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i had a real bad fall off a horse a couple of months back, been laid up with 3 fractured vertabra. now that i'm actually able to sit upright again i'll be coming back in to amuse and amaze ya'll

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yah, i hear those cervical collars are alot of fun. dude, sucks. you should stick with safer activities, like motorcycles!!

welcome back. you can still walk, right?



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yeah fortunately i can walk still, no surgeries are going to be required either. wiht motorcycles theres only 1 dummy involved, iwth horses it's 2. and though i still love horses, they really are just big leather bags full of stupid. thinking about building a sulky 2 wheeled cart) and traning onyx to drive.

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According to insurance statistics you are four times more likely to be injured in an equistrian event than in a motorcycle race.

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and its only because horses dont have throttles and brakes.
They have a mind of their own at times uhmmm !

Welcome back ,now that you have stopped horsing around you have time to catch up .

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.

Edited by - LILBull on Apr 19 2007 07:22:34 AM
 

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nahhhhhhhhhh wasnt his fault really, i knew he wasnt a really safe ride but i did it anyways. i will never ever ride him again though. and i'm keeping my horse too, just gonna build a sulky and train him to pull a cart.

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just got home from the doc. he told me a was healing beautifully, everything looks great, 6 more weeks with the freakin collar and restricitions. i'm having a party and an aspen collar burning ceremony i swear! so 6 more weeks of not being able to drive or ride a motorcycle, no lifting, excercising except for walking, or doing any major work on my project bike. sorry to bitch but untill you've been here well...............
thanks for letting me vent and rant, time for another 10/660 hydrocodone.

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I don't know if you're into video games, but Gran Turismo Tourist Trophy for the Playstaion 2 is ridiculously awesome. Super realistic road racing simulator with a large stable (like 150) tuneable bikes, from vintage works 2 strokes to classic streetbikes to modern superbikes. This game will burn up HOURS of time, guaranteed.

In any case, hang in there man.



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i dont have a gaming console but i dearly love the old favorite need for speed porsche unleashed theres another one i got this week called gt legends and it's too cool for words. the 2 best driving games for a pc. are there any kickass motorcycle games besides(insert sarcasm here) american chopper?

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GT legends is frickin kick ass. I have it. I am all sorts of out of control with the stingrays - it is really hard. On the positive I am hard on the wheel of lotus cortinas which I probably will never get to drive in real life.
 

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i suck badly at the game still, i'm using a wheel for the first time ever and it still feels a bit awkward to me lol


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years and years ago (1990s) I used to do autocross (then called gymkana) with may 1967 Chevelle SS. All the guys with hondas a BMWs thought I was insane for pusing a 2 ton detroit land yacht through the cones as hard as I did, but it was good practice.

It also showed me there are two types of performance drivers, drivers who drive by feel, and drivers who drive by the book. A by the book driver can look at curve and see the braking marker for every turn, know exactly when to power in, their technique is flawless and they can do repeat their performance reguardless of G -force. They tend to be on the conservative side. Drivers who drive by feel typically push their vehicle a lot harder and take a greater number of chances. They can feel the slightest variation of traction in their fingertips and are extremely adaptive, and they have faith in their skill. Overall Their technique is poor but their reflexes are fast and they can usually cover up mistakes with a lit of minute changes. They are the drivers who make the most improvement though practice. Great race drivers are usually a combination of both but start out as one or the other and have to learn the rest through trial and error.

Two years ago I went out to an arcade (dave and busters) with some subaru WRX enthuasists. There was this ferrari racing game and we all had a chance at it. The drivers who were by the book were setting low lap times and banging the high score right off the bat, the drivers who drive by feel (like me) were spinning that VR f355 off in the first turn every time, although after about $5 worth of seat time a piece we were cracking into the high score board. On the way out we decided to fuck around on some freeway clover leafs (on/off ramps) and those same guys who were banging the high score board were mortified when I passed their 'rexes and STi's a couple of times adound the clover leaf...full lock....4 wheel drifting...in a 1967 GTO...on bias ply tires with 14" rims.

Keep at it, I fully believe that there is a lot to learn about your own driving and riding technique from realistic driving games.
 

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2 years ago my buddy mark broke 2 or 3 processes (processors?) on around his 4, 5 or 6 while he was snowboarding with me. he was in the collar for about 2 months. i told him that when people ask what happened to make something up. like, he doesnt remember what happened, he just remembers waking up with firemen standing over him and they were just getting the hanglider out of the powerlines. theres really nothing you can do to fight the boredom. i called him everyday and made fun of him. it was about all there was to do. he was super pissed cuz he had a brand new car. he had just gotten it before we left. he had to sit and look at it in his driveway for like 2 months. hes still alittle stiff from it. hes taken up bicycling. hes going snowboarding again he says. even his wife has caved and is cool with it. and just a heads up, he has been getting acupuncture. he said it worked really good. and hes not a weird acupuncture kind of guy. good luck.

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i've been telling people i said "no" to the wife once too many times lol

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