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Old 07-20-2015, 09:58 AM   #41
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It's dangerous, but he's been riding/racing for the past 25 years.. So it was a hard call on his part.. But we are thinking of this next phase in our life's as "chapter two".. Not necessarily giving up on anything… Just merely changing it up.. Thinking about it that way kind of helps
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I think trail riding is safer than MX....mainly because I suck more at MX....don't hang up the boots! If you guys haven't tried trail riding you should.....hope he heals up quick..
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while I always loved hitting Rio, 3 palms, Cornerstone and an assortment of other tracks...nothing made my pucker up more than flying through the air on a double (I never even attempted a triple) and coming up short or getting crossed up. I also knew I was much more likely to wreak havoc on my body on a motocross track....so, I dove head first into hare scrambles. While I feel it is "safer" than motocross it still has it's associated risks and some of the courses still had jumps when coming in/out of creek reuns, etc. Hence, the donated ACL in my left knee these days. Heal up.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:05 AM   #44
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I get nervous every time I go. You hear all the bikes as you pull in. It's loud as and feels like some war zone you are gearing up to enter. I am lucky in that all I need is a laptop and cell phone to do my job and 90% of it I can do from anywhere. I can do my job just as well from bed as I can from my office and I have the discipline to still get work done from home. If my situation was different I would definitely be a bit more hesitant. If you haven't already, you should go ride the trails in the national forest. I have just as much fun there as any mx track. Those trails are absolutely perfect. You can fly through there. You don't even need a different bike, just tweak the suspension a bit and throw on some handguards.
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Old 07-20-2015, 11:21 AM   #47
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We will check it out, Brandon!
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Yea, I was behind my BF on the main track, he went over the double... (As he'd done a million times before) and his front end came out on the landing, we are still in the ER, we know several ribs (I could feel them moving around) and wrist are broken.. Waiting for scan results now..
Hey Crossfits, sorry to here the BF went down at the MX track. Hope he heals up soon. Added a little something here to show you the crashes in the SHNF among all those trees. This is video 9 and there are 8 more just like it with about a dozen or so crashes on each one. Forest is safer by far. Only 2 accidents I've seen out there that someone broke something (besides their bike), one was a finger when he hit a tree with no barkbusters on his bike and the other was my friend Charlie who cracked a collar bone on a sandy corner going about 4 MPH, just fell over wrong. I use to break or twist lots of body parts when I was younger and mx'ing and my son followed in my footsteps and the faster he got the bigger the crashes. Going a lot slower these days too which has a lot to do with less injuries BTW. But still having a blast riding dirt bikes at 66.

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Hey Crossfits, sorry to here the BF went down at the MX track. Hope he heals up soon. Added a little something here to show you the crashes in the SHNF among all those trees. This is video 9 and there are 8 more just like it with about a dozen or so crashes on each one. Forest is safer by far. Only 2 accidents I've seen out there that someone broke something (besides their bike), one was a finger when he hit a tree with no barkbusters on his bike and the other was my friend Charlie who cracked a collar bone on a sandy corner going about 4 MPH, just fell over wrong. I use to break or twist lots of body parts when I was younger and mx'ing and my son followed in my footsteps and the faster he got the bigger the crashes. Going a lot slower these days too which has a lot to do with less injuries BTW. But still having a blast riding dirt bikes at 66.

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This is gold, thank you for sharing. We may be seeing you through those trails soon as soon as he's back up to par and we've switched out the bikes.
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This is gold, thank you for sharing. We may be seeing you through those trails soon as soon as he's back up to par and we've switched out the bikes.

No need to switch out bikes, just set up differently. I ride a KTM 350sx and a KTM 144 sx
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No need to switch out bikes, just set up differently. I ride a KTM 350sx and a KTM 144 sx
I understand that... but we were thinking it might be fun to get something (dual sport) we can ride out to places and not have to tow all the time. But in the meantime, that might be a possibility. Thanks for the info!
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Know what you mean, I also have a KTM 690 endure R for that, but not a real fun ride in the trails, but will go thru them.
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Know what you mean, I also have a KTM 690 endure R for that, but not a real fun ride in the trails, but will go thru them.
Yea, we are looking a few options... not wanting anything huge (for trail maneuverability) but at the same time, able to hit both the street and trails..
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Yea, we are looking a few options... not wanting anything huge (for trail maneuverability) but at the same time, able to hit both the street and trails..
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Its going to be hard to find a dual sport/enduro that will be able to ride the street and hit those trails with out switching your gearing. Only bikes I can think of are the WR250/450 and CRF450x and KTM500EXC or the like. But the gearing to ride them there, hit the trails and ride back will be off.
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If you think trail riding is safer than mx then you aren't doing it right. Trees aren't obstacles, they are targets. I always hit my targets. I have the medical bills to prove it.
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If you think trail riding is safer than mx then you aren't doing it right. Trees aren't obstacles, they are targets. I always hit my targets. I have the medical bills to prove it.
I think offroad riding is safer than jumps over and over on an MX track. I know trails are dangerous..
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If you think trail riding is safer than mx then you aren't doing it right. Trees aren't obstacles, they are targets. I always hit my targets. I have the medical bills to prove it.
...and don't forget about that pinky finger that has been rendered useless. When are you going to chalk it up as a loss and get that thing amputated?
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