From: Wudsracer on 30 May 2007 23:31
>On Wed, 30 May 2007 21:08:58 -0400, "Dean H." <moto(a)groove.calm> wrote:
>> Could you copy and paste the details from KTM talk? My current
>> HusqvarnaTalk account requires exclusivity and I can't or don't want to
>> KTM Talk.
>Wow, yeah that's some hoops to jump through getting into that special little
>world. Sort of that teutonic "it's not easy being superior" kind of
>attitude. They probably don't want my type there anyway.
They probably don't care much for my presence, either, but it didn't
stop me. <VBG>
I joined a couple of years ago in order to spam the classifieds there
about a KTM pipe I had for sale.
The membership still works.
'06 Gas Gas DE300
'82 Husqvarna XC250
From: oldfart on 30 May 2007 23:38
I wouldn't want to join a club that would have someone like me for a
On May 30, 8:31 pm, Wudsracer <dirtbike_smackoverRem...(a)yahoo.com>
> >On Wed, 30 May 2007 21:08:58 -0400, "Dean H." <m...(a)groove.calm> wrote:
> >"Joseph Rooney"
> >> Could you copy and paste the details from KTM talk? My current
> >> HusqvarnaTalk account requires exclusivity and I can't or don't want to
> >> join
> >> KTM Talk.
> >Wow, yeah that's some hoops to jump through getting into that special little
> >world. Sort of that teutonic "it's not easy being superior" kind of
> >attitude. They probably don't want my type there anyway.
> They probably don't care much for my presence, either, but it didn't
> stop me. <VBG>
> I joined a couple of years ago in order to spam the classifieds there
> about a KTM pipe I had for sale.
> The membership still works.
> Wudsracer/Jim Cook
> Smackover Racing
> '06 Gas Gas DE300
> '82 Husqvarna XC250
> Team LAGNAF
From: scrape on 30 May 2007 23:45
On Wed, 30 May 2007 17:44:46 -0700, "Joseph Rooney"
><dennisbk(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> On May 30, 3:47 pm, WoodsChick <TamiRow...(a)msn.com> wrote:
>> > Seems Mark went and got hisself hurt last weekend.
>> > Compound fracture of his left femur...ouch!
>> > http://ktmtalk.com/index.php?showtopic=232148
>> > Here's to a quick and relatively pain-free recovery, Mark!
>> > Tami-
>> I was camped at Winom Frazier with my family. It's an annual thing
>> for us. I'm sorry we missed you guys. I'm also sorry to hear about
>> Mark's injuries. I hope there's no permanent damage and he heals
>> Dennis Kennedy
>> '98 XR400
>Could you copy and paste the details from KTM talk? My current
>HusqvarnaTalk account requires exclusivity and I can't or don't want to join
>Get better Mark!
tresa and i were on an atv-width trail, hemmed in by low dense
trees, on a very gentle curve, so there was limited sight distance
but not any terrain reason to slow down.i was probably doing
20-ish. we had just turned onto the trail and i caught a little
air over a water bar, and was going to jump another one. my
estimate of the other rider's speed is kinda guesswork, but it
happened MUCH faster than any similar situation i have ever been
in, with zero time for corrective action. by the time i realized
he was there, i was lying on the ground, and not feeling too
great. i couldn't feel anything near my knee, although my foot
still worked, and i could clench my toes and move my ankle and
stuff. it seemed pretty obvious that my upper leg and lower leg
were not really connected any more, since moving one had no effect
on the other. since all the numbness was in my knee, i was kinda
thinking dislocation, but not really interested in taking a look
at that particular time.
within a few seconds i heard more bikes coming (we hadn't seen
anyone in hours) and tresa alertly ran down the trail waving her
arms to make sure i didn't get run into again. after a few minutes
of assessing the situation, and the other guy's injuries (not as
serious), i sent tresa out to the road to find someone with an
atv. some of you may realize what a cranky impatient little biatch
i can be, and no one thought it was a great idea to just keep
laying there and waiting for the sun to go down, so 2 fellows got
some branches and splinted my leg with electrical tape to see if i
could stand up on the other leg. that worked out ok, so we started
thinking about one of them riding me out, but it was obvious that
my foot was going to dangle on the ground, which didn't seem like
fun. so i wisely had them lift me up so my right leg was on the
peg, and just rested my left leg on the other peg to keep it from
flopping, and had them start the bike and put it in gear and give
me a little push, and i rode out the 2.5 miles to the road,
standing on one foot, and hoping no one would come the other way,
since my ability to take evasive action was pretty limited. at the
intersection with the pavement, tresa and a guy with a truck were
already there, and i managed to shout out to support me when i
stopped so i wouldn't fall over. so they got me into this guy's
truck (Rex) and he drove us back to our camp about 40 mins away,
then dirtchic's family got me situated in the back of my truck and
tresa drove me an hour to lagrande. at the hospital in lagrande
they took xrays but by the time they cut my pants off it was
pretty obvious that i had a busted femur. only a small part or two
had actually poked out of the skin about 5" or so above the kne
towards the inside. the ends of the bone were a ways away from
so lagrande had no ortho available, so they flew me to boise.
after getting hurt around 430, getting to lagrande around 730, i
left there around 10-11 and got into boise about midnight. the
ortho guy on call had a car accident victim to deal with first
that was in danger of losing his leg, so i just hung out until 7
or so when they got me into surgery.
initially, the doc thought it would be pretty straightforward, the
bone was broken clean through about 4" above the knee, so he was
just going to zip in, insert a rod to hold it all together, and
sew me back up. once he got in there tho, it turned out that the
lower section of bone was split in 2 pieces all the way to the
knee joint, so he ended up using a metal plate and a buncha screws
to put it all back together.
looks like i'll be on crutches for 6 weeks. right now i can hop
around a little, get up to pee, etc..... The keep giving me nasty
painkillers that make me sick to my stomach and i keep asking for
less and less. i went entirely without them the night after
surgery cuz i was sick of being nauseous.
the worst part for me is not being able to comfort tresa. it was
quite a shock to her to get the call on the way back from oregon
that one of her close friends had been killed earlier in the
weekend. now i feel pretty helpless. thankfully i should be going
home today, so i can at least be a burden on her, lol.
thanks to all for the pm's. i'm not feeling well enough to answer
them just at the moment, but i will get to it soon.
Go fast and aim for where the trees aren't.
From: scrape on 31 May 2007 00:15
On 30 May 2007 20:38:00 -0700, oldfart <alan.westcoast(a)gmail.com>
>I wouldn't want to join a club that would have someone like me for a
Imagine all the people.
Go fast and aim for where the trees aren't.
From: Dean H. on 31 May 2007 07:09
>>I wouldn't want to join a club that would have someone like me for a
> Imagine all the people.
Eventually it was discovered
Did not want us to be
All the same
For the Governments of The World
As it seemed contrary
To the doctrine of
Portion Controlled Servings
Mankind must be made more uniformly
If THE FUTURE
Was going to work
Various ways were sought
To bind us all together
But, alas SAMENESS was unenforceable
It was about this time
Came up with the idea of TOTAL CRIMINALIZATION
Based on the principle that
If we were ALL crooks
We could at last be uniform
To some degree
In the eyes of THE LAW
Shrewdly our legislators calculated
That most people were
Too lazy to perform a
So new laws were manufactured
Making it possible for anyone
To violate them any time of the day or night,
Once we had all broken some kind of law
We'd all be in the same big happy club
Right up there with the President,
The most exalted industrialists,
And the clerical big shots
Of all your favorite religions
Was the greatest idea of its time
And was vastly popular
Except with those people
Who didn't want to be crooks or outlaws,
So, of course, they had to be TRICKED INTO IT...
Which is one of the reasons why
Was eventually made
- The Central Scrutinizer