(VIDEO) I Hit a Rut and the Rut Hit me!
Yet another spill, Enjoy
Yet another spill, Enjoy
Haha cool. I wish I had more video of mine.
On one ride on my KLX, I had been recording with my GoPro. We stopped for a snack, and the battery died so I put it away. IMMEDIATELY after we got moving, I ended up hitting one of those bumps that makes the bike do a 90-deg turn, and I did and headed for the trees and the steep downhill. Bike went down and I went over the bars doing a flip and landing on my bike. I started sliding down the hill, but reached up and grabbed a branch to stop. That would have been AWESOME to see on video. Dammit.
Then on another ride (also on the KLX), we chose to ride around a nasty rocky section in the trail (singletrack), and in the process I managed to ride right over top of an even worse rock and got launched over the bars when the back tire hit it. No video, but the guy behind me said it was quite comical.
Sometimes I think the KLX was trying to kill me. One of the reasons I sold it.
It's hard not to laugh when you crash. The sounds you make when you crash are priceless
Glad to see your not getting hurt. Be careful it's easy to break a leg.
oh my god It could have been so much worse even though the elbow is a bitch. Sucks that no matter how careful you can be always someone else who can screw you up.I had a good one back in 2011... again on the KLX. I was in Death Valley on a group ride, only one of whom I knew, and he was the leader. He expressly said in the next section no passing. Well, some buttweasel decided to pass anyway. When he passed me, he roosted me, which showered me in the face with a bunch of rocks. As a result, I took a left turn wide and hit a pumpkin-sized rock, which threw me off the bike at about 20 mph. I landed on my left arm (elbow). What saved me was m Fox Titan armored jacket. The impact dented the hell out of my skidplate and even cracked part of the frame, and dented the plastic gas tank (which later returned to its normal shape).
The other rider was ejected from the group, and I rode back to camp. When I got back and removed my armored jacket, my left elbow swelled up to the size of a grapefruit. So I sat in my trailer the rest of the afternoon with the AC blasting and icing it, while playing Civilization on my laptop. A good thing too, since there was a massive wind/sandstorm that blew in with 70+ mph winds. People reported nearly being blown off of ridges they were riding on.
My arm eventually healed up... didn't even hurt. Thankfully.