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Forum: Face plant 04-11-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 55,205
Posted By Eyes Shut
So, how are you doing? Keep us updated; I'm...

So, how are you doing? Keep us updated; I'm curious to know how it goes without a cast.
Forum: Americas 04-07-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,021
Posted By Eyes Shut
The North Rim of the park is closed until May 15....

The North Rim of the park is closed until May 15.
http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/directions_n_rim.htm
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 928
Posted By Eyes Shut
There is also the Springs Preserve near Las...

There is also the Springs Preserve near Las Vegas, with botanical gardens and various other attractions:
http://www.springspreserve.org/gardens/gardens.html
Forum: Face plant 03-25-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 55,205
Posted By Eyes Shut
You left out the part about the dentist in NSW...

You left out the part about the dentist in NSW being a gorgeous heiress that took you back to her place after the dental work and proceeded to ravish you for several weeks. :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 8,131,596
Posted By Eyes Shut
My jacket does have a padded back, and the...

My jacket does have a padded back, and the topcase (Vario) had a pad, but the Vario pad just did not work for me. We tried all different positions for it, and then ended up making our own pad.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 8,131,596
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yes, a topcase/back rest makes a huge difference....

Yes, a topcase/back rest makes a huge difference. We have a topcase with a home-made back pad on the bike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 8,131,596
Posted By Eyes Shut
Sounds like an awesome trip! My SO and I ride an...

Sounds like an awesome trip! My SO and I ride an R1200GS and I'm very comfortable on it (I'm the passenger), but it's important that your passenger is happy, especially on long trips. :D
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 55,205
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm sure it is very dependent on every...

I'm sure it is very dependent on every individual. I had a tib/fib fracture myself, plus an ankle fracture, and all of my hardware is still in place. For about a year after my injury, putting...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 87,694
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm a little late to this discussion, but Mini...

I'm a little late to this discussion, but Mini Moos are aseptically packaged (they also have some preservatives). It's the aseptic processing that mainly keeps them shelf stable.

Lots of other...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-14-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Eyes Shut
And don't forget, it's even more pi-ish if you...

And don't forget, it's even more pi-ish if you celebrate at 9:26:53 a.m. (or p.m. if you don't use military time)!
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another fun route is 260 from Show Low, to...

Another fun route is 260 from Show Low, to Payson, then to Camp Verde, and Cottonwood. From there, take Alt 89 to Jerome and take some time to visit Jerome, an artsy-ghost town.

From Jerome,...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-13-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 891
Posted By Eyes Shut
Keep in mind that the coast can be chilly and...

Keep in mind that the coast can be chilly and foggy, depending on the time of year. You may not get the views that you would like to have. Also, in the summer, the section from around San Luis...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By Eyes Shut
Bryce Canyon is nice...but it's in Utah, not...

Bryce Canyon is nice...but it's in Utah, not Arizona.

So, assuming that you will be staying in Arizona, do you plan on camping, staying in hotels, or a mixture?
Forum: Face plant 03-04-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,380
Posted By Eyes Shut
Ouch. A broken leg and a broken arm. I...

Ouch. A broken leg and a broken arm.

I found this website to offer useful information during my recovery from a broken leg and ankle. If nothing else, it gives you something to read while you...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Eyes Shut
If you want truly detailed maps, the Adventure...

If you want truly detailed maps, the Adventure Cycling Association has them for bicycling the coast route.

Link here:...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,609
Posted By Eyes Shut
That's what I used to do, for many, many years. ...

That's what I used to do, for many, many years. Then I discovered the ExPed. :raabia
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: Very sorry to hear about your friend....

JustKip: Very sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences to you and his family.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By Eyes Shut
Is this a trick question? :D They are New...

Is this a trick question? :D

They are New Rock. Here is a link:
http://www.bluebanana.com/product.php/45547/0/new-rock-boots-style-474/b1d6925a204ac2d1e75e554c76ef4885
Forum: Trip Planning 02-21-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,609
Posted By Eyes Shut
Another Big Agnes fan here. For the pillow, I...

Another Big Agnes fan here. For the pillow, I discovered ExPed in 2013 and have been camping and backpacking with it since then!
http://www.rei.com/product/830617/exped-air-pillow
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Eyes Shut
+1 on the heated gear. I was going to...

+1 on the heated gear.

I was going to suggest Hiway 1 but it's slower and if scheduling and timing are a problem, then Hiway 1 is probably not the best choice. But it is a great road! If you do...
Forum: Americas 02-18-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By Eyes Shut
-Death Valley should be just about perfect in...

-Death Valley should be just about perfect in March/April. It will be warm, but not flaming screaming hot yet. Panamint Springs Resort has both camping and rustic motel rooms, plus a little...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By Eyes Shut
Our lame excuse is that Wayne has the bike all...

Our lame excuse is that Wayne has the bike all torn apart right now, getting new wiring put in for my new heated jacket. :clap
Forum: Face plant 01-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
This is great news, Radio1! Yes, my leg was achy...

This is great news, Radio1! Yes, my leg was achy also when I first started walking but, as you said, it does keep getting better.

It's hard to believe that when you are sitting there right after...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yes, it does take awhile. My incision sites have...

Yes, it does take awhile. My incision sites have feeling back, but now, 3 years after my injury, the place where the bones stuck out :puke1 is still not back to normal feeling. It continues to...
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
Awesome!! I hope you were running them at the...

Awesome!! I hope you were running them at the maximum speed! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 12-31-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hey Radio 1 -- Glad to hear that you are getting...

Hey Radio 1 -- Glad to hear that you are getting better! :clap
Are you going to PT? If not, I would highly recommend it, as the therapists have exercises specific to your injury and recovery that...
Forum: Americas 12-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By Eyes Shut
When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at...

When heading north, we usually pick up Hiway 1 at San Luis Obispo, CA, and take 1/101 all the way to Port Angeles, WA. In Washington, we take the section of 101 that goes along the coast, west of...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone +...

My OS had me on Norco (hydrocodone + acetaminophen) initially, then per his advice, I phased out from that to just acetaminophen, which seemed to work just fine for me for pain control. It may just...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
For my injury, the bones didn't really start...

For my injury, the bones didn't really start knitting until I started weight-bearing. It might be my age (I'm older than you), but once I got back on my feet, the bones started healing up nicely. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,211
Posted By Eyes Shut
Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much...

Exactly. Bacteria and viruses are generally much tougher than we are.
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
As much fun as being a member of the club...

As much fun as being a member of the club is...:lol3... it's always dismaying to hear of another new member.

How are you doing? Sounds like you are back on your own two feet without any...
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back...

Hi back! Sounds like your life is getting back to mostly normal. Glad that you found mybrokenleg.com so useful -- I did too; a lot of common questions about symptoms were answered.
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,785
Posted By Eyes Shut
As another member of the broken leg club here, I...

As another member of the broken leg club here, I concur with JustKip that if you were on your feet just a few days after the accident, then it sounds like you should be able to ride again in 6 months...
Forum: Americas 11-16-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By Eyes Shut
Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a...

Riding into Canada? Make sure you have a passport.

You will find a zillion suggestions about what to take on a trip. Here's the 2 that I always suggest:
-Take a swimsuit.
-Get a roll or two...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By Eyes Shut
We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek...

We (SO and me) have stayed at the Furnace Creek Inn and the Ranch, and Panamint Springs Resort. The Inn is elegant, but expensive. The Ranch is perfectly nice, with a great (large) pool and a...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,573
Posted By Eyes Shut
I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to...

I'm with HC Herb on this: late summer to mid-fall is the best time, if you've got the flexibility to choose your timeframe.
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 132,805
Posted By Eyes Shut
Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing....

Yay!! Wonderful to hear that you are progressing. :clap
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,067
Posted By Eyes Shut
You are absolutely right about seeing improvement...

You are absolutely right about seeing improvement all the time. It seems like there are no changes, nothing getting better, then you think back to how your leg felt a week ago, and realize that,...
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,067
Posted By Eyes Shut
JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking...

JustKip: I wouldn't write off a big backpacking trip just yet. But, you will need to be very attentive to keeping up on your PT and exercises. I was non-weight bearing for 12 weeks and was back on...
Forum: Americas 09-12-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By Eyes Shut
I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3...

I would agree, with 3 weeks you can go to all 3 areas!
(Backatcha, JustKip :wave How's the knee/leg doing? On your feet yet?)
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