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Don't want to be a drag, but...........
« on: May 29, 2015, 01:39:35 am »
Hey guys this will be my last post as on May 3rd this year on our 3rd ride since purchasing the Trophy, I went off the road on a nice tight left hand corner. Unfortunately my dear wife took the brunt of the accident and is still recovering in a rehab hospital in Toronto. Bike was a right-off. I am 54 years old and have ridden on and off since 16, cannot explain what happened or how but suffice it to say that our two wheel days are over. I want to find a nervy friend to lend me his/her bike so that I can go for one more ride, but we will not be purchasing a bike again.
Now for the good part, always wear the best gear you can. We had riding boots, jackets and Shoei Neotec helmets on. The helmets show that we slid through the trees face first. I dint mean to scare or piss off any one,, just ride safe, dress for the activity and hug your love ones tight.

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Re: Don't want to be a drag, but...........
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2015, 01:56:29 am »
Very sorry to hear about your accident, and your wife. I wish a speedy recovery. Good that you both were fully geared up with good equipment. I had an almost down incident last Sunday, sand on the road in a curve. Fortunately I caught the slide out with my left leg acting as a kind of kick stand to keep the bike up. I don't recommend anyone ever trying that as it felt like my leg was going to be ripped off. Glad you both are still with us. Be safe.
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Re: Don't want to be a drag, but...........
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2015, 06:19:51 am »
Hi GBUTCH,

Really sorry to hear of your fall, I know what it's like ( without a pillion ),
and wish you and Mrs. GBUTCH a speedy recovery.

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Re: Don't want to be a drag, but...........
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2015, 06:23:36 am »
Hi GBUTCH.... sorry to hear about your spill and the problems that it has caused your wife. I wish her a speedy recovery.

You are so right about good kit. My last spill wrote off the Kawasaki ZX12R I was riding and all of the leather, boots, gloves and helmet I had on and I had a blood blister on the end of my little finger to show for it. Full gear won't guarantee no injuries in a spill but they will go a long way to help!
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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2015, 07:07:18 am »
It's always tough to hear of a fellow rider's misfortune such as yours.  Especially with such a short term on a wonderful bike!  It sounds like you're ok, and I wish all the best for your wife.  Feel free to 'stop by' the forum to just say 'hi', or more importantly, to update us on your wife's condition.  And thanks for sharing the lesson on the importance of ATGATT!

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2015, 08:11:03 am »
Grant,

So very sorry to hear about your accident.  Please give your wife our best wishes for a speedy recovery, your both in our thoughts.  Do keep us up to date on how things are going.

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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2015, 08:51:41 am »
Hi GButch, hope your wife is recovering well.

I am sure you will make the right decision regarding your riding future. sh#t happens and we can adjust our behaviour accordingly. I know there are risks whilst riding but for me the pleasure I get from riding makes the risks acceptable, well in my head it does.

I take from your post the ATGATT lesson, are there any other lessons for us?

Later

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Re: Don't want to be a drag, but...........
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 09:05:58 am »
Oh dear and glad you are ok and I wish your wife a speedy recovery. Perhaps you could lecture all those morons who ride in shorts and tee shirts with flip flops  :169:
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