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  1. thumper

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    Now I just learned a guy I met a decade ago when I was hanging with the VNVMC has gone down while riding in a group and is in a coma. One of the group died at the scene.

    Please for Gods sake, be careful and be prepared.
     
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    AMEN.
     
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    Add me to the list I’d rather not be on...and IronButt70 while you’re at it.
     
  4. IROQUOIS

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    SouthernProducer too
     
  5. Baldhead_J

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    It's interesting.....

    What is it that drives guys that suffer serious injuries resulting from motorcycling to immediately get back on them?

    People question my sanity when I tell them that I ordered my #ChiefGlide before I knew if I'd walk again. I still sit on that machine near-daily and hope I'll tour again.
     
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  6. thumper

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    I can’t answer that. It’s been tough for me to not start shopping for another until I know I’ll be able to ride again.
     
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    The motorcycling relationship is not logical. It's like being in love with a woman. You do crazy things just to see her.

    I was riding again ten days after having my gall bladder taken out. It was the big surgery with the 19 staples. But I had to ride.

    When I fell off my ST1100P and broke my collarbone I discovered that I could ride a sport bike leaned over the tank and still reach all the controls. I rode the sporty machine until I healed up enough to ride my touring bike again.

    When a deer broke my wrist I had a plate inserted so I wouldn't have to wear a cast. I was riding again in about two weeks. The hard part that time was putting the helmet on over the broken jaw.

    All of those things are unreasonable. The first one is just plain stupid. But the love of the ride is not logical and it refuses to be reasonable.
     
  8. Baldhead_J

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    I find these words to be very compelling. I'm going to share them.
     
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    So the expression ,'it's WHEN and not IF you have an accident is holding true for a number of us,,.........and for Alpal,......over a 59 year riding life,....put a five behind my name,.......I don't know what it is that thrills me to get back on,......NOT getting back on is simply not an option,.....
    Alpal

    Ride safe,.....as much as you can people,........
     
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    AKA "The Wrecking Crew".
    Here's to hoping that club doesn't grow any more.
     
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    Fortunately (?) my two both happened when I was in my teens, when it was much easier to bounce back.

    Stay safe everyone ! ! !





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    I have Wrecking Crew shirt. Your comment gives it a whole new meaning.
     
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    Club membership has closed, and I don’t want any of y’all to even think about applying.
     
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    Do you have a pic of that tee Thumper?,......I mean,....if you're not going to send me a pic of your lovely red headed nurse,....I'll settle for one of the 'wrecking Crew' tee shirt,.......My friend Tony and I earned the name the wrecking crew after a mad ride back to the hotel at the first Indian rally here in Burtland in 2017,.......We are occasionally reminded of it by those who either saw it or heard of it so it seems appropriate to have the shirt,.......Andy my mate does screen printing, soooo,.......why not?,......(and yeah I know,......loose heads, mad moments are no doubt why we have offs,.......I'm trying to be good:cool::p)
    Alpal
     
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    Good point Buddy1
     
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    This it. C2B0917F-5050-4992-BDE5-EBED1C9760DE.png 41A1FEE8-D8EC-4101-9BD4-9AB80E45B9EE.png
     
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    I've got the 3/4 zip pullover. It's currently on sale.
    Men's Quarter-Zip Pullover Sweatshirt with Wrecking Crew Logo, Gray/White | Indian Motorcycle

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    It’s a plus to keep ones sense of humor, even in the face of adversity.
     
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    I’ll contribute
     
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