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Strange246 01-20-2013 06:26 PM

Took the JKU Offroad Today
 
It was almost too easy, basically a rough fire road out to where I go target shooting today, 4 inches of snow, a few steep inclines, some loose rocks and some ice....The Duratracs didnt miss a beat and my wife was amazed how smooth the JKU rode over the bumps...Loved how much more effortlessly it did it than her TJ

ESP 01-20-2013 06:29 PM

Let see some pics.

Strange246 01-20-2013 06:33 PM

No pics today, I'm just out of a wheelchair on a walker recovering from a near fatal motoycycle accident back in August, pics next time ;)

ESP 01-20-2013 06:36 PM

Ouch, glad you ok.

We'll look forward to the pics next time. :thumb:

Sounds like a great time.

Strange246 01-20-2013 06:40 PM

Thanks I'm getting there, was a good time, I wont go out wheelin where I might get stuck, but I had to do a little today, going stir crazy....Plus my son wanted to shoot his new gun Santa-dad brought him...

Mikulas 01-20-2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Strange246 (Post 3253861)
No pics today, I'm just out of a wheelchair on a walker recovering from a near fatal motoycycle accident back in August, pics next time ;)

My prayers are with you, I was in that position a few years ago (after nearly 30 years of motorcycles as primary mode of transport). Bought my Jeep while in bed recovering from yet another surgery. So far it has been amazing.
Stay strong! :thumb:

Strange246 01-21-2013 02:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikulas (Post 3255114)
My prayers are with you, I was in that position a few years ago (after nearly 30 years of motorcycles as primary mode of transport). Bought my Jeep while in bed recovering from yet another surgery. So far it has been amazing.
Stay strong! :thumb:

Thank you, I've been riding for 27 myself, and bought my Jeep while I was still wheelchair bound! I'm basically on a walker now trying to get the muscles built back up and full motion back in my knee and ankle so I can walk on my own again.
In my case I was doing 75-80mph in a group on the highway in Illinois on the way to Sturgis for bike week, as we came over a small hill, a 73 year old woman had missed her exit and stopped in the fast lane to back up and take the cut across the median to go back, I swerved hard to the right to go around her and then she backed up into my path...

panthermark 01-21-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Strange246 (Post 3257046)
Thank you, I've been riding for 27 myself, and bought my Jeep while I was still wheelchair bound! I'm basically on a walker now trying to get the muscles built back up and full motion back in my knee and ankle so I can walk on my own again.
In my case I was doing 75-80mph in a group on the highway in Illinois on the way to Sturgis for bike week, as we came over a small hill, a 73 year old woman had missed her exit and stopped in the fast lane to back up and take the cut across the median to go back, I swerved hard to the right to go around her and then she backed up into my path...

Bummer man.... What the heck is wrong with some people?
Hopefully you were geared up.

Glad you are doing better....

Xcrossbow 01-21-2013 03:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Strange246 (Post 3257046)
Thank you, I've been riding for 27 myself, and bought my Jeep while I was still wheelchair bound! I'm basically on a walker now trying to get the muscles built back up and full motion back in my knee and ankle so I can walk on my own again.
In my case I was doing 75-80mph in a group on the highway in Illinois on the way to Sturgis for bike week, as we came over a small hill, a 73 year old woman had missed her exit and stopped in the fast lane to back up and take the cut across the median to go back, I swerved hard to the right to go around her and then she backed up into my path...

Good luck man. As a long time rider myself, something like that is my worst nightmare. While many times there is a story behind why someone does something really stupid, I still hope you end up owning just about everything she owns or will ever own. I'm cutting her some slack by saying "just about everything she owns" instead of everything she owns.

Con Artist 01-21-2013 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Strange246 (Post 3257046)
Thank you, I've been riding for 27 myself, and bought my Jeep while I was still wheelchair bound! I'm basically on a walker now trying to get the muscles built back up and full motion back in my knee and ankle so I can walk on my own again.
In my case I was doing 75-80mph in a group on the highway in Illinois on the way to Sturgis for bike week, as we came over a small hill, a 73 year old woman had missed her exit and stopped in the fast lane to back up and take the cut across the median to go back, I swerved hard to the right to go around her and then she backed up into my path...

:eek: What a dumbass! :nonono: I guess some jackasses are just too damned impatient to just do the right thing and get off at the next exit and backtrack. Risking someone else's life or my own just isn't worth the lost time it takes. :nonono:

Glad you're okay and glad you had fun offroad. These vehicles really will go almost anywhere... :thumb:

Strange246 01-21-2013 05:53 PM

Well I will say I'm ashamed to admit I was in a t-shirt and jeans, and a $30 half helmet, the helmet though not DOT approved saved my life, it looked like it was slammed by a sledgehammer...Even though I was in a t-shirt all I got on my upper body was roadrash on both arms, my forehead slammed into the top edge of my windshield and split open, slicing all the nerves and muscles in my forehead, 29 stitches to close it up, still have partial paralysis in my facial muscles....She was 73 and taking her daughter to a methadone clinic, reportedly the daughter was screaming at her and made her nervous...She's on Section 8 and owns nothing, her insurance policy was nothing to write home about either, thankfully her policy and my underinsured was enough to pay off all our bills, loans etc, allowed my wife to not work for 3 months to care for me, and bought me a new Harley Trike, but wont cover the year plus of physical therapy etc...Final count was 7 broken bones including my left femur broke in half and came out my inner thigh, my fibula snapped, heel bone fractured, foot broken in 4 places, my big toe was dislocated and broken, the forehead injury, and I flatlined in the ambulance, a week in the ICU, 3 weeks in the regular hospital room, atleast 18 months of physical therapy...all in all not fun....

Tweak 01-21-2013 06:08 PM

HOLY CRAP!

we had a guy not show up for work, it wasnt like him. he was riding with a group late at night and somebody was driving the wrong way on a highway off ramp. she was pretty much trying to get on the wrong side of the 163 while he was trying to exit. he ended up going over her car and slammed into a guardrail breaking his hand and femur.

driving in california taught me to look twice and listen for a bike.

i wish you a speedy recovery!

Xcrossbow 01-21-2013 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Strange246 (Post 3257838)
Well I will say I'm ashamed to admit I was in a t-shirt and jeans, and a $30 half helmet, the helmet though not DOT approved saved my life. ....She was 73 and taking her daughter to a methadone clinic, reportedly the daughter was screaming at her and made her nervous...She's on Section 8 and owns nothing, her insurance policy was nothing to write home about either..

Nothing to be ashamed of. 1st part of August and I'd be riding the exact same way with the same helmet.

As far as the woman, almost seems like misfortune follows her and her family and you and your family became victims.

Strange246 01-21-2013 06:50 PM

Thanks guys, the accident was 927am on August 4th in Bloomington Ill.

Here's 20 mins before:
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...toCA1RACJD.jpg

And when I bought my new scoot (still in a wheelchair obviously LOL):
http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o...-52-50_289.jpg


Ryan

Trailer Park Boys 01-21-2013 10:15 PM

I feel your pain. I went down this spring for the first time in over 35 years of riding. Was wearing a full face, padded jacket, padded pants, leather gloves, and motocross boots. Didn't have a scratch on me but broke 3 ribs, punctured and collapsed a lung, and a severe concussion. Worst part was I was off road about a mile from civilization. That was a hell of a walk/crawl to try and get help.

Good news is I'm back riding, just a lot slower now. :thumb:

Take it easy and have a quick recovery!

Strange246 01-22-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Trailer Park Boys (Post 3259397)
I feel your pain. I went down this spring for the first time in over 35 years of riding. Was wearing a full face, padded jacket, padded pants, leather gloves, and motocross boots. Didn't have a scratch on me but broke 3 ribs, punctured and collapsed a lung, and a severe concussion. Worst part was I was off road about a mile from civilization. That was a hell of a walk/crawl to try and get help.

Good news is I'm back riding, just a lot slower now. :thumb:

Take it easy and have a quick recovery!

Damn!

robskully 01-22-2013 09:34 AM

Hi Strange,
Wife and I ride Harley's also and she has a 2010 Trike.
Will definatly keep an eye out for you because we are
over your way all the time. We shop at the Walmart
there on Rt. 101. We live down in Pepperell, MA.
and come up thru Hollis.
Rob .....

Strange246 01-23-2013 02:25 PM

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Originally Posted by robskully (Post 3260789)
Hi Strange,
Wife and I ride Harley's also and she has a 2010 Trike.
Will definatly keep an eye out for you because we are
over your way all the time. We shop at the Walmart
there on Rt. 101. We live down in Pepperell, MA.
and come up thru Hollis.
Rob .....


Cool, flag us down!

Ryan


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