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    Motorcyclist patiodadio's Avatar
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    Anyone have any more photos ?






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    Run is over...

    Yes, I found another photo, but it's not good. Darryl's OK.

    Posted on another forum:

    " just read where Daryll ran off of a cliff yesterday. About 10 feet down a
    tree caught his bike (good time to be a tree hugger!). Otherwise, there was
    another 100 feet to go. He is OK but out of the running."

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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    That sucks. Glad to hear Darryl's OK. It's a bummer about the bike though.
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    From Darryl's blog on the Vintage site, he said he was happily enjoying the ride down CA-1, one of his favorite roads. Apparently, he took a turn which required additional lean angle due to the speed, but the floor boards levered the wheels off the ground and he took the tangent off the road.

    He's in a hospital in Ukiah, CA, recovering from surgery to install some stablizing pins in his foot. He's doing fine otherwise, but as you can imagine, a little down on how things turned out, especially for the wealth of support he got from his team and others in the vintage motorcycle community.
    Kurt -- Forum Administrator ---> Resources and Links Thread <---
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    mine-ineye-deatheah-pielayah-jooa-kalayus. oolah-minane-hay-meeriah-kal-oyus-algay-a-thaykin', buddy!

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    Glad he is fine. We were just talking about levering the bike off the road in another thread this week.
    To add some trivia to this thread:
    Why is there a schefflera tree in the middle of the CA woods?
    Glad he is doing ok. Bummer about the bike, the ride and the foot.
    Hope he recovers quickly and that the bike comes through ok.
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    Really tough news.

    As for definitions: I'd say "not seriously hurt and gonna be OK" but I am having a lot of trouble with in the hospital, broken foot, surgery, pins installed, etc as being "fine".
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    Here's the recovery of the bike


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTrF8Mfpc2w
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    That hurts to watch.

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    Here's to a quick mend to Darryl's injuries...to a happy repair of the bike and a thanks for taking us on the journey...sad it ended as it did...still something to be very proud to have been a part of...Thanks Darryl!
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    Thanks for video
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    Here's a video from Stage 4, Milwaukee:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29xPE1xyn54

    LOVE Darryl's big smile near the beginning!

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    The Cannonball was a Great Adventure

    It was difficult, beautiful, hot, stressful, fun, scenic, cold, had great camaraderie, was wet, had great roads, freezing, had long, straight roads, made new friends, cursed a blue streak more than once, learned shortcuts for working on the bike, was blue skies, foggy, tiring, dark, shared parts and tools, was grey, had moments of beautiful nature, shared beers with others, worked late, got up early, drank a lot of hotel coffee.

    I don't regret a minute of it (but maybe 10 seconds...) and... and... well, I'm not ready to say if I'd do it again. Wait until I'm out of this stupid cast.
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    Regardless of the outcome, ya done did good! Hope you heal quickly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    It was difficult, beautiful, hot, stressful, fun, scenic, cold, had great camaraderie, was wet, had great roads, freezing, had long, straight roads, made new friends, cursed a blue streak more than once, learned shortcuts for working on the bike, was blue skies, foggy, tiring, dark, shared parts and tools, was grey, had moments of beautiful nature, shared beers with others, worked late, got up early, drank a lot of hotel coffee.

    I don't regret a minute of it (but maybe 10 seconds...) and... and... well, I'm not ready to say if I'd do it again. Wait until I'm out of this stupid cast.
    Proud of you and your effort, wish I could ride a great vintage bike across the country !


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    Darryl, I have a few qustions about the 10 seconds if you're up to it. How much faster were you going than you think you should have been going? Do you think that you might have made that turn with that bike at that speed if your line and body position were different? I am not asking these questions to beat you up try to make you feel bad. I ask because I wonder how modern body positioning late apexing might be applied to an antique motorcycle overcooking a corner. I'll use my buddies SoftTail to illustrate a point, he started trying to keep up me and some of the more 'spirited' riders in our group, he ground the footpegs down and nearly wore a hole in the primary cover. Then he took a course and now hangs off and late apexes. He keeps right up with spirits and doesn't scrape anything anymore. It would be interesting to explore the limits of lean angle and speed with and without advanced techniques applied. This could be done a disposeable relic of a vintage bike,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,A brand new Sportster!

    I hope your stay in the hurt locker is short and the bike comes though none too worse for her adventure. I was at the start and watched you leave.
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