Nothing like riding directly off a cliff to get the adrenaline flowing!

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by McCarthy7, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. Jmarkwolf

    Jmarkwolf Adventurer

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    45 years ago I was a mechanic at the local motorcycle shop. After repairs, we used to take the dirt bikes for a short spin on a trail through the woods. This trail skirted the top edge of a 100ft tall gravel pit cliff. Unbeknownst to us, they had recently removed some dirt and the trail was no longer there. One of the mechanics went roaring up the trail and into space. Tumbled all the way down to the floor of the gravel pit. Got beat up pretty badly.

    Ever since, I try to make sure I know what's ahead, or go slow enough I can negotiate it.
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  2. cal08

    cal08 Been here awhile

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    Just read this. Heal up ok? Get the bike buttoned up?
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  3. thanosgp

    thanosgp Xr rules

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    David Knight is that you?
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  4. Rhino-1

    Rhino-1 Long timer

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    It's tough to hear, but I've had to bear down and take advice/lessons along these lines--we need to hear it from time to time so we don't make the same mistakes twice...
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  5. ToothDocJay

    ToothDocJay Been here awhile

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    If we knew when we were going to have an accident, I'd just stay home that day.
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  6. drp

    drp n00b

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    Glad you are ok,
    Shit happens, its trail/off road riding, if you knew the trail, it would be a motocross track.
    Learn from it, I'm still learning now at 57 years lol
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