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Old 12-12-2010, 08:23 PM
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Oh yea, snapped it good, its swollen like a mofo. If it doesnt swell down by next Friday I'll have to get a cast put on. But if its a clean break I'll tough it out and save having to get a damn cast... It's only pain!
We finally got 5" of snow today, figures, I go for a ride and wipe out on black ice then today it snows... :/

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Old 12-12-2010, 09:30 PM
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Wiped out on some ice going around a curve last night, landed hard, but only broke my left wrist and messed up my knee... luckily the bike was okay I took the brunt of the impact.



Glad to hear you're gettin' back into it Al, take'r easy man!
Thnx. You take it easy too man. Kick back, heal up, and it'll be almost like it never happened. Ya know, speakin' of which: I find I can finally walk short distances without even a cane. That's the kind of progress I've been waiting a while to see.

At the very least, you should consider a good splint for the wrist. Some drug stores have them. It could do a world of good.

How bad is the knee?
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:45 PM
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Thanks guys! I'm only 33, and have a tensor bandage on the wrist. the knee's only gouged a bit, (road rash) but it still bends with force(and a little screaming). Wrist is mighty swollen, but that should go down within a week. If it doesn't I'll get an X-ray.

Lol Goat my Dad said the same thing to me, "If that don't heal right it'll haunt you."

Yowzor, My typing speed has dropped from 50 to 10... dang ice!
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:34 AM
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i broke my arm skateboarding 4 years ago. fell over when a little kid cut me off. i self-medicated it with booze and ice, hoping it was only a sprained wrist. after a week, it was still purple, only now it was turning black, red and yellow, so i decided i should go to the doctor.

he thought it must not be broken if i lived with it for a week, so he wasn't very gentle when he was poking at it and twisting it.

after x rays, they found out the Radius was snapped near the wrist, and if it was any worse they'd have to operate and pin it together.

ended up with a waterproof cast, and the summer off of work (can't climb towers with one arm.)

the doc thought i was a maniac, when i said it didn't hurt that bad.

healed up fine, though, no arthritis or nothin...

if i were you, i'd get it checked out.
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Old 12-13-2010, 01:38 AM
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Carried it from the garage down to the basement. Wore gloves so it wouldn't stick to my hands. Well, it's not actually THAT cold, but it is now getting below freezing in the garage, temps outside might get below zero F tonight/tomorrow night.

Carrying it down those basement stairs might make the weather warm up a bit. If I tear the bike apart, the weather outside will probably hit 60 degrees.

I will be taking it apart for some wintertime maintenence & sprucing up soon.


PS. Sorry to hear about you fellow MBers gettin' hurt. Guess I shouldn't complain that it's "too cold" to ride.

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Old 12-13-2010, 06:41 AM
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i ran out of gas on thwe way home from work and had to pedal home that sucked and when i finally got home i was so bummed i didnt get to cruise around i fueled up and hit the road about ten miles from home very cold i decided it was time to go home
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:41 AM
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Changed out the 44 tooth sprocket to a 41, took out a link from my chain and together with the smaller sprocket I was able to lose the tensioner for now. Changed out the CDI box in hopes that motorized bicycle will no crank.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:28 PM
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Went out to the barn to work on my springer fork, cut one piece of steel and the steel was so cold it felt like it was burning my hands. Stupid single digit temperatures. So I switched to working on laying out the lines on my wood buck I'm planning to use to form my tank... Couldn't draw a decent line with my near frozen fingers so I called it and went back in side. Took the wood buck with me to try again in the warmth. After a couple of designs I realized I wouldn't be able to shape it while the screws I'm using to hold it together were in it (It's made out of three pieces of 2x6). So I took it apart and glued it together.
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Old 12-13-2010, 09:33 PM
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almost finished my latest bike. need a spark plug boot and crimp, longer studs for the harley/aermacchi head and solder some mounts onto the tank. then i can see if the monster starts...

pics as soon as it's done.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:10 PM
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It's colder than a bill collector's heart outside, so I spent the evening pricing parts online for the Higgins build.
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