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Old 01-19-2010, 08:54 AM   #21
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Glad you are okay Staton. That is a sweet KTM and I can see Scott is taking it good.

Hope to see you riding soon.

P.S.- Did the lady EMT laugh when she saw how cold it was?
She laughed at my comment, luckily everything was covered up, because it wouldn't have been impressive to anyone I assure you. I sort of felt like I had ovaries due to the cold! Luckily everything came out OK.
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Thanks for sharing. It's always refreshing to see someone take responsibility for their fall, rather than blame everything but themselves. Glad you are relatively ok.
Thanks. When it comes down to it, it is always the riders responsibility. The exceptions being when you get nailed by someone else and/or catastrophic mechanical failure of equipment. I'm just sayin...
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Thank you for the nice write up.

Have patience in your healing time so you dont end up like the rest of us w permanent injuries
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My last trip down 3090(sunday), I was thinking how bad it would suck to wind up in the water during a winter day.
Sorry you had to find out for yourself first hand.
Thanks for sharing your story with us.
Hope you heal up fast.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:27 PM   #25
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thanks for sharing, heal well and stay off that leg as much as possible
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:50 PM   #26
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Heal up... and u r nuts. 30 degrees... wow... Glad you are ok. I have a 50 degree rule. If it aint at least 50 degrees, Im not riding!!!
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Thanks for all the comments and well wishes.

Got a gift in the mail today. DPS trooper issued me a ticket for unsafe speed.

Figured it was coming. The trooper never talked to me or even saw me as he showed after I left by ambulance. He also stated that the speed limit was 60 and I was going sixty (I wasn't). Guess it is time for another deferred adjudication file.

Dangit.

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Glad your ok. Good write up and explanation of waht happened. Maybe some people will elarn from this.
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Old 01-21-2010, 11:15 AM   #29
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I cant believe no one has said this yet...

pics or it didnt happen
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pics or it didnt happen
I usually cut to the chase when asked similar questions:



I had a small off back in November. I was bummed when I fell (avoiding a car in my lane on a country road over a hill) but I thought I was OK when I slid to a stop, but I wasn't. Kept my humor, with the help of Tojo and others present, but it was obvious that my ankle was broken.

When the DPS officer asked me (while I was laying on the ground in full leathers and gear) for my proof of insurance, I peeled out my wallet painfully and handed him my "cards"......yes, I have a few bikes, and I just carry a wad of insurance cards, four bikes per sheet. Staton steps up to assist and ID the bike I am riding, but I have 3 Triumphs and they are ALL being ridden by friends on that ride, so after mis ID'ing the first 2 (Daytona, Speed Triple) and picking out the Street Triple R, the cop asks Staton: So this guy lets all of you ride his bikes (there was 4 of us....I was the sole crasher)? And Staton tells him "Hey, that's the only reason we hang out with him".

It is nice to be loved by your buddies......

Anyway, it was an Australian couple that was driving on the wrong side of the road. Best zinger of the day was when a deputy sheriff asked the DPS officer what he thought happened, the trooper replied: "I would say that bloke over there was on the wrong side of the road". Pretty funny.

Most painful part of the injury? When I refused to let the EMT's cut my leathers off at the hospital, so they just yanked em' off. 9 out of 10 on the pain scale. Next time, let em' cut......it was just that they were my brand new custom made Johnson Leathers. MAN did that hurt when they pulled those puppies off in about six yanks. I bet there are finger indentations on that gurney.....

Anyway, my story from the accident forward has been surgery and a recovery characterized by 2 steps forward and 1 step back. 2 months after the fact, I am now ambulatory with a cane, on a strict diet and workout regimen, seeing PT 3 times a week and getting daily sessions with a therapist for the swelling/lymphadema I developed from the injury, and hoping to get back on a bike by late spring.

Stay safe. I have fallen much harder on dirt bikes hundreds of times without injury. I bet I wasn't going 20 mph when I actually hit the ground on my Street Trip and yet suffered a fairly significant injury. I will preach to the choir but hope others take it to heart: I never (Staton will confirm) go riding without full gear. Cause you never know when you will need it, and you can be surprised at how "even at low speeds, you can get hurt".

Fair enough. Get well man......many more rides before we die!
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Awesome, awesome post and a good read. Very well written and will be taken to heart. Thanks
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Im glad you are man enough to admit your mistakes. I live in Anderson and I always here people whining about how dangerous 3090 is. It can be bad if you mistreat it like any other road. Hope you get everything fixed up on yourself and the bike soon.
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pics or it didnt happen
Luckily, no pics taken at the scene. But here are a few.

Jacket damage after crash (after a few washings) It held up really well and did it's job.



helmet damage after crash



My foot after a week in a splint to allow swelling to go down so I could be evaluated as to whether or not surgery is needed and before application of a walking cast. (WARNING FRED FLINSTONE FEET)




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dang ol' 3090, lol. gotta love it tho. glad youre good. i cant wait to come down soon for a good ol 3090 ride.
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My foot after a week in a splint to allow swelling to go down so I could be evaluated as to whether or not surgery is needed and before application of a walking cast. (WARNING FRED FLINSTONE FEET)

Walking cast pic taken today
one of those must be taken in a mirror - otherwise, I think your docs put the cast on the wrong foot...
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one of those must be taken in a mirror - otherwise, I think your docs put the cast on the wrong foot...
Check out the big brain on Tankmonkey. Yes. You are correct, sir.
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man, sorry you went down, heal up quick and move forward with anything you learned!
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OH, and no, that is not toe fungus......it is left over betadine and antibiotic from the surgery.

PURTY, ain't it?

BTW, the swelling got much worse after this. I will save those pics for later.......I gotta build up resistance in the viewers before they can handle the balloon limb shots.

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OH, and no, that is not toe fungus......it is left over betadine and antibiotic from the surgery.

PURTY, ain't it?

BTW, the swelling got much worse after this. I will save those pics for later.......I gotta build up resistance in the viewers before they can handle the balloon limb shots.

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Are the ankle Gods trying to tell us something?
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