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Old 08-13-2010, 04:20 PM
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So, Mike, its been 5 months now, and I'm still waiting for the rest of that ride report - and damn, I knew you had dropped that GS on your foot while acting like you were 20 again, but I hadn't realized you'd fractured a bone, had I known that I could've tortured you a bit, or at least contributed another bottle of vodka, or both,


Craig, I'm friggin' Irish. Alcohol is an elixir . . . the stuff of dreams. I tried to keep quiet about my wounded foot as I have witnessed you tortuing others!

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Craig, I tried to keep quiet about my wounded foot as I have witnessed you torturing others! Mike

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Oh, yeah . . . . . . .
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Oh, yeah . . . . . . .

So, to continue the hijack, you being Irish and all, do you know the differnece between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?

One less drunk!

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So, to continue the hijack, you being Irish and all, do you know the differnece between an Irish wedding and an Irish wake?

One less drunk!

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Don't encourage him, Louis!

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Don't encourage him, Louis!

Mike

So there were two Irishmen adrift in the North Sea in a life raft when an old bottle drifts by. Paddy grabs the bottle and a pissed off genie pops out. The genie says, "I'm tired of this business you get one wish!

To which Paddy blurts out,
"Well now just turn the ocean into Guiness!"

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"Paddy you IDIOT! Now we're gonna have to pee in the boat!"
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So there were two Irishmen adrift in the North Sea in a life raft when an old bottle drifts by. Paddy grabs the bottle and a pissed off genie pops out. The genie says, "I'm tired of this business you get one wish!

To wish Paddy blurts out,
"Well now just turn the ocean into guineas!"

Horrified Sean screams,

"Paddy you IDIOT! Now we're gonna have to pee in the boat!"



That hurts my feelings. See what you did Louis! To grossly misquote Admiral Yamamoto, "You've awakened an educated smart ass." (Sorry, Isoroku.) Rob, where are you? I need some help!

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That hurts my feelings. See what you did Louis! To grossly misquote Admiral Yamamoto, "You've awakened an educated smart ass." (Sorry, Isoroku.) Rob, where are you? I need some help!

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Whaddaya need? More Irish jokes?

So, Mick was driving home from the Pub one night, when the local Constable pulls him over, and Mick, knowing the locals asks innocently,

"So, Sean me boy, why are ya stopping me tonight?"

"Well, Mick, didn't you know your missus fell out of your car about 2 miles back while you were swerving all over the road?"

"Well, thanks be to Jesus for stopping me Sean, I thought I'd gone deaf."

Maybe we should start an Irish Jokes forum and quit hijacking this thread already.
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Old 09-10-2010, 03:18 PM
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OK, but first:


Three couples were playing golf together one windy day. There was and English couple, a Scottish couple, and an Irish couple.

The Englishman's wife steps up to the tee and, as she bends over to place her ball, a gust of wind blows her skirt up and reveals her lack of underwear.

'Good God, woman! Why aren't you wearing any knickers?', the husband demanded.
'Well, you don't give me enough housekeeping money to afford any.'

The Englishman immediately reaches into his pocket and says, 'For the sake of decency, here's a 50. Go and buy yourself some underwear..'

Next, the Scot's wife bends over to set her ball on the tee. Her skirt also blows up to show that she, too, is wearing no undies. 'Blessed Virgin Mary, woman! You've no knickers. Why not?'
She replies, 'I can't afford any on the money you give me.'
Hamish reaches into his pocket and says , 'For the sake of decency, here's a 20. Go and buy yourself some underwear"!

Lastly, the Irishman's wife bends over. The wind also takes her skirt over her head to reveal that she, too, is naked under it.
'Sweet mudder of Jaysus, Maggie! Where ta friggin hell are yer drawers?' She too explains, 'You dinna give me enough money ta be able ta affarrd any.'
Callahan reaches into his pocket and says, 'Well, fer the love 'o decency, here's a comb..... Tidy yerself up a bit!

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OK, but first:
.................................................... 'Well, fer the love 'o decency, here's a comb..... Tidy yerself up a bit!

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3 - one time in garage, 1 time as I was approaching a stop sign and focused on the antique car that came by, and# 3 - on a steep incline making a left turn failing to notice the hole in the pavement. Thank God for glasurit paint.
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Only once so far on my K1200R...found out that it is not a good dirt bike. I hit a patch of "chip seal" gravel that was not adhered in a low speed intersection turn. Bike spit out from under me (low side) in the turn with no warning. I did essentially the same thing on my Kawasaki H1 triple 35 years ago. Shows you never learn....
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20 + years of riding. Once dropped my K75 at 2 mph locking the front brake in a left turn with a woman starting to turn in front of me. More a drop than going down at speed. Had bikes fall over after I really thought I had put the kickstand down. And then one morning on the way to work about two years ago on my R1100S. Rained that morning but had stopped. Roads still wet. Crusing at 35+ when moving over into another lane. One block of old concrete slab on otherwise all asphalt street. Van 1 1/2 car lengths in front of me moved into the same lane. Saw rear of van wiggle. Just barely touched front brake to slow down knowing to go easy 'cause it was wet. Next thing I hear is the clunk of the bike hitting the road and I'm sliding along in front of it. Hoping the whole time it wasn't hurt too bad so I could still get to work. Wearing shorts and polo shirt. Stood up and looked at my right leg which slid along the street expecting to see some serious road rash and thinking I would have to go through the day with an ugly bloody leg, torn shorts and shirt etc. Nope. Nothing. Not a scratch. Just wet and a little dirty. Absolutely no friction on that wet, polished, old concrete slab. Picked the bike up, rode the rest of the way to my shop. Assesed the damage to the bike. $ 700 worth of cosmetic damage. And me with one major bruise on my right side going from my hip almost all the way to my knee. And a sore shoulder. Don't think it would have happened if the R11 had ABS....So it goes...
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I have been in 2 major MC accidents. I was not at fault in either of them. I have made mistakes but none that have caused an accident
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MY QUESTION WOULD BE HOW MANY TIMES IN ONE NITE ON THE SAME CHICK???

Motor, it this case it's not how many times , it's how long- Remember- quality not quantity
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In 38 years of riding i've been down three times, the craiziest was in 1983 headin home from work going 65-70 onto the expressway leaned a little left and then found out i had not put the kickstand up wow what a ride that was 110feet of skid marks over the embankment and into the woods only to wonder WTF! happened. a woman came running down over to tell me what had happened, the look on her face as i restarted the bike and headed out back onto the road was priceless..
my wife has been ridin ( on her own bike) for twenty years with me has been down many times, her craiziest two years ago she went off the edge of The Mt Washington Auto road, we needed a wrecker with a crane boom to retrieve the bike, it was 7-8 feet down over the edge stuck in the trees, thankfully she rode that one home also, the look on the wrecker drivers face as i told her to get home we still gotta get home was as priceless as the womans face ride safe, enjoy everyday!!!! (i love these things)
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With the same woman ?
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One year one month and one day after getting my first motorcycle a new 1979 Suzuki 750, I took a dog-leg hihgway exit too fast, locked up the rear wheel and sent it sideways, then got off the brake and tried to ride over the curb. Blacked out, woke up sliding on my shoulder on the grass. Broken collar bone and badly messed up bike. Fixed it myself with insurance check. Took MSF Beginner course in '96 with my son. I learned things that would have prevented the accident. Lesson learned - keep learning and practicing your skills. The MSF instructor said that anyone that says they "had to lay it down" doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle.
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One year one month and one day after getting my first motorcycle a new 1979 Suzuki 750, I took a dog-leg hihgway exit too fast, locked up the rear wheel and sent it sideways, then got off the brake and tried to ride over the curb. Blacked out, woke up sliding on my shoulder on the grass. Broken collar bone and badly messed up bike. Fixed it myself with insurance check. Took MSF Beginner course in '96 with my son. I learned things that would have prevented the accident. Lesson learned - keep learning and practicing your skills. The MSF instructor said that anyone that says they "had to lay it down" doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle.

Yeah I would have been better off T-boning the dumbass in the car that turned right in front of me.....

What a ill informed thing to say. Then again much of my early riding was
in the dirt. Maybe I learned to appreciate the art of sliding more than your instructor ...

Only been riding 53 years without being banged up to the point of needing to
be hospitalized. I will keep the "lay it down" before T-boning in my bag of
tricks.....

Probably just luck ya think.....
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For those motorcyclists who have taken an MSF course, you know that your mental attitude and perception of potential situations is more important than physical riding skills. Being aware of your surroundings on the street and looking ahead to identify and evaluate any "potential" situations is very important. You are always planning how you will react if a "potential" situation becomes reality. That way you are prepared to react to avoid any sort of mishap. I truly enjoy going fast as much as the next rider, but I will do it safely.
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Yeah I would have been better off T-boning the dumbass in the car that turned right in front of me.....

What a ill informed thing to say. Then again much of my early riding was
in the dirt. Maybe I learned to appreciate the art of sliding more than your instructor ...

Only been riding 53 years without being banged up to the point of needing to
be hospitalized. I will keep the "lay it down" before T-boning in my bag of
tricks.....

Probably just luck ya think.....
Well, choose your own poison, I suppose. With all due respect, and no offense intended Andrew, I'm not buying it... I agree with the MSF instructor. I've had perhaps more than my share of crashes... all self-induced from exploring and exceeding the limits of man and machine... but I have never had a collision with another vehicle. IMHO, if you allow yourself to get into that position, you've already fucked up beyond the point of no return. I wouldn't even attempt to argue the merits of T-boning rather than sliding under a vehicle. Would you please explain the actual mechanics of intentionally "laying it down"... I have no clue...
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Well, choose your own poison, I suppose. With all due respect, and no offense intended Andrew, I'm not buying it... I agree with the MSF instructor. I've had perhaps more than my share of crashes... all self-induced from exploring and exceeding the limits of man and machine... but I have never had a collision with another vehicle. IMHO, if you allow yourself to get into that position, you've already fucked up beyond the point of no return. I wouldn't even attempt to argue the merits of T-boning rather than sliding under a vehicle. Would you please explain the actual mechanics of intentionally "laying it down"... I have no clue...
My dear old Dad had a friend that used to teach the technique to the police back in the forty's. POS Harley police bikes back then and until recently I assume had next to no breaking power. Swerve jump on the rear and your down, I avoided disaster on a logging road once using this technique,my bike didn't
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Well, What can I say. I was 24 years old, My K1200S (sun yellow) was 6 months old. I was getting a little too cocky. Flying down a desert highway in Arizona and missed a 90 degree turn doing about 100mph. Went straight off the road, landed in a "Jumping Cholla Cactus Bush" and the rest was history. Bike was totalled. I was in shambles and dialed 911 from my cell phone after I came to.

Needless to say, I didnt ride for years and then got the itch again. Now that I am older and a little wiser, I respect the bike and my riding ability. Lets just say that I definately learn things the hard way.

For those that do not know what this cactus does, when you brush against it, it shoots needles. Here is a picture of it and also, A picture of my bike before she died.
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W/ every girlfriend I ever had. LOL
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Once in 1976 on a yam RS 125 = fractured left shoulder and again in 2006 honda fireblade= two broken fingers one broken in 2 places.
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The first get off was with my then girlfriend (now wife) we were travelling towards London, in the cold & rain, during the 5pm rush hour travelling at 20mph. I believe there was some diesel on the road, because one minute We were vertical, the next horizontal. I curled into a ball and bounced into the gutter, my SO slid face down across the road towards the oncoming traffic. Remember I said it was rush hour? When she stopped sliding she was looking at the wheel of a car!

There was no real damage done to either us or the bike, the biggest causalty was to my pride of losing a passenger!

Lessons learnt - Diesel can be very dangerous and unseen! Wear a helmet it makes sense, if my SO had not been wearing a helmet she would have been scared for life.

My next accident happened on 13 January this year. I was rear ended by a car. I was heading to work, it was raining and the visibility was virtually zero. I took the slip road from the ring road, towards a junction with another major road. The junction is usually controlled by traffic lights, and this time the lights were out. When I thought it was clear I started to go. I performed the "life saver" check and thought I saw a vehicle coming, so I braked. The car behind me, saw I was a motorcycle gave me plenty of room, she saw that I started the manoever, and decided that I had left. She was checking left to see if it was safe for her to enter the junction, when she collided with me. I was pushed out into the middle of the road.

Forunately nothing was broken except a sever knock to the left shoulder (the hospital thought it was temporarily dislocated) and whiplash. I was very glad I had all the gear, as it could have been much worse. I have just started back on the bike, as my shoulder is now (just) healed enough to cope with the strains of bike riding!

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The MSF instructor said that anyone that says they "had to lay it down" doesn't know how to ride a motorcycle.
Nonsense! As with many things, it all depends on circumstances. My sweetie CHOSE to lay it down rather than ride into the safety barrier during a race as he came into a corner too hot. Laying it down meant near zero injuries for him and 4 hours of bike repair to race the next day. Not laying it down would have destroyed the bike.

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Only once where anything was really broken--on the bike or me. I was working at Iron Horse motorcycles in Tucson, AZ. A brand new 1999 Graphite K1200RS was unloaded from the truck, I wanted it. Needed to sell my R1100RS so I had it on the store's floor. One day at noon I decided to take it out to charge the battery. Everyone said, "Don't ride in town between Thanksgiving and Christmas," and they were right!

The twist is that I was was making the left-hand turn and the driver of the on-coming car, sitting at the traffic light, thought she got the green light and charged forward. I was looking into the turn and saw the car out of the corner of my eye. Snapped the right footpeg clean off the bike. Unfortunatly that's also where my foot was at the time.

I told my wife it was the only way I knew to get the K1200RS.

When the cast FINALLY came off, I asked the doctor, "When will it be safe to go riding again?"

"Never," he answered.

"Okay, " I said, "let me rephrase that..."

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Cool Layin' it down

Dropped a few times in the dirt, that happens.
Only ONCE on the road in over 35 years of riding.( If anyone remembers my post from over a year ago about the rear wheel coming off)
Wasn't so much a "lay down", as a "launch". According to witnesses, 15-20 feet in the air, and over 175 feet (in the air) down the road.
Kinda glad I don't remember that!
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Would you please explain the actual mechanics of intentionally "laying it down"... I have no clue...

Not sure this qualifies but when I was 17 on my 1969 Triumph 650 Tiger riding late night in a beach town. I was 3/4 around a long sweeping corner only to realize we were sliding on sand and lots of it across the entire road where a couple days before there was none. Was 2 up giving my gal a ride home. Bike started sliding and I realized there was no way to ride it through so I tried to ride out the slide on the bike as long as I could then let go of the bike. As we were sliding, bike fully on the ground and my right knee and elbow I some how pulled my lady on top of me. My friend, not a scratch, me at 56 I still have scars from that one.

So it could be he is saying, lock up the rear wheel, skid, lean and let it slide rather than lockup, skid and tbone or cross it up?
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I had my first wreck in 1975 wasn't looking where i was going (more intersted in the girl in tiny bikini) tried to show off and ended up looking stupid and the last one in 1995 but i swear it wasn't my fault the flippin corn feild just jump in front of me

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I had my first wreck in 1975 wasn't looking where i was going (more intersted in the girl in tiny bikini) tried to show off and ended up looking stupid and the last one in 1995 but i swear it wasn't my fault the flippin corn feild just jump in front of me

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3 times. The last one in 2004 a cock pheasant hit my face at 75MPH. He broke my nose and the new R1200GS changed into crap iron. I got luckily out of hospital after a couple of days. Glad that it was not my bike. I lent it from my local BMW dealer for a test run and it was insured.
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I was in a tight set of s turns going about 55mph. My contact lenses had been bothering me...dry eye syndrome. In the middle of the s turn, one of my contacts stuck to my eye lid and went on top of my eyeball as I opened my eye from blinking. I had a major depth of field issue happening. Got flustered. Instead of going upright and leaning into the other turn, I went straight and off the road, over a curb, up in the air, off the bike, hit the pavement in a belly flop, did four summersaults, got up and walked around in circles for ten minutes. Finally looked at my full face helmet, and it had worn down through four layers between my ear, jaw and nose. This is the impact spot when the belly flop made contact. The helmet saved my life.

That wreck kept me off a bike for 30 years.

Moral of the story, if you are able, get right back on the bike...don't wait 30 years....and something that I took for granted, an everyday contact lens dryness issue, taught me to take all precautions which I have control over.

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Let's see -- lifetime
  • 14 years old on a bike put together from a few others, riding on gravel road, hit by a farmer in a pickup. Lots of road rash
  • ~ 1999, commuting to work on my Midnight Maxim (and for once not splitting lanes), clipped by a car. Saw him look at me in the mirror, then swing the wheel over. Trashed the fairing and windscreen on the bike, scraped the aptly-named crash bars. A few bruises.
  • winter ~ 2000, taking the back way to work on my K1200RS -- black ice. Almost clipped one of the cars that had gone off the road. Scraped one side of the bike going down and damaged the other when the cops slipped on the ice and dropped the bike getting it off me. Minor bruises
  • 2002, two Hispanics in a beater pickup were not watching around a curve, came over to my side of the road and clipped me with a side mirror, knocking me off the bike. $6000 damage to the bike and need to send my Aerostich in for repairs. Some bruises.
  • 9/11/2009 Dog ran into the front of a loaner bike, got caught between the wheel and the fairing and down I went. $5000 damage to the bike, shattered 4 ribs and right clavicle.
Hmmm, that all I can recall. Yes, I'm still riding.
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Does anyone truly belive 120+ riders have never been down & are: "Virgin, and planning to stay that way" from the poll's results?
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Vic, I believe 120+ owners have never been down.

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make that 119

and the first time hurts!

joined the ranks of those that have btdt lesson reviewed time and time again got me: don't believe vehicle in front of you is going to go in the direction in which they started to go

misread driver's intentions to COMPLETE a right hand turn. sucker punched by a swift turn back to the left guess lack of use of either signal gave him the right to change his mind

been cross country 2x, down south, nova scotia and riding @30 years - glad to have had the experience/skills learned --- could have been much worse!

will the bike be replaced---you bet i sure don't want this one back!

sad thing is if my speed was faster prior i would have avoided the whole darn thing; i would have been looking at that jeep in my side mirror way behind me:roll eyes:

just found out he's from my area

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make that 119

and the first time hurts!

joined the ranks of those that have btdt lesson reviewed time and time again got me: don't believe vehicle in front of you is going to go in the direction in which they started to go

misread driver's intentions to COMPLETE a right hand turn. sucker punched by a swift turn back to the left guess lack of use of either signal gave him the right to change his mind

been cross country 2x, down south, nova scotia and riding @30 years - glad to have had the experience/skills learned --- could have been much worse!

will the bike be replaced---you bet i sure don't want this one back!

sad thing is if my speed was faster prior i would have avoided the whole darn thing; i would have been looking at that jeep in my side mirror way behind me:roll eyes:

just found out he's from my area

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DE!! I hope you weren't injured!!
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make that 119

and the first time hurts!

joined the ranks of those that have btdt
Damn it De!
I can't read between the lines of your PMs THAT well!
You'd better be calling with a FULL account & then emailing photos of your bruises - naked of course...
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De, sorry to hear about your misfortune. And hope you are OK physically.

I had ridden for about 38 years before contacting the asphalt at speed. For me it was at about 35-40 mph. Helmet, gloves, riding jacket and boots saved my bacon. Was caused by a "cager" doing a panic stop in a curve to avoid a deer (he hit it anyway), and me hitting the brakes with the front on a metal water valve cover that washed out the front end. A few bruises (one on the left hip/thigh that was quite large and colorful) and a slightly dislocated left shoulder were my take aways along with cosmetic damage to the bike. I think about it every time I ride through that curve.

Definitely need to get back in the saddle, and the sooner the better.

ATGATT is definitely the way to go.
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make that 119

and the first time hurts!
De, so sorry to hear that. The best of riders have been bitten (me too). Hell, 2008 was REALLY "fun" for me.

Keep your head high and I'm glad to hear that you're not too beaten up and already contemplating the next bike.
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De, so sorry to hear that. The best of riders have been bitten (me too). Hell, 2008 was REALLY "fun" for me.

Keep your head high and I'm glad to hear that you're not too beaten up and already contemplating the next bike.
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could have been much worse!

will the bike be replaced---you bet i sure don't want this one back!

De......that completely sucks! I'm so.....sorry to hear about your accident , but so....happy to hear you are looking at the positive side , good for you girl . Keep us updated.
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will the bike be replaced---you bet i sure don't want this one back!

What!!??
Did you crash that hard?
How about yourself??
Are you ok??
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Wow...sure missed this one. Just got a "heads up" about it. Bummer but, you're OK and you get a new bike out of the deal.

Just don't go to such extremes next time!
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Time to get that K13S, De... the perfect "get well" present...
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De ... ... this is not supposed to happen. We wear all the right stuff , we pay attention to our surroundings , we watch all the cars on the road and then it still happens. Some ahole makes a stupid move you can't see or predict. Not your fault but you pay the price. The good thing is your hear to tell us about it. The best thing about it is your not giving in or giving up on biking. Good for you and good for us. keep us posted on how your doing.

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DE!! I hope you weren't injured!!

De is sugar coating it, she is pretty beat up with some broken bones: pelvis, elbow, wrist
and thumb to name the ones I can recall. And she spent some time in the hospital.

We can ALL learn from these things, so kudos to those that stand up and admit their mistake
in riding. Left turn vehicles seem to be and maybe are the number one cause of motorcycle
accidents. It's not always totally the drivers fault that they didn't see the motorcyclist. We need
to make ourselves seen. After my unfortunate encounter I installed a loud horn. It gets their
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Number two is probably riding over your head.
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wow thankfully it's been a very long time since I put my bike down.

I was living in New Braunfels TX. a small town of about 25k people during the "off-season" between San Antonio and Austin. During the summer months it swells by about 100k because of all the vacationers and the rivers that converge there. It's freakin nuts. This was back in the mid 90's I was riding a Honda Nighthawk S, the blue one. I was in a parking lot, watching this woman coming towards me in a Suburban yelling at her kids behind her thinking to myself... this is not good... I didn't really know what to do, the lanes in the parking lot were not very wide and she didn't see me till she was nearly on top of me and I laid the bike down in time to watch her bumper lurch and skid to a stop about 8" away from my face.

broke the front brake lever, bent my rear pedal, rash on the fairing and because it was Texas in the summer time and I was just running down the road for something I got HONDA branded on my calf from the hot engine case for my troubles and a pretty good skinned knee.

She jumped out of her truck and ran around to see if I was still breathing, asked if I was ok and all I remember thinking was I was glad to be alive. I told her she should leave before I come to my senses and get angry and do something I will regret more than not wearing long pants and my boots.
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Old 06-21-2012, 09:20 PM
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Re: How many times have you been down? - Lifetime on the street

Dam De, not good news!

You are sure being tested dear, keep your head up and know many here are sending you positive thoughts!

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Old 06-21-2012, 11:51 PM
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Re: How many times have you been down? - Lifetime on the street

Sorry to hear about your mishap De... but I guess it's bound to happen at some point. Hope you have a speedy recovery and you're able to get back in the saddle at some point, sooner than later... you never know when the Soul Train will ride again!!
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