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Old 10-30-2011, 06:14 PM   #12496
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Thats what I was looking for. Dauntless hitch?

Did you take any real hit in mpg on the highway?

Notice anything weird in the handling?
Yep Dauntless Hitch, very heavy duty and fits real nice.

No real hit on MPG, maybe 2-3 at most.

The handling is to be expected. I'm pulling 100-200lbs behind be. At speed you can hardly tell. At slow speeds, like pulling out on the road, you have to be a little easy. No fast maneuvers...

I think the length on the trailer really helps it track straight though. Keeps the tale from wagging the dog, if you know what I mean.

If your thinking of getting one, your welcome to come take mine for a spin. Bike and trailer or just trailer. Whichever..
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Old 10-30-2011, 06:30 PM   #12497
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I was finally approved to start back to work on a part time basis. I'm used to traveling a lot and putting on lots of events, and I'll be stuck at a desk now - but I'm happy to get back to work.

The doc still will not allow me to engage in any weight bearing activities, and the x-rays are showing some bone deterioration. I had to have a CT scan last week to determine if I'll have to have more surgery on my leg or not. I'm praying that no more surgery will be required! I've had enough!!!

Y'all ride safe. You're in my prayers daily.

- Jimmy
Glad to hear this Jimmy. I was just wondering about you earlier today. Are you limping arround or managing with crutches? Also thank you for the prayers.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:19 PM   #12498
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Glad to hear your at least getting out the house and able to interact with some people at work. One step at a time.. I'll be praying for no more surgeries!

Have you been able to get back to Church and preach?
Thanks for your prayers! Yes, I've been back in the pulpit for about a month now. I read a facebook entry from someone a week or so ago who said that I was preaching with more passion than ever. That was really good to hear. It's amazing how the realization that you're not invincible will change you!

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Glad to hear this Jimmy. I was just wondering about you earlier today. Are you limping arround or managing with crutches? Also thank you for the prayers.
Thanks for thinking of me Jeremy! Unfortunately, I can't use crutches because of shoulder injuries. They will work on my shoulders after my leg is healed and I'm able to walk, so for the time being I'm still wheelchair bound.

Even though I provide lots of events for wounded warriors and other persons with ADA issues opportunities to hunt and shoot, this has given me a whole new respect for the challenges they face on a daily basis. Being in a wheelchair sucks... but, I'm really happy to be alive.
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:22 PM   #12499
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Jimmy: Glad to hear this. Productive work helps.
Pete,

I'm really looking forward to reconnecting with all of my instructors and clients. I've been surprised with how much I miss it, given all the complaining I've done in the past!
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:20 AM   #12500
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Yep Dauntless Hitch, very heavy duty and fits real nice.

No real hit on MPG, maybe 2-3 at most.

The handling is to be expected. I'm pulling 100-200lbs behind be. At speed you can hardly tell. At slow speeds, like pulling out on the road, you have to be a little easy. No fast maneuvers...

I think the length on the trailer really helps it track straight though. Keeps the tale from wagging the dog, if you know what I mean.

If your thinking of getting one, your welcome to come take mine for a spin. Bike and trailer or just trailer. Whichever..

Thanks,

Did you build the trailer or is it commercial?
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Old 10-31-2011, 03:41 AM   #12501
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Good for you and your family Jimmy.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:12 AM   #12502
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Thanks,

Did you build the trailer or is it commercial?
It came as a kit. It's not the best quality but it works good enough for what I use it for.

http://www.motorcycletrailer.com/th/
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-Pull-Be...ht_5700wt_1163

I did replace the ball coupler with one of those swivel deals.Which works real well. http://www.motorcycle-rack.com/Swivel_360_adapter.html
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:13 AM   #12503
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Good News Jimmy

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I was finally approved to start back to work on a part time basis. I'm used to traveling a lot and putting on lots of events, and I'll be stuck at a desk now - but I'm happy to get back to work.

- Jimmy
Fantastic news Jimmy. There is nothing like being back into life to help keep your sanity. Would you ever have believed that you'd be smiling and bragging about going back to work? They are lucky to have you, no matter the capacity.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:27 AM   #12504
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Good for you and your family Jimmy.
Karl, thank you! My wife is having some real anxiety about me pushing myself too hard at work. I've had to promise her that I'll take it easy and follow the dr's orders!

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Fantastic news Jimmy. There is nothing like being back into life to help keep your sanity. Would you ever have believed that you'd be smiling and bragging about going back to work? They are lucky to have you, no matter the capacity.
Thanks Jeff! I never did thing that I'd be bragging about going back to work, but here I am doing just that! Ha ha! I think I'm the lucky one - having a director who looks at 400+ employees as "family" definitely is a blessing. I hope I can exceed their expectations in the coming weeks, months, and years.

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:01 AM   #12505
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Back to Work

Hey Guys....
Like Jimmy .... I have been released by the Doctor to go back to work. It's only been shoulder surgery for me so my thoughts still go out to Jimmy for his recovery. Take one day at a time Jimmy.

I guess that means back to training for me .... ground school, written exams, simulator training, oral exams and a final comprehensive simulator exam for the FAA. After that I will have to fly with an instructor (with passengers) before they release me back to the line.

Its been a great year riding with everyone. See you at the next rally.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:17 AM   #12506
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Hey Guys....
Like Jimmy .... I have been released by the Doctor to go back to work. It's only been shoulder surgery for me so my thoughts still go out to Jimmy for his recovery. Take one day at a time Jimmy.

I guess that means back to training for me .... ground school, written exams, simulator training, oral exams and a final comprehensive simulator exam for the FAA. After that I will have to fly with an instructor (with passengers) before they release me back to the line.

Its been a great year riding with everyone. See you at the next rally.
chuck
Congratulations Chuck! I have some shoulder surgery out there on the horizon. Glad you're back at it!
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:07 AM   #12507
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:45 AM   #12508
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:53 AM   #12509
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Karl, thank you! My wife is having some real anxiety about me pushing myself too hard at work. I've had to promise her that I'll take it easy and follow the dr's orders!



Thanks Jeff! I never did thing that I'd be bragging about going back to work, but here I am doing just that! Ha ha! I think I'm the lucky one - having a director who looks at 400+ employees as "family" definitely is a blessing. I hope I can exceed their expectations in the coming weeks, months, and years.

- Jimmy
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:12 PM   #12510
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