on a sled not an atv
After long day of riding 2 miles from truck I decided it was a good time to stretch her legs (140HP 900cc 2 stroke 163 track) well coming into a corner I missed the hand brake, my fingers just missed the lever all together.
Ditched sled off right side of trail into aspen trees, I went off to the left in a barrel roll, my shoulder and helmet slammed into aspen tree. Adrenalin had me up and going to shut off my now upside down in a tree sled.
Helmet saved my life that day, helmet cracked, My arm took months to heal blue bruise about the size of basketball. Hour later my sled was back on the trail just alot of broken plastic bits and my pride
I watched my stepson roll a Polaris 250cc 4x4 backwards off a cliff when he was trying to reverse for loading on the trailer. After a 20' fall and bouncing off two trees he was very lucky to miss all the rocks below with his back. Winched the atv back up and all was well
Another guest (20 something) on my old 650 Brute force did not respect the machine as I told him to do so. Getting ready to load all the atv into the truck he was hot ******* around the parking area, well he hit a dip waaaay tooo fast, the quad bucked and RAN OVER A METAL SIGN ON A METAL POST ATTACHED TO A CHUNK OF CONCRETE
He slammed his arm and chest into the handle bars, the quad LUCKILY removed the metal sign from the ground and flattened it. He was lucky to ge semi ok and not need hospital care
Moral of the story is ALL THESE ACCIDENTS took place after riding all day long. Looking forward to that last little "thrill" before the weekend was over. = Worst time to lose respect for the machine