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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 145 25.04%
No 151 26.08%
I have not but I want to! 288 49.74%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.73%
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #7936
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I got out on Hell Hollow pond with the ice screws and quickly proceeded to break my collar bone. Thankfully someone showed up and helped me load the bike. Armond, If you read this, thanks.
Ouch. I hear those are extremely painful. Heal up quick!

So how'd it happen? Helmet did it or landed on it on the ice?
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #7937
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I got out on Hell Hollow pond with the ice screws and quickly proceeded to break my collar bone. Thankfully someone showed up and helped me load the bike. Armond, If you read this, thanks.
Crap.. sorry to hear that Rob.. I broke mine back in 09 when I was Tboned by a car. My advice is dont push the comeback too hard... I thought it was pretty cool that four weeks after breaking my collarbone and three ribs I was playing in a golf tournament.. well it turns out that even though it didnt hurt too bad, I never gave my clavicle time to heal and it never stitched.. so I guess technically I still have a broke collarbone... so give it some time.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:32 PM   #7938
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I just slid out a turn and kind of fell back. Normally no big deal, but the helmet is what caused the isolated pressure point on my bone. Here's a nice cringe worthy picture.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #7939
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I just slid out a turn and kind of fell back. Normally no big deal, but the helmet is what caused the isolated pressure point on my bone. Here's a nice cringe worthy picture.

Damn kid,, you broke it good. Do they open you up to repair a break like that? It seems too far out of alignment to try pushing it back into place and hoping it heals on it's own.. If your doctor thinks a "bone growth stimulator" is a good idea I have one you can use.. I think the bill to my insurance co. for the unit was just under a ridiculous $5K of which insurance covered most of it but I still got hit with a bill for well over $500 after the insurance coverage.. here's a link...

http://www.biomet.com/patients/niSti...onInvasive.cfm
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:08 PM   #7940
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Noooo!!!

If ya need help unloading or whatever else, just post up!

What was more painful, the break or telling MrsAkarob?
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #7941
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Oh Man... that does not look pretty...
Hope you get better soon...
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:13 PM   #7942
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I just slid out a turn and kind of fell back. Normally no big deal, but the helmet is what caused the isolated pressure point on my bone. Here's a nice cringe worthy picture.

Uh...Ouch! Heal quick Rob.

More gear. Its another unpleasant reminder that we need more protection when riding, seems like you cant have too much. Along with the standards consider knee braces, elbow guards, rib shirt, neck protector, etc...

Ask any rider about any piece of gear they are wearing and the story is always the same... "it saved my this or that".

Evidence is clear. Im buying more (sorry to lecture).

Damn thats an ugly break.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #7943
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Damn son. Good excuse to get yourself a green card and some of dat
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #7944
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Damn - that does look painful, Rob.

I've been on the fence whether or not to get a neck brace, as they look like a real PIA...but edging closer to one now.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #7945
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I got out on Hell Hollow pond with the ice screws and quickly proceeded to break my collar bone. Thankfully someone showed up and helped me load the bike. Armond, If you read this, thanks.

Ouch . sorry to hear that
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #7946
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Damn - that does look painful, Rob.

I've been on the fence whether or not to get a neck brace, as they look like a real PIA...but edging closer to one now.

I ride with a leatt all the time. both street and dirt. i have a fairly long neck so i dont even notice Im wearing it. I think some with shorter necks may find them more uncomfortable
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:03 PM   #7947
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Ouch.I hope you have disability insurance. I'm glad I had mine.been kind of nice being out of work except I'm getting fat and lazy.good luck with your recovery.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:37 PM   #7948
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Man .. that looks like it could use surgery... docs never want to do surgery for clavicles... but surgery will cut your recovery time in half.
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:47 PM   #7949
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Oh crap Rob!It looks like you going to need some titanium hardware like I still have and few years later my screws are backing out,hope you heal up easyer than I did...sleeping on the lazyboy for weeks was not fun
Get well man and try not to move it!
Why would Ed revive that clip?Amazingly the engine never stalled!Rob has a diferent angle view of that crash
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:51 PM   #7950
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I hope you're better by June. Heal up quick buddy!
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