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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
when you think you have the beast mastered, that is when it is going to jump up and bite you in the arse.... Maybe not those exact words but very close. Thought I had mastered the Double/Double/Single or Double/Triple depending upon how manly you feel but this is small sampling of what can happen if you don't have gusto to clear the triple and fly the double. Hoping my friends wife has the vid or a still action, we will just have to see. Here are a few shots of the chin and tongue.

My take on what happened...Come out of the corner pin the throttle and clear the first set of doubles about 20ft from the corner. Land and hit the face of the step down double but with too much speed. The next thing I see is the face of the single leading into the last corner. Things get foggy from there. All I know is that the bars went right under the helmet and whack me in the chin. I stay up but see stars for the next 10minutes so I call it quits and head home. Slight concussion and very sore tongue.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 · (Edited)
Dude! That looks painful! :crap: That older CR500 is a lot of bike - may be time to upgrade to newer bike with better suspension? :idunno:
 
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Coming up short sucks! Glad to hear you didn't break a wrist or anything.

You've already got my respect just for jumping a CR500 at all.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Thanks for the well wishes and respect. Tongue looks really nasty this morning but nothing a little listerine wouldn't clean up. Hoping to hear from my buddy this morning to see if the jump was captured on some form of media.

Yeah Bacchus, the 87 is a little outdated in the suspension department but if you hit the jumps right, you could do it on a '78. However, doing it wrong as I have done, nothing is going to help. Just hold on and pin the throttle in the air to get the nose high and brace for impact. Of course you have to get the throttle back off before impact or the bike launches across the track but it sure beats hitting nose first. That is the only way I kept from being lauched over the bike and ending up with some broken body parts. As for the bike, it took it well, no busted seals or anything out of the ordinary. Hell I over jumped a 30' table top earlier in the day and hit like a ton of bricks and they are still holding up. Knock on wood, but nothing broke.....yet...... :D
 
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OK, I may as well be the first to say it................................

I'm sure your wife is happy there was only slight damage and you didn't bite off that weapon sticking out between your lips!!

Jeez, she must be one happy woman if you use that thing right. :rotfl: :clap: :D
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 · (Edited)
Got a pad, thank god but still hurt!!!! Can't imagine how wide open my chin would have been without the pad :sless:

Yeah the wife likes the tongue but it isn't it's size but the way I use it... :smilebig:
 
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Tornado bait said:
Ouchy...ever try wearing a mouth piece?
It is on the list of things to try next time out. I have never thought of using one until last night. I wonder if any of the racers wear one? :idunno:
 
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Mavic said:
It is on the list of things to try next time out. I have never thought of using one until last night. I wonder if any of the racers wear one? :idunno:
Not that I know of. I can see swallowing a mouthpiece in the heat of battle.
 
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johnnycrash said:
I can see swallowing a mouthpiece in the heat of battle.
Not likely. They are designed to protect...not much of a choking hazard, otherwise there'd be many more Heimlich maneuvers performed in extreme sports. ;)
 
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Tornado bait said:
Not likely. They are designed to protect...not much of a choking hazard, otherwise there'd be many more Heimlich maneuvers performed in extreme sports. ;)
Probably true for most riders, but when you are old, fat, and out of shape you tend to suck in more air than a "normal" person as you flounder around the track on the fifth lap praying to see some sort of flag.

This probably only applies only to me.
 

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johnnycrash said:
Probably true for most riders, but when you are old, fat, and out of shape you tend to suck in more air than a "normal" person as you flounder around the track on the fifth lap praying to see some sort of flag.

This probably only applies only to me.
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