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rschmidt  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 25, 2016 7:05:20 AM(UTC)
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Hello all,

Given my recent and ongoing disabilities due to a June motorcycle accident, I have been putting up some of my earliest videos from 2014. I'll be paralleling the season dates to the calendar. I hope to be back on the water by January 2017. Wish me luck! R
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DanE  
#2 Posted : Monday, July 25, 2016 8:47:19 AM(UTC)
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Sorry to hear about the accident. Hope your recovery goes well and you are back and better than ever next year! ThumpUp
shebs  
#3 Posted : Monday, July 25, 2016 2:27:13 PM(UTC)
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Gotta keep that youtube $$ comin in Flapper
A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work. ~Author Unknown
Modern Translation, with respect for the Notorious B.I.G. : "Fuck Money, Get Fishes"
Mark Dahlquist  
#4 Posted : Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:02:37 PM(UTC)
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What did you break during the accident? Sorry to hear. I'm a biker too.
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rschmidt  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:51:11 AM(UTC)
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Ah Mark good seeing ya at Troutfest. I had fixed up a 1980 KZ1000 from split cases and full frame off redo. I took a large vetter fairing off the front. I had but about 500 miles on the bike this spring. Added a plain shield. On June 16 I went for a gas up and short ride before dinner. Came around a turn at highway speeds and got a violent front suspension tank slapper. The bike high sided and tossed me 160ft on the side of the road, luckily witnessed and luckily not thrown on the pavement.

I was flown from Ellsworth to Regions hospital. Five surgeries and 22 days of hospital I am back home and back at work.

Injuries
1. left distal ulnar/wrist open fracture - 2 surgeries with at least one left to take the 8" bridge bar out. I have limited hand and finger strength now and will lose some forearm rotation. This is my reeling hand.
2. left collarbone fracture in four places. Surgery to plate and place 8 screws. This is permanent. TSA is gonna feel me up every time now.
3. left knee, sheered patella tendon. Surgery to place a cadaver tendon. No other apparent knee damage.
4. 18 staples in the head, thankfully no brain injury (still as smart as I ever was) hahahaha.

All in all pretty miraculous that I was not killed. No helmet or jacket on. Some assorted road rash but that is all healed now. I have never been afraid of bike and riding and still am not, but after 30 years and nearly 300,000 miles I have decided to hang it up. Having nearly died, being injured, and seeing my family deal with this i just can't voluntarily put myself in the same situation. Peace and ride safe. The trout in Pierce County have been sighing in relief, but i will be back at it. Hopefully in October or January 2017. R
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ilikefood  
#6 Posted : Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:39:51 AM(UTC)
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Ron, very glad to see you back home and on the board! I was worried about you for awhile. Take care of yourself and don't push the recovery. The fish will still be in the streams.
What was big was not the trout, but the chance. What was full was not my creel, but my memory.
- Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac, p. 40 (Oxford University Press, 1949).
rschmidt  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:15:25 AM(UTC)
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Thank you. Glad to b sucking air Woot

R
weiliwen  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, July 27, 2016 7:53:41 AM(UTC)
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The back of my legs got a funny feeling when I saw those injuries. Great advertisement for full helmet and riding leathers.
Bob Williams, "Weiliwen"
rschmidt  
#9 Posted : Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:15:47 PM(UTC)
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Yep gear would have helped the knee for sure. The jeans did not offer protection. Not sure the force alone would have been alleviated. Grateful I am only injured as much as I have been. I will heal. R
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