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#1 Unread post by Johnj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:44 pm

First, I'm ok. The bike (the 99 Concours) is somewhat worse off. I saw a bear cub of the left side of the road so I looked around for the cub's mama. By the time I looked back it was too late. To fast to make the curve I clamped down on the front brake hard, so I lost a lot of speed, but went down as soon as I left the pavement. I rolled to a stop, but the bike slid into the trees. Scott came riding up and told me to stay down so I did. I took stock of myself and sat up. I started to take the helmet off, but my right shoulder was protesting...I took my glasses off, undid the strap with my left hand and slid the helmet off. I put my glasses back on my face then started checking my legs, there is a minor pain coming from the right knee but nothing serious. Scott wants to know if I'm going to need EMT's and I tell him no. Scott tried to get the bike out of the trees, but needed a hand and I couldn't help. So we called the shop in Mena where I bought a tee shirt for the grand-daughter (named Mena) earlier, and they came out and picked up my bike and myself and took us back to town. I went to the hospital then and got checked out. The guys at Hog Country Cycles then found a guy to haul me and the bike home. So the damage is a separated shoulder for me and all new plastic for the 99 Connie.
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Re: Crashing in Arkansas

#2 Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 2:08 pm

Ouch...the shoulder may take a bit of time to heal...and the plastics for the Connie will be a few pennies, I would imagine...but nothing else hurt...you or the bike?

This has been a rough week...I think that's three I have read about...plus a couple not on the net that I know of through family or friends that are directly invovled...mid September must be a bad time to be riding...

Hope you heal fast and your insurance covers the bike...

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Re: Crashing in Arkansas

#3 Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:00 pm

Hey John, Man that sucks! I am so glad you are mostly okay but so sorry to hear about your shoulder. I wish you a speedy recovery and all that! Take good care of yourself.

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#4 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 16, 2011 3:33 pm

Dang, another crash I am reading about this week! September isn't a good month it seems for riding, I also had my crash in mid-September! (it would be an interesting poll to create: What month did you have an accident in)

Sorry to hear about your crash John and about your shoulder... Road distractions can be a killer. I guess the positive part is it could have been much worse (thank god you didn't hit the trees like the bike did!). Thankfully it is near the end of the riding season so you may not miss much! Do you have any photos of your bike you can post?

I hope there are no more crashes this year for anyone else.

Take care of that shoulder and the Connie.

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Re: Crashing in Arkansas

#5 Unread post by Johnj » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:24 pm

Insurance...did someone mention insurance? Well the bike shop showed up before any LEO's did so there is no Accident Report. We didn't call any EMT's to the sceen either. There is no record of me crashing in Oklahoma. I got hurt playing futbal with my buddies
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#6 Unread post by High_Side » Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:56 pm

Damn - everyone is dropping like flies this week. Hope the shoulder is OK. I've never seen a street-fightered Connie so maybe yours will be the first!

Get well soon.

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#7 Unread post by Wrider » Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:36 am

Glad you're relatively ok. Sorry to hear you're hurting though.
I also crashed in September, September 13th 2009, was a Sunday. Not that I have that memorized or anything.
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#8 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:36 am

Wrider wrote:I also crashed in September, September 13th 2009, was a Sunday. Not that I have that memorized or anything.
Well, I think that does it, I'll create a poll of "If you have had a crash, what month did you crash in" ... I'm guessing that September might be the worst month....

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#9 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:41 am

If you have had a crash, what month did you crash in Poll started: viewtopic.php?f=40&t=43551
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#10 Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:17 am

Sorry to hear about your crash John. I hope you have a speedy recovery.
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#11 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:57 pm

How are you feeling now?
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#12 Unread post by Johnj » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:35 am

Ok I guess. I had my first pt session yesterday so my shoulder is really sore now but if I stick with it the pain will just flow out of my body. Can I get an ice pack over here?

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#13 Unread post by blues2cruise » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:27 pm

Sure...plenty of ice to spare...... we'll carve up an iceberg for you. :wink:
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#14 Unread post by sunshine229 » Mon Oct 17, 2011 2:41 pm

PT will do you good. Best of luck with a full recovery!
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