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    Pugsley dirt jump disaster!



    A buddy of mine, who has only been three times on a mountain bike, decided to try to hit this dirt jump behind my house. Glad I had the camera!

    He was OK.

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    GREAT shot...
    ...every day sends future to past...

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    Nice shot! Glad to hear he's ok

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    Damn!!!
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    Looks like he's nosedived in, come up short, hit with the front wheel, bounced up then is captured in time with that beautiful shot. Nice...

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    ohhhh nooooooo


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    Oh, I see the problem.

    His feet aren't on the pedals.
    Oh noes. I'm going to drink the Kool-Aid.

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    at this point he should think about letting go of the handlebars

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    Tuck drop and roll

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    I've never experienced it, but I bet those tires don't exactly feel like a spa treatment on the face.

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    Awesome. The Pugsley knows no limits ... well maybe some.

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    Considering the circumstances

    He looks incredibly calm.
    Last edited by cdaddy; 07-17-2008 at 08:17 AM.
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    In fact, this brings a whole new meaning to the saying "go big or go home".

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    Whats with those tires? They look like cruiser bike tires...

    He just had the wrong equipment for the job Get him back up there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lev
    Whats with those tires? They look like cruiser bike tires...
    Look up the Surly Pugsley; you’ll know what their about.

    I love those things. Nice pic!

    p.s. Since we know your bud was fine, how was the bike?
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    Yikes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo
    A buddy of mine, who has only been three times on a mountain bike, decided to try to hit this dirt jump behind my house. Glad I had the camera!

    He was OK.
    Photo proof that he really did hit it. Since your friend does not have much MTB experience, maybe when discussing this trick you could have used other descriptive terms biking terms such as "roll up the dirt jump and land upright on those HUGE tires". Or something like that.
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    Its really too bad they just changed the pic for the caption contest!

    that is classic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by axcxnj
    at this point he should think about letting go of the handlebars
    Maybe he's thinkin' he can ride it out.
    Cool pic.
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    Damn.... nice shot! Glad he is O.K...
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    That is sweet, any chance we can get an image or video of you stomping that jump on the pug, anthony? I bet its badass.

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    Yipes, hope the bike was okay!

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    GREAT timing with that pic. Did he ever let go of those handlebars??
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    Nice capture. You gotta admire his determination with that death grip on the bars.

    "If I can just break my fall with my face, maybe I won't hurt my hands."
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    Good job!

    Man:

    Great pic and the Pug rules, I give him props for doing it on a Pug!!!!!!!!

    Got any successful Pug landings?


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    The real question is this; Did you keep your finger on the shutter button? Do you have the rest of the action?
    Just a regular guy.

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    yeah i'd like to see the before and after

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    Ggreat!!

    I think he did eventually let go of the handlebars as he would need to unwrap his cajones from the top tube.

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    I did get a burst of shots but this was the last. I pulled up on the trigger when I saw it was going bad, but I guess I should have kept shooting.

    He didn't carry enough speed, came up short, planted the wheel hard on the landing and went over like a catapult. He rotated a further 180 and landed on his back, with only a slight knock on the head while going over. He did bash his knee pretty well, probably on the frame or bars.

    The Pugsley continued on over and landed downslope, and was fine.

    I have attached a couple of the frames before, you can see by his face that he knows it's gone bad.
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    See kids, that's what happens you going biking in dockers and a polo shirt.
    The Revolution will not be motorized...especially at $5 per gallon.

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    Much more funny when viewed in the correct sequence. Glad everyone and everything was okay afterwards.

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    if it happened funny! ... but something looks odd with the pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    if it happened funny! ... but something looks odd with the pics.
    are you saying that there is some sort of conspiracy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    if it happened funny! ... but something looks odd with the pics.
    The Revolution will not be motorized...especially at $5 per gallon.

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    You should build that landing a couple feet higher and a few feet longer.
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    The fist pic is my wallpaper!

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    Brain bucket....

    Good to see he was wearing a skid lid. Glad he didn't have to use it for the landing.

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    nice freaking shot anthony, you even made the surly blog, kick ass

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    He got that thing airborne, and it sunk like a hammer into a lake. Physics never blinks.

    Nice pic.
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    thanks for big laugh...

    this pic is classic... impending doom! glad is came out ok, that couldve been disastrous.


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    the top tube gives a close shave in the first pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    if it happened funny! ... but something looks odd with the pics.
    Yeah look at the sequence. If he really backflipped and jumped backwards over the dirtjump, why is there dirt spraying up from his front tire in the second picture?

    Obviously fake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by -Devil-
    if it happened funny! ... but something looks odd with the pics.
    Holy crap, you're right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Bob
    Holy crap, you're right!
    Holy crap its a bigfoot hobbit!!! Those are even rarer than a bigfoot or a hobbit.
    The Revolution will not be motorized...especially at $5 per gallon.

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    Sorry, know this might be a noob question but what is a pug and a manatee (other than the obvious animal kingdom titles).

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    This is a beautiful bike. I never heard about Pugsleys before. Now I want one!

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    Check this out for info on the Pugsley:

    http://www.surlybikes.com/pugsley.html

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    Thanks for sharing Anthony. Tell your friend to keep at it. I had a friend who had just started biking with me a few years ago. His first time out he was fearless and hauling ass. He just kept wiping out, laughing, and doing it again.

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    Seeing the outfit (blue polo, tan pants), all I can think of is Best Buy employee!

    "can I interest you in our extended service pl...ooooofff"

    when Pugs fly...

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    glad to here the Pug is alright
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