Broken Bike and Bones Ride

Discussion in 'Day Trippin'' started by refokus, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    It all started when 4Play called me up to see if I wanted to ride out at mile marker 4 with him and a few others. I gladly said yes as I wanted to try a new to me trials tire that Slowred gave me last Sunday after finishing off the knobby I had. I wanted to try this tire to see if I like them and the price was sooooo good that I couldn't turn it down. Thanks Slowred!

    I didn't get many pictures but here are a few of them.

    Riders;

    4Play
    Utefan
    Wolfster
    Montek
    Big E
    refokus

    Here are a few pics prior to leaving the staging area.

    4Play and Utefan
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    Big E and Montek
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    My steed with a new shoe on the rear
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    Utefan was the first victim when he lost his muffler. He put it in the back of his pack and we continued on.

    We were cutting through a sand wash when all of a sudden Montek stopped, through up his hands as was saying, WTF. His bike made a nasty noise and the motor locked up.
    Here is Montek looking at the bike and he is a little sad at this moment
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    He busted a timing chain and had to be rescued so 4Play being the nice guy he is always wanted someone to ride bitch with him on his suped up KTM. They went to pick up his truck to get the bike, we stayed behind and had snacks.

    They both had a smile on when departing, and I think Montek was a little happier than a few minutes before.
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    A few shots of the scenery, it was a really nice day to ride.
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    Well, we had lunch in Wickenberg then departed to ride the afternoon. We were only a few miles out of town when I came around the corner and Big E was sprawled out on the ground in front of his bike and him severe pain. I didn't take photos of this as I was really concerned for Eric. There were some hikers that had a pickup and once Big E was able to get up with much assistance we loaded him in to the pickup and to the Wickenberg ER we went. I did not get the name of the people from Idaho but they were super nice.

    Here is the Berg waiting outside for his rider
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    Big E getting his riding gear cut off
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    Checking the leg
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    Huge bump, looks pretty bad
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    Big E was a little nervous here when they said that the shirt needs to be cut off or Circumcision was next....:lol3
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    The shirt was his choice
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    And here is Scott the RN that was helping out Big E
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    Big E is getting transported to Good Sam to operate on his leg. Broken ankle and leg. I am not sure on the shoulder but once we get news all will know.
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  2. Reidy008

    Reidy008 I,m in if we go fast

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    Big I was so sorry to learn of the wreck.... anything you need let me know. Hope you have a fast recovery.
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  3. DOD

    DOD idiot dirt rider

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    That looks painful. 1200 miles of death valley without so much as a biff then he crashes in Wickenburg. Sux.

    Heal fast Big-E.

    Somebody post up as soon as you know something about the surgery.


    -dod
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  4. rattlecan

    rattlecan Caffeine Driven

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    I'm not liking the sound of this. That leg looks serious.


    Dibs on the Berg.
    Sorry Eric, I couldn't resist.
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  5. AZ TOM

    AZ TOM Long timer

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    This is not good. Fast recovery Big E!
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  6. 4play

    4play Next?

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    I just got home & unloaded both of our bikes. I saw the xrays & the tibia break below the brace was the main concern. Part of why they are doing the surgery right away is that with the shoulder injury he can't use crutches or get around at all.
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  7. sonoran

    sonoran you already know

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    Ouch.

    That's bad news.

    Heal up quick Eric!
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  8. ybracing

    ybracing Been here awhile

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    Eric, Eric, Eric. What kind of shenanigans have you been up to now? :eek1

    Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you. Heal fast!
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  9. utefan

    utefan Been here awhile

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    I love the picture of Big E smiling, because I know how much pain he was in. Buddy, thanks for the update and looking forward to when you know more. It was a great day riding until Big E got hurt. Sorry Big E.
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  10. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Dang, that really looks painful Big E. Did you break any bones in the shoulder or just tear soft tissues?
    LMK if there is anything I can help with.

    Heal quickly, we are all gonna miss you out riding with us.

    Oh and Refokus, Dillon gave me the trials tire so all kudos go to him and Zenmoto!
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  11. Montek

    Montek Eternal Noob

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    heal quick my friend, you wanna work on my bike during your down time??? keep your good hand and arm busy!!!!
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  12. DurtKlod

    DurtKlod Long timer

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    Oh man that sucks. Your in my prayers Eric! If there is anything I can do to help, let me know.
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  13. HoosierTrailmaster

    HoosierTrailmaster Just an Old Grizzly

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    Big-E, if you had just done Rug Road with us this would have been prevented.

    Take care of yourself and get well soon. I think Big Blue will be in the pasture for some time.
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  14. Wyobrew

    Wyobrew Missed it by that mu

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    Just read the report... Sorry to hear about the injury Eric. You will still have to ride on the 17th, so no excuses. :1drink


    Drop me a PM if you want me to install that Safari tank while you mend or when you get bored from your hospital visits.



    Doug
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  15. refokus

    refokus Just Learning

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    I wasn't even thinking about that but you are right. Thanks to Dillon and Zen Moto! :clap
    The trials tire is so different than a knobbie, it took me a little while to get used to the different reactions that the back end would make. It wasn't very long and I am a believer on this tire for the type of riding that we do. :D
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  16. BELSTAFF

    BELSTAFF ADV NOMAD

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    Sorry to hear about this Eric, if you need anything let me know as I'm sure you awear I owe you from the porkfest fun & games

    Cuttin' you gear off was probley as painful as the git off huh?

    Take care & heal fast, OK
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  17. Slowred

    Slowred Been here awhile

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    Welcome to the to the dark side. No turning back now.....:evil
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  18. 4play

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    There was retired couple that drove Eric to the ER from where he landed. As we loaded Eric's bike in the bed of the tall white haired gentleman's pickup, he placed his hand on my shoulder & said " Aren't you guys a little old to be doing this kind of stuff???" I'm not sure why he asked ME that :huh

    I just heard from Eric's wife, they FINALLY have rolled him in for surgery.on the leg. It"ll be about two hours before he comes out.
    I will keep you posted.
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  19. redeye-az

    redeye-az Been here awhile

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    sorry to hear this, he is a good dude.....
    how did this happen, hit a rut/rock ???.......otb ?,, ????.....
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  20. 4play

    4play Next?

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    Dan, we were on some neat sandy two track & by Eric's own admission he was possibly having a little too much fun. He was rounding a curve with the back end slightly out on the gas when he spotted a side by side coming head on. He probably hit the binders a bit too hard, the bike swapped ends & high sided. throwing him on his right side like a fly swatter with the bike on his right leg. He did not hit the side by side & they didn't hit him. The guys in the side by side were very helpfull, good people.
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