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Me and a couple of TW riding pards explore a "Houdini Road" (sometimes there, sometimes not) down to an airstrip along a lake. Even though I got a little hurt (pulled hamstring on fall) it was a very fun and interesting ride.

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Me and a couple of TW riding pards explore a "Houdini Road" (sometimes there, sometimes not) down to an airstrip along a lake. Even though I got a little hurt (pulled hamstring on fall) it was a very fun and interesting ride.

Ride Report Thread: Three Guys Who Probably Should Have Known Better
Looks like a lot of fun . .
I hope your hamstring heals quickly , that injury is no fun
 

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Always great videos, Admiral.

As others mentioned, hope the hammy heals up quickly, it was a little hard to see what caused you to tip, front tire stop on some chunky/awkward terrain?
I think my rear tire went up over a rock and I lost my balance when I slowed down. Kind of a hole there on the left side where my foot couldn't touch. Tip to the right and I would've been just fine.
 

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I think my rear tire went up over a rock and I lost my balance when I slowed down. Kind of a hole there on the left side where my foot couldn't touch. Tip to the right and I would've been just fine.
Ah man, that's the worst, when you realize your desparate search for ground with your foot is fruitless... you get to watch the rest in slow-no as you tip over.

It's 2021, we have the technology to prevent this stuff... the ground should be at least waist high!
 

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It happens to me all to often on the tall bikes.
The yz , xr650r , KLR and ktm ...........
In the off road motorcycle world being on the shorter
Side is definitely not a plus...
You tall riders just wouldn't understand...lol
Down it goes in slow motion and there's nothing we can
Do about it but try to laugh..................,
mike from NC
 

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Another great and challenging ride video for sure. Don't know if an Epson salts soaking will help, but don't think it will hurt anything.

Marty
 
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It happens to me all to often on the tall bikes.
The yz , xr650r , KLR and ktm ...........
In the off road motorcycle world being on the shorter
Side is definitely not a plus...
You tall riders just wouldn't understand...lol
Down it goes in slow motion and there's nothing we can
Do about it but try to laugh..................,
mike from NC
Xr650r's are massive arent they? Ive never actually seen one. Ive ridden dr650s and klr650s but arent the hondas taller than both of those two?
 

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Ah man, that's the worst, when you realize your desparate search for ground with your foot is fruitless... you get to watch the rest in slow-no as you tip over.

It's 2021, we have the technology to prevent this stuff... the ground should be at least waist high!
This is a very accurate description. There should be some kind of warning system. I'll call it a "foot fault warning". Sometimes the ground (and water) is waist-high. When that happens other things are going on. :)
 

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Another great and challenging ride video for sure. Don't know if an Epson salts soaking will help, but don't think it will hurt anything.

Marty
We thought of a hot tube but not until last night. Do'h!
 
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when you realize your desparate search for ground with your foot is fruitless
Done it myself. Too busy looking around to realise the road surface on my left was about a foot higher than the surrounding dirt. Foot goes down into nothing, followed by both bike and rider. In my case, the only damage was a small chip in my helmet just above my left ear (a particularly loud impact, which reminded me of why I wear a helmet, and also why I don't pay a lot for them). Thankfully, the bike didn't have a scratch on it, though I wish I could have said the same about my shin, which stopped bleeding a week later

Compared to the Admiral, I consider that I got off lightly - (and despite being on my own in the middle of no-where, made it back to a local pub half an hour later in order to "re-hydrate")

In my case, a stupid mistake given my experience, and one not to be repeated. But as Admiral points out, you don't always have a choice .....
 

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Holy Crapola! There was some challenging stuff out there. One of the Dubs looked like a Pogo Stick!!
Yeah, the trail rodeo. I have the stiffest ProCycle spring and it felt like a bucking bronc as well. I guess our rides with shown video could be used as a filter by others whether to ride with us or not. Our goal is for an easy ride but sometimes they turn into "Fred Easy Rides" haha.
 

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Done it myself. Too busy looking around to realise the road surface on my left was about a foot higher than the surrounding dirt. Foot goes down into nothing, followed by both bike and rider. In my case, the only damage was a small chip in my helmet just above my left ear (a particularly loud impact, which reminded me of why I wear a helmet, and also why I don't pay a lot for them). Thankfully, the bike didn't have a scratch on it, though I wish I could have said the same about my shin, which stopped bleeding a week later

Compared to the Admiral, I consider that I got off lightly - (and despite being on my own in the middle of no-where, made it back to a local pub half an hour later in order to "re-hydrate")

In my case, a stupid mistake given my experience, and one not to be repeated. But as Admiral points out, you don't always have a choice .....
I needed more "medicine" to "rehydrate" as you say when I got home. :)
 

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Good stuff! Thanks for sharing and nurse that hammy.
 
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