Weeeeell, here's a bit of an update on the riding is fun bit. On March 31, 2012. I broke my left lower leg in 3, yes 3, places. The tibia just above the ankle joint, the fibula up near the knee and completely pulled about the ankle joint apart. More than a dislocation. Near as I can figure, I made a very slow speed left turn out onto the avenue so as to be sure not to run over a 20 something bicyclist. The avenue has an oversize speed bump right on the departing edge of the intersection they call a raised cross walk. It has been noted with painted triangles leading up to it. To the best of my memory, I finished up the left turn on the painted triangle immediately in front of the slope of the bump and fed in some more power. The rear wheel started to slide out beginning a low side. Reflexively, I rolled off power and jammed my left foot down to halt the skid and keep the Aprilia upright. I think that I slid the foot into the speed bump which failed to give way resulting in the over rotation of the foot and lower leg.kmurphy165 said:Howdy. I traded my LT last May for an Aprilia Scarabeo 500i. Now riding is fun, not agony. Not mention 70+ MPG. The Aprilia will run 100 MPH all day long. If I had $10k for the BMW GT, I'd be all over it.
Howdy, Jim. Not a mark on it. Didn't drop it, no sir. Didn't fall off either. Roder over to the sidewalk and rested on my uninjured right foot until the world stopped revolving and I didn't want to throw up any more. Thanks for asking.Jim said:How's the bike? :wave
Howdy Folks! Been awhile, but I thought it was time for an update on the gimp factor, meaning my busted leg and ankle. Anywho, I went in this past Tuesday expecting another greta x-ray and a pat on the head and who knows, perhaps ditching the roll-a-bout and getting the aprillia. Not so fast, Bucko! Turns out that the fracture has decided to separate and one half has shifted position!!!! Not only that, the healing that had been going on is kaputski!!! The surgeon looks me dead in the eye and tells me I've been cheating too much walking around and if at the end of another 4 weeks he don't see things getting back to sinless righteousness, then it will be time to get the cheese grater out, grate some bone off of my hip and make a paste to go in the fracture for a bone graft and that it's Major Surgery and not any kind of fun!!palarimer said:So if your birthday on your profile is correct that makes you an incredibly experienced and I'm sure wise man.. (notice I'm respectfully avoiding the words old goat ) I can only hope that I can break my leg in three places and continue to ride to my destination for lunch when I have that much experience in life. Good show!