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nimbleboy
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:05 pm  Reply with quote
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Today I hit a nice big patch of sand, dumped my Stella and dislocated my right shoulder. Doc said six weeks in the immobilizer.

Just thought I'd share...

Be good,
CJ
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Derrick
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:31 pm  Reply with quote
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That sucks.

I have to say that crashes are VERY common among new riders. I don't know your experience level but I do know that people with little or no experience on two wheeled vehicles are much more prone to crashing.

Please, if you are new to riding a scooter, go to an isolated parking lot and practise riding for a whole day or more before you ride on the street with traffic. Motorcycle school is also a huge help.

Don't let a scooters size fool you. They are just as dangerous as a motorcycle.

Nimbleboy, don't take this wrong. It could happen to anyone at anytime. I'm just voicing my opinion for new and future riders. Get well soon.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 4:47 pm  Reply with quote
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Derrick wrote:
Please if you are new to riding a scooter, go to an isolated parking lot and practise riding for a whole day or more before you ride on the street with traffic. Motorcycle school is also a huge help.


When I got the Stella, I hit the State Fairgrounds and rode around there, because it's all empty streets.
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Really sorry to hear about your mishap. Derrick's right, it could happen to any of us. It's easy to get carried away with the joy of two wheels & lose focus on what you are doing.

Then again, if it were entirely risk free, it wouldn't be as much fun.

Take care folks.
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Lisa
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 8:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Bummer! Heal well. If it is any consolation, my boyfriend dumped his brand new stella on Saturday, the first day he rode it. Fortunately no sling. (I checked that box last year in the rain on memorial day). It is easy to do!

Take care!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 9:16 pm  Reply with quote
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Take it easy C.J. and get well soon.
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nate
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Two sayings I've learned while hanging out at various regulars meetings:

"There are two kinds of riders- those that have been down, and those that are going to."

And "The enemy of good is better".
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Adam
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:51 am  Reply with quote
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Sorry to hear of your spill. While a dislocated shoulder is nothing to sneeze at, I am glad it wasn't worse. Hope you mend quickly and that you'll be back in the saddle soon.
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Stumpy
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Well...at least six weeks from now there will still be plenty of time to ride. That's something, right?

Everyone should be careful out there. It is pretty easy to go down in a hurry.
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chrissy b
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 9:47 am  Reply with quote
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wow ceej,
glad it was just a dislocated shoulder...
driving a bus is gonna be a challenge, huh?
on the bright side, you should be all healed in time for skooter du!

gambatte,
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sorry about yer spill dude...
hope yer scoot didn't sustain any major injuries either!
i have NOT been so lucky in the past.

get well soon!

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Brad
PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:49 am  Reply with quote
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I hope you get better soon and your scoot is running well when you get back on.

On the upside - nowthat you got all this spare time you can customize!

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Grant
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Thats sucks man. I hope you aren't in too much pain. How did the scoot fair?

Feel free to show on a Sunday and hang out anyway.
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michelle
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bummer but glad to hear it wasn't worse. now you can maybe join the most unique scooter customization group... the crash. i put my stella down on gravel about a week before the 2003 rally and botched the fender. kept meaning to fix it, but now i kinda like it. :)

here's hoping you can look back on your scratches and smile.
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Brad
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Scooters do seem to develop more personality as they get a few bangs and scratches. I know that some people like a pristine scooter, but I somehow feel guilty covering up/fixing all that history.

I bought the Bajaj as a practical commuter, but now that it's starting to show some wear, I'm getting attached to it,

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