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Old 07-16-2014, 12:37 PM   #4576
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You're definitely best off to head down to MEC or a good camping outfitter and build your own first aid kit. You can tailor the components and things you need to your own needs instead of having a bunch of crap you'll never use, lol! A suture kit is good to carry, tweezers, bandaids, gauze, space blanket, epi-pen for allergic people, tape, chocolate, duct tape, scissors, antiseptic swabs, and anything else you think you might use. Depending on how far you ride out or where you ride you may want to always have fire starters and/or tinder with you. Something else to consider is heading to the local pharmacy and getting some generic pain pills and antibiotics, not over the counter stuff, but still available on request. Be careful crossing international borders with stuff like that though. Document it and make it known you have it when crossing and why or you could get in trouble.

If you adventure far off the beaten path a SPOT wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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Old 07-16-2014, 12:49 PM   #4577
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It will have to be PG13 for language!
Yes - at about the time they were tightening the stretcher straps down on his broken shoulder there may have been one or two F-bombs.

Peter - that looked excruciatingly painful... I'll never complain again about my sore shoulder after seeing what you went through.
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #4578
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It was spectacular! I came away much more confident on loose gravel.
Lesson# 2: Assess your equipment and abilities prior to forging ahead. Running Anakee 3's and no experience in the greasy stuff led to this. Having dropped it in the muddy bits set me up to be tense and target fixated.
Peter - you looked like you were having a great time right up until the crash. I thought you were riding really well and you handled the mud holes in spectacular fashion given the tires you had to deal with.

Victor and I will give your bike a real good look-over when we pick it up tonight. But from what we saw last night, it suffered very little damage... one tough machine.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:13 PM   #4579
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That way you can impress the nurses, "hey check out this crash...." Yep, that's me, I do my own stunts.
Oohs and Aahs follow. Sadly, hurts too much to take advantage!
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:23 PM   #4580
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Peter - you looked like you were having a great time right up until the crash. I thought you were riding really well and you handled the mud holes in spectacular fashion given the tires you had to deal with.

Victor and I will give your bike a real good look-over when we pick it up tonight. But from what we saw last night, it suffered very little damage... one tough machine.
I can't thank you guys enough! I think I only broke a hand guard. Those big pigs are tough!

ADV Riders, where you hand the keys to a $25 k beast to someone you just met, barely remember their name and know it will be OK.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:40 PM   #4581
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ADV Riders, where you hand the keys to a $25 k beast to someone you just met, barely remember their name and know it will be OK.

Ummm... Got your house keys, too.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:43 PM   #4582
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Ummm... Got your house keys, too.
Shit, forgot about that! House cleaned out, bike OK.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:17 PM   #4583
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We had a great party there last night. You're out of beer. And Victor may have debauched one of your house plants.

One question; there's a human head in your freezer. Anything we should know about?
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:22 PM   #4584
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We had a great party there last night. You're out of beer. And Victor may have debauched one of your house plants.

One question; there's a human head in your freezer. Anything we should know about?
Ran out of poly. Rest of the hooker is wrapped up in the back of the Abductor 3000. Shhh!
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:16 PM   #4585
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Ran out of poly. Rest of the hooker is wrapped up in the back of the Abductor 3000. Shhh!

That explains the odor coming from the awesome van in the back yard.



FWIW, I found one of the threads on FA kits.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...=984524&page=2
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:29 PM   #4586
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The Final Tally

Me: 4 busted ribs, 6 cracked vertebrae, broken scapula, minor fracture of ankle, partially collapsed lung and liver laceration thrown in for shits and giggles.
Bike: 1 hand guard, bent shift lever, loose signal lights. Maybe more.

Doesn't seem fair!

All I can say is AGATT!!!
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:58 PM   #4587
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Wow!

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Me: 4 busted ribs, 6 cracked vertebrae, broken scapula, minor fracture of ankle, partially collapsed lung and liver laceration thrown in for shits and giggles.
Bike: 1 hand guard, bent shift lever, loose signal lights. Maybe more.

Doesn't seem fair!

All I can say is AGATT!!!
Go big or go home hey. You must have slapped the ground really hard. Enjoy the pain meds. It doesn't seem to have hurt your sense of humour, so that good.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:05 PM   #4588
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oucch,

Rough luck on that big bmw. Hope you have a speedy and ful recovery.

Someone was asking about items to include in a first aid kit. The instrictor of my first aid course recommended

Sam splint - a light rigid splint
Polysporin for burns
Second skin for burns or blisters

Wouldnt have helped on that hooligan ride, but useful for less serious stuff.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:54 PM   #4589
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Bike: 1 hand guard, bent shift lever, loose signal lights. Maybe more.
That's all that Victor and I could see looking over the bike tonight... You could jump on it tomorrow and ride it to California. Okay, maybe not Peter, but I sure could

I think I have gone up a few notches in prestige now with that fine bavarian bike parked in my garage. Neighbor probably thinks I knocked off a bank or something.

Peter - I'm meeting your brother tomorrow am to transfer over the jacket (w/house keys), helmet (it took a beating), gloves, tank bag and side cases.

Hope the pain meds are doing their job for you.

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Old 07-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #4590
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Is there any interest in starting a casual Rally group in the Calgary area? I recently got a small taste of roll chart/road book navigation and it was a blast. We've got great terrain for in it Southern Alberta.

Being that someone has to go out and make/check the route, it wouldn't be any feasible for a couple people to do as you would already know the route so it wouldn't be any fun to go out and navigate it. If there were several people interested then everyone could take turns making routes for the others to ride.

The Rally Navigator program makes it pretty easy to create route and print roll charts using Google Earth.

Anyone interested?
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