Man Down.......

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by mtnbikej, Mar 25, 2022.


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  1. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Dude can barely put a sentence together ... so forgetting to put a foot down is hardly surprising. :laugh:
     
  2. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    Zoomed in it shows he was using an old fashioned toe cage with straps. o_O I'll second the "not a regular rider".

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  3. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    …and the secret service knows nothing about cycling.
     
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  4. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    Did they put two rounds through the toe cage just to make sure?
     
  5. bvader

    bvader iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Toe Cages.. Rat Traps.. Death Traps... F'ers took me down once or twice!!!
     
  6. TwoWheel Eric

    TwoWheel Eric Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    Eric
    Current Bike:
    Ibis Ripley V4
    haha, yeap. Time for ole Joe to give up those toe clips and perhaps getting some stiffer soled shoes.
     
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  7. Agent Orange

    Agent Orange Member

    Location:
    Antelope Valley, CA
    Name:
    Dude Bro
    Current Bike:
    '98 Specialized FSR Comp
    He was instinctively trying to twist out of clipless pedals, but forgot he was wearing mall shoes stuck into toe clips on a decrepit Trek hybrid. Coulda happened to anyone.
     
  8. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, black one, Ti one
    He needs some riding lessons from GW...
     
  9. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    And Jimmy!

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  10. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    toe cages are death traps!!!
     
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  11. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    Well.......update time.

    Orthopedic visit yesterday. Nearing 5 months since surgery.

    Yes, I have been riding since early June.

    The break is no longer visible in the X-ray. I'm no longer on any restrictions. Short of a heavy traumatic impact, I'm good to go.

    Still doing PT. Still have some limited ROM. Still lacking strength. Can't pull up on the bars to manual over anything.....it's getting better, but I'm still just plowing through a lot of stuff.

    Have a few mental hurdles to overcome as well. Fast sweeping left hand turns are fine. Fast sweeping right hand turns still have me with a bit of PTSD. Not leaning the bike as much as I should. Knowing the bone is healed will help with this...I hope.

    DH speeds are getting back to normal. Still haven't ventured out to some of the more technical trails....hopefully in the next few weeks.
     
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  12. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Watch out for those right handers. ;)
     
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  13. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Don't fence me in!
    I'm glad you mention the mental reluctance, that's real!
    I had the same thing for a while after my dirt nap a few years ago.
    Glad the physical side is coming along!!!
     
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  14. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Good to hear. You definitely had an extensive injury. When I fell on my left side in WW on ricky bobby,I still have a pesky biceps tendonitis pain!? That was on Memorial day! I didn't have a fracture....that I know of:whistling:
     
  15. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
  16. konakc

    konakc iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    kc
    J mentions the mental recovery part of post crash... I'm still not recovered from my last surgery mentally. Physically back to 90 percent but I still can't commit on steep rock garden drops anymore...
    Heck I did not even know grasshopper had a rocky steep section b/c I would fly thru it in the past but now, I see it and say no thanks, taking the switchback... its all in my head... T n A.. no thanks like forever! well maybe I'll try it next week....
    the main problem is that if I'm out for 6 months again then work, family, etc so messed up...
     
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  17. scan

    scan iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    fran allas
    Current Bike:
    Scott Spark
    Agree, not worth getting hurt. You can't prevent everything and I know I've had falls when I least expected it. Sometimes when I'm "not feeling it" I'll just walk it, especially if it's a high penalty for failure.
     
  18. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    Yeah, if that had been me I would never say anything. I have seen too many lawsuits based on "improperly" moving someone after an accident. I have seen these same posts on FB, and IMO they are trying way to hard to give thanks.

    I hope I am wrong about that, but that's what it feels to me.
     
  19. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    The interesting thing about my serious crashes is that none of them came on a section that was challenging. It wasn't a matter of "oh, I should have walked that" it was "SLAM - you're down" - on a routine stretch of trail.

    But like others have said, I am no longer willing to push the limits that I was prior to my May 2020 helicopter ride. The recovery from that followed very closely by the recovery from my Jan 2022 back surgery (about 16 months after recovering from prior May accident) made me not want to need medical intervention for a while. Frankly - the thing that worries me the most is the professional and personal embarrassment of getting hurt again, along with the down time.
     
  20. da big hills

    da big hills Well-Known Member

    Location:
    pearl harbor
    Name:
    cagey
    Current Bike:
    enduro 29
    I lost the best climber I know. Doing a eh rock garden in Hurricane. Bang OTB and that was it. He even had an EMT in his pack of riders. 90 minutes to Medivac to St George. doubt he knew he was flying. RIP. Be careful out there boys
    Happy trails to you, till we meet again.
     
  21. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    2020 Revel Rail
    Oh crap - that’s horrible. Recently?
     
  22. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    The best F1 driver of all time cracked his head on a rock whilst skiing and is now a vegetable.

    We could all go out at any second. Enjoy the ride.
     
  23. solislbc

    solislbc Member

    Location:
    Cerritos
    Name:
    G
    Current Bike:
    2020 Yeti SB130
    Out for at least 6 weeks. Went down on hawk at oaks. OTB, and hit my jaw on impact luckily my right wrist took the brunt of it. Could have been worst on that rocky , fast chute. Fractured my wrist in the process.

    wife says I should ride more age appropriate trails. Bummer.
     
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  24. Obsidian

    Obsidian iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Obsidian
    Current Bike:
    Kirkland Tracer
    That sucks. :( Hawk has some parts I def wouldn't want to crash on. Now I feel lucky getting out of there the other day with just a flat tire.

    Healing vibes.
     
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  25. Danimal

    Danimal iMTB Addict

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Epic Evo
    Heal up quick! Sorry to hear this... And yeah I too have dialed it back on the trails the last couple years.
     
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  26. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Front Range, San Gabes
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    Ouch. Heal up.
     
  27. Faust29

    Faust29 Moderator

    Location:
    irgendwo
    Name:
    B. Bunny
    Current Bike:
    I gots some bikes.
    Man… That stinks. Heal up, and follow the doc’s advice.
     
  28. CBone

    CBone iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Antelope Valley
    Name:
    Tucker
    Current Bike:
    Intense Primer
    :thumbsdown::thumbsdown: Sorry. Heal well
     
  29. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower

    Get yer own thread....this one is already taken..... :Roflmao

    J/K......that really sucks. Trails are so dry and blown out right now....it doesn't take much to have the carpet pulled out from underneath you.

    Hawk is a fast trail.....if you let off the brakes.

    Jaw or wrist.....tough call. Wrist might be the better of the two. Just gonna let it heal on its' own? My wife is still recovering from a wrist fracture from Labor Day weekend. Bone is healed, but the ROM and stregnth is limited.

    And we ride the way we ride......age is of no concern. :thumbsup:

    Heal up.
     
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  30. solislbc

    solislbc Member

    Location:
    Cerritos
    Name:
    G
    Current Bike:
    2020 Yeti SB130
    My bad… should have made sure this wasn’t a general man down thread. After 7 pages I figured it was a free for all.

    hope your wife makes a full recovery soon.
     
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