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post #1 of 118 Old 08-18-2019, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Well, it was pretty while it lasted.

Let me start by saying... CRASHING SUCKS!

I have absolutely no memory of it, whatsoever, but I evidently hit a horse about five miles from home on July 24th. (Don't screw with me as I killed it with my face.) Then again, it broke my jaw in three places. If anyone's looking to shed 20 pounds in a week and a half, I have a foolproof method -- let the doctors wire your jaw shut. Oh, and a liquid diet SUCKS, too.

Looking at the debris field (after spending three days in the hospital), it appears the horse ran out from behind a barn, on the right side of the road, and pushed me off of the left side of the road upon impact. This is all speculation because, as I said, I have no memory of it, at all. All I remember is that I was riding and then I was sitting in a hospital bed.

Of course, the bike's totaled. The good news? I'm getting a gorgeous new 2019 GT Sport. That said, this is NOT the way to get a new bike!

As with when the deer swept me off of my '12, my helmet saved my life and my gear kept me from skin grafts. ATGATT, guys -- ALWAYS!

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Aw man, that's brutal, sorry to hear that! Looks like your bike took the brunt of it at least. I'm glad you're well enough to type and chime in. All things considered you seem to be in relatively good spirits. I wish you the best with your recovery.
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Eh...a little duct tape, some JB Weld and a few tie wraps and it'll be good as new!

Seriously. Glad you're ok and still have a relative sense of humor.
Heal fast.
And you're right....crashing does suck.

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Dang! From the looks it you're probably better off not remembering it.

Best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
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Glad you are on the mend.......that will be an awesome barroom story: "I killed a horse with my face"....Priceless! I tell everybody the 6" long surgical scar on my neck is from when I got shanked in prison.
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Russ, Wow.. just wow!

Good to hear your ok.. for the most part anyways.

What helmet were you wearing and how it fair the impact?
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Very sorry this happened to you. Hope you make a full recovery. Best wishes
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Thanks for the well wishes, guys.

I was wearing a Shoei Neotec and, in addition to the impact, I obviously slid on my face for a ways. Evidently, the impact shifted the helmet down on my face, a bit, because I also broke my hyoid bone -- fractions of an inch from crushing my larynx.

Miserable as eating through a straw may be, I'm still alive and kicking. I guess God's not quite ready to call me home, just yet.

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post #9 of 118 Old 08-19-2019, 12:28 AM
Russ, all I can say is I'm glad you are alive and hope you recover fully.

Hope the insurance finds the horse at fault.

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Thanks for the well wishes, guys.

I was wearing a Shoei Neotec and, in addition to the impact, I obviously slid on my face for a ways. Evidently, the impact shifted the helmet down on my face, a bit, because I also broke my hyoid bone -- fractions of an inch from crushing my larynx.

Miserable as eating through a straw may be, I'm still alive and kicking. I guess God's not quite ready to call me home, just yet.
So I'm guessing the chin bar stayed down and in place during both impacts, the horse and the ground?

If thats the case it says alot about the strength of the locking mechanism and strength of the chin bar.

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