Where the f*ck is the bike?

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by joefromsf, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    I didn't notice your post time so I was assuming you meant today, but I happened to scan yesterday's episode which is now available on their site and found the segment.

    Edit: I found a link to just the segment about my video. Obviously some of their details are wrong. I wish it were only a 7' cliff. http://www.rightthisminute.com/video/ending-trip-falling-cliff

    Apparently, they're just playing my youtube video and broadcasting it. I don't think it has been uploaded to their site (though I haven't checked). I got an email from them a few days ago but I didn't reply so the only info they had was my initial youtube video description, which I've since updated.

    This is getting a bit surreal. I wonder who will play me in the movie version? :lol3
  2. bulboushead

    bulboushead Adventurer

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    Just adding my support and general 'holy s@#$' statement to the crash. You made the right choice also, I would've done the exact same thing without even thinking about it. Glad you're OK!
  3. DOGSROOT

    DOGSROOT OUTSIDE

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  4. bigdon

    bigdon Long timer

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    Joe, Glad everything turned out mostly OK. That was a scary crash!

    Have you upgraded the suspension on the DR?
    I've seen numerous KLR's with stock suspension bounce out of control like that but never a DR.
  5. Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Sic Semper Tyrannis Plays with Banjos, Boats and Bikes...

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  6. Sasquatch2112

    Sasquatch2112 Old, slow, fat guy just riding around.

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    I have always found that the fall isn't what hurts. It is the sudden stop at the end that hurts. :eek1

    Are you going to DV this year? If so I would be happy to buy you a beverage.
  7. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    I had upgraded to Eibach springs and Intimidators in the front and Eibach spring and Cogent rebuild on the rear so its pretty well sorted for a DR. Although since my upgrade I have heard that Racetech Emulators are suppose to be a better option in the front where primary use is in the dirt which is my case.
  8. Blaise W

    Blaise W Been here awhile

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    Joe, I just found this thread and what a read. So lucky you are! You guys were cooling it under a tree near a motel in Green River when my som and I did a U-turn with truck and bike trailer to go back and chat with you a bit. I figured the two of you were headed to Black Dragon and Eagle Canyon. The Dragon didn't get you, but the Eagle did! Next time you want to ride the rest, give us a head up. I'm sure some company can be had!

    Ken
  9. Jurgen

    Jurgen CysHeteroPatriarch Super Moderator

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    Thanks for sharing your story. Well told.

    Yes, you made the right call on stopping the TAT.

    Glad you are Ok, and your partner made the trip.

    Thanks.

    :thumb
  10. ride4321

    ride4321 Long timer

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    Just found this and man Joe, you really lucked out on that fall. Glad it didn't turn out worse. As a DR650 owner I'm really impressed that the bike was rideable after that tumble. Crazy stuff. Glad you're ok.
  11. PrtclMn001

    PrtclMn001 Custom User Title

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    Holy freaking crap!

    Between you and the bike, it's a toss up as to who is tougher. You both started again after the crash.


    Buy a lottery ticket, dude.
  12. DaveBro

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    Hey Joe, just seeing this now. Holy crap! Glad you're OK!

    I think you need to change your tagline to "Cliff Happens". :lol3

    Dave
  13. bigdon

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    That is the way I had my DR set up but I had the Emulators in the front. It handled very well and I never had any issues like that. I had my KLR with stock suspension and my XChallenge with stock front take me for a ride before but never the DR.

    Thanks for answering my question.

    Have you diagnosed the running problem on the DR yet?
  14. FALAKAR

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    Ouch!!! Glad you made it out alright! Thanks for sharing.
  15. DaFoole

    DaFoole Well Marbled...

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    Joe, I think it's time for a new username......




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    :lol3
  16. HappyCRNA

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    You. Lucky. Bastard!
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  17. joefromsf

    joefromsf Dark Happens

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    Yeah, but I don't want to have this happen to me every week. :lol3
  18. Kampfire

    Kampfire Trucky on two wheels

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    Wow! What a thread on what can happen in the blink of an eye.
    The camera recorded what is so fuzzy about what happens and we don't remember. I avoided a head-on when a truck coming at me tried to pass on a curve and ran me off the road into the embankment. I came to with a nice woman holding my left arm telling me "Don't move, we called 911 and they're on their way!". Feeling my face with my hands, I started asking "Who took my helmet off, where are my gloves?" and she replies back to me "You did" because I had no memory of doing it.
    So glad you're OK, and that you had the .... guts, to even consider trying to finish the ride.

    Stay safe out there and protect your brain with a helmet.

    And that's a good example of a tough DR!
  19. gots_a_sol

    gots_a_sol Been here awhile

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    Ouch. Glad to hear you are ok.



    A local guy did a similar immediate left turn maneuver. His landing was a bit different though.


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  20. DavidKXF

    DavidKXF Been here awhile

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