ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Ride reports
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-31-2009, 05:39 AM   #1
VESPAsfw3 OP
Year round rider
 
VESPAsfw3's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Central Pennsylvania, USA
Oddometer: 146
Eek Riding again after a serious accident

My friend John, a serious BMW, Iron Butt, riding to work rider lost his leg 14 months after a serious motorcycle accident. During that time he had 33 surgical and medical procedures to try and save the leg, was off work, spent time in a nursing home and finally after a life threatening infection lost the leg.

But you can't keep some riders down and he has decided to ride again and has acquired a 1983 BMW R100 RS with a sidecar. And he is going to ride it home over 1000 miles.

I posted about his trip on my blog, Scooter in the Sticks, on a post called REVISITING RISK: THE ACCIDENT if you want to see pictures of some of the downside and upside.

Supposedly he is on the road today so I will have to wait until he gets back to Pennsylvania from Florida... Unless someone here sees him on the way!
VESPAsfw3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 08:07 PM   #2
VESPAsfw3 OP
Year round rider
 
VESPAsfw3's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2006
Location: Central Pennsylvania, USA
Oddometer: 146
Update!

John left West Palm Beach, Florida in the rain on Tuesday and made it to Orlando. He is taking secondary roads the whole way home to Pennsylvania.

He made it to Jacksonville the second day and his wife thought he might get to Asheville, North Carolina today. And the rain should be gone for the remainder of the trip.

She wasn't sure how he felt about riding with a sidecar but he said the hack with a roof keeps his gear dry.
VESPAsfw3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #3
marcopolo27
The Tiny Ship was Tossed!
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: In the Molehills, not the Mountains
Oddometer: 160
__________________
"A man of genius has been seldom ruined but by himself."
marcopolo27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 12:53 PM   #4
Viewfinder
HONDAPOTAMUS TAMER
 
Viewfinder's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Location: Helendale, CA
Oddometer: 105
That is truly inspiring. Things like that help us remember that our little problems only seem major.
__________________
That wasn't a swap. It was a land scrub!
Viewfinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 01:04 PM   #5
beyondhelp
likes cheese too.
 
beyondhelp's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2005
Location: St Lucie Florida
Oddometer: 517
Dangit@! I would have tagged along for a short while had I known. I live in the area. I could have at least waved or something. Best wishes on his trip.
__________________
John.
beyondhelp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 04:29 PM   #6
RForestR
In the Woods
 
RForestR's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: T-Burg!
Oddometer: 164
That's awesome.

Cool too to see that shirt he's wearing during physio... makes me think he has a great attitude, and makes my sh***y day at work seem pretty trivial, love it when that happens.

Perspective is a wonderful thing.

RForestR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 04:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014