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Just got my 500 XC SP had it for one Saturday. And on Sunday 113 miles later, I was takeing a short cut from my buddies to my parents place and I went through my budies sand pit. Came down over the hill and the drifts were awsome!! Thought I would play for a while and on the second drop, BAM. There sat a Olds 350 rocket engine block frozen to the ground. Ouch!! Took out the whole left front suspension. Needless to say I don't like to leave the trail now.
 

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Ouch, that sucks.

Bad luck.



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Wow... that really sucks. People need to be more careful about where they leave their small blocks these days.

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Edited by - niceorange on 30 Oct 2001 00:32:35
 

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I was lucky tht the tunnel and bulkhead were fine I have some pictures that I plan on putting on my web page, I just have to get them scaned first. I will keep you guys posted so you can take a look at the damage.
 

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Ouch, that bites. It's accidents like this that change the way we ride for a quite some time.
 

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My wife wanted to know if you were ok.
"Just like men to only care if the sled was ok".

"Meaningless Ride"
 

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thats gotta suck.... i hit a washing machine in my old clunker...and a volkswagen.... oopz....
oO(a sled with no studs and just steel wear rods doesnt track that great on ice parkin lots



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Glad to hear no one was hurt. I remember last season, my closest call. Well not me but my brother.

I was leading, night ride. Mild trail speed and the snow level last year was really low. We took a very well know trail and I noticed just before climbing up a narrowed trail that a 2" cable was sitting about 1 1/2' above the snow level. I came to a stop (I wouldn't normally stop there) and started to wave slow to my brother but I don't think he got the message.

Once he grabbed the brake he skidded the XLTs skis right under the cable and the sled came to a stop with the cable touching the nose cone.

Heart pounding but other than that, he was very lucky that night.

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cables and wires suck! WoW I can't believe whoever made the trail would have left a cable exposed very dangerous.
Be careful especially at night.

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True but in this case I can see why it was there. The trail is a loggin road and the upslope we were about to go up is the access to a treatment plant. Not really private property mind you, the cable is there to keep 4X4s out during the summer, but since the snow level was so low last year... well I think he just went in too hot and couldn't understand why I stopped there. Oh well... we live to tell about it.


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I was fine, besides haveing a sore wrist from comeing to such an abrupt stop. My helmet needed a new visor after I gave it a toose across my parents yard wasnt to happy with the hole deal.

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by wryjoker:

My wife wanted to know if you were ok.
"Just like men to only care if the sled was ok".

"Meaningless Ride"[/quote]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by MegaMan:

Ouch, that bites. It's accidents like this that change the way we ride for a quite some time.

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Yup, I know what you mean.

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Well I figure that if he wrote the post, he is fine. Now if his sled wrote a post, I wouldn't worry so much!!

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by wryjoker:

My wife wanted to know if you were ok.
"Just like men to only care if the sled was ok".

"Meaningless Ride"[/quote]


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I know of a guy locally that was killed by exposed cable on a trail several years ago..... we all need to remember how fragile life is and to keep things in check once in awhile. Glad everyone was ok here.

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all you ditch runners out there know the support cables for the telephone poles... well i was ditch riding and had to swerve for a stupid rider that was hogging trail, sk caught the cable and I WENT FLYIING... turned ski alll the way around but it was leaf spring oldy so i just kicked it back but it fell off thank god for duct tape and wire ties to get home and rebolt it

Duct tape much like the force... it has a light side, a dark side.... and it holds the world together!
 
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