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Old 10-04-2012, 08:20 PM   #28
Gnarly Adventurer
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Oregon City
Oddometer: 352
Broke the M5 of left foot. The bone crushed, went through the top of foot and retracted to line up. Both ends looked like a piece of wood hammered to splinter. Lots of infection prevention and testing w/ surgery. Use of same frankenstein boot for 6 weeks.
Had a SIDI disco boot as well. Don't know how much injury could have been prevented. I think an angled rock passed over the top outside of the foot and compressed the bone to my footpeg. It hurt, but we kept riding. The one bone you can break and not know it's broken. We had 5 foot injuries on that ride.
Won't be out of the ortho boot til we pick a new dictator in November. SIDI's will stay. Looking at fastway pegs for more stability, and hammerhead shifter for a longer and bit higher location.
Anything to keep feet tucked in tight and flat. Down or pointed out is asking for trouble on the goat trail we ride.

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