Ancient Mariners ride the Continental Divide

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by lakota, Jun 30, 2012.

  1. Cannonshot

    Cannonshot Having a Nice Time Super Moderator

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    Tough deal. Glad you are OK.
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  2. motomandan

    motomandan Been here awhile

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    Glad you are Ok!
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  3. REAPER_ONE

    REAPER_ONE YOU'RE DONE

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    Marty I was praying for you... Happy you can still type. As soon as I saw the picture I thought back to my crash on the Translab.

    [​IMG]

    Same thing happened to me... From 55 to zero in 10 feet. I think God keeps me around because I still make him laugh... I guess the same goes for you. :lol3

    Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks.
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  4. Jaqen H'ghar

    Jaqen H'ghar Valar Morgoulis

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    Been there, done that,
    Same routine almost exactly 1 year ago just south of Cuba on a road that looked very much like that one, the big difference is that the 2 guys I was with were much faster then me so when I went down I had to wait over an hour in 100 degree heat for someone to come back and help get the big pig up and going again. Its great you had a friend with you.


    Hope your ok, this CDR ride is harder then what most people think it is, your moving along at 45-50 mph and you start to enjoy the ride and bam your in deep sand or going into a curve to fast, I almost died out there 3 or 4 times in that 2 weeks.
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  5. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    So good to hear you are recovering well!!! You are AWESOME my friend, and I am so sorry you didn't get to do the ride.
    Thanks for the updates! Maybe I'll be able to sleep a little better tonight.
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  6. skierd

    skierd Wannabe Far-Rider

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    Glad to see you're mostly alright and in one piece! I've had more than a few patchy moments like that with sand and mud that so far have played out with me staying upright; crashing like you did is one of my bigger riding fears.
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  7. Dynamick

    Dynamick Unspecified

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    The best kind of crash is the kind the rider gets to tell the story...

    Super glad you are giving us the update, get well soon!
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  8. badguy

    badguy Susan

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    Holy crap that was one hell of a highside :eek1

    I'm glad you eventually rode away from it and seem to be doing well considering the circumstances.
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  9. Dorito

    Dorito Dreamer and Doer

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    Hi Marty--

    Are you back in Maryland yet? How's everything?
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  10. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes.


    finally back at home after medivac from El Paso and 24 hours in the Annapolis hospital
    Anyone who travels on a bike without MedJet Assist is nuts.
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  11. wilsonjw42

    wilsonjw42 n00b

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    Just heard on ldrider that you're injured, but back in town. Glad to know you're at home...I hope you're recovering quickly. Looking forward to seeing you soon, shipmate.

    -- Jeff
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  12. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    thanks Jeff
    no one would believe how hard it is to get a doctor's appointment if you have medical insurance as a part of the moto policy
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  13. Scotty P

    Scotty P Funny Like a Clown

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    Mary (Scott's wife), here...

    On behalf of Scott and I we are so glad you made it home safe. You had a lot of people very worried. Sorry your trip was cut short.... but previous posts on this site showed pictures of a beautiful family. That and your well being are far more important. Continue to get well and we will see you up and riding in two weeks hopfully.
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  14. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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  15. JaxObsessed

    JaxObsessed Endeavor to persevere.

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    Marty, you got a shitty deal this year, but you will conquer that bitch next time my friend. :freaky
    [​IMG]
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  16. lakota

    lakota Geeser

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    Thanks
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