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    Our bro Tburger is broken

    He was in Sedona and I got this photo yesterday. Don't have details yet. I just know it suxxxxxxxxxx.

    Send healing vibes here. Peter Tsang is a good dude.

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    Uhh ohh. That looks like a possible compound fracture. Heal quickly man!

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    Yikes! Best wishes to that dude. Heal up quick!

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    Heal fast bro! I'll see you on the trails when it warms up...

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    Damn Peter, bummer! Hope you heal up as quick as possible.

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    Bummer,,heal up quickly,,, and cant wait for the story

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    Ugh! That looks horrible!

    I mean, 'tis but a scratch. Git back on it soon-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Ugh! That looks horrible!

    I mean, 'tis but a scratch. Git back on it soon-like.

    Maybe fc can make you a mod now?
    I'm a mod and I STILL cannot even delete a single spam post!!!

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    From the photo, I can tell that he was clipped in. There's the smoking gun right there!

    He is right handed so he can still take selfie photos all day and more important, do the tp paperwork.

    Wrist is jacked and looks like got his bell rung too. He's in Sedona with a few mtbr dudes so I'm sure he'll let the dudes finish up all the riding and then they'll head home end of day today... or crack o dawn today. That all has to be fixed here.

    He's got a good wife and good friends to take care of him. He'll be ready when Demo Forest opens. Not saying when that it is.
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    I read on FB that it's a broken wrist with surgery when he gets home. He's a really good dude and a really good rider. Unlucky. Healing vibes sent, bro.
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    Heal-up, brother!

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    So rough... looked like a super fun trip too. Tburger is one of the best guys around. Heal up quickly brother.

    PS - Time for some flatties.

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    Here's to a quick and total recovery *clink* (has anyone asked how the bike is?)
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Based on the pictures, it looks like the pain was increasing so I hope it is under control.
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    Heal fast!

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    He should be home by now. It looks like a compound wrist fracture. You know the drill... X-ray, X-ray, find the best doctor and wait for the surgery date. This is the toughest part as it just gets worse until it gets better.
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    Rode with him at D-Ville last year. Super good dude. I hope he recovers well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    He should be home by now. It looks like a compound wrist fracture. You know the drill... X-ray, X-ray, find the best doctor and wait for the surgery date. This is the toughest part as it just gets worse until it gets better.
    So glad I was wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    You know the drill... X-ray, X-ray, find the best doctor and wait for the surgery date. This is the toughest part as it just gets worse until it gets better.
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    Though mine wasn't a compound, he put me back together quite well. Three pins, four screws and an external fixator. I was riding again pretty quickly and, aside from some scars, have no long term issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCWages View Post
    So glad I was wrong.
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    Looks like they're on their way home from Arizona today. Safe travels.

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    Hey, thanks for the well wishes everyone! I've been home since Monday evening, and spent the last few days getting surgery scheduled and settling into my new routine. I saw this thread earlier, and while I couldn't reply yet, I did really appreciate your healing vibes here. Your posts really helped me stay positive.

    So what happened? A group of us were out in Sedona for an extended weekend of riding. We did Hiline on Friday. Saturday was our second ride, and the plan was to do Broken Arrow out to the Hogs area. I think my crash was on Hog Heaven or Hog Wash. Bottom line is I took a really stupid risk on a rock drop. No matter how good I was feeling, or how well I was riding, I really should not have attempted it. Probably the worst decision I've ever made while riding, and the toughest part is knowing I put my friends in a really tough spot and risked ruining their vacation, too.

    The second after I hit the ground, I knew my head was okay. I scrubbed the ground with my chin, but that was it. It also happened so fast, that I don't even remember how my body was positioned as I went over. I was chest down, doing a quick assessment, and looked at my extended arms. Fvck! My left hand was bent inward at a 45 degree angle! I screamed out, "I broke my wrist!", and my buddies and another good Samaritan (John from Phoenix, thank you!) were there to help me out.

    John called 911 right away, and was able to tell them exactly where we were. At this point, I knew my only injury was to my wrist, so I had to get moving ASAP. As we hiked out, John was kind enough to stay with us so emergency responders would find us. Once we could see the firetruck below, we parted ways with John. Once we met up with the paramedics, I remembered reading a mtbr thread where the injured rider highly recommended accepting the painkillers if offered. They set me up with an IV and administered fentanyl on the trail while they cut my armpad off and splinted my left arm. We then continued walking down the trail. At least my friends were able to ride the trail a little bit from here on down. It was torture watching them have to walk with me. I couldn't convince any of them to just go ahead and ride down. At this point, since we took a shuttle to the trailhead, I knew the only option for me was to take the ambulance ride to the ER.

    It was pretty obvious that surgical repair would be needed. I got a bunch of x-rays and pain meds, and told them I just need to be stabilized so I could go home on Monday and take care of surgery back home. The doc agreed that was totally reasonable. They then sedated me, straightened out my wrist, and put me in a splint. I was so lucky that nothing else was injured, and I could move around reasonably well. I hung out at our cabin on Sunday watching Star Wars and the Warriors game while the guys got in a final day of riding. That night, we went back into town to watch Logan before heading out Monday morning.

    I felt terrible, but my wife was extremely understanding. I got tons of advice and support from friends and family. I got a quick appointment with my primary care doc to re-up my meds, then I lucked out with a next day appointment with a good in-network orthopedist who specializes in hand and microsurgery. He reassured me that I could be fixed with a "pretty standard procedure" with plates and screws. I was very happy to hear that. The only concern he seemed to have, which will just require an ongoing assessment, is whether or not I'll have issues with rotating my wrist. That's just something I'll have to deal with as my healing progresses. My surgery is now scheduled for next week. Wish me luck!

    Again, I really can't thank my friends enough. We do have an amazing community here.

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    Buddy!!!! Take care.

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    Maybe you should get another bike!!!

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    Xrays for the sadists here.


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    heal up T.

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    Nooooo Peter!!! Lots of healing vibes to you. You had such a traumatic injury, and the worst thing you can think of was ruining your friends' vacation. I know the feeling. I'm certain they are just happy that you are going to be ok. Sounds like there will be a lot of recovery, in which time you can hopefully hone your beer tasting and work on a sweet new bike build.

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    Surgery is tomorrow.
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    Peter, sending healing vibes.

    Let us know how the surgery goes, and you'll be out there before you know it! Probably by the time the snow melts!

    Please leave SOME beer for the rest of us while you're not riding. Don't drink it all!

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    Our bro Tburger is broken-17553413_10212976833602541_4028532651117053384_n.jpg

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    Yesterday he hung out with us and demonstrated his progress.
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    So how much ti and stainless did ya end up with?

    Like everyone has said, heal up man. PT's gonna suck but you'll get through it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi View Post
    So how much ti and stainless did ya end up with?

    Like everyone has said, heal up man. PT's gonna suck but you'll get through it.
    Thanks man! I'm very, very fortunate it wasn't any worse. I only need a Ti plate and screws. The procedure was pretty much like this picture. Also, a hard plaster cast was never needed. I just went from splints to a removable plastic wrist brace now. Physical therapy just started, so now I can focus on working my way back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    Thanks man! I'm very, very fortunate it wasn't any worse. I only need a Ti plate and screws. The procedure was pretty much like this picture. Also, a hard plaster cast was never needed. I just went from splints to a removable plastic wrist brace now. Physical therapy just started, so now I can focus on working my way back.

    Are those DIY instructions? I have that drill at home. Ahnud the terminator made it look easy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    Thanks man! I'm very, very fortunate it wasn't any worse. I only need a Ti plate and screws. The procedure was pretty much like this picture. Also, a hard plaster cast was never needed. I just went from splints to a removable plastic wrist brace now. Physical therapy just started, so now I can focus on working my way back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipnidaho View Post
    tburger is now a cybernetic organism: living tissue over a metal endoskeleton...
    Only if he keeps it. Then yeah, technically he'll have more ti-plating then me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    Thanks man! I'm very, very fortunate it wasn't any worse. I only need a Ti plate and screws. The procedure was pretty much like this picture. Also, a hard plaster cast was never needed. I just went from splints to a removable plastic wrist brace now. Physical therapy just started, so now I can focus on working my way back.

    You should have requested the purple ano version of that plate!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    You should have requested the purple ano version of that plate!
    Bump. No pun intended.

    So, they gonna let ya keep the screws and plate like I got to on my shoulder or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Obi View Post
    Bump. No pun intended.

    So, they gonna let ya keep the screws and plate like I got to on my shoulder or what?
    Yep. Doc says there's no reason to take them out unless they cause problems down the road, and he doesn't think there will be any issues. PT and Doc are both confident I will regain full range of motion.

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    Glad you're OK and healing fast!

    As to the Potts 29er, gorgeous bike and could not ask for a nicer person to do business with. That said, I would need to get thru axle for that kind of $$$

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    Damn Peter! Glad you're ok.
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    When are you expecting to be back on the bike? (if you aren't already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by klasse View Post
    Glad you're OK and healing fast!

    As to the Potts 29er, gorgeous bike and could not ask for a nicer person to do business with. That said, I would need to get thru axle for that kind of $$$
    Thanks! And, yep, I hear ya on the thru axle. I waffled back and forth about it, and after discussing it with Steve and many others, decided I didn't need it. My frame is very small, and I'm short and light, which meant the frame would be plenty stiff for anything I can throw at it. The QR and old school hub standard aren't going anywhere, and I wasn't concerned with having to swap wheels with other bikes, so I was willing to live with it.

    A few years later, when I bought another custom frame in steel (this time a hardtail in 27.5), I went through the same discussions with the builder. He basically said, the steel frame with a standard QR would probably already feel stiffer than my Potts, and asked, do I want an even stiffer rear end with a thru axle? So, it's worked out well for me so far, and the Paul Components QRs are really sexy!

    BTW, for that kind $$$, dropout options are still extra...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen_Turtle View Post
    Damn Peter! Glad you're ok.
    "Any landing you walk away from is a good landing"

    When are you expecting to be back on the bike? (if you aren't already?

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    Thanks, Marco! Would have been awesome to do the Big Basin ride! I can basically do easy pavement pedaling now, but my wrist is nowhere ready for bumpy stuff. Just going week by week, and living vicariously through you guys.

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