I don't think they are gonna care
I just checked their website. It's a mexican film crew. They just take footage and put it on the site.
So I'm pretty sure they just build booby traps, record the chaos, and put it up.
They're just doing it for a cheap thrill. What a bunch of !@#.
Ron that sucks. Glad to hear your ok and the bike is in good hands. There were alot of people keeping an eye on that thing. The booby traps have always been there but the population is getting bigger and the people making them are just getting out of hand. Its been getting worse and we have seen the videos. If XBAJA.COM had ANYTHING to do with this (I hope not), do not buy their stuff.I was the guy on the left in the video- Ron Wilson bike # 312x. Swollen knee- hopefully I won't need another surgery. Broken helmet. Lost my chance at the $3,000 1st place money in class 30, probably $2,000 in medical bills.
12x hit the ground much harder than I did. I hope he's OK.
I'm actually more upset at all the bystanders that stand there and do nothing to protect the racers. I would NEVER, NEVER allow something like this to be built on a race course. Yet, hundreds of people just stand there and watch. It's just not logical.
Even after I finally stopped crashing, these people weren't even helping me pick up the bike. They just stood there watching me scream in pain... I finally asked for help picking up the bike, cleaning off my goggles, all the while I'm yelling for someone to go tear the fricken jump down...Nobody did.
This was a big bummer. It was like the perfect storm. Everything came together all at the right time.
I haven't hit one of these at speed since 1996 San felipe 250. I Always slow down when I see a group of spectators. Even in the 50 miles just before this crash I slowed down for numerous "situations" made by the locals.
I was so focused on completing the pass on 12x, I honestly didn't see any spectators. I had already passed about 22 bikes, and I was hoping for some clean air.
I knew this was a wide open uphill sand situation, and apparently so did the other guy. We were also in the dust of 10x. The jump was built just around a sweeper, behind a bush. I never saw it. Not sure what else to say......
I've been doing SCORE races since 1989. Approx 35 events. This might just be the end for me. The escalating costs, increased speeds of our bikes, and growing population of Baja make it nearly impossible to have fun and race...I don't know, I'm tired, maybe i'll feel different tomorrow...
I don't agree with this, I was out near El Alamo (MM70+) with my family and some friends, there was nobody around but us, we just like to go to these places so we can see the cars in full speed and nobody bother us, some of the cars that saw us took a second look (slow down a bit) and some just waved at us, it was a great time, now imagine that someone had readed this post before the race, and they decide to do what you say, right now I coulded be in the hospital or some worst place.I think Patrana said it best. "If there's a crowd of people in the middle of nowhere, there's probably a booby trap. Just aim for the people cuz that's where the booby trap isn't."