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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by andmoon, May 21, 2012.
Best wishes to his recovery.
In our thoughts and prayers here. Hoping for a solid recovery.
Prayers sent. Hoping for a full recovery.
Thanks for all the good wishes!
Jack has shown remarkable improvement! First 7 days wasn't looking good but in the last 3 his memory has improved to the point where he understands what happened...for a while... He has started to filter his thoughts and conversations with him are now conversations!
He has a ways to go but things are looking very hopeful.
Now he has to deal with his family not wanting him to ride again.
It is a tough one as I understand he can't afford another head injury....
Bah.. my head can't really be injured. GOD HIMSELF threw the entire planet Earth at my skull and he could only keep me down for a few weeks. I'm back same as ever.. frankly I'm probably much better looking.
Ok, let's face it.. nothing could have made me better looking.
I just found this thread today. Thanks to everyone who commented for the well wishes and while I'm not much of a religious man.. Good words never hurt anyone and neither have prayers. Thanks!
I am a head/brain injury survivor myself (a bad motorcycle accident back in 1972). Glad you are back and with the world Johnny X. That helmet saved your life as mine did when I had my accident. Get better and keep on keeping on dude.
Note to the rest of the people here on ADV rider: If hearing about Johnney X, MTgrrl and myself doesn't keep you wearing a helmet (we are all survivors of brain injury) then I just don't know what to say to convince you that helmets are a good thing. Please wear at least a helmet even if you are not a ATGATT type.
Doug in Kentucky
Dude, you are a stud!!! I hope I have your outlook if/when I have to face something like this!
Johnny, great to hear a happy ending!
It's good to see a happy ending. Learn from mistakes if any were made and keep refilling the tank.
I just came back to this post tonight after having a conversation with another person on a mailing list for vintage bikes. He seems to want a little more dirt in his life and I am sending him some .gpx for trails in his area.. and I told him "Get thee to ADV. They ain't ALL bad."
It's been a long time since I had that accident but I came back to the thread anyway..
What the post after my reply said - Wear a damned helmet you friggin moron - is the absolute truth. I'd be dead instead of typing at you if I had not.
And someone else would have to drink my PBR.. and do everything else..
My wife and I bought a farm the day before I had my accident. Since then I came out here.. built a house.. built a barn.. then I built another barn and fenced up a couple of acres and ..
She'll think of something next.
When my garage gets built that helmet will be mounted on the wall like a trophy. A reminder.
When the young and dumb ask me why it's there I'll tell them.
Don't be dumb boys and grrls.. wear the helmet and good luck to all of you!
Ah Geez, here we all were hoping you hadn't bought the farm and you'd gone ahead and bought it the day before.
Glad you had a full recovery..
It's outstanding to hear that you have fully recovered and doing so much around your farm. Good for you brother.
In all my yrs I have never had a deer incident until last autumn.... At which time I had 2 back to back in the same week.
I wrecked my car into a deer, was going 60, but heavy abs to the floor prob made impact at approx 20-30 or so... It ran infront of me, seemed like it came of nowhere.
And then a week later riding my GSA home from work at 0300, I was cold and tired to boot, with a partially fogged over visor, a deer trots out in front of me, here we go again..... Abs engaged, cringe..... And full stop inches from the forest rat but no impact.
HELMET, HELMET, HELMET
can't say it loud enough. Of course ATGATT is optimal...
I didn't hit that deer!! The deer hit me!
I know it sounds nuts but all signs point towards that being the truth. The doe that hit me died on impact (which is a good thing because I'd have had to kill all the deer in Bucks County if she had lived.) and left a mark from the collision just in front of the axle for my rear wheel on the swingarm.
There were also apparently no skid marks/etc at the scene of the accident. All I can assume is it was just plain bad luck. The doe came out of the woods to my left, ran across the road and hit my swingarm. I have no recollection of any of this - head injury and all that - but it's the best I can piece together from the evidence. Anyway it just goes to show all of us.. that even if you do everything right.. don't mess up.. don't make a mistake..
Life happens and you're either ready or you're dead. Wear the helmet.
ATGATT is optimal and I typically ride in more gear than I had on this particular day. I was buying a new suit for my nephews christening and I wore dress shoes instead of boots and only had my jacket/helmet/gloves on.
Still.. it was enough. I suppose being Irish, lucky and tough as nails may have helped too ; )
Who knows.. could have been anything!
Looking through threads today to see who posted something that just doesn't belong and boom, here's one I hadn't seen before. Kinda strange in that it dates from 2012. Wondering what's up with it, I open and read it. Good to see a happy ending.
Two big thumbs up from me...
Doug from Kentucky
I'd say, from the looks of that helmet, that in addition to wearing a helmet, you should wear a full face helmet. That impact would have gone right to your ear had you been wearing one of those goofy helmets that only covers the top of your head.
Best way to resurrect a thread.... evar.