View Full Version : Summer in the terlit!!

06-18-2009, 12:22 PM
That pretty much sums up this years contests.
On my way down to Bar-B-Qlossal to help Plowboy with his vending aspirations, a skool bus pulled out in front of me and ended my summer.
The bike is not totaled (again) I have multiple spinal fractures,( wearing C-collar for 6 weeks) broken nose, nasal cavitys, skull fracture, abrasions and bruises all over the place.
They had to do emergency surgery on my left leg to save it. I will be fine in time but will miss all your smiling faces for a while. Already left Todd hangin, I just canceled judging Marshalltown, I'm not sure yet about Waterloo or Mason City but should be ready to cook at Waucoma.
So keep your eyes open for us bikers and I'll see you later.

06-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Are you chitting me!?!?
Thank God you're alive!

Dale P
06-18-2009, 12:35 PM
Man, im glad you are alive.
That is why i sold my fatboy. Everytime i got on that thing somebody or something jumped out in front of me. Buy a pit, its safer.

06-18-2009, 12:35 PM
Damn Ed!
So sorry to hear about the accident, sounds pretty bad but glad you will heal in time.
Take care.


06-18-2009, 12:40 PM
As they say, it's not IF you will crash your bike, but when and how hard.
I sold mine when I saw I guy on a shovelhead die in front of me in Atlanta traffic.

Glad you made it through, if not in one piece at least with them glued back together!

06-18-2009, 12:48 PM
And I thought my summer was succccky. You got me beat by a long ways, get better soon.

06-18-2009, 01:02 PM
Damn man, I'm thankful that you're breathing!!!

I agree, dump the bike and get a pit!

06-18-2009, 01:05 PM
Holy crap! Glad you made it!!

06-18-2009, 01:09 PM
Wow. I have laid mine down before but nothing like this.

Thank god you are alive and well (for the most part)

I hope you have a quick recovery.

06-18-2009, 01:09 PM
Hope for your speedy recovery

06-18-2009, 01:09 PM
Sounds like a real close one but as per above, thank God you're ok.
Hope the mending and recuperation go well and for a total recovery as soon as can be.
Hope you're feeling real better real soon.

Balls Casten
06-18-2009, 01:10 PM
Damn Ed sorry to hear. Glad to hear you are going to heal.

I try to follow most of the accidents and did not hear about yours. Did you know there was another school bus / motorcycle accident in Cedar Rapids on monday?

It's dumb enough for a driver to say they never saw the motorcycle after an accident. But for a school bus driver to say it is totally incompetent.

06-18-2009, 01:21 PM
Glad your going to make it.

I believe most bike accidents are caused by folks always in a danged hurry.

06-18-2009, 01:44 PM
Dude! Man, I'm not going to say "I'm glad you're OK", but I am glad you're alive and can keep the leg! Wow.

Get well soon, brother.


06-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Ed - Holy Cow man... I had no idea. I am just glad you are alive brother.
Ok.... so.... next year at Marshalltown...:cool:

Get well, you'll be in the prayers for a speedy and full recovery.

The Pickled Pig
06-18-2009, 02:24 PM
Get well soon Ed. I'll drink to your recovery every night for as long as it takes. :)

06-18-2009, 06:06 PM
That sucks! Glad you're alive, take care of that neck.

06-18-2009, 06:22 PM
Ed, had no idea. Get better and hope to see ya up at Waucoma.

06-18-2009, 06:35 PM
A BIG ouch! It's going to take some time, but you'll be back, I'm sure of it!
Take care and I hope the healing process is quick!

06-18-2009, 07:13 PM
Get on the mend Ed. I just sent you a PM.

Smokin' Joe
06-18-2009, 07:22 PM
Sorry to hear that Ed....get well fast, hope to see you in Waucoma

06-18-2009, 07:27 PM
My Dad worked in the Insurance industry and he told me: "Whatever you do, don't get a bike." I usually follow his advice so I bought a pit. :wink: Sorry to hear about your wreck Ed. Take care and try to enjoy your down time. Read some good books.

06-18-2009, 08:55 PM
t was great meeting you last year in DBQ. I'll think positive and look forward to seeing you this year in Waterloo!!

06-18-2009, 09:00 PM
Many BBQ contests will happen but you are only given one life so dont sweat it. Get well soon.

06-18-2009, 09:10 PM
Thank God you are alive.
Take care of yourself

06-18-2009, 11:58 PM
Wow - I had no idea! I'm sending thoughts & prayers your way, Ed. Hope you get more better more faster :biggrin:.