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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-31-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By Rick
Glad you guys made it through the ride safely. ...

Glad you guys made it through the ride safely. Looking forward to reading the ride report! Wish I could have been there.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-03-2014, 01:31 PM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
I'll make a guest appearance as well.

I'll make a guest appearance as well.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2014, 11:21 AM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
I'll be lucky to be walking by that time. Doubt...

I'll be lucky to be walking by that time. Doubt very seriously my surgeon would approve of even riding a motorcycle, let alone a ride like that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
Getting better every week, but it's a slow...

Getting better every week, but it's a slow recovery.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2014, 09:48 AM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
If not on the bike, maybe I'll show up also.

If not on the bike, maybe I'll show up also.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
4 on the books. 2 sea kayaking trips and a...

4 on the books. 2 sea kayaking trips and a couple hiking trips that some new friends wanted to go on. But looks like we're going to Hawaii instead. Easy my pain with some umbrella drinks.:1drink
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 03:25 PM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
Thanks George. Good to hear. I do expect a good...

Thanks George. Good to hear. I do expect a good recovery. Dr. was quite pleased with how things turned out. The guy is known to be a perfectionist so I think I was lucky in that regard.

As...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
:1drink With friends like you guys.....

:1drink With friends like you guys.....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-09-2014, 01:23 PM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
that does look like a great deal. Unfortunately,...

that does look like a great deal. Unfortunately, I won't be "in the market" for a few months. I won't be able to put any weight on my leg for at least the end of July.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
Surgery went well. Almost 6 hours. 2 plates and...

Surgery went well. Almost 6 hours. 2 plates and 20 screws. Surgeon said that it took so long because he was having some difficulties getting everything to align. He got it though and said it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-05-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
Thanks, I appreciate it. Yeah, they call this...

Thanks, I appreciate it. Yeah, they call this fracture the "bumper break" due to it mainly happening to motorcycle riders and getting T-Boned. I think I'm lucky in that regard.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 09:31 PM
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Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
For those on here that doesn't know, a few of us...

For those on here that doesn't know, a few of us on this thread went for an overnight ride, mostly dirt roads and I had a little get off. Ended up doing some real damage to myself. Broken left...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-01-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 25,274
Posted By Rick
No, I was thinking more along this: ...

No, I was thinking more along this: http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/bik/4493400885.html
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
:wink: I don't think wearing all my gear is...

:wink: I don't think wearing all my gear is going to be a problem now....

Yeah, I also noticed that I didn't react as fast as I used to. I'll have to take that into consideration.
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
:clap Yeah I'm looking forward to getting...

:clap

Yeah I'm looking forward to getting the TW. I did like the DR, but I think with this injury, the only way I can justify riding again is on a mini-bike like the TW. This is the first bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
I ride trails much slower than dirt roads and I...

I ride trails much slower than dirt roads and I don't consider dirt roads "off roading" especially when they are named roads. I think that's the mentality that causes me to not gear up when I'm only...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Good advice I think. Again it's your passion. I...

Good advice I think. Again it's your passion. I don't have it for riding. It's fun, but that's about it. I'd miss it if it was gone, but not that big of a deal. I like exploring and hate riding...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
I feel like I'll have a similar recovery. I've...

I feel like I'll have a similar recovery. I've already given up on the idea that I'll be able to do my OBDR trip in two months. Just don't think that's realistic. So I've offered to drive a truck...
Forum: Thumpers 05-24-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Hard to tell about her. I know I didn't enjoy...

Hard to tell about her. I know I didn't enjoy taking care of her when she broke her foot, but it was my duty. But she did it just walking through the yard and our dogs crashed into her knocking her...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
I think that's worse case scenario. I've never...

I think that's worse case scenario. I've never had a situation like nor known anyone that did. No idea how long it'd take. But it's plates and screws so maybe that makes a difference. It's odd...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, I'm starting to realize that Glenn. ...

Yeah, I'm starting to realize that Glenn. Something to note for later...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
That's another reason why I think the TW would be...

That's another reason why I think the TW would be a good choice for me. I actually prefer solo riding. It'd be cool to use the TW to get to out of the way lakes and rivers for fishing.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
You bring up a good point. Riding with others. ...

You bring up a good point. Riding with others. When I ride with others I tend to ride faster as most riders I ride with are faster. I tend to enjoy the scenery and just riding. I don't get my...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. We have...

Yeah, that's what I'm talking about. We have plenty of mud and other stuff that a TW would really shine. It's the bike I initially wanted when I got my endorsement, but was talked out of it because...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
My goal with this type of bike is to take me...

My goal with this type of bike is to take me places that I can't go via automobile. And do it in a way that's enjoyable. I don't need to do it fast.

Good point about the overriding the 250.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
I see lots of comments going either direction and...

I see lots of comments going either direction and sure a small can hurt you. An xt225 can easily reach 70 mph and lots of damage can result in a get off at that speed. Even at 15 mph in a situation...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, I'm actually not getting a cast since they...

Yeah, I'm actually not getting a cast since they are using plates and screws. They are putting a knee brace on me since I've got some knee damage as well. That should be an advantage to allow me to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, I agree. One of the other issues I had was...

Yeah, I agree. One of the other issues I had was the bike was fully loaded for an overnight camping trip and it was even heavier loaded since we brought all sorts of unneeded stuff because we were...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
It's hard to say. I really don't have much...

It's hard to say. I really don't have much memory of the actual crash. My mind seemed to have shutdown at that point. I'm quite irritated about that.

Well, I'm thinking that if I went with a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Well, I have gear. One set of gear I call my...

Well, I have gear. One set of gear I call my "dirt road" gear which consists of 3/4 boots and a pair of textile riding pants with integrated pads. My other gear is what I'd call "single track"...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Same here. Didn't ride the DR properly and she...

Same here. Didn't ride the DR properly and she taught me a lesson.

I just went and took a shower...... That was rough. Made me think of why I'm actually considering getting back on a bike...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
I'm not blaming the bike for the crash. What I'm...

I'm not blaming the bike for the crash. What I'm asking is if a lighter bike in this accident, would have hurt me much less or not at all.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah mainly dirt roads and easy trails. I had an...

Yeah mainly dirt roads and easy trails. I had an XT250 and really enjoyed riding it on anything dirt, but it was anything but fun on longer distance pavement. Hence selling it and buying the DR. I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yes, I think my gear was a factor. I have a...

Yes, I think my gear was a factor. I have a mindset that I don't need full off road gear if I'm only going to be riding dirt roads. If I ride again, I'm going to have to change that mindset...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, I take responsibility for this. I was over...

Yeah, I take responsibility for this. I was over 300 miles for the day and it was getting close to dark so we wanted to find a camping spot fast. I think I was just tired of riding and wasn't...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Might have saved me as well, but I've got it in...

Might have saved me as well, but I've got it in my head that I don't need to wear stuff like that unless I'm on single track. Guess that's not going to be true anymore.
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Sitting. It was a forest service road and that...

Sitting. It was a forest service road and that particular corner had some heavy gravel which was different than the previous miles that I just came through. I actually don't remember much about...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Makes sense. I've been looking at maybe a XT225...

Makes sense. I've been looking at maybe a XT225 but I've always wanted a TW200 to play with. Maybe that's the solution. Get a trailer for the road riding and the TW when I get there. Does need to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
Yeah, that's what I wonder. If I was to crash in...

Yeah, that's what I wonder. If I was to crash in the same place again, would I break my leg. I think there is probably a good chance that I wouldn't. But it's hard to connivence my wife that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,985
Posted By Rick
No. The frame of the bike I believe is what...

No. The frame of the bike I believe is what broke my leg.

You analogy makes sense, but if you're both hit in the head by both of those balls, would one kill you or would the other just hurt like...
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