Featured Then---and Now. Thank You To My Forum Friends Who Helped Me Hang In There!

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  1. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Awww, you're welcome, @Octoberon. And thank you for your kind words. :kissing_heart::heart:

    One of the things I've been thinking about a lot lately is that I want to strive to be a more positive force and voice each day rather than a being a complainer and a negative force. That's often easier said than done but in my own small way I am doing my upmost each day to contribute in a positive way to those around me personally and professionally and not be a "Debbie Downer". (Sorry to the Debbie's out there, nothing personal!)
     
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  2. Wessa

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    So pleased that you have recovered so well and have put your accident behind you. And all of it was with the backdrop of the pandemic... you are a great inspiration for us all @Sandi T. so positive and lively post and contribution on the forum.
     
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  3. joe mc donald

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    You are awesome. You know we all knew you would never be beaten and you proved us right. That's why we all love you so much.
    Hugs
    Joe:sun::cool:
     
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  4. pistonbroke

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    I’ve said it before Sandi, you’re an inspiration, keep on keeping on girl!:cool:
     
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  5. Lou160487

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    Glad you put it behind you. And the future looks positive. I think your result is evidence that a positive attitude goes a long way towards recovery.
     
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    What a lovey story from start to current. Didn’t follow it all but plenty have on here. Eric
     
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  7. Peter B

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    Amazing recovery Sandi
     
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  8. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks, Peter. I'm very grateful that the things that I broke are things that heal. :heart: Not to mention the fact that I broke my left elbow and I'm extremely right hand dominant! :joy:
     
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  9. unclescratch

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    Wow ! I never knew of your situation(s). Lots of empathy for you, I got a nice, 4-inch long, platinum(?), titanium(?) screw into my right olecranon (elbow) from a tobogganing accident in the Uinta Mts. along the Wy/Ut border. Doesn't bother me at all, but I have never been able to throw a ball w/my right arm since. Never flown an airplane, but tried to fly my 1974 Trident once. Just once. A bachelor at the time and wouldn't you know it the single Lady upstairs was head nurse at the hospital. No Foolin ! Did crash on a 20-inch schwinn bicycle as a kid while trying to bring home a bag full of groceries for Mom. Got my junk wacked and bleeding some but recovered soon after.
    Probably good you were down some during this pandemic, not much else going on. I am also more than ready for 2021. Installed new (to me) footboards this winter and anxious to get some miles on them. So here we (all) go ! Stay Positive and Test Negative !
     
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  10. Hubaxe

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    I'm an almost newbie on the forum, was not there while this accident happened.
    It's really good to have someone like you there. One year after the accident only and here you are, fortified, with new bikes to ride on!
    Amazing path from the wheelchair up to now :)
     
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  11. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Sounds like we may have the same or similar hardware in our olecranons, @unclescratch! I wish mine didn't bother me but it bothers me quite a lot. Maybe as time goes on it won't be so annoying. Sounds like you've had your share of "offs" from a variety of vehicles! :eek:

    Yes, if ever I was going to be laid up, it was probably during a pandemic. I love your last sentence: "Stay Positive and Test Negative". :):joy: Great advice. ;)
     
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  12. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks, @Hubaxe. Yes, it has been quite the year all the way around. Certainly a perspective-changer for me. It's also amazing how fast this past year has gone by. I would have thought it would be the opposite--that between an accident and a pandemic that time would drag.

    Yes, a highlight of 2020 for me personally was winding up with my two new bikes. And under some odd circumstances. I really think that if not for my accident and the pandemic and losing a job and _____(Insert other 2020 wackiness) that my two previous Harleys would still be gracing my garage. Another story for another time. Well, it definitely gives me good stories to share about how my current bikes came to be my current bikes. :)

    When it came time to get back on a motorcycle at the beginning of August, I was especially grateful to have my Speed Triple with it's lighter overall weight compared to my Harleys along with a lighter clutch pull and a quick shifter that I could use if my hand needed a break. It was a good month and a half before I ventured out on my Street Glide which weighs about 350 pounds more than Speedy.
     
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  13. Peter B

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    A while ago I had to have both my hips replaced, the consultant told me it was probably due to carrying lots of gear up and down hills / playing rugby / falling off motorbikes / falling off rock faces / being stupid.
    Then after a year had a recall as they'd put faulty hips in.
    Then had a few years, with hips being re-replaced again, where the consultant gave me a list of things not to do.
    I gave my bike away to my B-I-L before the first ops as I couldn't get on it (or off it).
    Last year, after five years, I was told I could start behaving as normal - all the bone had regrown where it was needed.
    Guess what, went for a walk and came back with a Sprint GT.
    I love it. Shame it's snowing / raining here now.
     
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  14. Sandi T

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    Wow, Peter! That is truly amazing. And it certainly puts my comparatively minor injuries and recovery to shame. I am so glad to read that you’re back with a Sprint that you love and you’re able to ride again! Good for you for hanging in there. Thanks for sharing. You’re an inspiration! :kissing_heart::heart:
     
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  15. Peter B

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    :joy::joy: tend to regard it as a pain in the arse ( to use an anglosaxon term :joy::joy:).
     
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  16. joe mc donald

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    God I got this all wrong all this time. I though it was your arm. Sorry.
    Brotherly Love
    Joe.
     
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  17. joe mc donald

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    Yes like Sandi T says glad you conquered the pain and suffering and made it back to us.
    God Bless
    Joe.
     
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  18. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    That is was, Joe. My arm and my pelvis. You got it right for sure. :joy::grinning::heart::heart::heart:
     
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    May you have a great motorcycle riding year. Stay away from the skinny tire bicycles as two grains of sand on the road is all it takes. Big honking MTB tires are more flat resistant and offer better exercise anyway. Been on the rowing machine nightly at the YMCA in anticipation of riding weather. New GF is a rider and her BFF is a MSF instructor. Cheers!
     
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  20. Sandi T

    Sandi T It's ride o'clock somewhere!
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    Thanks, ODA, and cheers back ! Go glad that new GF rides and that from the sounds of it that things are going well for you. 'Bout time! :heart:
     
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