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Old 06-24-2012, 08:11 AM   #6211
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bummer!! sorry about the toes!

now, where's the rest of the story??
I caught my toe on a cut off log that was sticking out into the road a little bit, when you go to Helena watch out for that sucker.
It probably wouldn't be so bad if it was just the toes, unfortunately it is the bones in the middle of my foot, it hurt so bad I almost threw up when it happened. Somehow I was able to get the kickstand down and get off my bike. I was laying on the ground muttering some choice expletives when Dax pulled up, he said "Are you ok?" I said "NO." Turns out I was right!

Tyson, were you wearing motocross boots when that happened to you and do you thing that is what kept you from breaking your foot?
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #6212
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I caught my toe on a cut off log that was sticking out into the road a little bit, when you go to Helena watch out for that sucker.
It probably wouldn't be so bad if it was just the toes, unfortunately it is the bones in the middle of my foot, it hurt so bad I almost threw up when it happened. Somehow I was able to get the kickstand down and get off my bike. I was laying on the ground muttering some choice expletives when Dax pulled up, he said "Are you ok?" I said "NO." Turns out I was right!

Tyson, were you wearing motocross boots when that happened to you and do you thing that is what kept you from breaking your foot?
Wow... that sucks!!... I will be aware of that when I go in there this weekend... MC boots do help, especially with ankle issues, hard to say if they would have prevented this or not, but they might have?? hope you heal well and quickly!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:45 AM   #6213
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bummer!! sorry about the toes!

now, where's the rest of the story??
Got up, met up, took appropriate pics, tried to stay up with the wild child, went for awesome ride in the great state of Idaho, the end.
Slept real well last night. Found out this old guy is out of riding shape but will fix that soon.
Everybody who wanted to go and didn't missed out.

Man this ride report is as easy today as it was 4 years ago.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:39 AM   #6214
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Jesse, what a bummer man! That was a seriously unfortunate event to have happen on such an awesome ride. I always wear full motocross boots on any bike I am on. I think it very well may have saved my bones from breaking earlier this spring when I did the exact same thing on my CRF. Serious kudos to you for continuing the ride and making home. That had to be miserable. Some more kudos to you for your ability to keep up. I don't think you should be calling yourself a noob anymore. You've earned your stripes in my eyes and I'd be happy to ride with you anytime in the future. Hopefully on an overnight trip so we have some time around a fire to BS about mountain biking and kayaking. Looking forward to that day, so heal up!

Dax, thanks so much for putting that ride together. It was great meeting you as well. I think you and Jason Abbott should get together and see where you two can get those Big GSs into. I'll be right along with you. I could see us riding together from the moment you said "I really like this ATV trail (into Helena). Those forest roads can get a bit boring!" Once again, hopefully on an overnight trip so we have a chance to talk around the fire. These rides where four new people are out can be a bit like a first date. The conversation is a little awkward and there are three other guys to figure out. Both personalities and riding styles. Just wanted to say I had a blast and I'm looking forward to riding in the future.

Mike, so great to see you on a bike again! Granted, I never knew you in your old riding days, but anybody that has that much seat time and then a three year hiatus, well, it just makes me happy to see you out again. I hope your enjoy that GS to no end. If you need somebody to ride with while getting back in shape for your trip North, gimme a call!
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #6215
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BTW, I will be doing the complete RR in my thread. I only have six more days to finish writing from my Cali trip first. I had better get writing.....
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:49 PM   #6216
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Jesse, what a bummer man! That was a seriously unfortunate event to have happen on such an awesome ride. I always wear full motocross boots on any bike I am on. I think it very well may have saved my bones from breaking earlier this spring when I did the exact same thing on my CRF. Serious kudos to you for continuing the ride and making home. That had to be miserable. Some more kudos to you for your ability to keep up. I don't think you should be calling yourself a noob anymore. You've earned your stripes in my eyes and I'd be happy to ride with you anytime in the future. Hopefully on an overnight trip so we have some time around a fire to BS about mountain biking and kayaking. Looking forward to that day, so heal up!

Dax, thanks so much for putting that ride together. It was great meeting you as well. I think you and Jason Abbott should get together and see where you two can get those Big GSs into. I'll be right along with you. I could see us riding together from the moment you said "I really like this ATV trail (into Helena). Those forest roads can get a bit boring!" Once again, hopefully on an overnight trip so we have a chance to talk around the fire. These rides where four new people are out can be a bit like a first date. The conversation is a little awkward and there are three other guys to figure out. Both personalities and riding styles. Just wanted to say I had a blast and I'm looking forward to riding in the future.

Mike, so great to see you on a bike again! Granted, I never knew you in your old riding days, but anybody that has that much seat time and then a three year hiatus, well, it just makes me happy to see you out again. I hope your enjoy that GS to no end. If you need somebody to ride with while getting back in shape for your trip North, gimme a call!
I'd love to go for another "death march"! I haven't fully looked at it but a 2-3 day run to catch 46, 34, 40, 43, 44, 16, and finally 9 is what I'm looking at right now. This would "tighten the circle" of sites I have yet to reach. Having said this I don't know if these are reachable yet or not! Care to assist finding out about some?
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Old 06-24-2012, 06:35 PM   #6217
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I caught my toe on a cut off log that was sticking out into the road a little bit, when you go to Helena watch out for that sucker.
It probably wouldn't be so bad if it was just the toes, unfortunately it is the bones in the middle of my foot, it hurt so bad I almost threw up when it happened. Somehow I was able to get the kickstand down and get off my bike. I was laying on the ground muttering some choice expletives when Dax pulled up, he said "Are you ok?" I said "NO." Turns out I was right!

Tyson, were you wearing motocross boots when that happened to you and do you thing that is what kept you from breaking your foot?
Good moto boots would have increased your chances against injury....also riding on the balls of your feet vs your arches (especially while seated) will help keep your feet from getting pinned against your peg and obstacle.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:25 PM   #6218
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I was standing up on the balls of my feet. I have PivotPegz and the more I think about it I think that since I was standing and going uphill my toes were pointed down but still flat on the pegs. So instead of my foot just getting knocked off the peg or bent down like it might have on a regular peg it more likely just got smashed between the log and the peg, that makes sense to me since it broke my foot bones instead of just dislocating them.
At any rate I think I will invest in a pair of motocross boots and pay more attention to how close I am to rocks and logs.

You know what they say, if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough!

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:31 PM   #6219
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Here I am at about 3 AM after I finally got home from the hospital, I guess I should have finished reading "The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling" before the ride. It says right in there not to hit your feet on logs.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:09 PM   #6220
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Here I am at about 3 AM after I finally got home from the hospital, I guess I should have finished reading "The Essential Guide to Dual Sport Motorcycling" before the ride. It says right in there not to hit your feet on logs.
In techie speak we call that RTFM. (At least you have "the manual" I haven't even gotten that far! Wurty has a great video I want to borrow someday soon, hint, hint.)
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:56 PM   #6221
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I was standing up on the balls of my feet. I have PivotPegz and the more I think about it I think that since I was standing and going uphill my toes were pointed down but still flat on the pegs. So instead of my foot just getting knocked off the peg or bent down like it might have on a regular peg it more likely just got smashed between the log and the peg, that makes sense to me since it broke my foot bones instead of just dislocating them.
At any rate I think I will invest in a pair of motocross boots and pay more attention to how close I am to rocks and logs.

You know what they say, if you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough!
That is a classic quote!
I think you can find me on pg 156 of the manual changing a tire with my bare hands on a 990 KTM in the Oregon desert.
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Old 06-24-2012, 10:13 PM   #6222
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That is a classic quote!
I think you can find me on pg 156 of the manual changing a tire with my bare hands on a 990 KTM in the Oregon desert.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:24 AM   #6223
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Just spent a few hours reading this entire thread

and you guys freakin rock.

I just bought a new DR-z400S a lil over a month ago. Just got back into riding in Feb, after not touching a bike since the 80's. Yep, haven't ridden since I sold my 82 Honda 250 Elsinore, when leaving for college in 1984. Crazy, huh?

I always had this feeling of something missing from my life, and knew exactly what it was when I sat on my used 250 RMX in Febuary, bought it for $1,000 and off I went. And down I went, over and over again, falling and tumbling like a complete noob. Falling on easy dirt flat roads and washing out in corners, it hurt and felt freaking awesome all at the same time.

So, in in late May I went down to Carls and bought a new DR-Z400 S due to the 0% financing offer. Well, I was looking at over priced CRF-450's, and that DR-Z was talking to me, calling me over. She said "yeah, I'm heavy, a little tall for ya, and I need some upgrades but I'll last longer than any bitchh here if ya lube me once in a while". I couldn't resist her, and took her home.

Fist order, I took off those damned Trail Wing tires and put on what I had in the garage. A "Renaldi Winner" on the front and a Kings tire on the back. Not a big fan of King's, but it was free and I had money spent on other areas.

I then installed a Tonn's Racing 1/4 inch Skid plate and a pair of CRC case savers to protect those thin magnesium cases. I then installed an MSR plus 1 shifter so I could fit my motocross boots between it and the Peg. Then I removed the huge and ugly monstrosity of a rear tail light and installed a DRC Edge, and removed the rear blinkers, cause we live in Idaho. I then installed a Seat Concepts kit which lowered my seat one inch and made it possible to ride the bike for more than fifteen minutes without extreme pain in the backside.

Next on the list is some handguards, a desert tank, and then heavier springs in the front and rear to support my 240 lbs.

And, after reading this thread, I want to ride woth some of you guys, if you don't mind riding with a noob. I have been riding up Rocky canyon, Devil's slide, Boise Ridge Road, and a bunch of un named over grown trails up around Bogus and meeting up with whoever wants to go. These freinds of mine aren't into Dual sporting at all, mostly "get drunk and jump stuff" kind of guys, and I fear for the lives of both myself and my bike, lol.

I'm out of town all this week on business but if anyone want to ride during the week of the 4th, please hit me up.

It has alot of fun reading about your trips and it would be a honor to ride with any of ya.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #6224
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solarbronco: Welcome to the "club"

I strongly suggest you go see Ed at Happy Trail and sign up to be a member of the IAMC club. While you are there talk to him about which panniers will work best on your bike once you ruin the ones you have. :-P (I too have aluminium cases and am one good crash from having to replace them.)

Many of us are participating in "The Challenge 2012". You can learn more at http://www.motoidaho.com/node/827

Hope to see you on the trail!
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:16 PM   #6225
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After almost 13 hours of writing yesterday and another 4 hours today, my entire California trip is documented in my thread. I also got part 1 of 2 done from our ride on Saturday to Hell's Canyon. I probably won't get part two done until tomorrow. Clicky signature. Enjoy!
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