Dance Me to A Deer Collision

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:38:34 GMT  <== Entertainment ==> 

Last Sunday, August 17, I took a long scooter ride to Fall River, MA, to dance with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds. On the way home, after midnight, I hit a deer, went down, rolled a few times, and broke seven ribs. Full story at

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I hope your recovery

Submitted by Plug Nickel Outfit on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:23:12 GMT

I hope your recovery goes smoothly and quickly.

Just curious - you refer to your 'armor' in your recounting. Do you mean just the usual type of protective gear common to motorcycle riding - or is this something more specialised? I've never heard anyone refer to their riding gear (jacket, boots, gloves, brain pan, etc.) as armor - though that's a fair description.

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Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:56:20 GMT

Slightly-better-than-usual riding gear. Plastic coat and pants, more abrasion resistant than leather. Full face helmet. Boots. Gloves.

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Wow, scary! Glad you're

Submitted by Leor Zolman on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:19:00 GMT

Wow, scary! Glad you're more-or-less intact!

I've been grounded all summer, since getting a pulmonary embolism on a flight from Boston to Denver in May, and finally having it diagnosed at a hospital in Aspen (where I was attending and presenting at a C++ conference). The blood thinner drug they put me on, Xarelto, has many benefits: no blood monitoring, no injections (just take a little pill once per day), but one big downside: there's no "quick reversal" for this I can't afford to suffer any kind of major trauma, like a motorcycle accident, and I agreed to stay off my bike until I'm off the medication...

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Get well soon!

Submitted by MamaLiberty on Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:03:03 GMT

I promise to help with your recovery... no new jokes until you say your ribs have healed. :( I had pleurisy once, and that was torture just to breathe. Can't imagine that many broken ribs.

Get well soon! I have a joke you'd love. LOL

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Wow, worst thing I have

Submitted by M J R on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:39:06 GMT

Wow, worst thing I have had to deal with was a bee that got into my helmet. You are very lucky, just a short time ago a biker in this area had an unfortunate encounter with a Canada goose and was killed. Be careful.

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