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post #21 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-17-2009, 05:12 AM
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Wow! Glad you're OK.
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Really glad you are OK and already recovering. Sorry to hear about the bike though.

Hope you have good luck on going after the a$$hat that crowded you out. I wish I knew what drives people to do 3 and 4 lane merging/exiting on interstates. Other than their own greed of time and total disregard for others.

Take care Robert and I'll see you soon if the weather holds up.

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DangitallRobert...........just reading this about made me crap my pants. Really glad you are able to post about it. Alas........all of my spare Volusia parts are now gone or I would be sending them to you. If you need anything please let me know. If it's within my power I will make it happen. Tried to call yesterday but missed you.



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that is a hair raising tale. so glad you are okay.




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What an ordeal...but I'm glad it's in this forum and not another. Hope you're back on the road soon.

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Whew!!! I'm glad you're OK Robert!!! Way to hang on to it


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Unreal. Glad it didn't turn out worse than this. And I'm impressed how calm you seem to be through this.

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Muchas gracias, folks! I'm surprised at how little it seems to have affected me, too. Even right after it happened. I was more pissed off at AAA than shook up from the accident.

One thing it's left me with though...

I'm not sure I can take the responsibility for a passenger any more.

When I got to the house and Delo and I were looking at the bike, she asked, "What if I would have been on it?" I could only shake my head. I couldn't even speak the words that seemed to be obvious while looking at the place the saddle bag used to be, and where her left leg would have been sitting. I think you're right about the crash bars doing their job, although I think my foot got pinched when they folded onto the floorboard. But there wasn't anything left from behind my leg to the rear of the bike. The passenger floorboard is twisted and hanging.

I'm so glad she didn't go with me. Actually, now I'm glad she's probably not even going to be disappointed if I tell her she can't ride with me any more. I don't think I could live with it if something like that happened with her on it.

Cap, I think you're right! I was thinking the same thing... what do I have to hit to knock this bike over?! And even more amazing was that everything seemed to be stable and straight on the ride home.

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GOSH MD!!! Really glad to hear you were able to keep the bike up. That is a testament to your riding skills. Also glad to hear you weren't hurt.

Too bad about the bike. It doesn't seem fair that someone can run you off the road and not be responsible. I guess I will let them hit me instead...

It really sounds like you had a lot of really nice people around you when it happened. That really is good to know. It helps restore some of my confidence in humanity.

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DangitallRobert...........just reading this about made me crap my pants. Really glad you are able to post about it. Alas........all of my spare Volusia parts are now gone or I would be sending them to you. If you need anything please let me know. If it's within my power I will make it happen. Tried to call yesterday but missed you.
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