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Hi All... I was in a serious motorcycle accident last year (got run over by a semi). I've had many angels looking out for me and, after 4 months in the hospital and physical therapy (my injuries included a broken pelvis and multiple skin grafts on my legs), I am walking again and back to work. I've ridden for 10 years, started a women's riding group (Dangerous Curves Home Page), and had started a women's touring company (www.northstarmototours.com).

Awhile back, I’d been up at Alice’s and seen the CanAm Spyder. Had always thought it was a pretty cool looking machine and, from what I’d heard and read, was a pretty fun ride as well. On Saturday, I was headed to dinner in Pleasanton with my dear friends, Scott and Sue (who were also with me when my accident happened last year), and there just happened to be a CanAm dealer nearby in Livermore. So I thought I’d stop by and see what one of these things was like up close.

Scott came over for some moral support and when I asked if it was possible to take a test ride, the sales guy, Kregg, said you betcha! And I just happened to have my gear in the trunk of the car (hmmmm, wonder how that got in there? ;) ), so off we went. We stuck mostly to the streets around the area which were mostly industrial so not much traffic to deal with. It definitely handles differently, more like an ATV, and Scott was chuckling at me trying to lean on it through the turns! Lol It would definitely take a bit of getting used to but would be a good stepping stone to getting back out there with something a little more stable. So I'm here to do a little research on the vehicle before making the decision to pull the trigger.



 

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Hi, I recently purchassed a RT-S from Kregg, and I highly reccomend him as a dealer. My wife dumped her Sportser six years ago and got hurt pretty bad, she hasn't ridden sense, but she loves the new Spyder, and is back riding again. After you get a couple of hundred miles under your belt you'll make the transition to the Spyder. Althought I find it a bit difficult to keep transitioning back and forth between my Electra Glide and the Spyder, but after a ten minutes on the Spyder I stop leaning and contrasteering.
 

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One more thing.... your tour business looks like a lot of fun! Hopefully a Spyder would get you back on the road. Love the pics at Yosemite, you certainly know how to put together a great tour!

I'm in the process of trying to find a job in the San Jose area (My finance' lines in Sunnyvale), so hopefully I'll be out that way full time soon.
 

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One more thing.... your tour business looks like a lot of fun! Hopefully a Spyder would get you back on the road. Love the pics at Yosemite, you certainly know how to put together a great tour!

I'm in the process of trying to find a job in the San Jose area (My finance' lines in Sunnyvale), so hopefully I'll be out that way full time soon.
Thanks! Unfortunately, the economy has not helped with the touring business (not to mention my accident... ;) ) so it's sort of on the backburner for the time being. We may go a different direction with it (i.e. shorter trips and incorporate skills/training along with the ride) but most likely it won't be until next year.

Good luck on the job search out here... what type of work are you looking for? I'm in Santa Clara so looks like if everything works out, we'll be neighbors! :cool:
 
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