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Old 10-22-2015, 06:39 AM   #21
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:45 AM   #22
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Things are going well and I want to thank all of the people that have wished me well in my recovery. I know it is a long post but I just did not have enough to do while sitting in the Hospital waiting for discharges so I just started to write. I really want to let people know that even in a real bad situation there are reasons to count one's blessings and it seems that I may have run through most of mine with this one.

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I didn't take a dump until Tuesday so I was unable include that event but will do so in my next, more detailed version!

Bluewater18 - you are correct on the origins of the helicopter, some would even argue that it goes back to the Chinese but I like Leonardo so lets give him the credit. Good catch.

Little6 - you got me - your pics are way better than mine! Instead of pics of the hole in my thigh I'll post a pic of the invoice for my heli ride.

Tiller - as i now understand it, the reason they called LF was the EMT's thought that my Femoral Artery had a high probability that it had been nicked. I said "Scott can drive us - he can use the siren and lights" but they said that LF was better able to handle that situation if it really blew out since their crew members are Trauma Nurses and they have better equipment than in the meat wagon. Did I need it? - luckily no I did not. Fortunately the cost of emergency air ambulance transportation is covered by my health insurance.

I'm doing great and expect to be back on the bike in late November or early December. Thanks to everyone - BB2
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how much does a one way life flight cost?
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Sounds like you had the right people around you that kept what could have been a scary situation relatively controlled. Sounds like the outcome could have been much worse and for the most part you were pretty lucky to avoid serious injury.

I said it in the other thread, but it is crazy to think that after going out on the track that the life threatening event taking place was in the paddock is unfathomable. Glad you lived to tell the tale. Sounds like you owe your buddies some Deutschland Brews!
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how much does a one way life flight cost?
Don't know quite yet - haven't received the bill - but I am thinking that it's $15k, maybe more.
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Sounds like you had the right people around you that kept what could have been a scary situation relatively controlled. Sounds like the outcome could have been much worse and for the most part you were pretty lucky to avoid serious injury.

I said it in the other thread, but it is crazy to think that after going out on the track that the life threatening event taking place was in the paddock is unfathomable. Glad you lived to tell the tale. Sounds like you owe your buddies some Deutschland Brews!
I think you have hit on the real message that is here "...after going out on the track that the life threatening event taking place was in the paddock..." we all need to be as diligent as possible. Clearly I have a new appreciation for loading bikes on a trailer and how to do it and not to do it.
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Don't know quite yet - haven't received the bill - but I am thinking that it's $15k, maybe more.
Make sure to contact your healthcare advocacy folks when you start getting the bills. Let them fight that for you.

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I think you have hit on the real message that is here "...after going out on the track that the life threatening event taking place was in the paddock..." we all need to be as diligent as possible. Clearly I have a new appreciation for loading bikes on a trailer and how to do it and not to do it.
I am thinking the $300 for Pitbulls TRS seems worthwhile

I have been debating for a while on picking it up.
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Man, I was right behind you loading up when that happened. That was scary! So glad to hear you are doing ok!!!
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Old 11-01-2015, 07:29 PM   #32
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Glad to hear you're safe, I read it all and was laughing with you, of a story and a reminder to us all that this is a dangerous sport and even off the track one can get seriously hurt. I too dropped my bike unloading from the trailer once, right at the paddocks in front of 100 people. No one pointed at me and said "Ha ha!" and folks came over to help right away. It happens, no shame in it.

btw, does a 2:03 time qualify you for level 3 or do you have to be under 2mins? I ask because I hit that number as well on Sunday. Not in a hurry to move levels, just curious what kind of times level 3 guys put down.

get well soon friend,
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btw, does a 2:03 time qualify you for level 3 or do you have to be under 2mins? I ask because I hit that number as well on Sunday. Not in a hurry to move levels, just curious what kind of times level 3 guys put down.

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Well worth the read, speedy recovery!
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Thanks for the well wishes - I took a short ride just a few days ago and hope to try out my eviscerated thigh on the track next week. Turning left should be fine....right might be a different experience.

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Thanks for the well wishes - I took a short ride just a few days ago and hope to try out my eviscerated thigh on the track next week. Turning left should be fine....right might be a different experience.
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Old 11-24-2015, 09:35 AM   #37
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Just received the bill for my Heli ride - $16,538.50. Luckily most, if not all, of it should be covered by my health insurance.
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I stopped after bike fell on him.

Cliffs:
dude or gal loaded bike by riding it on the trailer.
front tire was cockeyed and hit side rail.
dude or gal fell over with bike on top of him/her
throttle was still gunned while bike on top and ripped a long gash in his/her thigh
blood blood everywhere.
life flight to Memorial Hermann.

Too much to read for my short break.
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Just received the bill for my Heli ride - $16,538.50. Luckily most, if not all, of it should be covered by my health insurance.
I guess my $1800 ride in the box that day shouldn't be complained about.... FYI, Danbury EMS out of network for BCBS PPO folks. I did get them to pay $400 of it, but BCBS rep says most ambulance services are indeed out of network. Not sure about the accuracy of her statement.
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