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climber's near nevada...
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 5, 2012 - 07:18pm PT
so three years ago tonight i went into oncoming traffic at 90something mph in a crx up here in the canyon, 1130 at night and sober...
as#@&%e move, yes. i was really just tired and sick of it all and probably more suicidal than reckless...empty road, I *got* this...actually I just don't care (foot goes down, car goes forward...) i had just gotten a soft cast on my right foot too, had a broken toe all summer and finally had it xrayed...looked at speedometer (ooo faster than i thought !), looked down at foot, looked up...

I saw the oncoming headlights. Suddenly it was not about me. Going out is fine, I have no issues with people that own their life. Respect the decision...

Oncoming headlights ? Not So Fine. Not So Fine at all...

Missed the groom in the first SUV. NICE. Clipped his mom, dad, and grandma in the second as I folded the crx into a little ball and left the road at 70ish. wake up in the ditch, upright, one suv with airbags deployed still on the road, no other one around...everyone else is moving...
no one was nearly as pooched as I was. I climbed out the passenger window because the driver side wouldn't roll down and the passenger side was on top of me. the right rear wheel of the crx was over and in front of the driver's side window...there was little more than a seat and a hood left...

I blew .98 (93?) on the report, on record. i should go look...punctured lung and 2 glasses of wine on an empty stomach while warming up the car - gurgle, not to mention the whole fold your body over the stickshifter thing, 3 verts, 2 ribs, bunch o teeth, nose they never reset (so hit My Left dammit - your right. it needs to go 3mm over)....blood test came back sh#t. pled no contest anyway, not going to make those people come back here for a any god you name as my witness, i slammed the 2 glasses because i woke up sober from a 4 hour nap and had company on their way over...quick lap in the car since it was in a snowbank, then back here for chocolate cake and watch formula 1 (its on this weekend too - go watch !) ten minutes tops...i felt like i was cold sober in the accident and getting progressively buzzier as the post accident unfolded - Do Not Want, Highly NOT Recommended...

This is the only traffic ticket I have ever received. EVER. Those of you that have been in the car know this is funnier than it sounds :-) (ps - its the one on the right. You push it to the floor and the car goes forward - try it sometime ! damn tourists in my canyon...)

ever been in an accident and see it all the way in ? there's that horrible moment where your brain computes all the vectors, does all the math and you see where this is going and this is about to get oh SHI-

so there. yeah. that's part of where I been for 3 years -) venting...some of you are strangers but a lot of you i call friends, and i don't call a lot of people around me friends...miss you guys, miss it all, hoping i get one more day in the sun with you people...

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:24pm PT
Oh, you dear sweet FRIEND!

Let's meet up and make some turns this winter.


Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
I too love chocalate cake and Formula One.


BTW, nice save. Glad you and everyone else on the road made it. Japanese Grand Prix qualifying in a few hours...

Boulder, CO
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:29pm PT
speaking of turns... I just picked up my freshly tuned up brand new snowboard. and it's gonna snow tonight.

jus' sayin'...

Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:32pm PT
a friend of the devil
is a friend of mine.

Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:33pm PT

Never thought of that.


What a stoker!

Hope you're better at it than I am. . . sheesh. . . I've surfed since I was a little kid and I've skied since my teens and you'd think one would do the other proud. . . whoa. . . not a chance. I SUCK. I think it's the matter of my relationship to the fall line. . . but, that's another thread.



Trad climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:34pm PT
I've missed you. Glad you and them are alive.

Aka Prod.

climber's near nevada...
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 5, 2012 - 07:42pm PT
slightly drunk and venting to you all - hope its ok.

most people here look at me weird. you guys are weird too ;-)

this is probably the single worst thing I think I have ever done. Seriously. Yeah, accidents happen...but still...and it bugs me...

yo jer - alonso has the fastest hair...but he is not faster ;-)...i hate the taste of redbull too, thus i'm a mclaren fan...and jessica is HOT...but sergio and paul could place or show, kimi...shui...kamui..madness i tell you ;)
Jeremy Ross

Gym climber
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
Pagan, Suzuka 2006: Kimi vs. Alonso and Fisi. How bad ass was that? Button kills at Suzuka but he's got the gearbox penalty so my money's on Hamilton (but I do think Jess is hotter than Hamilton's Nicole).


Boulder, CO
Oct 5, 2012 - 07:59pm PT
It's been four years since I've been on a snowboard. One moderate run and after that no fear on dropping into a double black. can't wait. bring on the powder.
mountain dog

Trad climber
over the hills and far away
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:09pm PT
It's OK bro. I too have caused unintended pain and suffering. In more ways than one. Sometimes I feel the hellhounds are on my trail.
But I am still here on Earth and I hope I can do enough good to right the wrongs I have done in the past. Peace.

Sport climber
Boulder, Colorado!
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:14pm PT
Happy to see you here Pagan. I've missed you as well. You've lots of friends here. Hope you stick around.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Oct 5, 2012 - 11:31pm PT
I can't say that I "dig it"

A long way from where I started
Oct 6, 2012 - 12:02am PT
Given that you made what may well be the single best post on ST, ever, you now get to post whatever the f*#k you want.

You are one of us.
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