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Discussion in 'Airheads' started by hardwaregrrl, Oct 6, 2012.
huh? what happened?
I really appreciate the well wishes. I'm home now, unloaded and haven't really had much of a look at anything. I rode the bike up the driveway I had 2 or 3 different people tell me the bike started right up when they loaded it onto the sweep truck. I really am hoping she had both hands in the air when the sweep hauled her back, and I hope they drifted every corner.
So far I need bars, handguards, turn signals , a new helmet for racing only, windshield, and new dashmounts. Wheel looks fine as does the forks and tree.
Here's how my weekend went......I chased Jason around for a few hours in the sand. It was a nice introduction compaired to the next day. I had never been on sand roads, and that pussy pit in Greer doesn't count. We get back to the hotel and run into Kurt who was my rally trainer last year.....well, we carpooled to WV and NY and I learned a lot. He was either going to camp on our floor or someone elses. I noticed my phone was blowing up, Christan had sent out many texts. I call to find out a very good friend had suddenly died early friday morning.......I was floored. Larissa was so god damn fun and bright and was the perfect person for JP, who Christan had known for 20 years. I couldn't wrap my head around it.....she had a seizure or blacked out and JP found her on the floor, then he called 911 and she coded on the ride, they got her back then lost her again in the hospital.
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Fuck. "Do you want me to come home?" Obviously I didn't but what she said was that Larisa wouldn't want me to leave. My head was no longer in the game. Making that phone call home was not easy, and I think I started balling before Christan did. I lost conciouness for maybe 30 seconds, The big Russian guy in the other video that helps me pick my bike and triangle up is the first to get to me. Peter, he is my guardian angel.
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Guy on the left. So, I don't remember the impact, but I do remember thinking "this is gonna hurt". Then Peter was asking me ?'s, and some I couldn't answer. I understand he has video of the yard sale and photos as well. EMS strapped me to a board and neck brace, then a nice bumpy ride to the hospital. I was boarded for 3 hours, they cut my clothes off but were able to remove my gear. But they did get my lucky race shirt my sister bought me.
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EKG, blood, CAT scan, and x-rays.......3.5 hours later......I'm walking circles in the parking lot trying to figure out which direction my hotel is. The the nurse comes out and points me in the right direction. I haven't eaten in about 7 hours at this point, so I hoof it back, strip and shower. Jason texts me that my bike is back at service and asks how I'm doing. Granola bar in my mouth and a jug of water, hitch up the trailer and off to service. My fat lip and sand burn.
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At a minumum, I want to be around people. Adam helps me load my bike and I eat some of the food he had shuttled there for us. Then riders start coming in.
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I chat with some ADV riders that came to help/spectate. Rally racers love to gossip, so everyone knew I had been in the hospital before I was even admitted. It's nice to see everyone, since that is really the fun part for me. Going fast is fun, but I like the teamwork part more.
I'll post the sucessful stage vid and the not so one when I get them up. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have yard sale photos and vid to follow. Thanks all for watching my back.......
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From last year....
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And my campground award for coming back out to cheer.
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I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Jenna.
Just read through this about yours, Jenna, and then got to your friend... sheeit... that 's worse cuz you'll heal and laugh later about the wipe-out, but she'll be a somber thought far longer than your aches... blessings all the way around... heal up, laugh, do the "team thing" that you're so good at...we'll be rootin', and most likely tootin' as well
Damn Jenna, sorry about the hi-side and your friend,
that's a painful double blow.
I hope you heal well: body, bike and spirit.
Damn Jenna, sorry to hear about both your friend and your HS. Glad to hear that you're ok and will heal and it wasn't worse. Take it easy and get better!
Probably need to chose your words more carefully in the future
On a more serious note, sorry to hear about your friend.
Heal well and fast.
You of all people should know, I learn the hard way!
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ooof. Just looks like your wheel sunk in a rut.
heal well jenna.
looks like your lightbar design is strong enough.
Oh man, sorry to see this. Sounds like you have a good support crew though, in racing and life. All the best.
That video creeps me out when you hit the ground and don't move. Can't believe you're working today.
i know! I was watching it, then talking, then i was like, hey something's wrong with the video, its hanging or something, its... Oh.
Yeah, I'm a broke dumb ass. Gotta pay for the lights and sirens somehow.
Most painful thing is talking on the phone, and as you can imagine, it's been blowing up all freakin' day.
Damn, I was just watching a video on youtube of off road fails, you know the ones, of bike hitting tractors flat out, trees, etc. So when I came here, and heard you crashed, my heart sank a bit, having seen such nasty crashes a moment before. Glad to hear you are mostly in one piece!
Rest up girl!
sorry about friend,
if ya need anything, stong back weak mind, cold beer, hug, wrench, bad jokes, etc............. i'm coming tru town friday afternoon
ps. ya don't get over that lick on the head over night.
I'm headed through Atlanta about Sunday or Monday on the bike, then returning through there in 1-2 weeks, going North of Tampa, to work.......but for free damn it!!!
Hey if it gets too cold on my return I may need a lay over for the night...LOL
Sorry to see this happen. You'll heal, the bike can be fixed. Take your time.
Jeez, I hate sand. You keep chanting, "Ass back, on the gas" and you still get tossed off.
Yer still a badass!