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Old 08-09-2008, 07:04 PM   #16
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Old 08-09-2008, 08:54 PM   #17
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I walked away but sustained 3 broken ribs, a collapsed lung, completely separated collarbone, badly sprained left wrist. I didnt feel nearly as much pain as your arm looks to me! That really strange how the bike came apart. Had it sustained any front end damage in the past? This is my bike after my crash.


I was near Carmacks and the EMS people were great! I dont know how you feel about it but it was so beautiful up there and I had such a great time I would do it again even if I knew I would get hurt . Good luck and I hope you heal fast!

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Can't say I'd call it walking away if you sustained all those injuries. :(

I did indeed love the Yukon!!

My bike did have some front end damage in a previous crash, but it was completely checked out by a BMW dealership. :|
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:17 PM   #18
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Well shit on shinola.......
Sarah is a pretty cool one, and us Portlanders were looking forward to meeting you some time - without the injury. Heal fast and well - and best wishes.
Thank you! I hope to make it down there one of these days. :|
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:18 PM   #19
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Can't say I'd call it walking away if you sustained all those injuries. :(
What gear were you wearing and how did your crash happen btw?
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:20 PM   #20
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Damn. Not sure I'll ever look @ my bike the same way after seeing the pictures of your forks. Damn.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery RB. Get yourself a new bike and come on up in '09.
Thank you! I did make it up to Anchorage btw.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:24 PM   #21
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wow, how did the fork break ? Has this happened on other beemers ?
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:24 PM   #22
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you are one tough cookie. hope you heal well and fast
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:30 PM   #23
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Good grief. I'm kinda speechless, looking at those pics, but I'm glad you're doing okay. Heal fast.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:58 PM   #24
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Damn. Not sure I'll ever look @ my bike the same way after seeing the pictures of your forks. Damn.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery RB. Get yourself a new bike and come on up in '09.

You should have bought a Pegaso. (that's a very narrowcast inside joke-back to the real thread)

That looks to be a very odd failure-did you get the bike second hand from the wheelie king? Heal up as fast as you can and try again, we'll be waiting.
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Old 08-09-2008, 10:47 PM   #25
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I don't know you, but a mutual friend said you had wrecked.

So sorry to hear what happened, and sorry to hear you sustained injuries for what appears to be a mechanical failure.

Hope you heal well.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:01 AM   #26
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Thumbs down

What did BMWNA have to say about the forks ?
I hope you are up and riding again very soon.
All the best.
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:50 AM   #27
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Wow! I'm so sorry you crashed, and it looks like there's nothing you could have done (that you didn't already do) to prevent it or see it coming. I'm glad you weren't hurt worse and hope you heal quickly. I am actually getting surgery on my hand soon from my ninja 250 get-off, so we'll both be in casts.

Btw everyone, redbaroness actually lent me that motoport jacket and I crashed in it twice, so it's been down 3 times now and it looks it it has held up pretty dang well. I guess I must have cursed it as an unlucky jacket :O

Get better soon!
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Old 08-10-2008, 05:52 AM   #28
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Btw everyone, redbaroness actually lent me that motoport jacket and I crashed in it twice, so it's been down 3 times now and it looks it it has held up pretty dang well. I guess I must have cursed it as an unlucky jacket :O
I think it may have taken a starring role in its last crash, though - I believe the various medical professionals who worked on Red Baroness's injuries between Destruction Bay and Seattle have pretty much turned it into cleaning rags...
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:04 AM   #29
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Get well soon!
ATGATT! Not just a way of life, the way to keep living.
Glad to see you writing on the forum and heal quick!
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:04 AM   #30
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What gear were you wearing and how did your crash happen btw?
I had an Arai XD helmet, joe rocket meteor jacket(with all the pads and armor),joe rocket ballistic pants, gericke boots, and vance and hines leather racing gloves with gauntlets. Comfy gear and waterproof too.
I was crossing a patch of gravel (like hundreds I had already crossed)which was very deep and loose and I let off the throttle because of all the warning signs about hitting workers and the front end sunk in and sent me tumbling. It was my first crash ever with close to 20 years of riding. The pain wasnt so bad and my legs didnt hurt at all so walking away wasnt too hard. When they put in the chest tube for the collapsed lung ...that was pain like I had never felt in my life! Feel OK now, the shoulder is sore when I move it wrong and the ribs are a little sore now and then but not bad enough for pain killers. Hope yours heals fast.

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