Cycle South ♾ (Denver )

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Ohio_Danimal, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Hey everyone. I’m up early today to catch the free ride provided by Health First Colorado (Medicaid) to my first physical therapy session at Push Gym on East 5th in Denver.
    The free transportation got me there pretty early. I just finished completing the pile of paperwork they handed me. I was told the person assigned to me is their best therapist.
    For some reason I’m oddly scared. Yesterday Woody had his weekly massage session at home and his masseuse Corey then went to work on my leg for about an hour. What an exquisite mixture of pleasure and pain. The pain usually gave way to pleasure the further he dug in. Let’s just say I was pretty sore afterwards. Maybe it wasn’t a good precursor to today’s actual therapy. We’ll see.
    And sorry for the lack of any real new Moto-content. This is my life after all. And my focus is on becoming physically able to walk and ride again, and functional enough to be able to earn money for a season or two and get back on the road again....somewhere....anywhere.
    Hope you’re still enjoying seeing some of the gigs of pictures I’ve accumulated.
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  2. FasTriumph

    FasTriumph Adventurer

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    Cycle South: The Thread that Keeps On Giving! Thanks, Dan!
  3. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows Supporter

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    Always glad to see your updates, Dan. Best of luck with the PT. I start mine in a couple of weeks.
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  4. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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  5. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    And shit lol. Just realized that through that link you can access many many years of my (now shared with the public) pictures. There’s really nothing incriminating there, so have at it without guilt if you so choose
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  6. Jay_In_Milpitas

    Jay_In_Milpitas Zero to sixty in February

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    If there is nothing incriminating or blackmail worthy, then what's the point?
    ROFL.
    You've got great stuff, Dan.
  7. Geezerguy

    Geezerguy In the shadows Supporter

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    Thanks for (over)sharing, Dan! Guess you could just delete that post if you wanted to and keep things a little less public. Hope it was a quick recovery from PT today.
  8. jaratr

    jaratr Without a ride

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  9. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    In tribute, I altered the RRs title yet again.

    Making history.
    First Moto-traveller to interview his motorcycle on YouTube.
    First ADV RR to have the infinity symbol in it’s title.

    kickin ass and takin names.
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  10. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    I haven’t seen that since shortly after it’s creation. Found that broken uke during a pee break with my now-deceased friend Mark (Passinthru). The uke was broken a bit more when I was done. Good times.
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  11. strongleftleg

    strongleftleg Party Guy Supporter

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  12. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    Jesus lol. I’m sitting here sipping Crown Royal and mango juice, smokin a little and just now taking the prescription that’ll let me sleep well, and I see your post. Nice!
    Then I see your freaking screen name!
    strongleftleg?!?!?
    Is this someone punking me?
  13. strongleftleg

    strongleftleg Party Guy Supporter

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    Ha! No punking here, but that is a bizarre coincidence. I’ve had that name since day one here, comes from my time riding old Husabergs which had the kickstarter on the left side of the bike.
    Maybe take it as a good sign?
    Crazy enough I’ve been following your thread since the DR650 build and tonight felt compelled to finally say thanks for all the work you’ve put it sharing your stories.
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  14. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    It did seem like a crazy coincidence. And thanks for taking the time to follow along all this while. I truly appreciate the support man.
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  15. liv2day

    liv2day Life is about how you handle Plan B Supporter

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    Slowly making my way through the pages filled with your incredible story, but needed to quote this @Ohio_Danimal. Damn man, I know this post is still kinda early on in your adventure (which is weird typing given what you experienced during parte uno), but what a profound thing to say.

    Plan to remember page 68 of your report so I can go back. I cannot undertake a journey like this quite yet as my boys still have years to go before getting through high school, but I'm with TomJoad - need to get off my couch.

    Excellently written (all of it, but this hits hard).
  16. OH_Wahoo

    OH_Wahoo It's always time to

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    "You’ll be in a rut so deep that you’ll try every day to convince yourself that that’s the way you like it.
    Eventually you’ll stop even wondering about things other than what you do every single day."

    I have been retired for a little over a year now. These words have new meaning.
  17. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal If I die trying, at least I tried Supporter

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    my Ohio driver’s license has expired, so I need my passport to enter a dispensary. So today after getting back and watching chilli simmer, I looked through it for the first time in a while.
    And, thought you folks might like a peep at the stamps.


    898D24ED-D9ED-43D8-A099-AF772A6DC050.jpeg E4869565-A750-47DD-9B15-88CB37BDBFE0.jpeg 0858D9A3-FF2D-4C11-9A44-D2288038CB27.jpeg 541BB601-FD61-42B1-A873-C183063501CB.jpeg 7CCDC41C-C7DC-4787-A604-DA9CCE62AA9A.jpeg D39523C4-F27B-42A6-B96A-F0B8588700D9.jpeg D8E31894-D506-4432-AE7E-B95B577B57D1.jpeg F49DD305-F6E8-4AE9-B612-7ECAB6663375.jpeg 337A679A-22EC-4D91-A03D-8A9B1A2B10AF.jpeg 42C25473-CF6D-49A4-9D8E-2F66B9574350.jpeg 35DB4B5A-52FA-4386-8704-A726B614577B.jpeg 2680617A-A497-42CA-85CD-CC25B11E5F9F.jpeg 6F460EB6-6A41-44F3-8687-84A80DCDC3F7.jpeg 177CCACD-9B66-4E00-BA5C-991196EBC833.jpeg 41B0D393-A74A-43BB-B166-F8092591A643.jpeg
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  18. Sunday Rider

    Sunday Rider Adventurer Wanabe

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    amazing all those places. I’m guessing you will be framing this passport once it expires. Gotta show the grandkids. Hey Spencer, get busy!:lol3
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  19. BarryB

    BarryB Been here awhile Supporter

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    All of those stamps would be the envy of most of us. Better hurry though. You only have 7 years to finish filling that one and then you’ll have to start all over with an empty one!
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  20. codebot

    codebot Neophyte RTA (Round The Americas).

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    That is an awesome set of stamps. I just renewed my passport a few years ago. I've been in and out of the free zone in Mexico a few times. My passport is blank. Color me jealous.
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