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Bad side, I got into an accident, flew off, hit some trees at about 40MPH. Tore all the ligaments in my ankle, cracked ribs, tore the muscles between the ribs, bruised my lung and kidney, and uh, maybe some other stuff. Luckily I was wearing motorcycling gear, or it would have been worse. Also, two inches off in any direction from where I hit, might have died. Oops! :)
Would be a good time to get some more work done, but between not being able to sit without chest pain, stand without leg pain, and being loopy on meds, hard to concentrate!
Turns out snowmobiling is a dangerous hobby! Who knew?!?
But they're so much fun!
About 4 years ago I decided I was going to get a motorcycle. Took a state sponsored training course...passed no problem.
Took the dl test...passed no problem.
Next day I went to the BMW motorcycle dealer and paid $10k for a beautiful BMW motorcycle...man was it sweet.
Drove it home and loved every second. Highway driving, residential, etc. just had a blast.
Decided I'd go take it out for one more spin before rush hour hit. Got 4 blocks from my house and managed to run it into a curb...not only a curb, but the part of a curb that drops down into a storm drain.
Flew over the handle bars. Shattered every bone in my left wrist and got a compression fracture in my spine.
Those 30 minutes were great, but I'm not sure they were worth the bike and the 6 months of recovery. ;)
My friends put it quite succinctly...spent a weekend at the training, and $10k to learn how to/and be able to wreck a bike!
Ahh..some of us are just meant to drive cars.
As I said...I feel for you.
note to self...stay away from snowmobiles
Oh yes they are!
They keep getting faster and faster too.
Its easy to kill yourself on one of those sleds, barbed wire fences hinding under the snow can de-capitate you, falling through ice on a seemingly frozen lake, colliding with a tree at 60 mph and the big problem.... snowmobilers are usually drinking while sledding.
Were you drinking?
Other than that ... they are a blast!