Thats what we are all trying to figure out. He was unconcious for some of the time, but he did manage to get his leathers off.
I ride solo all the time. I guess it is just food for thought. It is rare that I post anything of value on these boards, just thought this was something to think about..
He couldn't find his way back to the road because he was disoriented, all that honeysulckle and wild plum, he didn't know which way the road was.
I usually only ride solo back and forth to work. Any other ride, my husband is usually along.
He is my life partner and my riding partner....I consider myself lucky to have both partners in one person!
If I had no partner, then I would definetly be riding solo a lot.
I don't think I've ever ridden with anyone else. I just prefer to ride solo. I guess I never really thought about being injured where no one could find me. That must really suck!
I think I'll go for a ride now...Solo.
OK here is a personal story went riding with a friend....hit the twisties on the way to a meeting...got to a stop sign and friend wasn't behind me...drove back and forth down the road a total of 4 times to see where I lost her... didn't find any signs of a mishap....assumed she turned and took a shortcut to meeting place....got to meeting place and she wasn't there....15 minutes later got a phone call from a stranger... friend gave him my number let me know she had wrecked her bike.
She had hit gravel and run off the road into a ditch that was 10-12 ft deep... no skid marks nothing.... her and bike laying in ditch....she was concious the entire time...heard me ride back and forth by her couldn't do anything...Broken leg in 2 places, broken ribs and dislocated shoulder. after 15 minutes she finally found the strength to throw her helmet out of the ditch into the road (it took several attempts) She had her cell phone in her saddle bag and not on her person... it was some 30 yards from where she was. This story ended happily...she was riding her bike 4 weeks later...
A combination of her quick thinking and prayers to God helped her make it through the situation. In fact 4 weeks after the wreck she went on a mission trip to Hondouras without a cane, crutches or pain pills... not bad for someone with a broken leg.
We got a cell phone for that purpose and on occasion when you are out in the middle of nowhere, like Laconia, N.H., you can't get any service!! That would be my luck. The ditch I wrecked into wouldn't have any cell phone service!! :-/
I always ride solo.. only been on one ride with anyone else, and it just happened to a have 12+ monsters. I usually try to bring my cellphone, but its so bulky (old) i hate having it inside my riding jacket - it cuts into my ribs.
As for bringing my own food/water, well, ill risk starving in a ditch somewhere.