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Author Topic: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .  (Read 1717 times)

Jack Leis

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EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« on: January 08, 2013, 11:06:44 PM »
 Today was quite a wakeup call. Bare and I took off this morning for a ride thru Deluz Canyon . We decided to ride from there to Rice Canyon, a great twisty winding road when it happened. We were riding along at a nice SPIRITED pace when Bare went a little wide coming thru a turn, just missed a pickup truck and over corrected, went off the road, slammed into a big rock and bounced off it . The bike crashed and tumbled with Bare right behind it flopping all over like a rag doll. He was unconscious, all bloodied up laying on his face. It was horrible. I watched as the whole thing happened. After about 3 to 5 minutes he started to come around, still incoherent , wouldn't stay still and made it really tough to to try to keep him immobile till the medics arrived. The scissor happy paramedics had a field day on his riding gear. They hacked everything off him except his skivies the poor guy. I had to stay at the scene for the Highway paperwork then rode 20 miles to the closest hospital to be with him. In a nutshell, He suffered a concussion, broke I think it was 6 ribs and has some nasty gashes on his face. They are keeping him in the Hospital overnight for observation. His Guardian Angel was definitely at his side. The bike . . . smashed up for sure but who cares. I still have my buddy Bare. The moral of the story ? Don't ride over your head and ALWAYS wear clean underwear when you go riding.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 11:17:44 PM »
Glad to hear you still have a sense of humor after seeing this tragic event.
Even more glad to hear that bare is still with us.  I praying for his total recovery knowing full well that when he gets mobile again, his RE will get whatever it takes to fix it.
That, being down the road a ways, tell him to quit fussing about the bike and concentrate on getting his bod back in good order. :)
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Jack Leis

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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 11:20:25 PM »
Roger that Jim ! Thanks.
I would much rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow    Jack

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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2013, 06:19:24 AM »
Wow! So sorry to hear about Bare.  I always look forward to reading his posts.  Get well soon........  Live to Ride.
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2013, 07:52:44 AM »
I hope he heals quickly.
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2013, 10:06:24 AM »
Very sorry to hear it.
At least his gear protected him as much as possible.
I have had broken ribs, and it's no picnic, but at least he's still alive.

Best wishes for a quick recovery.
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2013, 11:40:29 AM »
I got the news from Jack this am, I'm still in shock, I meet Bare thru this forum, and have been on numerous rides with him and Jack, I'm praying for a speedy recovery.
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2013, 11:26:37 AM »
+1 dont ride over your head. a reminder for all of us. glad bare survived
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2013, 12:48:39 PM »
sorry to hear of the accident,wishing a speedy recovery.god bless

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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2013, 12:54:55 PM »
 I just got off the phone with Bare. He is still hospitalized and doing some physical therapy to help get the ribs back where they belong. Ouch !
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2013, 03:29:10 PM »
Thanks for letting us know.

His making it thru the first few days is a good sign.  Hopefully they are keeping him for a few more days to make sure clotting issues don't come up.
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2013, 07:20:35 PM »
Glad to c he's okay...He must have been hitting it hard...These bikes r so easy to lean..Thank God he's going to be okay and tell him we wish him a speedy recovery...
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2013, 10:02:59 PM »
So sorry to hear about his accident.  Get well soon!
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 11:15:53 AM »
Wishing Bare a speedy recovery. Get well soon. My thoughts are with you, Brother!
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Re: EPIC RIDE GONE BAD . . . .
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2013, 01:39:40 PM »
I just talked to Bare he sounded good, he's hoping to go home today.
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