Dirt Jump bike project

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  • 11-09-2012
    Dion
    I took a glamour shot of my bike:

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...54891036_n.jpg
  • 11-10-2012
    SOG
    Sorry to hear about your son. I think that's every parents fear to see their child hurt. Healing vibes and wishing him a speedy recovery.
  • 11-10-2012
    Mr.Magura
    That was real unfair. First day on a new bike, and then such a spill.

    Send him my best wishes.

    Magura :)
  • 11-10-2012
    digthemlows
    hope he heals quick, the young ones almost always do!
  • 11-10-2012
    like2ride
    I hope your boy heals well and can get back on the horse soon. Reminds me of when I was a about 13 and got my first pair of stiff GS race skis ended up with a concussion on the first run .
  • 11-10-2012
    francois
    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good. :eek:

    fc
  • 11-11-2012
    Mr.Magura
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good. :eek:

    fc

    Great to hear.


    .....and LOL! Yes, better stop ;)


    Magura :)
  • 11-11-2012
    IAmHolland
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by francois View Post
    Boy is good today. He had 4 visitors bearing gifts and I saw him two handing the xbox controller. Tomorrow, I'll take him to Bike SFO. His buddies were taking turns on his new bike.

    If I can only STOP patting him on the bad shoulder, he'd be good. :eek:

    fc

    Glad he's better.

    It's also good to hear that kids haven't changed, always bum your buddies stuff! :thumbsup:
  • 11-11-2012
    monty797
    Bummer man. Heal up quick!

    It happens to all of us, some more spectacularly than others! The first big crash is always the one we remember :thumbsup:
  • 11-11-2012
    Dion
    Go Miguel! Best thing about being that age is they come back!

    Personally, I hate what they did to Cali... I wish they left it with Hill, endo, the tree ride (worst head injury I ever had), nut... Cali was never safe, but I think it was safer back then.

    Except for the doubles :eekster:
  • 11-11-2012
    Yody
    He was looking smooth too. Hope his recovery is swift.

    Get him off that rigid fork ASAP
  • 11-11-2012
    francois
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    He had a story to tell the pros today!!
  • 11-11-2012
    IAmHolland
    Nice! That must have sparked a bunch of talk about biggest crashes. But....why does the dad have the biggest smile? Ear to Ear, lol! Dad's way too stoked!
  • 11-12-2012
    francois
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by IAmHolland View Post
    Nice! That must have sparked a bunch of talk about biggest crashes. But....why does the dad have the biggest smile? Ear to Ear, lol! Dad's way too stoked!


    Thanks for the well wishes. He is doing great as he's getting mobility back and is off the painkillers. Yesterday, at the show I think he felt the upside of his injury as he had a story to tell and all these dudes would make him feel at ease about recovery and welcomed him to the club. I think all the bike people just wanted to know that it was a bike injury.

    Last night, we talked about biking and his return to the track and how we make some adjustments. And he asked if we would have gone to the trail today if not for the injury.

    fc
  • 11-12-2012
    francois
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    Finally got to view the xray cd they gave me. I had to use a proprietary pc application. Stone age POS!! I had to take an iphone shot of the screen.
  • 11-27-2012
    francois
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    Back in the saddle. He said his christmas list is all bike stuff so his mental game is good.
  • 11-27-2012
    IAmHolland
    nice!

    he has a road bike too? damn!

    i have the same trainer.
  • 11-28-2012
    beaverbiker
    Awesome...but are you sure he's not still sneaking the pain meds? I've never seen someone so happy to be on a trainer. :)
  • 11-28-2012
    digthemlows
    awesome!! and, with kids, how the hell do you keep your house so clean?
  • 02-23-2013
    francois
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    Injury update. The broken shoulder is healed! Miguel went to Calabasas every day last week during school break and he now has a little gang of hoodlums over there. His skill grows every day and he is turning the bars and whips the tail now when he jumps. He tells me how to do it but I have no idea what he's talking about.

    Yesterday, we hit the trail and visited a local builder. It was good day.

    photos:

    Miguel at Calabasas
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    Miguel is rusty with cornering and climbing but his flight is good
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    ET phone home
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    We talked about a custom dirt jumper
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    This man may not be in to it.

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    It broke my heart when I saw him crumpled on to the ground the day that he fell. But folks fall and they need to get up stronger and wiser. He's been through a month of PT and we are more aware of our skills and limitations.

    And he is happy as shown here in Hans Kellner's video last month at Krishna Dole's house.
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/58957537?color=ff9933" width="610" height="343" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58957537">2013 Pump Track Party</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/hanskellner">Hans Kellner</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p> <p>Krishna has been expanding his pump track and it&#039;s shaping up to be quite fun. So he invited everyone over for a proper inauguration party.<br /> <br /> [ filmed on a GoPro Hero3 ]<br /> <br /> twitter: @hanskellner<br /> web: hanskellner.com</p>
  • 02-23-2013
    Cary
    Dirt Jump bike project
    Glad to see your son is doing better. Just to add to the pile on, a 20 inch bmx bike will do wonders for his mountain biking skills. My 9 year old wanted to try bmxing so got him a 20" intense on closeout from Jenson. In a matter of months he went from being a decent rider to having nearly the same skills I do. We road tahoe rim trail in October, he loves the rock gardens at Rockville and killed Chaperal at Joaquin Miller.
  • 02-23-2013
    dirtvert
    Nice comeback! I recently moved pretty close to Calabasas, so I've been riding over once a week. I really have no BMX skills, but it's fun to roll around and catch a little air on the smaller jumps. And there are some really fun big berms in the back of the park.
  • 02-23-2013
    francois
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    yup, he's getting a 20-inch. The negotiations are underway...
  • 02-23-2013
    francois
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    Nice comeback! I recently moved pretty close to Calabasas, so I've been riding over once a week. I really have no BMX skills, but it's fun to roll around and catch a little air on the smaller jumps. And there are some really fun big berms in the back of the park.

    What do you look like and what bike? Say hi to us as we will be there a lot.

    We'll go to Pleasanton too I hope.

    fc
  • 02-23-2013
    dirtvert
    Just look for the older blonde-haired guy on a black Ibis that looks WAY out of his element! Hope to see ya out there.

    Doug

    And a question for the BMXers: I've been riding my Mojo at the park, but thinking about taking the SS, with 32/20 gearing. Does that sound like a smart move? Thanks.