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moto_rph last won the day on October 17 2022

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About moto_rph

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    Really Trying Hard
  • Birthday April 28

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    Dirt & Street - I'll ride anywhere and everywhere because I just like to ride.
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    sport touring, cross country touring, ADV, dual sport...and beer
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  1. you guys are killing me! I'm still getting used to having titanium in my shoulder. Ortho says not to pick up anything heavier than a cup of coffee. I think he means NO RIDING I was all @shutterrev fault. I started hot dogging and decided to pass him out on Grapevine/Old Culp....200 yards later, I was down! First bone I've ever broken...hopefully the last. I won't see you on the trails till May(ish)
  2. @DoubleD, great to meet you and thank you for being proactive. For no other reason than that, I'd be there to support you but I'm nursing a self-inflicted collarbone break for the next few months. The best I can come up with is kudos to you and I'll ride with you soon
  3. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR WELL WISHES! Some of you I haven't met yet, but the brotherhood is there I wish I had a colorful story to go along with this accident, but I don't. I can expand a bit on the initial writeup by @shutterrev. As he stated, we were heading north and just completed Grapevine and headed onto Old Culp to come out on the S22 in Ranchita. I was on comms with @shutterrev and told him I was feeling a bit feisty and with that, I blasted by him. For all of you familiar with this area, the terrain now starts descending into the valley. (apparently that's why they call it Culp Valley). I got about 3 turns and 200 yards ahead of my partners and hit a right hander....the berm was great until it became an erosion gully (descending, remember?). It grabbed my front end and I wound up straight into a large manzanita which spit me out HARD on my right side (see pic) @shutterrev didn't see it, but heard it through the comms....apparently I was articulate with my pain. After catching my breath, we decided to continue riding, albeit at a slower pace. By the end of old culp, I decided to leave the gents to continue their ride and I was going to ride back to my truck and head home...a bit shaken up, but no big deal. 20 mile street ride to truck...S22 to S2 to 78 to truck. Once I got there and spent 20min getting my jersey and armor off, I knew I was in a pickle (sorry @PaulyPickles). Then, when I felt the orange sized lump where my right collarbone was supposed to be, I realized I was running on adrenaline. Well better continue on with the adrenaline cuz you're the only one there to load your bike! Started it up and drove it sidesaddle up the bumper carrier..tied it down...whew! Now I get into my truck...a 1993 Dodge 1 ton dually....WITH A STICK SHIFT (right collarbone)....adrenaline, don't leave me now Got going, made a phone call and found out my urgent care was in Escondido, so adrenaline got me an hour and a half there. Told the doc that as a retired pharmacist, I should be able to invent a drug that would make me act my age. She said if I do, she has about 30 patients she wants to give it to So that's the long answer to your question @350thumper. The short answer is "if the sand looks too glorious, relax and take a breath....maybe that feeling of being a teenager again will pass"
  4. Well, I was all set to go to the rally. Set up to rough it in Cabin 9 but went riding on Sunday and broke my collarbone and 2 ribs. Surgery on Friday. I asked the ortho if I would be ready for the rally in mid-March. He didn't have much of a sense of humor (surgeons never do)....looked at me like I was from another planet! Said I'm bikeless for 3-4 months. Take lots of pictures!!
  5. haha! Here's my pictures from the trail. Just got a call that 6th and 7th rib is fractured also.... Ortho appt at 8am tomorrow. we'll see about my metal. I just have to be patched up by the NOOB rally
  6. To say this is a trip of a lifetime is truly and understatement
  7. Haha, Tim you gotta remember, the days are short this time of year!
  8. moto_rph

    Solo Mission

    Jeez, I'd love to go riding with you Daryl but that's my 20 y/o mind talking....my 60+ mind tells me to stay in my lane
  9. type of bike is a good question....I'd like to know also
  10. I will be there! And since I'm so badass and iron butt, I'll be driving my pickup and hopefully getting a cabin
  11. moto_rph

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas to all....while it's 82 degrees outside
  12. moto_rph

    1994 Husaberg FC501 MXGP style machine build

    I bow to you....only in my wildest dreams would I attempt something as cool as this

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