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alleydude
1st January 2005, 01:10
Well, many of you have read the thread I posted this morning:

Gotta Go! (http://www.xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?p=13079#post13079)

Here is a picture of my lovely wife at our local Harley dealership. A little muddy, but having a blast. The salesmen there said we were crazy! Go figure. We bought the bike to ride, dammit!

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash01.jpg

Then we stopped at the local Indy shop to visit, and then it was off for home to fix the kids some lunch, and wash the bike before parking it in the basement again. Only...

There was this trash dumpster that decided to blow across the road directly into our path...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash02.jpg

...and made the bike do something like this:

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash03.jpg

Having a digital camera in my pocket, I thought I would snap some shots as I lied there beside the road. A crowd gathers...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash04.jpg

Here's a lovely portrait of me, as my wife holds my head. Ya see, she apparently forgot that SHE was supposed to lie still too...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash05.jpg

Here is another shot from the deadman's point of view. Apparently people don't see this everyday...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash06.jpg

"Oh look, a dead guy"

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash07.jpg

My wife and me. It appears that she got it worse than me, but we're both about the same. They just finished with me first, then I went in to visit with her. I did, however, manage to have a seizure, so they put me back into a bed, then I went in for a CAT scan. The wife did also...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash08.jpg

So all in all we spent about 5 hours in the emergency room, and ended up with only bruises and road rash. Here's one more of my lovely wife:

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash09.jpg

So how was everyone else's New Years Eve?

dwardy
1st January 2005, 01:18
Thank God you're ok. Yikes.

dabronco
1st January 2005, 01:22
That garbage can was GREEN WASN'T IT? You know what they say about GREEN!!!

alleydude
1st January 2005, 01:25
It hurts? :yikes

XLFREAK
1st January 2005, 01:26
I just figured out my new year's resolution. It is to have Alleydude's attitude!!!!

rottenralph
1st January 2005, 01:26
I guess dropping my bike yesterday did not suck that bad. I will take an innocent bike fall over during photo taking than to take a spill on a bike with or without wife. Hope you heel fast and get that pretty bike back on the road.

PlanB
1st January 2005, 01:42
Dang, Alleydude! Glad you and the wife weren't too injured...not to say a seizure is like a band aid scratch...once things settle down, please let us know of your thoughts on "lessons learned", like do you think the full face helmets helped or hindered, did the chaps protect your legs...etc...I always remember a saying an older, veteran motorcyclist told me years ago..."It's not IF you're gonna fall, it's WHEN!" For some reason that's always stuck in my head and it seems to make me a bit more cautious...of course, the MSF course helped, too! Anyway, get everyone patched up and wait for another nice day to ride again!

flathead45
1st January 2005, 01:43
soulda took the ironhead , they don't worry about plastic

hope your both ok , hows the bike ? hows the trash can ?

now who in their right mind would think "ok I dumped the bike , lets take pictures while I lay here bleeding to death"
you sound like the type I'd ride with

speedy recovery to both of you and the bike

oh ya , when my freind hit his deer, he took it home. did you gut the trash can and take it home too?

SalTheWop
1st January 2005, 01:44
I feel for ya Alleydude. :cry1 . Glad you and the wife escaped relatively unscathed though

flathead45
1st January 2005, 01:46
I hate seeing this side of a bike
http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash03.jpg

Shark Doctor
1st January 2005, 02:08
Geez, guy! How we gonna ride this spring if you keep this up?! Glad you're both OK. It WAS a pretty day here in MI though, wasn't it?!

cobra0478
1st January 2005, 02:20
Two wheels work with wet asphault about like two wheels work with asphalt and gravel.
Droped mine today also,but didn't do as bad as you guys.
Yall get up and ride soon.
Don

vetteguy
1st January 2005, 02:21
Glad everyone is OK. Looks like your wife has a pretty good sense of humor. Happy New Year! Guy

Benetampa
1st January 2005, 02:39
Holy crap! You've got the best attitude I've ever seen. I'm so glad that you are both doing as well as you are. Those pictures are painful to look at. Working as a FF/ paramedic, I often see bike wrecks that don't turn out nearly as well. They are always a reality check. Just glad y'all are okay.

willprevale
1st January 2005, 03:00
[QUOTE=flathead45 I hate seeing this side of a bike [QUOTE]

Ditto, glad you're ok. Alls well that ends well.

RedRider
1st January 2005, 03:06
Holy smokes!!! Sure glad things didn't turn out any worse for ya. I only hope I can maintain the same attitude when that happens to me. I wish you and your wife all the best for a speedy recovery.

flathead45
1st January 2005, 03:15
how'd the kids take the news ?
I was at the local track watchin the races two years ago and one guy went down and three other riders ran right over his back , the dude wouldn't go to the hospital but did let the emc's check him , after what seemed like forever he got up and limped off the track to the roar of the crowd

racers have the best sense of humor when it comes to goin down , you guys got to be racers or big fans

txsporty
1st January 2005, 03:28
Thank Goodness the Two of you are OK Considering!!! :clap :clap

Great Attitude the two of you Have, Get Better and Get Back Riding!!! :D

XLFREAK
1st January 2005, 03:33
Well, many of you have read the thread I posted this morning:

Gotta Go! (http://www.xlforum.net/forums/showthread.php?p=13079#post13079)

Here is a picture of my lovely wife at our local Harley dealership. A little muddy, but having a blast. The salesmen there said we were crazy! Go figure. We bought the bike to ride, dammit!

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash01.jpg

Then we stopped at the local Indy shop to visit, and then it was off for home to fix the kids some lunch, and wash the bike before parking it in the basement again. Only...

There was this trash dumpster that decided to blow across the road directly into our path...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash02.jpg

...and made the bike do something like this:

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash03.jpg

Having a digital camera in my pocket, I thought I would snap some shots as I lied there beside the road. A crowd gathers...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash04.jpg

Here's a lovely portrait of me, as my wife holds my head. Ya see, she apparently forgot that SHE was supposed to lie still too...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash05.jpg

Here is another shot from the deadman's point of view. Apparently people don't see this everyday...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash06.jpg

"Oh look, a dead guy"

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash07.jpg

My wife and me. It appears that she got it worse than me, but we're both about the same. They just finished with me first, then I went in to visit with her. I did, however, manage to have a seizure, so they put me back into a bed, then I went in for a CAT scan. The wife did also...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash08.jpg

So all in all we spent about 5 hours in the emergency room, and ended up with only bruises and road rash. Here's one more of my lovely wife:

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash09.jpg

So how was everyone else's New Years Eve?

hey Ken, wheres your ride bell? didn't see one on the underside?

dabronco
1st January 2005, 03:33
I know a good PLASTI-DERMIST fer the garbage can if ya need one! And yes, I too believe you are hard core enough to ride with!

Luckymic
1st January 2005, 03:33
AlleyDude, You and your Ol'lady Kick @ss!!! Give me a holler if your ever down in Southern California, love to go for a ride.

Desertfox
1st January 2005, 03:42
Yikes!!! :yikes Geeze sorry to hear about that . Thank God you are both ok.

dabronco
1st January 2005, 04:09
I'm a thinkin' it coulda been alot worse!

alleydude
1st January 2005, 04:13
Thanks, everyone. I just got up after dozing for a few hours. This wrecking takes a lot out of me...

We were very fortunate to be wearing full leathers, chaps, boots and helmets. I won't get into the helmet debate, but I am glad I was wearing mine today. As for the leathers, having them saved a LOT of blood loss, I am sure. My whole right forearm on my jacket was scraped up pretty good, but here is my only blood loss:

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash10.jpg

Yes, it could have been worse. Neither of us had one broken bone, though I sure feel like several of my ribs and my right bisep is broke. X-Rays said otherwise, though. The wife's hip is very sore, as is her right ankle and foot, and she has a small scrape on her right pinky finger. Her boobs are okay, if anyone was worried. :D

dabronco
1st January 2005, 04:59
Just glad you're still with us!

Moved On
1st January 2005, 05:10
Her boobs are okay, if anyone was worried. :DThank god for that it was the first thing I worried about :laugh

I'm glad that you are both in good spirits. Take it easy for a little while, spend the next few months patching up the bike and maybe put a chrome cow catcher on the front of that thing, it'll clear all those garbage cans right out of your path.

Gary

thunderpaw
1st January 2005, 15:59
alleydude, you (and your wife) obviously have a great attitude and sense of humor. Hope you both have a speedy and painless recovery ...yeah, the bike too ;)

Kim

xl1200r
1st January 2005, 16:22
I'm only working off of the "taking the deer home with you" comment, but I know a guy who GOT HIT by a deer while on his bike. Something about a few crossing in front of him, he managed to miss them, then BAM! A deer runs right into the side of his bike. Managed to keep it up...makes for a good story.

Hope you both recover quickly. You're lucky to come out as well as you did.

HrdlyDangrs
1st January 2005, 17:27
Hey...I want to know who manufactured the camera...Takes a beating and still keeps on clicking....got to get me one of those!!

Sorry to hear of your accident.....what a crappy end to a great bike ride!

Your little lady is one tough Honey....She's earned her broken wings...good for her!! Get them sewed on before your next ride........and by all means get back up on two wheels!!

From one Broken Wings holder to another...GET WELL SOON!! :)

skooter
1st January 2005, 17:48
Unfortunately when you find yourself looking at that side of a bike it means the top part probably doesn't look too good.:eek:

My prayers are with you and your wife Alleydude! Speedy recovery.

God Bless

collinsb
1st January 2005, 17:54
What an unfortunate way to end or start the year! Your pictures depict an very unpleasant event. I'm sorry about your accident and glad you are all still hooked togeter. I've had the rubber leave the road myself.
Billy

Barry Clark
1st January 2005, 17:59
*Knocks on wood*

1911Bronco
1st January 2005, 18:46
Get well soon...Glad to see that you and your wife are doing good. You have a great sense of humor.

take care
Greg

alleydude
1st January 2005, 21:08
Thanks again for all the well wishes. It appears that the bike faired better than the Alleybabe or myself. The biggest casualty was the windshield, which I think I can fix, the fork stop that broke allowing the left turn signal to impact and dent the tank.

The bike started right up, though, and I even rode it up and down my driveway before parking it on the back lawn so my son could wash it and move it into the basement for further assessment. Here are some pics from when it was delivered to the house...

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash11.jpg

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash12.jpg

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash13.jpg

http://www.hdbikers.com/Alleydude/Pictures/Crash/Crash14.jpg

The Alleybabe and I are in extreme pain today, but we're still in good spirits. Hey, we got to ride yesterday, and it was a GREAT ride too! The ending kind'a sucked...

flathead45
1st January 2005, 21:42
wash it? wash it? why do you wash your bike ? I think its starting to look good now

pain subsides, dents get fixed , but man , those are some memorys you'll never forget

the attack of the killer trashcans , comming to a theater near you

alleydude
1st January 2005, 22:10
wash it? wash it? why do you wash your bike ?

To get the deadly Michigan road salt off it.

flathead45
1st January 2005, 22:15
I have a complaint about that tow company , there is no way I would ever tow a bike on its side , even the few junk bikes I've trucked off to the scrapyard I stand up and strap

only time I ever hauled a bike on its side was when I hauled my trumpit frame in the back of my 80 mustang hatchback (and it still didn't fit)

Barry Clark
1st January 2005, 23:05
I have a complaint about that tow company , there is no way I would ever tow a bike on its side , even the few junk bikes I've trucked off to the scrapyard I stand up and strap

only time I ever hauled a bike on its side was when I hauled my trumpit frame in the back of my 80 mustang hatchback (and it still didn't fit)That is what I was thinking when I saw the picture.

rider1951
1st January 2005, 23:44
They probably don't know the proper way to tow a bike. Had they tried it might have fallen off the truck. I had a company tow one of my bikes once. The guy didn't know what he was doing and the bike fell over cost the tow co. $900 they were not very happy.

Alleydude, that is a crappy way to end and start a year. I sure hope the rest of the year is a great one. It could have been a lot worse and I'm glad to hear you are both okay. The bruises and pain will go away. Hope you get the bike up and running soon. As for the humor it is not fun but after an accident all you can really do it try and see the bright side as getting mad doesn't undo the damage.
Been there done that, moved on.

Good luck to you both.

GregD
2nd January 2005, 00:59
Alleydude & Alleybabe,

Sorry to hear of your rotten luck!

Hope you and the missus heal quickly and you get the dings outta the scooter at insurance expense.

Ride on.

Greg....

dabronco
2nd January 2005, 01:03
Yeah, it's really undignified to see a bike like that on a tow truck.

JohnS
2nd January 2005, 05:44
Get well soon! :D

PookaDad
2nd January 2005, 16:16
Alleydude;

I'm glad that you are both alive... hurting for sure, but alive! I was looking at the pictures you took :yikes , and I don't see a lot of houses and what-not. Where did that trashcan from hell come from!? I've had to roll over a lot of stuff on the roads, but NEVER a trashcan... Get feeling better quick!

cypher
3rd January 2005, 16:52
Wow! I haven't been on the forum for a while and look what happens!! Glad to hear you both are ok. Just be sure to give the bike a thorough checking over....and then time to get back on and ride again! Get well quick!!

gwcrim
3rd January 2005, 19:54
now who in their right mind would think "ok I dumped the bike , lets take pictures while I lay here bleeding to death"
you sound like the type I'd ride with

Yeah, me too! :clap

NYSPORTY
3rd January 2005, 20:44
Thank god you guys are alright I went down on october 1st hit a small curb median in the middle of the road at about 30-40 mph only damage to the bike was light mirror shifter and primary inspection cover and to myself dislocated my shoulder and a couple of scratches 3 hours in emergency room and the next day was in Atlantic city gambling but after that alot of physical therapy and I'm better and Now my bike is in the E.R getting alot of work done so I took a bad thing and made it in to a good thing my bike is being redone all new parts and alot of extras you go figure see ya

flathead45
3rd January 2005, 20:48
Yeah, me too! :clap
the only thing better would have been taking pics as the trash can rolled in front of them :laugh and during the fall :smoke

alleydude
3rd January 2005, 21:12
LOL! I promised my wife that the next time I would stop and let her off before I proceeded on with plowing into something. :bump

flathead45
3rd January 2005, 21:18
then she can take pics of you running into whatever it is you have a whim to run into

PlanB
15th January 2005, 09:09
Alleydude, Not to rub salt in the wounds, but that garbage can was actually a hidden police radar camera...now you'll probably be getting a ticket in the mail to boot!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/planb4/104006.jpg

stevo
15th January 2005, 09:46
G'day

I guess ya really "binned" it :D :laugh


Bin there myself.......


Good ta see ya shaken not stirred tho... those broken bones can be a real pain in more ways than one...... Bruises heal a looot quicker...even if bruised ribs don't feel much different to broken ones..

Bike looks like it's just time for few "custom" touches...

Did an 80kay high side at a bike rally going around the speedway track full of green grenades (VB's)..sore thumb...very bruised ribs and had ta put the sporty on the back of the ute then next day 'cos I had no throttle cable, sheared 'em off....Then I drove the truck back..... just to add to that the other bike on the back was the show bike of the president of the 1% club I was partyin at.....no pressure ;)

My hand was still swollen a few days later so I went to the doc and he x-rayed it and told me it was broken... one fresh one and a few old ones as well :rolleyes:
Made it hard ta ride with the cast on..... had to adjust the clutch so I could pull it in...

Bikes fall down,,,, just as sure as the sun rises....that's why I just paint mine black now...easier to match...


Had a customer that ran into a cow on his sporty...
killed the cow and broke both wrists....made me wonder how he wiped his butt??????????... wasn't game to ask...some things ya better off not knowin :rolleyes:

flathead45
15th January 2005, 17:13
have a bro that fell into a campfire once, both his hand were burnt bad , so his ol'lady did the wippin' for him (good lady she's got heart)

she liked the fact that she could write her name in the snow