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Poll of the Month: What's the dumbest thing you've done with your ATV?

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Crucially Misjudged the Size of a Jump
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12.77%
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14.89%
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57.45%
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Poll of the Month: What's the dumbest thing you've done with your ATV?

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:09 PM
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attempted to ride newly bought quad from where i bought it to home wich is about 320mile broke down about 20mile from the start
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Hippie Robert Nixon View Post
attempted to ride newly bought quad from where i bought it to home wich is about 320mile broke down about 20mile from the start


You win.

How do you even ride an ATV 320 miles to home?
What about gas? That trip would take days on trails.
 
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:46 PM
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plenty of petrol stations on route and i had two ex army jerry cans with me.
but it was a silly idea in all i should of just rented a van to collect it.

in the end i done the whole trip on the back of to recovery trucks and 1 bike van lol
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:58 AM
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Allowed 10 yr old son to ride utility ATV that was way too big for him. After crashing and being airlifted and spending 6 weeks at the Univ of Pitt ICU I sold off most of my family's ATVs and dirt bikes.

Nothing worse than running over to a child and not knowing if they're dead, paralyzed or "just" injured.

God was with us that day - he lost a kidney and punctured his diaphram but eventually fully recovered.
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by dilogdp View Post
Allowed 10 yr old son to ride utility ATV that was way too big for him. After crashing and being airlifted and spending 6 weeks at the Univ of Pitt ICU I sold off most of my family's ATVs and dirt bikes.

Nothing worse than running over to a child and not knowing if they're dead, paralyzed or "just" injured.

God was with us that day - he lost a kidney and punctured his diaphram but eventually fully recovered.
Man, that's scary.
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 06:47 PM
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well the one time me and my fiance were riding through our ten year field and we saw a baby dear running and i got the bright idea to try and catch it so i hopped on to the front rack and made her drive and when i got close i jumped off and caught the deer. just lucky she didnt run over me with her driving record :-P
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by dilogdp View Post
Allowed 10 yr old son to ride utility ATV that was way too big for him. After crashing and being airlifted and spending 6 weeks at the Univ of Pitt ICU I sold off most of my family's ATVs and dirt bikes.

Nothing worse than running over to a child and not knowing if they're dead, paralyzed or "just" injured.

God was with us that day - he lost a kidney and punctured his diaphram but eventually fully recovered.
very nasty. glad he made a recovery
 
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dilogdp View Post
Allowed 10 yr old son to ride utility ATV that was way too big for him. After crashing and being airlifted and spending 6 weeks at the Univ of Pitt ICU I sold off most of my family's ATVs and dirt bikes.

Nothing worse than running over to a child and not knowing if they're dead, paralyzed or "just" injured.

God was with us that day - he lost a kidney and punctured his diaphram but eventually fully recovered.



nothing is worse then feeling responsible for your childs pain & suffering.
happy to hear he pulled through ok. I'm sure you relive that day everytime you look at an atv

I know how you feel-
I tore my (6 yo at the time) flesh off his nose, eye & cheek- exposing bone and cracked his eye socket. He was playing outside near his sandbox while I was on my lawn tractor 100' away- a sharp rock about 3" was sucked up by the deck and my sons face was the first thing that stopped it
looked like something out of a horror movie- I though I killed my son- I'd never seen so much blood- and my son had fainted.
he recovered- but I didn't. He has a big "V" scar on his face- and wears glasses now. I broke down 2 days later and had to have my wife and FIL pick me up from the breakdown lane on the highway- I couldn't handle what I did. I still have nightmares about it.

lowest point I've ever been in my entire life by far.

now no one is allowed outside when I'm on the lawn tractor mowing the lawn.
 
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by garagemechanic View Post
well the one time me and my fiance were riding through our ten year field and we saw a baby dear running and i got the bright idea to try and catch it so i hopped on to the front rack and made her drive and when i got close i jumped off and caught the deer. just lucky she didnt run over me with her driving record :-P
Have you never read the email about the guy that roped a deer? That, in and of itself would keep me from trying to catch a deer, let alone sitting on the front rack of a speeding and bouncing ATV like John Wayne in Hatari.
 
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by flounderhead View Post
let alone sitting on the front rack of a speeding and bouncing ATV like John Wayne in Hatari.

 

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