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post #11 of 17 Old 06-18-2016, 11:33 PM
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Wishing you a full and speedy recovery Jack! Would love to see a pic of your bike after the crash...
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-19-2016, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Right now I am icing the shoulder and thankful my arm is in a sling to help it relax and, hopefully, heal. Like with most people, this is not healing fast enough.
Of course, I consider myself lucky to have limited injuries. I don't think my competitive tennis career will survive. I think I am done tennis leagues and tournaments, but I will return to riding. I love it too much to leave it, or my KLR.

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post #13 of 17 Old 06-19-2016, 04:28 PM
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A few years ago on a home-brew motocross course, a guy (not me) decided to bypass a jump and rode into the hole where the jump dirt used to be. The bike went end over end about 10 to 12 feet in the air but luckily did not land on him. He was bruised but not seriously injured.

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post #14 of 17 Old 06-19-2016, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Funny you should bring that up. When I was in high school, (1970), I purchased a 1969 Hodaka Ace 100. It was a beautiful bike a red frame, black seat and a bright chrome gas tank. I spent $100 to buy it used from a friend.
Of course, being it was 1970, I bought a Captain America helmet that was the twin to Fonda's in Easy Rider.
Riding around town one evening I was riding across an open park and stuck the front wheel in a hole hidden by over grown weeds. They said I did a flip and the Hodaka cartwheeled several more times. I broke the clutch and front break levers, and snapped off both mirrors. Luckily I walked about with merely bruises.
I hope everyone enjoys Father's Day and safe travels on their bikes!

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post #15 of 17 Old 06-27-2016, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack.Moorhead View Post
Yes, I was on the KLR. I admit, especially since everyone reminds me I am older that I think I am, I was more confident than I was skilled. I made a double with ease and thought I could open it wide open on the second attempt and make the triple. Even though the bike performed without any engine miss, I didn't have enough to make it.
In retrospect, I wish I would have acted more my age, (62), and tried to remain within my abilities.
Once this heals, I expect my challenges will be limited to commutes and adventure ridings. Hopefully the TransAmericanTrail in a year or two.
Thanks for all the notes! You all rock!
We are all older than we think.
And man does it hurt some times.

Glad you're OK though.

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post #16 of 17 Old 06-27-2016, 11:20 PM
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Jack M.,
I hope you heal fast and well! Thanks for sharing your 'mis-fortune'.
I'm not as "bouncey", as I used to be either!

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post #17 of 17 Old 06-28-2016, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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I thought the worse part of my age was the Rice Krispies disease, (you know you go Snap-Krackle-Pop with every step first thing in the morning). Of course life teaches you these little lessons along the way and your friend help you see the humor in it. Of course.
Campfire - You are so right, it DOES hurt sometimes.
pdwestman - What an understatement. May be Splat is near "not bouncy"

Thanks guys. I appreciate the notes!

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