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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-21-2008, 10:03 AM Thread Starter
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Don't trust that parking break !!!

A few of us were up at Bee Canyon yesterday ..............................

O K ..Here's the story :::

I almost "Lost " my Rhino trying to get "" That one good hillclimb picture "

I was on a dirt mound across the othes side of the trail so I could get a good angle shot ..
I stood behind the rhino and leaned on the tailgate to steady myself while getting the shot
then the rhino started to ROLL down the grade ( P brake was ON )
So I quickly got to the drivers side to at least pull the steering wheel to the LEFT so the rhino wouldn't go into a 50 Ft dropoff and ravine
As we both are moving down the hill my goggles fall in front of my eyes ...I can't see a thing
I stumble on the hillside ... Still holding my $$$$ camera in my left hand I FALL in the dirt ....With my forearm and elbow under me I land on my ribs OUCH !! Still holding the camera
The rhino comes to rest with one wheel JUST on the edge of the dropoff !!!!
I'm Brushing myself off / checking on the personal damage / scrapes and sore ribs ..When a Female Ranger comes along " Are you O K ?? "
""Ya ,, Just slipped trying to get a picture "" I Told her

I have put on 3900 miles on that rhino and NEVER a scrach .....
Now I get sore ribs and road rash trying to get that special shot

I'm staying in the rollcage !!!!!!

Here's the spot , Some of you might know that hill climb::

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Always leave it in gear with the parking brake on, just in case!

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Always leave it in gear with the parking brake on, just in case!
YA ... You and Jack just having a good -o- time doing the hill climb

And I'm laying in the trail doing the 'worm "
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Glad to hear you're ok, and the Rhino too, good thing it didn't go down the dropoff!!!
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Glad to hear you're ok, and the Rhino too, good thing it didn't go down the dropoff!!!
I don't have a picture of "That " spot
I was a little busy at the time and just glad I still had my ride in unbent condition

But I do have a pic. from another ride ,,just a few hundred yards up the trail
Just look to the left in the picture and you can see the angle of the drop-off

The Rhino in that one is 'High Desert Rhino ". Him and the ride were fine
Just a little dirty-er

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Dam your lucky! Hows the camera?
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Dam your lucky! Hows the camera?
Better than my lower ribs

When my fat ass DOWN my arm was tucked into my ribs Trying to save the camera too and ouch !!
Last night I snezzed and thought I was going crap my drawers
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Wrap your ribs with ankle or wrist wrap. it helps if you wrap it up kind of tight, i have had cracked ribs wrap them up tight and you wont have those sudden jolts that cause the pain. its helps but only time will fix them.

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