South America and Beyond on Another Minimalist Adventure

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by JDowns, Nov 3, 2015.

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  1. VFR

    VFR Been here awhile

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    You need to learn how to climb stairs with crutches. When I tore a kneecap off & was in rehab, they taught me how to do that. Many places just give you the crutches & you are on your own.

    Go down to a landing where you won't fall down the stairs and try going up & down just one step. Put the crutches on the step where you are standing & use your good foot to get to the next step, followed by the bad foot.

    Always Good Foot Up, Bad Foot Down... And when you get to the cane, always use the cane on your GOOD foot side.

    I have been wheelchair, walker, crutches, cane Twice! First time I had to learn how to walk again. Actually, right now I have the same boot you have--broken foot, ankle and wrist--all left side....

    You have the right attitude. No matter what, it's only a minor inconvenience.
  2. kenbob

    kenbob Gnarly GnOOb

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    I must say John , that is a good looking pair of crutches you have . Look new , not second hand !!

    Heal up quick

    Thanks for all the hard work you put in to this report .

    Ken in Montana
  3. Neverenuff

    Neverenuff Feral male !

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    I'm surprised one crutch isn't metal and the other wood given the way Tio Juan operates! Hope I get to buy you dinner next time your in Oregon.
    Al
  4. top_dog

    top_dog ADVrider wannabe

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    Wow, that was unespected!

    Hope you get better soon!

    I got 10 more days and decided to see the south of brazil.

    When you get better, if you like, I am intended to sell my xtz250 tenere, way better than the tornado.

    Mine have 36.000km now and is making some maintenance to stay 100%. these bikes are well known in Brazil from getting up to 150.000km without problems.

    This vacations I rode 14.000km, i'll prepare my first rr, i think it's time after so many years just looking.
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  5. drtyrrel

    drtyrrel "don't look down"

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    Left handed with your watch on the left hand? Do you shoot a longbow?
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  6. Gramp-Z

    Gramp-Z Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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  7. rob1313

    rob1313 Still learning

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    Heal up John. That Sherpa gave all she had right to the end. Good to see you've had company in the tough moments.
  8. HanShotFirst

    HanShotFirst Been here awhile

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    John,

    Well I was intending on making a request for detailed photos of the Sherpa, just to see up close what 70k+ of South America looks like on a bike, but I guess that's out now. Prayers and well wishes from Northern Nevada. I feel your pain...Had a head on with a car on a Yamaha XT200 a little over 30 years ago that gave me 7 knee surgeries, and a "very special" alignment of the back. So good you're in such great physical condition (you big STUD); you'll heal up well. If it makes you feel better, my first knee surgery was $38,000.00 in 1984, so you got a fantastic bargain.

    Your stories are very inspiring and while I cant venture too far from home due to little ones, I can take weekenders across the Nevada desert anytime I want. To me single cylinder is THE way to go, lighter, more nimble, and always easier to fix.

    But it's the way you tell your stories, just the right amount of text with the right amount of fantastic photos. And of course the magic ingredient, your attitude which is really one in a million...Makes you an ADV rock star!!

    Get well, get a bike, get back on the road!!! That's the best wishes I can given you.
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  9. Scribe

    Scribe £Bob£

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    No new posts in several days. Very unJuan-like. Should we be worried?
  10. Len

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    I hope it is a simple case that he is keeping much better company than us and is being kept in compliance with strict orders to take it easy.
  11. SlowernOlder

    SlowernOlder Misfit

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    I'm concerned.
  12. Junyah

    Junyah @ the speed of plaid

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    No need to be, when I left John a few days ago he was doing well. A bandage change confirmed all was well and healing. The wifi may be down where he is and he's on the fourth floor so he can't really get out very easy. He's in good hands too, just a little patience por favor.
  13. NAVIGATOR

    NAVIGATOR Wanderer

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    Good to know Junyah!!
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  14. CharlestonADV

    CharlestonADV I do my own stunts. Supporter

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    Some Medicare Supplement (medigap) programs cover emergency care when outside the USA. Obviously, best to verify your coverage with the underwriter.
  15. JDowns

    JDowns Sounds good, let's go!

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    You were all correct. The wifi has been out for 2 days and I am in good company here in Lima.. The staff photographer bought me a nice iPhone yesterday so I have cellular internet. Heading to the doctor later this morning to get my stitches out.

    I have been eating a healthy bone building diet that has had the added benefit of slimming me down to fighting trim. Mandatory daily half hour of sun on the rooftop terrace has turned my pale gringo chest and legs tan. So don't cry for me Argentina, or in this case Peru. All is good and I hope to continue my travels when prudent.

    More later.......
  16. exmagnarider

    exmagnarider Adventurer

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    Glad to hear that things are mending nicely for you Tio. Been reading your various threads on and off for quite a while and just got caught up at work this morning. Way to keep a positive outlook through all you've been through, and keep reporting. This is my favorite RR, even when there's no riding going on! Your healing process will be in my prayers.
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  17. limeymike

    limeymike Who Me?

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    Quote:> Mandatory daily half hour of sun on the rooftop terrace has turned my pale gringo chest and legs tan.

    When you say 'More Later ......" Maybe less is better with regard to old man body parts baking in the sun.
    Thanks.
    :-)

    * But if the staff photographer would like to spend some time in the sun and document it, I think we would all be fine with that.!
  18. RamblingIrishHippie

    RamblingIrishHippie Been here awhile

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    Glad to hear it, ye were starting to look a bit pasty...no pics of the tan?!? Tetiana is What we're looking for, but I know you're far to classy for that!
  19. j2beers

    j2beers Taxpayer

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  20. Space_man

    Space_man Been here awhile

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    John, wish you a continued speedy recovery.
    Best wishes,
    Jon
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