Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Borepatch Took a Spill

Our host and primary author broke 5 ribs and a collarbone in a motorcycle accident. He is currently hospitalized. He was awake and conscious enough to be able to send me that information. I don't have anything else right now.

I will provide updates and details as soon as they are available.

51 comments:

That Guy said...

Get well, Borepatch!

Dan said...

Indeed! And install rollbars, maybe?

housefitter said...

This is why I sold my dual sport motorcycle...

That Guy said...
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chris said...

Get well soon!

Mark Philip Alger said...

All the best for a speedy recovery.

M

Tony Tsquared said...

Get well soon.

We need the details as this should be a good story.

Bob said...

Prayers going out.

Tacitus2 said...

Awww, man.

Get well dude.

Tacitus

WoFat said...

A motorcycle has the glide path of a foot-locker.

Bräuista said...

Wow! Take it easy and mend well! Keep us posted.

Comrade Misfit said...

Ouch! Hope he heals fast.

Rev. Paul said...

Prayers for a speedy recovery on the way.

Laura said...

heal up.

girlfriend of mine dumped her Ducati a year ago. cracked all three big bones in one leg. 3 days ago, she was riding at a track day.

so, again, heal up. gotta get back out there. :)

burt said...

Prayers and well-wishes, BP!

Hat Trick said...

Oww! Well wishes for speedy healing.

Aaron said...

Ouch, get better soon, and here's to Borepatch having a quick, full and complete recovery.

Wolfman said...

They say there are two kinds of riders- those of us who have dropped a bike, and the ones who haven't YET. Heal up fast!

Dave H said...

Like they say in politics, "if you're going to lose it, lose it big." I know it's sore now, but you'll have a great "Oh yeah? That's nothing!" story to tell in a few months.

Hurry and get better, so you can tell us about it!

armedlaughing said...

Yikes!
Get well soon, Borepatch!

gfa

Wraith said...

Them damn things is dangerous!

But that's why they're fun. Heal quick so you can get back on!

Dirk said...

Get well soon, Borepatch! Though, I know that, at our age, "soon" is relative.

Probably not a good story in it - most likely some dumbass pulled out in front of him, claiming "I didn't see him!"

Old NFO said...

Ouch... Get well quickly my friend!

Michael Brahier said...

Well wishes for you, BP.

drjim said...

OUCH!

Here's hoping you recovery to full capacity soon.

And prayers sent...

IRISH said...

DAMN! That sucks. Get Well BP!

Hope your recovery is speedy and you heel well.

Irish

IRISH said...

*heal

ZerCool said...

Here's to a speedy recovery... And take comfort that you are now part of the Second Group of Bikers. :)

Weetabix said...

Get well, and don't do that again.

Two wrecks of my own convinced my wife that I should never have a bike again. I walked away from both, and only one was my fault.

I think the thing that really drove the nail in the coffin is that I called work to tell them why I was late, and I didn't call her. They did.

Jennifer said...

Ouch! Be careful out there. Thanks for letting us all know.

WOZ said...

If he's anywhere near Birmingham AL and needs help let us know.

maddmedic said...

Dammit!!
Get well!!

Ken said...

Prayers and best wishes for a complete and speedy recovery (and -- if it isn't too much to ask -- no more than minimal damage to the bike, after all the work BP put into it).

Murphy's Law said...

Aw, man. Hope to hear that he's ok and we want the full story.

Jon said...

I was gonna say what Wolfman said, we all drop a bike at some point. Hope you get healed up and out of the hospital rapidly to ride again!

mopar said...

Like others said, it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. Now that you got yours out of the way, heal up and get back in the saddle.

Paul, Dammit! said...

Damn. Rest well, take in lots of clear liquids once you're home, BP... vodka, gin... and joking aside, get well soon.

daddybearsden.com said...

Ouch! Hope he's OK and gets better soon!

chiefjaybob said...

Rats. He'd just got the bike where he wanted it.

Heal well, friend.

Chickenmom said...

Oh no! Please, please mend quickly! I broke three ribs in my back last year. I feel your pain! Don't try to be a tough guy - take the meds!

Unknown said...

Get well soon, my friend.

-ed

ProudHillbilly said...

Yow! Heal quick!

doubletrouble said...

Crashin' sucks!
But, yeah, you either have, or you will.
Prayers your way for full recovery.
I

M J said...

Having been through my own trials on a bike all I will say is that I'm happy you made it and get well soon.

Brigid said...

Breaking your clavicle is never humerus.

Thanks for letting me know right away. Glad we could talk, even though you were sort of out of it.

Weetabix said...

Oh, Brigid. Really?

This is your one sternum warning not to do that again.

Ratus said...

Get Well BP.

Keads said...

Get well soon BP!

On a Wing and a Whim said...

Weetabix - why bother telling Brigid to behave? You know she'll just fibula.

jon spencer said...

Get well and follow the DR's rehab orders.

Goober said...

Holy cow... I go away for a day and THIS?

Ted, seriously, get better. You have my support and prayers, and if you need anything that I can provide, let me know.

Be strong, man.