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Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by wb57, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    @Drummer...Glad you were able to overcome the difficulties of re entering the motorcycle world..I was lucky I didnt break any bones..but i am 65 and i have had arthritic problems prior to the accident... I did go through a period where i questioned what i was doing and reconciling my returrn..Now I'm back after a 6 month hiatus..I was expecting the Bandit to be more comfortable than it actually is..so the comfort and safety farkles have begun...
    Being idle for so long tends to allow doubt to enter your mind...but one ride reaffirms my resolve to keep riding until I cannot any longer for physical or mental reasons...whichever comes first...so to shamelessly borrow a phrase.. I.."Live to ride..and ride to live" Now wheres my potato-potato??:rofl
  2. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    She looks just as good without the baggage...and its alot easier to swing my leg over and mount her...oohhhh yeaaah :deal :lol3
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  3. Drummer

    Drummer BMW/Sonor

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    So some of the details of my accident:
    riding with a friend in VA near Ferrum on back roads. Came upon a corner that said 15 mph, I was already doing that as I entered the corner due to gravel on the pavement. It was only after the bike slide out from under me landing on my ankle that I realized it was about 1 inch deep covering the tar they had put down. (No warning signs) One plate and 13 screws are now in my ankle. I remember very clearly as the bike was sliding out from under me thinking, "What - why - NOOOOO." After PT I was just as good as new, just needed to get some strength back. Stephen asked a couple of times about riding and I finally said yes. That got me back in the saddle but everytime I came upon gravel, well, let's just say the mind plays tricks on us. The Motomark1 course really took me from the timid rider to back to feeling like I knew what I was doing.
    It just takes time and persistence but the mind or fear is a very real factor to go beyond.
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  4. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    Glad you got it sorted..I am still dealing with some fears that the same thing will happen to me again...while the possibility is always there the percentages are in my favor ..and i am decided to continue anyway...however this is day 3 for me and its Christmas Holiday shopping season so I need to avoid riding in the madness that is anywhere near a shopping center or even just riding in the city. Country roads are where i do the bulk of my riding anyway..around here I'm out in the country as soon as I leave my hood...:D
  5. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    I would imagine that it could be hard to get beyond occasional tentativeness. That would worry me to an extent. Sometimes, you just have to trust your gut.
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    schnabba Long timer

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    After my knee I have an irrational fear of gravel / sand. It's been a while but the pain and crap I had to do to get the range of motion back...
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    hscrugby "That guy"

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    So in today's most trips to the tag and forgetting to take the picture..

    But on the plus side I bought myself a new 22 from Perry's for competitions up and Frontline Defense.
    Maybe I'll ride out again tomorrow.
    Fun roads at least between here and there.
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    (In my defense yesterday my battery died as I pulled up, today I was just too excited to waste money)
  8. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    schnabba Long timer

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    I no longer shop at perrys because of the price gouging back in 2013... BUT, glad ya got something you wanted!!
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    schnabba Long timer

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  11. wb57

    wb57 Long timer

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    I have one similar to that. Fastest charger I have, by far.
  12. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    Oh, I have plenty of good power bricks, they're just all I'm my wife's car. Including the lipo jumper box which resulted in me pushing the VFR up the parking deck ramp twice to jump start it cause someone is too stupid to turn off the heated grips...

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    schnabba Long timer

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    It happens
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    wb57 Long timer

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    WT actual F?????

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  15. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha ADVenturer

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    weather forecastong is like fortune telling..also i trump..they always LIE...:lol3
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  16. wb57

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    Yeah, but by Wednesday, I bet the weather guessers are talking about our "first measurable snow event" or similar. Roads will be brined, Food Lion will be in chaos, etc. And then nothing will happen.
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    It's marketing. Think of all the commerce a suggestion of "wintery weather" generates around here! Lol
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    Bull barrel...nice! Sweet tack driver set up!!
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  19. wb57

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    Completely agree. And once the "S" word is uttered in the forecast, viewer numbers for the "forecast" have to skyrocket.
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    wb57 Long timer

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    Bringing a topic from a private conversation into the forum:

    What do you all think of Wish.com? I'll hold my opinion until others have chimed in.