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Old 07-29-2014, 10:31 AM   #1
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Time to get my balls back!!!

5 years ago an old lady in a really big cage decided to pull a last second left w/o a turn signal right into me and my KLR doing about 50MPH. Hit the front passenger side wheel and lights out. From what the cage behind me said it was pretty bad. ATGATT literally saved my life. Recovery took about a year and now 5 years later I can no longer take watching by 10 year old daughter having endless fun by herself on her xr70r. So time to get my balls back. Still have some nerve damage and torn ligaments but shit life's to short. So at the ripe age of 42 I decided to pick up an 03 drz400e, ride it offroad for awhile and eventually put a DS kit on it. Funny thing is I've been glued to AR face plan page for the last couple years. Using it as a crutch as to why I shouldn't do what it is I've enjoyed since I was five years old. The "when to know if I should get on a bike again" threads always stuck in the back of my mind, or the pain getting out of bed in the morning. I finally decided I will not let my little girl think her dad is scared to concur his fears and make excuses as why she will miss out on the fun opportunities I had as a kid riding with my father. She about died from excitement when she saw my bike and had her helmet on in record time. I look forward to again being a contributing member of this site instead of lurking in the shadows rubbing my puss. Why, because it's simply in my blood. I will ease my way back on, relearn what I need to learn and practice, practice practice, and hopefully build fond memories and life lessons my daughter can take with her the rest of her life. It feels good to get my balls back.....
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Old 07-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #2
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I finally decided I will not let my little girl think her dad is scared to concur his fears and make excuses as why she will miss out on the fun opportunities I had as a kid riding with my father. She about died from excitement when she saw my bike and had her helmet on in record time.

I will ease my way back on, relearn what I need to learn and practice, practice practice, and hopefully build fond memories and life lessons my daughter can take with her the rest of her life. It feels good to get my balls back.....
To me it's not so much about manliness, as bonding with your daughter
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Old 07-29-2014, 03:37 PM   #3
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I'm 40 now, but I was your daughter once. I know exactly how she feels. Hell, I'm still that little girl when I'm with my dad.
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Old 07-30-2014, 11:50 AM   #4
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to me it's not so much about manliness, as bonding with your daughter
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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Not about manliness, it's about concurring your fears, doing what it is you love and enjoying time with your kids . I can recall not wanting to ride again as a little kid after a bad get off. I agreed to ride if my dad sat on the back. After a couple laps I looked back to say something to him and he obviously at some point just stood up and let me go. I was mad for about 2 seconds before realizing I was just fine. Without him doing that who knows if I would have ever rode again.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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Since the response has not been overwhelming let me just say this:

I wish I had known my dad

I wish I had had a dad who I could ride dirtbikes with

Good on ya matey, I hope you two have lots of fun
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:23 AM   #7
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Get back on

and enjoy the time with your daughter!
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Old 07-31-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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Not about manliness, it's about concurring your fears, doing what it is you love and enjoying time with your kids . I can recall not wanting to ride again as a little kid after a bad get off. I agreed to ride if my dad sat on the back. After a couple laps I looked back to say something to him and he obviously at some point just stood up and let me go. I was mad for about 2 seconds before realizing I was just fine. Without him doing that who knows if I would have ever rode again.
Lucky for you your daughter is there to encourage you this time.
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:54 PM   #9
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Not about manliness, it's about concurring your fears
"Concur" means "agree", and I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are agreeing with your fears. Acknowledging them, maybe?
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Old 07-31-2014, 01:59 PM   #10
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And if you forever stick to riding dirt only at 30mph tops and never get back on the road, so be it. There are a lot of ways to enjoy riding...
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:03 PM   #11
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"Concur" means "agree", and I'm not sure what you mean when you say you are agreeing with your fears. Acknowledging them, maybe?
Perhaps he means "conquer?" Either way, GOOD FOR YOU, OP!!
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Old 07-31-2014, 04:25 PM   #12
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Perhaps he means "conquer?" Either way, GOOD FOR YOU, OP!!
NOW I get it!! And I agree: good for the OP !!
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:28 PM   #13
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Mentioning your balls and puss in the same paragraph with your 10 yr old daughter is appalling.
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:59 PM   #14
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. . . hopefully build fond memories and life lessons my daughter can take with her the rest of her life.
I always wondered if my daughter was paying attention to the things I said or did. In spite of my sometimes low opinion of her teenage (and younger) thought processes, It turns out that she was. She made me proud.

Congratulations. I think that you just set an example that will stick with her for the rest of her life.
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Old 08-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #15
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Good for you!
Time spent with ones kids, is the best way to invest it.

Life is short, it is meant to be lived.
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