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    First ride of the season!

    Went home at lunch and swapped 4 wheels for 2. So nice to be on the bike. hands are cold even with the lined gloves but worth it!


    #2
    Cool bike! And that first ride is always something special.

    If every ride felt like the first ride of the season is ride every day. Eventually we get spoiled. It's cold, i want my radio, I may need to answer a phone call, it may rain.. excuses.

    The first ride in March or April, no shits are given.
    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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      #3
      Yep, that's my one bike I'll never sell. Was my second bike after a CM400T. 79 GL1000. I have over 200K miles on it but not exact because I've had 4 Speedos shit the bed since I got her in 2008 LOL. Been completely wreck by and asshole deer slamming into me, but the Dr.s rebuilt my leg, I rebuilt the bike. that was 7 years ago. looked like that from the wreckers.

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        #4
        Originally Posted by Maritime View Post
        Yep, that's my one bike I'll never sell. Was my second bike after a CM400T. 79 GL1000. I have over 200K miles on it but not exact because I've had 4 Speedos shit the bed since I got her in 2008 LOL. Been completely wreck by and asshole deer slamming into me, but the Dr.s rebuilt my leg, I rebuilt the bike. that was 7 years ago. looked like that from the wreckers.
        Sorry to hear about the accident. I was once t-boned by a deer in my car going about 35 mph, and thought it very strange. After hearing your story, it may not be so rare?

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          #5
          Originally Posted by harpo View Post

          Sorry to hear about the accident. I was once t-boned by a deer in my car going about 35 mph, and thought it very strange. After hearing your story, it may not be so rare?
          Not rare here, I was # 27 that July of 2015 in the same 3 mile stretch. My FIL was up visiting the Nov of same year and he got T-Boned in about 1/4 mile of where I got hit. A lady was feeding the deer on that stretch of road and we live on the river so they'd eat then bolt across the road to drink, then bolt back. She heard what happened to me and stopped so it's not as bad, still risky. I was 6 months in a bed with my foot in the air, 3 plates and 27 screws in my leg and had to re-grow 8" of bone. Then 6 more months of physio. Got a new hip out of the deal. But 1 year to the day I got hit, I was on the Cabot trail, on that bike with 16 buddies riding. 2 years later they took all the hardware out and I had to recover again. It was infected.
          My X-ray

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            #6
            Maritime , thanks for sharing. I was in an accident about a year ago and get frustrated at my recovery sometimes. Your story shows me how to keep at it, even if setbacks are thrown your way.

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              #7
              Originally Posted by harpo View Post
              Maritime , thanks for sharing. I was in an accident about a year ago and get frustrated at my recovery sometimes. Your story shows me how to keep at it, even if setbacks are thrown your way.
              I was told I never drive a manual car, ride my mountain bike or lots of other stuff. I do, all of it. I figured it out and I am so stubborn. I did over do my physio at one point and broke the heads off the 4 main screws holding my leg together. It bent a little, hurt like hell but it actually made my bone heal faster in the end. All I can say is keep at it and don't let people tell you you can't do it.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by Maritime View Post

                I did over do my physio at one point and broke the heads off the 4 main screws holding my leg together. .
                I had a similar looking leg repair back in 2010 or so. Broke a few screws holding my tib to my fib. Like you, long run docs said that was fine. Except that they had planned on removing the screws and where only able to get the sides with the heads after I broke them..

                Funny, like you also, all the things they said I would ha e trouble with I can now do.

                The one possible side effects they didn't mention from all that, and one that I definitely got, was a vicious heroin addiction stemming from the year + on Percocet while getting through the three surgeries.

                Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                  #9
                  I got off the pain meds ASAP and just used advil. They fused my ankle so shifting bikes in fun have to use my whole leg and I can't actually shift some without adding a lip to the side of the boot but meh I still do it. When they decided to remove the hardware, I asked the surgeon is removing broken hardware the same as trying to get a broken stud out of an engine block, he said "Yep, gonna have to drill and dig to get them out" he did it and I healed up pretty well considering.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by Maritime View Post
                    I got off the pain meds ASAP and just used advil. They fused my ankle so shifting bikes in fun have to use my whole leg and I can't actually shift some without adding a lip to the side of the boot but meh I still do it. When they decided to remove the hardware, I asked the surgeon is removing broken hardware the same as trying to get a broken stud out of an engine block, he said "Yep, gonna have to drill and dig to get them out" he did it and I healed up pretty well considering.
                    I wasn't bright enough to do that.... But then time they finally took them away I was like, Naw.... I know where I get buy this shit without you. Down hill from there..


                    They had talked about fusing my ankle. That was when they wanted to take the meds away and I was saying it still hurt... I'm glad we didn't. It did still hurt, lots of days it does still hurt, but most days it's just fine..

                    Very rarely do you see an old motorcycle racer who walks without a limp. I'm not exception.
                    Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by 6 View Post

                      I wasn't bright enough to do that.... But then time they finally took them away I was like, Naw.... I know where I get buy this shit without you. Down hill from there..


                      They had talked about fusing my ankle. That was when they wanted to take the meds away and I was saying it still hurt... I'm glad we didn't. It did still hurt, lots of days it does still hurt, but most days it's just fine..

                      Very rarely do you see an old motorcycle racer who walks without a limp. I'm not exception.
                      they had to fuse me, the bones were powder and my ankle would never move. I have "Rocker soles" added to all my left shoes so I can walk more naturally. most people hardly notice the gimp walk LOL. As for the down hill from the meds, that would have happened to me likely too if I didn't watch it happen a few years before to a cousin of mine, she had crohn's and got hooked and spiraled down and we just saved her at the end. She's good now but it made me realized to stop the pecocet and morphin as soon as I could, I was 3 days after surgery and told them to stop giving it to me. the second and 3rd surgeries I refused it from the start and never filled the scripts. I found Whiskey helped and I was already an alcoholic so I stuck to what I know.
                      Last edited by Maritime; 04-14-2022, 07:55 AM.

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