Smoothe Went Down Hard!

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  1. Smoothe

    Smoothe New Member

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    I dont recall the details. just a typical store run for smokes. I have two metal rods in my wrist and road rash all over.

    my bike came away with a few scratches. and a bunch of deals i was working on all closed while i was in the hospital. i hurt vary badly. i was in john c lincoln for two weeks.

    please be careful out there.
     
  2. SoapFlakes

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    Glad to hear you are mostly alright, Smoothe. It could have been much worse.
    Get better soon!
     
  3. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    I'm just glad you're alive, and not a vegetable. Spills are no fun at all. I feel your pain (literally, most days). I have a rod and pins in me too, left leg.

    You know, another way to look at it: now we're men of steel! Ride safe, my man. And watch out for those who don't.
     
  4. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Man sorry to here that you got hurt. Get better buddy!!
     
  5. moonshiner

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    sorry to hear... get well soon ...
     
  6. bandito

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    I hope every thing works out for you and you heal. What happened? Was it a cager hitting you?
     
  7. The_Aleman

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    May you live to MaB again! :D
     
  8. adam valentine

    adam valentine New Member

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    do tell us what happened
     
  9. fm2200

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    I hope you recover, I always feel a little uncomfortable when there are a lot of cars, vehicles around me. Did you go down going around a corner? There are so many ways to lose control. Arizona is a beautiful place, I visited a friend there many years ago. I climbed that Squaw Peak what a tall mountain. Get well buddy, the time to ride is the summer as you know.(^)
     
  10. azbill

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    sorry to hear of your spill :(
    heal quickly,,,

    from 1 Bill, to another
    we need to get a ride in soon,,,maybe out to needle rock or something ;)
     
  11. dmb

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    godspeed to you
     
  12. 2door

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    Care to tell us what happened? The details of your accident might help others to avoid the same thing happening to them.
    Glad you're well enough to type. Take care of yourself and keep us informed.
    Tom
     
  13. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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    Hope your better soon.

    Steve.
     
  14. Smoothe

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    mt front caliper brakes are way stronger than the rear cruiser. brakes. Standard ride i had to stop quick and went flying. this bike is too fast and i gotta put a bigger sprocket on it.
    im going to install rear caliper brakes where the kickstand attaches and use a rear axel kickstand.

    dont take too many of those little pills they give ya. I have not ridden since this accident.
     
  15. biknut

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    One thing I know, crashes make you a better rider. Hope you heal fast, and ride again.
     
  16. Nougat

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    The lesson I'm going to take away from this goes as follows:

    If your bike has rear coaster brakes and front rim brakes, panic stops at speed should be done by locking the rear only and skidding, turning into the skid.

    Were you wearing a helmet? If so, how happy are you about that?

    Get well soon.
     
  17. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    I work both brakes in effect pumping them as traction and terrain presents itself.
     
  18. Goat Herder

    Goat Herder Gutter Rider

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    Not to say brakes on off but hard or harder on the brakes when pumping them is what I meant.
     

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