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Forum: Face Plant 03-30-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,544
Posted By Rex Nemo
Madre de dios, now that's an adventure! I...

Madre de dios, now that's an adventure!

I hope the protestors do get the higher wages they seem to be protesting for, and that your leg heals up sound.

Good to know that there is some kind of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 111,253
Views: 22,612,632
Posted By Rex Nemo
Hey y'all, one of my DRs has a Staintune full...

Hey y'all, one of my DRs has a Staintune full system (with quiet insert). I like it a great deal, but when I took the bike out to my local OHV park a couple of days ago, the ranger stick-tested...
Forum: Face Plant 03-24-2015, 10:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 43,977
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yowza. You knocked that one outta the park!...

Yowza. You knocked that one outta the park! Congratulations on living to taste life's sweetness another day. And for the grinding hard painful work of surviving something like that. :clap
Forum: Face Plant 03-24-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 14,858
Posted By Rex Nemo
Wow man, that is a hell of an injury list. Good...

Wow man, that is a hell of an injury list. Good on you for making such short work of the rehab facility and the gym. You'll heal much better and sleep better at home. Best healing possible to you....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By Rex Nemo
Adapted some language from previous letters and...

Adapted some language from previous letters and sent my own.

"I primarily visit National Parks while riding motorcycles. I ride a dual sport motorcycle, which is street legal but off-road capable....
Forum: Face Plant 02-02-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Well, I bowed to reality and decided not to go to...

Well, I bowed to reality and decided not to go to Baja yet :cry, but I did finally manage to get back on the dirt. The mental aspect turned out to be harder than the physical... The slow slog towards...
Forum: Rallies 01-17-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 347
Views: 50,691
Posted By Rex Nemo
Gunnison! One summer, I was sent away to live...

Gunnison! One summer, I was sent away to live with my relatives near there when I was a bad teenager. Gooooood times.

Great town, great place to ride. In--we'll see if I can clear the dates so my...
Forum: Face Plant 11-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
You know, I had a couple of hours to lark about...

You know, I had a couple of hours to lark about yesterday, so I took the boots in to California Ski Company in Berkeley to see whether they might be able to stretch my Sidi Crossfires. I ended up...
Forum: Face Plant 11-23-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,498
Posted By Rex Nemo
Old tires, inexperience with that bike,...

Old tires, inexperience with that bike, paint/contamination on the road surface--yep, down. I also rode a 750 Nighthawk for a coupla years, and the rear really liked to let go. The drum brake in the...
Forum: Face Plant 11-18-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Small world indeed! How did your wife get her...

Small world indeed! How did your wife get her Lisfranc displacement, and how's she doing now? Glad that Dr. Myerson helped her out. It's quite an injury, one of those things that can permanently...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,014
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yeah, Carla does good reviews. I picked up a pair...

Yeah, Carla does good reviews. I picked up a pair of the Forma Adventures at Scuderia West in San Francisco this past August. I was returning to riding after a nasty foot injury that left my foot...
Forum: Face Plant 11-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Because Highland is sort of the Wild West of...

Because Highland is sort of the Wild West of hospitals, and I was to be traveling on the East Coast for most of October, we convinced the doc to let us pull the stitches ourselves.

When I...
Forum: Face Plant 11-09-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Ski boot shop for re-forming the Sidis! Hmm, not...

Ski boot shop for re-forming the Sidis! Hmm, not a bad idea to try, as while I remain very happy with the Formas for street riding, I will need dirt boots when I venture off road again. I do have a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-24-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Rex Nemo
Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Workshop in SF, Nov. 6th

Hey y'all,

Thanks to the sponsorship of Riders Recycle, I'm hosting another free oil/filter change class at Piston & Chain, Nov. 6th (Thursday), 7-10 PM. You don't have to be a member, just email...
Forum: Face Plant 10-07-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
I was very insistent and managed to get my bone...

I was very insistent and managed to get my bone screws back, as well. Man, those suckers were surprisingly big!

http://rexnemo.smugmug.com/Other/Broken-Foot/i-6gHJD6g/0/L/IMG_8672-L.jpg...
Forum: Face Plant 10-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Night Falcon, oh man. You are a true badass for...

Night Falcon, oh man. You are a true badass for enduring CRPS and riding, too; it's the syndrome that rates higher than anything else on the McGill Pain Scale: 42 out of 50 possible. Worse than...
Forum: Face Plant 10-07-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,701
Posted By Rex Nemo
Madre de dios. That does indeed sound like a...

Madre de dios. That does indeed sound like a violent accident and a hell of a way to have your life changed. May the offending driver be held responsible--but more importantly, may your recovery be...
Forum: Face Plant 10-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Benduro, that's awesome! I'm glad Evil Yoda was...

Benduro, that's awesome! I'm glad Evil Yoda was able to help put you back to rights. She's sure as hell not there to hold your hand, but I have learned more about anatomy and muscoskeletal dynamics...
Forum: Face Plant 10-06-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 115,152
Posted By Rex Nemo
Brilliantly done. So much of what you've gone...

Brilliantly done. So much of what you've gone through, thought through, and recovered from resonates so strongly with my own experience. Well done, indeed, putting one piece of your life back...
Forum: Face Plant 09-28-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Surgery day! I figured that screw removal was...

Surgery day! I figured that screw removal was going to be a relatively minor procedure, but after all the damage and endless slogs to the hospital and surgeries before, I was unduly jumpy about the...
Forum: Face Plant 09-28-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Riding and hiking are two of my favorite ways to...

Riding and hiking are two of my favorite ways to explore the world, and I've been quite giddy with delight at getting them back. I was stuck at the 6-mile mark, but still, just getting out of bed and...
Forum: Face Plant 09-28-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
The insurance company ended up flatly denying my...

The insurance company ended up flatly denying my claim, but after several months of appeals, workarounds, and negotiation, another surgery date was set for the end of September. I've been riding my...
Forum: The Garage 07-12-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,193
Views: 469,437
Posted By Rex Nemo
I remember that ride! I was sooooo impressed at...

I remember that ride! I was sooooo impressed at your duct-tape engineering. :beer
Forum: Face Plant 07-08-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yeah, I try to keep the local podiatry department...

Yeah, I try to keep the local podiatry department entertained with my colorful toenail polish. :evil The corticosteroid injection actually proved to be pretty helpful; over the course of a week I...
Forum: Face Plant 07-01-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,379
Posted By Rex Nemo
As someone who banged myself up pretty...

As someone who banged myself up pretty significantly last year in a bike wreck, this is darn good to hear. BRAVO, sir.

I know it isn't easy--I have a taste of the significant chronic pain you're...
Forum: Face Plant 06-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,790
Posted By Rex Nemo
I hear you on big (ish) bikes on the dirt--nursed...

I hear you on big (ish) bikes on the dirt--nursed my sweetheart through 2 busted ankles from dropping her DR650, both on dirt. The last one got a little tricky since it happened out in the middle of...
Forum: Face Plant 06-20-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
After much struggle, pain, and...

After much struggle, pain, and surgeon-convincing, I have a surgery date coming up to remove the bone screws! I've been developing bony growths near the tips of the large 1st metatarsal screws, and...
Forum: Face Plant 05-30-2014, 12:54 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 115,152
Posted By Rex Nemo
Now THAT is good to hear. Congratulations. I...

Now THAT is good to hear. Congratulations. I climbed back on a bike on 4/28/14, a day shy of one year after my big wreck last year. Feels complicated and painful and joyous, eh? Many more fine rides...
Forum: Face Plant 05-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
I have so much progress to report! For now, I'm a...

I have so much progress to report! For now, I'm a touch perversely proud of being a minor footnote in the annals of Science. Here's a poster presentation given on my case recently--glad I could help...
Forum: Face Plant 05-29-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 54,901
Posted By Rex Nemo
Nicely said! My level of connoiseurship of pain...

Nicely said! My level of connoiseurship of pain has indeed increased tremendously. :1drink

The structural impingement pain has been a bright directional signal, indeed. Yow! The chronic stuff...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 352
Posted By Rex Nemo
Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Class in San Francisco, June 12th

Free Riders Recycle Oil Change Class at Piston & Chain
<hr style="color:#D1D1E1" size="1"> Riders Recycle is sponsoring a free motorcycle oil/filter change class at Piston &...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-29-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 13,327
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yup, Moto Shop is great--and quite popular. Easy...

Yup, Moto Shop is great--and quite popular. Easy to recycle oil and filters there. I'd love to have more options for recycling tires without paying for it...but so far my local dump and local shops...
Forum: Face Plant 04-28-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 54,901
Posted By Rex Nemo
Good to hear of others' progress. I have been...

Good to hear of others' progress. I have been working with my PT (aka Evil Yoda) weekly and doing everything she prescribes, no matter how much it hurts--often a lot! :rofl
Calf raises in the pool,...
Forum: Face Plant 03-10-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 54,901
Posted By Rex Nemo
That cobbler list is an excellent resource....

That cobbler list is an excellent resource. Thanks! I'll be taking a pair of beloved Wesco boots over to a local cobbler today to see if he can stretch them through the instep, so I can wear 'em...
Forum: Face Plant 03-07-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 54,901
Posted By Rex Nemo
I feel ya. I don't particularly want another...

I feel ya. I don't particularly want another surgery, but I sure want those bone screws out of there! When the nerve bangs on the screw head it really ruins the next couple of hours. The physical...
Forum: Face Plant 03-05-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Yuuup--I had never heard of compartment syndrome...

Yuuup--I had never heard of compartment syndrome til I nearly lost a limb. Yow. I was very grateful to the young intern who recognized it. I'm told that if a fasciotomy is not performed within 6...
Forum: Face Plant 02-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
Damn, that looks like hell! :huh Also rather...

Damn, that looks like hell! :huh Also rather familiar, sadly. I'm glad I didn't have to deal with a neck injury and a staph infection on top of my already-existing injury! Good thing we humans are so...
Forum: Face Plant 02-14-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 55,876
Posted By Rex Nemo
I've now moved up to doing 3-4 hours or so of...

I've now moved up to doing 3-4 hours or so of physical therapy every day. I WILL be whole again, will be a free human being exploring the world on two legs.

Hiking in Sibley Regional Park with...
Forum: Face Plant 02-08-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 439
Views: 139,618
Posted By Rex Nemo
Hell yes! I wasn't banged up remotely as badly as...

Hell yes! I wasn't banged up remotely as badly as you, but I remember the painful exhilaration of the first steps I took. One bite at a time, indeed. :clap
Forum: Face Plant 02-03-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 54,901
Posted By Rex Nemo
Oh man, that sidecar rig looks awesome! The foot,...

Oh man, that sidecar rig looks awesome! The foot, on the other hand, looks like the bottom of a hardware drawer...:rofl

I'm seeing big gains since doing regular physical therapy and getting a YMCA...
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