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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have to take a moment to sing the praises once again of G Form pads.

As I get close enough to be able to nibble the earlobe of my 7th decade as an air breather, I find it more difficult to bounce, and bounce back from OTB-induced injury. If you happen to run into me on the trail, you may scoff at my padded up knees and elbows, yet I will have the last laugh as you nurse rock rash and worse in your collective bathtubs.
Once again, after a clothing related momentary lapse of concentration, (my over-washed shorts split a seam and caught on the nose of my saddle during some rapid body-english thru a steep rocky chunk on the way down Upper Javelina at speed), I missed my line by mere inches, and took a flyer over my bars. I thunked down hard with extreme deceleration into a patch of granite, some decomposed, most not so much, then caught my breath, unwound myself from bicycle cross members, and thanked the lord.
Miraculously, I landed on parts that were all protected by this wonder stuff, and all I suffered was a laughable yet character building graze on my upper thigh. I must also give a shout out to my on-sale Serfas gloves with something heavily billed as an "Ulnar Channel'. Whatever that is, it saved my delicate mitts from any injury at all.
At this rate, I can go a little quicker next time Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:00 pm Reply with quote Back to top

When I had my injury-inducing crash (broken wrist and leg clots) the injuries were, naturally, to unarmored portions of my anatomy.

Sadly, I haven't yet found armor for the inner thigh, or for the wrists that will still let me control the bike....
 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:13 am Reply with quote Back to top

What we need is fully functional and climate controlled storm trooper suits that only articulate to the limits of normal joint flexibility. Ready to crowd-fund me?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

As you all know, there will be injuries I just cracked 2 ribs last Monday, thought of wearing a chest protector like motoX, but @ what expense? I was riding xc on a trail I've done 100 times, AZ trail under I-10 came out heading north and jump into the sand only to find it was hard pack instead of soft sand, bounced and did some sort of belly flop on hard pack knocked the wind out of me, and cracked 2 ribs, go figure.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Most painful one I ever had was at snail pace climbing hard, slipped and went down to catch the bar end on my sternum. Cracked all the ribs around it. F**k Me!!! Pain was intensely intense...

Patrick, the magic words were "Climate controlled"... I'm in...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ya ribs hurt like hell, it's been a week and seems to hurt more now, I can almost breath normal tho.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Took 6 weeks for mine to quit hurting so bad. Cramped my riding style a little!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 6:06 am Reply with quote Back to top

The big problem w/ rib injuries is that those parts just don't stop moving. Ya gotta breathe! So the rips and breaks never get down-time to reform their bonds.

Ugh.

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