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Discussion in 'Trials' started by Brewtus, Dec 12, 2010.
Well it is the rainy time in the Northwest. Time to work no some bikes. First up is my 2000 Gas Gas 280 TXT. The only year they didn't put on the little inch and a quarter pipe that the spark arrester mounts too.
This is what it looks like now.
I went to my local boat builder and picked up a piece of 1.25 bar/round[?].
And cut off two inches and went to play[work:huh].
If I ever make another one it will be easier. Going to have it welded on, or might just hook some two stroke pipe springs in it.
Hope to get it dirty this week some time.
Obviously stills, screen cap't from today. I'm the camera guy, not the rider, but we hit a lot of rocks today.
Bottom two shots are essentially the same shot from two perspectives. practically the same point of the move.
"What did you do with your Trials Bike today?" ...
fell off it and dislocated my knee, again. Looks like that may be it for my riding days.
Sorry to here that
I hope you get better.
Hope you get better. I am still getting over tearing my ACL in half (and the resulting knee that could fold side to side as well as front to back). I am 4 months post surgery on an expected 9 month recovery time. I know what it is like to have the knee move in ways it shouldn't and I do feel for you.
r2wtrials, that is terrible.
I mentally quit riding every time I hurt something, but for some reason, I get all healed up and keep on going.
Take the time off, find a good (or great) surgeon and then tell us all about how you seem to have never been off the bike when you start back up. K?
Good luck no matter what you decide!
Bummed to hear about your get-off, but don't. Ever. Give. Up. Ever.
Or I'll sic Gordy on you and believe me boy, you don't want that. Ever!
So what kind of brace are you wearing? Or are you listening to the people with good knees saying you don`t need them! I got my `pair` of CTI`2s in `95. I need to get an upgrade but that is yet to happen. I WOULD NOT RIDE without them.
I can ride for an hour without braces and be in pain or quite literally all day over my favorite rocks with the braces on. No pain and ready to do it again the next day. The braces have changed my life. I started with a low cost pair of sixsixones and have recently gotten a set of custom fit donjoys with patella and shin guards. Good luck.
I wore a brace for a few months after my 7 months off last time... then moved onto a soft compression type one with metal hinges. All was ok and to be honest i doubt a full brace would have helped this time as the force was straight up my leg... no twisting involved.
Long story short me and the bike were heading backwards and unfortunately my foot jammed into something stopping it and my lower leg dead... the weight of the bike, me and the rearward motion just kept pushing and my knee popped. Thankfully it then popped back in again so not as badly damaged everything else anywhere near as bad as last time.
Moral of story for me... i've gone to twinshock to lesson the severity of the sections i should ride, but was out riding with 8 guys all on modern bikes!! I was the only one to clean the section as it stood and then decided to take it up a level... and here we are again :)
I will ride again but will leave it for longer and concentrate on strengthening the joint more, and yes i will use a brace from now on :) Great thing hindsight....!
But only myself to blame, both for the section i was trying to ride, the crash and also the lack of brace.
I fixed the GG shock linkage. Cleared a section. And rode my enduro bike. And got a sweet TOTP
3 weeks of experience under that little belt. - proper boots since that photo was taken.
Fully wound up that little electric bike requires flat in third for me to keep up. It can hammer along or creep at at below walking speed.
Ute is getting a bit full.
I've hiked the trail many times on my way to the best swimming hole in Yosemite, but today I rode my new Gas Gas 280TXT Pro up the trail to the Swinging Bridge, fun!
I rode my beloved 4RT in a serious practice for the first time in over a year at B-Town and......really stunk the place up.
Mayhaps a year in Twinshock was not such a good thing after all. Man, I really sucked today....... :huh
Good news is that MIss Bitters really wowed them today with her newfound balance skills. Dead stick, even.
Not really. I don't think so. Maybe a little off, but not sucking by a long shot.
You are way too kind bruddah!
Oh Man up dammit! Ride OJ in itermediate in the morning which would make riding semi on the 4rt a breeze. Maybe find yourself a sponser? (TECATE).