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Old 03-30-2009, 06:19 AM   #21
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He broke seven ribs, was able to ride home and figured he needed a pain med or two? Holy crap...he is one strong, tough dude.
What she said. I cracked the cartilage where the ribcage comes together at the chest once and remember how difficult it was to just breathe let alone do any lifting. But then again, what choice did he have? Very lucky fellow.
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Old 03-30-2009, 06:17 PM   #22
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Husband was about my age now, when he started muttering about getting a motorcycle. Then he mentioned that Ex Wife had always put her foot down and not let him get one. I said, "We have finally found the one thing that Ex Wife and I have in common." I think he was just testing the waters, since he didn't raise the subject again after that...normally he is quite stubborn...

One tough guy you have there, Cattus. Smart, too, wearing full gear like that. Best wishes for his full recovery (and your continued patience with him).
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Glad he is okay !
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Thanks much. He is home resting. It is hard to get good sleep in the hospital. Just before he left the hospital we were informed that in addition to the busted ribs he cracked one of his thoracic vertebrae. The full impact is hitting him and I think he is becoming a little gun shy about traveling alone in the boonies. Not a bad thing that.
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Glad he is recovering. Also glad he wears full armor and helmet. Sometimes its a pain, especially on very hot days, but its a lifesaver.

I used to ride with armored gloves, full face helmet, motorcycle boots and a Vanson leather jacket. It was HOT. But once my brother crashed his bike and flew thru the air and hit a tree with his face. Luckily he was wearing a helmet and got off with a broken jaw.
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I was never able to ride without a helmet and face shield. My eyes would water like crazy, and the wind was always trying to rip the glasses off my face.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:08 AM   #27
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Cattus, I, too am relieved to hear he is healing.
I believe that more people should know about personal Epirb devices (like what could have saved the lives of those NFL players last month).
Having worked in the sailing industry when the big 406 Epirbs came into popular use, I was thrilled when the feds determined that a smaller handheld unit was approved for terrestrial use.
I sincerely hope that you will consider getting one of these for any of those "off the beaten path" adventures. They work! We carried an ACR EPIRB on our sailboat and I consider them a necessity when venturing offshore--much better than a cell phone that doesn't tell SAR where you are, or a radio that no one else knows how to operate!

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Why wait days being stranded in the outdoors hoping someone will find you? Put the power in the palm of your hand with the TerraFix™ 406 GPS Personal Locator Beacon. Now you can turn that life threatening situation into a successful rescue story.
It's as easy as pushing a button, and with an internal GPS receiver (P/N 2798.4 only), the TerraFix™ will acquire your GPS position and transmit it along with your personalized identifier code through the SARSAT satellites instantly alerting SAR forces that you need help, immediately!
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I am so glad that he is ok.....maybe while he is recovering, you can sell the bike and buy a convertible.....same freedom, but you can join him too!

Disclaimer: I love motorcycles and absolutely love Harleys, but I would not get on a bike today at all.
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