Incredible footage of a lucky dirtbiker on Schofield Pass, near Crested Butte, Colorado who biffed it off a trail at the best possible place and walked away wet but uninjured. Talk about an oh shit moment…
“A mishap on the climb up Schofield Pass, near Crested Butte, Colorado on September 4th, 2019. Video is long but thought it best to leave nearly uncut. It shows the descent, anxiety at the bottom and then a partial climb. What follows is the off path madness and splashdown into the punchbowl. I was completely uninjured and climbed out within 15 minutes of the incident.
So what happened? Riding a dirt bike across obstacles typically requires the rider to maintain momentum. As can be seen, I chose a riding line on the left as I thought it looked easier. I wasn’t going quick enough and the front tire got kicked to the left which caused my throttle hand to twist and … well .. you saw the rest.
How about the fall? First I grabbed for anything to slow me down; check out the shadows. No, time didn’t stand still or slow down. I thought of my kids, called out to God and fell perfectly into the water. Once I surfaced, I thought I was going to drown but thankfully the edge was close by and I was able to gather myself, take a deep breath and patiently wait for help.”