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Hey guys, it has been quite some time since I have been able to get on. Unfortunately this was out of my contol. On thanksgiving day this year, I was involved in a very serious dirtbike accident. I was cut off by a pickup truck and slammed into the side of it at 75 mph. I was life flighted to desert regional medical center in Palm Springs CA and from there I spent over a week in trauma ICU. In all the only damage my body suffered was- a lacerated liver(bleed internally for a while), collapsed lung, nearly destroyed my left knee, broke about 3-5 ribs, broke 4 bones in my back, and broke my left thumb. I am extreamly lucky and thankful to still be here and I am making quite a recovery. I shouldnt even be walking yet, but I am healing a lot faster than expected. Hope all is well on the forums, and I hope everyone had a very happy holiday season. Just remember, when things get down it could always get worse. I realize that now and I am thankful for every extra second of life that I have been given. God bless.
 

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I coulda sworn my KA-Bar was right on my desk? And what's this ticket stub for Iraq for...j/k
 

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Good to have you back, and get yourself to feeling better, alright? Happy you're still here.
 

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Spicy stuff! Good to hear you're OK--hope this doesn't mean yer staying off of two wheels, but hey... at least you'll be back onto two feet.

Scatch Maroo
 

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if you dont mind me asking what kind of bike were u riding?

and GET WELL SOON! i know how hard off road acidents can be but i ahve never had one that required more then one night in the hospital
 

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Hope you get better soon!!!!!!

I'm amazed that they flew you to Palm Springs I live in Palm Desert!!! Maybe when you get better we can go shooting :D
 

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Thanks for everthing guys, i cant get on as often as id like to any more, especially w/ this new semester starting up, but i sure will try.

Drew- thats crazy, I drive out to Palm Springs all the time, I have friends out there and my girlfriend has a condo there. Nice place, unless of course ur sitting in trauma ICU.

Cody- I was on my KTM 525 EXC, the best fucking bike ever made!!! Yea i have fallen before, but its a little different from hitting the dirt when u go 75-0 instantly into the side of a pickup.

Scratch- I cant even explain in words how lucky i am, not only to be alive, but to be able to recover fully. Never gonna give up dirtbiking, its not like the accident was due to my skill, it was due to the asshole not looking in his mirror and cutting me off. Lol

Muzz- Im doing much better now, but itll take some time to get back into the physical shape i was in.

Dan- I will return the Ka-Bar shortly, i just got back from that **** hole of a country. But i need to borrow it again this summer, i have a trip planned to China. :wink:
 

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i think i know how you feel
i was an iron worker
and had a bad day at work
had my right leg ripped off below knee
drug on limestone for about 12 feet with 12000 lbs on my lap
picked up and slamed into a 1/4 inch steel wall
and yes theres a permanent impression of my butt on that wall
would have cost about 2 million to replace wall with all the electronics on the other side
i wish you well and keep on riding and shootin
 

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Good gravy!
Well, thanks guys for making me remember how precious life is!

I'm glad both of you are still with us, and welcome back AK.

MEL
 

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Stump, thats awful bro...really happy you and APK are still alive.

And happy I got out of lumberjacking...Reading what you guys said made me see all the times I could have had a story to contribute to this thread.
 
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