My Last Motorcycle Crash

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by SRMN8R, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. JettPilot

    JettPilot Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2010
    Oddometer:
    976
    Location:
    Miami, Florida - Motorcycle Hell
    SRMN8R,

    Thank you for sharing your story. I have to agree with you, you got a lot of enjoyment out of riding for many years, and sometimes its best to know when to quit. I made the same choice early on, I did not completely quit riding, but I reduced it by about 99 % after an accident... If it were up to me, I would be riding my motorcycle every day, and everywhere... But after my accident and seeing the statistics, I rarely ride anymore, and when I do, I try to stay off road as much as I can.

    I was sorry to see some people turn this thread into something ugly, it is most definately not your fault. Your story was well told, and posted in a very educated manner. Just remember, Jesus was also born into a world of mean and rude people, and did not leave, he dealt with it in the best way possible. I hope you do not get discouraged over this and leave the forum, just follow his example and embrace the good that is found here. There are far to many good people and great stories in this forum to let a few rude people drive you away. Read the adventure rides reports, enjoy the pictures, and you can still ejoy motorcycles through thier experiences. God bless you.

    Mike
    #41
  2. sandwash

    sandwash Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,380
    Location:
    Flagstaff Az
    "So... what can I take away from this life altering incident? What have I learned?

    1. I'm blessed. I really believe that God spared my life.
    2. Listen to the still small voice of God. You see, I had an uneasy feeling about riding that day. I ignored it.
    3. My wife is the most amazing woman on the face of this earth. She stayed with me at MCV for 8 weeks. She never once has blamed me or spoken negatively about what happened. She even told me "I understand if you need to ride again."
    4. Grandma used to say, "God looks after sinners and stupid folks." Grandma was right.
    5. Life is good. Very, very good.
    6. Your attitude can give you altitude. It's not what's happening to you, but what's happening through you that really matters."


    Amen brother
    #42
  3. yamalama

    yamalama wet coaster

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,314
    Location:
    left coast
    Now my head hurts.
    Jeez.
    I meant Jeez in a good way.
    Honest.
    #43
  4. bfc.lonewolf

    bfc.lonewolf n00b

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx
    What a blessing to share your share. It is interesting the number of attacks you recd for doing so.
    #44
  5. RogerDe

    RogerDe Dust In The Wind

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    266
    Location:
    Texas
    Thank's for your story,praying that the good Lord comfort's & strengthen's you & your family each & everyday. Your blessed to have a good women standing with you through the hard time's....Have a Happy New Year & a full recovery ....God is Love
    #45
  6. ianmp

    ianmp *****

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    107
    Location:
    California
    Skipped to end of thread to add my congratulations on surviving a serious accident, disappointed by a lot of other stuff I'm reading.

    I had a similar accident- higher speed but far less injury. I managed to clear the truck and fly through the air I guess... got my head bolted in a steel cage for a couple of months but can't complain! There are things I can't do anymore but I'm so glad to be alive; no use crying over spilt milk.

    Happy new year, and stay positive! Cheers
    -Ian
    #46
  7. SRMN8R

    SRMN8R Down & Out

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2005
    Oddometer:
    3,008
    Location:
    Powhatan, VA
    Thanks y'all. I appreciate all of the comments, even those I don't agree with, or find a bit abrasive.

    Life is good. Very good.

    Ride smart. Stay safe.

    On a more positive note, I'm delving into a full refresh on my 55 Chevy pickup. I may not ride motorcycles anymore, but maybe the local guys will let me sweep for them and haul their broken down stuff home for them this summer!

    Godspeed my friends.
    #47
  8. Deacon66

    Deacon66 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    131
    Amen brother.
    #48
  9. fallingoff

    fallingoff Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,677
    Location:
    syd oz
    you tip a wait person
    surely you can thank a firefighter, ref previous poster.
    most people don't, they are going through trauma of one type or another. fair enough.
    but i hate being abused, 30yr ff. but its understandable, part of the job.
    i'm glad the op made it thru
    he thanked all according to his personal beliefs

    i was brought up in a strong scientific athiest family

    i try to show respect to all other peoples beliefs.

    cheers
    #49
  10. MarlonXR

    MarlonXR Slow Corners

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2013
    Oddometer:
    7
    Location:
    Cape Town, South Africa
    :clap

    And... glad the OP made it through, the human body and mind can sometimes endure quite a bit.
    The firemen and medics, definitely deserve a kudos, their job is a really tough one.
    #50
  11. Skooter

    Skooter people suck

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Oddometer:
    290
    Location:
    middle TN
    Since this thread already got off track, I'll take it another direction and request the OP post pics of his '55 Chevy truck. :nod
    Glad you made it through the crash, man. Thanks for the story. Keep the faith. :thumb
    #51
  12. Bar None

    Bar None Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    5,216
    Location:
    WNC SWFL
    SRMN8R,
    I don't get it. You gave god credit for saving your life but no blame for the crash that almost cost you your life and would have cost you your life except for the paramedics, doctors, etc that really saved your life.:huh

    Anyway, I am glad that we have the people and technology available that saved your life.
    #52