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  1. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Doc went in and got the hardware out a couple weeks ago and the stitches came out last week. Finally walking again and start rehab tomorrow! You can actually see the screw holes in the latest x-ray, pretty neat. Buddy asked me to go riding this week... sadly, I need a bit longer. But I'm getting there.
  2. Vintage Veloce

    Sore

    Thanks Bruce! Still hanging on the couch here. One of the best exercises I have found (and I don't do enough!) was something I saw Dungey doing in a video. He stood on a bosu ball, flat side up, in the "attack" position. And he had an elastic strap with handles in his hands but wrapped around a post 5 feet in front of him. He leaned back a bit holding the elastic straps like handle bars, and then pumped his arms forward and back, like riding through some whoops. It's a pretty good simulation, for a gym exercise.
  3. Vintage Veloce

    Sore

    My whole motivation in going to the gym is so I can ride. And I need to up my workouts when I can again. Also, for those tip overs: wear lots of padding. I love my Alpinestars Bionic protection jacket, EVS Web Pro knee braces and my padded/armored under shorts.
  4. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    I couldn't believe how long the butterfly bandages lasted, I finally pulled the remnants off this morning and cleaned things up a bit. And the wound looks great. Slowly healing. Still not weight bearing... sigh. But, I got some new stickers for the knee scooter!
  5. Vintage Veloce

    New test track??

    Is that a home and a runway to the NW?
  6. Vintage Veloce

    New test track??

    Very Interesting...
  7. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Same boots! Regardless, boots don't do anything to prevent the rotation of your toe outward or inward, rotating the lower leg axially. As I mentioned above, Asterix makes a tether to prevent rotation like this... but in my opinion that just pushes the rotation up your leg and puts your hip at real risk. The tether: https://www.asterisk.com/products/anti-rotation-tethers
  8. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Did some reading, and I guess a lot of guys do recommend getting up on the balls of your feet while standing, at least when you won't be needing to brake or shift. Of course they warn about moving your feet forward over jumps and guys talk about breaking ankles on landings. I might need to buy some ankle saver pegs... Like I said earlier, I am considering it, but it does seem like an awkward position. C
  9. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Sadly, It wasn't available... I'll have to add some stickers!
  10. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Just ordered an "all terrain" knee walker with 12 in wheels and knobbies...
  11. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Oracle, that sound MUCH tougher than my ride! I can't imagine manipulating the bars with broken collarbones. For me the hardest parts involved stopping howling in my helmet, recovering and then getting the bike up and getting on the bike. I had to do all that hopping and standing on just one leg. And I couldn't even use my right foot my foot to push the side stand up because it hurt too much. I remember standing there next to the bike, on one foot, wondering if I could get the side stand up without falling over! Once I was on the bike, it was very delicate, but I was relatively OK. I just held my right foot up and prayed there wasn't much sand. Almost lost it once... that would have been bad! Dr Austin plans to remove all the hardware in 3 months, so it doesn't bother me in a boot or otherwise.
  12. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    As it happened, I was certain my toe caught on the edge of the trail when things got wiggly. I was standing, so the feet were on the pegs. It did all happen very quickly and I have considered that maybe my toe caught the mud as I went down. But I remember being upright and the stabbing pain as my toe rotated outward! That memory is fairly embedded in my brain. Perhaps I should have been with my toes on the pegs, but I don't do that much as I like access to the brake and shifter. Does anyone pull their feet back and ride on their toes? Actually, I'm certain my gear saved my knee! I was wearing my Sidi Crossfire boots, EVS Web Pro knee braces, Alpinestars Bionic protection jacket and my new Bell Moto-9 helmet. I figure the boots saved my foot and the knee braces saved my knee ligaments. But something had to give... so it was the bone between the knee and foot. My hip was sore for about two weeks, but is fine. I know some guys with Asterisks tie the boot to the knee brace... I think if I had done that I might have wrecked my hip instead.
  13. Vintage Veloce

    Splat. Now Crutches.

    Four weeks ago I found a muddle section of trail in the AB desert, got wiggly and caught toe on the edge of the trail. Ouch, that hurt! Broke the bottom of my fibula and a piece off of the tibia. The Dr. put a plate and 7 screws in the fibula 2 weeks ago. The largest screw goes all the way through the fibula to hold it tightly to the tibula. My thanks again to Erik_26 and his son Preston who came and helped unload my bike the day after the crash. The short story? Basically, I'm not very familiar with mud, and I should have been more cautious. And I was unlucky. Tips? Ride with a buddy. (I was alone and got myself out, luckily it wasn't far. I know, I know... buddy system!) Wear great gear. I think my EVS Web Pro knee braces saved my knee. And my Sidi Crossfire boots may have prevented more damage to my foot and certainly supported my foot and akle so I could ride out. Carefully check your map and look for the easiest way out... which may not be the way you rode in. I found a shortcut, but later realized I could have taken an even shorter one. Dr John Austin. Highly recommended. Well, this is probably my worst body damage in 40 years of riding... hopefully I'll make it another 40 years without any more trouble! Carl
  14. Vintage Veloce

    A bit of help unloading my bike in North Park?

    Thanks to Erik and his son Preston, my bike is out of the truck and nicely hosed off! Thanks so much guys! Really, I can't tell you how nice this is! Best wishes, Carl
  15. Vintage Veloce

    A bit of help unloading my bike in North Park?

    I will PM you...
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