My F800GS is ok, but my foot is f****d

Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Lucifer666, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 Adventurer

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    Please do me and especially yourself a favor and buy those big heavy expensive boots :thumb. I will use my boots 1 more time, to ride to the shop and buy those sidi adventures. I'll burn my old ones when I have my new sidi's :wink:.
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  2. NJ-Brett

    NJ-Brett Brett

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    No way I would try to cross tracks like that.
    If they are not at 90 degrees, I would not try it at any speed.

    Also, in many places they re-pave the road and do one lane at a time, with a 1 to 3 inch sharp difference between the new and old, madness to try and change lanes in that situation.

    90 degrees or not doing it.

    Heal up well, pain is one thing, not being able to ride is worse...
    But you can ride with a cast/boot thing, I did when I broke my ankle...
    Was kind of nice being off work and being able to ride!
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  3. Flashback

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    Thank goodness for crash bars!!!

    I went down in a similar fashion on mine. No damage to the bike but my foot was fubar...same kinds of screws and plates in my foot now too.

    I learned a valuable lesson about footwear that day. Now I wear motocross boots all the time, even just going to work. :deal
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  4. Lucifer666

    Lucifer666 Adventurer

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    I know the feeling mate :freaky. I hope your bones healed up well. They say you can predict the weather with a metal plate :wink:, is it true?
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  5. IndyChizzle

    IndyChizzle Inspired by Trevor W

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    Looks like a rider from Belgium would pay approximately the following for his health insurance:

    50% Income Tax if earning above 35,060 euros
    http://www.expatica.com/be/finance_business/tax/taxation-in-belgium-8618_8286.html

    Regional Income Tax of 0-8.5%

    Value Added Tax (Not sure which one this would have been for a motorcycle): 21% for most items, 6% for transportation.

    Gasoline (not sure % tax): ~$5.91 per gallon in US Dollars
    http://money.cnn.com/pf/features/lists/global_gasprices/

    Glad to hear that the rider is ok, and that the pins come out soon. Heal fast, and beware of those train tracks! I slid around on some tracks like that in Portland, OR where the public transportation rails run right down the middle of lanes of traffic. Pretty sketchy when you have to change lanes in the rain...
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  6. AdventurePoser

    AdventurePoser Long timer

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    Wow, you have a great attitude, and I sure hope you are up and riding sooner rather than later.

    People tease me because I wear my AlpineStars heavy "adventure" style boots everywhere I go. They def. look silly when the riding pants come off and I'm walkin' around in the boots and shorts.

    That being said, back when I picked up folks for a living (Sheriff's Flight Crew medic) I couldn't tell you how many tennis shoes and low boots I retrieved for victims of moto crashes. Usually they still had a foot in them....:huh:huh

    Ride safely my friend.

    Steve
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  7. Lucifer666

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    About the attitude ...
    I see it as a part of the great adventure :D. When I'm 80 years old and my body hangs together with metal plates, then I can say I've lived (in a matter of speaking offcourse :nod, let's hope not to many).


    July 4 they remove the metal pin in my foot.
    August 28 is the day they will remove my plaster cast, woohoo.
    September 8 I'm on my way to Spain with my bike on the trailer :rofl. Got 10 days to do some exercises and get some movement in my foot, because after 3 months in the plaster cast he will be veryyyyyy stiff. I'll ask the doctor to remove the plaster cast a few days earlier so I have 2 weeks to do some exercises. I hope it works, can't wait to get on my bike, damnit.

    Thanks all for the great support, love the people on this forum :raabia.
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  8. DeadEnd

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    I have a pair of Gaerne supermoto boots and a pair of SG10s I rotate, and most of my riding is commuting. The word "overkill" does not apply. Doesn't make me invincible, but definitely gives me a sense of real ankle protection with those no-nonsense boots on.

    To the OP: hope you heal well and full.
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  9. Lucifer666

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    My new boots, eat this :wink:!

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  10. smsteve

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    Lucifer666, +1 on a great attitude!

    So? It's July 5th, what happened when they pulled out the metal pin?
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  11. Lucifer666

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    Hehe :D, yes, they pulled out the metal pin. I was veeeeery nervous but it really didn't hurt at all. Seriously, I didn't feel anything.
    Holy sh*t, when they pulled out those 26 metal stitches, that hurts :bluduh.

    The metal pin :eek1:

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    They took some X-rays and removed my plaster cast and I don't need a new one, woohoooo :clap. My foot still looks swollen:

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    Now I need to go to a physiotherapist, I got 30 sessions to start with. My foot is very stiff at the moment and I have to learn to walk again.

    These are all my injections from the past 6 weeks, it's for preventing blood clots:
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  12. onewheeltwo

    onewheeltwo Been here awhile

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    Hi, I'm searching for boots - specifically for commuting. Came across your thread. Moto "shoes" are now out.

    Ouch.

    Good luck with the recovery, but don't rush it, you don''t want to set yourself back...

    Wow, that's one hell of a nail!
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  13. smsteve

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    Hi Lucifer666,

    Ouch, though that pin didn't hurt on the way out, it hurts just looking at it! I feel your pain on the physical therapy front, I've been through two knee surgeries and one shoulder surgery. If you have never done that type of therapy before though, follow your therapist's guidelines to the tee and do everything they tell you to, exactly how they tell you, for as long as they tell you. You will hate them initially for the pain they cause, then buy them X-mas gifts for the rest of their lives for the mobility they return to you.
    :beer

    Take care,
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  14. Lucifer666

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    Yes, doing those excercices at the physio therapy is painfull but I can notice a lot of improvement after 2 sessions, so I'm very positive about that. It hurts but I know it's for the good cause. I really want my foot to be OK.

    Thanks mate,
    Got to go, going to do some excercices :nod. You to take care !
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  15. Lucifer666

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    Those sidi's are really comfortable, also for walking around a bit. I also convinced a friend of me to throw away his boots and buy those sidi's . I will only wear MX-style boots from now on, it's safe and it looks cool :evil.

    You're not alone :freaky, take care mate. Stay positive, you will heal faster.
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  16. CHAPIN

    CHAPIN Been here awhile

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    Kidding aside, hope you are doing well.

    I took my first ride today after having a plate similar to yours implanted on my left arm.

    Also: my bike crashes better than me too :lol3

    Chapin
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  17. GSF1200S

    GSF1200S Been here awhile

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    I really wonder how much MX boots can help, especially with ankle fractures and such. As the OP said, when youve got all that weight coming down on a very small area, I dont even think Crossfires or SG10s are going to help. Certainly might help in lesser situations though..

    Sucks OP- I seriously pull over if I have to cross tracks like that and someone is behind me. Sit there, wait for everyone to pass, and then literally crawl over the tracks.. Another thing I hate is coming up to a stop after its just sprinkled- oil makes the road slick and the lines are like ice!

    Heal fast!
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  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Wow impressive!

    thank god you (and the bike) are "fine". These crashbars sure are tough.

    How do they extract the "zipper"? still under local narcose?
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