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03-18-2009 01:12 AM
denny6006 prayers and thoughts with you AJ ,My son broke his clavicle on his moped cruising cheap in Louisville, He was back to work in about 5 or 6 weeks blowing glass by hand ,pretty heavy lifting so I suspect you will be miserable awhile but get over it,DEnny



03-17-2009 09:44 PM
gusdaman89
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Originally Posted by LibertyPilot View Post
Two of my 3 "close calls" have been with Lexus SUVs. Both times the yuppy lady drivers were on their cell phones. I said to myself, "Thanks for not killing me, Lexass!" although they could've and probably never even known it. If not for defensive riding and a predetermined escape route, I'd probably would've been a memory...
Same here- my first close call this past summer- some jerk was talking on a cell phone stopped in the middle of a street- and as soon as I went to go around him he pulled right over into my lane.

Wishing you the best AJ.
03-17-2009 05:11 PM
BigT I haven't been on the site for a coupe of days AJ. Sorry to hear about your get off man, but glad that you're relatively OK. Heal up quick and keep us posted on how you're doing.
03-16-2009 04:26 PM
FlaRider Hey AJ --

I'm glad there's no surgery. The recovery will be much faster!

Thanx for posting the details. Learning from your incident can be very valuable to the rest of us!

Here's to a fast recovery!


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Originally Posted by AJCruzin View Post
just got back from the doc. no surgery. they gave me a sling that is a bit better than the one i got from the er on thursday.

short version of the crash. i made a left turn onto a 6 lane plus turn lane main street. bitch in a lexus had just pulled out of a corner mall deal and was in the far right lane. im in 1st gear, still wary when she decides to make a u turn across all lanes. i grabbed WAY too much front brake and my bike immediately washed out into a lowside to the left, slamming me down onto my shoulder and knee, flipping me into the oncoming turn lane. the bike didn't slide more than a couple feet. i never actually it her car. thank god there were no cars coming from the other direction, which of course is why she was trying a uturn. and thank god for the bystanders who ran into the street to stop the people who were also turning behind me on the green arrow. another rider was kind enough to pick up my bike and move it out of the street. the lady at this point is offering me a ride home. i looked her dead in the face and asked "haven't you ****ed me bad enough at this point?" made sense to me at the time. she was not going to call 911. good thing 6 other people were already doing so. paramedics came followed by lapd and y'all pretty much know the rest. the lead officer rides a vulcan/nomad 1600 so when she told him "he came out of NOWHERE!" he laughed at her.

the lesson to be learned here is never grab a handful of brake. nothing good ever came out of it.
03-16-2009 09:54 AM
thom1 Wishing AJC a full and fast recovery
03-16-2009 09:17 AM
LibertyPilot Two of my 3 "close calls" have been with Lexus SUVs. Both times the yuppy lady drivers were on their cell phones. I said to myself, "Thanks for not killing me, Lexass!" although they could've and probably never even known it. If not for defensive riding and a predetermined escape route, I'd probably would've been a memory...
03-15-2009 12:27 PM
hyperbuzzin
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Originally Posted by Dianna View Post
.... I have this theory that as the price of the vehicle goes up,
the requirement for intelligence does down.
So far my theory seems to be pretty darn solid.
X2!!
Especially when it comes to the seemingly easy task of using turnsignals!!!
(or maybe those are options on the more expensive cars that the owners don't feel the need to purchase??!! LOL)
03-15-2009 11:56 AM
AJCruzin
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Originally Posted by 750Doug View Post
Around here, the cage drivers aren't used to seeing/dealing with bikes in spring, after the winter driving and sharing road with cars and trucks only, so alot more close calls happen, but there's always those who are terminally stuck in their own little world, and it usually takes some sort of loud explosion to snap them into reality...

Anyway, AJ, Scorpion Helmet? Which model?

And what made you ride the that bike rather than the 650R?
(I'm going to try hard to get one of those this year BTW)
the helmet is called "dogfight" exo400 line. i love it! and as much as i love my 650, my 250 is my daily driver for work. lighter and easier tohandle while lane splitting cause it's narrower. i'mphilosophical about the damage to the bike cause it could have been worse - i could be hurt a LOT worse. bu i'd b a lot more pissed had it been my 650.of course that bike may not have been damaged as badly with the sliders. aw hell, who knows. i can alwaya buy more bikes make more money and fix broken plastic. i can't buy a new me so all in all i guess i'm as lucky as i could be given the situation.
03-15-2009 10:27 AM
Dianna Hey AJ, sorry I am late in getting to this but glad you are still with us.
Heal well and don't sign off on any insurance claims until you are satisfied!

Now I'd be amiss if I didn't throw out some sort of safety stuff here.
Wear your gear people! AJ could have ended up a lot worse if he hadn't been. Shoulder pins, therapy, not to mention roadrash, concussion etc!
And for those just getting back into riding season.. remember, Most cagers just don't see us anyway and even more so in the Spring. We have faded from their memories over the past 3-6 months and the morons have to be reconditioned to remember they have to share the road with us.
It would be great if AJ were our sacrificial lamb and the only report this year of one of ours being hit, but so far.. there are two, and it's only March.
Practice your defensive riding skills, take an experienced riders course.. Probably wouldn't have helped in either situation but.. there's always going to be more oppurtunities. At least let the riders on two wheels be the ones with the 'street smarts'

I did catch the mention that she was in a Lexus.. I have this theory that as the price of the vehicle goes up, the requirement for intelligence does down. So far my theory seems to be pretty darn solid..

All the best to you AJ (And I'm sure glad one of the LAPD is a rider too!)
03-15-2009 08:50 AM
antiq
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Originally Posted by AJCruzin View Post
once my insurance company is done with hers theyget to deal with ME on the injury claim. not being able to drive has disrupted my entire family, since i am responsible for getting my boy to school, not to mention getting to work. and i have to limit my movement since there is no cast so it heals properly, so i can't do jack even though i'm bored OUT OF MY SKULL!!!

i have a f/u appt on 4/14 for new xrays and progress check. my wife said my entire torso on the left is swollen front to back.
Bring your pictures and take her in front of judge Judy Scheindlin. Would make a great show.
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