TAT Tag Team Relay

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by svneko, Aug 15, 2020.

  1. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    Hey Edge,
    1. You've kept your record intact for falling while riding other people's bikes. A+ for consistency! :muutt
    2. Ribs...I feel your pain. Done mine twice, and hoo-boy does that hurt! Very tough/adventurous co-worker who has injured/broken himself in many fun and interesting ways said that his cracked ribs were at the top of his pain scale. "Definitely the worst pain I've ever had." Until then, my boss thought I was wimping out!

    So if you find yourself gasping as you get up or down, waking up instantaneously in the middle of the night with excruciating pain after rolling onto your "bad" side, deciding whether it's really worth the effort to stand up at a given point in time...it's all par for the course. Anything less than that, and you're doing pretty good!

    Good news is that unless you've actually successfully broken a bone, there is no treatment except Advil, passage of time and try not to bang 'em up again! Have 'ol @svneko pick up your bike in future falls, make him do all the bending over and picking up stuff, bring dinner/beer to you, etc. It's in his interest if he still wants you to keep riding with him. You gotta take it a bit easy cuz they take weeks to heal.

    And for G**'s sake, don't fall on the same place again! I did that and just about passed out. :wings
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  2. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    I wish I didn't keep dropping other people's bikes . I'm the guy in the group who always drips his bike. I really want to change that!

    I told @svneko today that if I drop the bike I am going to need help. He replied "don't drop the bike!". That is my goal

    Going to take some Advil tonight. The beer we just had should help too! Getting on and off the bike hurts but riding is not bad. Just need to stay upright the rest of the way!
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  3. svneko

    svneko What?

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    Yea, basically, but I’m gonna make it my trademark for this thread.
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  4. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    Edge,

    Don't worry about dropping the bike...just ribbing you a bit! :doh

    In the words of the great RTWPaul, "If you ride your bike offroad, you will drop the bike." I think it's a given.

    Just ride easy, and if you do drop it again, just stand and wait for @svneko to show up. He tried to weasel out of promising to help you, but if you stand there helplessly, he'll eventually get the point! :dirtdog Judging by his cold-hearted response, he's obviously not cracked his ribs before!
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  5. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    He's helped me pick up my bike on various rides many times. And that was my GS. I am sure he will be happy to help out picking up the much lighter KLR
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  6. chudzikb

    chudzikb Long timer Supporter

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    Ribs are simply the worst. Takes over a month to heal properly, and gut wrenching pain during that month. Used to happen to me all the time running trails, hit a root and down. What I found helpful was sleeping in a recliner. Not that helps you now, but, maybe when you get home.
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  7. svneko

    svneko What?

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    Well @Jedi2Rider , if it’s any consolation to ya, Edge will post a video of me taking a really, really nasty fall and him laughing at me.
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  8. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    Brilliant! Looking forward to it! Friends laughing at friends is the best!
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  9. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    We did a lot of riding Wednesday to make it to Boone NC. A lot of back roads but not a lot of dirt because we have to get to Valdese NC by Thursday. Wednesday was another long day with us arriving around 7:30 in Boone and getting a hotel before the rain arrived.

    Here are a few pictures from my fall. I'll try to get some video up later. GH018132_1598019971070.JPG GH018132_1598019995472.JPG GH018132_1598020032707.JPG
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  10. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    @svneko had a little spill earlier that day

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  11. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    And some random pics pulled from the GoPro from Wednesday

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  12. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    The water crossing
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  13. BrontideRob

    BrontideRob Adventurer

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    Tag team member #2 is ready to go. A week from today I'll be jumping on a plane to get into position. The bags are packed. Fear not. The big bag is ALL riding gear. The small bag is the camping gear and everything else that will need to find a home on the bike. The entire set-up, including helmet, boots, gloves, riding suit, tent, sleeping quilt, ground pad, stove, pot, clothes, electronics, and a lot more, is less than 45 lbs. FYI, the riding gear is the heavier portion, coming in at 25 lbs. Looking forward to saying "tag!" Fair winds
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  14. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    20 lbs for the camping gear. Impwessive...since you have a week, perhaps you could list out your non-riding gear for the folks following along at home.
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  15. edgeoftheworld

    edgeoftheworld Been here awhile

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    Here's a short video of us falling over on Wednesday
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  16. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    @svneko 's second fall was the best! Nothing like those 0-mph get-offs to really showcase a rider's talent!

    Edge...I recognize that little groan at the end...that moment when you first realize, "Damn, my ribs hurt!"

    Thanks for posting the falls guys...shows that it happens even to macho guys on nice easy terrain.

    Stay safe, keep posting, have fun! Remember, you're riding for more than yourselves. I had to postpone my TAT till next year, so very much enjoying your ride.
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  17. BrontideRob

    BrontideRob Adventurer

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    Thank you for posting the falls. With these recordings, while I'll still feel bad if I drop Pete's bike in the coming weeks, as I dismount the vehicle I will know that I am joining an elite group of riders. It will be like flying. "Any landing from which you can walk away...".

    Hey Edge, I hope those ribs pains are rapidly becoming a distant memory. Best wishes.

    Fair winds.
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  18. BrontideRob

    BrontideRob Adventurer

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    Hi Jedi2Rider,
    Here is a link to my detailed list. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cw0GkznodagJTZF_huO6txjobCJZTdPVhYgVmRLakAc/edit?usp=sharing)

    (If that link fails to work for you, try this one. It's a 'published' version.:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...6rTqP73M12/pubhtml?gid=2094970811&single=true)

    It was honed from my Pacific Crest Trail backpacking list. I have NOT included my riding gear or clothes that I'll wear on the airplane. It also does not include 'consumables' like food and water (although I do include the water filter and bottles). The setup weights 17.9 lbs (not including the duffel bag for the airplane).

    Fair winds,
    BrontideRob
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  19. Jedi2Rider

    Jedi2Rider Been here awhile

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    Boy, I'll say! All you had to say was "PCT" and you would have had total cred, but weighing everything in GRAMS, down to your DENTAL FLOSS!!????
    Wow, seriously serious, or perhaps OCD, hard to tell! Thanks for the list. I love to work from baselines like this. Saves so much time.

    Look forward to seeing you on the trail.
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  20. FlatlandKSBrett

    FlatlandKSBrett Been here awhile

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    The low speed get off's are my favorite to watch. Nice work guys!!
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