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    With the idea then that it is still part of an investigation, please do yourself a favor and quit talking about it on here. It may cause you problems later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    My buddy and I used to ride the flat, deserted area just south of Lake Ontario in upstate New York. I enjoyed coming to an intersection and hitting the kill switch. Look left, look right, forward and back. Not another living thing as far as the eye could see. Like something out of North By Northwest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsandidge View Post
    Not on the GS, I was on the sportster. Car pulled right out in front of me. I was doing about 25 mph. I grabbed the brake and the car just kept coming. I swerved a bit to the left and the front tire hit the paint stripe. That's when I lost traction and went down. When I started the slide, the driver finally stopped. Thankfully, I never made contact with the car. The bike slid out ahead of me and I rolled sideways a couple revolutions. I've got some rash on my left knee and elbow. A jammed finger, sore shoulders, a sore rib, and a sore ankle. Overall, pretty minor injuries. The bike has fairly minor injuries too.
    It turns out the finger isn't just jammed, it's fractured. Waiting on an appointment with a hand specialist now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsandidge View Post
    It turns out the finger isn't just jammed, it's fractured. Waiting on an appointment with a hand specialist now.
    I was in the hospital for 4 days before we realized I had a fractured finger...gave me the option of putting pins in the finger or a splint. Since it was pretty straight we decided to do the splint....after 3.5 weeks the splint came off and now along with the finger beside it is wrapped in tape.

    Hope you are feeling better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor View Post

    Hope you are feeling better.
    Thanks, I am. I hope you are too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan W View Post
    They pull out even with eye contact. Back in the 80s Volvo did such a good job convincing buyers that they were safe there was an epidemic of Volvos pulling out. .
    Must have been those damped bumpers...
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    I hope you are healing well from your "get-off". Prayers for a quick recover.
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    Default First post-accident ride

    I'm grinning today. Had my first ride after the accident. It felt great. Just a short ride. I rebuilt the rear master cylinder on the GS and took it for a little spin before the rain moved back in. My finger is finally feeling better. I had surgery with 2 pins inserted. We tried a splint first, but it wasn't doing the trick. The pins came out last month, and the doctor finally released me this past Thursday. Range of motion isn't what it was, but it gets better each day.

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    That is excellent news!
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