Yeah, so six years ago today...this happened.

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  1. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    I'll say it again...you guys are [email protected]&kin awesome!

    I worked in the motorcycle business for the bettter part of twenty years. I was also an instuctor with the M.S.F, for almost seven of those years. So, when I say I have seen some gnarly stuff! I'm not exaggerating...none.

    I lost a great friend, John Myers. He was a three time NHRA World and three time AMA Pro Stock Drag Bike Champion. Not to mention one of the greatest guys you'll ever meet. World class rider, but he got in over his head, hit a guardrail and died 30 yards in front of me. Two weeks later, on a memorial ride for him, I lost a second friend that was hit by a drunk driver.

    After countless funerals, benefit rides and preaching "Safety First" like a I was a TV evangelist. I go and get pitched 43 feet, into oncoming traffic...uh, I mean...after "flying" into oncoming traffic and surviving the sloppy landing...yeah, that sounds better. I decided quick, fast and in a hurry...I had ridden for the last time.

    I do miss it. But the passion I put into motorcycles had to be put somewhere..right? That's how/why I ended up here...still winning!

    Ultimately, I'm just glad to be here with some of the coolest folks I have ever had the honor of calling my friends.

    Much love to all of you guys!
     
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    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Oh yeah, at UAB Hospital. They are the sh!t! I mean, six surgeries later...it still looks like the X-ray. But hey I'm just stoked that it's still connected to the rest of me...kinda.;)

    U.A.B is the sh!t! Not only did the kinda fix the shoulder, but they fixed up the seven spiral fractures in my humerus, six broken ribs, fractured sternum, a puctured lung and three fractured vertebrae, and a fractured pelvis.
    I would have shared the x-ray of the lower stuff, but it's NSFA (anybody) you can clearly see my junk. Nobody needs that kinda negativity in their life. :eek:o_O;)

    Thanks bro...I'm glad to be around here as well!
     
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    DreamTheaterRules Julie's back!

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    Vaughn... always cool and sometimes extremely understated. :D
     
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    DreamTheaterRules Julie's back!

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    I’ll vouch for this. I’ve seen the xrays and Scott is the 6 million dollar man... minus the bionic replacement parts. I’m just sayin’ they eat a lot of fried chicken down south. No coincedence that some of the bone grafts were a bit fowl. The main side effect being some unbelievably oval bowel movements...
     
  5. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    Yeah, I wanted Dr. Oscar Goldman...Nope! I got Dr. Here Holdma Beer...I'm relatively sure I remember hearing "Nurse! I need some Super Glue and some Duct Tape!" STAT!!!!
     
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    Stories like this (mostly from my dad) are the reason I don't ride.



    Do you still watch NHRA? They're in Vegas going side by side by side by side 4-wide.

    I went Friday after work, all day yesterday, and I'll be there all day today:D:p:D



    I love it so much. I'm trying to get a job working on Nitro cars.
    The schisty part is that if I do get on a team, I'll have to give up guitar all together.:(

    18 hour days in the shop
    Endless days driving the transporter
    100+ hour weekends at the track:D

    It's not a job. It's a lifestyle
     
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  7. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Scott, man...it does my heart well to know you have perspective from these experiences. And you use it to lift a lot of people up around here. That’s your gift to us. Thank you!

    A friend of mine had a similar experience and he’s currently staring at the corner of the hospital room, sucking air, and that’s it...3 years later. My half-empty cup of coffee knows more about its existence. You hit the flippin’ lottery and aren’t blowing it on hookers and slot machines. I second Sergio’s sentiments.
     
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    Tremontinator Banned

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    Tell me more about these hooks of which you speak...o_O

    There's lakes around here with trout in em. I need a good hook
     
  9. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    So I shouldn't let Candi pull the bar for me anymore? :oops:
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Things are pretty sweet around here when we're worrying about the Candi bar...
     
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    Tucson Thump Mint Heavy Relic

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    Glad you came out fixable. We're an airport security's joy.
     
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    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    If you paid the money, you certainly should let Candi pull the bar.



    :eek:
     
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    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    OK thanks... I feel better now.
    Candi.... Candi! We're back on baby! (She's such a slotty girl)...
     
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    Tremontinator Banned

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    Can I get a ruling on this from the judges?
     
  16. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Pie is not Candi.
     
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  17. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    :rolleyes:
     
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  18. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    What if I had pie on Candi?
     
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    DreamTheaterRules Julie's back!

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    New member calls "pie." Didn't even think that was allowed. Going now to review the forum rules. :confused:
     
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  20. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    Oh, I totally agree. I was matching your implied eye-roll. :cool:
     

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