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post #1 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 06:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Great Rugged Terrain Riding!

But this guy is riding without gloves!

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 12:29 PM
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no skid plate either!!!

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 01:16 PM
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WOW. There were long shadows in that last video. I'm betting he was glad to be out of there by nightfall! No skid plate and no crash bars, street tires.....I'm bettin he didn't anticipate it that rough when he first started in. But once in there wasn't much turning back.
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 02:34 PM
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If he dumps he, he will figure out the hard way why people wear gloves and the benefit of engine guards.

I didn't watch very much of those.
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 04:32 PM
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Kudos to this guy. I am sure he has had a lot of single track experience, so this was a piece of cake.
FWIW, (probably .02), gloves are recommended but not required. I am sure my comments will draw lots of fire, but when hand guards are present, gloves become less essential. In all my years of riding enduro and trails, the injuries to the clavicle and rotator cuff I have witnessed have been caused because the individual instinctively put their arm out to break their fall. Not all circumstances are the same, but rarely will an outstretched arm do much to overcome the momentum of the upper body and a several hundred pound motorcycle going down without suffering severe injury. I have always preached to my group of riders to keep their hands on the bars all the way down. Last February my longest time riding buddy failed to follow my suggestion when he went a little too fast around a bend in the trail. He put his gloved left hand out to keep him from bouncing off a tree. Result: horribly mashed thumb. The bounce off the tree set him falling to his right, where he reached out to break his fall with a gloved right hand. Result: torn rotator cuff, (2 places). He recalled what we had always practiced just before he hit, but it was too late to pull his arm back. In retrospect, had he kept his hands on the bars, he would have done a header over the right side of the bars and his chest/back protector and shoulder pads would have absorbed most of the impact. YMMV

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post #6 of 10 Old 11-10-2012, 07:47 PM
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Cool canyon,but I wouldn't want to be there after/during a hard rain

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 AM
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Great video, Thanks

The challenge for all riding is doing the best you can with what you have. You did a great job of riding and good video. Most excellent adventure.

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-11-2012, 11:45 AM
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Gloves may be less important in terms of protecting your hands when siding with hand guards, but trust me, when you unseat and take a tumble, you'll wish you had gloves on.

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-11-2012, 02:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
But this guy is riding without gloves!

I know I left Caps Lock on, but I'm not re-typing.

Edit, I've torn up gloves badly enough on enough occasions to fully comprehend their utility.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-11-2012, 03:51 PM
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That was pretty impressive. I sure as heck wouldn't have the balls to pull that off.
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