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    Out of commision for a while in WV

    I realize this is likely good news to those who get tired of all my ride reports
    and trail posts with tons of pics, however I lost the "style" from my "OTB with
    style" yesterday evening and now have to deal with the badly broken collar bone
    and possible shoulder injury I sustained.

    I have an appointment this morning to see where I stand so my posts will be
    minimal for a while. This one hand typing sucks so I'll likely become a lurker
    for a little while.

    Everyone post some ride reports and pics so I can at least dream of riding again
    in a few months.



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    Sorry, to hear it. Seems like sooner of later, we're all gonna have a catastrophic crash.
    Hope you weren't too far in the woods when it happened.
    I'll bet Malibu didn't find this one to be too hilarious, since he's lost his riding partner for awhile. I always enjoy your ride reports, they are the best. Get well soon.

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    Ouch, sorry to here you busted your outdoornut. Get better soon, maybe you'll be back on the bike in time for a late fall/early douthat camping weekend? If anything you can be the camp wife & cook us lunch while we ride
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    OUCH! Sorry to hear that! Heal up soon!

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    So sorry to hear about the accident. Hope you heal fast. Right or left? Personally, I'll miss seeing all of the pics. Maybe you can post the x-rays?
    "Sufficient to have stood, yet free to fall."
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    I hope your recovery goes well and you are back on 2 wheels soon. I think we will all miss your photo tours from Wild and Wonderful WV. Heck, you and your son even made touring DC into a memorable MTB adventure. Get well soon.

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    I will really miss your posts I turn to them when I'm missing the wv and its great trails.Get well soon.And lurker is a terrible word.

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    My condolences! Try to remember pain is temporary, someday you look back at this incident and laugh. Good luck on the recovery and I will miss the ride reports.

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    OMG - that completely sucks!

    What happened? I hope you weren't alone when that happened - not only so people could laugh at you, but so you could get some help getting back off the trail.

    Is Scottie cooking for ya at least? Tell him he owes you for all those great rides.

    Keep us posted please and heal quick.

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    Wouldn't ya know ! and Crash report

    I wake to an awesome morning and just sit in the cold morning air with my eyes
    closed thinking how nice it would be to be on the trail at this very moment. Pictures
    of the places I've ridden flash through my mind and I can almost smell the forest till
    a car drives by and ruins the moment.........

    I move to take a drink of my hot green tea and a twinge of pain reminds me why I'm
    not on my bike enjoying the passion I have grown to love so well. Then another
    thought rushes in, one more day closer to being back on my bike. So I make my
    way to the basement and check out my HT that seems to have survived the crash
    with only a slightly out of true front wheel and a couple new scratches. It's all good !

    Thank you all for your thoughts and kind words. That helps, believe me. I have
    had plenty of time to think of what happened and talk with Scott24 who was close
    behind me and the only eye witness.

    It had been sometime since we had ridden this route so after flying down the upper
    portion of this trail ( this trail is used for the downhill race held before the XC race yearly)
    I slowed to make sure it was clear below the drop before letting off the brakes to glide
    off the rock drop. I took the same line I have used hundred's of times in the past but this
    time as I hit the bottom of the drop I hit something that stopped the front wheel like hitting
    a 8" log, however neither Scott24 or I thought to look for it after the crash. Could have
    been a rock, log, unusual wash, etc. There is always a bunch of leaves there.

    I attempted to roll as I landed however the downward motion was too great and I landed
    on my right shoulder and tumbled a couple times before coming to a stop. Scott24 was
    off his bike and down to me before I could get up. He got a bit scared when Dad didn't
    get up quickly and then freaked out for a moment when he saw the bone sticking up
    under my jersey and said OMG Dad your arm's broken!!! I ran my hand across
    my shoulder and felt the problem. Last night we were able to laugh about my reply to
    that, which was "Aaawwwhhh horse sh!t! - broke my damn collar bone"! I calmed
    my son down and let him know I would be ok, but our ride was done for the day and
    for the next month or so.

    I used this opportunity to remind Scott24 not to get too excited, go over all moving
    parts and make sure everything is connected before doing anything. Gotta keep a
    cool head no matter how bad the injury. Asked him if he had to go get help did he
    remember where he was at. He did and knew the shortest way to get to the road and
    truck. He helped me check for other injuries and nothing else major was found. We
    made sure the bike was functionable. We gathered our bikes and I climbed aboard to
    attempt to get down the trail farther. That was obviously too painfull so I got off, rested
    my right hand on the handlebar at the steering stem and we began walking.

    My son kept telling me he could get my bike but I let him know I was using it to support
    my arm / shoulder. We bushwacked straight over the hill for about 200 yards and came
    out on the road. I had Scott24 get my bike into the big ring and in the middle of the
    rear cassette. I was then able to ride the remaining mile or so to the truck.

    And yes, Scott24 has been a great little man and has been waiting on his old man hand
    and foot when I let him.

    I looked through my photos and found a couple of that drop and noted where it occured.
    I was riding down the drop as indicated with arrows on the one photo. Landing zone on
    the other. Guess I should have had a little more speed when I hit it. Oh well, next time.


    ODN

    PS: I guess lurker wasn't a good choice of words. Very slow typer would probably be better.
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    Ouch !

    !#@$! Duane ! This is not the ride report I was hoping for from you on a Monday. I'm really sorry to hear about this.

    But I see it hasn't kept you from posting your great ride reports afterall ! I guess in this case, it was a not so great ride though.

    Take care and heal up fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chili
    Ouch !

    chili
    Dude ! Your new avitar made me forget all about the pain in my shoulder.......
    Was that your eye after the debauchery at Davis? Makes mine burn now...

    Thanks for the thoughts. I'll be back on the bike before we know it. Hope
    we're able to join you for another ride before the snow flies. Ride ON !


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    ODN,

    I too, have crashed and damaged a shoulder. I'm still ridding but require surgery later this winter. I hope you have received medical attention for your injury. I know it can be an inconveince but it's better to be safe than sorry. Anyway, I hope you recover soon and get back to your passion. Later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hangumhigh
    ODN, I hope you have received medical attention for your injury. I know it can be an inconveince but it's better to be safe than sorry. Anyway, I hope you recover soon and get back to your passion. Later.

    Hangumhigh
    Thanks Hanumhigh, just got back from specialist today, they advise it doesn't appear
    surgery will be required. The collar bone has already begun the healing process (aligned
    well) and the shoulder will just take some time. I'm just glad they are almost certain
    no surgery will be required. I'm happy right now and have begun counting the days.

    Hope your surgery goes well. I don't know how soon I'll be able to get back on the bike.
    It is extremely painful and the doc says it may be 6 to 8 more weeks. They told me
    today to begin taking off the sling and start straightening my arm a bit. Very minimal use
    right now.

    As my son says "Get your Bike On".

    ODN
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    Wow, just read this. I hope you are healing well and get back on the bike soon. Don't get in too big of a rush though, I did and I still have a good bit of pain from time to time.
    Don't bring me down..........

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    Damn, dude!!! I'm sorry to hear that.
    Knowing how much you love to ride, it's got to be killing you to be laid up for a while.
    Just heal up soon so we can hit Prop's Run again.
    The Juice Was Worth The Squeeze!!!

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    I'm Baaaak ! "in the saddle again" See New Post.

    ODN
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    That's awesome, so how was your first ride back?
    Don't bring me down..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by LowCel
    That's awesome, so how was your first ride back?
    Thanks LC, I meant to put "See New Post". I typed it up as "Back in the saddle again".
    It was interesting to say the least. A bit scary, especially since I just had to ride the
    same route I crashed on. Check out the post, it'll save me typing it again. Sorry I
    goofed up this post. I've corrected that.

    Let me know how everything is with you. If nothing else shoot me a PM. Take care.

    ODN
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