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Old 05-01-2014, 06:57 PM   #76
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Maybe of interest; I had a similar off to yours but off an MTB when the handlebar hooked .....

So you should be on track for September. Good luck.
Thanks for sharing! I appreciate the input.

I read your post while lying in bed, waiting for the surgery to get started.
It made me wonder if I was making the right decision. Afterwards, the doctor told my wife he was glad I went through with it. He said my collarbone was in four pieces, one of which was "shattered" (his word).

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Wow That's incredible riding!! I have a "big bike" as well maybe I will be like you guys some day! Really cool stuff.
Thank you! Plan on coming to March Moto Madness next year and ride along! : clap
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:42 PM   #77
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Blur, how are you feeling bro?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:39 PM   #78
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Blur, how are you feeling bro?
At the moment, hurts like hell. Thankful for ice packs and OxyContin!

Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2014, 03:13 AM   #79
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Incredible vid and pics!! You might want to try a few audio books to idle away the day.
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:36 AM   #80
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Damn dude sorry to see you all broke up, heal fast and heal well!!! As Dorito has been telling me "It's just a small piece of time" you will be back at before long and this will be a distant memory but with scars. I look forward to riding again with you some day!
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Old 05-02-2014, 04:40 AM   #81
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Thanks, B and D!
Yes, most certainly we'll ride together again :)
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:18 AM   #82
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Having any weird side effects from the Oxy? We ended up backing mine down to Tramadol(?) which made life much better. I couldn't differentiate what was the cause....pain or the drugs and it turned out to be the drugs. I kept a log with when I took the drug and how I felt which helped us figure out it was the drug, it also helped ensure that I wasn't taking it more often than necessary. The good thing it is your shoulder so you are mobile which will help in all aspects of the recovery. Since mine was my foot/ankle is was hard to get around let alone out of the house. Now that we have you fixed and recovering how bad was the bike? I am guessing the tractor came out fairly well, any radiator damage?
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:56 AM   #83
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Blur, we've been talking on FB but I'm hoping that surgery heals you up super fast! Hopefully you'll get to run with me for a few miles on the TAT this Summer!
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:37 AM   #84
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Having any weird side effects from the Oxy? We ended up backing mine down to Tramadol(?) which made life much better. I couldn't differentiate what was the cause....pain or the drugs and it turned out to be the drugs. I kept a log with when I took the drug and how I felt which helped us figure out it was the drug, it also helped ensure that I wasn't taking it more often than necessary. The good thing it is your shoulder so you are mobile which will help in all aspects of the recovery. Since mine was my foot/ankle is was hard to get around let alone out of the house. Now that we have you fixed and recovering how bad was the bike? I am guessing the tractor came out fairly well, any radiator damage?
Only plastic broken, from what I can tell.

My SW-Motech upper and lower guards worked really well.

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Blur, we've been talking on FB but I'm hoping that surgery heals you up super fast! Hopefully you'll get to run with me for a few miles on the TAT this Summer!
Looking forward to it!
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Any more word on the brake failure? That part of this story really concerns me.
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Old 05-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #87
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Any more word on the brake failure? That part of this story really concerns me.
The guy assigned to the case is on vacation this week. I'll post up as I get new info.

I'm not in too big of a rush. It's not like I can go ride
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Blur, give us an update. How are you doing? Weaned off the oxy yet? Did you take a massive dump yet? :) Get well soon dude.
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Old 05-10-2014, 12:41 PM   #89
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Wow That's incredible riding!! I have a "big bike" as well maybe I will be like you guys some day! Really cool stuff.
Decided to go ahead with surgery. A plate and seven screws, dermal adhesive and 13 staples to hold it all together. It was last Thursday, May 1st. First few days weren't all that bad as I was hopped up on oxycodone (not OxyContin).

Started a new job Monday (at a place where I'm hoping to offer lots of inmate group buy specials once I put some time in ). Was a bit overly enthusiastic, lifted some product I shouldn't have....paid for it Tuesday and Wednesday morning...hurt like hell! Sometime just after lunch on Wednesday, experienced an excruciating pain for a couple seconds and then..... No pain. Very strange! I think something must've shifted back into place...will never know.

Gotta call from the director of customer relations at BMW at the beginning of this week. He wanted to go over what happened. I simply reiterated what I've been saying all along... My brakes failed. We talked a bit about my expectations. I just told him I wanted everything back to the way it was a few seconds before my crash... A bike with no broken plastic and brakes I can rely on, a shoulder that works without pain. He said someone from BMW would be inspecting the bike at my local dealer, I thanked him for his time and we hung up.

I just got back from the dealer (they provide free lunches on Saturdays ) .... the bike hasn't moved and the service manager hasn't heard from anyone.

Thanks for asking :)
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:33 AM   #90
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Thanks for asking :)
Ummm... you're welcome?

I hope you get yourself fully recovered soon. It would be a hell of a shame to win the GS Trophy qualifier and then miss the event due to this. Speaking of that, I was asked to give a presentation about my experiences at the qualifier at Morton's BMW Spring Fling this Saturday at Natural Bridge VA. I found a whole pile of pictures of you that are in my Powerpoint.
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