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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thank goodness I have extended coverage through my work. Physiotherapy is not covered under the provincial Health Plan. By the way, there is no such thing as no medical bills. Whatever you don't pay upfront you pay through extremely high taxes! The Canadian model when it comes to Health Care is pay me now or pay me later.
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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 10:13 AM
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No shame brother, it happens. Hope your arm gets feeling better as our riding season is coming to an end.


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Stuff happens unfortunately, I hope you get over this soon MrJo. Not a MC story, but my son and a friend of his built a new big porch and deck, steps and a ramp (for future use) for us recently to replace the old smaller one that was falling apart. The floor of the old deck was level with the door threshold and that's what we've been walking across for 20 something years. The floor of the new one is slightly lower making it a 3 to 4 inch step up into the house. Pretty small yes, but people are creatures of habit. The first day we used it, we all three tripped going into the house, me first and I fell hard, then after telling me to watch out for that step my wife tripped on it, and a few hours later our son who built it also tripped on it, but he was able to recover his balance before going down and my wife was ok. I jammed up the two middle fingers on my right hand real good breaking my fall and have a sore back and am sore all over. After a week it's getting somewhat better but the fingers are still tender and it hurts to use the vtx front brake. None of us ever tripped on it again, and I got one of those rubber door matts that's like a small ramp, elevated on one side, just for good measure.
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I guess if there's any consolation to the story, is that the riding season here in Ontario Canada is coming to an end within the next six to eight weeks or so. My morning commute to work has becoming much more chili and I need to use my good old electric vest to keep me warm during that cold commute.
For me the biggest pain I go through is the pain of not riding probably for the next five to six months of the year due to the Long Cold Winters we have here in the Northeast. The only therapy for that is if I had the time and money to move to a warmer climate.
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It was 45 here this morning on my ride to work.

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Yeah, we're seeing closer to freezing here in the mornings. Still getting into the 60's and 70's during the day, some days, but the mornings are definitely dress for warmth rides.


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Yeah, stuff happens. Sorry to hear you're in pain and wishing you speedy recovery so that you can enjoy the nice fall weather before winter hits.

I can tell you from personal experience that the engine guards (crash bars) help stop the bike from falling over completely and they make it easy to get the beast upright solo.
Though I would never admit to dropping the bike. Ever. That never happened. Never ever. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

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post #18 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the well wishes! I guess for me the pain of Shame is much more than any physical pain. That's why I had to get it out on some forum because it is so unlike my character to be that irresponsible and not put down the kickstand when fumbling for my keys. I guess if there is any positive lesson from here is that I am going to be much more Mindful and not ever, ever make the same mistake again!
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wishing you a full recovery brother, i have few aches and pains from wrestling the bike around over the years.


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Thanks for the well wishes! I guess for me the pain of Shame is much more than any physical pain. That's why I had to get it out on some forum because it is so unlike my character to be that irresponsible and not put down the kickstand when fumbling for my keys. I guess if there is any positive lesson from here is that I am going to be much more Mindful and not ever, ever make the same mistake again!
I said that the last time I almost dropped the bike.

and the time before that.....

and the time before that.....

and the time before that....

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