Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Be careful out there!

See this?  It's a killer, or at least a motorcycle hazard.
My DH was returning home from Laguna Seca and while on Hwy 3 near Weaverville, hit one of these vermin.  He want straight over the fairing, apparently landing on his left side and sliding down the pavement scrubbing off speed as he went.

He wear GOOD gear, as do I when I ride horses.  Here is what his gear looks like now:
Please, everyone, use your safety gear when riding, or skiing, or boating etc!!  Mr. biblioblog is doing well with only bumps and bruises and road rash on a hand.  A full face helmet saved him from serious injury.

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    1. Thanks Michelle. You know, I wear a helmet every ride (horses and bikes), and feel goofy occasionally. But the picture above shows what would have happened to his face!

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  2. Oh, my! I'm glad to read that the injuries were minor, though, I'm sure, the fright must have been horrendous. Wishes for a very speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks!! I can only be a nice nurse for so long, and then I get surly... :-)

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  3. ::gulp:: Glad he's OK! How abut the deer?

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    1. Oh Jillian, I'm sorry to say that he (3 pt buck) ran off into the woods. When the Highway Patrol got there, the officer found him dying and dispatched him humanely.

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  4. Today while I was out and about I saw someone riding wearing shorts and a t-shirt. It always makes me cringe. So glad your rider is smarter and (mostly) intact.

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  5. Wow, what a scare that must have been. I'm glad that he's okay. You and your Mr. should be invited to make a PSA -- in exchange for new safety gear. Best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery and that he can get back out there soon. When I see people riding motorcycles wearing sleeveless vests and shorts and sneakers, I just shudder at the possibilities. (P.S. Hill Street Blues reference in the title of your post?)

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    1. Yes, Sandra, Hill Street Blues! You are the winner. uhhh, prize? nada. What is a PSA?

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    2. PSA = public service announcement

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  6. Glad your hubbie is ok, but sorry that this happened, for both parties involved!

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    1. thank you sharon! It was an awful phone call to receive.

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  7. Thank heavens for good gear! Another who doesn't mount a horse without a helmet, proper footwear, and with our woody area, usually a long sleeved shirt. As to wearing shorts riding (horses), how uncomfortable THAT must be. Sending lots of get well wishes to Mr. Biblio and wondering when the new bike shopping will begin....:)

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  8. It is so good to read that your husband will be ok. What a scare! I'm so glad you both take wearing the proper safety gear seriously! Wish others would too. Here in HI there is no helmet law. I cannot even imagine riding without a helmet.

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    1. Really! I have a fear of being brain dead and forcing my loved ones to deal with that.

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  9. I am so thankful for that gear! My husband was riding in the mountains one day and didn't make it around a curve. He slid sideways and down into a canyon. A bush stopped his fall a few yards down. The motorcycle fell all the way down to the bottom before it stopped. I'm so glad your husband is OK. That gear is worth every penny!

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    1. Claire-that must have been awful! So glad he was caught by the bush.

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  10. Thank God for safety gear. Glad to hear hubby wasn't badly injured and here's praying for a speedy recovery.

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  11. Oh, Mary, so sorry you and DH have to go through this! Thank god he's ok...my youngest daughter rode a motorcycle for years, and although she was always leathered up, I worried all the time...

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    1. Hi Margy, does she still ride??? Thanks for the good wishes.

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  12. Mary, Im.so Sorry To Hear This. Truly Glad That He Is Ok ThouGh.... Take.Care!

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  13. Glad he's okay! We had a friend who encountered a cow when he was on a bike... didn't fare nearly as well as your hubby. Wound up in traction for a long time.
    So it's good you're both smart enough to wear appropriate safety gear and so glad that's his helmet and not his face. Road rash is painful! Sending you calming thoughts for your nursing adventure!

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    1. Thank you Lynda...I am glad it wasn't a cow also! He would have been hanburger (sorry, couldn't help it).

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  14. How frightening for both of you! I'm glad to hear he was well protected and came away "lightly" bruised! We have no helmet law here in CT, and it's scary to see the way the bikers dress (or under-dress!) Best wishes :)

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  15. Oh no! I hope he recovers quickly. I expect the poor "vermin" came off worse though :(

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    1. yes, deer was shot by the Highway Patrol officer after being found in the brush a ways off. DH is healing well...

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  16. Should be ready for my next "reveal" tomorrow.

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  17. Ouch. Glad you are both street smart, what a sad fright. Your self-description as a nurse has me laughing...I'm the same way :-)

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    1. Coco, we have some characteristics in common. :-) I am happy to help him feel better, and monitor his Vicoden, but I can only step n' fetch for a few days at a time!

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  18. That must have been so scary! I am glad to hear he is doing well.

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  19. ACK! Good reminder to use the proper tools.

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  20. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's accident.. Proud he is ok, with only bruises and bumps.. YOu are so right.. Everyone should wear their protective gear.
    Sending prayers for a speedy recovery for hubby.

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  21. Yikes, just looking at the gear should make everyone take your warning seriously. We're on a long weekend holiday in the mountains and are extra careful driving at night because of local deer. Can hardly imagine the shock of hitting such an animal on a bike! Glad it's a happy ending.

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