overcome with manpower alone.
Here's the scene just before they strap me into the backboard for the ride out. I'm packing my valuables into my hydration pack to keep with me as I am not sure where my luggage will end up. I also change from moto boots to shoes.
Oh yeah, want to hear something crazy. They got my bike running.
Finally, its time to move me out. Because I could still have a neck or spinal injury, I get the backboard treatment. With the rough road this was an extremely uncomfortable ride. Luckily I had a free hand to grab the roll bar.
At the top I get transferred into a waiting ambulance for the hour long ride to the hospital in Price, UT.