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Lucky and Laura Crash Details

    • 835 posts
    June 18, 2013 9:41 AM PDT
    Wow! Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad to hear you guys are on your way to recovery!

    I know I am way over here in AZ, but let me know if there is anything I can do to. I hope you guys have good insurance because between all of the ambulance rides, life-flight, hospital stay and surgery I am sure the bill is going to be outrageous. If you need help financially maybe we can set up some poker runs or fundraisers in different areas for you guys.
    • 80 posts
    June 18, 2013 10:19 AM PDT
    Best wishes for a safe recovery for both of ya'll. Everyone that puts a leg over a bike lives with the chance of road rash or worse at some point in time. I have had my share of both.
  • June 18, 2013 12:15 PM PDT
    Have not been around for some time and just saw the post sorry to hear about your bad day hope you recover and can get back on the road again. Prayers out
  • June 18, 2013 1:54 PM PDT
    Glad to hear you guys are ok and on the mend. It sounds like it could've been a lot worse..
  • June 18, 2013 2:30 PM PDT
    Oh, man. So sorry to hear of the crash and we're all glad you will be OK.
    And from what we know, you two would make the best patients in the hospital!
  • June 18, 2013 3:46 PM PDT
    Ron i sure am glad you guys are ok, unbelievable...
    Prayers to both of you!
    I actually logged on right now to tell you and the others i met at Redwood what happened to me and why i never made it back to the campsite on Saturday. Saturday afternoon me and my bro were doing some exploring (hiking not riding) up somewhere off Ave of the Giants) and i fell and broke my ankle, i knew it was broke because i could feel my bones moving around so i kept my boots on and we went back to Benbow and packed up to leave first thing Sunday. I was able to walk on it - turns out i broke the stabilizer bone not the fibia bone that supports your weight, learned this from my xrays once i got home. Yeah i rode it back all the way here to HB with a broken ankle and dang it was the most painful ride of my life but i got it done. Anyhow i had surgery myself last week, got a metal plate and 7 screws installed and will also be on crutches for next 6-8 weeks. Not nearly as bad as what happend to you guys! I'm going back to work starting tomorrow now that im weaning off the pain killers, just going to be doing the prescription ibubrofen from here on out so i am losing the groggyness. It's amazing just how difficult it can be just to shower and get around the house but i think i'm finally getting the hang of these crutches. Hope you guys have a quick recovery and i will look forward to riding with you once were all healed up. Just hang in there and be positive, it will get better and easier with each day.
    • 844 posts
    June 18, 2013 5:25 PM PDT
    Lucky and Laura, so sorry to hear about the accident. Glad you guys are okay for the most part. Prayers and thoughts are with you both for a speedy recovery.
    • 7 posts
    June 18, 2013 5:48 PM PDT
    Thought I posted on this thread, but maybe it was the prayers thread.

    JUST SO HAPPY, YA'LL are ALRIGHT.
    The bike? Can be fixed or replaced.

    Ya'll? I ain't even gonna say it.
    Prayers for SPEEDY recovery, for both of you. And if YOU NEED ANYTHING
    just hit me up, PLEASE?

    Ride Free
    Tweek
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    • 1507 posts
    June 19, 2013 2:31 AM PDT
    Freebagger wrote...
    Ron i sure am glad you guys are ok, unbelievable...
    Prayers to both of you!
    I actually logged on right now to tell you and the others i met at Redwood what happened to me and why i never made it back to the campsite on Saturday. Saturday afternoon me and my bro were doing some exploring (hiking not riding) up somewhere off Ave of the Giants) and i fell and broke my ankle, i knew it was broke because i could feel my bones moving around so i kept my boots on and we went back to Benbow and packed up to leave first thing Sunday. I was able to walk on it - turns out i broke the stabilizer bone not the fibia bone that supports your weight, learned this from my xrays once i got home. Yeah i rode it back all the way here to HB with a broken ankle and dang it was the most painful ride of my life but i got it done. Anyhow i had surgery myself last week, got a metal plate and 7 screws installed and will also be on crutches for next 6-8 weeks. Not nearly as bad as what happend to you guys! I'm going back to work starting tomorrow now that im weaning off the pain killers, just going to be doing the prescription ibubrofen from here on out so i am losing the groggyness. It's amazing just how difficult it can be just to shower and get around the house but i think i'm finally getting the hang of these crutches. Hope you guys have a quick recovery and i will look forward to riding with you once were all healed up. Just hang in there and be positive, it will get better and easier with each day.


    OUC H... Glad you made it home safe.. what a weekend we all had. Thanks for letting us know

    • 5418 posts
    June 19, 2013 7:30 AM PDT
    Dan, I was wondering what happened to you guys. Bummer on the injury

    Tweek, The bike has hardly any damage at all... scratches on the engine guards is about it!
  • June 19, 2013 8:01 AM PDT
    So glad that you guys are healing. Your dedication to Laura is an amazing show of love.
    • 611 posts
    June 19, 2013 11:48 AM PDT
    Wow! Damn shame about going down, good about the bike, bad about the busted bones, good it wasn't worse...
    This reminds me of a story about when... oh, sorry.
    Just glad that you are both on the mend and my thoughts and prayers are there with you.
  • June 20, 2013 11:56 PM PDT
    So glad you guys are on the mend, it sucks to go down but its good that you can walk away from it even if you are hobbling get well quick
    • 5418 posts
    June 21, 2013 4:11 AM PDT
    Thanks to everyone for the kind words!

    Update: I went to the doctor yesterday and all is healing well! If all goes well I should be able to ride again in August! The past few days I have been able to move around pretty good using my cane and can spend the entire day working with no pain meds - still need to take them to sleep comfortably, otherwise if I move the broken ribs or shoulder wrong I wake up screaming!

    Laura will see the doctor early next week - she needs to see a specialist. She is also doing well but cannot move around as well. It will probably be a little longer before she is back on the bike. Her company, which she has only been with for less than two months, was kind enough to let her work from home until she is better. They even sent their IT guy to the house to hook up a computer with a private network connected to the office.

    As for the bike - from what I hear from DebraJo and Richard, he is doing fine too... but missing us, and we are missing him. Very strange to go in the garage and not see the Road King! We will probably go pick it up in the truck in mid-July. Deb and Richard are going to ride it over to Hollister on 4th of July Weekend!.
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    • 1362 posts
    June 21, 2013 4:26 AM PDT
    Glad to hear you both are making forward progress, Before you know it, You both will be back in the saddle. Sending our love............... Highrisk and Deener
    • 3004 posts
    June 21, 2013 4:56 AM PDT
    Good News!!! Glad to hear your doing better,and that Laura is improving.Its a slow process those first two weeks are usually the most tuff to deal with.
    keeping you all in my prayers for a good & speedy recovery !!!
    • 1 posts
    June 21, 2013 1:00 PM PDT
    Hey Lucky i just read the report man..sorry thats this has happened to you both..glad you are both on the mend
    • 7 posts
    June 22, 2013 10:58 AM PDT
    Daggone. I sit here and whine sometimes about not bein' able to ride. Gonna stop that. It'll happen when it's 'posed to. But, not bein' able to ride, for this reason...WOW. And I'm just so grateful to God, you both are OKAY!!!

    Prayin' speedy healin's for ya both!
    Keep us on the update list, Lucky. We LOVE you both!

    Ride Free
    Tweek
    • 285 posts
    June 22, 2013 7:32 PM PDT
    Thoughts and Prayers go out to the 2 of you.... Get well soon.....
    • 5418 posts
    June 23, 2013 2:27 AM PDT
    We actually both slept in bed for the first time last night. Up until a few days ago it was too hard for Laura to get in and out of bed and when I laid down it hurt my ribs, so we were both sleeping on the recliner couch. Two days ago Laura made it into the bed and last night I was able to lay down for the first time.

    Amazing how just the little things like sleeping in my own bed for the first time in over two weeks make me feel so good!!!
    • 611 posts
    June 23, 2013 3:16 PM PDT
    Thanks for the update Lucky. Glad you're on the recovery road... at least you're on the road again!
    May your and Laura's recovery be uneventful and quick enuff!
    Edgeman
    • 3004 posts
    June 24, 2013 9:48 AM PDT
    Yeah I hear ya about being able to sleep in your own bed again :) my hernia operation left me in a similiar state,no fun to make even the slightest of movements.Its good to hear you two are doing lots better !!!
    stay positive n the time will fly.
    • 1855 posts
    June 24, 2013 10:05 AM PDT
    Wow!!!! I go away for a couple of weeks and look what happens. I feel your pain. FYI, sleeping on the affected side is the best way to go. Glad to know you all are going to be o.k. I'm sure Laura will be wanting you to post her "recovered" photo.

    Peace
    • 846 posts
    June 25, 2013 6:24 AM PDT
    Glad to hear you're both getting to settle in to some normal comforts of home it the small thing like your own bed sometime that can make a difference. Hoping for a speedy recover for the both of you.
  • June 25, 2013 7:14 AM PDT
    This is great news, The MUTTS realy care about you two. Hope to hear about your continuing improvements.