Todays happy snap... me!

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  1. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    ...well not that happy..... I overcooked a corner... solo effort, so I didn't take anyone down.. arh well, thats racing!

    http://tinyurl.com/2zrhdf

    I am seeing a specialist Monday to discuss my options of pinning it so I can get back on the bike sooner... anyone ideas of recovery time with pins/plates? Indoor trainer for the next few weeks I guess.


    argh,
    lama
     
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  2. roshea

    roshea Well-Known Member

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    Crap - that's a bad one! :eek: I will leave specialist medical opinions to others, but from what I understand a plate would have you playing AFL in under 6 weeks - seems like you're actually better off stuffing it up like this than getting an undisplaced fracture (like I did getting intimate with a car :mad:).

    You should post that on the other forum too!
    (if you can type - that's the other major inconvenience)
     
  3. roshea

    roshea Well-Known Member

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    BTW - time for a new avatar llama! It IS an amazing picture :D
     
  4. essendon93

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    Oh shit lama :(

    Hope you have a speedy recovery!
     
  5. parawolf

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    So has it made a 'tent' with the skin?? :) What drugs did they give you? :)
     
  6. Snuffy

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    That's really not a very happy snap....
     
  7. flyingdutch

    flyingdutch New Member

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    eeewwwiiee!!!

    Why are your ribs up_there????

    oh wait, hangon a minute...

    bummer, dude.

    Slings gimme the shits. done my right/shoulder arm 6 times and my left twice so feel your pain/frustration

    from my experience (4 plates, 5 pins. so far...) the plates work well IF they can drill a clean hole for the bolts/pins. I had a couple that were loose and so moved around a bit, resulting in a crap mend and consequently mandatory rebreak to get a straight arm again :mad:

    My best advice is INSIST on periodic X-rays to make sure everything is doing what it should be. 6-8 weeks is too long to wait to see if everything turns out OK. We aint bakin' cakes here folks!

    At least you can toggle the settings over to play with your good hand in Wii :D:D:D

    Oh, and you can probabaly look forward to not being able to get stuff out of your jersey pockets on that side for a while to come too :( (sorry to be bearer of bad news)

    and seeing as everyone else is avoiding the obvious...

    what_happened_to_the_bike? :eek:
     
  8. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    looks ok from initial inspection... rear wheel is out.. i'll look closer when someone gets it out of the car for me :)
     
  9. a5hi5m

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    FAaaarrrKK,

    Thats terrible man! Hope you can get a speedy recovery!

    Ash
     
  10. DeF

    DeF Guest

    gplama wrote:
    > ..well not that happy..... I overcooked a corner... solo effort, so I
    > didn't take anyone down.. arh well, thats racing!
    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/2zrhdf
    >
    > I am seeing a specialist Monday to discuss my options of pinning it so
    > I can get back on the bike sooner... anyone ideas of recovery time with
    > pins/plates? Indoor trainer for the next few weeks I guess.
    >
    >
    > argh,
    > lama
    >
    >


    Ow, ow, ow - that hurts to look at!

    So, did you land on your shoulder or was
    it a hands out in front jobbie?

    I've had a few stacks but never broken
    anything but skin so far (including an
    over the bars stack at ~40kph on my fixie).

    May your recovery be swift and complete.

    DeF.

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  11. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    It was up against a steep embankment.. which was soft..ish. Head/shoulder took all the impact. Helmet was doa.
     
  12. essendon93

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    Geez lama what is it you've got against helmets..how manys that now?
     
  13. cfsmtb

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    Ah fksticks that's gruesome - maybe you and hippy can compare bumps when he gets back to Aus. (at some point) I'll immediately cease whinging about muscle knots under my shoulder blades now, they're pissweak by comparison!

    Need some medicinal HB stout to enhance the recovery process? Bikesoiler has brewed up a fearsome Belgian Triple (13%+) that would go nicely in a shotglass as a paracetamol forte chaser. ;)
     
  14. jazmo

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    Ouch! Looks nasty.

    Have you tried just pushing it back in place and strapping it down? (kidding ;) ).

    Hope to see you kicking some butt on the bike again soon.
     
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    Whoa!!!

    You win! :eek:
     
  16. gplama

    gplama Well-Known Member

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    I dont drink.... but that may change tomorrow when i find out how long i'll be off the bike(s)! :|
     
  17. rooman

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    [​IMG] noice...

    well as you have a few tipples, you can watch the GentWevelgem Kemmelberg section replays and knowingly wince as they hit the deck...hope it knits well...ouch
     
  18. flipper

    flipper Guest

    Ouch!! Was that you that went down at Strathewen?
     
  19. flipper

    flipper Guest

    Ouch!! Was that you that went down at Strathewen?
     
  20. TimC

    TimC Guest

    On 2007-05-06, gplama (aka Bruce)
    was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
    > DeF Wrote:
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    >> So, did you land on your shoulder or was
    >> it a hands out in front jobbie?

    >
    > It was up against a steep embankment.. which was soft..ish.
    > Head/shoulder took all the impact. Helmet was doa.


    Your head didn't do a good job of protecting the rest of your body!

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    A transistor protected by a fast-acting fuse will protect
    the fuse by blowing first. --unknown
     
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