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08-02-2013, 09:35 PM (This post was last modified: 08-03-2013 12:09 AM by SnaykByte.)
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Broken Bones <oo>
I was held victim today to a bragging match between two riders comparing how many bones they had broken from riding.

I have never had a wreck on my bike, and thus, have never broken any bones riding.

What is your count?

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08-02-2013, 09:52 PM (This post was last modified: 08-02-2013 10:40 PM by Gibbo.)
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
I have laid my bike down once in 45 years of riding and that was recently, I have dropped my bike - in driveways on gravel three times in the same time span. Broken bones = nil, Gravel rash= nil, Stitches x 3.

I should have added that it was good quality safety gear that saved my hide and the helmet was what kept the head from further injury limiting the damage to bleeding on the brain!

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08-02-2013, 10:33 PM (This post was last modified: 08-04-2013 07:05 AM by commonground.)
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
I went down once. My helmet, my gloves, my pants, my jacket and my boots saved me. Sore butt, sore knees, bruised ego and wallet.

Experience is a tough teacher. She gives you the test first and if you survive the test, you get the lesson. I learned a lot from it.

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08-02-2013, 11:12 PM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
i...cracked... my left wrist after a spill on one of those razor scooters. i hit a twig(yes a twig) and fell forward.

but then when i fell on my honda i hit my chin really hard and my jaw pops in and out of place every now and then. but no broken bones!

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08-03-2013, 12:31 AM (This post was last modified: 08-03-2013 12:36 AM by jmck.)
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
ok. your about to under stand why I can be a little passionate about safety gear & rider training.
1. the medical term is multiple fractures to the Le Forte Levels 1, 2, & 3, a couple of fractures to my skull, broken left mandible (Google it, it will scare the crap out of you, you should see my X-rays I will never be an unidentifiable corpse) . Translation I broke my face, really, really badly. Fracture to left fore arm, one quarter of my teeth either cracked, smashed or missing. This was all the result crash 1: I don't remember it but this is what I have been told. A car traveling the same direction as me, did a U turn from the side of the road, in front of me, as he did someone pulled out from a driveway and on to the road in the other direction so the U turner stopped dead in the middle of the road. I was young and relatively inexperienced, and was unable to stop or swerve in time. I T-boned the car and my full face helmet visor struck hard on the roof gutter line (back when were cars were square and not all curvy) my visor had a half inch dent in it, it saved my life, NO QUESTION. I gripped the tank of my RD 350 so tight with my legs that I crushed it together and ripped it from the bike still between my legs where I landed. 3 months in hospital, tracheotomy, multiple surgeries, titanium screws and plates in my head, thanks very much to the Adelaide Cranio-facial Unit. It took me 2 weeks to communicate to the hospital staff that my arm really hurt too, they discovered it was fractured. 18 months off work. countless dental procedures including 4x ostio-integrated implants.
(deep breath)
2. fractured lower left leg a few screws in there. Dirt bike jump gone wrong, to be fair it was a re-brake, it was only 4 months after I did the same injury while sky diving. the surgeon was less than pleased that I undid all his good work.
3. dislocated shoulder, dirt bike, deep sandy patch. bit of a story there as I was in the middle nowhere, but a big shout out to @xvs950 for getting me to hospital and the me and my bike back home a 10 hour round trip, for him.
got to go, it is a beautiful day out and I have to go riding, what can I say it gets in your blood.

wait, come to think of it, I not sure which came first the skydiving broken leg or the bike one, either way the surgeon was pissed.

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08-03-2013, 01:35 AM (This post was last modified: 08-03-2013 01:35 AM by rsmed1.)
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Wow @jmck... What a "side story". I like them better when there is humor. Dude, so glad you survived all those incidents. Glad they put your face back together. The fact you still love to ride is an inspiration. Thanks for the stories man. Glad you're still around.

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08-03-2013, 01:38 AM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
nada, nil, nope
not a bone nor a crash in all my years of riding since the 70's. Many a close call but i have an angel who rides with me...i guess. hehe

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08-03-2013, 02:10 AM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
@jmck ummm are you trying to tell me that the surgeon who put you back together was drunk??????

Hence the silky smooth beard and sparkly eyes?????????? Biggrin

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p.s. All jokes aside, it's good that you're here and can share your wisdom with others - onya Mate.
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08-03-2013, 02:19 AM
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@jmck 0_0
Kudos to you for getting back on two wheels man. An inspiration no doubt.

No broken bones. Burn scar on calf from when I was 12. Nearly lost a finger doing stupid stuff on bike in undergrad. Several scrapes and bleeds from doing more stupid stuff on bike in undergrad.
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08-03-2013, 05:34 AM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
thanks guys, it is fair to say my mum threw a pink fit when I bought another bike after my first crash. since those reckless younger days I have done hours of dirt riding and tens of thousands of road miles pretty much indecent free.
and it was defiantly the skydiving fracture leg first. but I did ride my bike home with the fracture.

but now you all know the secret to my amazing good looks, I had a face lift (of sorts) at 22, lol.

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08-03-2013, 07:35 AM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
@jmck You didn't have a 'stage name ' did you? You know, like Evil Knievel. Wow, great that you are still doing what you love. We are all glad you're still here.

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08-03-2013, 01:47 PM (This post was last modified: 08-03-2013 01:48 PM by slowdad.)
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
Dude you win a painfull win but a win just the same. As for me slid in a turn broad sided a power pole broke right leg calf and thigh right arm above wrist miner stitches on leg.

Insanity doing the same thing expecting different results. Undecided
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08-03-2013, 06:08 PM
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Zero broken bones - and I hope to keep it that way.

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08-03-2013, 08:31 PM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
laid the old honda down once, ruined a nice set of golves. was coming home from a long ride about 8 months into my riding career. tires were so worn NO ONE should have ever ridden on them, the 110 degree asphalt didnt help, neither did the "comfort zoning" i could nearly see my house. only going about 15 but it was to fast for the turn. grabbed a foot full o rear, slid released and recovered in time to see the curb and hedge line coming causing me to grab a fistfull of brake. bike lowsided and i went over tore up my fovorite jeans but i still wear them from time to time. scrapes and bruises, no BBs or hospital time.

number 2 was also on the honda, I think ive laid it out in another thread here but i was beginning to split traffic and the guy in front of me decided i shouldnt be allowed to do it. rammed my knee into his rear bumper ripped my foot from the peg slamming my calf into the foot kick for the side stand as well as the rear peg, scar is pretty gnarly but the jeans took most of the damage for me. bike stayed shiny side up and the car got off the freeway at the very next exit without so much as letting me shatter his window for him . also no BBs or hospital time.

not bad stats for only 2.5 years of riding in CA. hopefully those are my last incidents...Suzie is just too pretty...

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08-03-2013, 08:54 PM
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RE: Broken Bones <oo>
(08-03-2013 06:08 PM)biker08 Wrote:  Zero broken bones - and I hope to keep it that way.

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