My number came up yesterday

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by bracky72, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. brenter

    brenter Brenter

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    This is a text book example of why I pay the $ for all of the uninsured and underinsured motorist that I can afford. I read an article in the ama magaizine about this and how it can ruin you if someone has just the minimum insurance provided by law. Everyone should check this out!!!
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  2. playsintraffic

    playsintraffic Adventurer

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    Just read your whole thread. Hang in there! Sounds like you are rounding the corner.
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  3. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer

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    How about an update? How is your recovery coming along? :huh
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  4. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Sorry I haven't checked the thread in a few days.

    My recovery is coming along extremely well. I goto physical therapy two days a week and have been swimming in a neighbors pool on the other days. It will be eight weeks on Monday and while the bone has more mending to go I can walk on flat terrain with hardly a limp. Life has mostly gotten back to normal although I no longer sleep very well. I used to be a very sound sleeper but for the last month or so I can only manage a few very fitful hours a night.

    There hasn't been any progress in finding the perpetrator. I think about him sometimes and wonder if he is thinking about me as I continue to recover.

    I believe I will ride again in eight more weeks. :norton
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  5. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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    As a PT, I'm very proud of you!
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  6. wvdirtbiker

    wvdirtbiker MILES2GO

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    Hey B72, I read read your thread today and wanted to post a reply, but didn't think I could add anything that hadn't already been said.

    I hope your recovery continues well and you are back on the bike soon. You obviously have a great attitude which should help in a speedy recovery.

    I am amazed at the concern and generosity of our ADV family.
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  7. RebRider

    RebRider Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear your recovery is moving along ... and your positive attitude is something that all the inmates can learn from. I guess the police have probably given up on finding the moron who hit you, one day they will have to pay their dues.

    Need to have a Party at Beasley's Books one evening.. :drums...:beer
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  8. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    You know Kelly was already getting burned out with the day to day operations of Beasley's so when I had my accident I think she made the decision to call it a day and close up shop. To be honest as far back as when I returned from my trip last year I noticed a change in her attitude concerning the business and I knew in the back of my mind it was only a matter of time. It was awesome while it lasted though. Good times... :)

    She is still trying to figure out what to do with the place. For the sake of our marriage I try not to meddle. I definitely would never say "I told you so" because she would just point to my leg. Touche. :eek1:lol3
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  9. RebRider

    RebRider Been here awhile

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    Sorry to hear that, but I understand completely....

    then when you up to it need to do a ride to eat
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  10. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    9 weeks 5 days later and she's home. It took about an hour of work and new handlebars to get it road worthy. A few more parts and it will be as good as new. :):)

    Oh and the ride felt awesome! But I will be patient and not start riding again until I fully heal. I do not want to screw up the progress I've made. :ear


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  11. El Pescador

    El Pescador Been here awhile

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    Man, this is really great to see your recovery.
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  12. Toysoldier

    Toysoldier Adventurer

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    your more patient then me dude

    on the 13th of April i was knocked off and broke my tibia along with a major wound that needed a skin graft.


    i spent 5 weeks in hospital and have a nail in my leg with 4 pins, just over a week after i was out i was riding again.

    could not take not riding my bike i have my crutches across my bars haha


    best of luck with healing =]
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  13. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    What's funny is because of all the rehab I've been doing my shifting action has never been better. I used to have to use my entire leg because my ankle wasn't that flexible. But now it just requires a flick of the foot. :clap


    I really want to ride but I'm also a athlete and the down time has been killing me. So I've been focusing all my efforts into rehab and anything that might interfere with it I've nixed. For now... :evil
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  14. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Good news that the bike is back and well. Now that the test ride is out of the way, you are doing well to concentrate on rehab...

    --Bill
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  15. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Sold the old one yesterday. Wrote the check for the new one today. Life goes on...

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  16. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Six months to the day since the accident I summited Mt Quandary while visiting a friend in Breckenridge. :1drink

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  17. JettPilot

    JettPilot Been here awhile

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    Hi Bracky

    That is so awesome you made a full recovery ! Although climbing that mountain looks like fun, it is an awful lot of work, I think I would rather do it on the bike :D

    Mike
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  18. bracky72

    bracky72 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. It's a small world btw. I owned one of the original dragonlinks. :norton
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  19. JettPilot

    JettPilot Been here awhile

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    Hi Bracky,

    Yes it certainly is, and I remember you well. I wondered where you had gone, since I did not see you in the other forum for quite a while. I just saw this thread about your accident today, when I saw your name Bracky72 , well, it all added up real quick. If I had seen this earlier I would have written. But there was an advantage to not seeing until today, I was quickly able to skip to your last post of climbing the mountain and knew everything turned out good :clap Hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of the new bike. BTW, I ride a Dual Sport also, seems like we both have found all the fun stuff to do :freaky

    Mike
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  20. srelegante

    srelegante srelegante

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    Your attitude is fantastic, and will help you heal.

    It is so easy to be vengeful in that situation.

    SE

    PS-yes, your lady is a keeper!