Not a very good night -- 28-Feb-2018

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by mjfields_228, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. slacker1965

    slacker1965 .....no matter where you go......

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    Well put on riding gear.....last time my brother went on a slide he too had street jeans on......his wallet saved his butt cheek skin......
    Hope u heal quick.....all injuries suck but ribs.......ugh
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  2. mjfields_228

    mjfields_228 Long timer

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    The entire time I was sitting there in the middle of the road on the evening of 2/28, I was first and foremost concerned that I--in no way--re-injured my pelvis region from my 2015 crash nor had anything serious wrong. My second concern was "how fucking long will this get off keep me from riding!?!?!?!"

    Later that evening while laying in the ER waiting for over 3.5 hours for a pain shot to provide some relief, I made a decision to buy a MV Agusta Rivale that I had been flip-flopping on for a long time!!! I told that to the attending ER physician and he gently high fived me!!! (He had started riding about 3 years ago and was getting into the ADV thing. He is a Wide-Ass GSA owner and has plans to ride from Florida to Alaska someday.

    So, in answer to the question if I am going to chance a third get-off........yes I am.
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  3. Uke

    Uke visualist

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    If I was even slightly concerned about my pelvic region, I would very much investigate either an airbag vest or a jacket with an integral airbag.

    At least understand what they can and can't do for you and then decide if some variation of an airbag might be right for you.
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  4. mjfields_228

    mjfields_228 Long timer

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    F.R.E.D. -- Fucking Ride Every Day

    I got home from work around 4PM yesterday and was still very sore in the Rib #5 region and my ankle was still swollen so I thought that perhaps I would not try and venture out on my first ride since the 2/28 Get-Off. That made me very sad and angry at the same time! After all, "I" was being denied perfect riding weather and I missed my scoots immensely. I took 800mg of Motrin and then took an hour long nappy nap nap. Woke up feeling better and decided to give it a try....

    Pulled my riding boot on and donned the rest of my gear--including my riding Jeans--and off I went.

    In choosing which bike I was going to take out it was suggested by a fellow rider (of the Florida Lime Variety) that the 690 was my lightest and already proven itself crash ready so lets do this!! Plus I just finished installing the new hand guards and levers.

    An extremely satisfying 32 to 33 miles it was indeed.

    I was worried about being extra sore after but it was the opposite. I felt more loose and relaxed and slept the entire night thru. And I rode to work today.

    Life is yet again in balance!!!

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  5. Grock

    Grock 2009 DR650

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    A+++ post and follow up, good reminder for riders like mineself who don't ATGATT, even if only occasionally for "errand" rides. And I f@#king HATE riding at night nowadays.
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  6. 4x15mph

    4x15mph Adventurer

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    Glad you did okay through the accident and great lessons for the rest of us. I watched a youtube on riding jean comparison tests though and while they are better than non-gear, consider wearing more protective pants since that denim still rips up. I think it is a great option though for any time we contemplate no gear which is not an option in my book. I also wear a helmet..... glad you did as well. Keep us posted on your recovery
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  7. birtwistle

    birtwistle Adventurer

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    You are a better man than me. I live in Canada and would want to sue that shit head for pain and suffering and damage to every piece on my bike that was scratched. If it was reversed he'd have your ass for grass. Next time pull it up into a wheelie and you may actually be able to stay on the bike. If i'm going down, the other dude getting it worse than me, sorry i'm a prick. I have people who start to pull out in front me in my car and I start aiming at their drivers door, they quickly either reverse or hold. My car is a piece of shit and I'm sick of people being overly aggressive. Now all this being said, I try to keep my cool on the bike as the bike will almost always lose in most situations. However, pedestrian and bicycle, you have the trump card I'm afraid.
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  8. Fast1

    Fast1 Twisted Throttle

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    Like the others.. Glad you are ok and able to function without any lasting issues. Hopefully you won't have to test your gear out anytime soon. Maybe a new LED bulb in the 690
    since bright headlights do also help during the day for being seen with the benefit of
    improved night vision.

    Wonder if the city has any liability with the non-functional street lights? Seems you may have seen the drunk bike a bit sooner with street lights that work.

    So a MV is joining the fleet? I've got one I really enjoy. We have a dealer here in MN (Heinens) that has amazing prices on the Rivale.
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