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General Discussion / Re: Warning over Facebook amputee devotees
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:51:43 AM »
I host a facebook page for information and photos for the BCAGA, or British Columbia Amputee Golf Association.

 I have to check it from time to time for devotees that have become "friends" on the page. I look at these friends and it is quickly apparent by checking their profiles what they are into. I simply ban them from the page. It's too bad though that I should have to monitor an amputee golf page and kick devotees off...

General Discussion / Re: Forum Upgade >>> PLEASE READ
« on: August 17, 2011, 02:46:42 AM »
Folks using this forum has dropped significantly since a couple of years ago. If you post a picture of a size that is too large, all the text you've typed gets dropped after you've been informed that the pic is too large. The general look of this forum is somewhat "mickey mouse" compared to the old style forum and generally I think it sucks. I liked the previous forum format and just don't check in here as much due to the changes. David in Canada.

General Discussion / Re: David in Canada
« on: May 29, 2011, 01:26:33 PM »
Ok Ann. I tried to post a picture of "Bubba", my red male siamese fighting fish that died, but the file was too large. Here's a genaric picture of a crowntail Male Betta I culled off the internet which may be allowed as an attachment.

General Discussion / Re: David in Canada
« on: May 17, 2011, 02:12:29 AM »
I posted a long text reply to your post Steve and attached a picture, which was too large, and the forum dumped all the text I had typed. Twice!!!

In a nutshell, I said I had enjoyed your art work on the old forum.

I talked about a casting call that went out for amputees to role play on a Canadian Armed forces base. I applied for the gig, passed the security clearance, but the casting director missed her deadline and I don't even know if the thing ever happened. It was to help the troops deal with the trauma of finding bombed villagers etc. in an war type setting. I would have been traveling to Wainwright, Alberta to the Armed Forces base there if it had come through.

I'm detailing motorcycles, part time, as a retirement job. I love it. There's a link to a facebook page with pics of the bikes I've tarted up if you'd like to have a look.

I've been busy co-chairing the upcoming B.C. Amputee open golf tournament coming up in Vancouver in July.

Riding the trike lots. My golf game has suffered due to all the riding!

If anyone wants to see the transformation of my motorcycle to a trike, it can be viewed in the "project" section at

Well, I've typed this all up 3 times now and I'm pooped! My girlfriend and I have adopted a 12 year old female cat that needed a home. I have a new blue Siamese fighting fish, a male, to replace my red one that died of a swim bladder disorder.

I'm enjoying my new College Park Venture feet I'm wearing, although it did take me a long time to let go of the old legs and wear the new ones full time.

I hope everyone is well, and don't try to attach large pictures to your posts as you will lose everything that you've typed! I'm on facebook a lot if anyone wants to look me up there under David Dobinson.

Cheers. David in Canada.

I typed a long update bringing my forum friends up to speed with what's been going on in my life. I tried to attach a photo to my post. The forum told me the attachment was too large, which was ok, but it also dumped all the text I had typed. When I re-typed my post, without an attachment, the forum again dumped my post as the file was too large. Pretty mickey mouse forum format in my opinion.

David in Canada. >:(

General Discussion / Re: Newbie amputee, have some questions
« on: May 07, 2011, 01:08:02 AM »
Could we get some bigger pictures of that socket? lol! Let us know how you're making out.

General Discussion / Re: Cars... Manual, automatic, or modification?
« on: March 18, 2011, 12:51:47 AM »
The car is a Subaru Impreza automatic with hand controls. The Harley trike has a Kliktronic shifter which allows me to up and down shift with my left thumb. I still pull in the clutch lever but the electronic shifter does what the left foot would do. I can't praise Kliktronic's customer service enough. If you are below knee on the left side, the kliktronic unit would work nicely on the sidecar! Cheers. David.

General Discussion / Re: Check In,
« on: March 18, 2011, 12:05:05 AM »
So glad to see your post today Joe! I've been riding that Harley trike all winter and my golf game has suffered because of it!

Sorry to hear about your fingers. If anyone can cope with what life throws at them, you can.

I trust your daughter that was fighting cancer is doing well.

David in Canada.

General Discussion / David in Canada
« on: February 22, 2011, 10:43:26 AM »
Wow! This forum seems to have pretty much ground to a halt! Where's Joe A. and all the others that used to post here? Just wondering...

General Discussion / Re: new double amputee by surgeon's mistake
« on: September 07, 2010, 12:34:29 AM »
reminds me of the classic amputee joke, where the guy gets the wrong leg removed, they have to do an additional surgery to remove the diseased leg. He seeks legal advice after the whole ordeal only to have the lawyer tell him, "I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you don't have a leg to stand on". lol

General Discussion / Re: New Year !!
« on: January 02, 2010, 01:59:51 AM »
Yes, a Happy New Year to everyone as well!
Haven't been on here for ages.

So sorry to hear about the health problems you've been having Joe.

I passed my trike test and I've been riding a lot as we've had a mild winter here on the left coast of Canada.

Went on a 35 day trip to Arizona with my girlfriend, down the Oregon coast, Sedona, Bryce Canyon, Utah, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and then home.

Drove the Subie but maybe next time we'll ride the bikes.

Cheers. David in Canada.

General Discussion / Re: Trike is finished and I'm ridin' !!!
« on: September 21, 2009, 10:51:44 AM »
Well, the stock replies are, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it", and "More than what you're drivin' right now". The guess of $32,000.00 US is about $12,000.00 US over what I paid including installation. What can kill ya is all the chrome bling!

General Discussion / Re: Trike is finished and I'm ridin' !!!
« on: September 09, 2009, 09:18:07 PM »
Ok, here's the rearend of the thing!

General Discussion / Re: Trike is finished and I'm ridin' !!!
« on: September 08, 2009, 03:46:39 PM »
Yes Steve, I only ride it inside.? Pics were taken right after trike build was competed. I rode it today actually and I'm a new rider and I'm receiving instruction from Vancouver Island Safety Council, a motorcycle training outfit. I'm restricted to dawn to dusk riding, no greater than 60 kph, and accompanied until I pass my next test which removes the speed and "accompanied" restriction on my learners licence. I rode for the first time this past Monday, in the rain, and I'm apparently doing very well at it! (I have cheated a bit and had it up to 65 kph on Monday) It's a little scary as all new things can be, but I can't get the smile off my face!

General Discussion / Re: Trike is finished and I'm ridin' !!!
« on: September 08, 2009, 02:22:33 PM »
Joe, Vance and Hines short shots exhaust and K&N air cleaner. Carb re-jetting to follow. More will be revealed!

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