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Fast Bike on a Cold Day - Idiot

So Saturday morning it was time to give the new GSXR-750 a winter ride to keep her in shape. I looked out the window a few times at the road on a 37 degree morning and kept thinking, maybe not. But I did anyway. Warmed her up, and then took off up my street. 50 yards later, hit the throttle a bit.....too much.

The back tire wanted to race the front tire. Uh oh. Not good. Counter steer left, counter steer right, counter steer left. See Ya. The bike threw me off like a wild mustang. I came down on my left shoulder and left side of my head. And went sliding after the "cracking impact" along side my bike. Winter riding guarantees ATGATT. No doubt in my mind my full face helmet saved my life and all the gear worked as intended.

Never blacked out. Got up worried about the damage to my bike. Got up looked at it, spoke to the neighbor that came out to see if I was alright. I said I was even though my shoulder was killing me.

Walked over to the bike and tried to pick her up, but the pain in my left side wouldn't let me. So I turned my back on her, lifted her up with my right hand high enough to get my big ass butt in the game. Then turned, with pain mounted her (yeah baby), pushed my mirror back and rolled back down the hill to my driveway. Started her up and rode to the front of the garage.

Stepped into the house and pulled my helmet off with my right hand. Couldn't do much with my left. I decided to drive myself to the ER just a few miles down the road. I chose self service parking because I am too cheap for valet. Getting the parking ticket became quite the challenge and comedy.

Xrays show a broken collar bone. I thought I was going to pass out but I didn't. I waited to do it back in the ER while sitting in front of my girlfriend. I wish I had a video of her running and screaming for help. If you knew her well enough, you would agree with me.

Spent the weekend in the hospital waiting for surgery as an add on. No luck, too many more important trauma surgeries going on. Now I'm home and hoping to schedule for this week. The breake is near the shoulder and they recommend plates and screws.

Needless to say, the family full court press is on for me to give it up.

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Oh maaan, Myron, bad news to hear! Glad you weren't hurt worse, but sorry to hear this. Sending spare karma your way.


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Oh man Myron. Hope you heal 100% Asap

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Aw, crap, buddy. I'm so, so sorry to hear about this.

Thank God you were wearing your gear, and not doing the riding-in-a-tshirt thing like in the summer. Thank God what's wrong with you can be fixed. Thank God you're here to read this.

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So sorry bro Will say a prayer for a fast recovery. Stand strong against the press...I think you've learned your lesson...there's no point in getting rid of the bike now!


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That's gotta hurt! Glad you are OK otherwise, sounds like it could have been much worse. It seems the bad ones happen close to home. I hit a car less than two blocks from home many years ago, put me in the hospital for over six weeks...

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At least you couldn't have picked a better time of year to crash.

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Sorry to hear this... sending karma for a full and speedy recovery..

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Good to hear you'll heal..........I cracked my right shoulder blade dumping a dirt bike one time (in the boonies about 7 miles from help). One handed lifting/riding a bike isn't easy as you found out.

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