2021 Swinging Bridges (MO)

Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by doniton2, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. SloppyJowe

    SloppyJowe Adventurer

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    Letsss goooo! It's almost time! Can't wait!
  2. adam_mccll

    adam_mccll Adventurer

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    I'll be there with two others
  3. StickDaddy

    StickDaddy Adventurer

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    Stick plus 2 , can't wait .
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  4. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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  5. 1wheelwonder

    1wheelwonder Adventurer

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    Loaded and ready to go before the crack of dawn. I plan on being there around 6:30ish

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  6. doniton2

    doniton2 Been here awhile

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  7. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    Been fun meeting some of the guys and girls. Thanks to Todd, Chris, Donald, John, and John, for all the tips for the noob. Had a nice breakfast, packing up, excited!!
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  8. justdirtyfun

    justdirtyfun Been here awhile

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    Have a great day out there!
  9. Keith1212

    Keith1212 OffRoader

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    4th time riding the SBR, but I didn't make it through day one this time. 160 or so miles in I went down after Cedar grove. Hit some gravel in my lane and tried to correct only to hit more gravel. Ended up down the embankment with the bike next to me. I hit a tree and stopped and the bike hit a rock and a tree. After getting my breath back a truck had stopped and I hooked my strap to it and we go the bike back up the hill. Bent sub frame, bent bars, and broken windshield otherwise it's ok. Me on the other hand bruised knee, many bruised ribs where the tree hit me, as well as various cuts and scraps from my helmet. Wasn't able to make it to St Robert for the first time. Anyways here's the crash vid haha.
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  10. ROYAL COACHMAN

    ROYAL COACHMAN Long timer Supporter

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    Sorry to here this, but glad your ok
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  11. Earlwho

    Earlwho n00b

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    Glad you were able to walk away. Never minded gravel on dirt,. But gravel on slab makes me grit my teeth.

    On another note, on my inaugural voyage, I must say the boys and and I had a great time. Thanks to those who put the ride together years ago, and thank you for the ones who have kept it going.
  12. dirtyleg

    dirtyleg Been here awhile

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    Glad you're okay scary video
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  13. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    So sorry you didn't get to finish the ride, but good that you are okay, and the video is priceless! You can enjoy that for years to come.
    Look forward to some pics of the bike, before and after repairs.

    The video is proof that we can still "just" run off the road.
    I came SO close, so many times over the weekend, feel blessed to have survived.
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  14. SloppyJowe

    SloppyJowe Adventurer

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    I too went down on some garvel, although it wasn't as intense as your crash was! Glad to see you walked away with only some bruising.
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  15. rustynut2

    rustynut2 Been here awhile

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    Sorry about the crash, neat video. What camera set up is that with the track and speed implanted on it
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  16. solo650

    solo650 '17 vstrom 650 Supporter

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  17. Keith1212

    Keith1212 OffRoader

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    Thanks man it's a Garmin Virb Ultra 30
  18. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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  19. g steezy

    g steezy Been here awhile

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    Finally finished editing my video of the footage I got. Had fun for sure.

  20. DrumrPete

    DrumrPete Adventurer

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    You got my creek bath,cool! It happened so quick, in my memory, it was a lot more involved. The Family loved it! P-Pa’s first filmed crash.
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