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post #1 of 6 Old 11-22-2006, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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KLR down!

Dang, I bit the dust so to speak. Not a riding error really just lack of xp I guess. Was turning off a road to get on a trail. The offroad turn is a railroad crossing though. Its a new road so the tracks are sunk down completely in the road. And next to the track is a gap, roughly the size of a motorcycle tire. I guess to change the track if theres a problem. Well, I was leaning into the turn and the front tire went down into the gap and couldn't be steered. It was goin straight no matter what. Slammed me down fast and hard. I did a Hollywood roll and landed sitting on my butt. Stangely my first thought was "OMG my bike!". I jumped up and ran to it to assess the damage. Minimal thankfully, broke the ball off the clutch handle and some scrapes. I cracked my knee on something but not idea what. Didn't even notice it until I got my bike up and squared away. It shook me up a bit but I realize it was a fluke. Its a problem we all live with I guess. No matter how good we ride there is this fluke chance that could spell disaster. I learned an easy lesson the hard way about riding near tracks. GL bro's on those fluke occurances! :twisted:
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-22-2006, 10:04 PM
 
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Phew!
Glad you're OK man.


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post #3 of 6 Old 11-22-2006, 10:24 PM
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ouch!! Glad your ok.Did that once when I was a kid on a bicycle.Pair of shorts,no shoes or shirt.Treat'em with respect now.

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post #4 of 6 Old 11-23-2006, 02:45 AM
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I'm glad your OK.
I do all RR tracks at 90's,(if possible) something about metal and ruber meeting, really bad if it is wet.

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post #5 of 6 Old 11-24-2006, 12:26 AM
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I'm with "Daddyjoe" I learned my R.R track Xing lesson the same, hard way you did. If I can't cross at a 90, I go sloooowwww. Man that hurts. I'm glad you came out of it OK.

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post #6 of 6 Old 11-24-2006, 12:59 AM
 
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When I was 17 I tried to get my motorcycle endorsment. I tried over and over, and I could not pass the dang written test. The one question that always got me was the dang Rail Road Tracks. Maybe I just didn't understand the wording but I didn't get my endorsement until about ten years later, after the MSF class. Which was probably a good thing.

I can't remember what I was going to say. Your incident just reminded me of those questions.

Hope you get everything back together soon, including your knee.

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