Radek solo 2012 Baja 1000 on 990R

Discussion in 'Racing' started by rburkat, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    Radek,
    That is awesome of you. I will definitely buy a shirt.
    I will be keep an eye out for you in Ensenada at Tech / Riders meeting.

    I will be down there with Curbsyde Productions, filming for Score. They may have already contacted you.

    Whitney
  2. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Radek, go get 'em on that Big Beast!!

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  3. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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    Bad news :(

    I had a high speed high side south of Bay of LA and am in San Ignacio now. Nothing broken but my ankle and knee are balloons. I was fully armoured up and am pretty lucky I limped away from this crash. Never had a crash this hard or at that speed.
    I'm here icing and compressing them but I don't know how it's going to feel. I am on the fence if I'm going to try the race solo if I'm injured.

    Bumps and scrapes despite full armour. These are not the issue.
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    Ankle and knee look like this. Not feeling good when bending.
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    All I have to say is....stupid stupid stupid. It was a crash on nothing special. I had gotten a flat earlier coming out of san felipe so I pumped the tires up to 35 psi which made the bike handle sketchy, and at the same time I was all paranoid about flatting again. Basically I was thinking about my tires instead of riding and bam.

    I'm not sure what happens from here.
  4. NWBoarder

    NWBoarder Whitmeister

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    Heal fast my man.
  5. frog

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    Shit. When stuff goes wrong on those big rigs it happens fast. Had the same thing happen in V2R.... actually both things flats and crash.:lol3 Glad your ok. Keep off it and hopefully its good enough at race day.
  6. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    Major bummer Radek! :eek1. Ice 'em good and wrap 'em up in Coban Self-Adherent Wrap and ride like a rock star!
    Amazing stuff and I've ridden with badly sprained wrists with that stuff wrapped on and it works.
  7. cross-country

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    Damn Radek, I'm sorry to hear this. I hope it is a quick easy healing and your back on your way.

    I hit a truck head-on in San Vincente a few years ago. It broke my asterisk and bruised the hell out of my knee/thigh. I kept prerunning the rest of the week and raced. After the race all the bruising migrated down my leg and into my foot and ankle very weird. My doctor told me later it was a bad idea because of the risk of a blood clot. His advice for next time(lol) was to see a doctor before continuing, just to rule out serious problems.

    Best of luck brotha, I hope to see you make the start line!
  8. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    That reminds me, Radek pop a real aspirin every day to help keep down any blood clot risk while things are puffed up (unless of course you are allergic to aspirin).
  9. frog

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    Best thing is your in mexico and can go to any pharmacia and get something that will make you feel nothing but not sure I'd want to ride after taking it.
  10. Wannabeeuro

    Wannabeeuro Tuner chic

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    Shit! I've really been looking forward to seeing you on the. 990 fly by us at a pit.
    We are driving down now, let me know if we can bring you anything.
    Call or text: 730.308.6675. Tim
  11. beechum1

    beechum1 Grimace Soup

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    Find any one of us ADV'er where ever you are that speaky'spanish, and go to a clinica. the whole evolution with any medicine won't cost more than 50$ unless it's something more serious. Good preventative medicine could be the difference in racing or watching or crashing again!
  12. Hill Climber

    Hill Climber Been here awhile

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    This sucks.......I too am looking forward to shouting out encouragement as you fly by near San Felipe. What shape is the bike in?
  13. Baja Dad

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    You have a week to heal up !!!
    you can do it !!!!!!!
  14. Ladukebob

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    This^^^^^

    Good Luck!!
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    Sorry Radek I really wanted to buy you a beer in LaPaz, heal fast, I'm Bummed to hear this
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    Hope for a speedy recovery!
  17. KLIM

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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.
  18. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    That f'ing sucks Radek :cry

    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).
  19. waylongway

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    Thats a Bummer!!..Try to look on the bright side,at least you got this far :clap..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 :huh,,So close :cry But so far..

    ICE, LOTS OF ICE
  20. rburkat

    rburkat Been here awhile

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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.