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Never ride through deep running water

This gets ugly fast. I hope the guy's OK the bike's likely a goner though.

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This gets ugly fast. I hope the guy's OK the bike's likely a goner though.

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Darwin award nominee..
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would have been safer to ride an air matress than the bike
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id do it..... his mistake was slowing down , when i doubt throttle out XD
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He's lucky not to get trapped under those branches. That is how a lot of canoeists drown, very dangerous. Darwin award indeed.
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id do it..... his mistake was slowing down , when i doubt throttle out XD
pretty sure he turned across current and his front end washed out sending him down sideways. don't think speed would have helped much with that.

those major flood zones are the only place that you might live nowhere near water but would still want to own a boat.

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Why did the biker cross the river? To get laid on a water bed? To float like a waterbug and bang into trees? To test his tires for signs of hydroplaning? WTF?
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He's LUCKY to be alive (at least I ASSUME he's alive - unless someone got the camera from a corpse!).
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He's LUCKY to be alive (at least I ASSUME he's alive - unless someone got the camera from a corpse!).
That's what I was thinking.

Fast-moving flood waters like that often float cars and light trucks (and the people inside them) off roads and downstream. Either someone with the right rescue equipment/training saves you, you spend hours (or days) clinging to a tree or you die.
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Years ago I took a Swift Water Rescue class in the Fire dept. We were taught that 6" of water flowing at 30mph can take your feet out from under you and then you are in deep (no pun intended) CACA. Most people will drown or be battered to death by stuff that is washing down stream OR boulders.

The rule was STAY OUT OF DEEP RUNNING WATER.

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I've canoed fast flowing streams in the spring around here, not the big rivers of the north, but big currents. No matter the width of the stream or the river, fast current can trap you under a small branch and drown you before you even know that you're dead.
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