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    **** out of luck

    Hit loose gravel on the World Cup DH Track up in Fort William on Saturday front washed and i caught a rock went OTB struck granite at speed. Off for CT scan tomorrow and reconstruction surgery Friday, having some pins and metal plating. Be back on two wheels by end of August for whistler trip, might be xc only holiday, need to see how the physio goes..
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    Dude.....sorry to hear that. Hopefully surgery goes well and you are back on the bike in no time.
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    Ouch, healing vibes man.
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    Heal fast hombre! "XC" at whistler can be awesome.....

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    **** out of luck

    Heal up soon (but completely) - best wishes to you dude
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    Bummer

    I hope you are back on the bike soon. We've got lots of fun pedally riding in BC.
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    Wiping hand?

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    Dang! Crashing and breaking stuff sucks. Heal fast.

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    Sorry to hear!!!! Hopefully the NHS covers the cost.

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    Man, sorry to hear that. That really sucks. Heal up, take your supplements and drink lots of bone broth.

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    mellow has been officially harshed.
    sorry dude, heal fast and make that trip

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    Bummer. I'm trying to keep it mellow this season so I don't do the same thing before PNW Knollfest. Hope the healing goes quick!
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    That sucks man, heal up quick. The guy I stayed/rode with in Angelfire in may won the mens national downhill in the 55 age group. He's full of metal screws and plates, complete knee replacement etc. So more metal = faster :-)

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    So sorry to hear the shittt news...cheers to a positive recovery and mental fortitude. I know how much MTB means to you. Hang in there bro. You'll be back with an immense appreciation for your 1st killer ride!

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    thanks all i appreciate it

    still waiting on surgery, nhs are stretched, couldn’t get the best surgeon for the job on fri so we postponed to today, and today they didn’t have the size of plates my arm needed due to an emergency op at the weekend (isn’t my arm an emergency?), so getting my rebuild on wed instead. seems i hit the ground making a fist, my hand / wrist bones were clenched, the impact went straight through and smashed the end of my arm bone. in medical terms it created a complex fracture of the distal radius - right forearm bone shattered into a number of pieces at the wrist end.

    need to learn how to fall properly…without sticking out arm/fingers…thinking the solution looks kinda like something out a judo lesson…and let the armour soak it up....
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    frenchy, sorry to hear...hope it heals up well.

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    chris,,, thats not good bro,,, we are looking forward to shredding the gnar with you in whistler in sept,,,, healing vibes bro,,, im gonna email you some tips on fast healing that helped col out when he broke his collerbone and dislocated his shoulder with only 7 weeks to go before our whis trip back in 2011.

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    the old saying chris,,,, think hedgehog not starfish,,,, tuck into a ball and roll dont extend any limbs, easier said than done i know, its the bodies natural reaction to reach out with the arms to protect the face/head.

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    3 weeks since op, looks like im healing nicely

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    Excellent. When will the Dr let you ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikb View Post
    Excellent. When will the Dr let you ride?
    Quicker than you might think because the ti plates are holding everything together very firmly.

    She said as long as i sit out for 6 weeks and let the bone heal and accomplish physio targets set for the next 4 weeks then when i visit B.C (30/08 to 19/09) i'll be fine doing XC routes in the first week or two. Cant wait to do Top of the World for the first time! ...cant wait to see Canada, never crossed the pond before, getting quite excited

    If i meet all physio targets i could be 100% as early as early Oct, but we have to wait and see the wrist is pretty stiff its all about getting full movement back. That could take up to 6 months, but things are coming along nicely at the moment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    3 weeks since op, looks like im healing nicely

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    wtf is wrong with you,,, its only a bloody scratch ha ha ha... i thought you scotts were hard as fooooook,, the bloody romans were **** scared of you for fooks sake ha ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    wtf is wrong with you,,, its only a bloody scratch ha ha ha... i thought you scotts were hard as fooooook,, the bloody romans were **** scared of you for fooks sake ha ha.
    hahahaaa

    And more recently a world poll in 2011 claimed that Scottish men were the worlds most manly, i better post a vid of me doing a lap of inners next week to redeem myself ...or even better, tomorrow, the weather forecast says theres gonna be a storm

    The surgeon did a brilliant job, its really narrow and very straight, kinda looks like a scratch.

    The problem is I've got a weak grip at the moment and flexibility is very limited...if i tried to roll off a kerb just now i doubt id be able to hold on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cfrench View Post
    hahahaaa

    And more recently a world poll in 2011 claimed that Scottish men were the worlds most manly, i better post a vid of me doing a lap of inners next week to redeem myself ...or even better, tomorrow, the weather forecast says theres gonna be a storm

    The surgeon did a brilliant job, its really narrow and very straight, kinda looks like a scratch.

    The problem is I've got a weak grip at the moment and flexibility is very limited...if i tried to roll off a kerb just now i doubt id be able to hold on.

    lol... i bet they are ha ha,,
    glad to hear the recovery is going well. i know the hard part is staying off the bike long enough to let the injury fully heal, col was in the same boat when he did his collar bone 7 weeks before our may trip back in 2011, though the bone itself was healed, the muscles and ligaments were weak, and his range of movement was limited, he took it easy, even managed to ride the park,,,
    anyways continue to heal mate, and we will see you next month, in the promise land.

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