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Old 05-29-2011, 05:38 PM   #14176
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Lookin good Brett.
Your teasin us with those shots and I'll bet Dr Z's gonna enjoy this one fer sure:


Your gonna have another diamond in your crown for letting Rich tag along with you.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:37 PM   #14177
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Lookin good Brett.
Your teasin us with those shots and I'll bet Dr Z's gonna enjoy this one fer sure:


Your gonna have another diamond in your crown for letting Rich tag along with you.
We may have a clone problem here on ADV.

I had a good time with Rich, hope I'm still riding at 75.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:42 PM   #14178
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very nice looks like you had a blast, awsome senery
Had a blast Billy, you'd been right at home on your street bike.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:54 PM   #14179
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I had a good time with Rich, hope I'm still riding at 75.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:15 PM   #14180
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Anyone riding tomorrow? I'm thinking of heading out to blackwater.
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Old 05-29-2011, 07:56 PM   #14181
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Luck

I was lucky on this trip, no flat tires, no animal strikes, weather was favorable until West Virginia, only dropped the bike once at slow speed, no bike problems until yesterday. Saturday was a long day, started out in NC, worked my way down to Wolf Pen Gap, rode a fun section of rocky Jeep trail near Suches and continued my way south and west on secondary roads stopping in Calhoun Ga. for lunch around 2:00. Tried to start the bike after lunch.....dead, no headlight, no starter, nothing. Play with the ignition for a bit, unload the bike, take the seat off, check fuses, wiring, play with the wires under the instrument panel and the KLR is alive again. Put it all back together, load up and head home, nervous, but I turn the bike off a couple times to fuel up and get home around 11:00 with no further issues. Today I started the bike a couple times, changed the oil and washed the bike before riding to Crestview for a going away dinner for Dirty with the justdualsport folks and its dead again, no luck reviving this time, had it towed home. Anyway I consider myself lucky that the bike got me home and didn't strand me in some undesirable part of Alabama last night.

Somebody, I think Rob, asked whether Norm got a ticket for hitting a tree. Answer is no, but he did mention a $15K helicopter ride.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:12 PM   #14182
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Anyone riding tomorrow? I'm thinking of heading out to blackwater.
Howzabout tmw eve mang? I see ya got yer DR for sale in the Flea Market.

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I was lucky on this trip, no flat tires, no animal strikes, weather was favorable until West Virginia, only dropped the bike once at slow speed, no bike problems until yesterday. Saturday was a long day, started out in NC, worked my way down to Wolf Pen Gap, rode a fun section of rocky Jeep trail near Suches and continued my way south and west on secondary roads stopping in Calhoun Ga. for lunch around 2:00. Tried to start the bike after lunch.....dead, no headlight, no starter, nothing. Play with the ignition for a bit, unload the bike, take the seat off, check fuses, wiring, play with the wires under the instrument panel and the KLR is alive again. Put it all back together, load up and head home, nervous, but I turn the bike off a couple times to fuel up and get home around 11:00 with no further issues. Today I started the bike a couple times, changed the oil and washed the bike before riding to Crestview for a going away dinner for Dirty with the justdualsport folks and its dead again, no luck reviving this time, had it towed home. Anyway I consider myself lucky that the bike got me home and didn't strand me in some undesirable part of Alabama last night.

Somebody, I think Rob, asked whether Norm got a ticket for hitting a tree. Answer is no, but he did mention a $15K helicopter ride.
Hey Brett didn't yer KLR do the exact same thing out at Eglin last year? I never did ask you what that turned out to be. At any rate, I'm glad the beast got ya there & back; I hope mine does the same, I'm leaving next week. I've had a run of good luck with my KLR that's lasted 6 yrs and 28K miles, it's gotta end sometime, but hopefully not this summer.

You mentioned a $15K helicopter ride, another ADVer (BCGixxer) told me his post-crash helicopter ride cost the same thing. That's pretty strong. Makes my 40-mile $1500 ambulance ride look like a frikken bargain. I'm still kinda pissed that I didn't get any narcotics on that ambulance ride though; for $1500, they coulda at least given me a little Dilaudid. Or Fentanyl. Or even Percocet. Hell, I ain't picky. I woulda settled for a hit on some Cantonment Dirt Weed, and that's the triple truth. Ruth.


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Old 05-29-2011, 09:38 PM   #14183
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a $15K helicopter ride.
Thats about the going rate. I saw a local news story about the same thing not 2 days ago - I cannot believe medical/health insurance doesn't cover that shit!! unfreakinbelievable. whats really upsetting is the fact that there are so damn many that have no money (or jobs, or legal citizenship) that'll never pay it, but us law abiding citizens dont get any leeway with the insurance that practically puts us in the poor house to start with!

as for you, inept, from what ive heard your level of consciousness was altered, along with a possible head injury - which is a blatant contraindication for narcotics. hate it for ya but when yer really fucked up, they need you to stay how they found ya so you dont get any worse til they get you under an xray/mri/cat to make sure ya arent gettin worse (brain swelling, cephalic hematoma, spinal injury).

what really kills me about emergency medicine is how much the system gets abused regularly by some, who get away with it and never pay the piper, but an average joe eats shit and the medical system (mainly the insurance part of it) shovels another mouthful in after its all said and done.

I hope im still ridin by 75 too, cause hopefully thatll mean im more or less healthy and not in regular need of the "medical/insurance system" - dont even get me started on retirement/nursing homes!!
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:04 PM   #14184
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Hey Brett didn't yer KLR do the exact same thing out at Eglin last year? I never did ask you what that turned out to be. At any rate, I'm glad the beast got ya there & back; I hope mine does the same, I'm leaving next week. I've had a run of good luck with my KLR that's lasted 6 yrs and 28K miles, it's gotta end sometime, but hopefully not this summer.
Battery went kaput last time, think its the ignition switch this time, we'll see. Only bike I've had to tow home, twice now.

Sending you a pm with coordinates for this campsite with a nice babbling creek.


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Old 05-29-2011, 10:39 PM   #14185
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Pete--you're correct. Sometimes you've gotta make do with what you have. I'm pretty new at the soft-road thing, but I'm getting better.
I tell ya what--once ya have the dirt riding thing down pat on a Ninja 250, it'll be a frikken breeze on a dualsport. In an earlier pic it looked like you were runnin a rear Kenda 761 on the front of yer Ninja; is that what it is? And if so, how's it handle on the street?
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Old 05-29-2011, 10:58 PM   #14186
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as for you, inept, from what ive heard your level of consciousness was altered, along with a possible head injury - which is a blatant contraindication for narcotics. hate it for ya but when yer really fucked up, they need you to stay how they found ya so you dont get any worse til they get you under an xray/mri/cat to make sure ya arent gettin worse (brain swelling, cephalic hematoma, spinal injury).
Yer most certainly right about all that, I'm sure they were followin SOP and it's good that they were. I still think that for $1500, I shoulda got more than a quick 40-mile ride to the hospital. I mean, come on--the female EMT didn't even show me her boobs! (Or was that a chubby male EMT with moobs? I really don't remember.)
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:13 AM   #14187
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Tony, your post-crash Ride Report to Buzz and wifey and me was out there. You were dodging banana trees and coming around hard gravel corners avoiding Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders and Joe McCarthy and this is Bat Country, all.

Took Rob's eyewitness data backing up me and Madhouse looking at the scene to see what you had done

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Every day is Thanksgiving, when you think about what could have happened to a friend
Well keep in mind that post-crash Ride Report was given under the influence of morphine: I was out there with the wild buffalo! I can't even remember what I said to Buzz, Wifey, or you. One of my old FBR buddies paid me a visit at the hospital Sat. night and according to him I was warning him not to talk so loud, because there were Russian agents working undercover at the hospital, and the rooms were bugged. We still laugh about that.

And yes indeed, Kevin saved the day. He handled the situation like a true medical professional from the start. Moral of the story: if yer gonna ride like a gazoonie and bust yer ass, at least make sure yer ridin with a firefighter! Here's to forrestrider:

And every day is Thanksgiving, you say? Well that's the quintessential truth, Ruth! I coulda ended up dead, or paralyzed--which I think woulda been even worse than death. The whole ordeal has given me a renewed appreciation for everything. I'm blessed beyond measure, and what's more I'm fully aware of it. Every day is a Gift.
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:45 AM   #14188
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Thats about the going rate. I saw a local news story about the same thing not 2 days ago - I cannot believe medical/health insurance doesn't cover that shit!! unfreakinbelievable. whats really upsetting is the fact that there are so damn many that have no money (or jobs, or legal citizenship) that'll never pay it, but us law abiding citizens dont get any leeway with the insurance that practically puts us in the poor house to start with!

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what really kills me about emergency medicine is how much the system gets abused regularly by some, who get away with it and never pay the piper, but an average joe eats shit and the medical system (mainly the insurance part of it) shovels another mouthful in after its all said and done.

I hope im still ridin by 75 too, cause hopefully thatll mean im more or less healthy and not in regular need of the "medical/insurance system" - dont even get me started on retirement/nursing homes!!
You got me to thinking so I checked my plan and I am covered for both ground and air ambulance support. Woohoo, now I can ride faster
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:27 AM   #14189
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Howzabout tmw eve mang? I see ya got yer DR for sale in the Flea Market.

I'm game for a sunset inspection. What time were you thinking?
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Old 05-30-2011, 07:55 AM   #14190
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I can be at Hutton at 5PM
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