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Old 04-30-09, 05:59 AM   #1
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Wear Shinguards!!

Didnt think i needed shinguards....

I was riding on my blown out Foes Wet-1 fork while waiting for my new one, bad idea also.

Bottomed out the fork after a little drop and did a handlebar stand, then instead of going over i came down on my shin with the full force of 1-2cm DH pedal spikes, splitting my leg in 2 places. 11 stitches on top, 3 on the bottom

As soon as it happened i dropped my bike and started walking in everyones way because i was in shock, and calmly found my buddy and told him "uhhh i can see my bone...." then i was out cold haha

EASILY PREVENTED! Buy some!
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Old 04-30-09, 06:15 AM   #2
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Ha! Now that's a little different for this forum. Were you racing?
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Old 04-30-09, 06:21 AM   #3
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not even close, i was just messing around on some new little 2 footers in a park i frequent. The compression side of my fork is totally gone, so leaning a bit to far forward bottomed it out and mashed me up.
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This is why you never ride around on a blown out suspension fork.
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Sticky: Shinguards cramp my style.


If you are switching from clipless to flats on the MTB, they are a really good idea until you can un-learn your clipless addiction.
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Old 04-30-09, 08:20 AM   #6
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2nd most common bodily injury to cyclists (in collisions between MV's and bikes)

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Most common area of injury - "no injury" isnt an area of injury. This chart is for collisions with motor vehicles. For lone bike accidents I am sure hands and elbows tops the list.
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Actually the better title would be "Maintain your bike!".
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Most common area of injury - "no injury" isnt an area of injury...
no, but ii is the most common result in a collision between a MV and a bike

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Actually the better title would be "Maintain your bike!".
haha yeah yeah i know, but i didnt wanna not ride while saving up for my 888, but i guess i should have...
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Safety Nanny Troll Alert.

Do yourself a favor and wrap yourself in an airbag the next time you ride. Oh, and speak for yourself.

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Old 04-30-09, 09:59 PM   #12
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are you knockin me cudak?
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are you knockin me cudak?
Only if you are insisting that I wear shinguards because you say so.

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a bit testy eh? well it is the end of the month...

i am merely stating that this is what happened to me because i didnt wear shinguards, i learned the hard way but i learn none the less.

Maybe next time you ride you should put a seat on the end of that post.
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Maybe next time you ride you should put a seat on the end of that post.
Look who is being testy

Ah, I forgot; testiness is Safety Nanny Defense Mechanism #1.

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Old 05-01-09, 12:00 AM   #16
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nah, just testy cuz i cant ride for a month till the stuff grows back around my bone. already stripped and rebuilt my bike so i can keep this up alllll day
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I now have Staph infection in the lower cut and halfway through the upper one.

The doc took another culture of my skin to make sure its not M.R.S.A.

I just wanna ride!
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When I rode MTBs as a kid, this was the reason I was injured most of the time, usually from pedal slippage spinning around and smashing into my shin (outside of doing stupid things and smashing my body into the ground. )

Heal up quick and take care of the Staph infection!
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This is why you should be clipped into your pedals if you're only doing 2 footers at the local park.
DH pedals have one purpose in this world, to mangle flesh.
Most freeriders/DHers seem to enjoy this, and the resultant scabbage.
If you don't, perhaps you should look at your equipment, and not just the forks.

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