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post #1 of 9 Old 07-23-2006, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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So I've been down in the dumps lately. The surgery didn't take on my left shoulder, so it will have to be redrilled and achored at some point in the not too distant future. My future in Fire Rescue is up in the air (as i'm up for promotion to lieutenant in december) and I lost a summer of riding, work and fun. I've taken some solace in being able to sleep late and farkle a little bit on the Wee, but still can't feel a bit down. I've read Peter Egan's book Leanings, and am working on Leanings 2 as I type. I started to feel a bit down and took a walk to the garage where the bike is sitting; waiting to be fired up and ridden. I couldn't help looking the bike over and just smiling. Something about the Wee just makes me smile. I don't know if it is the different styling, the premise of being able to go places most street bikes can't or the red color. Whatever it is, it made me smile and glad to be a member of the Stromtrooper community.
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-23-2006, 01:01 AM
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I have to agree with you; my Wee is probably the best anti-depressant I've taken in a long time. I think that's why as a community we're so enthusiastic; it's hard to be selfish with something this good.

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Kneedrachen, please cheer up. From what little I know about Fire Rescue folks they are not negative and rarely quit when the going gets tough. You will succeed, your injuries will heal and life will carry on as it was meant to.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-24-2006, 01:22 AM
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So I've been down in the dumps lately. The surgery didn't take on my left shoulder, so it will have to be redrilled and achored at some point in the not too distant future. My future in Fire Rescue is up in the air (as i'm up for promotion to lieutenant in december) and I lost a summer of riding, work and fun. I've taken some solace in being able to sleep late and farkle a little bit on the Wee, but still can't feel a bit down. I've read Peter Egan's book Leanings, and am working on Leanings 2 as I type. I started to feel a bit down and took a walk to the garage where the bike is sitting; waiting to be fired up and ridden. I couldn't help looking the bike over and just smiling. Something about the Wee just makes me smile. I don't know if it is the different styling, the premise of being able to go places most street bikes can't or the red color. Whatever it is, it made me smile and glad to be a member of the Stromtrooper community.
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Kneedrachen,
I'm sure that new surgery will help immensely. It takes time for things like that to heal so you need to be patiant. Couple yrs ago I was in a headon collision on my 1150RT. Bike totalled. Swan dive into the asphalt. Accident not even my fault. I broke an arm, sprained most every joint I had, pulled all the muscles in my upper left leg. Bruises size of dinner plates, etc. Took a few months but I healed and bot a Vstrom to play around with this time. Be optimistic and talk optomistic. Don't talk negative. Negative words affect your thinking which affects your emotions which affects your actions. So be positive all the time and you will heal faster.

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kneedrachen it sounds to me like (When Able of course) you need a looooooooooong ride!

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When I start getting grumpy and toey my wife tells me to go for a ride....

I truly cannot be happy with out a regular dose of two wheels....

Hell its better than drinking every day...

I know how you feel mate Best of luck with the shoulder...

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Kneedrachen,
I agree with you 110%. Being in public safety myself, I understand what you are saying. The way our shifts work, sometimes I can be here 3 days in a row. We park our bikes in the spare bay and to sit and see it knowing that I could be out there riding kind of gets you down. But then that day off when most of the cagers are at work and we can have the back roads to ourselves makes it worth the wait.
Good luck with the next operation, will be pulling for you. Hope you make LT. 8)

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kneedrachen,

Hey, it's not the injury or the lack of riding that's got you down, it's south Monmouth County!

I lived up there many years ago - 32 to be exact. I moved to a place where I can ride all year round and that has made me a much happier person and a better husband! :lol:

Also, I have known the feeling of emptiness when you are unable to ride. I no longer have all the factory supplied original parts. My right hip is constructed of titanium and teflon. I know the recuperatiion and rehabilitation that you must undergo to make them work once again.

It's frustrating, it eats on your soul, but you can and will stick it out. It will one day become much better and you'll be out riding again

BTW, thanks for doing the type of work you do. I know I appreciate you!
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Hang in there man and keep thinking positively!
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