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post #1 of 32 Old 05-19-2011, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Bike sitters

I guess I need to rent some "bike sitters" -- like the converse of the business that ScooterTrashInParadise enjoys somewhat to my envy down in the DR.

Yesterday I suffered a clumsy -- coming down a ladder carrying a (not running) chainsaw, misjudged the last step on the ladder and fell off to my right side with my elbow locked. It felt broken immediately and a trip to the ER proved it was. Not bad breaks, but the upper end of both the radius and the ulna was chipped or cracked. Probably not too bad, but even I won't know for a week -- it seems that orthopedics wants your ouches to rest a while before a firm evaluation. Meanwhile my elbow is the size of a kiddie nerf football, is in a sling, and I'm high on Vicodin. And I hate ice baths!

So there are four bikes without riders. Somehow I think they understand the bad cold miserable wet days in the dark of winter, but now when the riding conditions are just about as good as it gets... They may hold it against me!

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post #2 of 32 Old 05-19-2011, 09:15 PM
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I guess I need to rent some "bike sitters" -- like the converse of the business that ScooterTrashInParadise enjoys somewhat to my envy down in the DR.

Yesterday I suffered a clumsy -- coming down a ladder carrying a (not running) chainsaw, misjudged the last step on the ladder and fell off to my right side with my elbow locked. It felt broken immediately and a trip to the ER proved it was. Not bad breaks, but the upper end of both the radius and the ulna was chipped or cracked. Probably not too bad, but even I won't know for a week -- it seems that orthopedics wants your ouches to rest a while before a firm evaluation. Meanwhile my elbow is the size of a kiddie nerf football, is in a sling, and I'm high on Vicodin. And I hate ice baths!

So there are four bikes without riders. Somehow I think they understand the bad cold miserable wet days in the dark of winter, but now when the riding conditions are just about as good as it gets... They may hold it against me!
I am sorry to hear of your misfortune!!!

However, it could be a blessing in disguise. By coincidence, my garage is empty now, and it is longing for a new project.

Trust me?

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what a bummer!
tell me more about the bikes. i am interested.
enjoy the vicodin, heal fast!
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[QUOTE=dancer;687371] misjudged the last step on the ladder and fell off to my right side with my elbow locked. It felt broken immediately and a trip to the ER proved it was.

Bummer. Hard to accept what used to be a minor tumble becomes a major production as the years pile on. Hope you heal well.

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Yesterday I suffered a clumsy -- coming down a ladder carrying a (not running) chainsaw, misjudged the last step on the ladder and fell off to my right side with my elbow locked. It felt broken immediately and a trip to the ER proved it was.
Ouch ouch ouch.

Friend of mine broke her wrist and dislocated her elbow a few weeks ago trying to sit in a picture window; slip, fall, improper catch, and her reward was a 7-hour surgery plus weeks of PT.

Hope you heal quickly and thoroughly, Dancer. If I was anywhere near Hot Springs I'd take your scoots out for a nice leg-stretcher and back every day.

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post #6 of 32 Old 05-20-2011, 07:54 AM
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LAWSUIT! LAWSUIT!

No, not really.

Sorry to hear about your wretched luck.

Perhaps a bong would help...

Heal up fast, eh?




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Better winterize again

Minimally fill the tanks to the brim with stabil fuel
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It's almost not to late to change your story to something more heroic than a laddericular misstep. Heal quick, Dancer.


At any rate, I think there's nothing your bikes would like more than a daily flogging in the picturesque and technically demanding roads of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains at Norm's Blue Ridge Mountains Motorcycle Spa.
  • Think of the fresh, moist morning mountain mist providing much-needed aromatherapy to your bikes' combustion chambers and massaging the exhaust pipes tips as it exits.
  • Imagine the evening sun caressing the braless tank and bare fenders as the bike leans from left to right and ridge tops are exhilaratingly circumnavigated through long shadows and golden sunlight.
  • Feel the exfoliation of the tires as they luxuriate in a heated asphalt rub.
  • Feel the fairings' pores cleansed by the invigorating juices of insects during an early-evening open-air facial along a winding river road.
  • Then your bike can take an energizing plunge in the waters of one of the many trout streams crossing the elegant lacework of unpaved mountain roads surrounded by the whisper of pines and a chorus of crickets.
  • As the stars come out one by one, your bike will rest deeply and soundly and recharge overnight under a 7 thread count polyester tarp in our elegantly rustic accomodations.
  • In the morning your bike will be fully relaxed and as it begins to stir, the oil fill plug will be gently and lovingly tugged free and a warm, lubricating blend will be drizzled into the quivering crankcase opening as the fluid seeps into all the little places yearning for it's life-giving goodness.

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  • Think of the fresh, moist morning mountain mist providing much-needed aromatherapy to your bikes' combustion chambers and massaging the exhaust pipes tips as it exits.
  • Imagine the evening sun caressing the braless tank and bare fenders as the bike leans from left to right and ridge tops are exhilaratingly circumnavigated through long shadows and golden sunlight.
  • Feel the exfoliation of the tires as they luxuriate in a heated asphalt rub.
  • Feel the fairings' pores cleansed by the invigorating juices of insects during an early-evening open-air facial along a winding river road.
  • Then your bike can take an energizing plunge in the waters of one of the many trout streams crossing the elegant lacework of unpaved mountain roads surrounded by the whisper of pines and a chorus of crickets.
  • As the stars come out one by one, your bike will rest deeply and soundly and recharge overnight under a 7 thread count polyester tarp in our elegantly rustic accomodations.
  • In the morning your bike will be fully relaxed and as it begins to stir, the oil fill plug will be gently and lovingly tugged free and a warm, lubricating blend will be drizzled into the quivering crankcase opening as the fluid seeps into all the little places yearning for it's life-giving goodness.

Gosh, I wish I was a motorcycle.......

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It's almost not to late to change your story to something more heroic than a laddericular misstep. Heal quick, Dancer.


At any rate, I think there's nothing your bikes would like more than a daily flogging in the picturesque and technically demanding roads of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains at Norm's Blue Ridge Mountains Motorcycle Spa.
  • Think of the fresh, moist morning mountain mist providing much-needed aromatherapy to your bikes' combustion chambers and massaging the exhaust pipes tips as it exits.
  • Imagine the evening sun caressing the braless tank and bare fenders as the bike leans from left to right and ridge tops are exhilaratingly circumnavigated through long shadows and golden sunlight.
  • Feel the exfoliation of the tires as they luxuriate in a heated asphalt rub.
  • Feel the fairings' pores cleansed by the invigorating juices of insects during an early-evening open-air facial along a winding river road.
  • Then your bike can take an energizing plunge in the waters of one of the many trout streams crossing the elegant lacework of unpaved mountain roads surrounded by the whisper of pines and a chorus of crickets.
  • As the stars come out one by one, your bike will rest deeply and soundly and recharge overnight under a 7 thread count polyester tarp in our elegantly rustic accomodations.
  • In the morning your bike will be fully relaxed and as it begins to stir, the oil fill plug will be gently and lovingly tugged free and a warm, lubricating blend will be drizzled into the quivering crankcase opening as the fluid seeps into all the little places yearning for it's life-giving goodness.

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