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Old 11-08-2012, 03:21 PM   #136
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:02 PM   #137
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We still think you're badass. We prefer our badasses to return in one piece, though. Heal fast and be safe.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:18 PM   #138
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That f'ing sucks Radek

I'm pretty sure you'll be back pre-running shortly, like this is going to stop you. I do agree with the others that suggest getting things checked out. When you get to La Paz try Fidepaz Hospital ph.124 0400
it's modern and is probably your best chance to see an Orthopedist (if you need one).
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:32 PM   #139
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Thats a Bummer!!..Try to look on the bright side,at least you got this far ..My brother called last night crying because he was offered a spot on Gary O'neals team all paid,bike, just show up and ride .because his friend crashed out...He has to work ,,So close But so far..

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:09 PM   #140
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So I didn't want to let everyone down so I iced, elevated and compressed my right foot ankle and knee yesterday and today. At about 1 pm I bandaged my knee and ankle, took some advill and headed back up to viscaieno to hit the new 80 mile section. Previous years they just run the highway down to san ignacio, but this year it's something new.

The beginning 40 miles were pretty rad. Some silt zones that the 990 just tractored through, and then a stretch of deep sand that once at speed you're just flying and holding on. For about 15 minutes at 8K rpm in 4th through rolling silty sand.
After that the silt got a little heavier and I hit a deep deep rut. The edge of the rut caught the tip of my left boot ( my GOOD foot ) and ripped it side ways. I heard a pretty loud crack and I'm pretty sure something is busted in there. I trucked out the last 40 miles though gnarly rocks. As I rode some of the rocky climbs of loose boulders and shelves and I kept thinking there is NO FUCKIN way a smaller 2 wheel buggy can get up this stuff. Kicker is that almost everyone would be doing this section at night.

I finally got out at the check stop at san ignacio to a bunch of other truck and bike racers. They proceeded to tell me that there were some accidents on that stretch the day before and due to how bad it's getting they are planning of taking it out of the race all together. CRAP! Apparently the day before someone rolled their bug and another TT hit 2 donkeys going pinned off a jump. Easily this is the gnarliest 80 miles on the whole course.

So I'm officially out :(
I've come to race the baja 1000 twice and the tally so far is Radek 1, Baja 1.
I'm going to drive back to ensenada or somewhere that i can get an xray. I've ridden the 990 up an down this basic course and never had an incident so I feel a little let down that I had issues this time around. I guess that's part of the adventure.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:37 PM   #141
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So sorry to hear Radek. I was rootin' for you.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:41 PM   #142
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smart to be the bigger man and take the safe route.. sorry
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:46 PM   #143
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Sorry to hear this Radek! We were all rooting for you from WA. If there's anything I can help with shoot over a PM or email.
Best of luck.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #144
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:03 PM   #145
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That really sucks! You've put so much time and energy into this.

I'll drink a beer for you this evening
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:33 PM   #146
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Really sorry to hear it. Hope the x-rays come up negative.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #147
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stay safe

Damn, hell of a lot further into this crazy 990 adventure than I will ever get. Hopefully nothing broken.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:37 PM   #148
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Get Well !!!! Hope to read your great reports very you soon !!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #149
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Bummer, hope the xray shows no serious damage. Get well, drink lots of cold beer, always makes ya feel better
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:32 PM   #150
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Good to be smart about it. Lots of opportunities to ride in the future. Kick back and watch the action. Lots of teams could use extra support or even just a ride along. Heal up!
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