my story ....

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by stumpy-ktm, Aug 3, 2012.

  1. rangtangtang

    rangtangtang Been here awhile

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    Faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark . . . . . . I am at a loss of words!

    My utmost respect to you, awesome sir.
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  2. O.C.F.RIDER

    O.C.F.RIDER Loose nut behind h/bars

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    Stumpy.............you are one tough SOB! Good on ya! Cool to see that you're riding again. [​IMG]
    As for the perp, you have a much different attitude than I suppose I'd have, I'd want to kill the worthless cunt. Slowly. With at least as much pain as I had gone through.
    But that's just me. :lol3


    Sounds like you got yourself a real doll for a wife also! :clap

    Happy Riding to the two of you!!!!!!!!!!

    Chris
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  3. slowoke

    slowoke Adventurer

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    You sir are one tough fella and I have the utmost respect for your attitude.:clap
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  4. ohgood

    ohgood Long timer

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    Gonna watch your story on YouTube in a few.

    The start of this thread is inspiration. Your " for the parking " T-shirt is fucking hilarious!

    Your new bride is gold, as is your positive attitude.

    Rock , you do, rock on you shall.
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  5. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    Incredible story, Blair. You have a resolve that is unmeasurable. I watched your youtube video, and I was quite taken at the strength and mental stability that you and your lovely wife have. Your wife is truly a great person, and not just because she's Canadian :D.

    I am a firefighter and medical first responder as well, and I want to thank you for sharing your truly inspirational story.

    I look forward to ride reports!:deal
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  6. Paulie

    Paulie Been here awhile

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    Wow. Yer a mighty impressive & inspirational chap. Well done sir, enjoy that ride! :clap
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  7. YnotJP?

    YnotJP? Long timer

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    All I can say is: YOU ARE THE MAN. My best wishes to you and your wife.
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  8. Ross Brown

    Ross Brown One AU out

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    +1

    Inspirational.
    Thank you.
    And may your toe (and every other bit that got a good seeing too) not hold you back in the years ahead.
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  9. GSFREEK

    GSFREEK Adventurer

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    Hey dude,

    Seeing stories like yours puts all things in perspective.

    Keep up the spirit and have a happy further life !! :clap
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  10. not2fast

    not2fast Been here awhile

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    Glad to see you are up and still riding. I lost my right leg to a person that pulled out in front of me. I have about 8 inches of leg left. The crash also made me a paraplegic so my riding days are over. I appreciate your courage and your story!!

    Ride on brother!!!
    Terry
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  11. Nut Clutch

    Nut Clutch was Steve Lavigne

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    Keep on hammering man. Know that you inspire people to get the most out of life. Different than being a firefighter, but also lifesavng in its own way.
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  12. Lobster

    Lobster Been here awhile

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    God works in mysterious ways. Your story is unbelievable! You, sir, have my ultimate respect. I'll try to remember this the next time I am bitching and moaning about my back aches...

    Just a quick question...did you have the same screen name prior to the accident?
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  13. stumpy-ktm

    stumpy-ktm Adventurer

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    hey guys thanks for all the kind words , i hope some of you are catching the action at the paralympic games in london ..... those guys and girls are inspirational ......all i do is ride my bike ......to the guy who lost his leg and got payalysed in the process , i feel for ya , is the can-am spyder an option? .... i know there is many levels of paralysed , .... but u never know , there may be an option out there for you . i am just doing some serviceing on the bike and replacing the radiator hose re-painting the bike etc etc etc ....... spring is here in new zealand , so sunny days ahead ..... cant wait .
    keep on riding .
    o and i never had a nick name till the accident ..... so STUMPY is my new nick , would have been very ironic if it was mine before .
    cheers
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  14. BMWORBUST

    BMWORBUST Banned

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    Awesome attitude!! I`m sorry to hear about your accident, and very happy you are doing well. Your wife sounds amazing, Canadian girls are the best!!! Keep up the great spirit, enjoy your life and have a large family.

    There`s nothing better than life and being surrounded by people who love you.

    Keep strong.
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  15. Pago Cruiser

    Pago Cruiser Been here awhile

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    HOLY SHIT!:cry
    That was a truly gruesome accident, and your wherewithall to save your own skin truly remarkable. Goon on ya! I hope I can maintain the same clarity of mind if something similar ever occurs. God I hope not...

    You are also to be commended for your non-retributional attitude; though I don't think I could do that. Not necessarily an eye-for-an-eye; although I'll bet if that were the penalty folks would drive a hell of a lot better than they do... Decisions have consequences. Her actions REALLY altered your life; in what kind of fecked up world can there be no consequences for her???

    Over here, even if the b!tch was sentenced to a week on home restriction and loss of her library card for 30 days, you can still file a civil suit. As she currently has no assets, there would probably not be much of a defense rendered. And you will prolly never see a cent (make that a lb..:D.) But weird things can happen; like her winning the lotto someday...

    At any rate, good luck to you sir. Glad to see you are back on a bike. You are definitely a survivor.
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  16. theturtleshead

    theturtleshead Tits on a fish

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    When you come to Medellin you can have my SMR I,ll take the Norton!
    Al
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  17. reepicheep

    reepicheep Been here awhile

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    Thank you for sharing, what an encouragement!

    I had the honor of helping with the delivery of this bike to the AMA hall of fame... Read "Riding the Edge" and "Riding the Ice", you have a kindred spirit with Dave Barr.

    [​IMG]
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  18. Wreckster

    Wreckster Been here awhile

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    You are truly inspirational. As with many others, it's hard to fathom exactly how i would be able to hold it together, let alone be able to take control in a situation like that. Good on ya for keeping on two wheels!

    As per the girl, the worst retribution is that which we take out on ourselves, this will eat at her till the ends of her days even more so that she got away with it. Youve still a long fruitful life with a beautiful wife ahead of you, looks like youve already started in the right direction :thumb
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  19. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    You are an animal, and your positive attitude is amazing. Good luck in whatever else you do !!!!!!
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  20. Effervescent

    Effervescent Sexiest ADVrider '14

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