The Mobius Trip

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by DR. Rock, May 23, 2008.

  1. Cubdriver

    Cubdriver Stampede Swimmer

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    Eau contraire, its perfect right now. Nice diversion while we wait for the unplanned intermission to be over.
  2. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    Classic example of a Mathematician with too much time on their hands.:wink::lol3
  3. dlearl476

    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Glad to hear you're on the mend. Safe travels.
  4. Anciano

    Anciano Bushpilot

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    I would like to hear more about Francine’s accident. We all fall off now and then, but not with such serious results.

    Was she dazzling you with one of her quarter mile wheelies, or sliding feet up on a corner?

    Was her helmet up to the task? Was it her neck or head that caused the problems?

    How much worse would it have been without Anti-hassle™ tassels?

    Hoping for a full recovery and continued enthusiasm for riding.

    Wayne
  5. taco250

    taco250 wannabe adventurer

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    +1:d
  6. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    Hi Kids, Hope all is well with LDF:pynd..lookin forward to report..

    How about a Mobius 11.1 in the Fall? I've got some octane booster aging for ya.:nod
  7. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Get on with it....the natives are restless!

    HF :lurk:lurk
  8. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Been here awhile

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    LDF , how about a word or two for your fans ? How are you doing , any lasting problems ? Hoping for a 100% recovery . Have your scribe get busy getting this report going . We are waiting . :gerg:freaky:lurk
  9. msmetz

    msmetz Been here awhile

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    Falling behind on reading this but glad to see everyone is ok. :clap
  10. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Mark posted a ride report on his website at BigDogAdventures.com

    Just finished reading......it's a real good-un! :clap

    Finally, I can sleep peacefully again....

    HF :thumbup
  11. RedRockRider

    RedRockRider Long timer

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    Second this. Very good RR on BigDogAdventures.com. Best to all. Nice to see how everyone helped out so much. :D
  12. cyberdos

    cyberdos Easy Bonus Loop

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    oh sure, everyone feeling sorry for Dave and Francine for having the trip cut short but what about me? 2 TENTS! GONE! :lol3

    Great write up Mark.

    Hope all is well back in NY guys.
  13. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Just caught the BigDog.com report, best wishes LDF, sorry for your get off and glad you had such good friends with you.

    Love this community.
  14. bbanker

    bbanker Klrista

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    Hi Doc and LDF. Just wonder how you guys are doing and how she is recovering from her TBI... We haven't heard anything from you in a while.
  15. Rutsref

    Rutsref Been here awhile

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    +1

    Your faithful minions await word from NYC :wave
  16. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    I know this post is long over due. :nod Thank you everyone for your expressions of concern and well wishes. As this story plays out it will become clear that my actual writing of this post is part of my recovery and a sure sign for me that my return to work is right around the corner.

    The importance of this post for me is to provide everyone with the recognition of how significant a concussion actually is. I can’t tell you how many folks I have come across that have shared with me the symptoms they suffered from as a result of everything from a MILD concussion to an actual traumatic brain injury. My point is, there sure seems to be a lot of variability of symptoms and their severity among patients as well as symptom understanding AND the EXTENSIVENESS on how they affect one’s function among healthcare professionals themselves. No disrespect meant here to anyone reading who is an actual healthcare professional; as many of you know both David and I are ourselves. I actually stated to my physiatrist who is at the newly opened Concussion Center at NYU that this is truly an area that requires some further medical education among many individuals who are staffing our ERs and Urgent Care Centers.

    This has been a HUGE eye opener for me. :huh Here is my story:

    Disclaimer: If you have no interest you can skip over this one and pick up when the next adventure begins.

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  17. MrGoldfish

    MrGoldfish Been here awhile

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    So good to hear from you LDF. glad to hear you want to get back on the horse. I'm looking forward to hearing more. Get well soon.
  18. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    As many of you have already witnessed through Big Dog Adventure’s tale (thank you Mark) we were having a great time the first four days of our holiday. We were experiencing beautiful scenery, the company of wonderful friends and great riding.

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  19. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    Julio, Roger, and Bud had split off from the group to head back home.

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    Scott, Mark, David and I continued on toward Death Valley.


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    I remember heading off on the Old Mojave Road.

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    At one point we all stopped to shed some gear because you could feel the temperature rising.

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  20. La Donna Fugata

    La Donna Fugata You're not the boss of me

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    Scott and Mark took off riding; I followed after. I remember the bike feeling like a bucking bull so I thought “you better get your speed up so you can stabilize this bike out.” I remember twisting the throttle and……that is it. Absolutely NO memory of anything that followed until I was sitting at a slot machine in a casino where David had ‘placed’ me while he was arranging for a hotel room.

    Here are the photos of the scene that has been described to me by David, Mark, and Scott.........

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    The only story I can tell is the one that David has provided; the filling in of details from when he came upon me face down in the sand, removed my helmet, opened my airway and called 911 on the spot tracker we carry. I was out cold for about five minutes and when I first came to I could nod yes or no to questions, but was aphasic (couldn’t speak) and had a right hemiplegia (couldn’t move my right side at all) both of which recovered quickly within a minute or so, thank God. The photos some might find upsetting, but for me it’s a reminder of how truly blessed I am to have an amazing partner, wonderful friends, and be part of a motorcycle community made up of individuals willing to lend a hand at the drop of a hat when they hear about a rider (or riders) in need.

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    This is a fellow ADVRIDER: squirrelly who drove from Las Vegas on his day off to help Mark and Scott load our bikes up on his truck and bring them to David in Las Vegas. Scott and Mark drove their own bikes to Las Vegas on Christmas tree pass that squirrelly recommended.