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Old 08-30-2012, 02:28 AM   #7996
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Hey Malhon, you had us all worried yesterday. Barbie was almost sick! You were the talk of the plant, other tha the plant manager in his tinkerbell outfit..... You should have seen him.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:33 AM   #7997
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hey gang...as my brother said,surgery was a success. ive got some nice hardware now :).

the way I remember it all happening is that I turned out of the plant onto O'Brien and was heading south. just south of 2nd street a pickup turned into the side of me. I swerved right but it wasn't enough and the oncoming truck hit ky leg a bit below my knee crushing my leg throwing me off of the bike. as Sam said I was in my Kilimanjaro hi viz jacket with hi viz helmet.

I dont know my room number due to the whole not walking thing, but my full name is Malhon Godwin. does anyone know Jerrys last name here?
jerry muller

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #7998
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The nurses are to good looking to make me want to escape :) jst the fact that some of you want to visit is fantastic in itself... although Tim I like your idea for a group rate .. we've had Lew Jerry, and now me in here .. also I tried calling up Jerry s room and I think he's checked out already
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Old 08-30-2012, 08:27 AM   #7999
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Damn... Jerry busted out already! Stubborn ol goat.. Prolly ripped all wires n hoses off n walked his ass on out. Prolly wandering 16th street in his apron with his ass hangin out...
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:30 AM   #8000
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My strong hate for Smart cars just got real! I was on my sv riding back from picking up my riding pants and going around a corner on fall creek (here in Indy). I was already at a lean and be hold a smart car comes flying around the corner and into my lane. I don't know how I did it, but I was able to negotiate an evasive maneuver to the right and get in between the idiot and the guard rail. I of course stopped and turned around thinking the idiot flew off the road around the corner and found her at the lights sitting at the red light. I pulled up in the right turn lane and yelled "slow the f down your going to kill someone!" she looked straight with both hands on the wheel looked right to me for one second and straight ahead again. I just shook my head and drove off.

Lessons Learned
1. I now have a reason to hate smart cars
2. Smart cars don't handle worth shit
3. smart car drivers may be worse drivers than Prius drivers and almost just as big of assholes (almost)
4. Smart car drivers are not smart
a. they bought a car of a company that didn't stay in business
b. there in an under powered ugly death box
c. have fun driving that car on vacation. hopefully you don't need to pack luggage or a box of Kleenexes or something
5. She obviously was attracted to my good looks and that's why she came into my lane for a better look.

Lessons to be taught
1. Slow the freak down
2. Don't buy a Smart Car
3. I have defeated some rule of physics or that was an act of god
4. Watch motorcyclists

Well the important thing was I didn't get hurt and didn't die by a Smart Car. There would have been nothing more embarrassing after all the stuff I have been through in life and what I do for a living than to die on a motorcycle by a Smart Car and its typically bad driver.

//End of Rant

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Old 08-30-2012, 10:59 AM   #8001
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Glad you can give her a piece of your mind. It would be my luck she'd hit the 911 button and I'd get arrested for "road rage." Something like that happening could be enough to get my concealed weapons permit yanked for good.

I take a deep breath, say a prayer of thanks that there wasn't any contact and focus on what's ahead. It happens so often on my daily commutes to work that I've learned to just treat it as a part of the game.
I probably shouldnt have pulled up to her car at the light but then again Id be thinking she was drunk or haveing a medical problem. When i.noticed she wasnt i guess adrenaline still got best of me. She should be glad i am who i am and i have a level head and not a punk ass squid who would have been beating her car or pulling a gun on her.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:07 AM   #8002
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great news!

so they're saying that I may get to go home later today! plan at the moment will be to go home with my parents to Iowa for a couple of weeks until my next appointment.
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Old 08-31-2012, 06:45 AM   #8003
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Great news!

Any idea what condition the bike is in?
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:32 AM   #8004
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #8005
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so they're saying that I may get to go home later today! plan at the moment will be to go home with my parents to Iowa for a couple of weeks until my next appointment.
Better leave before the weather hits!!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:16 AM   #8006
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Good to hear our mangled members are on the heal, esp. Godwin. You'll be back on your foot soon!

Chased a squirrel down my yard trail trails are good for wildlife. Even on the small North end Lafayette lots with overgrown grass, ermmmm weeds. I keep missing the berm in the back. Throttle has been unpredictable with carby woes. Only went thru the fence once tho There is a fine line between carby heaven and carby hell.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:32 AM   #8007
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Better leave before the weather hits!!!
I'm making a documentary on motorcycle storm chasing. I hope it becomes bigger than a 1 episode season.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #8008
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First Annual Southern Indiana Loose Nut Dual Sport Ride. Nov 3 & 4 2012. Starts at Flying J gas station at I64 and US41.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822082

More information will follow over the next several weeks. Hope to see you there!





We had a LOT more fun than our happy faces indicate.
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Old 08-31-2012, 01:08 PM   #8009
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Still dry as a bone here in Bedford.
Anyone else riding Redbird Monday??
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:15 PM   #8010
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I'm making a documentary on motorcycle storm chasing. I hope it becomes bigger than a 1 episode season.
get too close an it'll be ONLY one episode
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