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post #1 of 5 Old Jun 14th, 2007, 11:16 am Thread Starter
 
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RA Rally, BRP, fine gravel and the LT.

Hello, fellow Lt riders. Well, the adventure with my then fiancee, now wife was going very well the weekend before the RA rally at the Biltmore. We started at Front Royal and made our way to Asheville over a 3 day period. Monday the 4th we decided to get going and finish the BRP. Beautiful ride to the exit at the end of the BRP. As we started to pull away from the stop sign we are suddenly laying on the road and the LT is laying on my left ankle. HEAVY damn bike! I asked Kathi if she was OK and she replied she was fine. She asked me if I was OK and I replied "I think I broke my ankle". A passer-by saw it happen and was there quickly to check on us and helped us right the LT. Let me just say the ride back to Asheville was pretty painful, shifting with that foot. We manageg to get a rental car Tuesday and off to emergency. Yup, broken bone alright. So, we decided we would keep the rental and make arrangements for a trailer to get us back to Ohio at the end of the rally. Besides we were getting married at the Biltmore Friday and was not giving up the non-refundable "paid in full" thing. Anyway, everything went off without a hitch, or should I say crutch. The LT sustained a scuff on the tip over bumper and trim on the side case. Our trailer showed up Thursday and life is good! I do want to say, the culprit on the BRP was a very fine black sandy like substance that I never saw. Very thin layer on the road - just enough to lose traction. BE careful and watch for that stuff, it is nasty. See you on the road by the end of July!!
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post #2 of 5 Old Jun 14th, 2007, 11:57 am
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What a bummer! Glad you're basically OK and the new wife wasn't hurt. Best of luck on the recuperation. The old girl (the LT not the new wife) sure can lay down quickly, can't she?

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Sorry to hear about the bummed up ankle but congrats to you and the new misses!!!

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The old girl (the LT not the new wife) sure can lay down quickly, can't she?
Like a hooker when the fleet is in.

On a more serious note... congrats on the wedding, sorry for your mishap. I tend to look at these really annoying mishaps as part of the story. Years from now you'll be talking about how you got married on crutches and the story behind that.

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Like a hooker when the fleet is in.

On a more serious note... congrats on the wedding, sorry for your mishap. I tend to look at these really annoying mishaps as part of the story. Years from now you'll be talking about how you got married on crutches and the story behind that.
Absolutely.. Riding is a whole new experience for her and I was afraid she would be scared off. Not so, as she commented a couple of times that she couldn't wait to get back in the saddle (or was she speaking metaphorically??). Before we left I had told her that "motorcycling, like life, is a big adventure. You take the bad with the good and the good will always outweigh the bad". She loves it so I may have found the perfect partner - finally. Now, where did I leave those damn crutches.....
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