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Old 07-06-2012, 12:12 PM   #16
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I read this on the other thread. I just feel awful. I was looking forward to another epic Ancient Mariner RR. This one started well, until it didn't.

Please tell Lakota not to fool around with that injury. Both my sons had serious concussions in road racing. They take a long time to come back from. Months. My oldest son told his brother after, that he wouldn't know what feeling good was like until he finally did. That was so true and it was a long way off.

Glad you are there to help sort things. Best wishes to both of you.

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Old 07-06-2012, 12:40 PM   #17
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Serious bummer! I am glad you are okay. Keeping you in our thoughts
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:04 PM   #18
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Thursday morning we are awake at 0400 ad when we look outside it is raining. We figure that with the rai we should go to Antelope Wells to see the border and let the roads dry out. A reasonable thought at the time. It continues to rain for the rest of the morning.

We are on the road shortly after five heading west. We cross the Continental Divide on I-10

As an aside we see 5 east bound trains on the way west.

the road south to Antelope Wells is a long lonely highway

We cross the Continental Divide for the second (and later third) time

Eventually we get to Antelope Wells , which is still closed and will be so until 0800

When we get back to I-10 we meet some Border Patrol Agents who tell us they have seen the SoMD riders and we are an hour behind them. While we are airing down and generally fooling around these bike racers come by. Supposedly they have bee racing the CD trail

We start out on the first of the CDR dirt and it isn't too bad. About ten miles up the road I hit some soft sand, start gyrating, and eventualy lose control of the bike.

looks like my crap is everywhere and all three cases will have to be replaced.

I wake up 4 minutes later and it takes about 20 minutes for me to get back to normal. Jack call 91s and they can't figure out where we are. We may have missed a turn on the trail. We decide to ride out and meet the BP on the way out. The captain leads us the 60 miles to the hospital in Deming. My last time on the bike. get an ambulance to the ICU in El Paso.

It is now Friday. Have been cleared by the Neurologists and need the Cardiologists to say green light. I feek fine but will have to follow up when i get to Annapolis. No motos for two weeks
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #19
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Glad you're OK Marty.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:20 PM   #20
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glad you are okay. Have a safe flight home.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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Tough deal. Glad you are OK.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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Glad you are Ok!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:53 PM   #23
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Marty I was praying for you... Happy you can still type. As soon as I saw the picture I thought back to my crash on the Translab.

Same thing happened to me... From 55 to zero in 10 feet. I think God keeps me around because I still make him laugh... I guess the same goes for you.

Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:55 PM   #24
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Been there, done that,
Same routine almost exactly 1 year ago just south of Cuba on a road that looked very much like that one, the big difference is that the 2 guys I was with were much faster then me so when I went down I had to wait over an hour in 100 degree heat for someone to come back and help get the big pig up and going again. Its great you had a friend with you.

Hope your ok, this CDR ride is harder then what most people think it is, your moving along at 45-50 mph and you start to enjoy the ride and bam your in deep sand or going into a curve to fast, I almost died out there 3 or 4 times in that 2 weeks.
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Old 07-06-2012, 08:55 PM   #25
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So good to hear you are recovering well!!! You are AWESOME my friend, and I am so sorry you didn't get to do the ride.
Thanks for the updates! Maybe I'll be able to sleep a little better tonight.
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Old 07-07-2012, 02:00 AM   #26
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Glad to see you're mostly alright and in one piece! I've had more than a few patchy moments like that with sand and mud that so far have played out with me staying upright; crashing like you did is one of my bigger riding fears.
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Old 07-07-2012, 03:38 AM   #27
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The best kind of crash is the kind the rider gets to tell the story...

Super glad you are giving us the update, get well soon!
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #28
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Holy crap that was one hell of a highside

I'm glad you eventually rode away from it and seem to be doing well considering the circumstances.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:32 AM   #29
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Hi Marty--

Are you back in Maryland yet? How's everything?
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:48 PM   #30
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Thanks to everyone for all the good wishes.

finally back at home after medivac from El Paso and 24 hours in the Annapolis hospital
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