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    Hand signals on the trail

    jaycastlerock threw me a hand signal this morning I did not recognize




    Brings a whole new meaning to the shocker


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    Doesn't even qualify as a flesh wound.

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    OUch!

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    It's the new FIFO greeting.
    Hope they just popped it back in and sent you off. No breaks.
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    Those photos don't really show the tweak, but it looked beyond the tape it and go fix to me. That said, I held it together pretty well - no crying or puking. And the guy with the broken finger didn't fuss either..

    Especially liked the new Apex shuttle - ride to the top and then drive down.

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    It was the rarely seen or encountered uphill endo.

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    Just got him from the hospital back to his car

    Dislocated finger, broken hand. He has to see a hand surgeon in a few days




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    he went that way

    Yes, the rare and elusive uphill OTB struck this morning. Chugging out of the saddle and pulled up to go over a water bar a touch early. Slapped right into the front of the bar and the world stopped. I on the other hand continued to accelerate toward the earth at a nice 9.8 M/S and tried to decelerate with only one finger. Just missed pulling it off by that much.

    Dislocated finger and broken 3rd metatarsal.
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    cool films!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
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    Dislocated finger and broken 3rd metatarsal...
    Posting X-Rays with dramatic mangle apparent. You just earned a point of positive rep!

    But, uh, you're hand is fscked up. Sorry about that...

    Seems like something I'd do this year.

    Just paid my hospital bill yesterday for the last thing I did. But my x-rays showed nothing.

    Your x-rays are cool. Mine are lame. But they probably cost a similar amount.

    So you got that going for you. Which is nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Your x-rays are cool. Mine are lame. But they probably cost a similar amount.

    So you got that going for you. Which is nice.
    This is the first time ive ever requested xray copies. all the other times you had to really look hard to see the $$$ break. These needed copies so i could post them.
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    Damn!!! That pic to too funny, but you'll for sure heal quickly!!

    Xrays were cool.

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    Looks even nastier with the glove off.
    At least there were none of these in there!




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    Megga pos rep to FIFO crew

    Big thanks for all the help today. GoldenBoy for hanging with me waiting for the reverse shuttle, Bad Andy for the reverse shuttle, Dan-o for the ride to the doc, and scar for the ride back to my car. you guys really helped a brutha out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    Looks even nastier with the glove off.
    At least there were none of these in there!



    those look like they should be breaded and fried. what are they?
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    Loose bodies they took out of my brain - I mean knee - in Jan, 2011

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    what set choo claimin, son?

    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Ouch! Best wishes for quick recovery!
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    ride pics

    before my lost battle with gravity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hernando Gutierrez
    The only thing you have to figure out is don't fall down. To keep riding the bike.

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    oh manwith all the photos this thread is going to be NSFW (Not Safe For Weakstomachs)

    heal up

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    most films are lame, yours is bada$$

    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    This is the first time ive ever requested xray copies. all the other times you had to really look hard to see the $$$ break. These needed copies so i could post them.
    I've had so damn many films taken over the years (confounded mountain biking addiction! And clumsiness!) and only one I can remember was like yours. The rest of them, the doc or xray tech had to say something like, "there, see that little shadow..."

    But one was different. Back in 2000 I was riding Porcupine Rim with two bro-in-laws. So as you can imagine, we were having a little sausage contest. I was leading fast on some of the last of the doubletrack part, bro-in-law Dan was right on my wheel. And then, as if by magic, my line was gone. Front wheel dropped into the void and I was OTB. I did my best superman impression and punched a rock on impact. I had what's known as a boxer's fracture. Fifth metacarpal. (You have a nice fracture of your third metacarpal--you called it the metatarsal but that's actually the similar bone in your foot).

    My film was totally killer, taken at the Moab Hospital. Bone looked like a pencil snapped in the middle. I never thought to get a copy of it for the interwebz.

    Here's the funny part of the story. The doc came in and showed me the film. He was a fairly young dude. He said, "we're going to get you something for pain, but first I'm going to need to set the bone. We can't give you pain meds until that's been done." He grabbed my hand and shoved the broken spot. I screamed like a little girl. Cuz it really hurt.

    Then they gave me some vico and I was on my way.

    Later I was meeting with the hand surgeon, and the bone was still totally displaced. I told him about how the Moab doc had set it, and I mentioned that it had hurt and I wasn't able to have any pain meds until it was done. He looked at me and said, "what? why?"

    That Moab doc just wanted to inflict some unfiltered pain. And it did no good whatsoever.

    Sadist.
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    I feel for him, I'm just back on my bike 2 months after pinky surgery. Hopefully just a few weeks off for him.

    And I hope he has good insurance. Mine cost me $150 bucks in copay, but I saw the "official" bill and it was $23k. that hurts worse than breaking a finger.
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    Stop showing pictures of that, giving me the willys.

    Sorry for your pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    before my lost battle with gravity
    What's up with that 2nd picture?
    Did you take it your broken hand, or?
    What the heck is that?






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    I've dislocated fingers many times but was able to pull them back into proper position without anything but soreness for weeks after. It's a singular sensation, the feeling of the force of the impact that is enough to dislocate a finger. Not enjoyable just...singular.

    You gotta just notice it's dislocated and immediately get it back into place, no wondering about whether the yanking will hurt. Yes, it will. Yeah, everybody's injury is different but that was always my reaction. I had practice from football in high school.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIANTkiller View Post
    What's up with that 2nd picture?
    Did you take it your broken hand, or?
    What the heck is that?





    A rogue zasker in the dark or a sasquatch. hard to tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post

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    Damn - That x-ray should be your new avatar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    I've dislocated fingers many times but was able to pull them back into proper position without anything but soreness for weeks after...
    Yeah, but I'm guessing the dislocated finger is way less serious than the broken metacarpal. Check the x-ray. Look at the bone down in the hand that connects to the middle finger (the bird). Nice break right in the middle of the bone.

    That break is quite serious, and if it's like mine the real solution that will keep his middle finger from being mis-aligned with the rest of his fingers will be to plate and pin the sucker. That's surgery, not just yank back in place and wait for healing.

    That break is going to be what keeps him off the bike for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post

    That break is going to be what keeps him off the bike for a while.
    Sure....rub it in....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    Sure....rub it in....
    Sorry man. Really.

    For XCGuy, this is what I'm talking about:



    Jay, when it happened to me I was in the middle of a very time-sensitive programming project. My pinky finger was flopping around and not aligned properly. I got a surgeon who opened it up and put a little plate on my metacarpal. It was sore, but I could type within a couple days.

    Riding... well it was a while. But not more then 5 or 6 weeks. Pinning a bone definitely makes the process of the bones knitting together quite reliable at 5-7 weeks.

    Hang in there man. Sorry to seem thrilled by your breakage. At least it isn't June!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomP View Post
    Yeah, but I'm guessing the dislocated finger is way less serious than the broken metacarpal. Check the x-ray. Look at the bone down in the hand that connects to the middle finger (the bird). Nice break right in the middle of the bone.

    That break is quite serious, and if it's like mine the real solution that will keep his middle finger from being mis-aligned with the rest of his fingers will be to plate and pin the sucker. That's surgery, not just yank back in place and wait for healing.

    That break is going to be what keeps him off the bike for a while.
    All very true. But the complete weirdness that was my finger going sideways (many times) prompted me to want to get it back in place, NOW. I had experience with the same type of injury since high school (coach just grabbed/pulled/'twisted) that I knew that yanking on it and twisting would probably reset it. And it worked every time. One time I was up on top of Amasa Back when the wind blew me over. I couldn't ride back with my finger sideways so...YANK!

    Coupled with a broken mekafarsal (spelling? ), well all bets are off.
    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Fortunately, I say fortunately, I keep my fingers numbered for just such an emergency
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    Sucks Jay. Heal up quick man!
    Just ask the doc to form the cast to a your MTB Grip. I was off the bike for a week when I broke my 4th metacarpal back in May and then I was doing them bigger rides with the fellas. Look closely and you'll see my right hand is casted with the middle, ring, and pinky fingers completely encased. I suggest Ergon Grips as you can just rest your cast on the grip and grip the grip with the index finger and thumb.

    Here's one from the 40 mile Keystone ride two weeks after breaking the 4th metacarpal. The Doc was not happy about me riding...but like I told him.
    "Its better you be unhappy then me."
    "Why's that", he asked.
    "My wife will leave me for being a miserable sack of sh!te while you'll just make more money off of me if I end up hurting myself worse."

    He just smiled, shook his head and walked out the door while his nurse finished my cast.


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    SCAR was telling me to take my grip in because that is what you did. I'm all for it.
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    ^^^ How did the boss (wife) handle then news of you latest crash?

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    pretty much the same as last time ...."Really, again? You have to be more careful"

    Picked son up from school. 6 yrs old, comes out and doesn't even say hello. All he says is "AGAIN?"

    Picked youngest up from pre-school and the director looks at me "Again? You're Still teaching K-1 Sunday school right? You can do that one handed, I'll give you a youth group helper."
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    word travels

    I get this e-mail tonight from a guy i used to ride with @ lunch. it was a bulk email to him and a surprise that I was the subject.

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    Bwaaaaaaaaaa-hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!

    "Again?"

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    update

    Doc said lay low for a couple of weeks and then only Mild stuff. Aligned it and threw a cast on.

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    It will stop hurting when the pain goes away.

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