So far this year isn't getting off to a good start for me. I was bummed out about the death of David Bowie, my car is still in the shop and it hasn't been fixed yet, I still need to find another job and on February 16th I crashed my new scooter.
I was riding down an unfamiliar rural road in the middle of nowhere when I glanced at my GPS (Google Maps) for a split second and by the time I saw the loose gravel in the road I applied the brakes, but it was too late. The scooter's back wheel fishtailed out from underneath me and my left leg hit the pavement doing 40 MPH. I must have slid on that slippery gravel for about 10 to 12 feet before I came to a stop on my back. After a minute of collecting my thoughts I tried to get up, but I couldn't feel my left leg. I looked up and saw that it was broken at the knee. I wish I could have been like Heero Yuy in M.S. Gundam Wing and just popped the broken leg bone back into place, tie it up with a bandage and walk away, but I guess I just not that strong. LOL!
Thankfully and old lady drove up and she called for help. The ambulance took me to a hospital in Fort Worth and shortly after I arrived I was being prepped for surgery. I don't know how long I was asleep, but when I woke up I had a big bolt in my thigh, another big bolt in my leg and a steel bar connecting them together. I thought "WTF is this thing?!!!" LOL! Two days later they performed the final surgery and put stainless steel screws and plates in my leg. When I woke up I had a brace on my leg and the worst case of jet lag that could ever be imagined. I was sooo delirious that I couldn't even hold my head up! LOL! Now I'm back home and my recovery is coming along well, though I don't think I'm gonna be able to attend any cons this year. I might not be able to walk much or stand for long periods of time.
However, my scooter fared alot better than I did. It only has a broken reflector, a broken turn signal and scratches in the paint and it still runs. Go figure!
Damm, now that is one tough scooter!