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Old 11-14-2009, 09:21 PM   #16
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Long way

I've been to these places.The BRP and Skyline drive are motorcycle heaven.I found that it takes a long time to travel the whole length at 45 mph.It's fun riding and the roads that intersect can be fun too.I remember a road that had 15 mph hairpin turns that reminded me how poor a rider I was and still am.These areas make me wish I could throw away all calenders and ride everday for years.
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Old 11-15-2009, 09:40 AM   #17
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Most excellent RR!

Thanks, and best wishes for a fast recovery.
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Old 11-16-2009, 03:52 PM   #18
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Great RR!!! Hoping for a speedy recovery.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:00 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by rocdoc
update from Stretch's said riding partner Rocdoc... yesterday Stretch had a pickup truck assisted get off and is in the hospital here in our home town. He got a slightly collapsed lung, a cracked rib, three back and two neck vertebrae cracked. Doesn't look like any surgery will be needed, but he'll be a while recovering. Good wishes appreciated. Rocdoc
Hope Stretch has a full and speedy recovery.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #20
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Nice report. Hope you recover quick and get back to normal asap.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:30 PM   #21
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i hope all is well brother sretch. speedy recovery. we need you back on that tiger asap. and over at take care, eric
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #22
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Awful nice of you to allow a GS to come along with the Tiger on the trip.

seriously though, great report and get back on the road soon.
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Old 11-16-2009, 08:31 PM   #23
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So sorry to hear of your get off Stretch. Take care.

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Old 11-17-2009, 05:30 AM   #24
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Bad news about the off, hope you recover soon and the Tiger isn't in too bad shape.
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:24 AM   #25
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Awesome ride report until I got to the bad news part. Hope the recovery goes well. I hate hearing about stuff like that.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:20 AM   #26
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thanks for the positive thoughts, brothers and sisters. I'm pretty sure my beloved tiger is totalled. I just got home from the hospital, so it'll be a few more days before I can get out to collect the bike and deal with insurance claims, etc.

But I'm in one piece, able to move my arms and legs. I'm just happy to be here.

Thanks again.

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Old 11-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #27
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Glad to hear you're OK. Get well soon and happy bike shopping.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:31 PM   #28
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Glad to hear you're OK. Get well soon and happy bike shopping.
And on that note, if you get to the point of searching for another Girlie and there are any out my way (Denver) or within a couple hundred miles of Denver and you'd like me to check it out for you - just say the word! Good Girlies are probably starting to get a little hard to find in one's local area anyway. I love mine so much I wish I could pick up another one or two! SILVER with only 800 MILES!!
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:46 PM   #29
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I noticed this over at TT and posted there as well but you can never have too many well wishes sent your way. Heal up and holler if you need anything.
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:01 PM   #30
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Let's see some pics of your war wounds! Wear your scars (casts and all) with pride!

Any toxic brittany style pics of the hot nurses in the hospital?

Seriously, glad to hear your okay.

Sorry about the Tiger!
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