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Old 01-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #1
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Got t-boned in Costa Rica.. Go Pro Video

Amazingly limped away from this. Doctors said I shouldn't be alive. I'm embarrassed and ashamed of the poor riding you're about to see. Wreck was completely avoidable. We were in the town of Puntarenas. Area we were in was just block after block. We had been hitting stop signs and then this intersection didn't have any.. so I thought ok just ride on through, other road must have a stop sign. Running on maybe 4 hours of sleep so judgement wasn't sharp. Before I even saw the car I felt a pit in my stomach and knew I made a mistake. It just felt wrong. Turns out there are no stop signs at that intersection. Other driver was at fault due to speed and the simple fact that they were the one to hit me..

Hospital was pretty sketchy, but a 20min ambulance ride, X-rays, cast, and lots of stitches only cost $137. Flew home to the US a few days later and had 2 screws put in my ankle.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CJ0Z9Ws0zY








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Old 01-12-2015, 06:21 PM   #2
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Ouch

That will feel good when it quits hurting! Good to see you came out relatively ok.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:53 PM   #3
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I like how the gopro shows the driver of the car and deployment of airbags
Nice camera work!
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Old 01-12-2015, 07:11 PM   #4
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Well,now you've got a story to tell.

And pics to prove it!

Heal up.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:46 PM   #5
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Dang brother that's good shit. Sucks about your bike, skin and ankle will heal. Make you want to bust knuckles with the guy. You are very lucky, go get a lottery ticket.

I got t-boned once, didn't fair so well. Watching your video, I got flashbacks when the car hit me. Good times.
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:46 PM   #6
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Ouch indeed.....
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Old 01-13-2015, 05:53 AM   #7
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DAMN!!! Glad you're ok brother.
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Old 01-13-2015, 11:13 AM   #8
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Glad you're okay, looks like that ankle's going to hurt you for awhile.

In the video it looks like you ripped the throttle tube and grip clean off the bars right after impact.
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:37 PM   #9
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Ouch and glad you are alive... Easily could have been a lot worse. Looks like you used all nine lives in that one instance of not stopping. I know exactly what those ankles feel like... The upside is that you will forever know when it's going to rain!
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:44 PM   #10
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your a tough sonofaB ( no offense to your mother that term just fit perfectly ) LOL

heal quick Bro !! !!
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:48 PM   #11
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holy crap just watched that video

your camera ejected or your helmet and camera ?
or did your head pop off
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Old 01-14-2015, 03:52 PM   #12
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holy crap just watched that video

your camera ejected or your helmet and camera ?
or did your head pop off
If you actually watch the whole video and read the description below it, your question will be answered! Ha.

Glad your OK dude. Pretty cool that you got it on video.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:40 AM   #13
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lol the sticky mount came off the helmet. Go Pro was probably almost stolen.. thankfully it wasn't. Hardly a scratch on the case. Still works perfect.
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Old 01-15-2015, 07:02 AM   #14
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Damn, that could have ended a whole lot worse

I love a good fly-n-ride, but am sometimes troubled by the prospect of coming home paralyzed or dead

It looks like you had the best possible outcome under the circumstances, plus an amazing video



I've ridden through Puntarenas (possibly on the same DRZ 400 from Wild Rider), and noticed that people had stolen signs, manhole covers, and anything else that could be sold for scrap:


All the best for a quick and complete recovery,

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:52 AM   #15
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Holy cow.... that is sooo cool and gnarly and scary and fucked up all at the same time... I really like the slow motion....

I am very glad you are back home and sharing this with all of us....

I was going to say best of luck here, but I see you already have that....

Saludos....
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