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    Bi-lateral wrist fractures

    Well, it finally happened, double radial wrist fractures from trying to catch myself from going into a dead pinion tree. It happened off a 3' drop, bad landing into soft sand which stopped the bike, but I kept going and caught the tree with my face instead. 5 stitches there on the chin after I pulled the stick out, plenty of blood on my beloved, now torn, Airborne jersey. I think that part pained me the most... I knew I broke my left arm the moment I landed, my right arm hurt, but no-where near as as bad as my left. After I got the stick out, I sat there for a few moments to try and stop the bleeding from my chin while I contemplated how much trouble I was in for from the Mrs.. I could only imagine how pissed she was going to be when she got the news that I was headed to the ER. She met me there, thankfully she wasn't that upset, glad I was ok, so we just made a day of it at the hospital.

    It looks like I will be out of commission for a few months with x-rays every 2 weeks to ensure the bones set correctly. I am thankful for Aflac, looks like that check is going to buy another Airborne Griffin next week for the wife! I guess there are worse problems to have, right?

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    Damn! Thats a solid crash Were you out with a group? How far out were you from the trailhead?
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    Oh wow! Speedy recovery hope for the best!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Don't Surf View Post
    Damn! Thats a solid crash Were you out with a group? How far out were you from the trailhead?
    Thankfully, I was with a riding buddy when it happened, I think he was more freaked out than I was. We were only about a mile out from the trailhead, so I sent him back for my tuck while I gathered my senses. I picked up my bike and gear and walked about a quarter mile to a dirt road where he literally drove right by me. I am not sure how he missed me, but thankfully he turned around a few minutes later. I was actually recording our session, it was the 8th time that day I took the drop, it just happened to be a freak accident. I was filming back behind the Plague, and the bike landed just right to where you can see me just after I land - it is hard for me to watch the video, but at the same time I cannot bring myself to delete it...

    Quote Originally Posted by drivera View Post
    Oh wow! Speedy recovery hope for the best!
    Thanks man, I appreciate it!

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    No vid??? Boo.... sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Don't Surf View Post
    No vid??? Boo.... sorry
    I started editing today... stay tuned...

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    Ok, video is ready, nothing fancy, just 7.5 minutes long, with all the fun stuff at the beginning. I posted "Suspension Check" which I shot 20 minutes before the wreck, so it wasn't like I had never ridden that section of trail before.


    The video is upside down, but you will quickly see why I didn't change that. I cut the video when I grabbed my gear, which was excruciating to do not realizing my right arm was broken as well. Lots of cussing directed toward myself, so check your volume settings.


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    Casts are finally off!!! I am now headed to my first PT appointment to get wrenched on. I am going through serious MTB withdrawal symptoms here...

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    hope a speedy recovery!

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