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    Crashes and quality gear

    For a while now I have always been on the lookout for better quality gear. A couple of months ago I switched to the new Bell Super Helmet. It has much better coverage on the front,side add back of the head. Last Sat. Im sure that extra coverage saved my ear and temple from the same fate as the rest of my left side. Caught a pedal going pretty quick down Tunnel Sat afternoon. Hit pretty dang hard and broke my collarbone, bruised ribs and slammed my head. My head got not even a scratch but the helmet took it hard. Broke around my ear and temple area and most of the support in the helmet. Quality gear may cost a bit more but when you hit the ground it's worth it's weight in gold.
    Got to say thanks so much to the two guys that rode up after I crashed and helped me walk out. You said your names but I was kind of scrambled at the time. Thanks again!
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    Damn Steve!

    Pretty impressive hit to walk away from. Does the collarbone require surgery or are you waiting to talk to the docs?

    And all this time I thought we were buying this gear because it looks cool.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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    Glad you were wearing it!

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    I am sorry that happened to you. I have cracked a couple helmets myself, someday I might be brave enough to post the pictures my wife took of me that she posted on facebook.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.
    "I think im gonna go to walmart and look at the mountain bikes and see if i can salvage the rear frame."- Nick_Knipp 3/21/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun View Post
    Damn Steve!

    Pretty impressive hit to walk away from. Does the collarbone require surgery or are you waiting to talk to the docs?

    And all this time I thought we were buying this gear because it looks cool.
    Went straight to the ER. Xray shows that it is still pretty much in line. So no surgery. Whew! Just a follow up in a couple of weeks. The helmet was the big reason I walked. out. And good luck. Bell just sent me a nice discount on a new one. Going to get another one. And they look cool to.
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    Now for the real question: how's your bike?!?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skelldify View Post
    Now for the real question: how's your bike?!?!
    Good, as usual. I can hardly find a new scratch in it. My pack needs a little work though. The attachment for the waist belt bit the dust. Theres a permanent impression of that clip on my hip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    My pack needs a little work though. The attachment for the waist belt bit the dust.
    You should warranty that one stevie.that way you can wear a new helmet and a new pack
    RCC
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    WTF Steve! Quite a different picture than when we saw you relaxing on the trail at 3B.
    To a very speedy recovery!
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    Sorry to hear Steve. Any chance of you making the Moab trip ? Would hate to miss you on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    Good, as usual. I can hardly find a new scratch in it. My pack needs a little work though. The attachment for the waist belt bit the dust. Theres a permanent impression of that clip on my hip.
    Haha, that comment is just too funny. Good to hear the bike is ok.
    "Mi amor Nuevo Miércoles!"

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