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Old 05-20-2013, 04:42 PM   #1336
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I guess we didnt wish you enough luck

Have a fast recovery
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:03 PM   #1337
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Wha' happen?

Sounds like gringostd got hurt on the Sheetiron?? Bummer, hope it's not too bad and you heal well and quickly.

I HATE it when that happens...
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Old 05-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #1338
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Collar boned

Wow, word travels fast. Thanks for all the well-wishes, guys - you rock!

Snapped my left clavicle in half on LITERALLY the last downhill section of two days of hard riding. My only mishap of the whole, awesome weekend. A sharp, steep, loose gravel switchback treated me to a washed-out front end and a big ole' downhill high side. 235 lbs of manliness came down hard on my left shoulder. Ouch! My gear did what it was supposed to - no other scratches. I don't know what additional gear would have helped prevent that injury - maybe some industrial-strength water wings or something? Bike was fine, of course.

Besides that, an AWESOME weekend of riding. I felt much better prepared for the dirt this time, compared to last year - thanks to riding with Tami and Eric a bunch this past year, plus the dirt sections to and from Alaska. I got to ride with Senor Peligro - which was great. Here are some photos.

With any luck, I'll be out of my brace in time for the meet-and-eat at my place... or almost, anyways. I can grill one-handed!

Ouch!


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Old 05-20-2013, 08:30 PM   #1339
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With any luck, I'll be out of my brace in time for the meet-and-eat at my place... or almost, anyways. I can grill one-handed!

Oh, crap...I forgot about the upcoming meet-and-eat!


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Old 05-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #1340
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Steve - Let us know. We don't have to do your place in June if you are still recovering. If you are indeed up for it, I am more than happy to help out on the grill or whatever is needed in preparation, as I work in Emeryville and may be able to leave work early.

I have had my share of spills - once the day is worn and you think you're there...it bites ya.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:58 PM   #1341
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Hey Folks!
I'm looking for a live/work space for myself, a couple bikes and my pup, in the Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley area. Around the end of summer. If you know of any or have any ideas, please PM me!

Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2013, 07:42 AM   #1342
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Steve, heal up well and soon dude! Sorry to hear of your tumble and hope that won't hurt your business too badly while you're on the mend. In any case, if you still want to host the next M&E for the motley crew, then count me in (along with Chris) as an early arrival to help with whatever.

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Old 05-21-2013, 07:58 AM   #1343
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I'm looking for a live/work space for myself, a couple bikes and my pup, in the Oakland/Alameda/Berkeley area. Around the end of summer. If you know of any or have any ideas, please PM me!

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Old 05-21-2013, 10:29 AM   #1344
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Well that is a big suck.

I did the same thing road racing (except assisted by a thoughtful Ducati, which ran over me).

I had to have a plate and screws put in -- apparently, the collar bone acts like a fulcrum for one particular muscle, and when the bone is fully separated like that, you have to have surgery to get the muscle back on the correct side of the bone, and to affix the bone.

Don't worry, you'll be fine.
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:00 PM   #1345
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Let's operate! I still have the plate taken out from my surgery and I'm sure we can find some screws. The clavicle is rather close to the surface and not too many critical structures nearby. Especially if you don't need to use your arm anymore. No problem.

Seriously, heal fast Steve. If you need any help with projects in progress just give me a holler.
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:30 AM   #1346
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Let's operate! I still have the plate taken out from my surgery and I'm sure we can find some screws. The clavicle is rather close to the surface and not too many critical structures nearby. Especially if you don't need to use your arm anymore. No problem.

Seriously, heal fast Steve. If you need any help with projects in progress just give me a holler.
Good idea, ramjet! Eric and I have hands-on experience getting screws out manually, as long as we leave the ends sticking out through the skin
Don't worry, Steve. You're in good hands.



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Old 06-01-2013, 11:48 AM   #1347
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Ok. Time to revive this thread before it turns into a zombie.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:34 PM   #1348
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Right-ee-ooo

Are we still doing BBQ on June 11th? Or shall we just plan for Trappist, or PacCoast Brewing?

Oh - and We did do Lost Coast last weekend. It was super fun.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=890637

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:52 PM   #1349
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BBQ at my place is still on. I'd certainly appreciate help getting stuff set up and cleaned up - being the one-armed-bandit that I am at present. It'll be fun! See you all on the 11th.

Chime in and let me know who's coming - so I can plan food and such.

How does everyone feel about BYOB?

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:56 PM   #1350
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Eric and I will be there. Want us to bring a cooler with ice in it for everyone's beer? We certainly don't mind bringing our own beverages. You're BBQ'ing, right? Should we bring a side dish or something? I can help pre- and post-BBQ. Whatever you need!



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