Author Archives: drc

Baja Rally prep (video)

As usual I am LONG overdue for a blog update.  Over the last few months I have been working on getting the bike ready for the Baja Rally.  In addition to that work has been as crazy as ever so … Continue reading

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Scene of the crash

Looking at the videos on my phone the other day I remembered that I had shot a little video of the site where my crash at Black River Stages 2012 was.  This was shot one year later, as you can … Continue reading

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News… and more news!

Hasn’t been much to write about in quite some time.  I never got around to posting an update after Black River Stages but it was fairly uneventful…. which is a good thing.  In 2012 at BRS I had my crash … Continue reading

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Bike repair update

Another video blog entry.  Overview of progress on the bike rebuild.  Thought I would have the bike fully assembled but not quite there.  Should be able to properly test it out over Labor Day weekend.  

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Video blog entry – crash damage

Rather than try to describe the damage I figured a video was the way to go.  If you want to see what happens to a Yamaha when it hits a solid object at speed here it is.

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Yes, I am still here!

Since it has been about 8 months since my last post I should probably re-assure everybody I am still alive and kicking.  Lots going on in that time…. unfortunately not much of it motorcycle related. My knee is mostly healed … Continue reading

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My story in print!

For all of you who say I should write a book here it is… OK I only wrote one section of it.  The next instalment of Ted Johnson’s “Tales From the Bivouac” will include my story from the Mexican 1000 … Continue reading

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When it won’t bend, force it!

It has been 3 months since my incident at Black River Stages, 2 /12 months since the surgery, and 2 months since I started PT.  The doctor is very happy with the repairs to the ligaments themselves but the biggest … Continue reading

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Recovery

As usual I am long overdue for posting an update.  Those of you who follow on Facebook have heard some but have not told the full story yet. Four weeks ago I went in for surgery to repair damage to … Continue reading

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Knee surgery today

About to head off to the hospital for surgery on my knee.  Plan is they will keep me overnight for observation. If all goes well should be home tomorrow.

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