Deer Meat

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Deer Meat

Postby BobBrown » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:30 am

Hey guys,
Tuesday last on my way to work at 6:40am I met up with a deer on Hwy 174. She literally leaped into me landing on the front end of my RT. It's been a tough couple weeks, I spent 4 days in ICU at Sierra Nevada Memorial with a broken left collarbone, 10 broken ribs, a fractured ankle, a punctured lung and a ruptured spleen. Against doctors advise I left the hospital a wee bit early and I'm back to work (for those of you that own your own business you know the drill). I've got to get strong as my wife is headed to Fred's place (UC Davis) for surgery this week and I need to be able to take care of her when we bring her home. I'm pretty bummed about the RT, really loved that bike. It may be repairable but may be beyond what insurance will pay to do that. We'll see. Anyhow I will miss the monthly meeting, the toy run and the Christmas Party this year, sorry but will try and come to breakfast in January. You guys have a good holiday and I look forward to getting back on a bike in a month or three.

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Gordon Olson » Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am


Got 100% well soon. See you in January. Maybe we should both get new bikes..... :lol:

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Mike Herte » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:06 pm

Ouch!! All the best for a speedy and full recovery, Bob. And good luck to your wife as well.
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Hawkster » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:21 pm

Diito on the speedy recovery.
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Fred(Prez2.1) » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:35 pm

Glad to see you are on your feet sooner than expected. Get well soon, and you know who to call if you need anything. Don't hesitate to ask, you have a lot of friends here.
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby RocklinMike » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:37 pm

Get well soon Bob. Sounds like you got beat up pretty good. You can replace the bike, all that is important is that you are ok. (or will be) You have to be a tough sucker when you're self employed. Ask me how i know. Take care and best wishes to you and your wife.
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby woodp » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:48 pm

Wow, Bob!

There are better ways of getting our attention - Motorcycle stunts in the parking lot, streaking through Susie's (nah, never mind), or buying everyone a round in Yerington, just to name a few ... ;-)

Glad to hear you're at least up and around. Get well soon!
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Kim J. » Tue Nov 29, 2011 7:48 pm

Damn Bob. Best of luck on your continued recovery, the recovery of your wife and the challenges of running the business - all at the same time. Hopefully you'll be mended and back on two wheels quickly - or at least in time for the spring rides.

We'll be looking forward to hearing the whole story at breakfast.

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby BruceA » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:54 pm

Bob, there is always another bike and hopefully this will be your one and only deer. The good news is you are here to tell about it. Not sure what you do, but if you could use some help, I find myself with more free time then I want right now. Get well soon.

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Bob » Wed Nov 30, 2011 2:41 pm

Good to hear you're on the mend.

Hopefully this will help cheer you up.

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby quack » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:28 pm

I hit one on the same road in 2006. Same injuries. I killed the deer with the impact, on my 2004 FatBoy. Did a got job on that too.You must've hit one of it's relations. Hope you killed it to. Glad you weren't hurt too bad, it only hurts when you laugh, or breathe. Try not to do either. Get well soon :)
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby JakeFingerson » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:34 pm

Glad you're going to be alright, Bob!

Get well soon and we wish you a speedy recovery.

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Postby petermeshot » Thu Dec 01, 2011 6:09 pm

Bob, Sorry to hear about your mishap. Heal well, brother.
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby LRM1200 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 12:23 pm

Glad you are recovering. Too bad about the RT. As I remember, it was the very first new 05 RT in the club.
Get well soon.

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Greg Smith » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:44 pm

Bob, you’re one tough hombre, both mentally and physically. Mend well fast my friend. Remember what Fred said, “…you know who to call if you need anything. Don't hesitate to ask, you have a lot of friends here.”

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Re: Deer Meat

Postby BobBrown » Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:47 am

Thank you for all your kind words, means alot to me. I believe I'm on the mend, there is still some blood and air around my left lung and they are threatening to put another chest tube in me. They will have to catch me first. Seriously, I'm not doing that again. My wife came through her surgery at UC Davis on Wednesday. It lasted 6 1/2 hours and she had trouble waking up so she spent 4 hours in recovery instead of and an hour. That really scared me but she's ok and I brought her home Sunday night. Both of us are kind of a mess, hope next year will be easier.

One thing I might need some help with in a couple weeks. If the insurance company decides to total the bike which is likely, A & S said I could pull my accessories (intercom, bar risers, GPS, etc.) off. Hopefully I can find another RT to transfer them to. When I get the go ahead I'll bring some tools on a Saturday and perhaps I could get a bit of help pulling them off. I can't bend real well yet.

Dave at A & S said he could give me a hand which is really nice but I hate to ask him during work hours you know?
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Re: Deer Meat

Postby Mike Herte » Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:54 pm

Consider it done, Bob. I'll be there for the company meeting at 8:00 a.m. We finish at 9:00 so I'll be there to help. Send me a p.m. if there are any other details that need tending.
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