Hit my own damned toolbox...

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by SR1, Sep 1, 2013.

  1. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Out riding with a friend yesterday, decided to let him try my GS in exchange for riding his WR250R (I have one in the US too). We were riding a very rough rice paddy road when my Pelican tool box came off of my own GS in front of me. I had no time to react and hit it at probably 35mph.

    Wearing a Leatt brace and vest, Rockgardn suit, Asterisk knee braces and Sidi crossfires.

    I broke my right clavicle, pretty sure I broke the smallest rib on the right, and pulled a tendon on my right knee something fierce. Gotta get him a new bar and right peg.


    I think I'll take a day or two before going to work... ugh..
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  2. ThumperStorm

    ThumperStorm Long timer

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    I knew hard luggage was dangerous. :lol3

    Seriously. I hope you will be okay.
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  3. AST236

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    That sucks! Hope you heal fast!!!!!!
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  4. Gimpinator

    Gimpinator This is my Mom's cat

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    Wow! I would think it's pretty tough to break your clavicle wearing a Leatt Brace. Must have been quite a shot.

    Heal fast. Be more faithful to your GS from now on.
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  5. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    BTW, two lessons learned:

    1) If a part has shown in the past that it might not stay on in a hard bump (which it had once before) safety wire or zip tie it on for safety.

    2) Following distance when offroad. For some reason I ride too close to the guy in front of me offroad. Lesson learned.
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  6. grizzzly

    grizzzly The Pre-Banned Version

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    I have always hated to drop a browed bike and I have always had a tendency to fight it a little too hard when it goes
    But keep in mind bike parts are cheep body parts are not
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  7. Blur

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    :fpalm
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  8. hardwaregrrl

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    Shit.........you gonna make him pay for the toolbox???:lol3 Sucks learning lessons the hard way. Glad you're on the mend......how are the hospitals where you're at???
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  9. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Shut the hell up, Blair. :muutt:bluduh

    The hospitals I've visited are ok...kinda. I went to Osan Air Base for this though...I wanted some 'merican USAF docs to look at me. Koreans have a tendency to want to lock you up in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I knew I didn't need that so I took the "express lane."

    BTW, his bar is good! Just the peg is damaged.
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  10. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    So how are you feeling today? Are you slinged up?
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  11. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Operating on a 1/4 dose of my allotted pain killers. I'm allowed two, I'm using just half of one. At night I double up and fly. Why not, at least I am still as a stone and it can get some good healing in. Overall I'd say I'm doing great. The achy pain has already mostly left and now it's all acute, especially when I move wrong. All normal stuff. Went to work all day today. Oh yeah, in a sling, lookin' like a doofus.
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  12. HappyRiding

    HappyRiding Luddite

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    Damn Steve. I hope you heal up quickly.






    And didn't you break a toe once...:hide
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  13. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    The sling has nothing to do with that.

    Glad you're on a path to healing, bro.
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  14. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    Sorry you got banged up SR!

    But glad it wasn't any worse.... Take care
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  15. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    And a couple of ribs...once from slipping in the shower!
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  16. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    Tonight I noticed that on my right side, about 2" above my hip (where I knew there had been some strong impact, perhaps from my elbow and pressure suit armor), my bruise is now HARD. I called the guy I was riding with who happens to be a PhD (veterinarian) and he said "normal." So I won't worry. :)
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  17. Blur

    Blur 3MTA3

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    That's weird.
    But as long as you trust your vet....
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  18. Foot dragger

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    Those braces have little to no real world testing,the testing Ive seen has been bought and paid for by Leatt itself. They are awkward as hell in many situations though.
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  19. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    I hit a cow going 55mph last year,bruises from top to bottom after a 60' tumble with the bike staying with me.

    I rode the next day and only took a couple months to feel close to right again.
    You'll be fine.
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  20. SR1

    SR1 Back in S. Korea

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    I definitely hear what you're saying and I guess is a personal decision of course it is but I really see the logic behind it and I'm glad I had the gear on I will continue to wear it I don't really have any problems sport riding on the street for wearing it or riding off road with it its very comfortable for me

    pardon the terrible punctuation its just that I'm posting though voice detect
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