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So just when I think I'm coming back, I disappear again. "What's up with that, PAW?" you may ask. Or you might say, "It's been nice not having to read your posts, jacka$$." Either way, I thought I'd pass along a picture of why I'm currently off the bike. I go see the orthopedist today, and I'm hoping to be able to stand on it again by the weekend. This is an hour after it happened. 5 days later, my whole foot is blue/yellowish. That knot about a third of the way up my calf is still there... :eek: The sad thing is - I did it while working. I've been on the bike twice since the start of spring. Greg - nice log ride, btw!
 

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I never bruise, either. The fact that my foot is now blue says I did something not so good. How'd it happen? A plow frame that mounts on the front of a grader (big construction equipment) fell over onto me. Blindsided me, actually. Two of us had all we could do to lift it up an inch or two so I could pull my leg out from under it. Might be a sign I need to do something different with my life, who knows.:yesnod:
 

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Dude that really sucks.
I hope you heal fast.
It's been pretty weird being the only rigid SSer on rides.
Fear not my friend, the Single Speed Alliance (which is ASS backwards) will welcome you with open and hopefully dry trails when you are back on your steed.

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FISHLEG said:
I'll see your wasted calf and raise you a skinned inner forearm with knee slashes.

Sad thing is I did this on my own rockgarden that I built.:madman:
Dan:

Any chance you and Fishleg were separated at birth, or just just after the flaming arm tatoos?

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two arms on fire...nice!
Dan I really dig how some of the flames are actually your skin. So iLL.

Back to Jay. What is the outlook son?

Greg
Well, I visited the orthopedic ankle specialist yesterday. They were nice enough to set aside 10 whole minutes of his time for me. I truly am special, it seems. Anyway - he described the injury as a "massive crush injury". He said he couldn't believe no bones were broken. With all the soft tissue "destruction" it could be 6-8 weeks before I get back to normal. He actually said a broken bone would have healed faster. :irony: I should be walking or at least using the foot again by the end of next week, according to Moby (that's his name).

I went to my chiropractor today as well, and she said the bones in my foot looked like they went over the falls in a barrel. All out of place, but nothing broken or seriously maimed. Being ever the optimist, she said I heal quickly as a general rule, and there's a chance I'll be back at it sooner than the ortho-Moby thinks. I'm going to go with her prognosis :thumbsup:

It might have been the most painful thing I've ever felt - and the fact that the damn thing sat on my leg for about 20 seconds until we could move it enough to get my leg out didn't make it feel any better! Oh well, maybe I'll learn to keep better track of my surroundings from now on. Anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!
 

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AOF said:
Dude that really sucks.
I hope you heal fast.
It's been pretty weird being the only rigid SSer on rides.
Fear not my friend, the Single Speed Alliance (which is ASS backwards) will welcome you with open and hopefully dry trails when you are back on your steed.

-Dan
Speaking of which... Today at Me & Ollies in P-mouth, there were three bikes outside: A Redline Monocog rigid, an old road frame with a Rholoff (!), and a custom 2-speed old road bike. We are not alone, my friend! :D
 

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Speaking of which... Today at Me & Ollies in P-mouth, there were three bikes outside: A Redline Monocog rigid, an old road frame with a Rholoff (!), and a custom 2-speed old road bike. We are not alone, my friend! :D
Hmmmm....Me & Ollies...

Did you try to recruit them for SSA?

Thanks Greg, I like it too.

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Well, I visited the orthopedic ankle specialist yesterday. They were nice enough to set aside 10 whole minutes of his time for me. I truly am special, it seems. Anyway - he described the injury as a "massive crush injury". He said he couldn't believe no bones were broken. With all the soft tissue "destruction" it could be 6-8 weeks before I get back to normal. He actually said a broken bone would have healed faster. :irony: I should be walking or at least using the foot again by the end of next week, according to Moby (that's his name).

I went to my chiropractor today as well, and she said the bones in my foot looked like they went over the falls in a barrel. All out of place, but nothing broken or seriously maimed. Being ever the optimist, she said I heal quickly as a general rule, and there's a chance I'll be back at it sooner than the ortho-Moby thinks. I'm going to go with her prognosis :thumbsup:

It might have been the most painful thing I've ever felt - and the fact that the damn thing sat on my leg for about 20 seconds until we could move it enough to get my leg out didn't make it feel any better! Oh well, maybe I'll learn to keep better track of my surroundings from now on. Anything that doesn't kill you makes you stronger!!!
As the saying goes thing can always be worse.

Stay positive and focused mentally on recovery and healing from within. That is 99 percent of all health. Go see an acupuncturist!

Greg
 

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yogreg said:
Stay positive and focused mentally on recovery and healing from within. That is 99 percent of all health.
If that isn't the truth, than nothing is! Glad to hear someone else say it. I've spent so much time waiting in med facilities this past week. We are a nation of perpetually ill (whether they really are or not) people, always asking doc for another pill to fix us. Not going to rant here - I could go on for days about this one - but healing comes from within, not without, 99% of the time.

Dan, I did talk to one of them - his words: "You ride singlespeed off road?"
 

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If that isn't the truth, than nothing is! Glad to hear someone else say it. I've spent so much time waiting in med facilities this past week. We are a nation of perpetually ill (whether they really are or not) people, always asking doc for another pill to fix us. Not going to rant here - I could go on for days about this one - but healing comes from within, not without, 99% of the time.
The health care system is freakin' crazy, I won't get into it.

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Dan, I did talk to one of them - his words: "You ride singlespeed off road?"
That is a good quote.

Road SS? I have been thinking of making one, SS really makes alot of sense to me, I don't shift alot anyways.

Any more thoughts on the SSA?
 

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The health care system is freakin' crazy, I won't get into it.

That is a good quote.

Road SS? I have been thinking of making one, SS really makes alot of sense to me, I don't shift alot anyways.

Any more thoughts on the SSA?
I've got that Univega that's a SS on road. I'd like to make it a fixie sometime soon.

As far as the SSA - I think we should get shirts made up for Pedro's with SSA on the front, "ASS Backwards and proud" on the back. Whaddya think?
 
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