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Old 12-30-2013, 01:13 PM   #28831
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I lasted all of 30 seconds.....

So yesterday, Twisty and some other friends headed out to Kentuck before they close the OHV parks for 3 months.

I was going to meet them on my WRR, but got up late and decided against it. Then later my wife was basically kicking me out of the house so she could clean, so I jumped on the strom and rode over to Cheaha then Kentuck to say hi to the guys. It was a nice 2 hr+ ride over there and I came in from the Cheha side and wasn't quite sure where the entrance to Kentuck was so after about 45mins of wondering around very muddy roads, I found it.

I actually tried to take my strom into the trails, but it was so snotty and slick and I couldn't make it up one of the hills, so turned around and headed back. I probably made it a mile in before I turned around. Tried another trail, but that one got bad too, so went back to the parking lot to wait.

I figured they were all playing on the back loop where it dries the quickest, so I called Twisty and he said they were all headed to the parking lot where I was waiting and would be there shortly.

Bob with his Gas Gas 250 showed up first and offered me to jump on it and try out his new suspension settings. I rarely turn down a ride on something and I've ridden his bike before, but he had just done a bunch of work to the suspension and had brand new tires on it, and I was looking for an excuse to go play out there a bit. No one else had come back yet, so I figured why not. I'm in my Aerostitch suit, street helmet, and dual sport boots, what could go wrong? Well I zipped off from the parking lot and man right away the bike was feeling good. I guess a little too good because about the 3rd to 4th jump and less than 30 seconds into the trail, I launched off of a nice jump and knew things were going down hill fast when I saw the turn coming up and I wasn't going to make it. I slid off the path into a 3ft ledge and landed with my left leg straight out and the full weight of the bike on my leg. I had made it further into the trail on my damn vstrom than the gasgas, albeit a lot slower!

I just knew I had screwed something up bad when I crashed. I felt my leg pop and thought for sure I had broken something. After a few mins of laying under the bike moaning to myself and calling myself an idiot, I managed to crawl out and get over to the ledge I had ran into and sit down. All I could do was wait for someone to find me. Thankfully, it wasn't too long before Twisty and Josh came up on me sitting there. I told them if they could get me on a bike I'd hobble out of there back to the parking lot. They got me on the gasgas, but it had been laying on its side for quite a bit and they couldn't get it to kick over with me sitting on it. Twisty offered up his KTM 450 with e-start, so I hobbled on to it and I rode that out. They finally got the GasGas going and followed me out.

I hobbled around the parking lot for awhile trying to see how bad my leg was and figured at that point, nothing was broken, but I was still in pretty bad shape and there was no way I was riding my strom back home, especially with all that mud I had to fight to get in there. Some other friends offered to load it up on their big trailer and carry me home which was awesome, because Newnan was not the direction they needed to head.

So today after a Dr's visit, the verdict is a decent sprained/twisted knee. I've got a brace and crutches and go back Thursday after the swelling goes down to see if anything is worse than what they saw today.

At the very least, I'm probably off a dual sport bike for 2-4 weeks to let things heal, maybe longer. This is the first time I've ever injured my knee, so I don't know what to expect.

It could have been a lot worse for sure, so glad it wasn't.

So the lesson here is that an Aerostitch suit and street gear is not really the right gear to go ripping out on someone else's dirt bike in the mud! LOL
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:48 PM   #28832
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How's the leg Dan?
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:32 PM   #28833
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How's the leg Dan?
It's still pretty sore and I'm gimping around on it.

Starting to think I would have been safer staying home and cleaning the house. LOL
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #28834
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It's still pretty sore and I'm gimping around on it.

Starting to think I would have been safer staying home and cleaning the house. LOL
Not necessarily, you could have fallen down the steps and had the same results but a lot less fun.
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Old 12-30-2013, 07:17 PM   #28835
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Old 12-31-2013, 12:22 AM   #28836
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Dang, sorry to hear Dan. Get better asap. In the mean, pick up that little Gammo and do some practicing at home. Bet it will work wonders with the low grouping.
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:12 AM   #28837
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Add one more to the list...Great way to ring in the new year! Had a great ride last time around - planning on being there this time too.

BlueLightning - Heal up, that little get-off sounded none too fun.

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Does anyone wanna ride the forest roads around Springer Mtn on New Year's Day?

We have 2 people going so far meeting here (LINK) probably around 11:00 or so.



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Old 12-31-2013, 02:48 PM   #28838
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May just need a camera man to follow the camera man.

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Old 12-31-2013, 03:08 PM   #28839
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where

Wow, cool video, where was that? Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:10 PM   #28840
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Wow, cool video, where was that? Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:30 PM   #28841
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Dave-my favorite is the fall over in the back yard. That's my style.
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:34 PM   #28842
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5 or so hours of video and all I assemble is a crash tape of the camera guy. He's not happy. Maybe putting it on his Facebook page was too much.

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Old 12-31-2013, 03:47 PM   #28843
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5 or so hours of video and all I assemble is a crash tape of the camera guy. He's not happy. Maybe putting it on his Facebook page was too much.

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Old 12-31-2013, 06:00 PM   #28844
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How's the leg Dan?
How's the Gas Gas

Kentuck IS super slick when wet.

I busted my arse 30 seconds from the truck on my MX bike years ago there too
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Old 12-31-2013, 06:09 PM   #28845
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...those stair steps near the top of Tibbs are a little tricky.
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