She slapped me with little provocation !

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by motoged, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. beechum1

    beechum1 Dandole Gas al Burro

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Oddometer:
    9,593
    Location:
    Not home in Tijuana
    I have (had) some of those too. I thought that may be the outcome. I additionally had 5 on the other side. 2 remain on the tib. I have a pic somewhere of the ex-fix that accompanied my trip. except, 1.5 months in the hopital, the internal fix, and the external fix and an open wound I had to do dressing changes for 3 months while it healed. and later a month stint because the extraction of the internal screws got infected.

    11 screws, a plate, a pin, I think 15 surguries, exculding about 10 I&D (irrigation and debrement) during the infection cleaning stage.

    Glad to see you got it fixed, and that nothing worse happened during the trip.
  2. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    BC,
    Sound like you went through a lot with your injuries :huh
    It is no fun during the recovery period...and I am just glad it wasn't worse....


  3. gsstampeder

    gsstampeder Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,121
    Location:
    Wandering
    Ged, Loved the RR...until I got to the end and saw your x-ray :huh

    I gotta ask, what boots were you wearing? Do you think more protective boots have helped? I broke my ankle last year (still a bit stiff and tender) wearing a pair of discoveries and now i'm thinking of upgrading to the crossfires....

    Hope you heal fast and are able to ride this summer:freaky
  4. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC

    GS,
    Fox Comp 5's....a friend made the comment that such a foot rotation injury often leads to a knee injury (ACL, etc).....I have had cartilage surgery on that leg's knee prior to this injury.....I am not sure which injury is worse:

    soft tissue damage to ankle or the knee????

    It's healing ....
  5. dtbushpilot

    dtbushpilot dtbushpilot

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
    "Glad to see you got it fixed, and that nothing worse happened during the trip".


    I wouldn't jump to such a conclusion before hearing the "rest of the story"

    There was that night in San Ignacio when Ged met that "he/she". Lots of adult beverage had been consumed before he/she came in the bar and Ged insists to this day that he didn't know.........maybe I should let Ged tell the story, he's better at spinning a tale than me and he probably has pictures.....dt
  6. Sutherngintelmen

    Sutherngintelmen around the bend

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2009
    Oddometer:
    1,242
    Location:
    ATL or AVL
    :photog
  7. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    Well, now that my riding partner has resurfaced, I should comment on some incidental anecdotes:evil:deal

    DTBushpilot is the "handle" David T. uses to conceal his true identity but not his intentions :D

    Sure, "DT" are his primary initials...and, yes, he is a pilot.....but what kind of pilot?

    He recently sold his tail-dragger, so I can't mooch an air-ride from him :cry:cry, but he probably still likes the notion of the double-entendre to the prefix "bush" when he revels in his written wit...:wink::wink:

    David and I had never met before this ride, and it was a pleasure to have hooked up with him. He is a better rider in the sand and desert conditions than I am as he has had years of desert riding experience....and perhaps has "Huevos mas grandes" than I do.....or is still poisoned with an excess of testosterone that clouds his judgement....

    Ya know....now that I say that, I remember his acknowledgment that his "judgement was not to be trusted", a comment made after we completed the San Jose Comondu-La Purisima section (which really only had two brief section of grief....now that I look back on it:clap).

    He was a gentleman in a variety of ways: he didn't whine out loud about riding sweep most of the time, but I still don't know why he would sometimes stay in the dust envelope (probably because he secretly trusted my GPS skills way beyond his Baja Almanac references....or because he believed that a Chupacabra was lurking nearby and wanted to gnaw on his ample burro....:eek1:eek1); he liked to have a beer at the end of the day and was proactive enough to arrange for such libations...and was accommodating rather than judgemental when John and Marty extended their socially inebriative generousity at Jungla Jim's in Mulege:freaky:bubba:jack:bubba :stoned ; he never swore out loud when managing his marginal tolerance for me being "That Guy" when getting geared up in the morning...:dog:kboom:baldy ; and he tended to demonstrate glimpses of sensitivity between comments about me wearing a skirt and my attitude towards riding in deep soft sand.

    Have I mentioned yet how much I hate riding in deep soft sand???:deal:muutt:ddog:dunno

    He was supportive when I broke my leg, although he insisted it was because my riding in silt was being compromised by the skirt I was wearing... :D

    Now.....when he mentions the "rest of the story" and makes reference to that bar in San Ignacio...:huh, it is only fair to point out that, as a resident of Baja, he knows way more about how to find such such cantinas than I do....and he insisted we go to that particular bar...having recounted numerous stories about his previous encounters there.

    Who was I to turn down such an invitation to explore the "cantinas less visited" with a seasoned veteran ? Besides, David is so butch, I felt safe following his lead....:lol3.

    I would share the pictures, David, but I thought we made that "What happens in Baja...." promise to each other??!!:D

    Besides, the pictures of you show that whisker burn :rofl



    All joking aside, DT was a great riding buddy and we got along pretty well for two guys who initially seemed to have only two things in common: a love of Baja and a KTM 690 :lol3

    [​IMG]

    I think we will probably ride together again sometime....in Baja, New Mexico, or in British Columbia (where I won't have to deal with deep soft sand).

    Have I mentioned yet how much I hate riding in deep sand?

    Aside from that, Baja continues to provide ...

    Excellent Ubication

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


  8. KLRUSERIOUS?

    KLRUSERIOUS? Farkle-whore

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,336
    Location:
    Toronto Ontario Eh?!??
    What does Mexican bike insurance cover? Sounds like the preamble to a bad joke...Punchline: A dented can of beans....so the way to go may be to claim through the Mexican insurance. At least the deductible will be in Pesos. :lol3

    I repeat: nice ride report Ged.....Are you there yet??? Based on your x-ray, it looks like you are.

    Hope your next trip is a little less painful. Get well soon bud!
  9. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    KLR,
    My understanding is :

    Mexican insurance is basically two parts....Liability and Collision Damage/Theft: you WANT to buy the liability part for sure as that is what keeps you out of jail in case of a fender bender...or at least the jail time is shorter as you are waiting for the adjuster to show up with proof of your policy....no liability insurance = $$$$$$ to get out of jail....

    The collision coverage has a lot of fine print (I buy my Mex insurance on-line, so you can read the policy before purchasing it) and is not worthwhile if you are riding off paved roads (as our vehicle insurance in BC does not cover accidents on some logging roads as they are "Private Property", and insurance does not cover that....which has freaked out a lot of folks who travel logging roads for fishing, hunting as well as off-roading access).



    As for the report, I am glad you have enjoyed tagging along:deal:clap:D

    I started this ride report a few days after being back in Canada from the Baja trip....and after the leg surgery...

    So, I am close to getting off the crutches (in a week I hope)....and closer to getting my strength back....so I can swing a leg over one of the bikes and get back to riding.....:ricky:ricky:super:bubba
  10. KLRUSERIOUS?

    KLRUSERIOUS? Farkle-whore

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,336
    Location:
    Toronto Ontario Eh?!??
    I did enjoy the report.....thanks again...Great job.... Awesome Adventure

    And for the record, I thought you were only joking about Mexican motorcycle insurance. Was waiting on a joke about your policy being a VHS copy of the Corsican Brothers :)

    Get well soon....and stay off the foot ya crazy mutt!
  11. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    I want to thank everyone who took the time to pursue your curiosity as to who slapped me and why:D

    This Baja ride was intended to be a casual scoot into some of the places less-traveled. I was looking for a cultural/social experience more than a killer tough ride... and I had some of that.

    The injury is the worst since riding for 35 years, so I can perhaps consider myself lucky. I am on the mend and hope to be rid of the crutches in a week or two....and maybe back on a bike in late May ...

    Baja still has some places yet to explore....one of those trips will be with the 450 and will use Bahia de los Angeles as a base for a week or two to saturate that area; another will be with the 690 for the area south of La Paz and around the east cape (beaches and mountains).

    One of the things that has surprised me the most about this recent trip is the fact that I did not consume a single taco:eek1

    I did have one grease sponge that was the world's worst taco in Ensenada on the return trip, but that doesn't count.

    So, add the taco addiction to the list of reasons to get back there....probably within a year....

    In the meantime, ride safely, take a few risks, and keep an eye open for your ...

    excellent ubication
  12. BajaDave

    BajaDave Crazy Bastard

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Oddometer:
    278
    Location:
    Olympic Peninsula, Washington
    Cool, Ged. Thanks for the great ride report. Your trip and write-up of it will surely have infected others with the Baja bug.

    Anyone on the fence about a Baja ride should just take the plunge...
  13. VampyreMP

    VampyreMP Frustrated Adventurer

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    153
    Location:
    Traverse City, MI
    Great report! Thanks so much for sharing. :clap
  14. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,358
    Location:
    Livin' in the 90's
    Bueno :D. Thanks for sharing. It's always great to go back to Baja, even if it's just in your mind while reading a RR at work :freaky.
  15. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    Just wanted to let all you FF's that I went riding last weekend on the 690 four days after the doc said I could dump the crutches :clap:clap:clap

    The first day was dirt roads, the second was some double-track and some downhill single-track that I chose to bulldog down, as the thought of falling right now is something I hope to avoid :huh

    I am looking forward to losing the limp as the ankle strengthens.

    Thanks for all the kind words, gifts, unsolicited financial contributions, sympathy, and interest in another Baja story :D:D
  16. cactusreid

    cactusreid Adventurer

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2006
    Oddometer:
    55
    so if i flipped some tires on your 450,are you ready for a dirt ride?? i hear you have a trials tire in your stash- so traction shouldn't be an issue. manliness maybe,but traction,no!
  17. dtbushpilot

    dtbushpilot dtbushpilot

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Oddometer:
    4
    Location:
    Buena Vista, Baja California Sur
    Glad to hear that you're back in action Ged, I'm looking forward to our next ride, just let me know when and where.

    I'm getting ready to head South to help our Nomad brethren look for the lost mission. This will be my first motorcycle camping trip so I'm glad that there will be people there with extra stuff as I'm sure I will be needing support. I'll let you know how it goes......dt
  18. motoged

    motoged Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    908
    Location:
    Kamloops, BC
    bump
  19. Watercat

    Watercat . . . gravity sucks

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,740
    Location:
    Beervanastan, Duwamps Pacific NorWet
    Nice RR, thanks for taking the time to post it up ! :clap

    No doubt about it - Once you've been bitten by the Baja bug not only are you slapped by provocation . . . . . . . :huh

    Once you've been there, you'll be totally head-butted into dirt-bike Nirvana, right where you belong. :evil

    The Baja bug is desirable and usually impossible to get rid of once you're infected. :wink:

    May you live to ride Baja !
  20. BK.RD.RNR

    BK.RD.RNR Torque Stick

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,358
    Location:
    Livin' in the 90's
    True that! I'm trying to plan a way to get back there this fall. That place really does call to me, and the awesome riding is the icing on the cake!:deal