27 fractures from 1 incident

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Justbobinkentucky, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. Lanis

    Lanis Full Time Wanderer

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    Hey JustBob

    I am just glad you're with us. Thanks for sharing.

    I starting sharpshooting as a teenager, then took up adventure riding when I was 43. Sharpshooting (or 'full bore' as we call it) was introduced to me when I was young and keen. Now, I am a middle aged engineer that loves the prospect of adventure riding and still relives the sport of full bore (.308 winchester or .223(small bore)). We shoot 300 to 1200 yards. It isn't easy. It is a match between you and nature. It always gets very technical (just like riding a motorcycle). It's a sport you can get into for a few thousand dollars. It took me all over the world in competitions, mostly sponsored by the province I live in. I remember being 16 years old at the Royal Cannaught Rifle Range in Ottawa Canada. I met the Kenya rifle team. I drank scotch with the Australian rifle team. I met loads of people from the UK that are still friends today... AND... I saw my first naked boob! Most of my teammates were in their 50's.

    When I finally stop traveling full time for work, I will return to shooting full bore. I have so many fantastic memories; now I get to be the one to offer advice to the 16 year old just starting out.

    Hang in there chum. There is still a lifetime of adventure that awaits.

    LLL
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  2. Doug Just Doug

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    Sorry to read of your accident (stupid word "accident" in this scenario). I've been in the personal injury business for about 30 years and have been involved in thousands of cases. I've never seen an instance where someone injured as severely as you was ever made whole. No amount of money is ever enough to make it a worthwhile "trade." I tell our clients that right up front. Even folks for whom we've settled claims in the millions, heck, tens of millions, haven't been made whole. I'm glad you've got what seems to be a great attitude about your situation. I haven't read the whole thread yet, but I hope you've found something interesting to pursue and to at least partially replace what you got out of motorcycling.
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  3. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    I did have one of the radiology technicians ask me if I was a stuntman.
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  4. duckman

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    You got me beat. My accident ,back injury,drug addiction, carear loss ,failed lawsuit, depression and unlikely comeback after about 7 years pales in comparison to your situation.be strong carry on.
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  5. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    I see that you have a SV1000N listed in your signature. Ive owned a lot of bikes, the SV1000N was probably my favorite bike for day rides just to hoot around on.
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  6. duckman

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    I miss my 03 dl1000 the sv feels like it has a lighter flywheel but the dl has longer legs
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  7. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    I also bought a new 2003 DL1000, put 57000 miles on it including a trip to Alaska and a trip down into the Copper Canyon in Mexico
    yes the DL had longer legs but the SV put a smile on my face
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  8. thirsty 1

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    You Sir! are a gnarly Dude!! Glad your here to tell the story!!
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  9. mudmonster

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    Good to see your still staying strong after a accident that could have stopped a lesser man..
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  10. Camcow

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    Sorry to hear about your accident. You're amazingly tough to come back from that.

    FYI, one of my riding buddies picked up a sweet red Mazda MX-5 last fall for when 2 wheels isn't an option. If I couldn't ride a bike, that's the car I'd want. Really looks like a hoot. His wife has back issues, but finds the MX-5 lots easier to take than riding 2-up.
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  11. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Wishing you nothing but the best in everything you do after going through such a horrible accident.
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  12. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    The MX5 has very limited luggage capacity, I have a friend that had a 2013 and now has a 2017 .
    Luggage capacity, yes thats the reason I bought a C7 Corvette, right !
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  13. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    I added some details in the first post explaining the external fixator that I had on my leg for 9 months
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    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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  16. IronButt70

    IronButt70 You don't have to be crazy to do this but it helps

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    What a story. Even after all your explanations/pictures I can't imagine how much you have been through. The human body is so frail and strong at the same time. Maybe someone who reads this and has had a similar experience will draw strength from your tenacity and keep pushing forward when they feel like giving up. God bless you and thanks for sharing.
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  17. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    Yes after the incisions healed my wife helped me get in and out of the shower until I started to become weight bearing on that leg. I could roll my wheelchair right up to the shower. Showering was the only time I removed the neck brace, I had a shower stool to sit on, falling with the neck brace off was not an option.
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  18. Bill 310

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    First of all your grit and determination to deal with the pain, stress, indignity, and financial worry that you have had to deal with is simply amazing.

    Canada here, while many folks rail at the 1 million dollars of basis personal liabilty that every plated vechicle in BC must carry stories like yours show that to be insignificant if you are in the big one. Even in BC with medical and hospital care covered a million dollars is nota lot of money

    Proving again why publically funded medical and vehicle insurance has a place.


    We have had a " Personal Umbrella Policy" for years. It is on all our vechicles, our homeowners' policy, etc.

    I think it costs about $400 a year. This makes so much sense when the courts find the other party responsible and the courts award me, or my pal who slipped and fell stepping off my patio a multi million dollar settlement that the money is available.

    A few of my friends are high end personal injury lawyers and as soon as they told me about the value of these policies I bought one.

    As was explained to me, if your are turned into a quad and the courts award you 5 million, and the person who hit you has 50,000 incoverage, it is far easier to have your insurer pay you out and then have that insurer chase the underinsured driver for the money than walk away with nothing.

    Unfortuantley , the vehicle insurance business is a transaction business and as such the agent often lacks the desire, training or knowledge to explain the value of these contracts, and quite frankly I think few know about them.
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  19. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    Good advice, hopefully someone reading this will be better prepared should the need arise
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  20. Justbobinkentucky

    Justbobinkentucky Been here awhile

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    Just a little update, I recently purchased a jeep. I plan to join some friends in early November in north Georgia for a few days of some mild off-roading. Anxious to see how this works out, hope I have found my new hobby. Some of my old motorcycle buddies have got into the jeeping thing. At least this will let me join in on the occasional gatherings with friends, I miss the social aspect that the motorcycling provided.
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