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  1. it is and you have...see you on a ride...
  2. cool maybe try and sort a combined weekend where you guys do your stuff and us mere mortals do our stuff...OMG might want to tag along too? anyway here is not the spot to organise it...but that loop in the wet as cruiser said would be a different kettle of fish?
  3. the ride started with the "happy birthday to you" group song.. .....all of the above...thanks chris for hassling me to tag along...in such illustrious company its easy to feel intimated...but i gotta say that was from it...i didnt need any help (thanks rob and bushy justin) and guys just overtook me as and when they did.....think I may have did the same a couple of times too. Again you delivered cruiser....spot on ride level IMO it was great to watch the good riders in action, murdoch and gypsy flying past....great techniques...smooth and in control....i reckon murdoch passed me when he already passed me about 3 times? good riders standing on the pegs all the time...thats on my bucket list but at 54 and a casual rider......? mmmm...i will settle for standing as and when required...lol I would love to see these guys having a red hot go up the snotty hills....problem is I probably couldnt get there too watch...lol Chris a great mix of tracks....big river is a great place to ride...gypsy and crusty and co...come for a sleepover a couple of nights...there is heaps more cruiser and murdoch can show you guys that is right up your alley.... so after we got the ride out of the way...it was pin the ears back for a shindig at cruisers....dan became level 4+....spose I did too.....snags and bread for starters....lamb and pork for mains....throw in a few beers and lottsa laughs...well played cruiser...you did good popstar... nice to see deb and luke, and edge and tracey too....get back on the bike edge...you are a long time off it great day and night, its great to talk to members about stuff not just dirt, life and shit etc.... i think whilst we all have a common interest, we can chew the fat about more important isssu, give/accept advice, which may be listened too or not, more thanks cruiser and everyone that rocked up....yesterday is why dirtriderz is such a great forum....
  4. fair enough mate, just trying to sort a few blokes and not make it a big one for everyone else...you saw the jist of the thread.......is it ok if i just PM?

  5. actually DG, probably stay the satdy night, few beers and a bbq after the ride... head home sundy?

  6. how you going mate.....back on the bike?

     

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      pretty good mate....he is home, still wheel chair bound, meeting this week with the docs to see if he can start putting weight on his pelvis and start rehab walking. its been a **** amazing recovery...all the docs are astounded....obviously we all appreciate how lucky we are.... whoever controls this world wasn't prepared to punch his ticket...

    3. splints

      splints

      you wanna come on the cruisy tallarook ride egg is running? we can go up together

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      splints

      thinking of staying satdy night.... few beers...bbq...what say you mate

  7. thanks to geoffro and all his helpers for setting up the weekend.....great to meet old and new faces...go for a ride and "socialise"... so to my version of awards.....feel free to add your own.... harryD....calling the dimsim competition. harryD...being able to speak at that stage given he teed off at 9am that morning miranda...we all enjoy a knock off after the ride... but a bottle of vodka in 4 hours....tidy work...see photo above... geoffro and co.... organising the weekend noodles and co....satdy ride...getting us all back safely for shenanigans... luke..,. gun run for my slab.... cruiser... no reason just a good bloke IMO.... and giving me a hand on the sundy ride everyone else... good chats...companion ship...lots of laughs....we all have a story....its great to be able to be in an environment where people fell comfortable enough to tell them..
  8. Thanks to All who have posted positive msgs....i know i bang on about it but tell your kids it can happen to them... thats the point of this thread....a new chapter begins ..... tomorrow he starts a new chapter and goes to the epworth to start re-hab..i not sure but they will start rehab on his broken arm....smashed pelvis (maybe a bit later) and i reckon they will do tests to measure the extent of brain damage IF ANY...he is speaking well...is lucid....back to a few smartarse comments as 18 yo do etc.... he has already tried to stand...bad move ...but no issues...he has been told thats it...do what you are told...... he will now that he has been moved as he will consider this the home straight.........and hopefully it is....only he thinks the straight is a 2/3 weeks...its more than likely 8 weeks.....hopefully he is home by xmas... i will update in a week or so when I see how he is going at re-hab....looking forward to stockmans with son 2....offer is there if you feel like bonding with the kids
  9. it is 3 weeks plus 3 hours since we first found out our son was involved in a crash...we found him 2 hours after he left our house...he had no id on him...his mates found him...3 weeks on... so nicko is due to go to the epworth for rehab in the next day or so...paperwork in place we are waiting for a bed... i reckon we don't appreciate our health system in victoria until we need it... add TAC...our police force/ambos etc.,.. and bugger me....i have had the first copper on-site asking how nick is...he may face shit bc he was riding what he shouldn't have been but he also said they may think he has been thru enough ...again TELL YOUR KIDS COPS AREN'T BASTARDS....THEY PICK UP YOUNG BLOKES EVERYDAY "BODY WISE" BC OUR KIDS CHOOSE TO TO STUPID SHIT... any way nicko has 2 months at the epworth... he thinks a few weeks but we roll with that....brain damage wise? ...cant be sure he speaks slowly but as to where he was 3 weeks ago is a miracle... he has good short term memory...can pick his nose...and his spoon doesn't hit his ear... you can tell he is going ok...he also has a fair bit of remorse re what he has put us all thru including, his girlfriend who dare i say it "he loves". he knows he should be buggered/dead... he doesnt know the full story but i will tell him when the time is right... so in a nutshell.... we think another bullet roof kid has dodged a bullet....still not 100% sure he has no brain damage...., but show them this.... your kid may not be so lucky.... respect to you all .... the alfred in melbourne rocks and will be getting a donation from me....will update soon in a week or so...in the mean time... TELL YOUR KIDS!!! thanks to all that I know and have msg me.. I will be at stockmans the day after the granny for a few days with my other son doing easy stuff if anyone wants to join in...all about bonding...if you want a day or 2 with your kids...come along...easy tracks...cruiser will sort out the diehards...lol...
  10. little bugger likes his kip...he was taken off sedation and painkillers at 6am yesterday....it wasnt until about 8pm he opened his eyes and moved his arms and legs... I was at home but mum was there with his girlfriend and a few mates... they all saw him move, eyes open...obviously he had no idea wtf he was...but its a good start... i saw him today and he opened his eyes when I asked him as i was showing him pics....he squeezed my hand...yep the tears flowed... docs are surprised how is progressing...mri revealed no damage to body parts/organs... he is kissed on the **** by a fairy that one.... pelvis operation tomorra to re-set with plates and screws...long road ahead but we on the right track.... still dont know the extent of brain damage (if any)... kiss your testerone filled young blokes and show them this.... his 15yo brother brad has been a trooper, he now gets to take nicks sx250 away when we camp week after the grandfinal...nicko wont be needing it for a while going to stockmans if anyone wants to tag along...i ride with brad, basic tracks....its all about the bonding with our kids
  11. thanks guys , as I said its not about me...its about trying to educate our kids that it can and does happen to them..... anyway an update.... he was on level 20 sedation when his brain pressure was 17, it should be around 5-7. all other vitals, ie bp heart rate, oxygen levels have been great thank christ. so today they tried to wake him up...level 5 sedation which still is sleep strength but we may see a twitch or 2...his brain pressure has been 5-7 for the past 2 days which is pretty much what we all live in (i stand corrected if a member knows more). anyway tomorrow at 6am he is being woken and is back in the game.... things are looking good.... but the brain damage spectrum is this when he wakes up (after initial disorientation).... "what the **** am i doing here" ie 100% lucidity ..... to..... "i need a straw to have my yoghurt" ie my worst nightmare. cross all that you have troops, I dont know many of you, but appreciate we are all parents who either have kids coming to the bullet proof age , some who have got thru it and survived including us old farts, and probably many who have young kids who don't have to worry about it YET... tomorra is hopefully my fathers day present.... an 18yo son who forgot it was fathers day today and wakes up all good... it won't cost him a cent...he would appreciate that...and so will our family. ...stay safe
  12. thanks mate...tell your mates kids...and show them my post....not about me and our journey... if they dont want 12monhs of rehab if they get off lightly...tell them they are not bullet proof
  13. so thursday night my 18yo goes to meet a mate in brighton...2 hours later he hasn't arrived... he is on an R6...messages go out where is he?????? problem is he is a good kid but a smartarse who is bullet proof... he drifts his car, unfortunately, illegally most times, he has a bike license but not to ride that bike... but the power of the bike isnt the issue... he can ride... problem is he pushes boundaries coz he is a thrill seeker....pushes the cops with brake stops etc.,.,i only know bc I spoke to the investigating seargent at moorabbin today on what happened.... so i have the true story well tell your kids he is now in the alfred in an induced coma...shattered pelvis...broken arm..broken jaw...lungs punctured...we have no idea of the extent of brain damage cos they cant bring him out yet... he is showing good signs but the golden ticket is when they bring him out of the coma..and thats a few days away...hopefully he wakes up and says what the **** are you doing here...the other side is he can't wash or feed himself...yep we are shitting ourselves... I cant cry any more tears... not asking for sympathy and the next 10 pages of sorry.... show your kids this post and tell them it can happen to them!!!!!!! brutal I know gang...kids need to know
  14. well from us lower level riders it would be great to see you blokes go for it on the narly shit....and maybe learn a few things....appreciate its not what you usually do..your time is valuable when you get a leave pass...I will bring steak or tofu...
  15. bugger.... well there is still beer and a campfire mate...can't say us strugglers arent adaptable... see you at rosscos?
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