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Old 02-23-2009, 06:57 AM   #451
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I KNOW Ben has to come back better than ever!

He PROMISED me my long green tow rope would be wound back up just like when it came from that large Chinese factory...

I'm counting on you BEN!



I too am big bike endowed.. I always try to ride my own ride. A couple of points.

1) Modern bikes with good handling and suspension allow me to ride a little over my head. The consequences of doing this may not always come out "the best" I will take responsibility for that.

2) After a group stop, I preferred to ride about 3 or 4 riders from the rear. For some reason (out of shere politeness I think) riders signalled for me to take off, then almost immediately wanted to pass. I usually drop back, not as much for safety, but to get out of breathing the dust. I see others ride right up to the lead bike before the dust cloud has a chance to rise up to breathing level...

3) I thought the ride route on Saturday was not all that difficult. Of course sand washes can be hard to read after a good rain. We have all hit rocks that have almost pitched us over the bars.

4) I know ALL of us crossed trails too fast, if another bike / car was driving on it would have been a major collision. Nowhat told us at Kramer that he had stopped and signalled us to make a turn. Our tunnel vision did not allow us to see him for some reason. We were almost at Kramer, and I assumed we stayed on that trail until arrival..?

5) We did not split into the A B groups soon enough, since we were making good time until the break down. I wasn't there so my speculation was now we are running behind and "We have to get there "ITIS" may have set in. We had a goal, we tried to make it, it didn't happen this time. Pilots do this all the time, it can kill you if you take it to the extreme.

6) A friend of mine was a very competitive softball player. After getting hurt PLAYING SOFTBALL too many times, he told me he would "pull out his driver's license and remind himself how old he really was! Then he would go out and play HIS AGE. We mature riders don't heal as fast as we used to.

All in All I had a good time. Had an ADVenture, and am real sorry we had injuries. Thanks Rob for putting this together. We all shall learn from our mistakes I hope.

jim
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:02 AM   #452
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I KNOW Ben has to come back better than ever!

He PROMISED me my long green tow rope would be wound back up just like when it came from that large Chinese factory...

I'm counting on you BEN!



I too am big bike endowed.. I always try to ride my own ride. A couple of points.

1) Modern bikes with good handling and suspension allow me to ride a little over my head. The consequences of doing this may not always come out "the best" I will take responsibility for that.

2) After a group stop, I preferred to ride about 3 or 4 riders from the rear. For some reason (out of shere politeness I think) riders signalled for me to take off, then almost immediately wanted to pass. I usually drop back, not as much for safety, but to get out of breathing the dust. I see others ride right up to the lead bike before the dust cloud has a chance to rise up to breathing level...

3) I thought the ride route on Saturday was not all that difficult. Of course sand washes can be hard to read after a good rain. We have all hit rocks that have almost pitched us over the bars.

4) I know ALL of us crossed trails too fast, if another bike / car was driving on it would have been a major collision. Nowhat told us at Kramer that he had stopped and signalled us to make a turn. Our tunnel vision did not allow us to see him for some reason. We were almost at Kramer, and I assumed we stayed on that trail until arrival..?

5) We did not split into the A B groups soon enough, since we were making good time until the break down. I wasn't there so my speculation was now we are running behind and "We have to get there "ITIS" may have set in. We had a goal, we tried to make it, it didn't happen this time. Pilots do this all the time, it can kill you if you take it to the extreme.

6) A friend of mine was a very competitive softball player. After getting hurt PLAYING SOFTBALL too many times, he told me he would "pull out his driver's license and remind himself how old he really was! Then he would go out and play HIS AGE. We mature riders don't heal as fast as we used to.

All in All I had a good time. Had an ADVenture, and am real sorry we had injuries. Thanks Rob for putting this together. We all shall learn from our mistakes I hope.

jim
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:15 AM   #453
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I KNOW Ben has to come back better than ever!

He PROMISED me my long green tow rope would be wound back up just like when it came from that large Chinese factory...

I'm counting on you BEN!



I too am big bike endowed.. I always try to ride my own ride. A couple of points.

1) Modern bikes with good handling and suspension allow me to ride a little over my head. The consequences of doing this may not always come out "the best" I will take responsibility for that.

2) After a group stop, I preferred to ride about 3 or 4 riders from the rear. For some reason (out of shere politeness I think) riders signalled for me to take off, then almost immediately wanted to pass. I usually drop back, not as much for safety, but to get out of breathing the dust. I see others ride right up to the lead bike before the dust cloud has a chance to rise up to breathing level...

3) I thought the ride route on Saturday was not all that difficult. Of course sand washes can be hard to read after a good rain. We have all hit rocks that have almost pitched us over the bars.

4) I know ALL of us crossed trails too fast, if another bike / car was driving on it would have been a major collision. Nowhat told us at Kramer that he had stopped and signalled us to make a turn. Our tunnel vision did not allow us to see him for some reason. We were almost at Kramer, and I assumed we stayed on that trail until arrival..?

5) We did not split into the A B groups soon enough, since we were making good time until the break down. I wasn't there so my speculation was now we are running behind and "We have to get there "ITIS" may have set in. We had a goal, we tried to make it, it didn't happen this time. Pilots do this all the time, it can kill you if you take it to the extreme.

6) A friend of mine was a very competitive softball player. After getting hurt PLAYING SOFTBALL too many times, he told me he would "pull out his driver's license and remind himself how old he really was! Then he would go out and play HIS AGE. We mature riders don't heal as fast as we used to.

All in All I had a good time. Had an ADVenture, and am real sorry we had injuries. Thanks Rob for putting this together. We all shall learn from our mistakes I hope.

jim
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:12 PM   #454
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Update!

Thanks guys for looking out for me. Roundstock rode with me tell we hit 395 again. When we stopped he told me that he was going to ask someone for a ride for me. Luckly they said yes. Roundstock was running low on fuel. So he told me that he was going to go and gas up and then meet me at the parking lot. We got lucky and got all the lights back to my truck. No need for the rants the guys stayed/waited with me until the trail smoothed out. After yzlvr and nowwhat loaded me up I drove to Pomona Valley ER. They sent me s8t to the xray room as soon as they seen me walk in. Here is what is wrong. I have a should fracture. I have a hair line crack on the ball that goes into my shoulder socket. I have to go see a ortho tommorow to see if I need surgery. If I don't need the surgery I should be on light duty for 6 weeks. Till the crash I was have a great day. Except for wittnessing a messed up high side crash right in front of me. Glad that your going to be ok. What caused my crash/get off. I bottomed out in the middle of woop that made the front tire wash out. I don't think I was even going over 20/25 mph when it happened. I feel bad that me going down is causing a riff here with members. We all know what can happen when we decide to ride motorcycles. Saturday was just my time. Thanks for the help and getting back home. At the end on the day thats what matters most. Ben
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Old 02-23-2009, 03:27 PM   #455
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Fu@k! I just typed a long ass update and it do deleated befor It posted. Her is the gest of it. I have a crack on my ball that goes into my shoulder socket. The ortho will tell me tommorow if I need surgery. When I crashed all the guy made sure I got back to 395hwy befor the peeled out. Roundstock fallowed me all the back to the road and got me a ride back to my truck. He then had to get gas befor he planned to meet up with me to help load up my bike. We just got lucky and got all the lights back to my truck. I feel bad that my crash/get off is causing a problem here. We all know what can happened when we decide to ride motorcles. Saturday was just my time. At the end of the day what matters is that we all make it home. Thanks for looking out for me and making sure off that. Ill post an update when I find out if I need surgery. Roundstock that for the escort. Yzlvr and Nowwhat thaks for helping load my bike. Ben
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:26 PM   #456
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that was my tube, you probably didn't know how long you rested ,cause it took forever to get it off the rim!!!!!!!!!!!dale, check out the flea market, guy is selling his 800 and has aftermarket header/pipes and might sell the stockers ,just a thought..............d
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:11 PM   #457
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Good to hear from you Ben....I hope you are a righty...it is a bitch to wipe your ass with the wrong hand....
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #458
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Wow,

Sorry for the multiple posts. When I sent it this morning, I got an ADVrider database error.... They must of fixed it many tiimes over..


So the gist of the accidents was Ben and Dale suffered from Acute Numerical Ascension ...............................There Numbers were UP
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:37 PM   #459
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Good to hear from you Ben....I hope you are a righty...it is a bitch to wipe your ass with the wrong hand....
I am a righty. I have not taken a crap since saturday morning b4 the ride. I am affraid to sqawt and stand up from the toilet. So I am going to turn off the plumbing for a few more days. But with only one hand I keep pissing on my balls. Jim I lost your rope when I fell from my bike. But I did see someone pick it up. I did wrap it almost as good as new b4 I dropped it. Ben
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:58 PM   #460
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I think my brother (Wes) on the KLX offered to carry the rope after Ben went down. I now have it so we will get it back to the owner ASAP. Ben...I hope you heal up soon.
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Thanks guys for looking out for me. Roundstock rode with me tell we hit 395 again. When we stopped he told me that he was going to ask someone for a ride for me. Luckly they said yes. Roundstock was running low on fuel. So he told me that he was going to go and gas up and then meet me at the parking lot. We got lucky and got all the lights back to my truck. No need for the rants the guys stayed/waited with me until the trail smoothed out. After yzlvr and nowwhat loaded me up I drove to Pomona Valley ER. They sent me s8t to the xray room as soon as they seen me walk in. Here is what is wrong. I have a should fracture. I have a hair line crack on the ball that goes into my shoulder socket. I have to go see a ortho tommorow to see if I need surgery. If I don't need the surgery I should be on light duty for 6 weeks. Till the crash I was have a great day. Except for wittnessing a messed up high side crash right in front of me. Glad that your going to be ok. What caused my crash/get off. I bottomed out in the middle of woop that made the front tire wash out. I don't think I was even going over 20/25 mph when it happened. I feel bad that me going down is causing a riff here with members. We all know what can happen when we decide to ride motorcycles. Saturday was just my time. Thanks for the help and getting back home. At the end on the day thats what matters most. Ben
Ben! fellow fckup! it's good to hear from you. we should ride together more often since our karma seems aligned. you go first next time, ok? hope your doc settles on the no surgery route but good luck either way.

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:19 PM   #462
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I think my brother (Wes) on the KLX offered to carry the rope after Ben went down. I now have it so we will get it back to the owner ASAP. Ben...I hope you heal up soon.
Thanks. I see a ortho tommaro. He will tell me how time ill need to recover. Ben
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #463
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Ben! fellow fckup! it's good to hear from you. we should ride together more often since our karma seems aligned. you go first next time, ok? hope your doc settles on the no surgery route but good luck either way.

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Dale. I seen your x ray and they look alot worse than mine. I just have a hair line crack on the ball that goes into the socket. I was told if the ligaments are ok. Ill just need to wear a body sling until I heal. Keep your fingers crossed. Lets get together when we heal up. Will call it the shoulder ride. Ben

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #464
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I would like to plan a party and take all your leftover meds. (if there are any)
It'll be fun!
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Old 02-23-2009, 06:48 PM   #465
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Heal quick Ben, stay hydrated and good luck on the recovery!

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