When we say “all-terrain vehicle”, we usually mean “most terrain” but there’s a Honda 400EX out there that can actually boast skimming the surface of ponds as a part of its repertoire.
Though in all fairness this is no ordinary 400EX- as it features a Honda CBR600RR engine, has been converted to 4×4 with a Polaris Scrambler chain drive. Oh and just look at those sand paddles!
If you’re more interested in checking out the actual feat of pond skimming than you are the vehicle walk-around (or just have a really short attention span), you may want to skip to around the 1:38 mark.
Well you know what they say: what goes around comes around. For this week’s internet silliness, we find a hapless camera operator perched on his ATV while his friends circle him on their black sport machines, tossing roost in his direction.
Note the lack of helmets, absence of safety gear and the goggles too high to protect anything other than the dude’s hair. Yes kids, here’s not what to do on your ATV. But it is always funny when vengeance happens so quickly!
Each week your ATV Connection editors scour the net in the hopes of locating fresh tomfoolery from the saddle of an ATV for entertainment and education (after all, most of our Friday Funny clips are cautionary tales in what not to do).
This week we present another gem along such lines- The Canadian wild, a group of ice fisherman, a helmetless & shirtless man with a few bad tats and a cigar and a friend with a cellphone video camera. What could possibly go wrong?
For a moment you may find yourself convinced that bad fashion sense aside, maybe this week’s ATV rider will ignore the temptation to impress his friends and will instead cruise his quad on over to the cabin to get his thoughts together. But fear not- he’ll come back. It wouldn’t be Friday Funny if he didn’t!
Here’s something you rarely witness in our Friday Funny silliness: two riders actually wearing helmets and appropriate safety gear! Of course one of them happens to be on an old bent-up chair being towed on the ice of a frozen pond but hey, we’ll take what we can get around here.
According to the video’s description: “After having a midday dinner (Editor’s note: Wouldn’t the correct term for this be “lunch”?), one of the chairs was breaking. We decided to take it for a spin.” And by a spin, they of course mean a fall.
We’re also not sure how the photographer got his girlfriend to agree to pilot the chair but however he did it, guys, take it away.
What we have here in today’s installment highlighting the foolishness that people tend to do when an ATV and video camera enter the equation is a man in ill-fitting shorts and his Yamaha Grizzly, a few rocky hills and the law of gravity.
What we don’t have is a helmet (naturally), skill or a whole lot of common sense but hey, the rider seems unharmed and there’s always a lesson to be learned by someone else’s mistakes.