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Dang!!! I dropped it again!!!!!

Well, I've been sick for the last month and the doctors took me off my arthritis medicine because my liver enzymes are a little elevated. So, I am feeling a little more pain these days and am not quite as strong as I used to be. However, since I hadn't ridden the bike in almost two months, and because it was sunny and 80* today, I fired her up, let her warm up and took a little 12 mile ride. I was a little shaky at first but soon I was riding a little more like normal. When I got home, I had to weave around a car in my driveway to get the bike in the garage. I came to a stop just as I got around the car and at the entrance to the garage and then proceeded to lose my balance and tumbled off to the right. Down she went! I tried to get her back upright the way they show you to do it but couldn't get her up. I had to get my neighbor to help me. By this time there was gasoline all over the driveway. I am really bummed out because this time the saddlebag on the right side came off in the fall and I scratched both of the mufflers. I am also bummed that it seems that the bike is really heavy to me right now. I'll keep trying though. I need to exercise more and build up my physical strength I guess. Just venting. Thanks.
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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 10:59 PM
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Doh! Good thing for the neighbor. Hope you get to feeling well fast!

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post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-01-2010, 11:12 PM
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Sorry to hear about the drop, we have all been there, done that. Treat it as just another learning moment with the 800lb Gorilla. glad you didn't get injured.


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Take your time and recover fully. I know it is aggravating with good weather and the bike just sitting there looking pretty but it will be there when you get healed up. I had some major oral surgery about 2 years ago (tonsils out, uvula out, some meat cut from the roof to half way down my throat) and didn't need to be on the bike due to the wind but my body was feeling about 85% due to the meds. I slacked off on meds so I could get riding time in without hearing the wifes mouth about riding while medicated. I had no mishap such as you but I did regret me taking the chance. Cheer up, heal up, and get the bike fixed at your own pace. The bike is a good friend and will sit by your side til you're ready for it. Good Luck.

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bit a little freeway concrete a couple years ago..took time to get back so take it easy...you'll be back ridin before you know it Red..take care
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scratches add personality, glad to hear you got the chance to go riding

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post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 12:36 AM
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I can totally relate to you. Had a triple by-pass on 2/19 and am not allowed to drive (a cage) until tomorrow. It has been the longest 6 weeks ever! I have only gotten enough nerve to roll the bike out of garage and let it run while I wipe all of the dust off of the X and roll it back in. I'm going to give it a couple more weeks before I get on the X full-time but the urge to hop on and ride sure is strong with the weather warming up.

Sorry about you dropping the bike but glad you are okay. Don't rush things - get all healed up first. Your post just convinced me that I need to heal up before trying my luck on the bike. I don't want to drop it just because I couldn't wait a couple more weeks.
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Sorry to hear about the drop. I've done it too and It's not easy getting the big bike back up. Glad your neighbor pitched in to help you. Best wishes on building up your strength.

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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-02-2010, 09:15 AM
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I dropped my bike when I was perfectly healthy and strong, so don't feel bad about it! Get healed up first. Bike's are much easier and cheaper to repair than our bodies, you don't want to do some type of permanent damage to yourself and not be able to ride again ever. Will be praying your healing process goes smooth and quick!

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