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Riding => Rides and Stories => Topic started by: twowheeladdict on October 09, 2013, 07:26:54 pm

Title: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 09, 2013, 07:26:54 pm
Thankful for Hydrocodone!

 

While I was waiting on a friend, I spotted this deer checking me out.

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/twowheeladdict/KLX250S/deercheckingoutwreck_zps287c9938.jpg)

pick of my shoulder.  could have been worse.

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/twowheeladdict/KLX250S/shoulderinjury_zps25d18ee5.jpg)
 

The ER diagnosis is: left AC joint separation, contusion left chest wall, and T1 clay shelver fracture. The ortho I saw this morning said no surgery but definitely physical therapy.

 

here is a pic of where it occurred. I was travelling from right to left. The opening in the tree line for the driveways gave me a false sense that the road continued straight. when I realized that the road curved to the right I tried to bleed off speed an started sliding. I knew that if I continued to try and make the corner that I risked hitting the tree. I decided to cross the grass and head for the driveway. I would have made it if not for the drainage ditch that was obscured by the crest of the grassy area. it was quite a ride. I prefer dirt over gravel because the small rocks provide little traction.

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/twowheeladdict/KLX250S/klxcrashlocation_zps42ba65fd.jpg)

 

here is the xray.

(http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb188/twowheeladdict/KLX250S/xray_zps67940f78.jpg)

I can return to riding when I deem it is safe to do so. Just getting out of the lazyboy takes my breathe away.

 

I was fully geared up. Could have been worse.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 09, 2013, 07:41:42 pm
Ouch!!!  #3 that I know of this year, 2 happened on the COBDR, one rode it out (retired SF guy) and one young lady.  DS aint fer the faint of heart ;D

They giving you some new hardware?
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: twowheeladdict on October 09, 2013, 07:50:21 pm
Ouch!!!  #3 that I know of this year, 2 happened on the COBDR, one rode it out (retired SF guy) and one young lady.  DS aint fer the faint of heart ;D

They giving you some new hardware?

The doc said if I was 19 and a professional racer he might consider surgery.  The separation is a 2.5 out of 6 and since I am a young 51 he did not feel the benefit out weighed the risks.  My ribs are what is taking my breath away for now.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Son of Pappy on October 09, 2013, 08:00:04 pm
I shoulda looked closer, I thight it was broke!!  Our young lady had a clean break smack in the middle, screws and plates now reside inside her :(  The SF guy also seperated his shoulder, which he put back in place himself :o :o  Later that evening at 11,000 ft he is on some good meds, in a pair of shorts and sandals telling jokes.  Hard to eat at 11k, laughing, breathing and eating is impossible >:( ;)
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Conrad on October 10, 2013, 08:48:41 am
Ouch! That hurts just looking at it.

I'm glad to hear that it wasn't worse.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: CIG4R on October 10, 2013, 09:43:15 am
Glad it wasn't worse.
My DR650 put a whoopin on me couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Rhino on October 10, 2013, 02:51:11 pm
Sobering for us DS types. Hope you heal up quick.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: gPink on October 10, 2013, 04:53:43 pm
Sobering for us DS types. Hope you heal up quick.
You guys ought not to ride such dangerous machines.  ::)  Heal well.
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Broz on October 10, 2013, 07:16:40 pm
2wheels,
Sorry to hear about your accident. I've had an AC separation, painful for a long time.
Hope you are able to get home okay.
Broz
Title: Re: Got bucked off my dual sport yesterday
Post by: Rhino on October 10, 2013, 07:48:31 pm
You guys ought not to ride such dangerous machines.  ::)  Heal well.

 :battle: But they are sooooo much fun.