Hang in there bro, get well even the best riders go down it's having the courage to get back up!!!!!!!!
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Thanks for your kind words, I hope your injuries continue to heal well too.Todd!! I didn't think ya'll had curves in Texas? :0
Don't beat yourself up man! I came to this site,due
to a recent crash,kinda like yours in the injury dept.
Ive crashed a lot!! Road Atlanta,Talladega,and several
street crashes on the road,and a few bad dirt bike offs.
This current one has my shoulder and left arm in agony every day.
Its been a few months,and I drive a 10 speed tractor trailer nightly.
I'm old,broken,sore,and unsure I will ever be 100 % again,but I'm not quitting!!
On the wife advice..ease into it..A good evening out,few drinks,and just start talking
about what your gonna ride when your healed up.She may object at first,then start making deals!
Tell her what your gonna do to not crash again,and be honest about what riding does for you.
Stay with it,and heal up!!:devil
edit..sorry..saw your in WI. wth you doing in WI? that aint Texas :_)
NOw that you ask, I think the split second it happened- more for my mint condition K5 than myself, I managed to bounce off a bunch of trees flying thru the air at about 60-70ish? The bike was stopped by one tree in it's tracks, kept going and if I posted those pics of the tank flattened- that took a lot of force- I had just filled up with gas too- I was suprised it didn't burst open, catch fire- then I could have callled it a 'crash and burn'! I was completely unconscious for about 2 minutes they told me right away, but was breathing. I 'woke' with bad arm and back pain (ribs, back and scapula fractures)- and was still just more worried about my bike. I actually thought I was going to get up and dust it off and make it to the group tide I was going to! THAT was not happening at that point however.Awww, man, that sucks. I'm glad you're alive to tell the tale. Tell me, though, as you were crashing, were you more worried about yourself or your bike? It was the latter for myself, which is why I asked. Here's to a speedy recovery. Your wife may relent in time if you don't have kids, but if you do, I wouldn't count on it. Maybe time for a two seater sports car instead?
Thanks- great family you all areThat sucks, man! Stay with us on the forum even if you don't keep riding.
Thank you for your kind words and sharing some of your incredible story also.Hope you're coping ok Todd. Crashes are a bitch.
I think a few of us have had some bad situations in motorcycling.
Everyone eventually has a cross road they come to.
I've been down hard a couple times and a handful of smaller stuff.
I started riding pretty young, I've had more bikes than I can remember.
I crashed about 8-9 years ago, thats when I broke my ribs and cracked clavicle. Forgot my wrist was broken also.
I managed to ride the bike home afterwards in pain.
Laid up for a while, after I had got home, I couldnt even get out of bed the next day, was busted up worse than I knew.
If it werent for my shear love of riding, an not remembering what it was like to not ride, I might have stopped.
But here I am today, riding track mostly.
That choice is always yours to make, no one can tell you different.
Whatever you choose, own it and simply be happy.
Hope you get feeling better soon and see good improvement. Sometimes it seems like it takes forever, but looking back, it will seem shorter.
Holler later bro.
Thanks for the kind wordsThat sucks to hear. Glad you took ownership of it....best way not to repeat it.
First couple of days hurt the most, but thats just the body making a game plan for recovery. Just take it one day at a time, and you will heal. Each day will be better than the last.
Here's to your speedy and full recovery :cheers:
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Thanks- Twas nobodies fault but mine. I'm blessed nothing except a few trees in the woods- not someones lawn/garden was else that was injured.Sucks about your off. Glad you are able to tell your story. Taking ownership says a lot about your character. Hoping for a speedy recovery and getting back on two wheels soon.
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Thank you for your kind words.Oh man so sorry to hear this Todd...I know I have definitely been there all it takes is time and you'll be better than before..because you are wiser now. Another silver lining to this which may apply, you now have the option of turning your cashed bike into a track bike!
About the wife, mine was anti bike too when my shattered forearm was mending.....8 weeks after that I had another bike in the garage..I couldn't even ride it home I had to have my boy pick it up for me....so if she knows how much it means to you she will see the light....
God Bless and here's to a quick and painless recovery :tits:
Thank you for the kind words- agreed.I agree. I hate to say it, but someone who loves you won't try to stop you from doing what you love. Accidents happen and you're still here.
They are giving me some 100% for accessories/upgrades- so they say also. I've only had it since last september, and got it already so nice- I'm coming up with several hundred dollars I think they'll agree to also.Sweetness!! did you have accessories coverage?? I got an extra $3100 for mine and then bought the bike back with $1500 of it. I suggest everyone add this to their policy.
Auction?? They won't just sell it to you directly???? I dealt with Progressive and they were great..very easy to deal with. I spoke to the same adjuster the whole time and all I had to say was "can I buy the bike back ?" The next day he gave me a quote on the claim payments for the bike with and without me buying it back. You should def get fist dibs on your own bike.Thank you for those kind words and story John.
Again, thank all of the family here also- it really helps.
TY- I'm trying to go that route.Auction?? They won't just sell it to you directly???? I dealt with Progressive and they were great..very easy to deal with. I spoke to the same adjuster the whole time and all I had to say was "can I buy the bike back ?" The next day he gave me a quote on the claim payments for the bike with and without me buying it back. You should def get fist dibs on your own bike.
Do you have any pics of the bike after the crash? Mine was a high side so it was pretty bad. Rear subframe was cracked in two places so instant total loss. Buying it back just to sell the parts alone would have been worth it. Buying it back and rebuilding it into something that will make me a better/faster/safer rider was awesome!!
I really hope it works out how you want it to.
YES? Maybe, It was actually in Iowa, but we took trucked it to work in WI.Was it the 05' in Madison or Rockford?
Saw them recently figured you might bite on them
Thanks hd,Kudos to you for getting it into the pickup after what you went through.
You better tell the wife soon cuz it's gonna slip somehow.
It was all your advice NIck- that's what I"m tell'n my wife anywho:grinGlad you took my advice
Yea, go figure. :winkWell look at you! lol :grin