Thursday, March 31, 2011

Hard Brake to Hard Break

We'll never forget The 1000 Wheelies Project's Moto Morning Wheelie Session #43. That's the one where MotoBum lost track of time, stayed out for an hour-and-a-half over the usual 15 minute session length, and got so aggressive with the front brake while backing it in that he lost the front and lowsided into oblivion... breaking his collar bone in the process.

Yes. That is what happened. I'll never forget it. It was the silliest thing I'd done all day - that Saturday, March 26, 2011. I picked-up ADVstunt1 from the ground (my KLR 650), looked for damage and found, amazingly, none except for the scratched crash cage, rode home, decided that the right shoulder was a little clanky, and drove myself to the emergency medical clinic. The doctor said I was suffering from a broken collar bone, gave me some "pain killers" (which must have been sugar pills because they didn't do anything), and gave me an arm sling and a referral to another doctor that might be able to patch me up.

The specialist doc says I should be back to hard-core dirt biking and ADV Stunt riding in about 8 weeks. I love to ride motorcycles! I love wheelies! Come on body -- mend! Come on time -- pass!

Here's a few clips from Moto Morning Wheelie Session #43. The crash is near the end.


  1. Hard core dislike, dumb ass. Grrrr.

  2. OUCH! sucks a fattie. if you hadn't crashed it mighta been cool.

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    1. Basically, the bike was perfect. I picked it up and rode it home. The engine guard got scratched, as well as the rear axle. I replaced the axle, painted the scuffed engine guard, and rode it to the top of the world that summer.

  4. Very cool project, and decent wheelies, too. Bummer about the collarbone.

    Hope you healed up and are still bringing the front up.

    1. All good. I eventually finished that 1000 Wheelies Project, did a second, and am working on my third. Never give up the wheelies.