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Travex

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Spring got off to a pretty rough start here in the northeast and dry riding time has been at a minimum. Riding became all the more rare when I severed my right biceps tendon while working the tractor out of the muck. Was able to ride again after a couple weeks albeit with a weak wing. Decided to get it fixed and was riding just fine up until the day of surgery two weeks ago. After the fix my hand is now paralyzed/palsy. Nerve damage. No throttle... No brake. This sucks.
 

Fennellg

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I to will say a prayer for you. I find that I am often trying to get things done that are at the edge or slightly beyond what I can handle. I often joke that I can compensate for age with better tools, patience, and money. What annoys me the most about aging is eye sight. Needing readers all the time and perfect lighting is a bitch. You can’t fix what you can’t see. :)

Hang in there things will get better.
 
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EricV

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Very sorry to hear about the trouble with the arm/hand. Sending some good karma your way. I hope your body heals and you can get back to riding the way you used to.

If it doesn't, there are options that may work for you. A DCT bike and left throttle come to mind. It's amazing what we can adapt to.

Just saying, don't give up. And if motorcycling just isn't going to work, go buy a used Miata or other small sports car and enjoy top down driving. It's not motorcycling, but it's a decent substitute. I did that for a decade when I stopped riding for that time. It helps and can be a lot of fun too. Feel free to pm me if you have any Miata questions. I've forgotten more than most people will ever know about '90-'05 Miatae.
 

Travex

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I to will say a prayer for you. I find that I am often trying to get things done that are at the edge or slightly beyond what I can handle. I often joke that I can compancate for age with better tools, patience, and money. What annoys me the most about aging is eye sight. Needing readers all the time and perfect lighting is a bitch. You can’t fix what you can’t see. :)

Hang in there things will get better.
Thanks for your kind words Fennellg. I commiserate with you on your points.
 

Travex

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Very sorry to hear about the trouble with the arm/hand. Sending some good karma your way. I hope your body heals and you can get back to riding the way you used to.

If it doesn't, there are options that may work for you. A DCT bike and left throttle come to mind. It's amazing what we can adapt to.

Just saying, don't give up. And if motorcycling just isn't going to work, go buy a used Miata or other small sports car and enjoy top down driving. It's not motorcycling, but it's a decent substitute. I did that for a decade when I stopped riding for that time. It helps and can be a lot of fun too. Feel free to pm me if you have any Miata questions. I've forgotten more than most people will ever know about '90-'05 Miatae.
Thanks for those great thoughts EricV! They're all taken to heart. Hopefully DCT doesn't become a thing for me, but not opposed if it's the only way to play it. As an impatient healer I'm hoping stubbornness is a healing catalyst. Your Miata comments are sure timely. A friend stopped by yesterday in his to give me a new pair of gloves as incentive. I'll win this, but prefer to do these battles in the winter. Ride time is too short to fritter in the northeast.
 

Travex

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Indeed, I too have struggled with the weather this season, and riding was frustrating trying to ride in 30* temps. I sending prayers and good karma and a strength to get through the healing process expediently,
Thanks for your kind thought U.P.rider. Wishing better weather for you!
 

Jlq1969

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I hope you recover soon, and always see the positive side of things, maybe you can work as a secondary actor until you recover your sensibility and become famous:) E4E61FFB-03DD-46A4-B88F-DC1396BD1116.gif
 

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Hang in there Travex. A friend of mine tore his bicep tendon while weight lifting. His recovery after the surgery took several months, but he made a near full recovery. Hopefully yours goes well. I feel for you, especially after enduring this past winter. Riding season is here and you are laid up. Good luck and best wishes.
 
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