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Old 08-21-2010, 09:15 PM   #781
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:44 PM   #782
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WHe fell on the same side as Crash #1 and has re-broken his collarbone. It is completely detached.

Damn. Thanks for keeping us updated. We're all pulling for him.
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Old 08-21-2010, 09:53 PM   #783
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Really Mom I talked to you??? I knew I should of killed that double when I had the chance. Also you miss understood... I'm in Mary's Harbor. You know you didn't have to go on a frantic search calling everywhere. You knew I would get back to you when I could. I don't have any cell service up here and texts wont go thru due to the fact that they are running a different system up here. If it was something that serious you wouldn't of know yet, as I'd be too busy solving problems. Besides you guys are 3000 miles away. What could you possibly do from there???

Well yes yes all the healing I've done over the last 3 months has been for nothing. I landed on the same side and re-separated it. My ribs are bruised and my hip took a hit too, just an inch above the internal pad. I went back to the crash site and it looks like from the first point of debris to where she came to rest the bike traveled 250 feet. I landed about 10 feet in front of that. No idea if I flew that far or how long I stuck with the bike.

The rear rack is a bit bent up as well as a few other things. Everything can be fixed in a few hours and can be back on the road soon. The entire dash in front of the bars is gone though. The cables are still intact so she will run fine. I just wont have a headlight or speedometer and such. Ill have the parts from the other bike shipped out to Ohio and I'll fix it when I get there. The windshield shattered. There were tiny pieces all over the place. It was awesome.

We'll I'm admitting that 600 miles of gravel probably isn't good for me right now. At this point I am the furthest north east as well as the furthest from home I will be on this trip. I will be taking the southern route, but not the same route as coming up. I still have to check pricing but there is a ferry from about where I was let off in Labrador that goes down to near where the TLH would of let me out. Basically both routes will take me thru the same city. As well as getting the bike together I will be looking into that. My thought is to rest here for a few days then either ride to the ferry or have us trucked out to it. I heard the ferry is about 12 hours long so it will be a nice rest. Again I will know more when I look it up later, but either way I think this is best.
After I get off the ferry I will proceed on as previously planned. Cross Quebec on in thru Michigan then work my way to Mike's place. Fix the dash assembly there then head to Dave's to help him with his Carb.

Now again that is a plan put together without knowing concrete details. Hopefully it will work out, but things might change.

I will keep y'all posted as I can. Hopefully I'll have a ride report up soon. Thanks for the encouragement. BTW flipping the tire would of done Jack.

On a side note. I will kill the next person who mentions anything about the hospitality of people in a place I will be going. The only places that have been mentioned to me to have wonderful hospitality is also the only places I've had a big wipe out.
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Old 08-22-2010, 05:31 AM   #784
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Well...wow! Sure happy to hear from you here! I don't know what to say...lol. It could have been much worse and I'm glad it wasn't. I don't know what but if there is anything I can do to help please let me know. (But then you already knew that) Probably just like at Mike's but when you get here you can certainly stay for as long as you like or need.

Take care of yourself and keep your spirits UP!

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Old 08-22-2010, 06:31 AM   #785
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Take care of yourself and keep your spirits UP!
Glad you met some more nice folks. Take it easy for a while then
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Old 08-22-2010, 07:22 AM   #786
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Really Mom I talked to you??? I knew I should of killed that double when I had the chance. Also you miss understood... I'm in Mary's Harbor. You know you didn't have to go on a frantic search calling everywhere. You knew I would get back to you when I could. I don't have any cell service up here and texts wont go thru due to the fact that they are running a different system up here. If it was something that serious you wouldn't of know yet, as I'd be too busy solving problems. Besides you guys are 3000 miles away. What could you possibly do from there???

Well yes yes all the healing I've done over the last 3 months has been for nothing. I landed on the same side and re-separated it. My ribs are bruised and my hip took a hit too, just an inch above the internal pad. I went back to the crash site and it looks like from the first point of debris to where she came to rest the bike traveled 250 feet. I landed about 10 feet in front of that. No idea if I flew that far or how long I stuck with the bike.

The rear rack is a bit bent up as well as a few other things. Everything can be fixed in a few hours and can be back on the road soon. The entire dash in front of the bars is gone though. The cables are still intact so she will run fine. I just wont have a headlight or speedometer and such. Ill have the parts from the other bike shipped out to Ohio and I'll fix it when I get there. The windshield shattered. There were tiny pieces all over the place. It was awesome.

We'll I'm admitting that 600 miles of gravel probably isn't good for me right now. At this point I am the furthest north east as well as the furthest from home I will be on this trip. I will be taking the southern route, but not the same route as coming up. I still have to check pricing but there is a ferry from about where I was let off in Labrador that goes down to near where the TLH would of let me out. Basically both routes will take me thru the same city. As well as getting the bike together I will be looking into that. My thought is to rest here for a few days then either ride to the ferry or have us trucked out to it. I heard the ferry is about 12 hours long so it will be a nice rest. Again I will know more when I look it up later, but either way I think this is best.
After I get off the ferry I will proceed on as previously planned. Cross Quebec on in thru Michigan then work my way to Mike's place. Fix the dash assembly there then head to Dave's to help him with his Carb.

Now again that is a plan put together without knowing concrete details. Hopefully it will work out, but things might change.

I will keep y'all posted as I can. Hopefully I'll have a ride report up soon. Thanks for the encouragement. BTW flipping the tire would of done Jack.

On a side note. I will kill the next person who mentions anything about the hospitality of people in a place I will be going. The only places that have been mentioned to me to have wonderful hospitality is also the only places I've had a big wipe out.

Hospitality was fine here wasn`t it......... didn`t wipe out here that i remember.............

Look bud.....your choice of course.........but i still think you should come back here..........we`ll fix it up...........you can heal up.......and then go down through Maine.....i really think you should not be riding with a damaged bike and in pain.....

So PM me..call me ..whatever.........ride to the ferry in NFLD....get back here......then after you heal abit you can decide what to do...



HEY...........I`LL EVEN GET YOU A DOZEN McCain`s Cakes


Couch is looking good about now isn`t it Dave



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Old 08-22-2010, 03:42 PM   #787
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Yes your hospitality was great, and no I didn't crash. However no body sad how legendary the hospitality was in New Brunswick let alone Brian's place.. I'm still trying to figure out what I am going to do as far as getting out of here. Ill send you a pm.
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:52 PM   #788
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Yes your hospitality was great, and no I didn't crash. However no body sad how legendary the hospitality was in New Brunswick let alone Brian's place.. I'm still trying to figure out what I am going to do as far as getting out of here. Ill send you a pm.




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Old 08-22-2010, 03:55 PM   #789
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Old 08-22-2010, 04:54 PM   #790
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Hi Dave:)
Hope you heel quick if you happen to pass back in town those hills will be conquered) How's your video taking skills :)
Maybe we can tear off some of those side knobs hehehe
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Hope you heel quick if you happen to pass back in town those hills will be conquered) How's your video taking skills :)
Maybe we can tear off some of those side knobs hehehe
All the best Paul B

He`s headed back here Paul...bike fixin time again



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Old 08-22-2010, 06:43 PM   #792
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OK...will you keep off the gravel and just fly straight??? You're turning me grey which will only serve to increase Stephanie's business as I'll have to visit her sooner than anticipated.

We miss you, love you, and hope you take a bit more time to recuperate before hitting the skids again.

Uncle Dick was born in Highland Park, Michigan but lived in Royal Oak, Michigan. His folks went to Royal Oak High School where their mascot (I'm not making this up) was the Mighty Acorn. At football games the crowds would cheer, "Go You Nuts!" Thought you might get a kick out of that.

Anyway, PLEASE take care of yourself and BE CAREFUL.

10-4, over and out.

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:30 AM   #793
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Dave, Dave, Dave,

So sorry to hear of your latest get-off. "It is completely detached." This break sounds worse than the first one (more like mine, and I wasn't riding anywhere, after I rode back home - too much pain). You know you don't have to make all decisions immediately. Take your time and explore all your options - think them through, and you'll make the decision that's right for you. Also, give yourself time to heal.

I know there is nothing I can do for you (but give you more unsolicited advice ) and wish you well. So take care, bud. Let us know how it goes.

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Old 08-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #794
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Thanks Todd.

The plan is to leave tomorrow and head back to Brian's place to fix the bike. I'm going to wait until I get there to do a full ride report. It will be easier for me that way. The shoulder is doing much better. My ribs are still bothering me a bit but nothing I can't handle.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:57 PM   #795
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Hello Dave:
Sorry about my smart assed front tire comment. It's a joke down here in out group.
Hope you get to feeling better.
Try to set your rear spring softer to help prevemt a reoccurance. A too stiff rear spring tends to make the old XRL front end wash out easely.
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