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Old 10-21-05, 11:44 AM
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harris
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Originally Posted by mosplat
lake jumping would probably be the most fun and least painful.
i jump off of a bike into a lake on purpose. that would most definetly be the prefered way to bail. just remember that if you have to take the bike with you, that when the bike hits the water it will flip you over forewards, no matter what. and get unclipped first. Other than that, if i am going fast, i will try to go off the back of the bike. if i am going slow alongside a dropoff with trees, then i dont even think about getting out of the bike when i start to tip over the edge. i look for a tree and then grab it with my arms.

that works the best.
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