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This is what happens when you mess up...

Discussion in 'BMX & Dirt Jumping' started by organizedrage, May 2, 2008.

  1. organizedrage

    organizedrage Monkey

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    So i was at a bmx jam in the begining of april and it was a ton of fun! Afterwards though I went to a street spot with some people and started to try something that i have just started to get down but not solid yet. That was a bunny hop to manual a ledge. i almost had it the first few times and told my self that i had for sure this next time but i didnt.... the set up was a 1ft ledge that that went to about a 4ft drop off. so it was a flat ledge on top but was built on a hill and maybe 20ft long. i manualed the whole thing but right at the end i lost my balance and the front end of my bike dropped to nothing. i managed to throw the bike but i was going head first towards the ground and to prevent from breaking my nose i put my hands out and got my left palm down but didnt have enough time for the right hand so i landed on the backside of the hand and broke it. not a good day. the funny thing is that i thought i just sprained it so i didnt goto the doctor for 5 days and i found out it was broken so i went to another doctor and found that it was serious enough to need surgery. and guess what! i have no medical insurance!!!!!! so i have had two surgerys now and hopefully i should be back to ridings in as soon as 3 weeks. but as of now im about $5000 in debt so im going to sell my car and keep my bike! :happydance:



    Some x-rays for your viewing pleasure:

    First X-ray when i found out it was broken




    Second x-ray after first surgery

     
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  2. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

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    The #1 way to have an expensive injury on a bike is to not have insurance.
     
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  3. organizedrage

    organizedrage Monkey

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    the worst part is that i should have insurance but im still living with my dad and its my senior year of high school, so i should have been on the plan, but when he switched jobs he was lazy and just put himself on the new plan.
     
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    Don't forget to thank him for that.
     
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    hahaha yeah im making him pay for it!
     
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  6. S4Sean

    S4Sean Chimp

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    Wow. I fell doing a manual on a stone wall, first day out really riding this year. I hit my back hard enough to keep me from walking the next day.
    I have learned my lesson about half-assed-manuals.
     
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    organizedrage Monkey

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    yeah i heard that. im now not going to manual anything that big til i have them dialed.
     
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    I would suck at doctoring... I see nothing wrong in that first x-ray.

    Heal up quick, man.
     
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    look at the pinky area towards the wrist on both. you will see that the gap between the two is noticeably different. oh and thanks! i have my first downhill race a week after its supposed to be healed! hahaha :happydance:
     
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