Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by Voodoo Tom, Jul 12, 2018.
Dahammm, it took me breaking a hip to regain your presence???
Missed you bud.
So what part of the pelvis broke? Any restrictions from Clarence (not his name was it!?!?)
Wow Mikie, glad to hear you're safe and ok. Feel better soon...a couple beers to wash down a percocet will make the pain go away!
I think we need to rename this forum from Crash Confessions to "My Bike Rode Me Today."
Doc drew a picture, when I'm up for it, I will try and duplicate.
Right now, I'm just trying to leave the Trauma Ward!
Glad you’re heading home, Mikie. Get Velcro to wait on you...they love to help. Like Bernie helping me with a brochure...
Healing vibes @Mikie . Hmm maybe flats?
Omg, Mr.Watson.sending big healing hugs with much love. In our thoughts and prayers. Take care of you. We are all here if you need anything. Love, Mcg , me and SB Voo doo Tom, you are true BFF.. hugs
No childbirth for 3 months!
Dang, that's at least 12 months in the womb then!
Gonna be a biggin
Sorry to hear of your accident, Happy to hear your gonna be Ok, you are truly blessed with a friend like Voodoo Tom!
Interesting that your foot got stuck in the pedals because as we all know, that rarely happens....except when it does. The #1 reason I switched to flats was so I can bail when necessary.
Prior to his heart attack, my buddy Matt was thinking about trying flats after watching me ride Mt Wilson an do just fine. As a lifer in clipless, that amazed him. Anyway...now that he’s on blood thinners, that’s out because the learning curve with spiky pedals is potentially bloody. However, we were discussing the topic yesterday anyway and he said “I always seem to come out of my pedals just fine” and I of course said “until you don’t”. I’ll be telling him this story.
As a frequent flyer in PT, do what you’re told and don’t push too hard on the rehab.
Rest up, heal up and feel better soon @Mikie ! I'm so sorry that your date with the ground proved to be a bit abusive, but you are a warrior and will rise again!
Geez @Mikie don't scare us like that. What a bummer. Sure glad you are going to be OK.
Last night I made fun of your choice of shorts and I expected a quick reply. When that didn't happen I remembered that you were riding McGill last night. I remember thinking that I hoped you made it home ok.
You will be in my prayers. Heal up quick so we can do that Rosamond ride and you owe me a Golden Eagle ride too
Oh, and while you are healing up you will have a chance to check out Sara's pro deal on hot yoga gear so you can replace those shorts - heck get an extra pair or two.
I was actually surprised how many guys ride clipless here in imtbtrails-land. I do too but most of my out of state friends ride flats.
I have tried a few times to switch over but my feet are so "all over the place" on flats that I have too many panic attacks during a riding attempt and therefore I can barely finish a small trial ride.
I switched over last Fall after 25+ years on clipless. It takes the right shoes with grippy rubber and there’s a definite learning curve. I still try to “lift” every 5-6 rides which of course when not clipped in just means I come off the pedals and stall That being said, now that I’m conditioned, I’d never want to go back and my shins have been blood free for a while I can’t say the same for my calves but they get nailed when I stop and my cranks spin
Hey @Voodoo Tom , just wanted to add my thanks for your quick thinking last night. The person who is hurt is usually not in a place where they can assess their situation and know what to do. My wife is an RN and years ago the neighbors called to see if she could come check on their mother who was having chest pains. She asked them why they didn't call 911 and they said Mom wouldn't let us. She gave them a lecture on not letting the patient call the shots. Your decision was probably even more effective than calling 911. You saved a step and got the right guys to help. We owe you one
Holy sheet man. That story was gnar balls. Glad you're going to be ok @Mikie . And nice work @Voodoo Tom That's the stuff legends are made of right there. Your Karma points go to 11 after that one. Heal up fast Mikie.
Sorry this happened to you-I hope you mend well and soon Mikie.
OUCHHHH! Heal up Mikie. Good thing VT was available. Way to go VT!
The biggest complement to @Mikie is how this has derailed to a clipless vs. flats conversation.
Every thread gets derailed on this site. Even the serious ones.
Nooooooo, not our Mikie! Praying hard for a speedy recovery and huge grace for the process!!!!
Tearing up right now! You’re BOTH freaking amazing humans! @Voodoo Tom and @Mikie you did similar for me and I’ll never forget that!
Damn Voodoo, you were all over that situation last night! Mikie is blessed to have you as a friend and so nearby as well. Hope and pray everything turns out fine for our fearless leader!! Now the next time we see him, going to kick his ass for riding solo at 9:00 pm at night!!
Whoa looks like it could have been a whole lot worse. Get well soon @Mikie from the Trailslayer and I. Great job on helping out @Voodoo Tom.
Yeah baby, let’s ride that biotch! You’ll be back lickety split
Meanwhile, the great news is you can still wear your spandex and do some YOGA
Right! That’s what I was thinking..that turkey @Mikie
Seems to be a pattern up there. I'm not riding with you Canadians anymore.