08/08 this year, almost killed

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by refugeepj, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. treg

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    Wow...
    Glad the GS is ok.
    Best wishes for your speedy recovery and another trip to the UP.
     
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  2. Camdenbullit52

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    To many distracted and angry people on the roads these days, I still ride, but it’s not the fun it used to be. Probably be turning in my wings soon.
     

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    Glad to hear you're on the mend!

    After driving for 46 years, I would NEVER ride a motorcycle. It's bad enough in a car, where there is some protection. There are far too many drivers on the road, who have no business being behind the wheel. And it's gotten magnitudes worse with cell phones in the mix.
     
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  4. Fatboy2001

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    Glad your on the mend. You just never know how fast it can happen and how bad it can be. Don't ride my H-D much any longer- just wax it and have a beer remembering how much I enjoyed traveling on it.

    Good luck to you and your GS. :cheers:

    BTW, my current transportation is 6000 lb. Expedition. If I could get a F450 in my garage I would be driving one of these. :D

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  5. IndyGunFreak

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    Probably.. but the point still stands. Most people get the bare minimum coverage... Which by the time this is said and done, will maybe cover about 15-20% of all this. Then attorney fees, etc .

    Op is in for it. Hopefully he gets lucky and the person who hit him is actually properly insured, but I wouldn't get my hopes up.
     
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  6. refugeepj

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    I already miss riding, but doubt that I will recover fast enough to ride again. a couple years I might be strong enough, but that puts me at 71.5.
    how will my reactions be? my focus?
    probably good enough to drive well, but not close to motorcycle necessary.
    gave up all narcotic pain relief over a month ago. that "medicine" makes me hostile and depressed.
    thanks for the offer, glad to know how many of us have survived.
    your issues sound as if they were horrific!
     
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  7. serve_and_protect

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    I'm glad you're ok, refugeepj. :cheers:


    I hope you recover fully and swiftly!

    Prayers sent for your and your grandson!

    I'm so glad that he wasn't seriously injured!
     
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  8. Detectorist

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    I stopped riding 30 years ago after a bit of racing and challenging the twisties.

    I used to ride with 4 very talented riders who were frequent racers.

    One is now dead, the others are disabled from motorcycle accidents.

    Every time I see a Ducati or VFR I get the urge to ride. It doesn't go away. Ever.

    I pray that your recovery is quick and as painless as possible.
     
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  9. Ay Dios Mio

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    Take care of yourself...there are emotional components to injuries like this. PTSD is for this stuff. Heal.
     
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  10. faceplant

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    Good you survived and your grandson was not badly injured May your healing go well.
     
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  11. itisbruno

    itisbruno Devious Member CLM

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    Glad you were able to tell the story, get better man
     
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  12. Rotn1

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    I am sorry to hear of your accident.
    I hope your recovery is as fast as possible and completely.

    Glad your Grandson was relatively unscathed.

    I lost two high school friends shortly after graduation in two separate MC accidents. Both died as the result of being hit by inattentive automobile drivers.
     
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  13. LostinTexas

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    First, glad Da Boy was not much worse for the wear. I always had a fear of the kids getting hurt.
    That sucks, I can tell you from experience. Left side broken, lots of repair to ribs (I stopped counting at 50 breaks on the X Ray after my head cleared. I'm show and tell at the X Ray dept now days thanks to the plates), and diaphragm and shoulder never recovered. No pain, but almost 90º to the floor is all I can do with the left upper arm.
    I don't remember most of the 5 weeks in Trauma ICU. My leg wasn't crushed, just broken, and it must have been impressive to the Dr types. Didn't look like much to me, but the stories they tell were mostly ominous. LostWife was promised I'd never walk, and be on oxygen for life. I walk just fine, other than the random vertigo, and the tightness in the chest wall. That can be quite sporting. I use a cane to maintain balance, no oxygen, so it is hard to complain too much.
    Do what they tell you, don't get too rambunctious, and let it happen. I was 4 months in a leg brace, and another month with limited use, then I got to learn to walk again. The fun we have.
    Being broken sucks, and it was life changing. No more riding for me either, and even if I had the flexibility, I wouldn't have the balance. It cost my career as well. Sucks when the Pulmonologist introduces himself and asks what you did for a living. I started reloading again and spend some time at the range.
    Oh, another wonderful side effect, recoil sensitivity. No more large bore magnums. I use a Grendel to hunt with, but after 3 years, and a good muzzle brake, I can tolerate a 6.5 Creedmoor in a bolt. That makes me happy because I prefer a bolt rifle for groceries, even though the Grendel has brought home bacon and venison.
    Give a shout if you start to drag, and keep it real.
     
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  14. Dan H

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    Glad you're still with us. Sounds like a brutal experience. All my best to you in your recovery.

    I stopped riding after three close calls. They kept getting closer. Figured it was not worth the risk.

    Too many morons driving these days. Too much risk.
     
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    Glad you survived and on the mend.

    Was the car that hit you insured?
     
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  16. OGW

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    If your injuries don't leave you too broken, age alone won't stop you. I'm 71 and still at it.

    Over the years I've changed a lot in where and how I ride. I go to great lengths to avoid traffic of any sort, have a network of great county roads to choose from and I make various loops of those in my own and adjoining counties, almost zero traffic on weekdays in spring, summer and fall. Deer are always a concern, but they don't have cell phones.

    I'm always totally geared up, too. Full coverage helmet, armored shirt under a heavy leather jacket, armored jeans under heavy leather chaps, boots, armored gloves. If it's too hot to wear all that schitt, it's too hot to ride. The jacket has super ventilation (30+ y.o. Hein Gericke Ranger) and my bikes have either no windscreen or a quickly removable one. I'm good for a lot of weather conditions.
     
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  17. Foxterriermom

    Foxterriermom No place like home

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    Wow - very scary! Glad you are on the mend.
     
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  18. Lazy R

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    Man that's a terrible wreck......glad you made it in one piece. I hope your recovery goes well.

    We don't bounce very well with age. I'm really conscious of this now when I'm riding, and the crappy drivers are scary.
     
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  19. refugeepj

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    to some extent.
    I have no knowledge. my attorney will take care of it. he was also delivering pizzas for a local pizza hut.
     
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  20. OGW

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    pj, you need to ride up to Northport again. Don't lose sight of that.
     
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