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Old 10-26-2011, 06:12 PM
Bailey28 Bailey28 is offline
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Default Crashed on Monday, be careful riding.

Hey guys, first I want to say to you thanks for answering most of my questions and all of the tech support I got here on the GG board.

With that said, I wanted to let you guys know that on Monday I crashed while riding and broke my back. I was riding down a long hard straight, and the bike quickly looped out on me. I couldn't get to the rear brake fast enough, and it was already too far over to stop it.

I wound up crashing at about 40mph on rock hard limestone. I tumbled to a stop where I realized,, right then that I majorly broke something. After two days in the hospital, I came home with a back brace and a walker. I cannot work for 10 weeks, but I have insurance and my co workers are helping me out. I had on every piece of safety gear I could think of, and still roached my T12 vertebrae. 50% smashed.

So, guys,, thanks again for a great ride. After 29 years of riding dirt bikes,
I don't know whether I will be selling my bike but most likely I will be. Busted the bars, and tail section. Everything else is fine. PM me if you want a crashed '10 300..

Be safe out there, Bailey28

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Old 10-26-2011, 06:15 PM
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Heal fast,, sucks to go down hard.. hope this all turns out ok for you!!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:18 PM
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Sorry to hear about your crash. Hopefully you will heal soon and be back doing what ever you decide is best.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:47 PM
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bailey.. hate to hear that..
back in 1995 took a little tumble off in a ravine.. no big deal, but ended up breaking my neck.. c1-c2, pretty spooky stuff..
we ended up selling everything, bikes, gear all of it.. laid off a few years but finally decided and convinced my wife i was no longer an invalid and started riding again. not near as hard or serious, but she knows how much i enjoy it..
since then, a broken ankle and a collar bone, nothing serious..

take some time and make your decision.. do exactly what the dr's tell you to.

my favorite quote was my wife on this.. a friend asked her if the broken ankle would get me sell the bikes.. she replied.." if a broken neck did not, i really doubt an ankle will "
broken down over 60 slow rider..
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:50 PM
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Wow sorry to read that Bailey. I wish you a full and speedy recovery. I smashed myself up last year breaking 5 ribs, busted spleen, cut liver, and some other bumps and bruises. Take it easy and listen to the docs. Rest will be your friend so do so when you can.
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:58 PM
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Sorry to hear that....get well!
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Old 10-26-2011, 06:59 PM
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Very sorry to hear this Bailey. Hope you still stick around on the forums as I've much enjoyed our repeated posting back and forwarth. No doubt you'll have time to do so while recovering. Like others have said. Follow the quacks advice and take it easy. Don't under estimate the bodys ability to heal but it will take time. On the bright side at least they've let you home again. Did you get any special treatment from the hot nurses?
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:39 PM
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Wow, sorry to hear that. What happened, the bike just come on the pipe and hook up too well? Don't do anything until you cool off and heal, then think it through. Were you wearing a neck brace? Good luck and heal fast, lots of calcium and no NSAIDS.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:58 PM
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I always wear my brace

Be patient and heal well is number 1...its hard to think about your riding future at this stage...dont worry about that till the time comes

Ive had some horrible injuries over the years....when riding most of the time everything goes perfectly well...but sometimes when you least expect it something goes very wrong and we pay a price that asks from us a total rethink....

getting back on made me remember what its all about...it seems more special now

take your time
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:30 PM
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On Sunday a very nice guy (only met him once but have many mutual friends) had a bad get-off at a enduro her in Northern California. His blog paints a poor picture and he sounds to have a very bad head injury.

His name is Troy Collins (look at the previous posters name-odd).

I work on a air ambulance and unfortunately pick up offroaders fairly often.

Wear as much protective gear as you can tolerate.

Wishing all the injured riders a speedy and full recovery

Stay safe,

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