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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 137 25.18%
No 143 26.29%
I have not but I want to! 269 49.45%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.84%
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:50 PM   #9346
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I had screw count wrong. 18 screws and 2 plates.I think it will all stay.got staples removed today and fiberglass cast.I was going to get orange buy ended up with red.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:08 PM   #9347
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you'll have to buy a Honda now...
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:42 PM   #9348
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:51 PM   #9349
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you'll have to buy a Honda now...
I have a crf250 too and shadow. But I figured I won't be riding so it will match my Corvette. Good thing it automatic. Will find out soon if I can climb in and out.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:06 PM   #9350
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Heal well man. My "official" suggestion is listen to your doc. He'll likely tell you 12-16 weeks to heal a bone. From experience, you'll feel better after 4 weeks, but it's too soon. After 8 weeks, it's still weak, and you risk an easier re-break, but low impact force is ok, and actually good for it.
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And what source can you provide to affirm that? . .
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:26 PM   #9351
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Nuked, he's got a Doc.

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Old 06-27-2013, 07:41 PM   #9352
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there are a lot of screws visible but in that small photo I can't even spot the breaks so cutting you open to reassemble (and reinforce) the damage will likely lead to many times better and faster healing time than just a cast like Rusty mentioned.. But you probably knew that already..

I'm just trying to say that as bad as it looks/feels NOW you'll back out on the bike crashing into trees before you know it.

And now I don't feel as bad for Matt (MRT10X) and his broken leg! Sorry Matt but damn, it could have been worse!!
Just kidding.. I feel your pain as well considering you're retiring/moving across the country/etc in a few weeks but now all that has to happen with a mostly non-useable left leg..

if either of you need a hand (or foot?) with anything during your convalesence send me a PM and I'll assist if I can.
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #9353
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there are a lot of screws visible but in that small photo I can't even spot the breaks so cutting you open to reassemble (and reinforce) the damage will likely lead to many times better and faster healing time than just a cast like Rusty mentioned.. But you probably knew that already..

I'm just trying to say that as bad as it looks/feels NOW you'll back out on the bike crashing into trees before you know it.

And now I don't feel as bad for Matt (MRT10X) and his broken leg! Sorry Matt but damn, it could have been worse!!
Just kidding.. I feel your pain as well considering you're retiring/moving across the country/etc in a few weeks but now all that has to happen with a mostly non-useable left leg..

if either of you need a hand (or foot?) with anything during your convalesence send me a PM and I'll assist if I can.
Thanks for your offer.I think I will be OK.here is why I went with red cast
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:03 PM   #9354
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Found couple of old pictures in my phone thought a few of you may like.not at patchaug but helped us get ready for it.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:09 AM   #9355
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you'll back out on the bike crashing into trees before you know it.
The weirdest thing for me about getting back on a bike and going woods riding after my crash was the fear of falling. I rode flawlessly the first time out and never fell. (probably a bit of caution helped) That was a Saturday. Went again on the next day and was zipping about without a fall, but scared of what might be waiting around the next turn. Finally later in the day I overcooked it going into a turn and went over a berm and the bike and I did a decent tumble out through the woods. When my friends got to me I was laughing uncontrollably. It was such a relief to have finally fallen and find out it didn't hurt or require a ride in an ambulance. Probably the only time I was happy to have crashed.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #9356
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Niice ride today. Done by 10:30. I got hung up a couple times, no big deal. Sometimes I take the hard lines and today it didn't work out. Bike was great.

I didn't blow out my knee, so thats nice. I have an appointment with my orthepedic on the 10th for the knee, but so far biking doesn't aggrevate it. I'll probably just get some PT , I hope anyway.

Not feeling the Hare Scramble tomorrow. Good luck to those attending.
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Old 06-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #9357
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Not feeling the Hare Scramble tomorrow. Good luck to those attending.
Ill be there. Who's in
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Old 06-29-2013, 07:10 PM   #9358
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Good luck. Wish I could be there.:(
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Old 07-01-2013, 12:04 PM   #9359
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:55 PM   #9360
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Niice ride today. Done by 10:30. I got hung up a couple times, no big deal. Sometimes I take the hard lines and today it didn't work out. Bike was great.

I didn't blow out my knee, so thats nice. I have an appointment with my orthepedic on the 10th for the knee, but so far biking doesn't aggrevate it. I'll probably just get some PT , I hope anyway.

Not feeling the Hare Scramble tomorrow. Good luck to those attending.
It was a good ride. Saw some trails I haven't seen in a few years and some I've never seen. We skipped all the bony shit and kept moving at a decent clip. I caught a front flat over by greens falls but other than that the ride went smoothly. I'd like to do that exact loop a few times to be able to remember all the new stuff cause it was a lot of fun not breaking anything.
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