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  1. #1
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    Optimus poll

    First attempt at making a poll, I'll probably make a rookie mistake.


    edit: I screwed the pics all up, twice, I'll cast the first vote--dumbass

    Fell off my bike 2 weeks ago, multiple fractured navicular/severe sprain, Dr said 4-6 weeks in a cast and crutches with no weight bearing.

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    I have to be pretty mobile at work, removed the cast and use a Camwalker boot instead, no crutches. 1 week ago, after spend a couple hours in the garage installing a new fork.

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    Today, after a 10 mile trail ride, with a fast .6 mile chunkyish downhillish run that was only 3 seconds slower than my fastest ever.

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    My wife and son say that I am a dumbass.

    Personally, I think that I'm kind of a badass. I'm the major breadwinner in our household, so I say my 1 vote outweighs their 2 votes.

    What say you??

    And to those that plan to come ride with me this fall, remember that I know the trails and you don't, and there are things out here that eat lost mtbers.
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    I tried to fix the picture order twice, can't figure it out. Should have had a third vote option, for effn retard.

    First and third pic should be reversed, obviously.

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    Are you feeling any discomfort? I know that some foot injuries require extra time to fully heal, despite feeling OK. Looks kinda badass.

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    No option for "must have suffered dain bramage in the crash".

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    RandomGuyOnABike is the bad ass around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    RandomGuyOnABike is the bad ass around here.
    lol, RandomGuyOnABike sure has made a name for himself around here lately.

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    Optimus poll

    I'm just amazed that your toenails are trimmed in every picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm just amazed that your toenails are trimmed in every picture.
    That's just another reason why he is a badass!

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    I say shut up, and Pedal Dammit! Let pain and common sense be your guide. No pills, no drugs, no booze, no pizza, no ice cream, until you feel it's 100%, just do your best to keep weight off it when not necessary. Got any friends that are Physical Therapists? Ask your wife if she has any good ideas that will keep you and her busy and off your feet.
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    I gave you a vote being torn between tbe two options. I was torn depending on your age group. If your 20 - 35ish your just a badass. Anything over well you get the point. I already voted prematurely not knowing your age. I voted badass, let me know if I screwed up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm just amazed that your toenails are trimmed in every picture.
    Rookie mistake, when you are old and a gunt gets in the way of trimming your nails, and you don't care how they look, then you're a veteran.
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    47, DJ, I'll see your badass and raise you 1 more.

    Actually, it doesn't feel bad. Still sore, but no kidding.

    Bdyke, I use the 510 method as my ride fitness calculator. If it fits in my 510's, I'm riding.

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    I voted for the obvious truth.

    I can't wait to see how RGOAB votes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    I'm just amazed that your toenails are trimmed in every picture.
    Just for you, GOB. Your A-Z dating has got to be getting near the O's, I've stepped my personal grooming up a notch in anticipation.

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    Minimal leg/foot/toe hair, too. Looks like Opti waxes.
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    I picked dumbass just because it WAS an option, not out of any personal opinion. Riding 2 weeks after breaking your foot? Yes, thats almost as badass as randomguyonabike is.

    Make sure you dont have any movement restrictions. If you have less mobility in your foot now and you beat it up like that, you may live with mobility restrictions in that foot for the rest of your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigRingGrinder View Post
    I picked dumbass just because it WAS an option, not out of any personal opinion. Riding 2 weeks after breaking your foot? Yes, thats almost as badass as randomguyonabike is.

    Make sure you dont have any movement restrictions. If you have less mobility in your foot now and you beat it up like that, you may live with mobility restrictions in that foot for the rest of your life.

    Wouldn't have been much of a poll with only one option.

    Fractured, not broken. 3 cracks, no clean breaks. I've been very active my whole life, and have taken some pretty good knocks. I am a pretty confident that I am adequate judge of my condition at any given moment. Heck, I rode for 2 more hours after doing it (hurt like hell), had to get down somehow, and rescue was never an option considered. Back when I was in the Corps, they used to put guys with completely broken legs into walker casts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Looks like Opti waxes.
    Had to look back through my pics to see if I accidently included one of my taint.

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    Oh, I read the poll and voted based on past behavior before seeing the pictures. I saw the pictures and knew I made the right vote

    Don't feel bad, look at what this little girl did


    and don't forget about Pre with a bum wheel here

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    Opti, looks like your "friends" are turning on you...
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    Yeah, but let's see either of heyyall's examples do it in baggies and 510's. Had I been wearing a leotard or running shoes, I'd have never stopped 2 weeks ago.

    Apples to apples, heyyall, apples to apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    47, DJ, I'll see your badass and raise you 1 more.

    Actually, it doesn't feel bad. Still sore, but no kidding.

    Bdyke, I use the 510 method as my ride fitness calculator. If it fits in my 510's, I'm riding.
    Optimus I'm 51 and having been very active with various extreme sports all my life. I have had many injuries over the years. But the funny thing is one my worst happened at your age. I shattered the joint in my right wrist. I didn't break a bone or two but rather shattered the joint. This was a mtb injury that has effected me to this day 5 years later. I didn't have insurance at the time so the
    physician just casted it for six weeks. Most
    probably it should have been operated on. I lost 45% of movement and have daily pain if I move wrong. I have learned to deal with it but my point is at age 46 your healing properties aren't what they were as a young 35 or under. I wish you luck in your healing and my vote is still frozen on badass.
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    Except for some ice cream and occasional chips, I eat very healthy. On ride days I usually structure my food intake to be of a higher quality than it normally is. I get my vitamins and minerals, don't drink. Except for my ice cream muscle, I think that I'm pretty darn healthy. I've always healed pretty quickly, and as of yet I don't think that I've given up too much mobility, besides what we as later middle age types do anyway. That's not to say that my next injury won't be "your wrist", but so far I think I'm holding my own. Wednesday I actually left my boot in my truck and wore regular shoes into work, it felt fairly decent, so Wednesday night I started exercising my ankle, loosening it up as much as the swelling would allow. It's still a bit tight, and if I try to really point my toes down and to the left, it's still quite sore. Another week or 2, and I'll be good as new.

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    Dumbass or badass? I'd say you're on the fine line between the two



    Congrats to Mr. Nik Wallenda

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    I'd really have shredded that wire, if that darn Wallenda hadn't slowed me down. Shoulda bunny hopped him.

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