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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-29-2013, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Got taken out by a trailor last sunday

Went out for a brisk ride last sunday and on a corner at the top of the shenendoah mtn (rt 33 in VA) an F250 with a 15 ft trailor pulled across my lane and I ended up hitting the rear end of the trailer pretty much destroying the RC51s front end. I flipped in the air and landed on my hiney pretty much my hiney is half numb but no broken bones so even though it was a pretty bad crash didn't really hurt me too bad thank god. The weather was Sunny with a couple clouds, roads were dry nothing on them. I was doing about 45 to 50 around the corner and the guy with the truck and trailer just pulled into the driveway at the top of the mountain coming across my lane and nothing I can do but hit the brakes and luckily missed the middle of the trailer which could have potentially sent me flying over the guardrail down the mountain but ended up just clipping the back of the trailer which was probably the best thing I could have done at the moment. The RC is tore up but I do plan on a rebuilding it slowly but surely so hopefully within the next year or two I'll have it back on the road but we'll see. Just wanted to let everybody know what happened and I'm doing okay and appreciate all the help and advice from everyone on the forum.


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Glad you are okay. Get a parts list readyvwhen you are ready.

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So sorry to hear that buddy...
Was the truck responsible for the collision? Sounds like it.
Like Mb says, get a parts list, we'll help you get what you need.

Really glad you weren't hurt very bad.

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sorry to hear man. sounds like you were pretty lucky. glad you are not hurt.

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Really sorry man.....hope you fix it soon and be on the road again......perhaps you make it look even better now that you remaking it! Never know...

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Glad to hear you are ok. The bike can be rebuilt however its hard to rebuild us. Keep a positive attitude and you will be back on the ol RC soon

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Sorry to hear of this. Most important is you're OK, the rest can be repaired hopefully at the truck driver's insurance cost.

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at least your ok mate, sorry to hear about your RC

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Glad your ok
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