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Guzziboy66
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PostSubject: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Wed May 21, 2014 9:34 am

So the heater for my garage failed inspection because the chimney is not high enough.  The chimney pokes through a standing seem metal roof.  The roof has about a 45 degree angle to it.  My father and I procured more stove pipe and a kit to brace the extra length and tried to install it all yesterday afternoon.

We split two extension ladders and laid one half each on the roof either side of the stack.  These we clamped to the standing seems of the roof.  Two clamps each side.  I climbed up on the roof and used the ladder on the right to get up to the stack.  I extended the stack and connected the stabilizer. Then I moved over to the left side and started working on that stabilizer...

That's when the fun started.  The clamps (I installed them) gave up and me and the ladder I was standing on slid off the roof to the gravel 12 feet below.   Ouch.

Two hours later I emerged from the Emergency Room with an air-cast and crutches.  Miraculously nothing is broken.  Both heels hurt like hell and my right ankle is swollen about 1/3 its usual size.  Have to be off my feet for three days. Have pain killers.  Have wife and kids to help me.  I can only blame myself and the injury is really not that bad.

A friend is picking up my GRiSO and taking it to the dealer for its first service and a new shock install.  I'm supposed to leave next Wednesday, the 28th for my annual trip to Vermont.  Hopefully I'll be able to ride by then.  I had to tell the story somewhere...
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Wed May 21, 2014 10:30 am

damn! that was unlucky (or lucky I guess depending on your view point....)
get well soon
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Wed May 21, 2014 4:38 pm

Well, more "ghetto cred" for you for surfing the unsurfable! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Wed May 21, 2014 6:29 pm

LOL.  I did not want to post anywhere, for fear that it would sound like a "look at me and what I did" thread...   But godamnit..  I did something stupid and lived through it!  And I'm really happy about it.  I'm just hoping that it does not ruin my annual trip to Vermont...  Which starts the Tuesday after Memorial Day.  My plan is to leave on Wednesday.  I want to ride... My bike is at the dealer getting its first service. It's Aldo getting a Matris shock installed. I wanted to flog/tune it before my trip...

Now I'll be happy to be there..
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Wed May 21, 2014 9:20 pm

No friend of yours got your "brilliant" deed on video??? Sad
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Thu May 22, 2014 3:33 am

No video evidence! Only one witness - my dad.
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PostSubject: Re: NGC - New sport - ladder surfing   Thu May 22, 2014 6:24 am

Dad? Did he whip you for being a bozo???  My mom would have done that to me.

Enough of giving you a bad time. Here's to wishing you being in good enough shape to ride your GRiSO like you mentioned in the OP.

DM
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