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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2007, 10:22:10 PM »
good to see you man.
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2007, 10:31:21 PM »
I caught your reply at the CCS site...and I'm relieved you're ok...beat up, but ok!
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2007, 11:18:29 PM »
Good talking to you at the track. G-reg and me were both relieved to see you walking around even though you looked like hell.

I HOPE you got your apology....

Heal quickly!  :thumb:
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2007, 12:08:13 AM »
Major relief Jason. Heal up and next season is around the next corner! :thumb:
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2007, 12:43:35 PM »
here's to a speedy recovery  ;D
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2007, 10:32:32 PM »
Well here's the short version of what happened...

I don't actually remember the incident itself, so that part is just based on what I've heard.

Blackhawk farms raceway runs a "Racer practice" every Friday before the race weekend, so I've been running them all year.  On a side note, Practice was a LOT more dicey than usual, there were some guys out there making some really sketchy passes especially for a practice session and were very difficult to get by,  So More than once I'd let them get a ways ahead just so I was clear of them.  This weekend turned out to be one I shouldn't have run.
During the third session after lunch break, about half way through  I exited T5 like normal, about mid track, then pulled it back over to the left to get a good turn in for T6, I was happy to see that as it meant I'd have a fairly clear track for the next lap or so to string a good lap practice lap together together without traffic in front of me.  Then the next thing I know I wake up and see Tom- the track manager (not exactly what you want to wake up to...) and Karen - Head EMT from BHF over top of me talking to me, telling me I was going to take a helicopter ride, and I'd be OK...
Apparently I was hit pretty hard from behind, I can see from the marks on my bike is was my rear tire that was hit, and I went down really hard.  I still don't know exactly who hit me or why, but It was something I never expected to happen in practice, I try to be as respectful as possible ie if someone shows me a wheel I give them a little room and let them by as it's only practice.  I was knocked unconscious for somewhere between 3-5 minutes as was still out when the ambulance arrived, so they called for the life flight as they feared I might have sustained a head injury.  I was flown to the nearby Rockford Tramua center, and held over night for observation.  I was released about 2:00pm on Saturday and finally made it back to the track.

The Damage.
I have a small bruise on my brain between my eyes on my frontal lobe (a good solid concussion).
I broke my Right Collarbone - Not too bad.  hey, it matches my left now   ???
Bruised Ribs on my right side.
Some bruising on the inside of my right knee
And I'm pretty sore and stiff all over... Gee I wonder why   ::)

The Bike is in really good condition.. Needs a New Foot peg, Clip-on Bar, a little fiberglass work and a re-spray (but it needed that anyway).
 

More pics here: http://www.cbr600rr.com/gallery/album120?page=1

My suit (cut off), Back Protector (cut off) and Helmet are toast, but they did they're job and are easily replaced.
 
 

Thanks To everyone.... And I'm alright, well as alright as I ever was.  thumb
Especially Jeyrod - Good to meet you finally  & Fret   :thumb:



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Hope he's okay.  Not another collar bone either... ugh.

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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2007, 10:51:04 PM »
Glad you're ok Jason! Scorpion EXO-700 Crash test in the near future?
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2007, 10:57:03 PM »
Sweet, we get another gear review. :P


Off work for a while?

Heal up quick. :thumb:
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2007, 11:35:31 PM »
Ohhh man!!! I'd be so pissed about the suit being cut off, but as a Emergency Room Trauma Nurse, I've cut off a lot of expensive shit in my 10 years (doesn't include the 8 yrs as an EMT).

So you did take the chopper ride...pretty cool aye? Let me know how much it costs and heal up quick!
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2007, 08:10:39 AM »
Get well soon. :thumb:
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2007, 09:20:04 AM »
that's gonne be one bitch of a bill.  Good to see you're doing well tho.
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2007, 10:43:58 AM »
Hey man, Glad to hear you are alright.  Get fixed up quick.  :thumb:

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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2007, 11:43:32 AM »
And I'm alright, well as alright as I ever was.  thumb

Which ain't saying much :lmao:

You did a definite number on the gear there man.  Wow!!!

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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2007, 02:28:08 PM »
what about direct deposit Jeff? The United Way gets a whopping $5 from every paycheck, I could prolly switch that to the RFF if I knew how.
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Re: Jason took a trip via hospital!
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2007, 04:55:08 PM »
Hey there Copper Top, if there's is anything I've learned from you, its that you may not like crashing but you are damn good at it. Ever consider being a stunt double? It would be less expensive and you may even make a few bucks. Nows your chance to get that Honda plate put on your collar bone. You said you wanted it on your next break. Hope you fell better Goof Troop.

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