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To All: I had recently put my bike for sale but it is no longer available as a whole bike. I left the road and crashed badly on Sat. Sept. 11. I have two broken legs, a broken neck and will need several surgeries before I am able to walk again. In 3-6 months I will hopefully be able to be mobile and will take inventory on the bike and sell what I have. Thanks for all the help guys and please ride safe.



God Bless



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OMG Dan! I'm glad you're still able to get word to us!!! I hope and pray that you have safe, as painfree as possible surgeries, and heal up soon!!! What happened, if you don't mind me asking???



Wow. Please know I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers



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Dan, I'm sorry to hear of your accident. My best wishes to you for a solid recovery. I hope you have family to help you through these hard times.



This has not been a good month for our family here. Be careful everyone.
 

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I second what PhilBrewer said. Sorry to hear of your accident Dan. Just a bummer of an event. I wish you speedy recovery as well. We'll be keeping you in our thoughts as you mend. Too bad about the bike as well. Keep us posted on your recovery. And if you want to share what you think happened about your accident - perhaps we all can learn from it to prevent another such incident happening in the future.
 

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Wow bad news all over today,sorry to here about your crash Dan. I guess I can say I know how you feel as I had a bad dirt bike collision 3 years ago that laid me up for 4 months. I`m sure your hurtin right now and have a bit of an uphill climb ahead of you but the good news is that the Docs can do amazing things these days and the body will heal.Keep your chin up and best of luck with the recovery.
 

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Thanks for the kind words and prayers guys. Still trying to piece the accident together but i missed a curve on a road that I had not ridden in a couple years as it was just finished being reconstructed (curvy uphill grade). Last memory was O shit I'm going to miss the turn. I'm not sure why I missed it as I was not speeding and was being cautious (going on a test ride after I fixed the oil feed to the turbo that was leaking because I did not get it tight enough when replacing o-rings on camshaft holder). Blacked out right away and was out for quite awhile. I woke up to emergency crews working on me. Rumor has it that the bike went end over end many times with me attached and that my helmet likely saved my life. I will post bike pics when I get the opportunity. I have an unbelievable group of family and freinds helping me to get through the tough road of recovery. Again thanks for the prayers and kind words. To those that have replied to my for sale posts, please be patient and I will get back to you when I am back on my feet. I have a positive attitude and will make the best of this unfortunate situation. Keep your helmets on and tires on the ground fellas. God Bless.



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Dan I hope the Doc's keep you in good shape and my thoughts go out to you for a fast and healthy recovery
 

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Holy shit, you seem pretty calm and matter-of-fact about all this. If it was me I'd BE TYPING WITH THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON ON AT THE VERY LEAST SO IT LOOKED LIKE I WAS YELLING. But seriously, glad to hear that your life was saved and that you're already fired up to get healed.



Just don't skimp on the physio when you get to it. I neglected the physio stuff when I rolled my truck and I'm paying for it 16 years later.



Way to go helmet!
 

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damn dan you just had to top cobrams crash huh????? well at least you are alive to tell us what happened and i hope you get back to normal or as close to it as possible heal quick brother
 

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Dan Tenn,



Sorry to read of your accident. Another of our group to remember in prayers for healing and recovery.

Incredible crash from the sounds of it and glad to hear you are still with us. Hope the legs and neck recover well and quickly.

I've dealt with neck issues so I know what physical terrorist, er, I mean physical therapy is like. And ankle and knee issues have put me through PT for that as well. The PT today is much more advanced and they know how to rehab the injuries. Hope you have good doctors and a good PT place to go to. Find out from Sports Medicine specialists in Orthopedic Surgeons who they recommend. You generally will get the best PT care from those places.



You know you have friends here who can help cheer you up if you feel down. Looks like you have good internet access.



Hope the docs and nurses take good care of you.



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jeez,2 down in a week.

real sorry to hear this dan.wish you a speedy recovery.



seems to hurt a lot more whem its one of us
 

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I'd give anything to be able to turn back the clock on this event Dan. Rest up, keep your spirits up, ask the doctors lots of questions as you are your own best advocate, and I hope that your recovery is is even swifter than anticipated.
 

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Wow,



Well two things...



Thank goodness you are a follower of ATGATT. I don't think you would be here otherwise.



Hopefully this will help people realize road conditions and situations change all the time,

and you cannot always predict what is going to happen. Please be careful out there.



I also agree with the physio stuff. I'm a UPS driver and believe me after over 21 years I

stand on top of a lot of people that either didn't make it or are pretty screwed up because

they didn't go through all the physio. Good luck.
 

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Dan, my sincerest wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm going through the "light" version of what you're going through, I was hit broadside on Sunday by a car, and it sucks. But, as you've probably heard a throusand times in the last week, you're lucky to be alive. Sounds like such a cliche, but damn if it isn't true. Every time you think you can't take it anymore, or start feeling overwhelmed by it all, just remember the alternative. The alternative to walking in a few months is to never walk again, the alternative to all that pain you're in would have been to not feel a thing...ever again. You've got the important things taken care of, the most important is the good bunch of friends and family looking out for you.



I'd offer to help, but our injuries don't compliment each other, my right side is wiped out, if you had wiped out only your left we could have leaned on each other and it probably would have looked somewhat normal. You know, like when you put two people who talk to themselves side by side, at least they look like they're having a conversation.



Plenty of time to worry about the bike later, concentrate on what's important now, the rest will take care of itself in time.



I can ditto what Dave says above about the PT, this morning my Doc said "if you think it hurts now, wait till you start PT." But all the good it does far outweighs any temporary setbacks.



Hang in there and keep us posted on your progress.
 

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Dan, my sincerest wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm going through the "light" version of what you're going through, I was hit broadside on Sunday by a car, and it sucks. But, as you've probably heard a throusand times in the last week, you're lucky to be alive. Sounds like such a cliche, but damn if it isn't true. Every time you think you can't take it anymore, or start feeling overwhelmed by it all, just remember the alternative. The alternative to walking in a few months is to never walk again, the alternative to all that pain you're in would have been to not feel a thing...ever again. You've got the important things taken care of, the most important is the good bunch of friends and family looking out for you.



I'd offer to help, but our injuries don't compliment each other, my right side is wiped out, if you had wiped out only your left we could have leaned on each other and it probably would have looked somewhat normal. You know, like when you put two people who talk to themselves side by side, at least they look like they're having a conversation.



Plenty of time to worry about the bike later, concentrate on what's important now, the rest will take care of itself in time.



I can ditto what Dave says above about the PT, this morning my Doc said "if you think it hurts now, wait till you start PT." But all the good it does far outweighs any temporary setbacks.



Hang in there and keep us posted on your progress.


Dan,



Glad to hear you are ok... I always think of it this way - The bike is replaceable, you are not. So, I'm glad to hear you are going to recover.



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