got a wild hair during our Badlands trip on the end
of September, 2000 and decided to try a nearly impossible
hill climb on one of the hard-packed, sand cliffs
to test his hill climbing abilities.
may have made it with enough speed but since he
had a wide a-arm kit and offset rims the carved-in
trail was not wide enough for him to go through.
This stopped him immediately midway up (pic 2) and
started the downward tumble you see here.
somehow survived without a scratch and we only had
to readjust his bars back to their previous position
to continue riding for the remainder of the day.
Although, his front rims were switched because the
too narrow groove almost pushed the beads of the
rims and caused a flat.
surprising of all was the flag pole never snapped.
Even without a spring mount to allow it to flex.
It must've been saved from Dale's body as it flipped
over him. Way to go buddy!