October 30 was my birthday . I went for a little ride on the twisy roads neer my house. The weather was great the sun was shining . I was really enjoying myself . I stoped for gas at a small town 6 miles from home. While there called my girlfriend and told he I was heading home and would be there in 10 minutes so we could go get a cake as my grandchildren were coming over later to celabrate my birthday. Heading home on a tar and chip road about 50 mph 2 dogs came out of the ditch in front of a farmhouse . I swerved and slowed to miss the first one and the second dog was in my path so I swerved the opisite direction to clear the 2nd dog. The front washed out and down I went. I hit the pavement hard at about 45 mph ! I slid to a stop and was laying in the center of the road . The TW was 5 yards in front of me also in the road. I was worried about being ran over by other traffic and rolled off the road into the ditch . The farmers wife came and got the dogs and called 911 the farmer came to help me in the ditch . My right arm was S shaped so I knew it was broken . My left arm didnt work at all and my whole torso was on fire with pain. I had the farmer get my cell phone and call my girl and my son . At the hospital I passed out and didnt awake untill november 16. Total damage 5 broken ribs colapsed lung left sholder broken right rist broken , had surgery on right rist and will need surgery on my sholder after first of the year . My helmet saved my life as it is beat up bad and my gloves and jacket kept most of the road rash off (1 small patch on left elbow and left knee) . Looks like I wont be riding much this winter. The bike has a broken mirror skinned up handguards and headlight plastics and a rear turnsignal . The army surplus paneers and the cyclerack saved everything else . I am home after 21 days in the hospital but still am hurting. After over 30 years of rideing 2 dogs brought me down . Enjoy the ride but dress for the crash . I will most likely spend some time enjoying this forum while healing this winter.