Road-trail rash at Whiting

Discussion in 'Crash Confessions' started by stevers, Jul 7, 2019.



  1. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    Not sure if it’s called road rash if its on the dirt. Riding on little sleep and pushed a bit too hard on Cactus. Lost concentration and went down at ~18mph. Don’t downhill drowsy!

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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    That's certainly not going to help in the sleep department!!! :facepalm: Hope it heals up quick. :thumbsup:
     
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  3. UPSed

    UPSed iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Simi Valley
    Name:
    Ed Bottorff
    Current Bike:
    Niner Jet 9 RDO
    Sounds like you need that Ripmo!
     
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  4. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    Ouch!
    If it’s on a trail and a rash would it be ... Trash?
    Fast heal!
     
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  5. Voodoo Tom

    Voodoo Tom MTB Addict

    Location:
    Castaic
    Name:
    Tom Kokkinakis
    Current Bike:
    Mango one, blue one, black one
    Ouch high speed get offs suck ...:thumbsdown: Hope you just tore up some flesh and nothing inside that shoulder.
     
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  6. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Bummer, Stevers! :eek: Speedy healing to you.

    Once my buddy went down in the street at the top speed we could spin out our cruisers. Wearing shorts and flipflops. He treated his injuries with a salve that kept them from drying out and being painful. But some got infected and prolonged his healing time by a lot. So I always try to let rash injuries dry out. And also keep them dry in the shower. Painful, you bet. So it goes...stay inside and never get hurt. F that!!!!!!!!!
     
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  7. DangerDirtyD

    DangerDirtyD iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    CA
    Name:
    Chicken Nugget
    Current Bike:
    2018 Guerrilla Gravity SMASH
    I wish my belly looked like that these days.
     
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  8. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Smash not Rash. :p
     
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  9. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Dude! That looks painful... But enough about you. Is the bike ok?
     
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  10. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Road Rash can be so painful... Hope you're dealing with it well. You have a month to heal up!
     
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  11. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    Bike is great! I chucked myself off, and the bike fell gingerly on its side. I think I lost a grip plug, but handlebars didn't turn and the chain didn't even fall off. Imagine if I was still using clips instead of flats.

    My knee is scraped up and I'm pretty sure I bruised a rib or two, but the silver lining is that my helmet got dented and I seem to be concussion free. MIPS FTW! I have time to contemplate why I wasn't wearing my g-form knee pads. I bought them (and brought them) but wasn't wearing them. I do about 200 runs at Whiting per year - just a matter of time before I go down again. My head, elbow, and forearms are no worse for wear because of protection, but why wasn't I wearing knee pads?

    I forgot to thank the nice lady on the Yeti that stopped to make sure I wasn't disoriented or more injured than I thought. If she's on the board, huge thanks!

    Also, my wife is the most amazing person. She never gets angry when I hurt myself, and I can see her fighting off the tears when she thinks I'm not looking.
     
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  12. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Yowza, looks annoyingly painful.
    Healing vibes amigo
     
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  13. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    That picture is dead sexy. Raaaawwwwr! :oops:

    Heal up quick Stevers, and don't let the women (woman?) on this site see that photo!
     
  14. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Carlos Danger, is that you???
     
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  15. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Been there, done that. Misery loves company. One time when I was a kid I slid so far in gravel that I ripped my shorts off. That was a painful one.
     
  16. Redman

    Redman Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Cypress, Ca
    Name:
    Kevin
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Nomad CC 27.5
    DANG! @stevers that is gnarly! Find some aloe plant, slice it open and lather that beef jerky on your arm up. Heal up quick dude!
     
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  17. bvader

    bvader Well-Known Member

    Location:
    HB
    Name:
    Mr. Brown
    Looks like you got rash and impact glad it wasn't worse. That dirt is rock hard under the loose.

    I wear light pads more often especially as trails get dryer... And wash out potential gets higher. Especially knee they are so comfortable now it is hardly no reason not to...

    Me thinks that shoulder will be sore a bit impact wise too..

    Understanding wives are awesome we have a special of old set of sheets when I am hmmmm oozing...
     
  18. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    ^^^Exactly what he said...^^^
    It does amazing!
     
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  19. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    Day 3 update. The rashing on the shoulder is getting better, largely without much care. The biggest pain is my knee, but I gooped vaseline on it immediately so didnt get a chance to snap a before picture. Skin is growing back nicely, just changing out the vaseline couple times a day til it stops bleeding. Knee is really sore, and bruised ribs stabs when I breathe deep. Skin will likely grow back before I’m ready to ride.

    On the note of dry vs wet healing, I tend to prefer wet healing for larger rashing. Being a pansy for pain, I don't scrub/tweeze all the dirt out of the wound. Keeping it wet with vaseline/aquaphor/second skin will allow the area to heal faster and push out the dirt as it bleeds. It also helps to work from home and ensure the area is clean, and the ointment gets cleaned out and reapplied as it changes color (from the bleeding) or dries up.

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  20. Luis

    Luis iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Sylmar
    Name:
    Luis
    Current Bike:
    Big Black 29er
    Ewwwwwww
     
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  21. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    Post that helmet on Craiglist... someone will buy it!!!
     
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  22. mike

    mike iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Western US
    Name:
    Mike O
    Current Bike:
    GG Smash
    Good progress!

    Scrub that borderline-infected yellow stuff off your knee, though. It won’t hurt a bit.
     
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  23. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Waiting for the GG Pistol!
    Neosporin is my go to on road rash. Always put it on asap to kill any bacteria after a good scrub. :eek:

    Don't think it's been mentioned, but since they "improved" Cactus the trail is like polished concrete with loose on top. The bobcat they used packed it down tight. I ride it a lot, and braking can cause the rear to slide easily., and it's definitely prudent for me to dial it back from full bore unless damp.

    Once you're healed @stevers PM me, I'll do a loop with you at whiting.
     
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  24. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Waiting for the GG Pistol!
    Remind me of a time when I was talking to a guy on the trail. His helmet had a large chunk missing, like the size of a orange. I mentioned he should buy a new one, he said it was still good for a few years use. I guess you just can't fix stupid.....
     
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  25. Cyclotourist

    Cyclotourist iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Redlands
    Name:
    David
    Current Bike:
    Tallboy Upgrade
    I tossed my helmet, and carbon bars after my crash at last year's Hell Ride. I didn't mind the helmet, as it it obviously took an impact, but the bars were more of a preventive disposal... better safe than sorry I suppose.
     
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  26. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Take that helmet to Troy Lee in Laguna and they will give you a substantial discount on a new one.
     
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  27. Danimal

    Danimal Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Mission Viejo
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    Waiting for the GG Pistol!
    I've tossed helmets, but never thought about the carbon bars. Thinking about it I believe your correct, with a good impact it's a good preventive measure.

    Had I known that I would not have thrown out my last TLD A1.... :(
     
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  28. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    Will do! I ride cactus at least 3x a week when I can, so I get lazy with my protection. Not anymore!

    Good to know! I was going to cut the chin straps and chuck it.
     
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  29. stevers

    stevers Member

    Location:
    Irvine
    Name:
    Steve
    Current Bike:
    2018 Kingdom Vendetta X2
    The TLD crash policy says 30% off retail, but I see other online retailers have it for > 30% off. I think I'll keep the helmet and mount it in the garage over the bikes as a reminder to be diligent about wearing pads.
     
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  30. Chicane32

    Chicane32 Newbie with Hope!

    Location:
    Westminster
    Name:
    Chicane32
    Current Bike:
    Yei SB100
    Good to know, just hope I don't need to use it like I do with my shoulder every time it pops out of socket.
     
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