learned the hard way

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  • aftershock

Posted March 10, 2002 - 09:35 PM


I raced an enduro today and blew a shock seal when I bottomed out off a jump. Part of the course was a section of pavement about 1 mile long so it was real easy to get up a head of steam. I was in 5th WOT and noticed ahead that the trail went left, I let off the gas and hit the front brake, the front end darted left and I went over the bars. Thank God for motorcycle gear it saved my hyde when I slid about 100 ft. I learned the hard way how the front end acts with a blown seal :)

  • Rich_Clarke

Posted March 16, 2002 - 08:14 AM


Sorry you got tossed off, hope you are doing ok!

Was it the wild boar enduro?

I Thaught i saw your name on my same minute 57 I
was 57A

  • Taffy

Posted March 17, 2002 - 12:13 AM


anyone else from the UK titter at the above comment? :) :D :D

does it have the same meaning in the states? :D :D :D


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  • Guy

Posted March 17, 2002 - 11:51 AM


:) Taff....you just got a dirty mind ROFL! :D :D :D

  • aftershock

Posted March 17, 2002 - 02:19 PM


Not quite Taff but close . Rich,it was the Wild Boar and all is ok just a little scraped up. When I finished sliding, a guy came running up to see if I was ok. I looked at my shreaded chothes and scraped up bike and said I hope so, Fired the bike first kick and said all is good :) and finished the race. Good job on your second place finish. I started this race on the wrong foot. I got to the line 7 minutes late when I thought I was on time (So much for my calculations :D ). Did you get caught up in that cluster before check 2 ? I think I was there for 40 minutes. Doug

  • Rich_Clarke

Posted March 18, 2002 - 11:55 PM


Thanks Doug,
Good job to you as well!

Yea i got stuck there at point before check 2
also, made for a long day of no rest trying to
make up time.

See you at the next one (Sawmill)

  • chancer

Posted March 19, 2002 - 12:18 AM


I know what your snickering about. And it was only ice cream. LOL. Just joking with ya! :D :D :D :)


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