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skipnchar

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Posted: 10/05/13 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My latest RV Adventure was a motorcycle trip accross counntry to ride the blueridge parkway. took a week out and traveled 2800 miles in one week and had a wonderful trip.

Several days after I returned I was riding near a favorite scenic drive near home and met up with a heard of deer on the road. I hit one broadside at about 60 MPH and that's about all I can (want to) remember. My bike trapped my right leg under it and burned me saverely alone with LOTS of road rash (which they also treat as a burn). I spent three weeks in the KUMC burn unit heavily sedated and was finally released last week. Underwent about a half dozen skin grafts and have an ankle that is only about half there at this time.

It's been a painful and enlightening time for me but it does look like I will likely survive and recover mostly. I was very lucky that I had no head injury even though I wasn't wearing a helmet.

Just thought I'd drop a few lines to bring all my friends up to date with my latest folly.

Happy travels to everyone and be safe out there.
Skip


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Posted: 10/05/13 03:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow! Glad to hear you're alive and on the mend! Best wishes to you for
a speedy and full recovery, Friend!


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Posted: 10/05/13 03:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Glad you're back. Take care.

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Posted: 10/05/13 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Skip, glad to hear that you're still with us, I know you'll probably be some time before you get back to camping, but you might want to stick with the big Ford & leave the bike at home, (at least for a while).


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Posted: 10/05/13 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey Skip - Ouch... I never learned the real trick to get on top of the bike in my few adventures way back then...

Someone on here mentioned you wasn't checking in anywhere so I went looking as well and couldn't anything prior to early September.

Wishing you a hurry-up recovery...

Roy Ken


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Posted: 10/05/13 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wow!!! You've really been thru the wringer. Glad to hear you're on the mend.....thoughts and prayers from here for your continued recovery.

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Posted: 10/05/13 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Skip.........

Thanks for posting. Hadn't seen any of your posts for awhile and was beginning to wonder.

Remember....just because WE can still do what we used to do as a youngster WE take longer to recover

Glad you are starting to see the end of heal time.
Take care of yourself.........and what's up with the no 'brain bucket'?


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Posted: 10/05/13 03:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I was wondering where you've been! Very sorry about the reason for your absence.
Wishing you a speedy and full recovery!

* This post was edited 10/06/13 12:26am by an administrator/moderator *


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Posted: 10/05/13 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ouch


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Posted: 10/05/13 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In the blink of an eye your life can change, lucky for you your still here, but it could have been really nasty. I like reading your posts and glad your on the mend.


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