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This is Tyrone Gilks in 2009 jumping 242ft on a 2 stroke 125 at age 15, many would have seen this but just shows the balls this kid had and he lived fast and pushed the boundaries of life. Just watch and enjoy and will bring a smile to your face to watch the lad at WOT.
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here's some more, he was very talented-

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Just watched the Sunday night program about the death of tyrone gilks and the dangers of freestyle mx, also spoke to other riders who have been seriously injured and spoke about riders who have been killed. Was a very sad story and just hits home how dangerous all motorcycle activiites can be. You don't need to be a FMXer or even racing to become a statistic, everyday riding can be extremely dangerous and there are plenty on here who could speak of themselves or someone else badly injured or worse even tragically taken.

I know the risks but love the thrills and mateship and I guess the rush of the unknown. All in all enjoy yourselves people and you can never have to much safety gear and always let someone know where and when you are going riding, and please be as careful as possible whilst having the time of your lives.
 
Yes Mick i seen the same program mate. Motorcycles and motorcycle racing is dangerous but as you said you can never have to much safety gear on. Even with this safety gear injuries still happen as shown in the story but naturally you need to know your limitations. I to know the risk of injury and have 1 stuffed knee waiting for a full knee reco and limited movement of my left wrist from being smashed in motorbike crashes over the years. But like you said Mick i to love the thrills and mateship and the rush of the unknown. The motorcycle bug is great thing and i would never change a thing its been great but i dont race anymore because of my injuries and plus im getting to old to mix it with the young ones LOL. I still ride for fun and i think i always will and now enjoy building bikes and maintaining my braaap for my stepson to race and have great enjoyment from that. So enjoy yourselves and make sure you always wear your safety gear and as Mick said please be as careful as possible while having the time of your lives.
 
sometimes you get really lucky though :p i went over the bars without any gear on (warming the bike up) and got back up and got on the bike right away
 
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