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12-03-2003 3:16 AM
Tank69
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Dano, glad you are OK, the bike can be fixed.

Damnit, get yourself healed up and the bike fixed so I can ride with you!

Tank
12-02-2003 8:38 AM
Zeeman
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Glad u r OK Hope you heal up quick, and hope the bike isn't too bad. Hate hearing about crashes, but I like hearing people not getting hurt too badly. May as well relax and enjoy some rest..




Z...
12-02-2003 2:31 AM
ratter
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

sorry to hear about your accident, but glad to hear you are ok
12-02-2003 12:17 AM
GhostRider
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Don't beat yourself up too much over it. It's a learning experience. Glad you're ok. Heal quick and hope your bike looks new quick.
12-01-2003 10:17 PM
Ice
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Glad your ok DANO
12-01-2003 9:38 PM
zenblader
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Like they said in ground school "...any landing you can walk away from is a good landing." Any crash you can walk away from is just a "learning" experience. The bike can be fixed. Glad you're okay.
12-01-2003 8:22 PM
ND4SPD
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Glad you're ok man. Take some time to heal up
12-01-2003 8:16 PM
Bacchus
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Oh man, sorry to read this post Dano That has to hurt a lot seeing your beautiful baby all dinged up. Just glad to hear that you were not hurt worse. Yes, Kitt Peak (as most mtn. roads, I would assume) has a couple or so of the dreaded decreasing radius turns.

Just a thought - were you guys riding fairly early in the morning? One thing we southern Arizonans tend to forget is the possibility of ice, especially at the higher altitudes. But mtn. roads usually have a few short sections that are shaded all day, or at least for a large portion of the day and those areas have the potential to really bite you in the ass.

Hope your bike looks like new soon!

12-01-2003 3:53 PM
CBRVFR
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Thanks for the additional explanation, Reaper. I think we learn from each other's experiences, and you were very forthright in your assessment..

To paraphrase Nietzsche, "that which doesn't kill us makes us better riders.."

Heal quick !

Dave
12-01-2003 2:06 PM
K9inAZ
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Dano,

Sorry to hear about your crash! But glad to hear your OK, man sounds like it could have been alot worse.

Hopefully you'll heal up quick!

Rick
12-01-2003 1:46 PM
ReaperAZ
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

CBRVFR: It was a decreasing radius left turn. That momentary lapse of concentration made me miss the apex and I went wide. I tried to tell myself to just lean and give a little more throttle but that just didn't happen. When I hit the rock it launched the bike into the air and when it landed it rolled a bit then slid on it's left side. As far as what gear I had on....my SPEED Channel Arai Corsair, Frank Thomas jacket from my two piece suit I just bought, Joe Rocket Phx gloves, jeans, and my swat boots. I f I had been wearing my A-stars boots I wouldn't have twisted my ankle. I always wear them but yesterday decided not to. The jacket has a mark on the right elbow from the rocks I slid in. Thank God for CE armor. My helmet doesn't have a single scratch on it even though I slid face first in the gravel and rocks. Rick at Offbeat must have put like 30 coats of clearcoat on it. I'm just glad I wlaked...wel limped away. It could have been much worse and the bike parts are replacable so I'm not to bothered by it. Just a little miffed at myslef for losing my concentration for that spilt second. I have always been a cautious rider and always ride within my limits, just goes to show that even the safest rider can have a brain fart from time to time.

Dano
12-01-2003 1:40 PM
Motopilot
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Glad you didn't get hurt worse than you did. It has been a bummer of a year for motorcycle accidents.
12-01-2003 12:25 PM
CBRVFR
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Glad you're OK.

Were you turning left and went wide, or did you cross the line on a right? ( confused, with damage on left side of bike)

Also, what were you wearing in the way of protective gear? Big rocks....(shudder)
12-01-2003 12:23 PM
Smitty
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Sorry to hear about the prang. Any laps of thinking can really screw up a rider while a cage driver does better due to four wheels doing the balancing.

Hope physical injuries were as light as you thought & you can bet the bike back to proper form at a not to ghastly price.
12-01-2003 11:09 AM
tigerblade
Re: The Reaper came callin yesterday.(long)

Sorry to hear about your accident. Glad it wasn't worse.
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