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Farewell fellow C50'ers

It's been a little while since I've been on, but I wanted to say thanks for all the help over the years. I was hit by a car on the way home from work last spring and broke my tib/fib. Had to get a rod in my bone and some screws and whatnot. I'm hanging up my helmet for a few years for the kid's sake. It's put them through a lot with me not being able to walk for 3/4 a year. Bike was totaled too so that's that I guess. So until next time! Keep the shiny side up!


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Sorry to hear of your accident. Even though it was bad enough, it could have been worse. Glad you're still around. Even though you're giving up riding, doesn't mean you have to leave here. Hang around, you can help us make fun of the monkey.
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Yeah what Fred said, relax, beers in the fridge and the Voodoo lounge is always open too!!!


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Sorry to hear of your mishap! Glad you're still around to raise your kids.

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So sorry to hear about the accident. I am glad to hear that you're mending though. As has been said, you're still welcome to hang out with us.
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Hey. Gravity is a cruel mistress who must be obeyed. I went down twice in 2009, once in May right before my birthday (lost control of the bike on the interstate, high sided) and then again in December (low sided, slid off the road and over an embankment). My wife wrecked here FZ6 in 2014 (pulled out into traffic, stalled the bike, then swerved to avoid being hit, went over the handle bars) and my daughter had two wrecks, one in 2016 (she was side swiped by a car that didn't see her on the interstate) and in 2018 (her tires hydroplaned when she was riding home through heavy rain and she hit the car in front of her). Yes it hurts. But none of us gave up the dream and we continue to ride, although it is a bit slower and more cautiously than before.

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Taking a break isn't necessarily a bad thing...........I quit for about 12 years when I was doing something else crazy. Heal well.

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Glad to see that you are on the mend. Nothing makes you feel your mortality like a bike accident. As others have said, stick around and contribute what you can. Hopefully you'll get back into riding when the timing is right. I stopped for 27+ years and got back into the saddle by accident. Haven't regretted it since. Hope you'll stick around.



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I quit riding for over 20 years while my son grew up, so I understand that part. Heal well & stick around. You don't get kicked out for not riding

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It's been a little while since I've been on, but I wanted to say thanks for all the help over the years. I was hit by a car on the way home from work last spring and broke my tib/fib. Had to get a rod in my bone and some screws and whatnot. I'm hanging up my helmet for a few years for the kid's sake. It's put them through a lot with me not being able to walk for 3/4 a year. Bike was totaled too so that's that I guess. So until next time! Keep the shiny side up!







There are plenty of non riders on the forum. Anyway, feel better. Itís only fun if you want it to be fun and broken legs are not fun. I have laid in a ditch before, taking off my helmet while getting pummeled by half frozen rain saying ďya know, this isnít as fun as it used to be.Ē

And I gave up the 75% of it that wasnít fun anymore. The fatigue and risk and crappy weather and misery and aches and pains...

And yes, I rode only about 5000 miles last year, which is for me, a drastic reduction... and maybe, when I send my kid to college next year, I take her in a convertible I bought from selling all this stuff.

Enjoy what you got from it and leave behind what you didnít like. Pick it up while itís hot and drop it when itís cold. Enjoy every sandwich.


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