Borepatch does not bounce right. UPDATE

Our host and primary author broke 5 ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident. He is currently hospitalized. He was awake and conscious enough to be able to send me that information. I don’t have anything else right now.

via Borepatch: Borepatch Took a Spill.

Here is to quick recovery and the fact you did not leave thy brains all over the place.

Get well soon and sue the asphalt!

UPDATE:

7 broken ribs, a broken collar bone, and a bruised lung. I was lucky that the lung didn’t collapse or get punctured. They had me in the ICU for almost 24 hours. The guy in the next room didn’t make it this morning. I guess it could have been worse.

We were riding along route 98 getting ready to turn left to cross the bridge to Navarre beach. Traffic was stopped at the light.

Construction was under way, and the turn lane had had the blacktop ground down, ready to be resurfaced. There was a lip in the road top which I was watching.

What I didn’t see were the craters under the old blacktop, and my front tire dropped into a valley that wouldn’t let the wheel turn. The bike wrenched down, hard. On me.

It was nice that almost instantly there were a half dozen people around helping. One guy lifted the bike off my leg. A waitress from Waffle House put a towel under my head as a pillow.

I had only been going 10 MPH coming up to the light. I think that going either slower or faster would have let me keep control.

I didn’t do an inspection of the bike but it looks like it’s OK other than the windscreen which was busted up. Maybe there’s more wrong but that will have to wait.

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2 Replies to “Borepatch does not bounce right. UPDATE”

  1. As a Patriot Guard Rider with a Harley Davidson Ultrea that I laid down on June 30 this year I hope that you are doing well and that you get back to riding asap
    For me, I lost my front brake and came up on some cars that had stopped really quick at a light. So it was lay her down or eat the back end of a welding Ford Dually…
    All I got was some road rash on my right arm and my knee.
    I’m glad you are pretty much OK and I hope that you get right back on the bike and keep riding.
    I actually did think about selling my bike and getting a cage…
    That lasted about 45 seconds…
    Seriously, PM me if you can from Facebook so we can connect.
    I am glad you are generally OK, but I know you are awfully sore !!! I know I was.
    Thanks and I will add say a prayer of gratitude for great Guardian Angels !!!




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