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Old 01-01-10, 12:58 AM   #1
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Knocked myself silly Thursday.

Finished 2009 off with a banged up head amongst a few other things.

So yeah I have a concussion.

Yeah I decide to go get some time at the pump track with a couple friends since the snow was low enough. Once at the spot, we go and clear the track up so it would be good to go. First 4 passes without problem. The 5th pass I hit a slick spot and have the rear wheel washout so quickly I couldn't correct it. Got pinned under the bike and smacked my left shin hard against the top tube of the bike, and jammed my left hand/wrist into the frozen ground. Knocked the wind out of myself pretty damn good as well. Luckily no busted ribs.

Right now I have throbbing headaches that will last for awhile, then will go away only to return.

I remember what happened after the crash.

Bike's fine(go figure)

Me, other than my head and a certainly bruised shin, I'm ok.
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Old 01-01-10, 01:44 AM   #2
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pump tracks always sneak up on me at the worst times. Heal up quick and get back out there practicing that tailwhip backflip we know you were trying.
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i assume the HELMET is ok...or........?
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Probably did'nt have to spend as much on booze to get the same buzz for NY - or did'nt have to spend any and still had the feeling of a hangover.
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Ok, when I woke up, my head was feeling good enough that I went out to borders got a few things and returned and went for a ride on the pista. So it was likely just a scare.

The skate lid I use for pump tracks took a hit, so I'll probably err on the side of caution and replace it.
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Sorry to hear that, but with all the discussion about concussion in football lately I wouldn't take it too lightly, either. At least the bike's okay...
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I'm perfectly fine right now.
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Liam Nielson's wife was perfectly OK after her skiing accident. Then she died. Remember, you broke some blood vessels in your brain, it bled. Its vulnerable for 7-10 days minimum. Take it easy. Feeling better isn't the same as being all healed up. The brain (brains are different than shins) deserves to be pampered, you want yours to last a while.
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I've had a few concussions before and know what they're like, Liam Nielson's wife also wasn't wearing a helmet, and was on life support before they decided to pull the plug.
If it was indeed a concussion, I'd be nauseous at the moment and would still have a splitting headache.

Trust me here, I'm fine.
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You never know. Not the same thing, but a friend of mine died from an infection he got from a crash (leg rash) during a mtb race. He didn't think anything of it but picked up an infection that left on its own for a few days caused enough damage that a friend taking him to the hospital wasn't in time to save his life. If you're insured get checked out, I can understand if not insured on thinking twice about incurring medical expenses, though...
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Did his leg get cut? Had a doctor's appointment this afternoon, and did mention what happened, he cleared me, said that I would still be hurting.
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It was a scrape on the leg, something we've all had. Unfortunately some pets/farm type animals used that bit of the race route and from the end analysis that was the likely blame, something picked up from feces, ground in by the crash.
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Good to hear you and the bike's mostly okay. Take it easy for a while, also had concussions before - not worth risking a ride.

I started the year off with a bang, but much smaller than yours! 2 days of riding in heat and wind, then yesterday morning after 2 hours already and thoroughly stuffed, I decided to venture into singletrack for the first time in ages. Only to find the ST I used to ride was destroyed by fire earlier this year - and replaced by a much more technical ride - not what I needed as a confidence-builder! Fell twice! Sore wrist and shoulder, plus some abbrasions on the lower leg. Nothing serious. Only way to learn for me... Will be out there next weekend again!
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Glad to hear you're okay.
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Pardon my old guy ignorance, what is a PUMP TRACK?
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Like an AFX track for bikes
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I think I see a Monty Python skit coming: "Attack of the Killer Pump-Track."
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Ya, I think he was on this one, though . . .

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HOLY CRIMINEE, I got a concussion just looking at that. Pardon me, I think someone is calling me from the FIFTY+ Thread. Crazy kids now days, y'all probably run with scissors too, I'll just bet you do.
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Naah, that looks okay to me - I'm more used to the open roads. Tend to ride a lot of (rutted from rain) gravel jeeptrack - some high-speed (for me) stuff. The moment I hit the single-track, I'm still okay - till it comes to these weird drop-offs and other slow and tech obstacle stuff. Then the doubts start flowing in. But getting there...

Yelled at my daughter just last night for running with scissors...
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