Biffed off the Beemer...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by C-Stain, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. AirforceGSRider244

    AirforceGSRider244 Hardcore adventurer

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    Ive broken bones before but you need be sure not to push yourself to hard. doing so can just make the process take longer. :lift ive had quite a few bad spills before and luckily i only needed sets of stitches or scrapes. sounds like you guys were having alot of fun. (except for the fall) :muutt
    but i hope you get better soon :) keep on riding :dllama
  2. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Monday will be 12 weeks, and Wednesday I have my next re-check with the Surgeon.

    I'm hoping for good news, but not holding out too much hope. I'm still relying heavily on my cane, but am able to drive, and did ride the Ural rig that a fellow inmate lent me for a few days.

    I'm taking NO pain medication, and the physiotherapist says my strength is increasing. I just wish it was going faster.

    There has been some good news...I went from a Term Employee to a Full Time position in the last few weeks - when I returned to EMS, full time spots were hard to get. Now, I just want to go back to work.

    Wish me luck for Wednesda....
  3. Trane Francks

    Trane Francks Been here awhile

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    Fingers crossed, man! :lift
  4. vettex2

    vettex2 X-Racer

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    maybe you should learn how to ride ?
  5. Hawk

    Hawk Pretentious Fukwit!!

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    Maybe you should GFYS!!! You are a douchebag of the highest caliber.
  6. Knighthawk

    Knighthawk Sofa King Bueno

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    You are an insufferable shitwhistle.

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  7. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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  8. Eyes Shut

    Eyes Shut See no evil

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    Good luck! It sounds like you are doing fine. I was 12 weeks NWB and it took me about 5 weeks to go from that to walking without a cane or crutches.

    The muscle strength improves a little every day--you just don't notice it until you think back -- "Oh yeah, 2 weeks ago, I couldn't do X, and now I can!" Besides the PT, I walked every day (once I was off of the cane/crutches), but I wore my hiking boots so that my ankle would be supported.
  9. BlueNozr

    BlueNozr R90S Lifer

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    Good luck C-Stain on your wednesday visit with the surgeon. Missed you at the Bluenose rally in case you dropped by. Too hot to ride today anyways.
    Oh BTW, the older you get the longer stuff takes to heal - but you're still young so shouldn't be too long. Congrats on getting to a full time position.:1drink
  10. Monroe

    Monroe Been here awhile

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    My broken bones have been fingers which can slow you down a little. When I see broken leg bones like yours and others, I wonder if I'd ever get back on a bike if that happened to me.

    The down time and rehab time are hard to imagine as I am not a good patient and loathe being dependent on someone.

    :freaky to you Cstain and others that come back from these and worse injuries to ride again. All the best for your upcoming doc visit

    Steve
  11. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    d00d - riding is a passion, and while I've busted myself up in a way I never imagined possible, bones heal. Depending on what happens over the next couple of weeks - I may not ride two wheels for a while, but we may change focus with a hack. But I will continue to ride.

    Life is too short, eat your ice cream today.
  12. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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    I've got the Ural on my shortlist. Ive always wanted to have a sidecar.

    I also want to be a monkey on a kneeler but the opportunity hasn't arisen yet!


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  13. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Inmate FredGreen lent me his Ural rig to attend a very good friend's funeral on the weekend. Ethan and Meagan both enjoyed it immensely. And while it doesn't handle like a bike - I did have a whole lot of fun riding it.

    I've also spoke to C Stanley Motorsports in PA about a rig for my Vee. It'll mean selling the F800, but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make if it gets us out as a family more.

    We're stopping at the Ural Dealer on the way home tomorrow. :D
  14. Emmbeedee

    Emmbeedee Procrastinators

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    It's amazing to me, how little I miss the F8 I had. Good bike but I don't regret selling it one bit.
  15. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Wow. This is the first I've seen of this thread, but I'm familiar with the incident from elsewhere. That must have been a rough ride out. Ambulances are not known for their plush suspension.

    Have you considered a KLR with a DMC enduro chair? Pretty inexpensive, quite a lot lighter than the Ural, and probably just as unfast. Likely loads more reliable.

    Hope to see you up there soon. I don't know if we'll make it on the way up to NFL, but maybe on the back swing.
  16. dresda

    dresda shut up and RIDE!

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  17. CallMeBoog

    CallMeBoog hi functioning idiom

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    he won't get a KLR, I've told him that he should trade in the F800GS for 4 KLRs...
  18. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    That being said, the DMC chair would strap up to an F800 pretty nicely. Then he could still sneer at us po' folk.

  19. Boondoggle

    Boondoggle Gear Grinder

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    Oh, hell, just saw this.

    Sorry to hear about the off, hope today's news was good.

    Sounds like you're doing the right things and have good friends and good care.


    Nice x-ray pics by the way :lol3

    they'd make a great tattoo, just ask Skibum

    Heal quick, will ya?
  20. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Well, just arrived home. The surgeon was running WAAAY late today. Damn Doctors and their 9 hole, 4 beer lunches! :lol3

    Reports are that I'm "On Track" in the healing process. The biggest part of the fracture is still visible on the X-Rays, but he says the calcification is starting. I'm "unrestricted" when it comes to physical therapy and and push it until it hurts. This means that the gym and I are going to becoming more intimately acquainted.

    He DID tell me to stay off two wheels until after September 25th - which is my next appointment. Unfortunately this means my riding season is just about pooched - but my annual "Leaf Trip" around the Cabot Trail may still be possible.

    Boondoggle - you really learn about who your friends are in times like these - and we've learned that we have some really good ones. I guess some would say that makes me a rich man. My wife has been TOTALLY supportive - and has not even mentioned the words "Sell the bikes", and for that I love her even more.

    We did stop at the Ural Dealer this afternoon and while we both like the idea of a Ural Gear Up, she's asked me to wait until next season before I pull the trigger. She figures that I'd be too unhappy selling the Vee and the F800 and not being able to lean.

    She's a keeper.