When is it time to hang up the keys?

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Gerg, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. nevermind

    nevermind sLOW Rider

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    What??? Did you trade in your GS for a Ural?

    FWIW, you can ride figure 8's around most riders out there in the sugar sand, you old hound dog!
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  2. John Bentall

    John Bentall Been here awhile

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    It sounds like a "bad day at the office". Your friend will make up her own mind whether "tomorrow" will be better.
    I do agree that matching ones riding to ones capabilities is important
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  3. Gerg

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    Folks, thanks for your good wishes and thoughts. It would appear she is moving toward riding the trike when she returns to riding. The FXR has been totaled.

    Medically there is one more operation to be schedule on her right ankle. There are some complications that are preventing that at this time. She is good spirits.

    Gerg
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  4. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    +1

    And then you get a sidecar :lol3
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  5. jules083

    jules083 Long timer

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    This.

    If she wants to keep riding, guess what. She's going to keep riding. Perhaps a Sportster would be in order for her, but it's her decision. The best you can do for her, is ask her what she wants. Perhaps suggest a sportster, but you'll never change her mind.


    From the way it sounds, she made a mistake. Nothing more. Do you think that there's anyone here who hasn't gone into a corner hot? It happens, and when you run out of lean angle there's nothing else to do but lean into it and hope for the best. I almost did the same thing on my Road King a few years ago. Once that floorboard bracket hit there was nothing else to do. It was a tight right hander, I was almost on the white line on the other side of the road. Scraping the whole way. I rode very relaxed the rest of the day after that, and haven't done it since.

    My dad's 59, and admits that he's not what he was. Still rides his Harley, GSX-R 1000, and Hayabusa. Steals my XRR, CRF, and ZX-14 a lot, and sometimes takes the FJR up the road. He's not going to quit riding until he physically can't do it anymore, and will probably end up stealing my Sportster at that point and riding anyways.
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  6. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    Sounds as she had a lapse in concentration, i seem to get them as well, i am 64. While i havent actually thought of, hanging up the keys, as yet, more effort goes into staying alert. Let's hope that she'll recover fully from her injuries, and keep riding.That ill handling beast she's riding, well there are few motorcycle's available, which are better suited for slightly build female, Ducati makes some low bikes, KTM 690 Duke is one, few Ds bikes would probably be ok, the super motos are great fun, tad high though. The only experience of Harleys of recent history, i have, are the ones i pass on the highway, they seem to 'wallow' a lot. Someone is bound to get their undies twisted over this, but i would never buy one, or any of the clone's, for that matter. I ride a 990adv, so feel free to criticise! In the event of come off, i would keep on riding, i think.!
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  7. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Gerg, does she have a friend in San Diego named Anja? If so, my mom is good friends with Anja. Mom emailed me about a Harley accident a few days ago that one of Anjas friends was involved in. Sounds very similar.
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  8. Nanuq

    Nanuq Aventurer by Trade

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    Diddo! Might be trike time-canam spyder, low and fast!
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  9. Gerg

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    Ben, That would be her.

    Gerg
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  10. Ben Carufel

    Ben Carufel Boxer Addict

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    Small world. Hope she recovers quickly.

    I seem to remember mom mentioning a friend of this woman's wrecking a Harley trike or sidecar rig of some sort last year down here in SoCal -- someone died in the accident? Anyways, I'll get mom to fill me in when I see her next week.
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  11. Gun Smoke

    Gun Smoke Banned

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    I believe the most mild mannered bike on the planet is the R1200R. Any elderlies feeling the pain of their Harly's have years left to ride on the R bike.

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  12. Gerg

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    Ben, they are transporting her to SD tomorrow. She still needs surgery on her right ankle but it needs the swelling to go down a bit.

    It was a friend of hers that was killed with his, new to him, Guzzi Sidecar rig. Wasn't a seasoned sidecar rider and went wide into a head on. From what I heard he was killed instantly.

    I'll be down visiting over the next 3 or 4 months while she is recovering. We'll have to get together with Yeti and have a brewski or three.

    Gerg

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  13. Ben Carufel

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    Sounds good to me!
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