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Old 10-04-2013, 01:47 PM   #17761
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Duitswes, yah beat me to it, yah kwoted my post afore
I caught the misspelled wurd

Basaseachic has 2 campgrounds , one on the north rim park which is a bit crowded and
a really nice one at the south rim as part of the Rancho San Lorenzo
cabins and restaurant, within 200m of the spectacular view point where you get to see
the falls in full, face on,.

Sjoerd Bakker screwed with this post 10-05-2013 at 07:27 AM Reason: inserted two letters and added five words.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:49 AM   #17762
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Horizontal

I managed to get el Tigre horizontal on Wednesday last in Imuris on M15 while returning from Nogales back to Banamichi. Poorly marked large tope in full shade with the sun in my eyes took me down. I have hit topes hard before but never unaware. Major road rash on the bike, broken bits, bent bars. Will one a foot peg is fashioned, it will be rideable. I am still sore and have a hyper extended thumb and badly bruised knee. I did hit my head at some point and was unconscious for a brief period. I had the opportunity to experience a lot of kindness from the police and the Ministerio Publico. But I was very pleased with the care I received in the small private hospital in Magdalena.

Fortunately for me, my next door neighbor here in Banamichi has a bro-in - law in Magdalena who is an orthopedic surgeon and I had the police take me there. An exam and some x-rays showed nothing broken.

Stayed over Wednesday night. Mrs TC and Ramon, my jefe de las obras, came and collected me and el Tigre in the am. The insurance adjuster was here Friday and the company wants take the bike to Hermosillo. I will then have to get it Tucson for repairs since there are no Triumph dealers in Northern Mexico. I may just order the parts since it is all bolt on stuff and plastic. That can wait.

The care I received was great. Some of the equipment in the hospital is old but it is clean and in good working order but the TVz are all new with 100 cable channels. I think I'm still suffering effects from the concussion but I plan on riding to Basesechi National Park at the end of the month. (The parks here have not been shut down.) Don't know if el Tigre will be ready to go but Ms. TC has offered me the use of here 650GS

The cost of an overnight stay in the hospital was about $175 USD. The Dr. has not billed me yet.

No fotos of the bike yet but I have some fotos of my pasty white legs all beat up that I will protect you from unless you beg me for them.

What failed to remember is not to ride when you feel like crap with flu like symptoms and if you do, slow down and pay very close attention.

This particular tope killed 4 soldiers a few months back when they were bounced out of the back of their Hummer. The police in Imuris told me that this tope has killed 10 people but I can't verify.

So is Mexico Safe? Yes, even if you screw up you can still be safe.

And the cops handed me a full accounting of everything that was on the bike down to the number of pencils and paper clips in my tanks bag.

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Old 10-05-2013, 12:06 PM   #17763
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TC,
It sounds like you were pretty lucky to have come out that good. No mater where you ride, there's always some little something just waiting to get you.
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Old 10-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #17764
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I am really lucky to have the support of my friends here. Their family networks are extensive. And since we have been adopted, when you are in, you are in - they will do anything for us. They know that we will do any thing for them as well
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Old 10-05-2013, 02:29 PM   #17765
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Glad you came out OK.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:54 PM   #17766
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Thanks Trice. Last thing I want is to have to change my sig line to posthumous.
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Old 10-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #17767
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I'll followup with reports on what I hope are are minor memory issues and what happens with the insurance claim. Guess I'll start looking for a 2006 Tiger on the parts block. I hope these current memory issues are minor
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:03 PM   #17768
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I'll follow up on the memory problems
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:04 PM   #17769
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Glad you came out OK.
+1 Glad you are okay. Slamming a big blind tope could have been even nastier than it sounds like it was!
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #17770
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TC let me fill in your memory. It looked something like this when you hit the big tope.


No worries, this will get you around for a while.

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Old 10-05-2013, 04:18 PM   #17771
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I remember having a silver bike, at least on the side that was up
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:27 PM   #17772
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I follow this thread pretty much daily and have been wanting to ride down to Mexico for a while now. However, having grown up in Chihuahua possibly makes me feel overconfident which is never good. I'm sure I can get around most trouble (if any) down there, but having never been there on the bike I'm not sure what to expect.

That being said, are there any planned trips that I could tag along with sometime in the near future?
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Old 10-05-2013, 04:32 PM   #17773
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The care I received was great. Some of the equipment in the hospital is old but it is clean and in good working order but the TVz are all new with 100 cable channels. I think I'm still suffering effects from the concussion but I plan on riding to [I]Basesechi National Park
Saludos!
Don't take that concussion stuff lightly. It can take quite awhile to fully recover. A neurologist told me that they have learned that concussion can change things on the cellular level. Take it easy. Playing your guitar is probably good as it requires coordinating both hands, may help unscramble things.
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #17774
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Playing your guitar is probably good as it requires coordinating both hands, may help unscramble things.
Says the cat in a medical marijuana state
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Old 10-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #17775
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Playing your guitar is probably good as it requires coordinating both hands, may help unscramble things.
Thanks David but my playing is pretty scrambled to begin with. Maybe I'll do a bit of Blaze Foley tonight maybe you could work some of his stuff into you next show. Thanks Jick Magger for turning me on to his work
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