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Old 06-09-2006, 06:35 AM   #76
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Man I hate reading this .Another ADV'er has just gone thru the same .I suggest you drop DaleB a line he surely can help you down this unecpected turn in the road of life .He has dealt with is back injury as well as anyone could ever expect and more .Best wishes and keep your spirits up.

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Old 06-09-2006, 07:36 AM   #77
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this thread in jo momma has some info about contributing to help clayton.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143806
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:28 PM   #78
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Old 06-10-2006, 11:01 AM   #79
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Clayton,

I just came across this thread this morning. I am very sorry to hear of your accident, and I wish you the speediest recovery and prayers for your on time enrollment in Law School. Keep your chin up, and also that positive attitude you have. Please keep us updated on your progress.

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Old 06-10-2006, 12:38 PM   #80
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Madness, help sent. Keep strong.
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Old 06-10-2006, 02:54 PM   #81
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Good god Clayton. I'm so sorry to read and hear of your story. Thank god you had MedJet Assist, as I did when I broke bones in bolivia... my heart is out to you and many prayers. Keep the attitude.

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Old 06-10-2006, 07:06 PM   #82
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My wife and I are going to visit Clayton tomorrow (Sunday) morning. We are going to take him some magazines and best wishes from everyone on Advrider. When we get back I will post an update.
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:15 PM   #83
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Hi Everyone

My nurse contrived an awkward but workable way to pull me up to a computer for a bit, so just a brief one for now. I was able to read some of what all of you have written, and I'm so thankful for your support. Someone wrote, "Ride on, Clayton" and it made me cry. I'll try my friends. I wrote a post on a pad the other day and my parents are going to get it to Honey so she can post it. Thank you Honey. Thanks to those who have made (some shockingly generous) contributions, and to those who have expressed the desire to do so. I'll thank you all individually when I am able. My mom has a paypal account through her teamweaver@aol.com address. I will soon have my laptop, and will be able to write more easily and at length. I have many thoughts in my head, and will share them with you as I am able. You have all come to mean a great deal to me. I've only told about five of my friends about the accident, because for some reason I'm not ready yet.
I want to say something I think very important. Many people have mentioned my inexperience as a possible factor in the accident. I think it was. I'm hot-headed, and believe I rode foolishly. I saw the donkeys on the side of the road, and tried to get to the right to get around them. That was when the one bolted in front of me. I should have simply applied the brakes, for which there was plenty of time, and passed them very slowly and cautiously. The moral here is that I should have approached my riding much more cautiously and prudently, and not have felt in such a rush. I feel like an animal from one of Aesop's fables- when they behaved foolishly, they got drowned, devoured, or what you will. I did so and got myself paralyzed. If only I had said to myself before each ride, "Take your time, relax, and don't be a hot-head", I'd probably be in Panama now, with two working legs. Learn from me my friends.
I'm told there are other threads about my accident on here, and I'll try to find them, but if any of y'all would copy and post this to them, I'd be grateful. Thanks friends. I'll be in touch. Clayton
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:23 PM   #84
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Good to hear from you!

There isn't a person on here who can honestly say they've never done something stupid and extremely dangerous as a new rider.

Hopefully your story can help other new riders. I'm sure I'll repeat it to a few.

Hang in there.
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Old 06-11-2006, 01:40 PM   #85
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Good to hear from you!

There isn't a person on here who can honestly say they've never done something stupid and extremely dangerous as a new rider.
Some of us (me included) have done things extremely stupid as experienced & seasoned riders.

Heal quicky and well Clayton
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:42 PM   #86
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I'm taking off for a couple days soon and I've been thinking about your accident a lot. Thanks for the insight on how it happened; you are 100 percent correct about the notion that being in a hurry can get you in trouble. Godspeed on your recovery, you are very brave.
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Old 06-11-2006, 04:53 PM   #87
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Here is a few:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=143637
http://www.salcar.org/blog/2006/06/this_is_from_a_.html
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=clayton
http://www.klr650.net/forums/showthread.php?t=38492
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...hlight=clayton

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Old 06-11-2006, 06:18 PM   #88
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Clayton thank you for sharing your experience with us. I know it can’t be easy to acknowledge your fault in a situation where the punishment dealt is so harsh and unjust- it is very generous and humble of you to do so. As a noob myself I’m trying to hang on to a healthy amount of fear inspired caution despite feeling reckless thrill seeker or impatient urges. Remember everyone has been guilty of taking chances from time to time. I wish you wellness and strength during your recovery.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:05 PM   #89
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You're a big man, Clayton. As you know, life is what you make of it. You'll do well.
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:20 PM   #90
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My nurse contrived an awkward but workable way to pull me up to a computer for a bit, so just a brief one for now. I was able to read some of what all of you have written, and I'm so thankful for your support. Someone wrote, "Ride on, Clayton" and it made me cry. I'll try my friends. I wrote a post on a pad the other day and my parents are going to get it to Honey so she can post it. Thank you Honey. Thanks to those who have made (some shockingly generous) contributions, and to those who have expressed the desire to do so. I'll thank you all individually when I am able. My mom has a paypal account through her teamweaver@aol.com address. I will soon have my laptop, and will be able to write more easily and at length. I have many thoughts in my head, and will share them with you as I am able. You have all come to mean a great deal to me. I've only told about five of my friends about the accident, because for some reason I'm not ready yet.
I want to say something I think very important. Many people have mentioned my inexperience as a possible factor in the accident. I think it was. I'm hot-headed, and believe I rode foolishly. I saw the donkeys on the side of the road, and tried to get to the right to get around them. That was when the one bolted in front of me. I should have simply applied the brakes, for which there was plenty of time, and passed them very slowly and cautiously. The moral here is that I should have approached my riding much more cautiously and prudently, and not have felt in such a rush. I feel like an animal from one of Aesop's fables- when they behaved foolishly, they got drowned, devoured, or what you will. I did so and got myself paralyzed. If only I had said to myself before each ride, "Take your time, relax, and don't be a hot-head", I'd probably be in Panama now, with two working legs. Learn from me my friends.
I'm told there are other threads about my accident on here, and I'll try to find them, but if any of y'all would copy and post this to them, I'd be grateful. Thanks friends. I'll be in touch. Clayton
I can already tell by your posts that you are one tough sob but all the same, we are thinking about you man.
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