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Old 06-18-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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Sheesh, did you collide with a viking spear?

I wear motocross boots everywhere, even for street rides...I look like a tool but they're comfortable and I feel safe in them. They provide good shin protection and they're plastic so thorns and things don't snag on them. Saves me the trouble of putting on separate shin guards. Currently on the lookout for a set of easy to use kneepads that won't interfere with my MX boots.
I'm starting to go in this direction of wearing plastic toed and leather upper, really tall Acerbis mx boots all the time as well. I went for a hike in them and that fully broke them (me) in. I can say that they have saved me from a twisted ankle/broken tib-fib. I planted my foot in a grass covered hole and had the bike fall over on me. Avoided some broken toes from hidden grass covered rocks too. If you have big enough pant legs, or some old bell bottoms from the 70's they fit over the boot, and there are some not bad looking black mx boots out there.

WVDIRTRIDER, you say MX boots wouldn't have made any difference, did this massive punji stick rip through your boot upper leather as well?
4" below your knee sounds almost like where most tall boots end, and knee pads start. That area is almost a proverbial Achille's heel.
Here's to a speedy and complete recovery
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #17
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I'm starting to go in this direction of wearing plastic toed and leather upper, really tall Acerbis mx boots all the time as well. I went for a hike in them and that fully broke them (me) in. I can say that they have saved me from a twisted ankle/broken tib-fib. I planted my foot in a grass covered hole and had the bike fall over on me. Avoided some broken toes from hidden grass covered rocks too. If you have big enough pant legs, or some old bell bottoms from the 70's they fit over the boot, and there are some not bad looking black mx boots out there.

WVDIRTRIDER, you say MX boots wouldn't have made any difference, did this massive punji stick rip through your boot upper leather as well?
4" below your knee sounds almost like where most tall boots end, and knee pads start. That area is almost a proverbial Achille's heel.
Here's to a speedy and complete recovery

Thanks woofer, the point of impact was about 4" below the knee but it pushed my leg and foot backward so the cut ran down my leg and into my boot. It's possible the boot caused the stick to break, but that's something I'll never know for sure.
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:32 PM   #18
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Hey man, thanks for the wright up.
Glad that you are healing up well.
On the trails & FSR's I always use the gear i have, shin/knee pads, boots & upper armor.
.......but they always make a smarter obstacle



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Old 06-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #19
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Thanks for sharing this WV. I don't read face plants to seed my mind or exaggerate caution. It just helps me keep my perspective in balance and appreciate how much I've survived or oft times simply been lucky. A healthy, working body is a wonderful thing.

I can't begin to catalog all the strange accidents and injuries I've witnessed over the years, a few of them mine. I once spent several hours waiting in an ER with a somewhat similar wound because the heart attack and eye puncture patients had priority, and I was fine with that. But I hear what you're saying. Strange things happen and it's best we do what we can to minimize the consequences.

I just picked up some nice knee protection and you re-enforced my quest to keep refining my gear. Thanks again for posting, and speedy, thorough healing to you. I hope you're already walking on it, or soon.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:04 PM   #20
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Hi, sorry for your injury. I have the same knee/shin guards as in your picture. They fit perfectly inside my moto x boots. I had the same issue with mx boots at first. Just couldn't wear em, didn't think I could shift, feel the pegs etc. Felt like moon boots. I happened to watch a youtube vid on breaking in mx boots and it made a hugh difference. He basically spent 10 minutes flexing the ankle forward and backwards and flexed the toe section a bunch of times. It works, I wear them all the time now.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #21
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Here I am about six weeks post injury and have been walking for almost three weeks. I am walking with no limp whatsoever even though there is still some swelling in the ankle. The doctor thinks the continued swelling is from arthritis and not the injury.
The up movement of the toes is slightly limited but does not hinder walking or riding. It's possible that may never be 100% with the extent of the muscle damage.

I am also riding again with no complications.

It's great to be back on the bike and I have several rides planned for the rest of the season.

Hope to see you on the backroads of WV and VA!
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #22
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nice healing

Glad to see you're on the mend. Nothing more to do than keep walking and riding, and stay away from sticks!
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:07 AM   #23
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WVDIRTBIKER, glad you're on the mend!
If you're going to wear knee/shin guards, you should really go to the next step and get a really good pair of knee braces instead. EVS WEB'S are great, as are ASTERISK'S. The WEB'S give LOTS of protection to the thigh area also. I've been wearing them for about 6 years now and will not ride in the dirt without them.
Oh, and I'm more then a little jealous of the area you have to ride in!

Ride On!
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:11 PM   #24
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Wow

That was one nasty gash! Glad you are back in the saddle again.
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