Most of the regular viewers know some of the involved folks. Sissy is one of the movers & shakers when it comes to biker functions here in the North Texas area. She owns & rides her own Harley and works at Four Stars Motorcycle Ranch in Henrietta Texas. Apparently, what happened was several of the folks were on one of the service roads in Oklahoma City heading to one of the H.O.G. events. Now, if you have ever been on one of OKC's service roads, you know how screwed up they can be with traffic going both directions, vehicle exiting of the highway cutting across both lanes of traffic, stop signs in the middle of nowhere and vision obstructions with trees & signs. As they came around a curve, trees blocked their view of the highway exit ramp & stop sign ahead. Russ, who was lead bike, couldn't stop and frantically signalled to riders behind him. As he slowed down, Sissy hit her brakes and her front wheel locked up in the gravel and the bike went down, throwing Sissy off. Her bike then bounced back up, after hitting on the crash bars and continued forward and hit Russ's bike. Miraculously, he remained upright and he and Linda were okay but his bike was damaged. He saw Sissy sliding across the service road, off her bike. She went all the way across the service road and has major road rash on both arms, bruises, and possibly a cracked rib or two. Steve, her husband, was behind her and witnessed the accident. Needless to say, her Harley was damaged. Above is a pic taken earlier this year of Sissy at the Compassion Run here in Wichita Falls.
Here is a pic of Russ & Linda and his bike taken on a run earlier this year. Although his bike was damaged, he & Linda were not injured. But Russ is blaming himself for the accident. Ya know, sometimes things happen that are non-preventable and not our fault and from what I heard, this was one of those times.
What I would like for all of you to do if pray for Sissy's recovery, that there are no serious problems internally and for Russ. As we all know, he may not have any physical injuries but the blame game can cause some major problems down the road with him if not put in check really quick...But God has answered your prayers before and I am sure he will again now.
Also, pray for Steve. I am sure that image of Sissy going down and tumbling across the road in front of him will be replayed in his mind for a long time. Also, thank God there was no oncoming traffic......
I was supposed to go to Sissy & Steve's and Russ's today to check in with them and get some photo's of the bikes but it's been raining all day and since all I have is the bike, I'm stuck inside until it quits. But I will keep ya'll updated. If you would like, leave Sissy & Russ your comments and I will have them check the site and read them. Thanks...
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UPDATE: 6-29-09 3:00 p.m. ..Just talked to Sissy and she went to the hospital yesterday when they got in from OKC. She has anywhere from 2-5 broken ribs. Sissy had a BAD motorcycle accident in 2007 and broke a lot of ribs then. They (the docs) are not sure which are new broken ribs and which are the previously broken ones. Either way, she says she is doing okay and plans to go back to work at Four Stars Motorcycle Ranch tomorrow. Steve stayed home today to be with her. I told you she was dedicated!!! I also talked to Russ and he said he is doing ok and he appreciates your prayers for all concerned, as do all of us, their friends.........JOHN