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Old 09-10-2010, 06:55 AM   #1
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I guess this could be considered a faceplant

I was making a U-turn on a narrow country road near Eaton, Ohio, and dropped the bike in some loose stuff. Didn't hurt the bike or myself, till I tried to pick the bike up.

Now the bike is a 09 Triumph Tiger. I had it almost up the first time, and it back tire slid in the dirt, and down she went. On the 2nd attempt, that when the fun happened. Same result as the first time, but I managed to tear my bicep! On the 3rd attempt, basically one armed, I got the damn bike upright. I felt stupid and pissed all at the same time.

I didn't get the official word till Wed, but I had a feeling, as the bicep looked all funky. So now i'm off work and looking at surgery. I will find out what's going on with that this morning.
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:01 AM   #2
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Ouch, maybe get riding advice from Big Ben! Heal bro...
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Old 09-10-2010, 07:32 AM   #3
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The way we were taught to pick up a bike in the MSF course, it would have been impossible to sustain that injury. Its all about the technique
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:53 AM   #4
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Surgery Monday. Tore the tendon completely.

I saw that MSF demonsrtation after the fact. Live and learn, I suppose.
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Old 09-10-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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Nobody turns around near Eaton....should have called for help Get well soon...
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:04 AM   #6
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Nobody turns around near Eaton....should have called for help Get well soon...
Now you tell me! LOL! I was looking for Eaton for the GLMC's Grand Tour they were doing. I didn't go far enough off the interstate to find it. That's what I get for trusting a GPS!
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Old 09-11-2010, 09:34 AM   #7
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The way we were taught to pick up a bike in the MSF course, it would have been impossible to sustain that injury. Its all about the technique
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Wow, I didn't realize how much of an ass I sound like when I posted this! I'm really sorry, I had a bug up my ass last week cause my bike had been in the shop for 3 weeks. I was just being a dick to everyone apparently! That really sucks that you have to get surgery! My dad had a similar injury and as I recall he healed pretty quickly, so heres to a quick recovery and minimal down time. Again, sorry for being a dick earlier! Best of luck!

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Old 09-12-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:33 PM   #10
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Wow, I didn't realize how much of an ass I sound like when I posted this! I'm really sorry, I had a bug up my ass last week cause my bike had been in the shop for 3 weeks. I was just being a dick to everyone apparently! That really sucks that you have to get surgery! My dad had a similar injury and as I recall he healed pretty quickly, so heres to a quick recovery and minimal down time. Again, sorry for being a dick earlier! Best of luck!
No worries! I fucked up and I know it. Thanks for the well wishes.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:20 AM   #11
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The way we were taught to pick up a bike in the MSF course, it would have been impossible to sustain that injury. Its all about the technique
hmmm ... that wasn't covered in my course, and i have so far not had to pick up a bike. What is the correct technique?
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Old 09-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #12
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:41 PM   #13
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He didn't pick the bike up with his feet...it's this wind that did it!


I love the part about laying yourself down on the ground to make someone stop to help you.


I had to pick up my Ulysses once...and even if I knew the technique, I lifted it straight on while facing it by its side. This bastard!

I was so upset about it that it wasn't even difficult to do.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #14
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Thanks, Chris. I think that would strain my knees a bit but I guess there is no better approach.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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Now show me how to do that on the downslope side of a downhill road with your bike all but upside down! I'm still trying to figure out what I would have done if I was alone...probably just cried.

For what it's worth, I palled around with some Tiger riders on my last trip. They looked HEAAAVY.
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