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Old 01-17-09, 09:02 PM   #1
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Woo Hoo. My first broken bone on a mountain bike.

Fortunately it's not enough to hold me down. Took a nasty nasty spill yesterday and snapped my right hand pinky finger. Trail was relatively flat to downhill at this point with a slight turn to the left and a rise or a steep hill about 4' high.

There were two ways up this big bump. Right and left. My parter ran up the right and he was looking like he might not make it or slow down at the top so I swung left. Didn't really notice it but the rise or bump or hill or whatever you want to call it went pretty vertical.

So my big new Rockhopper 29 front wheel went vertical and I knew I was going down. Front wheel pretty much stops on a root back wheel is in a little rut. It was my first mountain bike ride clipped into the pedals although I use clips on road bikes and am pretty proficient with them.

Anyway the bike goes up and over with me still clipped in. I not only fell but fell and slid down this thing and ended up with the bike on top of me. I really hit HARD on my upper right front thigh and hip. Somehow or another I broke the bone on my little finger. It's swollen like a little smoked sausage and black and blue like it's cool.

And I'm riding again tomorrow.

For what it's worth it was my maiden voyage on a 29'er and I'm never going back. I'm a 29'er! Great experience.

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Damn, hope the bike is ok.
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Umm, yes you will be off the bike. I can tell you that from first hand experience. Broke my left pinky twice in two years and both times I couldn't stand to grip the bar with my left hand because the vibrations caused a world full of pain.
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Your alright john, Get back out there! So...... Does it take longer to hit the ground from a 29er? I'm just asking?
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If it starts hampering you on the trail, just cut it off. No use to have something that small interfere with your epic deal on the bike.
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i'm 19 and have never broken a bone and i've had my share of crashes since i learned to ride on two wheels. a bmx bike sent me to the Emergency room once but never a broken bone. i think im about due for one. im scared
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In '98 I did a header into a tree, broke my sternum, eye socket, a few ribs, and my pelvis. still think worst broken bones are anything hand or foot related. Take forever to heal and hurt like crap. Still nursing a broken foot from april, and hurts after long rides. Take care of the pinky man, don't push it to hard. It will heal in good time. At least its winter and not in the middle of the season. if it doesn't heal right, it will bother you for years, if not forever. I've had LOTS of broken bones, but my hands are still bothering me form pushing it too hard and not letting them heal.
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If it starts hampering you on the trail, just cut it off. No use to have something that small interfere with your epic deal on the bike.
Make sure to cauterize it with fire so as to not bleed everywhere. Gotta keep your bike blood free. I think Rambo did that once...
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I changed to a wider set of bars a while ago and still occasionally clip trees. A few weeks ago I got a little too close and my right pinky finger got between my grip and a tree. It threw me down the trail, but the worst part was pulling off my full-finger glove. No breaks, just missing some skin. This is a crappy place to lose skin; it has been three weeks and even though it is healing it still bleeds. This was taken the next day:

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I had something like that once (I dont remember how I got it). It took the better part of 8 months for it to heal. Every time it started to heal I'd smack it against something and I'd cut it again.
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i'm 19 and have never broken a bone and i've had my share of crashes since i learned to ride on two wheels. a bmx bike sent me to the Emergency room once but never a broken bone. i think im about due for one. im scared
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i'm 19 and have never broken a bone and i've had my share of crashes since i learned to ride on two wheels. a bmx bike sent me to the Emergency room once but never a broken bone. i think im about due for one. im scared
thats funny im 21 and never broken anything. Ive taken some pretty hard beatings, nasty cuts and bruised ribs but im still scared for my first broken bone
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its not that im scared about the actual break, just breaking my clean record.
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