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Old 06-03-2013, 08:03 AM   #11941
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I vote for Trinidad.. but do NOT post pictures

I had my first big crash on my mountain bike yesterday.
I think the thing might actually be more dangerous than my motorcycles.. but it doesn't hurt so much when it lands on top of you
Thank doG everyone has lost "that picture".

Damn pedal bikes are dangerous. I got my only concussion MTB'g in the Black Hills, not to mention the damaged sternum that kept reminding me for 3-4 years.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:37 AM   #11942
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I vote for Trinidad.. but do NOT post pictures

I had my first big crash on my mountain bike yesterday.
I think the thing might actually be more dangerous than my motorcycles.. but it doesn't hurt so much when it lands on top of you

Was pedaling home in the dark and hit a storm sewer grated cover that had two bars broken out....did an instant endo....lots of hamburger showing and broke two ribs on the curb.
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #11943
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I vote for Trinidad.. but do NOT post pictures

I had my first big crash on my mountain bike yesterday.
I think the thing might actually be more dangerous than my motorcycles.. but it doesn't hurt so much when it lands on top of you
Given that most of the time one is wearing little more than a helmet, rarely does one escaped unscathed from a bicycle accident. Compared to the power ranger setup, riding a bike is doing is practically naked.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:25 AM   #11944
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Have ya talked to LemurPilot about his ankle?

Heal fast buddy!!!



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Rode up it.



So, what you are saying is pick my surgery? I can travel to Trinidad, or pick from a number of local orthopedic surgeons here. Tough choice, but I'd rather not have to buy a new wardrobe.

The ankle is getting a nice fluid pocket today. Next time I try something like that, I'll be wearing my MX boots and knee braces. I'll also yank the passenger pegs (my foot got pushed off the pegs and rammed into the mounting bracket for the passenger peg). I was just wearing my dual sport boots.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:45 AM   #11945
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Have ya talked to LemurPilot about his ankle?

Heal fast buddy!!!
No, but I've seen his x-rays. It didn't bother me at all yesterday, so I left it unwrapped & spent the day on my feet changing spark plugs on my V10 E350 (something I will never do again). This morning my ankle is kinda pissed off. Should be fine in a week.

I may as well confess to another non-ATGATT mishap. When we moved trail heads on Saturday, it was only a 1/4 mile ride, so I did so in my hiking boots. No sooner than I started back down the single track, my left foot caught a big rock & tweaked my toes. They stung for an hour afterwards. It could have been very bad. I've seen people lose toes doing stupid things like this. These big bikes are a lot wider than a dirt bike, sit lower, and pack twice the mass to mangle you.

ATGATT^2 when riding big bikes.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #11946
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I got both ankles last year by dropping the 990 ADV while wearing my Sidi road boots.

Never again will I ride that bike on dirt without the Sidi Crossfires!

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Old 06-03-2013, 02:55 PM   #11947
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No, but I've seen his x-rays. It didn't bother me at all yesterday, so I left it unwrapped & spent the day on my feet changing spark plugs on my V10 E350 (something I will never do again). This morning my ankle is kinda pissed off. Should be fine in a week.

I may as well confess to another non-ATGATT mishap. When we moved trail heads on Saturday, it was only a 1/4 mile ride, so I did so in my hiking boots. No sooner than I started back down the single track, my left foot caught a big rock & tweaked my toes. They stung for an hour afterwards. It could have been very bad. I've seen people lose toes doing stupid things like this. These big bikes are a lot wider than a dirt bike, sit lower, and pack twice the mass to mangle you.

ATGATT^2 when riding big bikes.

You are an engineer...right? What is the equation for mass and acceleration?

(not an engineer by the way )
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:59 PM   #11948
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You are an engineer...right? What is the equation for mass and acceleration?

(not an engineer by the way )

It's actually a problem concerning fatique point's, force, personal bone and ligament strength VS a big arse bike.
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:02 PM   #11949
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It's actually a problem concerning fatique point's, force, personal bone and ligament strength VS a big arse bike.
So in technical terms that means, Go fast, fall off, go ouch ???

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:11 PM   #11950
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You are an engineer...right? What is the equation for mass and acceleration?

(not an engineer by the way )
Energy = 1/2 * mass * velocity^2 for a moving object at a fixed speed.

Energy for stopping something is Force * distance. The shorter the distance, the greater the force
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:16 PM   #11951
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Energy = 1/2 * mass * velocity^2 for a moving object at a fixed speed.

Energy for stopping something is Force * distance. The shorter the distance, the greater the force
My DR is coming up for sale...and weighs in at a whopping 360lbs.

Which...even by my non-engineer brain is less than the KTM big bike.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #11952
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Have ya talked to LemurPilot about his ankle?
On a Baja trip in 2007, one of our group took a nasty spill in a massive rock garden (massive rocks, not massive garden) early in the trip.

He thought it was a bad ankle sprain and kept riding rugged offroad for a few more days.
He wasn't taking his motocross boots off because the swelling was bad enough he didn't think he'd get them back on

When he got back to Portland he had it x-rayed and had a tib-fib fracture that looked like Lemur Pilot's x-rays.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:49 PM   #11953
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Have ya talked to LemurPilot about his ankle?

Heal fast buddy!!!
Have a link to the x ray?

the search function couldn't seem to find him
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Old 06-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #11954
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:37 PM   #11955
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On a Baja trip in 2007, one of our group took a nasty spill in a massive rock garden (massive rocks, not massive garden) early in the trip.

He thought it was a bad ankle sprain and kept riding rugged offroad for a few more days.
He wasn't taking his motocross boots off because the swelling was bad enough he didn't think he'd get them back on

When he got back to Portland he had it x-rayed and had a tib-fib fracture that looked like Lemur Pilot's x-rays.
Unfortunately, "Femur Pilot" wasn't the only casualty of the Dino Ride.

My story is a lot like Blakebird's friend. I had a boo-boo on the way home from Echo Park on Sunday. (see Face Plant for details) I finally went to the Dr. this last Sat. Docs seemed to think I just had a nasty sprain. I've had plenty of "nasty sprains" in the past, and I knew this was a little different. They x-rayed at my insistence. To their surprise, I had a distal fibula break. I'll be good as new in 4-5 weeks ......... I hope. Going to the ortho tomorrow to see if it's soft cast and crutches ............ or plate and screws. I'm hoping for NO surgery.

Limpingly yours, Road Damage (unfortunately, I'm earning that moniker recently!)
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