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Offline JeffX264

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OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« on: October 02, 2012, 03:22:10 PM »
This past Saturday I was riding the big drop on the first black option on Roller Coaster.  I made a dumb rookie move and grabbed the brakes to avoid the tree.  I missed the tree, but went OTB and hit the ground hard.  My collarbone broke clean through.  I owe a big thanks to a SWAMP volunteer (Alicia?) and the Park Rangers that helped me back to my truck.  I also ran into some nice riders on my walk out, including an orthopedic surgeon that looked at it and gave me some advice.  Thanks to you all.  Sorry I didnt get names.

So, I'm out for a few weeks.  I'll be back - but only on blue trails from now on.  I'm too old for this!

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2012, 03:58:44 PM »
Bummer.  Hope your recovery is quick.

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2012, 05:19:46 PM »
Sorry...wishes your way for a quick recovery.

I broke my collar bone in 2007 (motorcycle wash at croom in my case) so I know what you're feeling.

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 06:55:14 PM »
That sucks!!! We are all going to crash at some point. Luckily most of us walk away with nothing more than a bruised ego :) Hope you heal up quick :) Here's someone who just posted a crash on youtube...OUCH!!!!

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2012, 07:34:47 PM »
make sure they get you a clavicle strap (or figure 8 strap), don't leave the hospital/doctor with a arm sling!
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2012, 11:34:34 AM »
How funny is it in that video on how calm the guy who's crashing friends look while he's getting wadded up..  That was a gnarly crash!!!  :o :o
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2012, 02:03:18 PM »
How funny is it in that video on how calm the guy who's crashing friends look while he's getting wadded up..  That was a gnarly crash!!!  :o :o
I thought the same thing. The guy with the red bike slowly moves out of the way and  then they don't even flinch or show any emotion at all....they just stand there!

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2012, 05:58:07 PM »
Probably not his friends and they were like wow ;)

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2012, 06:36:35 PM »
Hope you heal up quick and are back out on the trails soon. Here's a vid in HD if you can bear to watch............
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 09:10:53 AM »
broke my collarbone on both sides(left on road,right on mtb) as well as ribs too many times...c'bone is the toughest heal for sure..patience n painkillers are all you can do...hope ya heal up quick and are back on the trails...

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 10:07:49 AM »
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 12:47:51 PM »
broke my collarbone on both sides(left on road,right on mtb) as well as ribs too many times...c'bone is the toughest heal for sure..patience n painkillers are all you can do...hope ya heal up quick and are back on the trails...

same here but the last break (or shatter) required surgery- a titanium plate & 12 screws to hold it together.. hopefully you wont have to go through that, surgery completely sucks!! Only 1% of broken collar bones require surgery, let's hope your the other 99% LOL
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 01:55:31 PM »
Never say "avoid trails" ! My last bone breakage was 4 years ago at age 50 ( femur in 4 places, now have 24" rod in the leg, pins clamps etc) at Morris Bridge, so it is not about the trail. Stuff Happens, regardless of the type of trail you ride.
 
And yes I have broken many other bones in my younger years, colar bone twice, once doing Moto and once on MTB. If you don't get it plated, make damm sure you wear the harness pulled TIGHT or you will end up with a big hump where it broke, gotta make sure it is held together as much as possible.
 
PS. You will be back and should ride all trails, I do not avoid any trails because of past crashes or injuires.
 
My name is Frank and yes I have broken my arm( needed plates and screws) on my namesake trail @ Alafia and yes I ride it today. ( Ok, if truthful, I was actually off of the Frank's Loop trail a little when I did it)
 
Heal fast!
 
 
By the way, Sand Pine still rides the SandPine trail too, where he broke one of his bones.
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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2012, 10:07:18 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement.  I'm getting better, but I'm really bored just sitting here. 

The video doesn't bother me, but I did notice how much easier trails look on video!  I've always had difficulty with turns combined with drops. Another example is Canyon at Boyette. I can get through it, but not easily. I should have known before tearing down this stretch. It just didn't feel right.  Live and learn.  Commit and let it roll!

Thanks.

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Re: OUCH! - Broken Collarbone
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2012, 08:14:40 AM »
By the way, Sand Pine still rides the SandPine trail too, where he broke one of his bones.
Not yet.  I am still trying to conquer the double track.  ;D
 
Hey Jeff,
Heal fast.  At least your injury didn't turn out like that one of a past famous forum participant who didn't return to riding that spot for a longest.  May not have returned actually.  He had broken sholder, ribs, and collapsed lung amonst other minor things.  Was in the hospital for a few days.

 

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