You're that guy!

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

  1. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    getting involved with Trevor's cause was a massive turning point in my life; many times I have thought my involvement has been over, but the road keeps calling. I'll reach out to Pam tonight and bring everyone up to speed with how things sit right now; she and I have talked in the past on how we can get Trevor involved in his own revenue streams, and I have recently happened across a few of my own.

    I feel another change coming on; stay tuned.
  2. dogjaw

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    just spoke at length with Pam; physically, Trevor is doing much better, even doing a bit of walking. While the need for funds is not immediately pressing, it will become more so in the future. As important as finances is an activity the Trevor could somehow be associated with, as he sometimes feels disconnected; some ideas we discussed:

    an Ebook/published book, featuring his blog and photographs

    a new t shirt, possibly featuring the large map detailing his trips

    public speaking concerning the results of impaired driving

    an idea I had some ago was a route map following his ride featured in "go west young man", with his stops noted, along the lines of the TAT/BDR maps,maybe even sell advertising at these stops and any others that might want to be included.


    I'm sure that there are many others; post here or PM with any suggestions and I will forward to Pam.


    now this is where I proceed with great care; Pam told me some time ago that I should write a book about all of the insane "coincidences" of Trevor's story, but I never followed through. Then shortly after they moved to Washington, I had my own motorcycle mishap, leaving me with a shiny new colostomy bag; story here:


    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/kerncountykids-recovery.831775/page-23


    the first phone call I remember receiving in the hospital was from Pam, who said, "this is your chance to write that book".


    again, I procrastinated. A month later i got stir crazy and sick of tending the bag, and went out for a ride; on that ride, I found an emaciated dog stuffed into a crate and left to starve; her story here:


    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/insert-your-rant-here.1041168/


    her story went viral; she now has her own blog, thecharliebravostory.com, and I did write a book of sorts, detailing
    Trevor's story through Charlie's eyes. I've never mentioned it here on Advrider or really promoted it all, as it seems like Trevor should get the credit.

    It's available through Amazon as an ebook; PM me for a link, and any and all proceeds will go directly to Trevor; i owe him that much for putting me on this path. I also spoke with Pam about doing a printed version in conjunction with a printed version of Trevor's blog; I'm not too certain about that, as his writing is pretty dang intimidating.

    Trevor is pretty active on Facebook, one of his only connections to the outside world; if you're on there, give him a shout, as he loves to talk motorcycles, especially the DOHC Honda...
  3. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    That was then...

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    This is now...

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  4. SCR100

    SCR100 Been here awhile

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    We have a thread going for Trevor over at the SOHC4 forums too. He went by B.O.X.N.I.F.E. over there.

    http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,112595.0.html

    I just sent him a goody box, sort of as a late birthday present, sort of "just because". Trevor and I are friends on Facebook and he still struggles with the effects of TBI, loneliness, etc. His mom Pamela is a saint.
    Little things make Trevor happy. Maybe you have some leftover stickers, books, music or movie CD/DVD's, a T-shirt....anything really...and can send it to Trevor. Let him know he's not forgotten.

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    I can PM you his address, or look towards the end of the thread on SOHC4 and it's listed there.
  5. dogjaw

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    Thanks for the reminder; ever since Trevor and Pam have moved to WA, contact has suffered, but your post kicked me in the butt and I called out there tonight... talked to them both about how to get Trevor reconnected to the motorcycle world. He was a helluva writer before his accident, but the brain injury has left him with a very diminished memory and a proclivity to outbursts, but even now, his genius occasionally shines through the smog of his condition.

    Being involved with Trevor's case changed my life in more ways than I can say, and I owe him a debt of gratitude; his posts inspired me to take my first long trip, but more importantly, inspired me to write. Pam had been after me for some time to write a book detailing all of the crazy twists and turns of Trevor's story, but I lacked the confidence or the "jumping off" spot, so other than this ride report, it never came to pass.

    In 2014, I had a motorcycle wreck that left me with a ruptured colon and monstrous helicopter and hospital bills. The first phone call I received while laying in the hospital contemplating my new life with a colostomy bag was from Pam, who said, "this is your chance to write that book".

    While recovering from that accident, I was out for a ride to ease the crippling depression when I spotted a dog crate on the side of a remote rural road; in it was a full grown pit/lab mix that had been left out in the cold to starve, a dog that should have weighed 50# that only weighed 15#. One thing led to another, and now she rides everywhere on the back of my CB1100 and blogs three times a week to approx 27k followers. Her blog: thecharliebravostory.com

    so, what does this have to do with Trevor? as Charlie has told Trevor's story and shared his video over on her blog, they are familiar with his situation and limitations, and would be a great audience. After to talking to Pam and Trev tonight, the plan is to start him writing again, even if it's only a paragraph at a time, about anything he remembers from his time on the motorcycle. For example, he started talking tonight about the benefits of sleeping under the stars; just a few sentences, but it was incredible. I would give one of my testicles to have had some sort of recording device running.

    So right now, the plan is to get him set up with some sort of Skype where we can communicate a bit more easily and see where this trip takes us, sharing here on ADV, maybe over on Charlie's page, or even eventually setting him up with his own blog as he improves.

    Stay tuned...
  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    If you ever get that trip started with Trevor, you've got to come and visit. We're just north in Canada in the West Kootenays of British Columbia.


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  7. SCR100

    SCR100 Been here awhile

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  8. dogjaw

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    that's freaking awesome! that's what he needs; it's not necessarily the gift, but the thought... stickers and postcards from far away places are what really trips his trigger, I guess it reminds him of his own trips back before the TBI.

    the ADV crowd always comes through.