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An "Ouch" Moment from the I-500


(9/22/2010)

This brief moment, from what appears to be the 2000 I-500 cross-country, illustrates the importance of paying attention to the double-down arrows. And to ALWAYS throttle-back when you see someone pointing a camera at you.



Comments (5):

Jim Urquhart says:
9/23/2010 7:29:00 AM

jason rosenquist and mike johnson?
Captain says:
9/23/2010 10:30:00 AM

I have to admit, I laughed the first time I saw this, but I hope both riders were OK.
JonnySox says:
9/23/2010 10:48:00 AM

10 bucks says the first guy was more scared than the second. Would be nerve racking knowing someone is breathing down your neck at that pace and then take a digger with them that close!
clem says:
9/23/2010 12:21:00 PM

had the same thing happen to me in the 2010 I 500 except there was no snow for a cusion just a straight up frozen dirt ditch, I managed not to go over the bars like these two did but I went fo a ride nonetheless, makes you feel like an absolute idiot doing it when there is a ton of people around, I should probably pay attenion to where all the people are standing this year and slow donwn, ha
Also totally agree with JonnySox i though for sure was someone was going to plow into me
Cody Matthees says:
10/8/2010 8:07:00 PM

haha same here for the i-500 last year up by grygla or goodridge or somewhere up that way. frikkin came across the approach waaaay too fast and it was definitely an OH SH*T moment! went for a tumble, sled stayed on track&skis, jumped back on and rode off thinking about how stupid i must've looked. pretty funny now though! and yeah wherever you see a bunch of people SLOW DOWN!! haha

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