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    Dirt Eater NWRunner's Avatar
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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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    Ha! Now that's a little different for this forum. Were you racing?

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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.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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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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    2nd most common bodily injury to cyclists (in collisions between MV's and bikes)

    "My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything" -Peter Golkin
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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!".
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrewP View Post
    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
    Last edited by closetbiker; 04-30-09 at 05:27 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    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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    are you knockin me cudak?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWRunner View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by NWRunner View Post
    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.

    -Kurt

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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.
    Last edited by Metzinger; 05-07-09 at 07:13 AM. Reason: removed bit that was aimed at another responder

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