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Old April 27th @ 01:04 pm   #1
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From: South Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6, 2008
Hi everyone,

As you all have been notified by "Wrench" I was in a very serious motorcycle accident a couple weeks ago. I just wanted to give everyone on this site the respect of letting you know that I WILL NOT be on two wheels anymore.

I am not even 21 years old yet, I've been riding for longer than I've had an actual drivers license and I've been in FOUR motorcycle accidents with NONE of them finding me at fault for any of them. I wanted to let everyone know that so you aren't guessing where I am and how I am doing.

UPDATE: I am walking on my own a lot and the projected discharge date from rehab is May 11th, 2012 at the latest. Please respect this decision and I REALLY appreciate all the kind words and support I got through all this crap that I had in my last wreck. I also want to thank everyone that became family and good friends to me, INCLUDING "WRENCH" for letting everyone know how I was doing and whatnot while in a coma. Big thanks to you, bro. Really.

Other than that, I will be at rides but in a car and I will be supporting all Vegas riders, especially Sin City Sportbikes. Thank you for everything, everyone. I appreciate it and thank you all from the bottom of my soul. RIDE SAFE EVERYONE AND WEAR YOUR GEAR! IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE!


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Old April 27th @ 02:39 pm   #2
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From: Las Vegas, NV

Motorcycle: GSXR-750
Thanks for posting up bro! Glad to see you on the road to recovery. Hope to see you doing backflips in no time!!! =D

PS - Did greggo get you some stickers???
 
 
Old April 27th @ 02:41 pm   #3
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From: Las Vegas/Summerlin, NV

Motorcycle: 2009 GSXR-1000
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Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
Thanks for posting up bro! Glad to see you on the road to recovery. Hope to see you doing backflips in no time!!! =D

PS - Did greggo get you some stickers???
+1
 
 
Old April 27th @ 02:41 pm   #4
Strout 91's Avatar
 
From: South Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6, 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by ars0n750 View Post
Thanks for posting up bro! Glad to see you on the road to recovery. Hope to see you doing backflips in no time!!! =D

PS - Did greggo get you some stickers???
Not yet. I'm still in rehab so I can't go get those till I get out of here and I really can't wait!
 
 
Old April 27th @ 05:09 pm   #5
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From: North Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2006 Kawasaki ZX10R/2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1600 Nomad
all that matters is that you survived and you are well on your way to a hopefully full recovery...
 
 
Old April 27th @ 06:08 pm   #6
Strout 91's Avatar
 
From: South Las Vegas

Motorcycle: Yamaha R6, 2008
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Originally Posted by Green_Dragon View Post
all that matters is that you survived and you are well on your way to a hopefully full recovery...
Thanks brother. That's all that really does matter. Everyone who has been here and there for me through this, is my family. No matter what.
 
 
Old April 27th @ 09:29 pm   #7
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From: BOISE IDAHO

Motorcycle: YAMAHA '06 FZ6, 2000 XT 225
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Originally Posted by Strout 91 View Post
I am not even 21 years old yet, I've been riding for longer than I've had an actual drivers license and I've been in FOUR motorcycle accidents with NONE of them finding me at fault for any of them. I wanted to let everyone know that so you aren't guessing where I am and how I am doing.

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Four crashes, probably a wise decision. Like you have said, you are very young and probably the main reasons why you survived and bouncing back so quickly You have a great future ahead of you.

However I hate hearing riders blaming the other drivers. A rider must understand that any crash, ultimately comes down to the rider, no matter who's fault it is. You have to understand that people will always take your right of way away, so you must know how, where and what to look for at all times. You will encounter the most conflicts at an intersection, so just because you have the green, you can't assume that you are good to go. If you ride assuming, you won't last long. This is why 90% of riding a motorcycle involves your mental skills rather than your physical skills.

Whenever I approach an intersection, I always look left and right and always have my horn covered and I am always ready to swerve or brake. I never relax. As I have always told my students, ride like if nobody sees you, your invisible.
 
 
Old April 27th @ 11:40 pm   #8
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From: Northwest

Motorcycle: Kawasaki Ninja 250R
Awww, sorry to hear you won't be riding. Although I really don't blame you. Are you gonna get a bike for track days, like you were talking about earlier? Or is it 0 riding? And you better not disappear completely. You're too cool of a dude for that.
 
 
Old April 28th @ 01:41 am   #9
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From: North Las Vegas

Motorcycle: 2002 Yamaha YZF-R6
Gonna miss riding with you bro! Strout91 was the first person to offer going riding with me just over a year ago. Him sharing his experience has taught me a lot, and I am very grateful to not just know him as another rider, but to call him one of my best friends. However, I respect his decision not to ride anymore. No matter how much training and experience you have, eventually you have to enter that intersection to cross it. For a split second there comes a point of no return, and there are just some accidents that are unavoidable by the rider. A motorcycle is ruled by the laws of physics and while you can do everything you can within those laws, sometimes things are still not going to turn out ok. That's why all riders need to wear proper gear.

We'll miss you riding bro, but are glad you're doing better and hope you won't become a stranger to your riding brothers.
 
 
Old April 28th @ 06:59 am   #10
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From: The Devil's Playground

Motorcycle: Shift Red 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1
Just be sure to take care of yourself. That's the biggest thing.

That and be sure to keep dropping in to say hi now and again or we'll hunt you down.
 
 

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