My life 1 year later. (long)

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by Royal Tiger, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Sweet lord!
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  2. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    What gear were you wearing in addition to your AGV rossi helmet? In addition to pure luck, this might have been the difference between life and death.

    Glad you survived, had the toughness to recover and ability to ride again.
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  3. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Way to keep on keeping on !
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  4. EricD10563

    EricD10563 Been here awhile

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    Thanks for sharing your story and keep the faith Brother. Sounds like you have a lot to look forward too, good luck in Motor Officer School, you might actually like riding a Harley.
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  5. nwdub

    nwdub Banned

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    We're all proud of you for fighting through everything a recovery like that takes and are able to be here with us, as well as your service as an LEO.

    I wish you all the best and it looks like you're very positive which makes all the difference.

    We're all pulling for you.
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  6. Fast FOG

    Fast FOG Adventurer

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    I read every word Royal Tiger, but these are the ones that have me most concerned. I can't click 'next page' without responding to someone I feel is reaching out for help. Please confide these thoughts to your friends, family, or pastor and seek professional assistance. If you don't feel like you can do that, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

    People DO care about you - even this inmate whom just finished reading about your amazing recovery from almost certain death on a bike.

    I don't have all the answers, but feel free to PM me if you need a willing ear.

    Sincerely, Fast FOG
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  7. Mike D

    Mike D Corporate Cog

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    Wow - hell of a story. For all the pain you've gone through, you probably know yourself and your own strength better than most of us.

    Thanks for posting - hope you keep feeling better.
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  8. schaffer40

    schaffer40 I look lived in.....

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    Good luck with your continuing recovery. Quite an amazing story.
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  9. matts1050

    matts1050 Tiger Rider

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    You are an amazing person to go through what you did and get back on a bike. I hope your pain subsides soon. Every time I would read about a crash on this site or others, I would wonder if I could get back on a bike. I found that out about 5 weeks ago when I had my first accident. Nothing like yours, though. It seemed the hand of God snatched me of my bike just in time. It's a slow process getting your "bike legs" again. Do it at your own pace, that's all!
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  10. Thanantos

    Thanantos Ride hard.

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    Congrats bro. Stay safe, riding and working.
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  11. squad314

    squad314 Regular Joe

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    Best wishes Sarge, stay safe and enjoy life. :clap
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  12. Ruis_Rider

    Ruis_Rider Adventurer

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    Wow...keep riding strong.
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  13. foliver

    foliver Adventurer

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    It's crazy how you survive, it's like a reborn. Good luck finding the interior peace.
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  14. Shadow 9er

    Shadow 9er renegade

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    Thanks for posting your story, Its always good to read about people overcoming adversity like yours...glad you made it!

    I hope you are able to find your inner tranquility, im sure being back on the road will help with that
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  15. Gooner

    Gooner DC 43

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    Thank you for your service as a LEO. I hope sharing your story helps ease your pain.

    Best wishes on your continued recovery, both physically and emotionally.
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  16. Royal Tiger

    Royal Tiger Sd Kfz 182

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    Thanks everyone. I am working a ton of hours this week. I will answer the detailed questions when I can.
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  17. shelion

    shelion Goddess of Fire

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    Glad to hear you're riding again-I'm not sure I'd be able to after something like that.

    For your pain, have you considered yoga? My yoga instructor destroyed her ankle in a car accident several years ago and now walks limp free, despite walking with a cane for a couple years. She also healed herself from chronic fatigue. Anyone can do yoga; you don't need to be fit or flexible as it is adaptable to your ability. I find it exceedingly helpful for mental stuff too. I'm happy to pass along more info, pm me if you're interested.
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  18. markk53

    markk53 jack of all trades...

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    Glad you're back. I can empathize a bit, having done about 20 days in an induced coma to allow a lung to heal before repairing (pull chips out and put bone in) a shattered C6 vertebra. Took a year and a half to rehab. Missed a double, sticking the front wheel into the second jump and slamming the bars with my chest, snapping my neck. None of it is fun by any stretch.
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  19. ddavidv

    ddavidv Thrifty not cheap

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    Wow...I remember you emailing or texting me that you'd had a wreck, but had no idea how bad it was. :eek1

    70+ MPH crash on a KLR...there's some good jokes there just waiting to be picked. Make good use of 'em. :wink:

    Glad you are still with us, and back on a bike. The rare occasions I go through Allentown, I have (and now really will) think of you and send those good vibes.
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  20. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    Keep doing what your doing, law enforcement is tough enough man, don't hang yourself out there for surviving. Enjoy everyday and once in a while throw a good word upstairs, or down. Whichever way your words go someone wants you here so keep up the good work.
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