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Old 08-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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An update and a thankyou

Just an update on my get off on the TOW on the way to D2D. Heli ride to Dawson, then life flighted back to Anchorage. Sustained a fractured skull, major concussion and numerous torn muscles. Evidently I landed on my face and slid, filling the opening in my helmet with gravel. I lost a lot of skin on the left side of my face from temple to chin, even with a full face helmut. They never did find my glasses. A local miner saved the day with his sat phone and called for help. He then stayed with us for the 2 hours it took for the helicopter to arrive and then hauled my bike back into Dawson. I look forward to shaking his hand next year. We are very grateful for not only the RCMP and the emergency response people, but also all the D2D folks like Gary, Tom ,Fite and Dick among others who helped in so many ways, such as hauling Kim and my bikes back to Anchorage. I'm very fortunate to not only be alive but to be walking around. Had a lot of dizziness and bad headaches for the first couple weeks,but am getting better every day. I also have no memory of anything from crossing the border on the 20th, to leaving the Anch. hospital the next day. I'm hoping to be back at work in a couple weeks,so thanks again to all who helped!!!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:58 PM   #2
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Great to hear from you Tim. Annie and I have chatted with you at several D2Ds and look forward to doing so again in the future. You need to update your profile; 2013 D2D should now be your best ride ever taken. Get well quickly.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #3
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Hi Tim. GREAT to hear from you. Glad you're doing well enough to head back to work.

Also very glad to hear you're planning on next year's D2D.

Say hello to your lovely daughter and her new husband.

Take care, Mark H.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:32 PM   #4
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Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. Last set of X-rays (I hope) this Thurs. Yep , looking forward to D2D next year !
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Old 08-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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Good to hear from you!
Thanks for the update.
Glad you are on the mend!
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