Monday, April 07, 2008

Good progress today

I'm still in Portland, my friends here have given me all the time I need to figure stuff out.

Today I made things right with the Oregon DMV, got things going with the insurance company, and spoke to Dave at High Gear Powersports who is awesome and is awaiting my wreckage to look it over and fix it.

I'm still pretty sore, but getting better with time and rest.

I went to the couple of motorcycle shops nearby that were open today, and didn't see anything I liked. So tomorrow I'll be checking out the rest of them. With any luck, I might be getting back on the road on one of these. The model with ABS, of course.

When I do get back on the road, my route might change some. I set out to avoid interstates, but have lost some time. So, I might do a combination of 2-lane highways to get to fun things to see, and then hit the interstates to get to the next area of fun stuff.

Thanks again to everyone who has sent along good thoughts and recovery wishes. They mean a lot, and they're helping.


cstatman said...

they will hear the "Clang clang clang" of your ENORMOUS brass balls before you get to their city.

I am so glad you are making progress! We are cheering for you!

R6Chick said...

Concourse! The FJR is a mighty sweet ride.

YAY, BRAD! You da man!

Anonymous said...

"When I do get back on the road..." that's the spirit! I was dismayed to read the earlier plans to toss it in a truck and drive back south. This sounds better.

May your insurance come through quickly and smoothly enough that you end up in their commercial as a success story: "...and he was on his way on a new bike in no time!"

tonymiley said...

Brad -

An Irish blessing for the rest of your trip:

May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
A full moon on a dark night, And the road downhill all the way to your door.
And may your glass be ever full!!

Ride on!

Julie Erdfelt said...

WOOHOO I'm glad you're getting back on the road soon!

If you have any general insurance questions, let me know!

Anonymous said...

I hope you're able to get everything resolved soon. The rest of the trip will be great - you're doing something that less than 1 in a 1000 do :)

Can't wait to catch up on all the stories! Call if you need anything.

Marc said...

Sweet ride, I second the FJR recommendation. Whatever it is, you'll have a blast. Looking forward to seeing you here on the east coast.

Geo Mealer said...

Alright! That's sounding a lot better. I'm glad to hear you're swinging back towards continuing. I think you'll be happier for doing so.

I like the Concours 14. Lots. But then, you knew that. :)

Don't forget that if you're on a new bike, you should also pick a route that varies the RPMs some.

Rachel & Brent Busby said...

The problem is that you were on a dirt bike. Those things are supposed to crash. That is how you know your ridding fast enough. The CONCOURS 14 is a street bike so that’ll work better. Of course you cannot say you rode a lawnmower cross country if you get that bike.