A Different Kind of Crash...

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Mikie, Oct 17, 2020.



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  1. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    So I’m down.
    But it’s not bike related. Only in my world...
    Yesterday I was cleaning out the garage and giving stuff away I have hung on to for years. Trust me, that means for me I’ll need what I gave away next week.

    It’s getting close to dusk and Cathy is down at the horse coral to discover that the donkeys ripped off the tail lights of a horse trailer we borrowed to get them trained to climb in for travel. Great. Stopped my garage project and went down to rewire and repair our neighbors trailer.

    This is going to be horrible so if you are squeamish about animals and wildlife and things I caution you to not read further. It’s now dark with just enough daylight to make out stuff. All of a sudden Cathy is yelling there is a baby deer in our pasture. The donkeys are chasing it and the fawn is freaking out and running into the fence multiple times at full speed trying to get away. I’m chasing the deer trying to coral it out where it came in. Then my dog gets involved and now it’s a shitshow. Twice I was able to tackle both the deer with Elsie (my dog) but Elsie is part Pit and part Great Dane. Both can out run me and I’m no match for Elsie’s bite. Third time was what did things in. Finally got to them the third time and the deer was laying there. I told Cathy to get my pistol and had to do a horrible thing. The only thing.

    That’s when I realized my right knee was covered in blood and I could no longer bend it. At all.
    I literally tackled them both twice pulling Elsie off the deer and must have plowed my knee into the ground. I lost this battle, I was so pissed at Elsie, I wanted to shoot her too. Not for being a dog, but for not listening to my commands. My throat is sore from screaming last night during the debacle.

    I can’t bend my knee, I hope I didn’t tear anything but I fear I did. Very down right now.

    Knitting. Thinking about taking up knitting. Seems like a relatively safe sport, or maybe watching TV. Both seem fairly danger free.
     
  2. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well that sucks in more ways than one can comprehend.

    Hopefully it’s just a flesh wound.


    Heal quick.
     
  3. buggravy

    buggravy iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Calabasas
    Name:
    Matt
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash, Transition Spur
    Aww man, I hate reading this. Fingers crossed it's not what you fear.

    I know this will never happen, but for your own safety I think you need to move TO the city, not away from it.
     
  4. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    Just as sorry to read the story as it was to hear it from you last night. You guys have been thru way too much with animals lately. All this right at moving crunch time too. We talked about how to properly medicate and hydrate to deal with that knee pain last night. I’ll be on the hill this afternoon. We can put you in a wheelchair with a beer holder and you can bark orders at me for what you need done.
     
  5. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Sad in many ways. I’m sorry to hear that you and Cathy had to go through that. Healing vibes sent to you!
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    Dammit! You could take up skinning and butchering while you heal. And eat the damn dog too!

    I’ll be thinking about you! Good luck Mikie!
     
  7. OTHRider

    OTHRider Well-Known Member

    Name:
    Duke
    Current Bike:
    '18 Salsa Cutthroat
    From my knee to yours, I hope all is getting better.
     
  8. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    Sorry brother... Living in the country.. benefits and drawbacks..
    Next to my gate.. coyotes use it as a highway.. they killed a possumand buried it under a bush..
    Wife... Says.. is there a gas leak? What is that aweful smell?
    Partially eaten disintegrating rotting opposum is not fun to put in trash bag...
    Hope ur knee is ok...
     
  9. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown:
    Hang in there brother. We love you Mikie. Prayers.
     
  10. Poofighter

    Poofighter Member

    Location:
    Cypress Hill
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    Sorry you had to endure that and hope your knee issue isnt too serious.
     
  11. Luis

    Luis iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Dang dude. From the attack donkeys to your stubborn dog. Sorry to hear you got the short end of it. Hope it’s nothing extremely serious.

    I hear venison chili is pretty tasty.
     
  12. doublewide

    doublewide iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Mark
    Current Bike:
    Ride Life Ride Giant
    Oh deer.....
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    What a shitshow indeed. No words other than WOW.:eek:

    I hope your knee recovers without medical intervention beyond beer. :thumbsup:
     
  14. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Putting the muleskinner out of his misery. Sorry son, it's for your own good. ;)

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  15. mountaingirl sara

    mountaingirl sara iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    Sara
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley
    Awe Mikie, hard news but you did the right thing.
    Praying that your knee is just pissed off and not damaged! Also praying that the rest of this move goes smoothly.:thumbsup:
    Ranch life isn’t easy, but you and Cathy have the grit for it. If you need any help at all you know how to reach me brother! I mean it!
     
  16. Lost Kiwi

    Lost Kiwi Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Was UK, now Mission Viejo!
    Name:
    Simon
    Current Bike:
    Nugget Proflex 657
    I'd strongly suggest you don't google knitting needle accidents :eek:. Hope its nothing but a mere flesh wound and your back up and cycling again soon!
     
  17. scan

    scan Well-Known Member

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Dang, that is a bummer. Hope the knee isn't as bad as you think it is!!:unsure:
     
  18. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    WOW that was close, I thought Cathy was getting the gun for you! Close call
     
  19. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Sorry @Mikie

    Sure you know this clean all of that the f*** out with his strongest disinfectants that you have.

    one thing kind of makes me laugh you sound like a person that needs a tetanus shot every 5 years whether you need it or not hopefully you're fairly up to date on that.

    Not that I know anything about tetanus shots well with the exception I seem to get one more often than I'd like :)
     
  20. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    I’m actually beginning to believe the rumors that I’m accident prone.. :coffee:
     
  21. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Adrenaline Junkies generally are! :)
     
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  22. CBone

    CBone Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    I’m beginning to believe a production company will be lining up a crew to follow you around for a new reality show.
    Anyone have a name for this new show?
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 SC Megaplower; Revel Rail
    “Oh no - What now?”
     
  24. blixet

    blixet Well-Known Member

    Location:
    San Gabriel Valley
    Name:
    Tom
    Current Bike:
    Bronson
    Crikey Mikie!
     
  25. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    George George George of the...

    Coming up next on the adventures of the hooligan nation...

    Certainty of death I'm in...

    Well that didn't go as planned...

    I promise this is the last gate Tom...

    Hold my beer I'm gonna try something...

    So I've got this ride...

    Look out South Dakota there's a new sheriff in town...

    I could go on all night. :Roflmao
     
  26. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Chameleon 60%
    Don't worry, real knitters can still hate on E-knitters!

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  27. NinjaDon

    NinjaDon Member

    Location:
    West Covina
    Name:
    Don
    Current Bike:
    2018 Honzo
    Hope you feel better Mikie! Though riding a bike is supposed to be good rehab for the knees!;)
     
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  28. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Troutman, NC
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    I get the feeling that was hard to write... particularly the part about the dog. Hoping you didn't get too badly injured, and you spring back better than ever!
     
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  29. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    WRONG WAY WATSON
    The show is a blend of natural life and the show Jackass, where the goal is to not get hurt intentionally but never works out that way...

    Or maybe we can call the show:
    DUMBASS
    The Chronicles of Wrong Way Watson...
     
  30. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    Ohhh Myyyy Goshhhh!!!
    eKnitters! :gag:
     



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