Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 25 of 25
  1. #1
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    I hate chainlink fences.

    I broke my 5th metacarporal and have a boxxer's facture in my left hand, yes I have pics. Basically went for a ride at Round Valley took a long descent down then hit a clearing, a chainlink fence parrallels the said fence was booking hit the crossing, shoot up a bank start to hit the brakes, only to having no braking power see that I'm coming up to the fence fast. No time to bail, just brace for impact, go into it with shoulder, but in the process of going down, manage to smack left and hard against the business end of said chainlink fence. There were a few people freking that I possibly broke my leg, I just sat the for a bit to regain myself. One of them freaked and called for the ranger, so I had to do the 20 answers, didn't feel anything until halfway back when my hand started to hurt like something awful. Finally get back to the parking lot and when I went to take the left glove off, it came off hard. Come to see that my left hand was badly swollen especially around the pinky.

    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  2. #2
    Brisbane Rider Aus_MTB's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Brisbane
    My Bikes
    2005 Giant XTC 2 LE
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ouch dude, I hope its a fast recovery

  3. #3
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    6-8 weeks.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  4. #4
    Hazardous biker Ricardo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Bogotá, Colombia
    My Bikes
    2005 Santa Cruz Blur Classic
    Posts
    602
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry for the accident but I'd rather break my arm against a tree than being crashed by some half blind old lady or one of those stupid drunk teens driving their cars.

    Ricardo

  5. #5
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricardo
    Sorry for the accident but I'd rather break my arm against a tree than being crashed by some half blind old lady or one of those stupid drunk teens driving their cars.

    Ricardo
    This was on a bike.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  6. #6
    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tasajara (undergoing a total rebuild), Giant NRS, Giant OCR C3
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry for the spill and brake dude. My advice for next time is to go down the hill fast and if you see a chainlink fence, turn. Hope you're on your bike soon!
    Visit ArkansasOutside.com. Lets go play outside in the Natural State!

  7. #7
    Member Blasterider88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    44
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah...idk what id do with my self if i couldnt ride for 6-8 weeks ... i think id die
    Specialized Hard Rock Sport Disc 06'

  8. #8
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by outdoorboy
    Sorry for the spill and brake dude. My advice for next time is to go down the hill fast and if you see a chainlink fence, turn. Hope you're on your bike soon!
    I was trying to turn it, did I mention that I was going about 40mph?
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  9. #9
    ODB to those that know me outdoorboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Little Rock, AR
    My Bikes
    Gary Fisher Tasajara (undergoing a total rebuild), Giant NRS, Giant OCR C3
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Man that sucks. That 40mph must have felt good up to a point.


    You know I'm not trying to be insensitive just trying to lighten your mood some. Time to pull out that stationary bike and do some HIIT. Do those workouts you knew you needed to do but just wanted to ride instead.
    Visit ArkansasOutside.com. Lets go play outside in the Natural State!

  10. #10
    UareFASTjustNOTfastENOUGH MasterSezFaster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Amongst the hills in So.Cal.
    My Bikes
    Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Bianchi C2C 928
    Posts
    391
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    May be that will teach you not to ride with a beer in one hand .

    Sucks about your hand. 6 to 8 weeks is better then never again. May be start your turn a little earlier next time ?



  11. #11
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Healing vibes sent you way.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Warner Robins, GA
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1996 Schwinn Sierra
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Man that sucks. Who told you 6-8 weeks? I had a boxer's fracture and it was only about 2 weeks before the cast was off (the doctor wanted 3-4 weeks with cast, but I took the cast off at 2... . Took another 2 weeks for full strength again.

    I suggest you eat healthy and keep up the calcium and vitamins. Make sure you get some exercise--increased blood flow promotes healing and reduces swelling naturally.

    I would think the quicker you get out of that huge cast the better you'll be as long as you protect it from reinjury. I always hated sweating in a cast.

    I had a friend who had his cast cut off early in 2 nice pieces. He played soccer, so for each game he'd strap the cast back on and wrap it in foam. Otherwise he was free to take a shower like a normal person.

  13. #13
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by spleck
    Man that sucks. Who told you 6-8 weeks? I had a boxer's fracture and it was only about 2 weeks before the cast was off (the doctor wanted 3-4 weeks with cast, but I took the cast off at 2... . Took another 2 weeks for full strength again.

    I suggest you eat healthy and keep up the calcium and vitamins. Make sure you get some exercise--increased blood flow promotes healing and reduces swelling naturally.

    I would think the quicker you get out of that huge cast the better you'll be as long as you protect it from reinjury. I always hated sweating in a cast.

    I had a friend who had his cast cut off early in 2 nice pieces. He played soccer, so for each game he'd strap the cast back on and wrap it in foam. Otherwise he was free to take a shower like a normal person.
    Got back from having more xrays, and a cat scan, they found a 3rd fracture on the 5th metacarpal, and a stress fracture in the ring finger. The cat scan came back negative though, likely will have to have surgery to repair the 5th metacarpal.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  14. #14
    Senior Member zx108's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i hope you heal up clean.

    nice story in light of me going to round valley in a couple of weeks

  15. #15
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Take the alternate section, I know it's good, I built it.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

  16. #16
    Senior Member zx108's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    N.J.
    Posts
    1,543
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    alternative section, ok

    mybe we could ride some time when you heal up.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Warner Robins, GA
    My Bikes
    2005 Specialized HardRock Sport, 1996 Schwinn Sierra
    Posts
    86
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    Got back from having more xrays, and a cat scan, they found a 3rd fracture on the 5th metacarpal, and a stress fracture in the ring finger. The cat scan came back negative though, likely will have to have surgery to repair the 5th metacarpal.
    Ugh, that's rough. Good luck on healing. Three fractures is not cool.

    Are they waiting until it heals for the surgery, or are they going to pin it to keep it straight?

  18. #18
    Too Much Crazy C Law's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Ventana El Comandante, Lynskey ridgeline, EWR OWB, GF HKEK, Gunnar Roadie, Spesh E5 S Works, Quintana Roo Kilo, Intense BMX Cruiser
    Posts
    3,333
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by KonaRider24
    .......was booking hit the crossing, shoot up a bank start to hit the brakes, only to having no braking power ........
    What happened to the brakes?

    Too much speed and not enough time/traction ? or did they just fail?

  19. #19
    I drink your MILKSHAKE Raiyn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Location
    St. Petersburg, FL
    My Bikes
    2003 Specialized Rockhopper FSR Comp, 1999 Specialized Hardrock Comp FS, 1971 Schwinn Varsity
    Posts
    15,071
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Blasterider88
    yeah...idk what id do with my self if i couldnt ride for 6-8 weeks ... i think id die
    How about learn to type "I don't know"? Save the AOL'ese for the one handed chats

  20. #20
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    ELDO, California ( El Dorado Hills, near sacto)
    My Bikes
    Devinci Ollie
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dude, that sucks. I was once climbing a chain-link fence to get a ball and my thumb got stuck in between the fence and top bar. I ended up with 7 stiches. It sucked but left a sweet scar.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    ELDO, California ( El Dorado Hills, near sacto)
    My Bikes
    Devinci Ollie
    Posts
    192
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Dude, that sucks. I was once climbing a chain-link fence to get a ball and my thumb got stuck in between the fence and top bar. I ended up with 7 stiches. It sucked but left a sweet scar.

  22. #22
    Giggity giggity! Dirtbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Danville, Ca
    My Bikes
    Yeti DJ Custom build. X.9, Marzocchi, RaceFace, Gamut, DT, Truvativ, Michelin, Hope.
    Posts
    1,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Pics, pics, where are the pics? Common... the xrays!

    Sucks about your injury. Heal up fast and ride on!
    Rides: 06 Demo8 II, Yeti DJ
    Pin it baby!

  23. #23
    just try me!! bobflyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    My Bikes
    turner flux
    Posts
    147
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ouch! hope you get well soon..

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    My Bikes
    1997 Schwinn Moab2 cross-country racing, highly modified, rebuilt many, many times. very fast!
    Posts
    256
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    nice red white and blue in the photo. i hit a snow fence in the middle of the night on a paved trail going hard at about 25 m.p.h. A snowfence is like a spiderweb and will slingshot you. fences are kind of a nifty obstacle. I've broken my right wrist by a dog who ran out between two parked cars. maybe you can find something boring to do, like play video games while you heal. but at least you got injured in a glamorous fasion. sometimes the trails will get ya. I say we all go out and kill some trails!

  25. #25
    ÖöÖöÖöÖöÖö Dannihilator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Annandale, NJ.
    My Bikes
    2014 Surly Steamroller, 1977 Puch Pathfinder
    Posts
    18,877
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I should have updated this last night. I've been allowed to ride on the road until I'm all mended up. The orthopedic surgeon I went to said it's fine and that the splint was doing a really good job of keeping things in place so that no cast is needed.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
    Words and Stuff.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •