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Old 06-10-2018, 02:11 PM   #461 (permalink)
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Oh schnappi…..Thank God you are okay and
are on the mend. Whew...!!!! Your helmet speaks
volumes for sure and once again, Thank God,
like you said, it could have been worse.

Im sooo happy to know you are back home
now, safe and sound, schnappi. Also soooo
happy you had lots of recovery folks and
family to come to your rescue.

Yes, it is extremely important to wear
our gear when riding the roads on our
favorite rides just like you did and yes
it did saved you from....well, thank God
you are with us and on the mend. YAY..!!!!

Helmets are replaceable, however, You,
We, Us are not. Right?
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Old 06-11-2018, 12:17 PM   #462 (permalink)
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Schnappi, I'm so sorry to read this. How scary!

So glad you're generally ok and have tons of support....and your decision to hang it up is completely understandable.

Take care, glad you're on the mend, and thanks for the ATGATT photo reminder. The Power Rangers are onto something with the suits for sure.

Best to you!
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Old 06-11-2018, 01:43 PM   #463 (permalink)
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Praise God you are alive....twisty roads will take a toll sometimes....thanks for letting us know...praying for a complete recovery...now you can think about a Goldwing or Harley trike.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:00 PM   #464 (permalink)
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Ouch, sorry to hear that and hope you mend soon.
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Old 06-17-2018, 06:11 AM   #465 (permalink)
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Thanks all- back home and on the mend. The shoulder is going to take its time, ribs & lung are doing good

A good friend helped me get the bike out of impound- it only spent a week there, and some AA friends unloaded it for me- so its home too.

This experience has been a profound lesson in the effects of working the program; one day at a time, sometimes one minute at a time, gratitude, staying in the moment and some form of spiritual practice helped me turn the ordeal more into practice than suffering; the dark heavily drugged and painful nights in the ICU were a trial. Sometimes self care meant just being respectful and grateful to the nurses because I couldn't do anything else, other times it mean digging deep into the pain and getting up to walk the ward and joke around with the physical therapy folks. I quit the narcotics as soon as the ICU released me which meant nights grilled by pain and not much to control it- prayer to embrace everything just as it is and to know it deeply was a rock to stand on. Alanon put the tools in my hands, without that practice to fall back on this would have been torture.

So my father's day gift is to be home with the wife and daughter, up and (carefully) moving around, see my AA/Alanon peeps and walk in and out of meetings on my own two feet, and I can work, as per the 7th tradition
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Old 07-29-2018, 08:49 AM   #466 (permalink)
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Hello Bikers in recovery..!!!!

It's been awhile since anyone has come
to share in our thread and wanted to see
how you fine folks are doing today.

We are nearing the end of July and kids
will be getting ready for school next month
as i'm seeing lots of school supplies stocked
high on shelves at the stores.

For me, when kids go back to school, then
Summer has come to and end, but August
is still a Summer month with warm weather
and the height of Hurricane season which
has been quiet thus so far.

As for motorcycle riding, we still haven't
gotten on our bike yet for awhile now.
My husband has healed from his surgery
earlier this yr and we got our shade cloth
put back up and a new pool liner in after
snow took it all out last Winter.

Anyway.... other than pool exercising, changing
my eating habits cutting out all fried foods, junk
foods including, cookies, chips, candy, preservative
packed foods, just about anything unhealthy in
my food intake.

Now I eat fruits, veggies, fish, proteins, healthy
smoothies, and some healthy carbs to round out
a good days meal.

Come Aug. 11th, I will be celebrating my
28 yrs of continuous sobriety and often just
order my sobriety medallion or chip on Ebay.

A few days ago I received my order and
opened the cute little silver box to inspect
my new chip/keychain and saw that it had....
XXXVIII which is 38 yrs. OMG was my reaction.

After letting that shock set in, I settled down
and wrote to the folks that I ordered from
explaining what I received ad letting them
honestly know that I couldn't accept the 38yr
chip because I haven't earned it yet.

It wasn't long after that I received my reply
and the lady said it was her mistake and that
I could keep the 38 yr keychain to have a goal
to work towards and that the 28 yrs chip was
on its way. Yay...!!!!

Whew, 38yrs.....im not ready to celebrate that
many yrs anytime soon because that will make
me older than what I am right now.....lol So, im
staying where Im at today and look forward to
August 11th to arrive and can celebrate with
health, happiness and honesty.

Okay guys, the floor is open and you can
share whatever you'd like even if its not
motorcycles. Just let us know what's going
on where you are and how you are doing.
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Congrats on 28 years, Sharon!

I haven't been out much - the new pup occupies most of my time. But, he's able to stay longer and longer in his kennel, so I'm getting some 2 hour short bike jaunts in after work, and still getting home with enough daylight to take the pup fishing, hiking or swimming. Summer is good, but BUSY! Hope everyone is enjoying it!
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Congrats on 28 years, Sharon!

I haven't been out much - the new pup occupies most of my time. But, he's able to stay longer and longer in his kennel, so I'm getting some 2 hour short bike jaunts in after work, and still getting home with enough daylight to take the pup fishing, hiking or swimming. Summer is good, but BUSY! Hope everyone is enjoying it!
not sure how big yer pup is, but i managed to get pete thedog ridin with me.
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prolly a better pic of my lil buddy tucked in for a ride.
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Old 08-01-2018, 03:52 AM   #471 (permalink)
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Thank you guys for sharing pictures of
your favorite ride and your most treasured
pet companions and friend.

I never experienced having a doggie
in my lifetime, only cats, fish, and birds,
however, I use to think and imagine
having a pup sitting In the front seat
keeping me company while running
errands.

Taking Pete for a ride with his cuteness
is definitely a chick magnet....lol

Firebolt, good to hear that you got
a new pup to bring endless joy to your
everyday life. Summer is a time for
lots of outdoor activities and having
your pup to share it with is priceless.
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Thats awesome Tomsteve!

Mine is a 4 month old German Shepherd weighing in at 40 lbs right now - projected to be about 115 when full sized. So...I need to find a sidecar!!
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Hi bikers! Went to start my bike today and it had a dead battery. It’s needed replacing for awhile. Ah well. Will take a walk instead. Getting cool enough that a hot chocolate might be nice tonight.
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Hello Yinzer....I use a battery tender in the winter to keep the battery up... I had hernia surgery 6 weeks ago and am not supposed to lift over 20 lbs ... I have been on the bike one time in the last six weeks...looking forward to riding in cooler fall temps and beautiful tree colors......by the way folks, I celebrated 20 years sober on the 12th of September....one day at a time..but for the grace of God.
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SR Bikers...!!!!

It sure has been quiet in here far too long. Right?

Good to hear from you yinzer and Toad.

Since the Fall weather is here and tempts should be
cooling off some, we can get out and enjoy some much
needed riding. Checking on batteries and oil changes,
tires and such.

It has been too dang long for us not to get on
our bike too. My husband has recovered from
his surgeries and is waiting for some cooler weather
to get motivated to ride.... Me too....lol

Ive been exercising daily in our pool and
wanted to feel and look good in my riding
pants....lol Didn't want to put too much weight
on those back tires....lol

Us women have to look and feel good to
ride....well, at least I do....

Anyway, a Tinder Box is a good investment
as my husband has it on our bike and generator,
which I didn't know till now.


Okay, bikers, friends, as soon as I hear
our motorcycle warming up, i'll be sure to let
you guys know that we are up and ready to
ride.



Here's a thumbs up to you Toad for an awesome
recovery achievement. This DJ is playing some
good jiving music to jam to or stomp your feet to and
help celebrate.

Oh, here is a cake to enjoy if you get hungry.
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Biding my time till november when I'm off doc's orders for spleen healing, then back on the bicycle and back on the motorcycle. I've started the conversations at home about getting back on, not a popular position as one might imagine but I love riding. Long as its >= 40F then I'm riding...

Bike is ready, just have to tag and title. Gear-wise, have to get helmet, jacket, pants since the helmet served its function and medics cut me out of the rest.
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So good to hear or read that you are mending
well and that this beautiful beauty is waiting
patiently for you to take him or her out for a
much needed ride.


When I read spleen, I was transported back
in memory when I had my spleen punctured
by many broken ribs after my car hit a 2 ft cut
out on some road construction less than a
mile from my little home and family hitting a
concrete culvert sitting on top the ground.


That drunken incident landed me in the hospital
for 10 days with them removing my spleen.

This is the function spleen plays in our bodies.

The spleen plays multiple supporting roles in the body.
It acts as a filter for blood as part of the immune system.
Old red blood cells are recycled in the spleen, and platelets
and white blood cells are stored there. The spleen also
helps fight certain kinds of bacteria that cause pneumonia
and meningitis.

Anyway, I make sure that I remain healthy
and most important sober because I dont
want to lose anymore vital organs in and on
my body.

Same for all our motorcycle riding folks.

My husband has to put our smaller extra
gas tank back in the bike as well as wash, shine
and start her up so we can begin taking it out
during the nice Fall weather.

I'll keep you posted when I hear the motor
start which puts us closer to taking our over
due ride on the roads here in Baton Rouge.

This actually is my all time favorite time
of the yr., so i'm ready to ride.

As I say to my husband many time....

"All I want to do is ride. Just wanna ride..!!!"

Let's go..!!!!
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Hello Sr Bikers..!!!!

How is everyone doing today and is there
any motorcycle activity going on in your
neck of the words?

Nope, I haven't heard our Road King fired
up just yet. HOWEVER, my husband got
the smaller gas tank put back into the back
of our trike trunk. Then he bought some chrome
polish from the store to use when he begins
washing, waxing, polishing it up. Sooooo, a
little progress. Yay..!!!!

My husband is 70 and im close to 60. When
I met him 10yrs ago, he had a Harley Sportster
sitting in the garage and wasn't using it for
awhile due to the passing of his wife who who
had long term illness.

Anyway, it was during the mourning process
that he stopped riding his bike. Then, when I
came along and saw his motorcycle, I lite up
with excitement. For me, I had only ridden on
a bike many yrs ago maybe once or twice.

Then, he got excited about it again like I
was and the rest is history as we have ridden
to Sturgis about 4 times and to Daytona
several with lots of miles to and from.

Well, over the past few yrs, he has had some
major surgeries and has been on the mend
where pain doesn't have to keep him down.

Ive been kinda waiting to see if he wanted to
get back on the bike, but it has taken my interest
in wanting to get back on an ride again to get
him excited and interested too.

Even tho there is a few yrs difference between
us, he may not want to ride as we get further
down the road in age. I just dont know. So for
now, If he is willing to take us out for a ride
around town, then im all in.

I'll definitely hold onto all the memories and
the experiences we have shared together on
our motorcycle for sure and count our blessings
that we stay healthy together for many more
yrs ahead of us.

Okay guys, I just had to share a little bite
with you, my SR Biker family and friends.
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Morning Bikers...…

No sound yet. But I feel like it wont be
long. Yesterday, my husband got the bike
polished while I working in on Winterizing
my back yard gardens. It was pretty much
a long day for both of us.

Once we both stopped working, got the
dirt off us and settled downed, we both felt
the aches and pains from bending and
stretching. Our muscles, especially in the
back, lower back could be felt.

For him, going from moving Cinder blocks,
to hauling bags of dirt, and I promised I tried
to do most of the work, but, between the 2
of us, I believe we both want to do the work
by ourselves. Sooooo, I let him because he's
the man.

Now he's paying dearly for it with pain.

I try to remind him not to over do it, but,
he, just like me are set in our ways and you
cant argue with strong minded or willed
folks.

Anyway.....im pretty sure he will take it easy
for the next few days depending on how he feels.
Should be close tho with him starting that wonderful
sound of turning the engine on or firing it up.
Ohhhh yeah...!!!!!
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