I'm Down, I'm DOWN, I'M DOWN!

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by kaosbandit, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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  2. ShiftHead

    ShiftHead the f is silent.

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    A few takeaways:

    1. He lit a cigar after the crash. I like him already.
    2. It's not really your bike till *you* scratch it.
    3. Why wasn't I there? (I am Sofa King on the carolinariders forum)
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  3. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    I should have invited you for all the excitement, but I didn't know it was going to happen. :)

    I do need to get better about posting the rides in enough time. I am bad to plan them the night before. Not this one, but usually.
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  4. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts!

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    Classic example of the influence of post accident adrenaline rush. Lesson learned should be:don't abandon a riding partner after an accident...they may be more seriously injured thanit it appears.
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  5. zedx9

    zedx9 Been here awhile

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    Yes I have. My brother and a friend were doing a long set of remote twistes (highway 191 in Az.) some years back and my brother and I had communication. He was riding trail and we were not in eyesight when I heard him holler/scream and then heard the sound of scraping, grinding, grunts and then silence. Totally freaked me out. He did finally say "I'm up, I'm okay, to my relief:D. We were out of cell coverage and in an area that literally is 70 miles of no civilization. Turns out he lowsided off a left hand turn into a bank. He suffered only mild injuries due to his PPE being adequate. His CBR 600 was mostly okay though the crash bent the shifter back enough to break a pin in the shifter mechanism so that he could only use third gear and up. At nearly 9000ft, a 600 in third gear starting from a dead stop suck:D
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  6. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    I think if it happens again we won't. We did take about an hour break to make sure it wasn't just adrenaline. He even drove himself to the hospital after he got home. I think Jeff was surprised to find out it was broken. He thought it was a sprain.
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  7. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    Just an update on Jeff. He had surgery to put a plate and 4 screws in his fibula and he has been recovering at home and in a lot of pain, but getting there.

    He said one of the hardest things is seeing his new skid plate in the box and not being able to install it. :lol3
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  8. Jocassee

    Jocassee Petrolhead

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    Spoken like a man...give him my well-wishes.
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  9. portalespeanut

    portalespeanut nEARLY nORMAL

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    Glad he's on the mend. Had an incident once where a buddy went down, and and just like Your friend, we found later his injuries were much worse than first thought...because of that, I will never leave an injured rider. Happy Trails...
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  10. dwoodward

    dwoodward Long timer

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    (Now Ex-)Girlfriend, riding just half a corner behind me on her VFR:

    AAAAaaiiiiiiiEeEEEEEeee!!!!! (silence)

    She had a bee in her helmet, screamed, stopped, and unbuckled her helmet and threw it in the bushes. So of course, a) she wasn't answering my frantic calls while I turned around, and b) she was fine, what's the big deal?
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  11. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    Haha! Its funny now, but I can imagine at the time you were pretty worried!
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  12. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    So a little update on my buddy and his broke leg. He got back to work a couple of days ago and this past weekend was supposed to be a farkle day to install everything he ordered while being bored on the couch.

    Went out Sunday morning and his bike was gone! Somebody stole it. No leads, nothing.

    Get to work today and find out that the guy who stole his bike tried to run when the cops got after him and he took a turn too fast, hit a split rail fence and was brain dead by the time he got to the hospital.

    He died a little later.

    Now my buddy is back in the market for another wee strom.
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  13. Jim Moore

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    That, my friends, is what we call a "Win-Win."
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  14. VTphoneman

    VTphoneman Been here awhile

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    A worker in the Suzuki factory must of died and laid a curse on that bike while making it. That is some bad mojo there.
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  15. moggi1964

    moggi1964 Tiger Keeper

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    Karma in action!
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  16. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    glad to hear your buddy is healing up. sorry to hear about his bike. geesh.

    i broke my fibula in october of 2012. i also thought it might just be sprained. i wasn't going to go to the hospital, but when i got back from the trip, a physician assistant friend talked me into going. ended up with a plate and a bunch of screws as well.

    it took about a year until it was completely 100% again (though it was good enough to ride dirt again long before that).

    i found street and easy dirt riding to actually be really good physical therapy for it. you move your ankle around a lot without too much shock impact (as long as you keep your foot on the peg and let the suspension absorb the impacts).
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  17. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    Tell me about it, maybe its good that it got totalled.
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  18. kaosbandit

    kaosbandit Been here awhile

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    I will let him know. He took his first ride on his vstar this past weekend to start getting back in the swing of things.
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