Missoula Maladjusted

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Chains45, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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  2. Captain Salmon

    Captain Salmon Africa Twin and BMW F800GS (for sale)

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    Video from my ride with Ron today.

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  3. Captain Salmon

    Captain Salmon Africa Twin and BMW F800GS (for sale)

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    play it in high-def 1440
  4. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Mr. Drone
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    Great day. Cloudless blue sky. Great ride except the ice on the bridge thing and sliding down the highway destroying a set of riding gear. Sorry, no pics.
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  5. bradb3337

    bradb3337 Been here awhile

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    Nice video
  6. bradb3337

    bradb3337 Been here awhile

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    Did you go completely down due to ice on a bridge Ron?
  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    you ok ?


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  8. HairLipDog

    HairLipDog Old Fart

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    Holy cow! Are you hurt? Which bridge?
  9. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    The bridge on US 12 just before you get to the hot springs. In the shade, short bridge, but on the turn. My GPS data is interesting. From 55 down to 0 in 5 seconds. The jacket and pants (and knee guards) sacrificed themselves. Got a bum ankle, a bit of burn rash on my right forearm, but really nothing much. The bike did even better. Fired right up and we went for lunch at the hot springs. Ended up pretty much all the way across the opposite lane near the edge. Had to tape up my new down liner on a couple of places while waiting for my fish & chips. It was bleeding down like a wounded duck!
  10. bradb3337

    bradb3337 Been here awhile

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    must have increased your heart rate from 70 to 270 in 5 seconds.
    holy crap!
    Another adventure for the book, glad to hear your ok.
  11. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Yikes!
  12. Ladybug

    Ladybug Bug Sister

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    Dang, I'm glad you didn't get hurt any worse than you did. Heal up quickly.
  13. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    I think some luck was involved, but I certainly can't stress enough how well good riding gear protects. Really shredded the right knee area of the pants but the reinforcement here held up. The knee guards totally protected a major impact contact area underneath, but cosmetically unaffected due to the pants doing their job. Pretty much the same with the jacket. Right sleeve pretty shredded, but the shoulder and elbow guards worked. Helmet never touched the ground.

    The only real lapse was in my brain, not paying attention and reading the terrain.
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  14. Captain Salmon

    Captain Salmon Africa Twin and BMW F800GS (for sale)

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    I give Ron good marks for form and a speedy recovery. The slide was at least 100 ft. He had stopped sliding and was on the ground when i came over the bridge. My rear broke loose but didn't go down. The frost extended on both sides of the bridge. He will either be covered in duct tape or have new riding gear next time we see him cause he tore the shit out of his gear. Oh yea, 31degrees x 80 mph = f%&king cold.
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  15. HairLipDog

    HairLipDog Old Fart

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    Ellyn is willing to be nurse Rachet for both of us if you want to come here and convalescence with me. SCARY!

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  16. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Last thing Ellyn needs is two gimps! Got three dogs and the cat for sympathy comfort. Judy will be back home later today. Made homemade cookie dough ice cream Friday. So all is well.
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  17. jonz

    jonz Miles are my mantra

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    glad you're all right. Make sure to get another bright green jacket so we recognize you
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  18. Kinsman

    Kinsman Ribs....for her pleasure

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    Yikes! Glad you're mostly okay. And that was a good call, making ice cream. Probably second only to wearing good gear.
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  19. MTlost

    MTlost Adventurer

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    Sorry to hear you went down, heal up quickly!!
  20. Wansfel

    Wansfel I'm not lost! The world is just a bit misplaced.

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    Thanks for the thoughts. Ankles getting better every day. Even a trip to the grocery store today.
    Needed bacon
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