You're that guy!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by dogjaw, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. dogjaw

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    justy a bump, applied for consideration to Chive charities today... stay tuned.
  3. TheBaconator

    TheBaconator Adventurer

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    Honestly I think that theChive funds will be a huge donation. The way I have seen them do it involves going to a bar or place as such and all cover charges go to the donation and then donations so if they do that then keep me posted for sure! I'd love to come out to that.

    Where's the bacon??? :hide
  4. Mister D

    Mister D Long timer

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    I see. Wasn't really sure what the chive thing was.
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    After going balls out on this issue for months, I have pulled back a bit to discern where I need to go from here; there has been no word from Chive, and though the need is still great,no other opportunity has presented itself. Im sure some remember me running into the River rats from Arkansas while in Moab last summer; one of the guys has became a good friend, and decided to come up
    to Little Rock last weekend for a visit, along with Mrs Jaw, we met Trevor and Pam for lunch;

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    After we made ourselves unwelcome at the restaurant, Mrs Jaw took her SV back home and Rivertrash and I went on a tear around Little Rock, was cooking with heat on the back roads of a local state park, when I spotted a unmarked truck sitting back in the trees, and he had a camera pointed at me; knew my goose was cooked, so I hauled it in before he even had a chance to light me up. Before the stop was done, it involved 4 rangers, a state trooper, and a deputy with a drug sniffing dog, the ranger said he had worked that area for 20 years and had clocked the fastest at 68 mph, got us at 71. I was utterly convinced we were going to jail, but then unexplicably, they THEY LET US GO!!!
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    I have to think that some of the karma of the trip carried through to this episode; I did some checking and the fines involved would have been north of 900.00, not to mention loss of license, bail, etc.

    Gotta slow it down.


    The Ride for Trevor:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=941454
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    thread revival and update; Trevor has now moved with his family to the Bellingham, WA area; they will continue to need interaction and help from the ADV community; check the kerncountykid thread under inmates for the latest info and continue to pay it forward.


    passing the torch...
  9. Phipsd

    Phipsd Older but not wiser.

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    When I was15 a Black Bomber was the first big bike I ever rode. I had a Honda 90 Cub at the time. I had never used a clutch on a bike before. I never forgot the thrill. years later I had several Suzuki GT triples; a 550 which was my favourite and two 750's. Good days.
  10. akalogan

    akalogan Been here awhile

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    Dogjaw you are a hell of a man. Trevor sounds like that special person that draws out the best in people. I have spent just shy of 20 years in the military and I don't think for one second I have had the ability to so directly and indirectly help so many people as he had. Trevor and Dogjaw inspire me.
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    How cool is this? I thought this thread was over, but the trip is far from over; as a result of the original journey, I have had the opportunity to make two more trips out west, as well as make the acquaitance of Al Unser Sr, become involved with some great Ukraine nationals, see and do things that I wouldn't have even imagined doing before learning of Trevor's plight... pics will follow.
  12. FBR

    FBR Been here awhile

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    Brett, the world would be a better place if there were more people like you in it. All you have done for Trevor, and now CB is very selfless.:clap
    Thanks for the donation link, maybe this post will be a good enough thread bump so more folks will see it.
    It was nice talking to you tonight, I will be in touch about the hound!
  13. RicH2

    RicH2 Ric H2

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    Does anyone know how Trevor is doing ?

    Is he hitting the gym hard ?
    Is he able to use a walker yet ?
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    In the car now, will post up a recap of his condition tonight... stay tuned.
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    ShimrMoon Been here awhile

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    Having just read this entire story, I'd have to say this is without a doubt the best report to date on ADV. I went in and made a donation. I sure would like to know (as well as others) of any updates on Trevor's progress.

    Dogjaw, you are the freakin man.

    I would like to know how much of the proceeds from T-shirt sales goes to his cause. I'd like to get one... Anybody know?

    BTW, my wife was looking at me curiously as I read this report. Tears rolling down my face. Trying to explain the feelings one gets from this sort of story is nearly impossible if the person your talking to doesn't ride. What a touching and inspirational story. The generosity of the inmates here on ADV is remarkable. I retired from 30+ years of policing in 2013 and rode my BMW from NC to CO the entire month of June. I rode alone until my wife met me in Boulder. We rode all over Colorado and I recognize many of the places in your pictures and descriptions.
    Nothing compares to a long, adventurous ride on a motorcycle and thank you Dogjaw for taking me along with you on this magnificent journey.
  16. dogjaw

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    I've got goosebumps the size of golf balls; I thought this thread was dead and gone. This trip was a turning point in my life, and Trevor's cause was almost all consuming for the year and a half afterward; I couldn't explain the drive even to my wife and kids, and when he and Pam eventually moved to WA, it left me wondering "now what?" It's been one adventure after another, but not always the usual definition of the word, sometimes it's the fear of opening up to people you feel the need to help, sometimes it's allowing others to help you. I almost died of a ruptured colon back on November, went over the bars of my DR, landed stomach first on a stump, medflighted out. One of the first calls I received after surgery was from Trevor, even in his severely diminished state he thought to call, talk about a humbling experience. Everyone I cuss this stinking colistomy bag, I think what it would be like to have to deal with it the rest of my life; when bitching about the flat boring miles of interstate between Amarillo and Little Rock, I think about how Trevor would give almost anything for the experience, or to even ride one more time around a parking lot.
    The true saint in this story is Trevor's mom, Pam; in addition to caring for Trev 24/7, she also has Tyler, her 29 yr old autistic son... as Trevor's body improves, his mind still screams in abguish, and Pam bears the brunt; I have never met a more long suffering individual. If anyone in the Bellingham, WA, area reads this, please reach out to them, to anyone else, Trevor loves postcards and pictures from your travels, makes him feel connected to the world of adventurers although confined to four walls and a wheelchair. I will get in front of a computer later and dig up some current pics of his latest recovery efforts and post them up here; there are also some good threads in inmates under kerncountykid.
  17. n8mandy

    n8mandy Revmeister

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    Hey DJ, any updates on Trevor?

    Nevermind, just found the latest on the kerncountykid thread.

    Thanks for all you've done for Trevor, I hope your recovery continues to go well.
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    mwilliamshs Been here awhile

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    "You're that guy!" Is kinda like, "where do I know you from?" Eh, dogjaw? Powerlet sockets at Richards today.
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    I've been in touch with Trevor and his mom. Here's a copy/paste of her latest message. I'd love to hear from you guys and see if there's anything that can be done to help. I also asked her about their current location. Maybe someone local can pay him a visit sometime? (P.S., some guys on another forum were asking about making donations. That's what she's referring to when she mentions the fund. You can still order T-shirts: https://www.zazzle.com/trevor_ware_b_o_x_n_i_f_e_when_were_you_young_t_shirt-235073510696497768 "

    "There isn't a fund right now. We're trying to brainstorm some sort of project that would give Trev some purpose, creative outlet and hopefully income. His tremor is still significant in his right hand and so drawing is a challenge. To be honest everything he used to love is a source of immense frustration. He's laser focused on walking and feels he can't do anything until that happens. I'll keep trying to get him to log onto the forums. What would interest the guys? T-shirts with his previous artwork? His photography? I've felt a documentary would be a great project that would have a meaningful purpose. People shouldn't dissapear because of horrendous tragedy but it happens too often too easily. Thank you for reaching out. Any feedback is appreciated."
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