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Discussion in 'Face Plant' started by Gregg Wannabe, Nov 24, 2013.
This dude was pretty hard core.
Guess I need to update all my first aid instructions.
Step 1: Take Picture.
Crossfires saved my heel. I had a sub 10 mph single-track get-off last Sunday. Front wheel washed to right, I put left foot down coming off, have no idea what my heel hit but suspect back underside of the swingarm or more likely the rear of the sub-frame where there's rack mounts and a helmet lock. Fortunately this boot has a heavy rib across the heel and I think mine would be broken from point impact were it not there.
Wow! That is a nasty looking bruise. I'm glad it worked out for you with no more serious injuries.
And I'm thinking my street oriented Kili Hi's would be next to useless in the scenario you just experienced.
It was way worse yesterday morning, red and purple blood pooling around both sides. I was immediate with heavy dosing of ibuprofen and DMSO. Don't tell my wife.
Or your Achilles tendon. World of hurt.
Unreal. Everybody should watch this video. Just an everyday looking ride, that could have turned lethal. I think most medics would say that they should have left the stick "in" and stabilize (I'm no expert), but that didn't seem possible, given the conditions.
Hey, I'm a married man and understand perfectly! But I'll observe that our conversation has been overheard by ... oh, our 35,000 or so very best internet friends. My lips are sealed but I can't speak for the rest of them...
I just crashed my bike on a relative straight and smooth 2-track forest-trail. As i flew over the handlebars i smacked my left foot hard onto the handlebars. Here 3 days after my foot still hurts. I was wearing my TCX riding sneakers. I put them in the closet and ordered a pair of Alpinestars Tech 7s the day after the crash.
Sidi Crossfire's and experienced a Maissoneuve fracture when the bike landed on my foot.
Without these it would have crushed my ankle instead of just displacing it.
Feel naked when riding without them now. The 'right' boots matter.
$109 shipped ebay item number:
MSR Dual Sport MX Boots. Ive only worn them out riding about 8 times, and love them. More flimsy than my Alpinestars Tech 6's (which I hate because it's like having a cast on each foot with a shit designed slippery sole, and removing the buckles is so tough it'll give you a hernia).
The best gear is that which you actually use.
I tried for years to like the Alpinestars, but the experience has been poor. I'll give them two more years to try to get them to have me not hating them every time I wear them, but the MSR boots have been a dream at 1/3 the price.
Got used up Boots?
I'm posting to register my disappointment that this thread is not, in fact, titled "Boobs Matter", which is what I thought when I clicked on it. Boots? Never would have clicked.
I second that notion.
Those aren't Crossfire's.
No but they are better than what most riders wear. I saw a cute almost naked girl on the back of a bike today. I don't think I could ride like that anymore. I hate the back seat.
I was standing up on my WR250R on some forest service roads in South Dakota two weeks ago Wednesday (riding the DAKAL). Front wheel washed out on my on a "easy going" left hander and sent me flying. My left foot got trapped under the bike hyperextending it to the point where I couldn't move it for a solid 5 minutes before even attempting to get back on the bike. Left arm tucked into my ribs, at least bruising/cracking a couple ribs under my left nipple. We were hours from help. First time in my life I was genuinely concerned about my well being as I was gasping for air.
Sidi Crossfire 2 TA's and Klim Badlands Pro. Bike is fine.
Just found this thread. Does anyone have the forma terras? Any opinions to their level of protection off road?