Finding Freedom...World Wide Ride

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by BcDano, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    SmilinJoe and MaNDan like this.
  2. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
  3. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    For the end of the day we headed again up into the hills to a quaint small hotel on an incredible twisty steep road to a tiny village called Parrocchia. Michael had been here 20 years ago and the staff remembered him.


    [​IMG]Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 4.23.13 PM by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 1 20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 1 25 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 1 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 1 29 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
    SmilinJoe and MaNDan like this.
  4. jmcg

    jmcg Turpinated..

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2011
    Oddometer:
    494
    Location:
    The Dandenong Ranges, Vic
    Enjoying your travel updates.

    All the best.

    JM.
    Saralou likes this.
  5. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Oddometer:
    67,854
    Thanks for another great update! Living life to its fullest :thumb
    Saralou likes this.
  6. tradex56

    tradex56 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    175
    Location:
    friuli ITALY
    :clapfinally come to Italy ... I was expecting. Welcome ...... you are great !!!!!!:clap
    Saralou likes this.
  7. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.

    Hey JM thanks so much! We are almost done for the year winter is coming to the northern hemisphere!!!
  8. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    GB

    Yes we are having lots of fun here in Europe if no real ADVenture! The riding is still great even if its on road. SP
  9. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.

    Tradex56!

    We were just in the north of Italy for a few days this year. We go home for winter from Madrid on Monday! Italy May 2016!!!! I'll have to take up jogging since the food is soooo good! Sara
  10. tradex56

    tradex56 Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2012
    Oddometer:
    175
    Location:
    friuli ITALY
    I hope to meet next May 2016. I would be honored to have a beer with you.:beer ARRIVEDERCI!!!!!!!!:wave
    Saralou likes this.
  11. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.

    We would love to do that! Also to get some advice from you on routes and things to see. Local knowledge is best! Thanks. Sara
  12. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    SmilinJoe and MaNDan like this.
  13. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
  14. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    It all went well until 3 km from Asiago. Dan was going about 30 km around a corner and the bike “just went down”. He and the bike slid into the path of a fuel truck in the oncoming lane. Luckily for him he was able to think to pull in his legs and the driver was quick to swerve to avoid running him over completely and only ran over his right foot.


    The local people were amazing and got out of their cars to direct traffic, helped me with the bike which was now down in the middle of the road, and called the ambulance. The police were also super helpful and even brought out a Forrest services police officer who spoke perfect English. There was of course a lot of paper work to complete for the police report.


    We were very grateful to the truck driver whose skills saved Daniel’s life and limbs. Thankfully we also had our friends Jay, Leanne, and Michael here to deal with the gear and the bike and help Dan to get around. It was quite a stressful hour for me worrying how serious Daniel’s injuries could be. Jay is an RCMP who has a specialty in accident investigation. He says he saw the layer of cow manure on the shaded wet road that caused the front wheel to give out. They transport it by the truckload along this road and it leaks out. Also of note the guardrail area on this corner is piled with plastic bits from the frequent accidents here.



    [​IMG]road trip day 2 15 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]DSC05122 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 2 17 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 2 18 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
    SmilinJoe likes this.
  15. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    We headed to the hospital where we met Daniel on his way back from seeing the Orthopedic surgeon. He and the resident both spoke perfect English and carefully went over all the xray films with Daniel. Incredibly nothing is broken. I think this is due to his Daytona boots! His foot survived a full fuel truck with only bruising.


    He was given an instruction sheet and while reading out load he said “ no weight bearing with the cast for 5 days?” The surgeon said “ keep reading”! They wanted him in the splint immobilized and on injectable blood thinners for 2 weeks and not to ride the bike at all. It’s a good thing he travels with his personal physician!


    I was sent over to pay the bill for the ambulance ride, ER visit, X rays and CD ROM, and consultation with the Orthopedic surgeon….105 Euros! In Canada a foreigener can’t get in the door of ER for under 2000$.




    The guys were human crutches and helped Dan out to the bike.




    [​IMG]road trip day 2 19 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
    SmilinJoe likes this.
  16. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.
    He rode the bike the 35 km to Bassano de Grappa with the splint on. We then helped him up to the room and cut off the splint to apply ice. We brought him beer and food and then of course went out to check out the town. It is really amazing he is not even in that much pain. The damage to the bike is all to the rack and luggage, but all of it seams fixable. It was not from the fall, but from the bike being hit by the truck.





    [​IMG]road trip day 2 20 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 2 21 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr


    [​IMG]road trip day 2 23 by Sara & Daniel Pedersen, on Flickr
    dwj - Donnie, SmilinJoe and MaNDan like this.
  17. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2002
    Oddometer:
    67,854
    Glad to see Dan walking away from this accident without a scratch, especially considering the encounter with the truck! Best wishes for a quick recovery! :thumb
    MaNDan and Saralou like this.
  18. Saralou

    Saralou Worldwide Rider

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2011
    Oddometer:
    3,932
    Location:
    July 22, 2012 start RTW from Vancouver, B.C.

    Thanks so much! Since we are a bit behind on the blog the accident was almost 3 weeks ago. He is doing great. He was on crutches until earlier this week. He can now walk reasonably far with a bit of a limp. Getting his runner on comfortably may take a few more days, but as his mom says "he is a quick healer". It could have been so much worse we are grateful. Sara
    SmilinJoe and MaNDan like this.
  19. MaNDan

    MaNDan 'Old Japanese cycles & '26Chevy truck

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2013
    Oddometer:
    292
    Location:
    Wild midWest -USA
    Wow, this is amazing. So glad Dan came through this so good!

    ****** Damn cows ************
    Saralou likes this.
  20. OnTheWay

    OnTheWay Rock Liu Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,366
    Location:
    Shenzhen, China
    This is definitely a successful RR.I really appreciate the time it took you to prepare it.
    Saralou likes this.