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RandyM



Joined: 10 May 2008
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Location: Austin Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:05 am    Post subject: Hey kids Reply with quote

Long time no post. I'm layed up from a motorcycle wreck so no building or playing for a while. Got rear-ended by another bike on the street, he didn't notice I had signaled and slowed to turn left. Seven ribs broken in a total of ten places and a badly broken shoulder (scapula). Ducati has been totalled and I'm done with street bikes. Almost 40 years and this is the first accident (not including falling down at the track).

Anyway, as soon as I have two arms again I'll be focusing on building guitars from scratch. Need to have a hobby and I have the tools for this already. I have more room since the bike and all of its support gear are gone. You'll be seeing more of me here.

Here's the bike right before that other rider destroyed it with me on it.

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Vic Vega



Joined: 15 Mar 2010
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tough break, no pun intended. But it sounds like you've come up with a great plan!
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ow ow ow ow - sorry to hear that. I know how broken ribs feel. Good luck and best wishes for a complete recovery!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear. A buddy of mine just sold all his bikes and gave it up. Too many crazy folks out there. I still have mine but don't ride near as much. Seems like every time we go out somebody pulls in front of you and you have to duck and dodge. Too old for that stuff.
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bildo



Joined: 14 May 2009
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Location: Houston, Texas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the situation Randy. Tough to hang up the helmet as I did a few years back. Street that is. Still ride the dirt. The people have just become too much around Houston.
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Instagator



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about that..best wishes for a quick recovery
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Lon



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wishing you a quick recovery. Been there, done that and it isn't any fun
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BrightKJ



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're relatively ok... I have a GSXR1000 and I'm about ready to give it up myself. I think I'll stick to my cruiser from now on.
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RandyM



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is some of the gear I had on. The metal part is the titanium cover over the shoulder that was smashed up. The $2K for the Dainese kangaroo suit was totally worthy it.





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rickrob



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear you're OK-- Looks like the helmet and other gear did it's job.

Hope you recover quickly!
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RandyM



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to think people still ride without helmets. That would have been the whole side of my face.
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Guitarchitect



Joined: 11 Jul 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to read about your accident, Randy. Hope you get well soon!

Man, I've had so many friends that rode motorcycles until an accident. After the wrecks, they quit and never looked back. I have to admit I was a bit concerned about you when reading your posts about these things: I kept thinking "Randy, be careful with those things!"

Glad to know you are alright! Take care, and get back to the safer world of lacquer fumes!! Laughing
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bildo



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did the insurance company buy you a new helmet? They did when I had my street off. It was an Arai that cracked. Gave them the cracked one and they gave me a check.
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RandyM



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bildo wrote:
Did the insurance company buy you a new helmet? They did when I had my street off. It was an Arai that cracked. Gave them the cracked one and they gave me a check.


They gave me full retail for the helmet, my $2K leathers and my boots. The gloves were fine. They let me keep the stuff they paid off.
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Kregg



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm so sorry that this happened to you, especially a fellow Duc Rider.
What the hell was the other guy thinking?
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