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For those of you who have not seen how a TW can fly 20 feet in the air and land in rocks and continue down the road with its rider after we pulled her out of the rocks mostly unhurt (Purple) back on the trail alive........don't know how she survived. That is the hill where a 4X4 truck turned around because they could not climb it and Purple launched!




Her bike landed in this rocks, not the best pic for how bad it was.

 

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I was There!
Was pretty darn Amazing!!

I still break out in a bit of a sweat just thinking about it.
I think Purple was spinning her rear tire on one of the big boulder gaps that swallowed her rear tire, trapping the bike, and as she was rocking the TW, & applying throttle it suddenly hooked up and launched the whole bike with rider skyward in a spectacular arc toward a pile of rocks just to the side and below the trail.

The front wheel rocketed 10 feet into the air and rotating counter clockwise as she flew about 8 feet sideways over into the bolder strewn ditch 5 feet below the grade of the initial launch point.

In mid air Purple (A highly trained Test Pilot for NASA's TWAGASORE program) executed a perfect ejection sequence before re-entry into Earths lower atmosphere.

The Launch vehicle crashed to Earth and to our horror, Purple disappeared below into a pile of adjacent boulders.
Fortunately not landing directly onto them but some how got wedged in-between the boulders possibly scrubbing off speed by scrubbing off skin through her riding gear.

Her Helmet was so tightly wedged between the rocks that she could not move her head.
Amazing!!

Even more amazing , after this incident we were traveling through a deep mogul-ed out sandy wash and with my over laden bike and propensity to avoid cactus, I made a sudden sweeping maneuver and high sided right in the sand .
I think I almost broke my leg.

Purple was right behind me and instead of rolling on the throttle and using the mass of my fallen body and bike as another re-entry practice launch she laid her bike down right beside me. and we exchanged pleasantries for a brief moment.


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TWAGASORE) =(T.W. Anti-Gravity And Sub Orbital Re Entry program )
Ride Well!
 

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Holy flying purple people eaters, Batman!! Thank God no one was seriously hurt. Be careful out there, these little motorized mules might be small but they'll still boldly take you where no man (or woman) has gone before.

My spiritual side thinks maybe Russ was looking over Gina on this one.
 

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Wow! I'm glad she's ok. Maybe her guardian angel was drinking? ( and Russ took over ) That is the kind of stuff that rarely has a good outcome. I'll bet she is pretty sore. Rubber side down Gina, rubber side down. :) Dave
 

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Not that the whole situation wasn't bad, or could have turned out way worse, but I would have been really worried when the helmet stuck between two rocks. Knowing me, my first thoughtwould not have been a stuck helmet.
 

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OMG, how lucky no one was terribly hurt. Looking at that rock pile I wonder if that is a fun place to be or a lot of work and broken parts-people that play there.

I lost my left elbow to a rock many years ago. Riding in open country is for me now.
 

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For those unawares, this took place years ago, not recently.
 

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LOL! I should have read back in the thread, I thought I remembered something similar from a while back...
 

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I think so, although it looks different now, it has been wrapped and is purple.
 

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Never knew Purple was a test pilot. My hat is off to you.
 

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For those unawares, this took place years ago, not recently.
Yep, you're correct littletommy, it was my birthday weekend 2 years ago. It looks like Ronnydog is taking a little trip down memory lane. Even to this day, we're still talking about this trip. As bad it could have been (even though I had 2 bruised knees from this crash) it was still the best time we had. :)

Here is the original thread to the ride report.

http://tw200forum.com/forum/trails-off-road-adventure-riding/2902-borrego-springs-camp-ride-2.html

I have to add my 2 cents...to this story and to tease the guys a little bit....when I crashed there were 2 other scenes unfolding as well. On top of the trail was Ronnydog and Jimbo doing a re-enactment of the Abbott and Costello comedy scene of "Who's on First" but instead with the First Aid kits. Then Lizrdbrth and Don on the bottom of the trail were doing a re-enactment of the Chariot of Fire scene where they're running on the beach in slow motion. The guys felt like they were running in slow motion to catch up to me as it was going down.

Ironically, while looking for pictures for the Memorial I found a picture that lizrdbrth has mocked up on this crash but never posted it in the original ride report.

 

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I figured I better pipe in, since some were thinking this just happened Gina. We are glad you are ok though! ;)
 

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Thanks, littletommy. Actually today, I went to the Long Beach Motorcycle Swap Meet to sell all of the Non-TW motorcycle parts. It was an OK day but the crowd was really more of the HD type. Sold a lot of little things but not the big item things. Wouldn't have known until we tried it out. Gonna try the Off Road Swap Meet next in a couple of weeks to see how we do.
 
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