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 Post subject: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2023 1:48 pm 
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Yesterday I learned from reading a post by Ross on Facebook that he had an accident while riding his vintage Yamaha motorcycle near his home in RI. I reached out to him using our website PM and received a call back from him from the hospital. He sounded good, said "the pain meds are working", but he will be having major surgery on his spine and that he will probably be in the hospital for another 5 days or so.

Please keep Ross in your thoughts and hope he has a speedy recovery.

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2023 3:28 pm 
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:shock: Oh, NO!

Do we get to send him cards or visit him? Do you know which horsepistol he's in?

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2023 9:30 pm 
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I called RI Hospital and they said he is there. His latest Facebook post indicated that he had his surgery on Saturday and it went well according to his surgeon.

The phone number for the hospital is 401-444-4000

Please PM me for his home address.

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2023 12:30 pm 
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I called his hospital room and spoke with our Z Queen Brenda, his ever-present wife. Ross was sleeping but she said he is recovering well and might go home today. I told her the Club is concerned and will keep our collective fingers on his pulse. Ross also PM'd me with some details about his spinal surgery. I suspect his golf game, tennis game, bowling game, and roller blading will suffer for the remainder of this year.

Bikers, please wear your gear, especially a brain bucket and armored jacket. Few of us are young enough to walk away from a hard spill anymore. My suit of armor was all that saved me when I had to dump my bike in Germany last year. I climbed onto the bike cussing the hot gear, and stood up from the crash praising it.

Frank T

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:21 am 
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I texted Ross today and got a quick text back from him. He should be leaving the hospital around noon to go home. Good news! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2023 9:44 am 
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Hi all,

I’m doing well but still in the hospital as of Wednesday morning the 18th.

Had spinal surgery last Saturday, which went really well. Thankfully no broken bones.

I’ll be dealing with pain, weakness and tingling in my hands going forward. Hopefully it will dissipate soon.

I greatly appreciate everyone’s concern!

Ross

PS I tried to call you back Frank but the number I have got for you didn’t work.

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2023 4:33 pm 
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Hi All,

Day two of being home from the hospital has been a bit rough. Dealing with hand pain and numbness along with some back pain from the surgery.

On the bright side, I received a really nice flower arrangement from the club that I am very appreciative of!

I miss all of you guys.

Ross

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2023 8:31 pm 
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Glad you're home Ross, but that's a really hard way to earn flowers.

Tell us about the bike, please? It wasn't the Royal Enfield, right?
How bad is it?

Frank

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2023 2:22 pm 
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Hey Ross!

I'm very happy and relieved to hear you are out of the hospital and on the road to recovery!

I hope it won't be long before you are back to 100%!

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2023 3:03 pm 
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Ross, recovering from surgery no matter how minor, is always tough and more so from back surgery, I would like you to know that you remain in our prayers for a speedy and complete recovery. The flowers we sent is a very small token of our appreciation for all the things you did over the years for our club, many thanks to John Kish for taking care of the details.


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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 7:54 am 
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Frank T wrote:

Tell us about the bike, please? It wasn't the Royal Enfield, right?
How bad is it?

Frank


The bike has less damage to it than I do. It was the Yamaha that I've had since college that I was riding at the time. Will need a new fender, gas tank, clutch and brake levers and headlight bucket. Overall very minor and easily fixable. It will be a good winter project. The biggest problem: how do I tell Brenda that I am not ready to give up riding? Well at least that discussion can wait until spring!


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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 9:24 am 
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Beautiful bike Ross! :mrgreen: I recall seeing it during one of your Fall outings. If you "lose the battle with Brenda" about riding the bike, you will just have to put more seat time in the Black Pearl. 8)

Get well soon buddy!

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 3:38 pm 
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So glad to hear that you are on the mend Ross. And very thankful that it wasn’t any worse! Feel better my friend.

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:54 pm 
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Oh, Hey! I owned an XS 650 Yamaha like that when I first came to CT. Yours is newer than my model was. I loved them when they first came out in the '60s, but couldn't afford one and already had two other bikes, anyway. Mine was a disc/drum upright with chrome spokes.

Any front impact warrants a fork realignment and maybe a shock replacement.
(Don't ask me how I know that :roll: )

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 Post subject: Re: Ross Williams
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2023 3:21 pm 
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Any body got any news about Ross?
I've tried to call him at home but neither his nor my old numbers work anymore.
Update please, Ross?
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