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Old 08-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #20971
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wow today is a special day !
i for one and really happy for you and your family!
enjoy the time together.
fbm

Thanks fbm. He's got to check in at the base tomorrow and get himself situated then he gets to take a little time off and chill.

I'm amazingly proud. He's 25, has 5 years in the AF and has already done 2 deployments, 1 to Iraq and the 2nd to Afghanistan.

And for him to surprise us today was a great way to spend the afternoon.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:22 PM   #20972
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Thumb Homecomings and knee braces...2 good things.

My son is home!!
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!

THAT is freakin' cool!!! It IS a great day at your house. Very happy to hear the news!




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Speaking of gear after I fall I took on my knee a couple of weeks ago I think I need to start using knee protection.
Does anyone have any likes or dis likes on what kind to get, or does anyone have a pair to part with?
Jeff,
I would echo what Kip said and add that the guy I bought my KLX from really got me thinking about kneebraces, but I kept putting off adding them to my ATTGATT list-- I have always been really flexible and never injured my knees in 50+ years. Well it finally happened, and I am lucky it wasn't worse. Based on the recommendations I received and read, I chose the Asterisk ultra cells at $500 from Rocky Mountain Cycle/ATV. Haven't checked but are probably cheaper now...

Fox/Pod or EVS are also top shelf. The only thing better is custom-fitted and you can easily hit $1000 for those... I have finally gotten mine dialed in and I feel like they protect my knee/shin as well as expensive guards (--which I already was wearing--and
I can't speak on that aspect of the Pods or EVS versions) as well as help protect the joint and prevent hyper-extension.

Another thing to consider is you will probably have to go to an "over the boot" style MX pant to accomodate the size of the brace and/or allow you to have full mobility when wearing braces and tighter pants. You are welcome to look at mine anytime. If you could try on a pair that would be great because if they ain't comfortable, you won't wear them...

Lastly, they can only "stabilize" your joint; just because you are wearing them you won't be invulnerable in a bad crash.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:24 PM   #20973
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
Sounds like a great day for you and your family. Tell your son "Thanks for what he does" for me!
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:27 PM   #20974
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wow today is a special day !
i for one and really happy for you and your family!
enjoy the time together.
fbm
FBM, How is the shoulder doing these days? Getting better I hope?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:16 PM   #20975
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Neck

I use PODS which I think are great. By the way, with all the talk about boots, braces, guards etc. in my humble opinion the Leatt neck brace is every bit as important, if not more so, than boots or braces. I finally bit the bullet in '10 and at Hillbilly Hills that year I had a BIG getoff and the first thing that touched the ground was my face If not for the Leatt my head would have far exceeded the angle (backwards) my neck was designed for. I have NO DOUBT there would be no riding with you guys now if not for the Leatt
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #20976
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Skid if I had the money for 500 -1000 knee protection I would ride one of those urnge bikes everyone is so crazy about.
So the search is on until then I just have to try to do the slow burn thing. How much could a new knee cost anyway Hell I have two.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #20977
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:39 PM   #20978
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thanks for asking . it's sore as hell and its much better, i rode today for the first time since the crash and it feels better than sitting at home
take care
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:42 PM   #20979
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etingelefunts, you have just contributed a months worth of helpful info in just a couple posts!

lots of good news on here, homecomings from abroad, homecomings back to riding, and atgatt discussions

as far as knee protection, I use these - they have saved by knees countless times, are cheap, stay put, comfortable, etc.
you put on your socks, kneepads, pants, then boots. may not provide 500 bones worth of joint protection, but they sure as hell protect your knees in getoffs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:43 PM   #20980
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM   #20981
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etingelefunts, you have just contributed a months worth of helpful info in just a couple posts!

lots of good news on here, homecomings from abroad, homecomings back to riding, and atgatt discussions

as far as knee protection, I use these - they have saved by knees countless times, are cheap, stay put, comfortable, etc.
you put on your socks, kneepads, pants, then boots. may not provide 500 bones worth of joint protection, but they sure as hell protect your knees in getoffs.

That is what I am talking about a price that would make a KLR rider proud
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:29 PM   #20982
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As most of you know, my son has been deployed since March and was expected home later this month. Today, while eating lunch, and celebrating my father in law's 77th birthday, my boy walked into the kitchen, catching all of us off guard and creating quite a stir. We had no idea he was coming home early. In fact, he landed at Hurlburt at 0900 today and came straight here to surprise us. I had just cooked hamburgers and Conecuh Sausage on the grill, so after hugs and tears all around, he sat down to a burger, pasta salad and sweet tea.

It's a good day at my house!!
It is a good day !

You are a blessed,man Frank!
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:12 PM   #20983
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It is a good day !

You are a blessed,man Frank!

You are SO right Rick. He said I almost dropped my plate when I saw him round the corner and come into the kitchen. It was difficult but I let my wife get her hugs in first. Once I got my arms around him, I didn't really want to let go.

Once we all settled down, he had a hamburger, some pasta salad and some sweet tea. He was smiling like a fool and saying how glad he was to be back home.

I just got a call from him a few minutes ago. He and his wife made it back to Navarre. He has to check in tomorrow and then gets a couple of weeks off.

Life is GREAT!
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:51 PM   #20984
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You are SO right Rick. He said I almost dropped my plate when I saw him round the corner and come into the kitchen. It was difficult but I let my wife get her hugs in first. Once I got my arms around him, I didn't really want to let go.

Once we all settled down, he had a hamburger, some pasta salad and some sweet tea. He was smiling like a fool and saying how glad he was to be back home.

I just got a call from him a few minutes ago. He and his wife made it back to Navarre. He has to check in tomorrow and then gets a couple of weeks off.

Life is GREAT!
Yes indeed!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #20985
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You are SO right Rick. He said I almost dropped my plate when I saw him round the corner and come into the kitchen. It was difficult but I let my wife get her hugs in first. Once I got my arms around him, I didn't really want to let go.

Once we all settled down, he had a hamburger, some pasta salad and some sweet tea. He was smiling like a fool and saying how glad he was to be back home.

I just got a call from him a few minutes ago. He and his wife made it back to Navarre. He has to check in tomorrow and then gets a couple of weeks off.

Life is GREAT!
Glad to hear your son made it home safe, Frank!
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