Binder Bash 2014 Ride of the Weekend

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  1. Brett Whitaker

    Brett Whitaker Binder Driver

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  2. Heath Sanborn

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    Wow that was amazing
     
  3. Mark Aycock

    Mark Aycock High Wheeler

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    I'm very glad that they weren't hurt !
     
  4. Tres03

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    Tommy is a wheeling god. He did a great job with his quick thinking to keep that thing from flipping. I'm glad no one was hurt.
     
  5. sullyscout77

    sullyscout77 Binder Driver

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    Wow Tommy! That was the Sh*t!! :punk::punk::punk:
    How long after before you were able to change your shorts??, (LOL)! :D

    "CLEAN-UP, DRIVER'S SEAT"!! :D :yes::beer:

    Glad it ended so well! Awesome recovery.
     
  6. Randy Z.

    Randy Z. Binder Driver

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    What caused the rapid descent - engine stall? Unanticipated neutral gear selection? The rig just decided "I'm outta here"?

    Oh yeah, glad you made it through physically unscathed!
     
  7. Brett Whitaker

    Brett Whitaker Binder Driver

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    Tommy found that his throttle return spring had come loose.

    Brett
     
  8. climb2safety

    climb2safety Farmall Cub

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    pretty sure i would still be puckered up after that. Glad everyone was safe and had a good time.

    PS - i hate having to work.
     
  9. scout2000

    scout2000 Lives in an IH Dealership

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    O.M.G.!

    Tommy, I am glad that you and your vehicle survived.
     
  10. jtl1100

    jtl1100 Farmall Cub

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    Wow. So glad you saved that. You quick thinking really saved your hide. I never inspect that spring. Maybe I will now.
     
  11. Capydoo

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    Well, that was first big hill of the day. And probably the first big hill in about 8 years. Right before my front tires popped up in the air, my throttle stuck and it made me feel like my scout was going to flip over backward. If I had of just stayed calm I would have realized that my tires were already back on the ground and I could have made it over the top. However, I had slapped the truck in reverse. :oops: At that point the truck raced back down the hill and you see the result. I was Standing on my brakes as hard as I could the entire time. My throttle return spring had come off. By the grace of God, we didn't flip over. Yes, I was pulling the driver seat out of my butt for the rest of the day.
     
  12. sullyscout77

    sullyscout77 Binder Driver

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    The Binder Gods were watching over you Buddy. Could have been a very different outcome. Anyone can Monday-Morning QB you, but it's a whole different animal when you in the driver's seat and all you can see is sky, "yikes"! Think you did well Tommy. :punk:
    (FYI, I doubled my throttle return spring just in case).
     

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  13. Capydoo

    Capydoo Farmall Cub

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    Thankx for the words of encouragement Sully. :D
     
  14. Randy Z.

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    Well, you made it down with the rig correctly oriented. Read that wheels on the ground. Good job!
     

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