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    Season's derailed before it even started

    Today was the first official practice day for a 2-day / 2-race even at Spokane's Beacon Hill. Things were progressing well for me through the day. I was practicing the Saturday course and found a fellow Blindside rider (30+ guy) to partner up with a follow through some of the sections that were giving me fits. Last run before moving over to try a run or two on the Sunday course. Finally, after a year of it stymying me, I nailed the double near the top and also cleared a new double after a berm-to-berm. I was soooo jacked. A bit too jacked I guess: I hit a jump I've done like a bazillion times, only things were going so well, the little voice inside me said I didn't need to brake-check it this time. Mistake. Over-rotated and overcompensated the hip, so I nosed down in the bottom off-kilter and piled it in the bottom.

    Limped down the hill, packed up, drove in to urgent care and - - sure 'nuff - - x-ray says I cracked my collarbone. This weekend's gone; our own Beacon race next month is gone and I'll feel fortunate if I can get back on in time for the Fluidride national at Port Angeles, WA in May. Crap

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    Ouch! Been in your position, with a cracked collarbone. Enjoy the pain meds and take it easy and heal up.
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    Sorry to hear Doug.

    I tried to ride the dmr today and it bothers my ankle too much to even ride it with the platforms on. Going to try it again in a week or so, but I have a feeling I'll be off the mtb for awhile.
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    Thanks, Tom. This one's not as bad as my last one - - that one broke clean through in two places and I had three cracked ribs and a punctured lung to boot. Chest tubes suck! I'm considering myself relatively fortunate this time. Especially since it's on the opposite side from my wife's cuddle-up shoulder this time .

    edit - Sorry to hear - - hope it feels better for you next wek, Dan.

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    Sucks. I had a friend who just did the same thing with to his collar bone. Drink milk.

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    Booo-urns D, that sucks! At least it's early in the year so you can heal up and still enjoy most of the season. If you want to head up here and help scope some trails while you recover, you're more than welcome!

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    ^^ . . . and calcium-laden OJ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Booo-urns D, that sucks! At least it's early in the year so you can heal up and still enjoy most of the season. If you want to head up here and help scope some trails while you recover, you're more than welcome!
    I think it would damn-near kill me to scope trails I couldn't ride up there in God's other country. But, then again, my wife would probably appreciate a vacation up that way without me champin' at the bit to go riding all the time without her.

    I'm taking a little consoltion in the fact that I boosted those two doubles. I doubt that either one was over about 15-16' but it's always a red-letter day when I man up and finally hit one of those.
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    Ok, Ed, it's your turn to hold up the fort.
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    ^^ or burn it down, knowing Ed .

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    Hope you heal up fast, Doug. Feel better.

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    Wow, that really sucks...

    Hope you get well soon and nail those doubles again!!

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    Sorry to hear that, Doug.

    What a fine lot of mods we have here. Dan and Doug are broken and Ed just breaks stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by santiago View Post
    Sorry to hear that, Doug.

    What a fine lot of mods we have here. Dan and Doug are broken and Ed just breaks stuff.
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    That sucks D, Hope it heels quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Ok, Ed, it's your turn to hold up the fort.
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    ^^ or burn it down, knowing Ed .
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    Dont know you that well, if at all, but have read many threads here to know you are a racer a love it so....I am really sorry to hear the bad news. I hope you can heal well and get back as soon as possible without any complications.

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    Tough break, dminor. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Did they put you in one of those figure 8 slings? I had to wear one of those for a while for my left collar bone? Maybe technology has come a long ways since I broke mine but I remember they sucked to wear. So with you being sidelined, what happens with your sponsors? Do you still go to all the race events? Just curious.

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    That sucks! Hope you have a speedy recovery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykster View Post
    Tough break, dminor. Hope you have a speedy recovery. Did they put you in one of those figure 8 slings? I had to wear one of those for a while for my left collar bone? Maybe technology has come a long ways since I broke mine but I remember they sucked to wear. So with you being sidelined, what happens with your sponsors? Do you still go to all the race events? Just curious.
    Yeah, they put a figure-8 on me. Really, it's not bad - - help hold me shoulders back and reinds me not to flex it forward. Sleeping is a pain but oh well. Funny, my last collarbone break was clean through in two places and they didn't truss it up . . . thing just clicked around until it finally healed.

    Sponsors are pretty understanding about stuff like that. And I don't intend on being out the whole season. Goal is to be completely whole and back in race form before Silver Mtn opens - - so I can be more than ready for Crankworx.

    I'm going tomorrow to cheer on a couple of the young guys from the shop; and I guess I'll get to be pit crew for my son when he comes over for our Beacon race next month.

    Thanks for the good thoughts all. I'm drinking my milk and my calcium OJ and I'll at least get on the trainer in the basement next week to keep the legs fresh.

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    Does your sling look like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    and I guess I'll get to be pit crew for my son when he comes over for our Beacon race next month.
    That's the really crap part...you don't get to race with your son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook1989 View Post
    Sucks. I had a friend who just did the same thing with to his collar bone. Drink milk.
    I think thats what saved me LOL.
    There no reason why i shouldn't of broken a rib, my arm or collar bone my last crash...


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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Does your sling look like this?
    [IMG]>snip<
    It's more of the Cross-Your-Heart variety Those cups are a bit big for my bony shoulderblades, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    That's the really crap part...you don't get to race with your son.
    That's for sure. He's always been my best riding / practice partner.

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    ^ wish my dad would ride with me.... no wait I wish my dad rode at all...

    Thats pretty cool that you two get to do that together
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