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Old 06-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #7531
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WTH????

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details are boring. me thinking i could ride an overloaded 800 through some really deep sand at the coast, not realizing the sand was actually deep and soft.... realizing it too late - not enough speed - crappy street tires - front dug in, bike tipped and flexed the knee.

i have strong knees and always wear good gear - so no tendon / ligament damage. i have done worse on a mountain bike actually.

some awesome people near the coast helped push me the rest of the way through the soft sand. if the city and the state don't maintain it - it's a private road down there, so they get washed out, really deep with sandy ruts. doing stuff i should not have been doing. a lot of fun though.

yes, the bike is fine. dammit. good health insurance at work - minimal cost to me. doesn't show up on the xray, barely shows up on an mri. other good thing is it appears i have really good bone density. nice.

it was an awesome week - so the minor blip at the end was ok. i even rode home - it didn't seem that bad. had an awesome ride all day, and that was good too.

could have been worse - 2 weeks now, and i can almost walk without crutches... i'll take it easy another few weeks so that it doesn't become dislocated - but i have had worse sprains that this break. at 44 things heal slower, and this is healing up quick - so that means it's not bad.

i could ride if i wanted, just want it to heal up nicely to prevent arthritic problems later.

crutches are fun - i'm getting pretty ladies to hold doors for me, getting into lines faster, cutting in front of people at the imax.... i'm milking this puppy for all it's worth baby!
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #7532
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i learned the hard way about having proper gear and a broken ankle - so i am picky about boots - need to have certain types of protection and so does the gear.... i am sure this made a difference - the ankle was brusied, but because of all the protection of those boots it was just a bruise.

the knee pads in the suit helped some too. better knee braces would have done the trick - but i don't do motocross and decent ones are pricey. have thought a few times about getting some anyway.... they'd strap in nicely underneath the 'stitch, and i could remove the knee pads out of the suit.

no different than the injuries i used to get moutain biking.... some of those were worse and i'm still feeling the pain of them.

minor accident. back to the game.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:39 PM   #7533
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This one is EASY. Just ask Pete Deavers where it is.
Something about that description that makes me want to go out and grab it....
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:51 PM   #7534
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Glad you are okay Schnabba .. knee mail sent .. heal up quick and completely ..
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:58 PM   #7535
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thanks - been 2 weeks, the doctor said not to put weight on it for at least 4 weeks - but since the muscles and tendons are ok - it's not that bad.... i'll be doing light excercises at 4 weeks and then at 8 will be full weight on one let.

might be riding again in 2 more weeks have to see what it feels like.
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Old 06-22-2012, 09:54 PM   #7536
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i learned the hard way about having proper gear and a broken ankle - so i am picky about boots - need to have certain types of protection and so does the gear.... i am sure this made a difference - the ankle was brusied, but because of all the protection of those boots it was just a bruise.

the knee pads in the suit helped some too. better knee braces would have done the trick - but i don't do motocross and decent ones are pricey. have thought a few times about getting some anyway.... they'd strap in nicely underneath the 'stitch, and i could remove the knee pads out of the suit.

no different than the injuries i used to get moutain biking.... some of those were worse and i'm still feeling the pain of them.

minor accident. back to the game.
Them heavy as hell 800's will get you in the sand. What I had to do on the F800 was put my fat ass as far back as I could over the rear wheel and even then, even then, the only thing that kept me upright in coastal sand was the fact that I was running a front tire that was on the knobbie side (ok it was a knobbie but I managed to get 6,000 miles out of it).

Can't spend too much money on good functional gear. Can spend too little though. Glad you are not down over this and will heal up quickly. Milk the crutches for all they are worth.

I've often mulled using both a knee and neck brace when I dual sport my bikes. I DO put on a Thor compression suit when I go off road. Form fitting protection works so much better than loose jackets when you actually crash. The Thor impact rig will accept a neck brace and it's actually very comfortable.





Knees are the least protected of all areas and they take the greatest strain when you down a bike but don't crash it. Trying to hold up the F800 (heavy pig of a bike) several times I had wished for a knee brace as my legs torqued. What I'd like to get is something that straps on under my standard armored riding pants, something like this:



Now that I think of it, those beastly adventure bikes might be the most dangerous bikes out there because of the weight they carry and the situations we ride them into.
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Old 06-23-2012, 03:57 AM   #7537
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crutches are fun - i'm getting pretty ladies to hold doors for me, getting into lines faster, cutting in front of people at the imax.... i'm milking this puppy for all it's worth baby!
I'd absolutely think less of you if you didn't.

Heal quickly and glad the bike's okay.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:00 AM   #7538
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the knee pads in the suit helped some too. better knee braces would have done the trick - but i don't do motocross and decent ones are pricey. have thought a few times about getting some anyway.... they'd strap in nicely underneath the 'stitch, and i could remove the knee pads out of the suit.
Check your insurance. Some cover "durable medical equipment" and if you can get your doc to write a prescription for some Asterisk or CTi braces, you're all set.

The Asterisks I've bought for my son over the years are $600/pair and last for years even beating them up in the woods and on the track. I imagine they'd last forever on the street.
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Old 06-23-2012, 04:18 AM   #7539
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Glad to know you will be riding again. Deep sand is tough to ride thru. Thin motorcycle tires just sink in and stick. Heavy bikes make it even harder. It must have painful getting the bike out see you back on the road soon.
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Old 06-23-2012, 05:52 AM   #7540
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SBI Office Tryon Rd and Garner Rd

Off in a different direction...
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:02 AM   #7541
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Sorry to hear about your accident Walker. Hope you continue to heal quickly.


Yep. I was on leadmine. Traffic was insane with that accident at creedmore.


Yall have a nice weekend.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:19 AM   #7542
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:35 AM   #7543
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eh - stuff happens. Can't worry about it, control is an illusion... and the universe makes fun of us all

Besides, it's hard to milk the whole "rockin the crutches" thing if your leg isn't really cracked! Now, I got me some shopping to do, and some pretty ladies to find who will hold doors open

good tip on the durable medical goods... I'll check aetna and see what I can get out of this thing!
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #7544
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Walker glad to hear your spirits are up. I'm not riding for a different reason. Time is not on my side right now. Got the new tires on the bike, they are worn in ok, got the chain adjusted right after being to tight and not on the bike since
The crutch thing is a good idea, my doc offered me an electric wheelchair thingy. Maybe I should go for that


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Old 06-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #7545
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I used to not be a positive person , but that sucked so I changed. I have broken my ankle worse on a motorcycle and my wrist and arm even worse than he ankle.

Life has a few low moments - live for the other ones!

Ok - since I cannot ride - time for beer!
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