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Old 05-22-2013, 08:27 PM   #16
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More x-rays said the pinkie has some loose pieces of bone and cracked open "like the end was hit with an axe". Hello titanium screw...

Cast comes off tomorrow.
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Old 05-25-2013, 05:38 AM   #17
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More x-rays said the pinkie has some loose pieces of bone. Hello titanium screw...

Cast comes off tomorrow.
Glad you're ok. For those that don't know, Minnesota deer are substantial in size. He and his buds were probably standing in the woods having a beer laughing at how he took you out.
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Old 05-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #18
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Glad you're okay and the bike was okay enough to get you home.
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:46 AM   #19
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Rode the Echo from Buyck MN back in 2011. My buddy Mike was running in front and had one of those large Minnestoa deer leep out in front of him.....that sucker was a big 'un!!! Glad you're ok. Love the Echo, met a pretty strange guy out for a "drive" at 1 am, came up on us camping on a helipad. Freaked me out....but still loved that ride.
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #20
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Hitting a deer is nothing like hitting a dog or a raccoon. Deer will jump right before impact and take out the rider. Just about every state has the same problem. Their habbits have changed from moving in the mornings and evenings to moving all day long. Due to lack of predators, disease, tree huggers, and urban sprawl. They no longer fear humans. In the last 3 years I have lost two friends to deer accidents. They both were killed hitting a fixed object after impact.
Sure glad your ok, and I really need to get better gear I know that. The comment on sweat vs bleeding is so true.
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Old 06-16-2013, 01:26 AM   #21
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How are you doing, Humvee? All knit up?
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #22
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Slowly...very slowly.

Right arm and wrist still sore, weak, and lacking range of movement, but it's getting better every day, so I'm not discouraged. 2 weeks ago I couldn't start the van with my right hand, today I can...so there are real improvements.

Pinkie finger doesn't move very much, but Physio is working on it. Today is 4 weeks since surgery and they can start forcing it to move this week.

Plan to get back on the bike in 2 weeks...all the new gear should have arrived by then, and it'll be a full 6 weeks from surgery date. (and I'll be following dr.'s orders by "doing whatever I want" after 6 weeks
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:04 AM   #23
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Hope your feeling well and healing quickly. What happened to you is one of my biggest fears.... hence why I avoid riding at dusk or later.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:52 AM   #24
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What Bike and What Time

Glad to hear you are mending! Thank you for the reminder that it is better to sweat than bleed. Of course in Houston now we have to worry about heat stroke!

Just curious what bike you were on? And what time of day? My son and I were in New Jersey on a 2 lane highway with wide shoulders and the brush set far back traveling about 45mph. We watched a deer come crashing out of the woods on our side, cross the highway, and dash right in front of two Harley riders coming the other way.... at 1pm in the afternoon!!!!!

I am starting to think the only way to dramatically reduce deer strike risk is to stay below 40mph.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:00 AM   #25
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Just curious what bike you were on? And what time of day?
I was on my '99 KLR and it was approx. 7:30pm , it crashed very well, slid on the right side on my Aerostich tank panniers, my brand new Wolfman expedition saddlebags, and my leg.

Only damage to the bike was a scratch on the fender, barkbusters, signal and mirror, the bottom of the fork ground down. The steering was tweaked, easily fixed by loosening the forks in the tree.

One Wolfman bag has a couple pinholes, pretty amazing considering the slide. The aerostich bags are still usable too, just a tear in the outer layer.



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Old 06-17-2013, 08:24 AM   #26
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I was on my '99 KLR and it was approx. 7:30pm ,
That's the witching hour for deer for sure. Ride at that time in rural or suburban MN and it's only a matter of time until you cross paths.

Again, glad you're healing up and appreciate Wolfman luggage report. Looking at getting the expedition bags soon.
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #27
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Just tagged another deer July 4th here in western ny, my second one in 6 years


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Old 07-18-2013, 07:31 PM   #28
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Let the pinky finger heal up really well. I have broken mine a ton playing hockey and if not properly healed will become a nagging issue of pain that won't go away.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:55 PM   #29
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Here's the finger about 5 weeks ago.



And here we are today. Still can't make a fist, and still can't straighten it, and the finger is permenently twisted to the left, but the arm/wrist is gaining strength and physio x 2/week is getting the finger moving and grooving . All kinds of Physio toys to bend it, straighten it, etc with 10lb test line . oh yes, I'm back on the bike.



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Old 07-19-2013, 05:24 AM   #30
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With a finger like THAT

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