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Shift Assist ( a cripples tale)

Discussion in 'General' started by bpro, Nov 17, 2023.

  1. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    Jeeeeeezus. I don't think that those words have been typed into a single internet post in history.


    You might not have your legs, but you got determination in spades.
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  2. BC

    BC Well-Known Member

    Best of luck and I hope everything works out for you.
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  3. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    Your determination is remarkable. Best of luck today.
  4. pjzocc

    pjzocc Well-Known Member

    Good luck today!
  5. Boman Forklift

    Boman Forklift Well-Known Member

    Good luck, and I hope to hear you making it out to the track next year.
  6. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    Good luck. I really miss racing since becoming a paraplegic. :(
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  7. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    I did leave a little advice for the surgeon 15896.jpeg
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  8. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    BTW. Everything went well and I am back in my room recovering. Thanks for the support, well wishes and as always a venue to have a few laughs. I will be accepting free beers all weekend at this year's vintage days so you can all bask in my glory ( or at least sit in my shade)
  9. Razr

    Razr Well-Known Member

    That's a very quick surgical recovery, glad you're awake and posting. Pretty incredible.
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  10. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    Not sure where you are, but it's my experience that where there is a will there is a way. Once I get back upright let's figure something out.
  11. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    You can still "git er done" as a para. I'm on the red FZ07 chasing MotoAmerica rider Eric Reed at the last endurance round at Barber. We had a lot of fun trading places.
  12. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    I'm looking forward to finding my limits. To be fair my situation is no where near as life changing, but I see nothing so far that can't be overcome.
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  13. pickled egg

    pickled egg Rocky Mountain. Hi.

    Some guys will do anything to get down to “race weight”…

    Glad to hear the surgery went well. I’m flabbergasted that you’re posting after just having that done!
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  14. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    To be fair they pumped me full of the good stuff.
  15. dobr24

    dobr24 Well-Known Member

    There is a guy that runs at NCM all the time. He is handicapped and in a wheel chair but seems to get along pretty well. Chris Meyer of Fastline trackdays and Elena Meyer's dad may have a line on who he is for some tips. Fastline is on Facebook or you can PM for his wife becky's email. I have it.
  16. bpro

    bpro Big Ugly Fat F*****

    I was talking with Hancock about that rider over the weekend. Once I get home I plan on putting all my notes together and start putting together a plan. Not sure if I'll ever race again beyond vintage days but I'm pretty overwhelmed with all the support and info received so far.
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  17. Having been involved in Joes bike prep and doing a lot of research because I’m get hyper focused on stuff Pro-Shift is ImO the best overall package by a decent margin. Key to making it work is doing the math up front on angles, travel, etc. Also getting the timers right for your bike as they are meant for short bursts and holding that force too long.
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  18. CRA_Fizzer

    CRA_Fizzer Honking at putter!

    I'm in minnesnowda.

    If I didn't hate what the CRA has become, I might think about it. They can kiss my cripple ass.
  19. speedluvn

    speedluvn Man card Issuer

    Some men are just cut from a different cloth! :Poke:
  20. Can tell you being involved with Joes project was great. In all my years at the track, Joe coming in the pits after his first session out or even first time riding the bike was the best moment I’ve had at the track and ranks up there with some of the best of my life. Was a lot a sweat and tears but worth every second.
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