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#594860 - 03/27/18 05:53 AM Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2
Bobby Southard Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 123
During the west Texas drought, in an utter move of brilliance, I manged to ride off into a patch of quicksand in test #2 on Saturday. I learned two things real quickly. #1 is that quicksand will stop a bike just about as quickly as a brick wall and it will make you fly over the bars just like Superman. #2 is that quicksand is stronger than the attachment of the soles on Sidi boots. I actually pulled the sole halfway off of one of my boots while trying to get myself out of the quicksand.

While trying to get my bike out, two different riders stopped to help me. When the first guy stopped, we tried to pull the bike out but it wouldn't budge a millimeter. I told that guy to go on. I dug the front wheel out for about 20 minutes and was starting to imagine that I might be able to actually get the bike out and some point. About that time, another rider stopped by and between the two of us, we were able to drag the bike out of the goop.

I was able to continue the race but it sure wasn't much fun trying to ride with all the mud on my gloves. They didn't dry out until the last test. I think I may have set a new land speed record on my return to town. I had checked in to check #3 15 minutes late so I was seriously trying to make up time on the way back in.

I don't know who the two riders were who helped me but I really want them to know how much I appreciated the help. Thank you!
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Sincerely,
Bobby Southard

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#594864 - 03/27/18 07:05 AM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: Bobby Southard]
RenegadeDude Offline
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Posts: 1364
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This is what I love about the Enduro crowd. People willing to sacrifice their own result just to help someone out of a jamb.
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Richard T. Manning
The "T" stands for Terrific
2014 KTM 300 XC-W

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#594869 - 03/27/18 02:30 PM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: RenegadeDude]
Cmeyerktm Offline
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Registered: 03/04/15
Posts: 51
Loc: Amarillo
Was this on day one or day two, what row where you on?

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#594871 - 03/27/18 02:37 PM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: Cmeyerktm]
Ktmrider91 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/17
Posts: 6
I stopped to help a man on test two saturday with the front tire buried i cant even remember what the bike looked like, i was on row 14.

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#594873 - 03/27/18 02:44 PM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: Ktmrider91]
Ktmrider91 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/17
Posts: 6
Was your number 11c??

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#594880 - 03/28/18 02:35 AM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: Ktmrider91]
Bobby Southard Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 123
Originally Posted By: Ktmrider91
Was your number 11c??
Yes, that was me on Saturday. Thanks for the help.


Edited by Bobby Southard (03/28/18 02:36 AM)
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Sincerely,
Bobby Southard

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#594882 - 03/28/18 06:23 AM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: Bobby Southard]
belz87 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/06
Posts: 13


Edited by belz87 (03/28/18 03:41 PM)

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#594896 - 03/29/18 07:32 AM Re: Thank you to the guys who helped me in test 2 [Re: belz87]
Ktmrider91 Offline
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Registered: 10/25/17
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Not a problem your welcome!

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