I Crashed Today!!
Posted March 11, 2003 - 02:09 PM
***I have not crashed in a very long time. Guess I was overdue.***
Today we were riding the Motocross, Arenacross, and Supercross Tracks at the Deseret Peak Motorsports Complex here in Utah.
I was trying to get the timing down in this one section on the Supercross Track. It starts off with a 35 ft. double, then a 50 foot jump (single to a tabletop) and then a 65 foot tripple.
As soon as I hit the face of the tripple I knew I was in big trouble. I came up short and bailed off the bike after being 25 ft. in the air. (I usually don't do this, I usaully hang on). I have a big strawberry on my left elbow/forearm, scrapes in my left armpit (from the rear fender stabbing me), a slightly sprained left ankle with bruises, and a huge lump/bruise/scrape on my left ass/thigh.
I got up and was PISSED!! I was so upset that I crashed, I was hitting the dirt.
It was the last jump of the day and freekin Murphy got me again. When will I ever learn that when it's time to go, IT'S TIME TO GO! If I would have listened, I would not have crashed. Oh well, you're not learning unless you crash right?
Pictures to follow as soon as my buddy "Blackie" downloads them from his digital camera............db
Posted March 11, 2003 - 02:37 PM
Hope ya feel better.
Posted March 11, 2003 - 05:50 PM
The pics look great! Good sequence shot of the dreaded event.
Posted March 11, 2003 - 05:54 PM
Did you edit and upload the video of you yet?............db
Posted March 11, 2003 - 07:30 PM
Did you hear about the tragedy of one of our fellow off road enthusiasts at the monster truck show this past weekend in Tucson, AZ? The driver of a ford ranger hit a large jump and landed upside down with no roll bar, the cab was flattened and the whole family watched on. It really makes me think how often we all push the limits so much of the time and when it's your time it's your time. I think a moment of silence or a prayer is in order for our fallen comrade and the family he left behind.
Take Care, and keep it on two
Posted March 11, 2003 - 08:27 PM
The only motocross track I want to ride is the one you rode a while ago. I wanna ride on the bunker hill track. It looks simple and well suited to my low skill level (i.e. FUN!!)
Let's ride either in the desert or at the bunker hill track sometime soon.
Posted March 12, 2003 - 02:35 AM
(note: I don't recommend this approach for our pilot members! )
Just my version of "Man's reach should always exceed his grasp".
Posted March 12, 2003 - 06:27 AM
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Posted March 13, 2003 - 03:04 PM
The WR426 held up just fine (my poor baby). The plastics are a little scratched and the stock bars are finally bent (all damage on the left side). Time for some new stronger ones..............db
P.S. Thanks for the bleeding hearts guys.
Posted March 14, 2003 - 10:59 AM