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It finally happened to me the big crash after close calls over the years. Been riding since 14 am 62 now.

Yes it hurts but not bad. Broken right wrist and I am right handed. Very deep bruised right hip bone that is the worst of the accident. 2 upper ribs broken, 2 toes broken, and road rash on legs and elbows. Not to bad really I would say at going down at 100 kph. Was sitting upright when it came to stopping on my bumb that explains the hip. Not walking in a wheel chair huts to much and well in this case drugs are great pain killers prescription.

I have not viewed the bike or trailer yet that will be a few weeks away once I am better. Typing in one finger method so it is slow going.

Told trailer is ok by tow truck driver and he says bike is not bad at all really. It ended up about 200 feet away from where I sat, upside down trailer still attached.

If it is possible I am going to rebuild bike so in future will be posting list of parts need that is still a long way off.

Yes will ride again things do happen and just happy I am ok and in great shape after all said and done.

Was on holidays when it happened just outside Valemont BC. Had been all over BC on holidays about 7000 kms I put on bike from Prince George to Vancouver Island to Kamloops and was heading home that day and planned to be home that night.

I think it was something on highway a piece of pipe or something that caught my front wheel and violently turned it to the left but never saw it must have blended into road surface.

Here is video of bike before accident in Jasper Park camp grounds and myself letting you all know I am alive and well.

It is a great day to be alive that is for sure.

Dave


 

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Glad it wasn't too bad. Speedy recovery.
 

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Yes had a Nolan N43 Helmet on. My left leg has the most road rash on it. Helmet was in open face configuration at the time and it has one small not bad scrape on it in one spot. I was sitting up when I came to a stop right on center line of highway. What I remember is I stayed on bike as it tipped over must have hit the helmet then on the ground I believe. I rode bike tucked in for a short bit them pushed myself off bike and away from it. My left elbow has a small road rash not bad really. I believe that is why my left hip hurts so much can not walk on left leg as believe it took the hard blow when I left the bike and have torn mussels etc and bruised really bad on it.

My jeans are in style they are torn up but not that bad really lol.

Lucky me in lots of ways.
 

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Sorry to read about your accident but I'm glad you're okay. Hopefully you have a quick and full recovery. Don't worry about your bike now. Just get better
 

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Ohh man, GLAD to hear you're okay and spirits are high!! Hats off to you at 62. I'm 49 and with the back and neck problems I have, I think I dream about riding at 62. Valemount... I am from Alberta, been through Valemount several times. Had to use the towing guy there once. Was NOT a good experience... about as shady as they come. Hope you don't have any issues.

CONGRATS to you for coming out so well.
 

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Glad to hear you were not hurt worse.
 

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Great story and video.....I'll be following your recovery progress, for you of course.....but mostly for the BIKE!:devil2:
 

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I bet that was a scary ordeal. I hope you're able to recover completely and quickly. Keep us posted on your progress.
 

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Thanks all Thanks Ballbreaker. Think I am doing great today probably be out of chair. Can not wait to get my bike and start the rebuild to better than it was before and all new look paint scheme and so on.

People assumed I would give up riding but I remember being on back end of tailgate pick up right after accident and saying to one of the great people who stopped and helped me out would I give it up. I said put that puppy right side up and I am gone if I could.

It is in my blood and in allot of our blood of people who are involved in this forum and I am sure allot are like me. I could never dream of taking a car on holidays just not me. Cars are for going to the food store not for holidays.

God I cannot wait to find a new road and get this bike back on road or maybe a new one it this cannot be repaired.

It will be an interesting few months for sure to come.
 

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Holy smoke! Hope you have a speedy recovery Bucky.

The bike is really beautiful with all the modifications you have made. Hope it will be easy work to get it back.

Several years ago, I had a car make a left turn through two lanes of traffic. I couldn't see it because I was in the right lane of two heading to make a right turn, and a van in the left lane stopped to let the car through. Of course neither the van driver or the car checked to see if the right lane was clear. So I went straight into the side of the car.

Walked away with mostly bruises, and really sore for about a week. But the bike was totaled. Rim bent, both forks trashed, front of the frame bent out of shape, all the bodywork & fairings from the rear sets forward were trashed.

Be sure and post follow up pictures once you get the bike back in order.
 
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