Another Wreck

@nanette64 (17612)
Fairfield, Texas
May 16, 2017 9:11am CST
I've mentioned before that my 46-year-old daughter Lisa over the last couple of years has had a fascination with motorcycles; particularly Harley Davidson's and that she bought one. She's had 2 wrecks in that time-frame and fortunately has just come out with scrapes. Well, on Saturday she was practicing for a 100-mile run for a charity cause and while enroute, laid the bike down. She was #3 in line. Her husband and friend were ahead of her racing and acting like idiots. They had just crossed over a hill and when Lisa topped the same hill, she realized that her idiot husband and friend were side by side and had slowed way down (like they were getting ready to race each other). She couldn't go to the right of them as there was no shoulder and she couldn't go to the left of them as that would have been in oncoming traffic and she couldn't go between them as they were too close to each other. Sooooooo, she slammed on the brakes and when she did, the rear tire went out from under her. She and the bike went skidding down the highway. The bikers following behind her saw the wreck and called an ambulance. She bruised her right shoulder and her arm is in a sling. She lost most of the flesh on her right elbow and both knees. Thankfully she was wearing full gear or it could have been much worse. This makes wreck #3 and I told her it might be time to think about getting on that bike again as #4 could be her final ride.
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@LadyDuck (158018)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
She is still young, but aging, our reflex slow down and I fully agree that the next time can be the final ride.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
And ya know what her husband said to her? You should have only hit the back brake. She took off her helmet and threw it at him. Hell of a concern on his part @LadyDuck .
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@LadyDuck (158018)
• Switzerland
16 May 17
@nanette64 What a stupid thing to say, I would have liked to see him in the same situation
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
@LadyDuck Yeah, no kidding. I don't like this guy anyway.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
16 May 17
I am so sorry to hear this. It is so scary but I am glad that she is okay once again. Die hard bikers just keep going back at it. I hope she listens to you though.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
My one and only wreck was when I was 11 years old @Happy2BeMe . My Dad was a motorcycle nut and figured I should be too. The day of my accident, I was wearing only shorts and a T-shirt. We hit some soft sand and as the bike kept flipping from side to side, the exhaust pipe kept hitting my left leg. The bike finally fell over with the pipe side on my leg. I had 3rd degree burns. I still have the scar at age 66. I never got on a bike again.
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@Happy2BeMe (74743)
• Canada
16 May 17
@nanette64 That must have been scary at that age to go through such a thing. I can see why you never got on again. When I was a very young child my favorite Uncle was killed on a motorcycle. He was just a teenager at the time. I remember everything about that day and the days after and I have no desire to ever be on a bike.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
@Happy2BeMe And it's even scarier today. Most motorists don't even pay attention to a bike rider and with cell phones in the mix, bikers are at serious risk. So sad about your Uncle. Geez and at such a young age. The worst part about my incident is that my Dad didn't believe in doctors, so after a week, my leg had a thick scab on it that was leaking GREEN. My Mom made him take me to the ER. Let me tell you....they used a scrub brush to get the scab off; then put sulfa salve on it. OMG!!! After a week I had to go back for them to change the bandage. The new skin had grown into the bandaging. Instead of the nurse soaking the bandage off, she ripped it off my leg and I started bleeding.
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@minx267 (14570)
• Hartford, Connecticut
16 May 17
Wow. And brilliant move by the husband . What were they thinking?
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
I know, sometimes I wonder @minx267 . Motorcycle riding is extremely dangerous anymore as it is, let alone do something stupid.
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@minx267 (14570)
• Hartford, Connecticut
16 May 17
@nanette64 yep. They are the ones that should be thinking more carefully.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
@minx267 Like I tell her, you have to spin your head like the Exorcist when on the bike.
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• United States
16 May 17
She has the risk taking spirit. Oh yes, I would quit now while the going is good. I am sorry to hear this Nanette, I know this is a great worry to you. It is a miracle she was not hurt worse. Husband should have more care for Lisa, not encouraging her.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
I told her that the next time she decided to go riding, maybe she should dress up like a football player @TiarasOceanView . Yeah, I don't like that SOB that she's married to.
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• United States
16 May 17
@nanette64 Yes I can see why..he sounds are real hum dinger.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
@TiarasOceanView When they come down to visit me at the end of this month, you can bet he's going to get a piece of my mind.
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@atoz1to10 (6829)
• Australia
16 May 17
She was lucky that she was still in one piece. Hope you don't have a heartache every now and then when she is on her bike.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
It truly scares me @atoz1to10 that I will get 'that' phone call,
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@atoz1to10 (6829)
• Australia
17 May 17
@nanette64 Hoping that you will not. My husband sometimes rides his bike too and I keep reminding him to ride safely...
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 May 17
@atoz1to10 And you can be the most defensive driver but it's the other idiots that'll take you out.
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@Corbin5 (106697)
• United States
16 May 17
Oh dear. So glad the injuries were not of the most serious kind. Not sure she will give up that love of riding bikes, though. And of course, the blame lies with her husband and the friend!!!!
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
She could have broken her arms and legs @Corbin5 . I told her #3 was a charm and # 4 won't be. Yeah, her husband is a jerk and I don't like him and he knows it.
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@responsiveme (16500)
• India
16 May 17
I do hope she listens to you .Glad she had a helmet on. Hope she is OK now
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
She is really sore and in a lot of pain @responsiveme . She's taking until the 24th off from work to recuperate.
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@UncleJoe (9971)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
16 May 17
I rode motorcycles every day and year-round for almost 50 years. It took the first 15 to learn everything you're NOT supposed to do on two wheels. Still have the scars to show for it.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
Since my Dad considered me a 'boy' (I was the oldest child), he thought I should learn at age 11. A 650 BSA Triumph. I could barely touch the ground with my toes. He decided early one morning that we were going to go for a ride. I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt. We hit some soft sand and the exhaust pipe kept burning my leg. I went down and the bike laid on my left leg where the pipe was. I had 3rd degree burns. I still won't get on a bike to this day.
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@Kandae11 (37230)
16 May 17
I agree - unless she has nine lives. That spill could have been much worse.
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
16 May 17
Considering she was traveling at 50mph when the bike went down; oh yeah. Thank God she has the sense to wear a helmet @Kandae11 .
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
17 May 17
She seems to be a risk lover. Fortunately it was not serious. She could have badly injuref herself I hope that she doesn't do it again
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 May 17
I hope not either @Nawsheen . I don't want to bury my child.
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@Nawsheen (23076)
• Mauritius
17 May 17
@nanette64 i hope she listens to you
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@nanette64 (17612)
• Fairfield, Texas
17 May 17
@Nawsheen I do too but you know how kids can be; regardless of their age, "You don't know anything."
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@acelawrites (11043)
• Philippines
18 May 17
It could be dangerous to have such maneuvers! Hope next time she would be so careful.
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