I'm footing the bill!

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Sidewalk, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Btw, Josh, you were clipped in riding a wheelie? If yes, did your cleat release delay your footing?

    I’ve flipped tons of wheelies and some were so fast that I could not imagine unclipping being able to fit into the stunt. Hell, a couple I could not recover from on flats. Brake recovery fails, likely.
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Yeah... But you gotta admit that was funny! Like "spit my coffee out of my nose" funny. :Roflmao
     
  3. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Flats. I *think* what happened was I was on an off camber section of the parking lot. I started to lean too much left and too high and the brake just snapped the bike down hard left instead of dropping the wheel down (I'm getting better at wheelie control in general). When it snapped left I pulled my foot off to catch myself and abandon the wheelie. When that happened the rear wheel rolled over the foot (as the bike is rolling left of course) and trapped my foot, collapsing my knee and taking me to the ground. The rotation of my foot inside the shoe when it was trapped snapped the bone.

    I saw the primary care doctor and she liked my rehab plan. The break is actually pretty minor. I already started riding the trainer, taking it easy. I won't be able to do any hard work for a while still, but I'm just trying to get some blood flow and minor calorie burn.

    I also had to make a MAJOR diet change. I'm used to eating virtually anything I want and only being slightly over my goal weight. But now I'm trying to lose weight without the aid of lots of bike riding. I'm slowly dropping weight, but it's lots of work ignoring my hunger and avoiding 99% junk.
     
  4. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    Guerrilla Gravity Smash
    Makes sense completely. It's force like jumping from 10 feet up, anything wrong could be damaging. Heal strong, sounds like you are. Howdy to your bro James. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    If you can, eat only organic non-processed foods. You'll be amazed at how much you feel better and less inflamation. Take it a step further, eliminate sugars and caffeine. And, to go even further than that eliminate most grains, mainly breads.
    Good luck... YOU CAN DO IT!!
     
  6. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2013 Trek Slash 9
    Never forsake Chicken Nuggets and Tacos!
     
  7. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
     
  8. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Well, I'm at 144 now, targeting ~140, so I'm pretty much there.

    I've been at goal before, I just let myself go when I'm not taking things too seriously.