In most sand dune off-road parks, you need to have a ten-foot orange flag attached to whatever you are riding or driving for safety. This way, accidental incursions between vehicles can be minimized, especially where the crest of a dune is concerned. Unfortunately, for the rider of this bike, that isn’t the case when you go out into The Empty Quarter in Qatar…there, the desert is vast, the dunes are gigantic, and as for rules like ten-foot-tall flags…yeah, those don’t exist. Instead, you have friends who are supposed to sit at the crest of the dune and make sure that your landing zone is going to be clear of any unexpected objects…like, say, a TJ Wrangler that is minding it’s own business…before you do your best imitation of a regional jet at full speed. If your friends do their job, you land and you continue on. If your friends fail you, then you get to answer to the driver of the Jeep and will have to start figuring out how to get the nice rear tire-sized dent out of the hood of the Wrangler.
LANGUAGE WARNING: Find some headphones…this guy’s wallet went a few hundred dollars lighter upon landing and he isn’t happy about it at all.