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My Guardian Angel Was With Me Today

Involved in a TC today, and my LT may be totalled. I hurt like #ell, but nothing on me is broken. The local police, rescue squad, and ER folks took great care of me. I am blessed to be here.

Now I'm looking for a deal on an 03-05 LT. It will be hard to find one as well maintained as the one I bought from ElJeffe, but at least I'm here to look. Thank God for my training, my experience, and the LT's ABS (and good meds after the fact ).

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I was glad to read you are ok, sorry about your LT. It sounds like your angel was with you today
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Geez Tony!

Glad you are ok ... take it easy and follow the doctor's orders ...
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Gee Tony, glad to hear you are OK. Take your meds.


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Involved in a TC today, and my LT may be totalled. I hurt like #ell, but nothing on me is broken. The local police, rescue squad, and ER folks took great care of me. I am blessed to be here.

Now I'm looking for a deal on an 03-05 LT. It will be hard to find one as well maintained as the one I bought from ElJeffe, but at least I'm here to look. Thank God for my training, my experience, and the LT's ABS (and good meds after the fact.

More details to follow
Even an LT with sentimental value is just property and can be replaced. You got away without even breaking anything. Happy shopping!

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I am glad you are ok. Lots of ice and rest. See your Chiropractor. Good luck finding another LT.


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Hey buddy, so sorry to hear about your mishap. Glad you are OK and able to type this message.
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Sorry to hear about your mishap today. Hope you feel better soon. There is a blue LT at Bogarts Motorsports here in Birmingham, AL, similar to yours in you are interested.

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Sorry to hear the material got munched.

WAY glad you're here to tell of it!!

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Tony,

You are still with us, thats the best news we could have received. As for the metal and plastic, it can be replaced...theres another one out there for you.


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From one Texan to another - glad to hear you are OK - Bike can be replaced,
Celebrex, Darvon, Purcaset, IB Profin, Asperin, Tylanol are all Gods' gifts for aches and pains. Heal fast!

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WOW, glad you are able to let us know. I know you only had that bike for a short time but it is replaceable. I do feel your pain. Keep us informed on the outcome and prayers are headed north to ya.

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Our prayers are with you, Dep. I had my crash back in July so I know what you're dealing with now... Just got a replacement bike, I'll be riding again soon & hope you will be too.

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Tony, sorry to hear about your crash man! I'm glad you are going to be okay. Let us know how you are doing. Guardian Angels are a wonderful thing.

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Hi Tony,
Sorry to hear about your mishap. As others have said, the bike is replaceable, so glad you are OK.
Met you once down in College Station at RTE.
Heal soon and get another LT, else you'll have to ride that ugly Harley .

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Hey Tony:

I seem to recall that you said in a recent post that you were considering buying a newer, lower mileage LT. Sounds like a self-fulfilling prophecy to me!

Take good care of yourself. Just focus on getting better. The new mount can wait...for a couple of days.

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Oh well...the ash tray was full on that bike anyway, right?

Man, I am glad you're doing okay. I gotta tell you though, the way you got treated by all the emergency personal and hospital...that all changes when you retire...you don't realize how good you have it when you get taken to an ER with a badge, until you get carted in wearing black leather and looking like a weekend hoodlum.

If you need anything buddy, just yell and I will keep my eyes open for a clean scoot down here. Enjoy those meds while they last.

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Glad you are okay - as others have said you can allways get a new bike. I am sure you will let us know what happened and if it is totaled what bits are available.

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Tony, we're glad the good news was way better than the bad news. Take care of yourself.

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Ok now, Tony. You're kind of scaring this new rider who's slated to take the intro MSF class on Monday.

Best thoughts, wishes and prayers are with you. As everyone is saying, thank goodness you're ok. The bike can be replaced with a new one and farkle install will just be that much quicker!

Still am looking forward to meeting and riding with you one day!

Get well Tony!!!!

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Good news!

Not the TA but the fact that you are ok! Been there done that, no fun (one fist of steel....) But get back on and we'll see you soon at an RTE! When I totaled my '05, I found a used one up your way. They are out there, will keep ears open down SA way.

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From some one who doesn't know you like some of your Texas neighbors on this forum do, but feel like I do since reading your posts, I wish you a speedy recovery and agree with everyone else that we're glad it's the bike, not you, that is totalled.

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My heart goes out to you Tony. I second all the previous postings about you being OK. Just focus on getting better for now.

Get back in the saddle as soon as your body allows.

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Anthony,
There are easier ways to negotiate a new LT with the S/O.....!!

Guess you can start collecting Farkles starting with my Ottomans!!!

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The longer version of what happened Friday

I was riding home to pick up the SUV to get my daughter from school; they called and said she was ill.

Riding in the center lane of a six lane divided roadway (3 northbound, 3 southbound), I saw a car entering the roadway from a parking lot. Surely he saw my Joe-esque front illumination. Nope, he's still coming. S#!+ !!!

Full bat-braking, down-shifting, and tactical move to the left. Almost clear, almost, might make it, a little more . . . CRASH! Car was accelerating too quickly for me to get out of his way. LT glances off the front corner of the car, falls to the left, I eject over the Cee Bailey's #2 -2, leaving a bit of forehead on the way over it. I tucked, rolled, sprang to my feet, and moved off the roadway in case someone wanted to flatten me despite my having survived the TC.

Tunnel vision starts to fade, fortunately no bright light at the end of it, and a brother in blue is helping me. He called for rescue, and as we get the LT out of the roadway he tells me that he saw the whole thing and it was good that I saw it coming and maneuvered as I did.

Face is covered in blood from the wound, I'm starting to ache. Sirens, klaxons, and it starts raining police -- I know many of the officers in my town, and they know me (and they ride BMWs ). Nice to have friends around at a time like this. Medics clean me up and put a bandage on my noggin, splint my writs, and give me some ice packs. The officer who saw it asks me if I want to see the video. Huh? Yup, ladies and gentlemen, his in-car audio/video system is digital and buffers two minutes. When they hit the lights, the preceding two minutes is save with the rest of the activation, so the entire accident was captured. What are the odds?

Turns out the guy who caused the wreck is an adjuster for one of the big insurance companies. He profusely apologizes for his DWHUA and admits full responsibility, also captured on police audio/video recording. Again, my Guardian Angel has watched over me. Nice to see an honest man under circumstances like this.

Went to the ER, many X-Rays and meds later, I still feel like crap but nothing is broken. Strains, sprains, and bruises. Chunk missing from forehead, but will be the topic of many conversations over my remaining years, to be sure. Clothes not torn but the friction against the skin caused some minor abrasions. Doc tells me to expect to feel worse tomorrow. I knew this, but thanks for the ray of sunshine, doc. As I post this, it IS tomorrow, and I DO feel like hell. Damn, that doc was good at predicting the future. If only he could have told me today's lottery numbers.

All in all, I am truly blessed. It could have been A WHOLE LOT WORSE. I suspect the bike may be totalled based on the extent of the Tupperware damage. I suspect there may also be some underlying structural damage, as some parts appear to be torqued and moved several inches out of position.

Funny (not ha-ha funny, but odd funny), I was thinking of buying a newer bike. I suppose this will happen pretty quickly now. Like the title of this thread says, my guardian angel was certainly with me today, there is no doubt in my mind. The LT's ABS, and my training and experience took care of the rest. I can get a new bike, and it will be an LT. At least I'm around to tell the story, not much worse for the experience.

On a personal note. . . Thank you to all for the many kind words. I am fairly well doped up, but your friendship and compassion has cut through the narcotic haze and has truly touched my heart. If the measure of a man is the company he keeps, then I am on top of the world and am that much better for having friends such as you all.

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sorry to hear about your mishap. hope you heal up fast with no lingering/nagging side effects..

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Outch, that hits too close to home. Sounds too much like my accident, except I was not so lucky to have a cop having the whole scene on video.

Now, for us armchair pilots: You think you can get ahold of that video and post it? For everybody to learn of it?

I'm glad you ar here to tell, and those meds .... they are a blessing, as long as you need them.

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I have some pix of the bike, and will be filing an open records request Monday morning for the video. I think that posting it here is a good suggestion, Andy, thanks for bringing it up.

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I was riding home to pick up the SUV to get my daughter from school; they called and said she was ill.

Riding in the center lane of a six lane divided roadway (3 northbound, 3 southbound), I saw a car entering the roadway from a parking lot. Surely he saw my Joe-esque front illumination. Nope, he's still coming. S#!+ !!!

Full bat-braking, down-shifting, and tactical move to the left. Almost clear, almost, might make it, a little more . . . CRASH! Car was accelerating too quickly for me to get out of his way. LT glances off the front corner of the car, falls to the left, I eject over the Cee Bailey's #2 -2, leaving a bit of forehead on the way over it. I tucked, rolled, sprang to my feet, and moved off the roadway in case someone wanted to flatten me despite my having survived the TC.

Tunnel vision starts to fade, fortunately no bright light at the end of it, and a brother in blue is helping me. He called for rescue, and as we get the LT out of the roadway he tells me that he saw the whole thing and it was good that I saw it coming and maneuvered as I did.

Face is covered in blood from the wound, I'm starting to ache. Sirens, klaxons, and it starts raining police -- I know many of the officers in my town, and they know me (and they ride BMWs ). Nice to have friends around at a time like this. Medics clean me up and put a bandage on my noggin, splint my writs, and give me some ice packs. The officer who saw it asks me if I want to see the video. Huh? Yup, ladies and gentlemen, his in-car audio/video system is digital and buffers two minutes. When they hit the lights, the preceding two minutes is save with the rest of the activation, so the entire accident was captured. What are the odds?

Turns out the guy who caused the wreck is an adjuster for one of the big insurance companies. He profusely apologizes for his DWHUA and admits full responsibility, also captured on police audio/video recording. Again, my Guardian Angel has watched over me. Nice to see an honest man under circumstances like this.

Went to the ER, many X-Rays and meds later, I still feel like crap but nothing is broken. Strains, sprains, and bruises. Chunk missing from forehead, but will be the topic of many conversations over my remaining years, to be sure. Clothes not torn but the friction against the skin caused some minor abrasions. Doc tells me to expect to feel worse tomorrow. I knew this, but thanks for the ray of sunshine, doc. As I post this, it IS tomorrow, and I DO feel like hell. Damn, that doc was good at predicting the future. If only he could have told me today's lottery numbers.

All in all, I am truly blessed. It could have been A WHOLE LOT WORSE. I suspect the bike may be totalled based on the extent of the Tupperware damage. I suspect there may also be some underlying structural damage, as some parts appear to be torqued and moved several inches out of position.

Funny (not ha-ha funny, but odd funny), I was thinking of buying a newer bike. I suppose this will happen pretty quickly now. Like the title of this thread says, my guardian angel was certainly with me today, there is no doubt in my mind. The LT's ABS, and my training and experience took care of the rest. I can get a new bike, and it will be an LT. At least I'm around to tell the story, not much worse for the experience.

On a personal note. . . Thank you to all for the many kind words. I am fairly well doped up, but your friendship and compassion has cut through the narcotic haze and has truly touched my heart. If the measure of a man is the company he keeps, then I am on top of the world and am that much better for having friends such as you all.
Wow Tony! An insurance adjuster?! Wow again! I guess everybody can be HUA at one time or another.

That sounds like some excellent dope you got there--please send any left over narco tabs my way (LOL). Glad you are OK with no broken bones even.

When you feel better, happy shopping. Also, the next M/C trek into SO KA, please email us. We all will have to ride and then go for dinner. I already owe Gilles one rain check. Godspeed!

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Wow Tony,
From a retired LEO, I am glad to see that you were able to sort of walk away from that one. As one who had his angels working for him one day while still on the job, I understand what you mean. The big Chief upstairs did not need another gardian angel for his force. Once you review the tape you may see someting that you may have done different. I say learn from it, but you did exactly what you should have done at the time you did it and nothing more. Everything is as it should be. Take advantage of the rest, use the insurance money to get your NEW LT.

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Of all the dumb luck. An admission on tape (like THAT was necessary ) and being followed by a unit with an active cam when it happens. Sounds like someone is telling you to buy a NEW LT. Heal fast, then get ready for all the fun and games with the insurance company. Just because you have all the facts and evidence doens't mean they are going to want to part with their money any faster or be more generous. Sick em!!!

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Tony, I'm glad your OK. You'll have to heal fast so you can start looking for a new bike .

I'm just curious, what direction was the guy in the car trying to go? Was he trying to cross the road you were on? Also, how did you manage to cut your forehead?

Oh yeah, and I'm waiting for the video too.

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Tony My Brother..... Damn glad your OK !!! If there is anything you need call me you got my # I can be in Dallas in a few hours. As for the bike it is replicable, but you my friend are not. Beside we where going to CCR together right??So get well and again if you need ANYTHING just call.

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Tony

Like everybody else I want to get in line and wish you a speedy recovery,
it sure does sound like you must be living right and still have some work to do.

I'm also wondering how you hit your forehead and which helmet you were wearing,
stricktly from an educational perspective.

Chances are they gave you Oxycodone which can make you forget
that you actually got bounced of the pavement,
one of the side effects that they don't tell you about is constipation,
in three or four days you'll probably prefer the "pain" caused by the accident

And speaking from experience, once the "major" pain leaves your body (in a couple/three weeks) you'll start finding lots of little aches and pains that you didn't have before, all part of the "joy" of living.

I'm just glad you're still with us my friend.


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Dang Tony ... I've been away from the site for a couple days and come back to find this!

Being a couple of days since the accident, I hope you're feeling better, maybe less achy than the day it happened. Get well fast, and let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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Tony, first of all I am so glad that you have no broken bones...
Sorry to hear about your missing chunk of forehead. You'll have to stay out of the drafts for a while or you'll get a head cold
I guess there is a lot to be said for training, ATGATT, great technology (from ABS to videotapes), and a bit of luck.
I know someone who will selling his 03 in the very near future...
You didn't say what happened to your daughter... Was there someone to pick her up? How did she take the news of your accident? Asking form a concerned parent to another.

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Tony, quit that. Go get a new bike so we don't have to reschedule the SS1k.. =)

Glad you're still "with" us...very glad... Kudo's to the GA...

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My wife picked Annabella up from school and took her to the doc. She didn't tell her about me until I came home and she could see I was OK. At five,

As for the drafts, well, let's just say that my forehead has been growing back towards the top and rear of my head for some years now, so a little bit missing here or there would not be so noticeable!

I'll try to call you tomorrow before noon PDT, or you can feel free to call me.

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I just saw what happened.

Glad you are ok!

My poor baby...DOA after all these years.

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At least I'm around to tell the story, not much worse for the experience.
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I have some pix of the bike, and will be filing an open records request Monday morning for the video. I think that posting it here is a good suggestion, Andy, thanks for bringing it up.
Nothin' like being the STAR in a good police video! Maybe you can win an Oscar? Heck of a way to get your SO to go along with a new scooter!

Glad you got a lot of the speed off the LT before the impact. Well done.

Regarding your redesign of the forehead, what helmet were you wearing?

I know you are thinking NEW LT. As a man who rode the LT for four years, just try the GT one time. Less weight and more nimble. This GT may just be a safer bike for avoiding those who just do not "see us."

Many years ago friends gave me and my wife small gold guardian angels riding motorcycles. We wear them all the time. The man of this couple was a USMC retired. Great guy. I recruited him to be the chapter advisor for Lambda Chi at Penn State back when I was the chapter president. He bitched at me every time I bought another bike. He said all those things folks who don't ride say. He was a stubborn jarhead and would not listen to his precious wife who kept telling him to listen to the doctors and start taking his diabetes seriously. It got him. So, listen to those medical folks and heal up as fast as possible.

Looking forward to seeing the video. It might just help a rider or two avoid a similar situation. We can all learn from each other.

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A couple of pix

Here are a couple of photos of the bike . . .

The right side is torn up from the impact, the nose appears to have been torqued in the process. . .




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Tony, by the look of things and considering your bike is a 2000 I'd venture to say it is totalled. My 99 had over $4500.00 worth of damage, all of it was tupperware and headlight assembly, some trim, and tons of labor (@ $85.00/h), after it was rear ended in our parking garage and hit Kathy's car parked in front of me. There was no damage to the frame, handlebar, instrumentation, etc...

I know it is heartbreaking, but it is 100 % replaceable, and most important you are OK, minus the now vented brains .
Sorry I missed my window of opportunity to call you; there is that bugging little thing that gets in the way of having fun, I think it's called work

I hope you have a few days off to recover and take it easy. Take your meds and be a good patient, OK?
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Bruised......but unbeaten, right?

I don't know which is worse........watching some knucklehead like that and knowing what is probably gonna happen......or not knowing anything until the last second..............

The guy who hit me, did so from behind......all I heard was the sound of locked up tires, and had time to say to myself......."where in the H.E. double toothpicks did he come from??"......and then he hit me.

Am sooooooooooo glad you came out as well as you did!!

I have to ask though.......was your thumb activating the STEBEL?

And yes......we just gotta see the video.....

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Tony... I'm just getting caught up on my reading and saw this thread.

Sorry to hear about the impact. Glad to hear you lived to tell us about it.

I will keep you in my thoughts. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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I don't know which is worse........watching some knucklehead like that and knowing what is probably gonna happen......or not knowing anything until the last second..............

The guy who hit me, did so from behind......all I heard was the sound of locked up tires, and had time to say to myself......."where in the H.E. double toothpicks did he come from??"......and then he hit me.

Am sooooooooooo glad you came out as well as you did!!

I have to ask though.......was your thumb activating the STEBEL?

And yes......we just gotta see the video.....

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All good questions, Pat. In my case, it was good I saw it coming. It enabled me to bleed off most of my speed and divert from a straight-in hit to more of a glancing blow. Better for me, anyway, the bike is pretty tweaked. She did her job and most likely gave her life for me, noble machine that she is.

As for the Stebel, still not installed . Waiting for a bracket to be fabricated for it. Truth is, I didn't touch the horn button. I was too busy praying, grabbing brakes, and trying to avoid the DWHUA guy!

I submitted my open records request to the city today, they told me that it could take up to ten business days to approve the request and burn the DVD. I would not be surprised to find it was ready sooner

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Hey Tony,

Inquiring minds want to know....

Knowing you, I KNOW you were wearing a skid lid, so how did you loose that hunk of flesh?

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Involved in a TC today, and my LT may be totalled. I hurt like #ell, but nothing on me is broken. The local police, rescue squad, and ER folks took great care of me. I am blessed to be here.

Now I'm looking for a deal on an 03-05 LT. It will be hard to find one as well maintained as the one I bought from ElJeffe, but at least I'm here to look. Thank God for my training, my experience, and the LT's ABS (and good meds after the fact ).

More details to follow. . .


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