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Old 05-08-2013, 11:28 PM   #51
Giddy up
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Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Oddometer: 675
AlpineStar Tech 7

A month ago I was doing some seriously frightening single track with a couple of mates, in the Flinders Ranges.

I had my almost new AlpineStar Teck 7s on.

You can see a bit of it here:

On my third fall I stood up and felt considerable pain in my right foot. I thought, "how can that be" with these bloody great boots on.
When I got back to camp my 2nd and 3rd toes were turning blue. A day later they were black, but now all is back to normal.

There wasn't a mark on the boot, but the only thing I can think of is I got my foot jammed between a rock and the right hand foot peg.

For the impact to pass through the toe of these heavy boots and do the damage it did, has me thinking "what if I only had ordinary single layer leather boots?" I think I might easily have sliced off a couple of toes.

They might look like a bit of overkill for normal ADV riding, but I think I'll be wearing them more in future.

I have come to accept that my role in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
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