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Old 11-23-2010, 05:43 PM   #15
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Having had broken ribs from a MC accident myself I can remember telling anyone that asked me 'how you doing', I would reply ' just dont make me laugh' and I'll be OK. Hope you're up & at em soon.

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Old 11-23-2010, 06:09 PM   #16
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God Bless...keep both wheels up!

We have suffered some personal tragedies this past year as well...makes you appreciate Family and Friends.

Glad to hear you are on your way back...


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Old 11-23-2010, 06:26 PM   #17
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Glad you're still with us!

It's amazing how much damage you can do to yourself in a low speed crash. I found out on a bicycle and have never ridden my motorcycles without full helmet and padding riding clothes since.

Get better SOON!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:47 PM   #18
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Welcome back. Glad you are here to talk about it.This will be a special Thanksgiving for you.
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Old 11-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #19
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All the best, Boatdoc, here's wishes for a speedy (but full and proper) recovery for you.
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:47 AM   #20
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Two good pieces of advice...

My father only gave me two pieces of advice:

- Never go out with a girl named "Bubbles".
- Just remember, there's no such thing as an old, bad motorcyclist, and there's damn few old good ones!

I stopped riding after nearly being killed while turning left on a green arrow and having a lady jam her accelerator from an opposing straight through red light. I wheel spun the mc around another 90 degrees and proceed in front of her, just ahead of her front bumper. After that, no more riding.

Get well Boatdoc.

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Old 11-24-2010, 04:46 AM   #21
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Glad your up and about. Get better real soon.

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Old 11-25-2010, 12:31 AM   #22
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We're so glad you're getting better! What an amazing story. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family & friends, and that you're back camping in your Argosy as soon as the weather improves!
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:36 AM   #23
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WB Boatdoc. Hope your recovery goes well.

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Old 11-25-2010, 05:11 PM   #24
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Isn't it amazing how much we take for granted until something terrible like that happens? I am glad to hear you are on the mend.
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Old 11-25-2010, 05:45 PM   #25
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what an ordeal, glad to hear you are on the mend. I cant imagine walking away from those injuries,you're tougher than I. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:46 PM   #26
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You are a lucky man.I am curious about the bike you were riding. What make and model? Adios, John
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Old 11-26-2010, 11:42 AM   #27
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Welcome back, glad you're mending!
As a firefighter/Paramedic, I have seen many "accidents" that just leave you shaking your head. Some with vehicles just ripped to pieces with occupants suffering just a scratch or two, others with only minor damage that were fatal. You never know.
I'm glad that (though bad enough) your's wasn't in the last category.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:50 PM   #28
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Great story about adrenaline. Wow!!

I still find it hard -- after injury & serious illness -- to credit the present set-of-conditions.

Being older and slower is fine . . it just takes time to adjust (on a daily basis, years later). Gettin' wrought up (I'm fine, now) is harder on me than the work itself, mental or physical. Different limits. And goals.

So, I finally got around to cleaning, sharpening and oiling ALL the tools in the garage. And some other jobs like that.

Satisfaction is a bit differently sought.

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