Really ?

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Stkx66, Nov 10, 2017.



  1. Stkx66

    Stkx66 Member

    Location:
    Southern California
    Name:
    Steve Boudreaux
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson C
    My first ride with my friends on my new-to-me Santa Cruz Bronson C was at or near Milf park. We parked on Bottlebrush street. Since I️ got there early I️ followed the crowd all doing the same to the trailhead. Stop. Really? I️ thought I️ was going to die just getting to the trailhead! What a whole half mile? My friend texts and says where here ( at bottle brush st) come back and let’s start the ride. I’m like... up yours! Unless there is another staging area I’ll happily wait for your arrival. We rode lynx, 5 Oaks and maybe one other Carwreck I️ think but it was a loop- we had a great day my friend and his friends invited me for a cold beer but I️ declined to do other obligations. 3 days later my wrist begins throbbing in pain and I️ remember descending on a trail and feeling my wrist “ let go “ I️ went to Wallgreens and bought braces and slept in them for a couple of weeks. I️ discovered that my rebound on my new used bike was cranked all the way closed and so I️ experienced stacking?? Who’s fault?? Mine.
     
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  2. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Painkillers much?
     
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  3. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors MTB Addict

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Come on out to Motorway...but not without rebound. :whistling:
     
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  4. kioti

    kioti MTB Addict

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Really?
     
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  5. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/MTB Addict

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower
    Sorry about the wrist.
    Take the time to heal up so you don’t reinjure for sure.
    Running your suspension as soft as possible to get out of it, its best performance is key.

    For me, I gave up on the “sag” measurement thing. It means nothing to me other than a decent starting point. I set my suspension as soft as humanly possible and firm up as needed. I average the type of rides I do and see how much suspension I use up. My goal is to (on average) use up all my suspension during my ride.

    So if I had a second name for my bike it would be . . . . . Fluffy! :rolleyes:
    It’s amazing how many aches and pains have gone away since I made my bike do the work my joints used to absorb!

    Hope this helps... heal up fast!
    Mikie
     
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  6. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer MTB Addict

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Snake"
    Current Bike:
    Salsa/Trek/Kona
    Sorry to hear about the injuries
     
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  7. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Highball Al SS
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  8. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Rebound being cranked closed means your fork probably was not recovering(extending) before hitting the next bump. Crank it open a bit and I bet it feels like a different bike. Good gloves and comfy grips help too. Like @Mikie says you may need to soften her up too. If you bought xx mm of travel you might as well use it. I typically have to run at least 30% less than the little sticker on the side of my forks recommends.
     
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