Recommendations for upper body protection ??

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  1. Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my elbow. insurance has done
    me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for when I start
    cycling again.

    Does anyone have any suggestions ?

    Many Thanks

    Ade
     
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  2. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    elbow.
    > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for
    > when I start cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Ade
    >
    >

    BTDT! I use Fox 911 elbow guards. Last years version works very well.
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=11704 . There are others that are lighter but you
    probably want the hard shell protection. If you have metal pins and screws in your elbow a neoprene
    wrap will keep the joint warm and loose. I did feel quite a bit of soreness after riding because of
    the irritation from the metal especially if it was cold and damp out. I had the pins and wire
    removed after a couple of years and now my elbow is just as good as before.

    Geez how did you 'total' a mtb?!!! Story? Pics?

    Mike
     
  3. roKeMS

    roKeMS New Member

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    the new '03 FOX gear is wicked
     
  4. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Michael Dart <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    > elbow.
    > > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm
    > > for when I start cycling again.
    > >
    > > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    > >
    > > Many Thanks
    > >
    > > Ade
    > >
    > >
    >
    > BTDT! I use Fox 911 elbow guards. Last years version works very well.
    > http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=11704 . There are
    others
    > that are lighter but you probably want the hard shell protection. If you have metal pins and
    > screws in your elbow a neoprene wrap will keep the
    joint
    > warm and loose. I did feel quite a bit of soreness after riding because
    of
    > the irritation from the metal especially if it was cold and damp out. I
    had
    > the pins and wire removed after a couple of years and now my elbow is just as good as before.
    >
    > Geez how did you 'total' a mtb?!!! Story? Pics?
    >
    > Mike

    Practising semi-trials in a junk car yard, fell into the carintometalblockificator?

    Shaun aRe - It could happen.....
     
  5. Carla A-G

    Carla A-G Guest

  6. Michael Dart

    Michael Dart Guest

    "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > Michael Dart <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    > > elbow.
    > > > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm
    > > > for when I start cycling again.
    > > >
    > > > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    > > >
    > > > Many Thanks
    > > >
    > > > Ade
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > BTDT! I use Fox 911 elbow guards. Last years version works very well.
    > > http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=11704 . There are
    > others
    > > that are lighter but you probably want the hard shell protection. If
    you
    > > have metal pins and screws in your elbow a neoprene wrap will keep the
    > joint
    > > warm and loose. I did feel quite a bit of soreness after riding because
    > of
    > > the irritation from the metal especially if it was cold and damp out. I
    > had
    > > the pins and wire removed after a couple of years and now my elbow is
    just
    > > as good as before.
    > >
    > > Geez how did you 'total' a mtb?!!! Story? Pics?
    > >
    > > Mike
    >
    > Practising semi-trials in a junk car yard, fell into the carintometalblockificator?
    >
    >
    > Shaun aRe - It could happen.....
    >

    Hehehe...I wuz Just Riding Along when....
     
  7. Shaun Rimmer

    Shaun Rimmer Guest

    Michael Dart <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...

    > > Practising semi-trials in a junk car yard, fell into the carintometalblockificator?
    > >
    > >
    > > Shaun aRe - It could happen.....
    > >
    >
    > Hehehe...I wuz Just Riding Along when....

    ....will my insewerants cover this??

    ',;~}

    Shaun aRe - 'I was JRA when this crazed cat jumped up my left nostril, and, during the inevitably
    ensuing sneeze, I blew myself off the back of the bike. The bike, however, continued on some way and
    straight into the mouth of the very same cracked up gator I was trying to avoid that lead me to
    cross the path of the aforesaid crazed cat, the gator then proceeded to munch on it in a furious
    drug fuelled fit....'
     
  8. David L

    David L Guest

    "Michael Dart" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "Shaun Rimmer" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    > >
    > > Michael Dart <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > >
    > > > "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > news:[email protected]...
    > > > > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    > > > elbow.
    > > > > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left
    > > > > arm for when I start cycling again.
    > > > >
    > > > > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    > > > >
    > > > > Many Thanks
    > > > >
    > > > > Ade
    > > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > BTDT! I use Fox 911 elbow guards. Last years version works very
    well.
    > > > http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=11704 . There are
    > > others
    > > > that are lighter but you probably want the hard shell protection. If
    > you
    > > > have metal pins and screws in your elbow a neoprene wrap will keep the
    > > joint
    > > > warm and loose. I did feel quite a bit of soreness after riding
    because
    > > of
    > > > the irritation from the metal especially if it was cold and damp out.
    I
    > > had
    > > > the pins and wire removed after a couple of years and now my elbow is
    > just
    > > > as good as before.
    > > >
    > > > Geez how did you 'total' a mtb?!!! Story? Pics?
    > > >
    > > > Mike
    > >
    > > Practising semi-trials in a junk car yard, fell into the carintometalblockificator?
    > >
    > >
    > > Shaun aRe - It could happen.....
    > >
    >
    > Hehehe...I wuz Just Riding Along when....
    >
    >

    ...my trusty Cannondale.....
     
  9. Dainese. However that could be pending on your budget. 'nuff said really.

    Small Black Dog
     
  10. David L

    David L Guest

    "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    elbow.
    > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for
    > when I start cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Ade
    >
    >

    Don't fall...

    Dave
     
  11. Dennis Baker

    Dennis Baker Guest

    "Michael Dart" <[email protected]> wrote in message

    > Geez how did you 'total' a mtb?!!! Story? Pics?
    >
    > Mike

    Let me see, while waiting for my Sugar 3+ frame to come back from warrantee (second Cracked Sugar
    frame for me) I spyed a beautiful Specialized Enduro on Clearance for a touch ouver $1,300. I have
    been thouroughly enjoying my new ride for the last few weeks until last Sunday I went for a great
    ride up in the Auburn Area (Manzanita-Stagecoach-FloodTrail-Clementine-OHV Park-Stagecoach)

    Doing a nasty DH in the OHV park I crashed while going on an even nastier drop, nice transition
    though so when I lost it I just got a ugly looking 3" gash and some trail rash on my right leg. Bike
    was fine and I was able to ride back with the injury. Ouch... but not a catastrophe.

    When I got to the car I chucked my bike on the roof to get it out of the way so I could clean up my
    injury and off we went. In my haste I had forgotten to clamp down the tire straps (bike mounts with
    both wheels on). DON'T DO THIS. I have discovered that not straping the tires can result in rapid
    separation of the bike from the motor vehicle... NOT GOOD.

    We heard a loud thumping and when I looked in my rear view mirror my bike was in the lane behind me
    SH*T and other unprintables. Fortunately for me noone was following closely so it didn't get creamed
    right away. After a couple of very close calls (my bike nearly became a hood ornament on a Greyhound
    Bus) I sprinted out during a break in traffic and retreived my (3 WEEK OLD) bike.

    Amazingly enough the bike wasn't totalled, it looks like the seat took the brunt of the impact, and
    then the handlebars. My right from brake hydralic reservoir cap was sheared off and everything on
    the handlbars is pretty much ground down. The bike shop said it should cost less than $100 to fix my
    almost NEW bike. Not totalled but it could have easily been.

    I guess this is proof that God has a special sort of mercy for people who do (occasional)
    stupid things.

    -- The Ogre http://ogrehut.com

    PS: I'll get some pictures up soon.
     
  12. John Spann

    John Spann Guest

    Adrian cooper wrote:
    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my elbow. insurance has done
    > me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for when I start
    > cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Ade
    >
    >

    Skin and hair.

    John Spann
     
  13. >> Does anyone have any suggestions ?

    Take some martial arts or gymnastics classes and learn how to fall properly
     
  14. Bruce Edge

    Bruce Edge Guest

    On Fri, 21 Feb 2003 10:03:58 +0000, Adrian cooper wrote:

    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my elbow. insurance has done
    > me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for when I start
    > cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Ade

    I use kona launch pads, they're light, not too hot, and don't move around in a crash.
    http://wheelworld.com/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1699&Catalog=39&sort=Price
    http://wheelworld.com/site/itemdetails.cfm?ID=1700&Catalog=39&sort=Price

    -Bruce
     
  15. Jd

    Jd Guest

    "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my elbow. insurance has done
    > me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for when I start
    > cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?

    Skills

    JD
     
  16. Although the Dianese Shuttle Suit is a pretty sweet setup, you'll have to sell your left lung to
    afford it.

    661 makes a comparable jacket that won't break the bank - it was a third of the cost of the Dianese
    when I bought mine. It's got ballistic nylon-covered plastic forearms, hard plastic elbow and
    shoulder cups, chest plates, and a whole whack of thick padding over important bits (chest, back,
    kidneys, etc). The piece de resistance, however, is the design of the plastic spinal discs...they
    overlap enough to provide complete coverage, but they're independent of one another, so they'll
    pivot, twist and flex as you move.

    The only downside is that It's not going to breathe as much as a t-shirt, but it's got enough
    ventilation to keep you from keeling over from heat stroke.

    Hope it helps.

    "Adrian cooper" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Last monday I was unlucky enough to total my MTB and also shatter my
    elbow.
    > insurance has done me proud and replaced my MTB. All I need now is protection for my left arm for
    > when I start cycling again.
    >
    > Does anyone have any suggestions ?
    >
    > Many Thanks
    >
    > Ade
     
  17. and there is NOTING on tha market that will remotely fit someone that is 235 Lbs. @ 6'2" (aka 52
    x-long by haberdashers)
     
  18. Jd

    Jd Guest

    ClydesdaleMTB <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > and there is NOTING on tha market that will remotely fit someone that is 235 Lbs. @ 6'2" (aka 52
    > x-long by haberdashers)

    Galootant. Did you get that item?

    JD
     
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