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Well, I managed to bust myslf up a bit.

Last night, Wherewolf and I took advantage of the clear skies, to night ride at New Melones.

As always, it's nice & easy riding w/ Steve. Conditions were perfect for the ride, and we kept remarking how great it was. About 2.5 hours into the ride, I let loose on a small roller coaster, and promptly forgot about the new MOUND of dirt recently put into the middle of the trail, from a fallen log that's been cleared.

I flew through the air for what seemed like seconds, hit the ground and rolled. Trying to regain the wind knocked outta me, I went through the mental check list: Toes work? Check. Ankle...knee..wrist? Check,check, check. Ribs...painfull, but to be expected. Sholder..aww, that's where the pain is. $hit. Did some movement, and felt I could ride the few miles back to car. The bike was fine, and the lights on the bars and helmet were still on shining brightly. Maybe we can take some Motrin amd the pain will go away.

Didn't go away. On the way home, I'm thinking how am I gonna
explain this to the spouse? She tried to take me to emergency room, but in Stocktontucky that's the last place I wanna be.

Went to a specialist this am, and he gave me the news: Fractued right Clavicle, in three pieces. Nice and clean. "Just like Tyler's" he said.
"You should be able to ride in 8 to 12 weeks.." :(

If I'm lucky, I might make May by the Bay.

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imjps said:
Went to a specialist this am, and he gave me the news: Fractued right Clavicle, in three pieces. Nice and clean. "Just like Tyler's" he said.
"You should be able to ride in 8 to 12 weeks.." :(

If I'm lucky, I might make May by the Bay.

JPS
Dang dude, gotta learn to tuck and roll. I've been lucky so far, just ripped a few muscles in my rotator cuff. I've had my share of crashes where I should have broken something. I always seem to be able to instinctively roll with it or just go limp to absorb the landing shock. I'm usually damn sore afterwards, but that is what the beer is for (err, muscle relaxant!)!
 

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That's what you get for riding that loop backwards...

imjps said:
Well, I managed to bust myslf up a bit.

Last night, Wherewolf and I took advantage of the clear skies, to night ride at New Melones.

As always, it's nice & easy riding w/ Steve. Conditions were perfect for the ride, and we kept remarking how great it was. About 2.5 hours into the ride, I let loose on a small roller coaster, and promptly forgot about the new MOUND of dirt recently put into the middle of the trail, from a fallen log that's been cleared.
I am pretty certain I know the exact bump you are talking about, it almost got me a couple weeks ago (also night ride) out there but I saved it. It's much less trouble when you are going uphill which is the direction Rod and all the Tuesday/ Thursday crew ride it in which is probably why it hasn't been fixed yet.

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Went to a specialist this am, and he gave me the news: Fractued right Clavicle, in three pieces. Nice and clean. "Just like Tyler's" he said.
"You should be able to ride in 8 to 12 weeks.." :(
Ouch, well I guess I won't seeing you on the Thursday rides for some time.

-- Dennis
{Eyeing the clouds out the window and wondering if I can sneak out there tonight}
 

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Ouchie, that sucks!

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If I'm lucky, I might make May by the Bay.

JPS
If you can't make it to ride, you can be the chief beer quality control technician. Start your research now.

Heal well.

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Shoulders arent fun..

Just check into some physical therapy and ride the road for the next 12 weeks. Sorry to say but that seems to be your choice.
 

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Oh bummer imjps

heal quickly!!

(3 pieces and you rode back to the car and did not see a doc till today? whoa, talk about high pain tolerance!!)
 

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A tumble at New Melones got me two pins in the shoulder. From another crash I now have an 8inch scar along my right forearm.

This almost exactly one year ago.



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imjps said:
Went to a specialist this am, and he gave me the news: Fractued right Clavicle, in three pieces. Nice and clean. "Just like Tyler's" he said.
"You should be able to ride in 8 to 12 weeks.." :(
If he said, "Just like Tyler's", doesn't that mean you are clear to ride for the next few weeks? :p

Welcome, to the "That is the coolest pic post I have ever seen....must ride...." club. Those posts are like a tease. I know, I have a broken rib that I just tweaked 3 weeks ago, in the daylight, on a flat and nothing else remarkable to dress the story up with. Except hanging the front wheel off a ledge.

How is your sleep? I still get to sleep on my back only, yay.

I'm too broken to MTB but not to road ride! Got my first ride in today.

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Aww, crap.

That sucks, brah. Sorry to hear it.

I've got a NordicTrac you can use if you want- at least keep the legs alive, and I'll buy you a brew kit if you want to try brewing to kill the pai- err, time.

Heal quick, bud.

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I know that Tree branch

Around Angle Arm on the back side. I hopped over that dam thing twice during time trials a comple weekend ago. I was thinking while doing so that the down tree branch could take some out if they are not paying atention (during the day even). DAM! that really sucks :(

None of us like see a rider down for that long. It kida piss me off that there might be some amature trail work going on out there too :mad: So part of this happed because some one does not know what they are doing as far working on the trails goes.Shoot!
 

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Joseph-da-trog said:
None of us like see a rider down for that long. It kida piss me off that there might be some amature trail work going on out there too :mad: So part of this happed because some one does not know what they are doing as far working on the trails goes.Shoot!
Well... I did an inspection of the site last night (Ok, it was just my normal Thursday Night Ride) and as Jim said the bump was from a felled tree. Rod, who probably does more "amature" trail work than any 5 (randomly chosen) others, cut the tree out that was blocking the trail at that spot. The lump wasn't removed because 1) It doesn't bother him and 2) Apparently there is a poison oak issue there that he didn't want to mess with. It wasn't a case of someone building a jump or anything like that, just someone (like you and I and everyone else who rides that trail) not fixing something. So if this really bothers you then you and I can cruise on over there next Thursday evening around 5PM with a couple collapsable shovels and take care of it.

Hey Jim, incidentally the Local Crew seemed really upset that you wouldn't be bringing any post ride beer to the Night Rides.

-- Dennis -- http://ogrehut.com
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He was fully informed

The bump has been there for quite a while. It was originally quite big but it has been beaten down quite a bit. I figured if I could make it anybody could. When we hit the Angels Creek trail I told him the story of how it came about and each time we got near it I yelled to remind him. I told him stay to the outside, which was the low spot. But on the second, and ill fated pass, I did tell him to speed up for the video. We have clocked 25 mph on that section in the past. The reason he got ahead in the video just before the bump was because I was slowing down in anticipation of it.
I usually do that loop both ways a couple of times. But it is much more fun to go clockwise. You get a really long, extended, mostly downhill roller coaster ride.
 

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So if this really bothers you then you and I can cruise on over there next Thursday evening around 5PM with a couple collapsable shovels and take care of it.

Hey Jim, incidentally the Local Crew seemed really upset that you wouldn't be bringing any post ride beer to the Night Rides.

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Hell no, don't fix it. I'm a true believer of a trail is a trail. I just "F'd Up" on it, that's all. Simple case of being forgetfull. The first time around, I did a nice bunnyhop, and cleared it just fine. The second time around, I musta had a "Blond Moment". Don't know. It is what it is.

Post beer will be officially handed off to you for the time being. Make me proud.
 

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No way

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Hell no, don't fix it.
I agree. I'd hardly think anything out there should be sanitized. It's already pretty easy. The hump has been getting smaller each week but even I could do it the first day it was formed. We'll call it "Jim's hump". You can see the hump very clearly in the slo-mo at 3:49 in the video. Just stay to the outside, which is much lower.
 
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