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Jul 28, 2014 at 11:29Jul 28, 2014
Jul 28, 2014 at 10:00Jul 28, 2014
It was honestly the craziest most random thing...came out of nowhere. I was at the Spring Classic up at Mountain Creek and I lost it in the rock garden at the very top...the one right underneath the ski lift off to the left there. My bike just kicked out sideways coming off that rock drop at the entrance and when I landed it was enough to unclip my right leg out of the pedal. I couldn't get away from the bike because my left foot was still clipped in and I landed with the bike upright and rolling. My right knee got caught in front of the pedal and the bottom half of my leg got sucked down into the rocks. I was going like "mach 10" when the bike was dragging me through the rocks so the first rock I hit with my knee...just totally pulled it apart with the pedal acting like the fulcrum. I felt it go...then the bike dragged me for about another 10 ft. through the rocks. It sucked. This all happened on my race run to...with all the spectators there and everything.
Jul 28, 2014 at 9:59Jul 28, 2014
I did need surgery...I had to have an ACL graft from a cadaver bolted into place, the MCL needed to be bolted back into place, and the meniscus was torn and flipped so it needed to be relocated and stitched back together. At the end of the day my surgeon expects a full recovery with range of motion within 2° of the good leg. Only problem is...he says it will take 9-12 months to get there (based on my recovery to this point I am thinking 9...maybe riding bike paths in 6).
Jul 28, 2014 at 9:59Jul 28, 2014
Yeah luckily I was okay. It's a wild story for sure. I guess there was a 30% chance I could have lost the leg and a near 50% chance I could have had nerve damage affecting the function of my foot (drop foot). From what I was told the amount of displacement that needs to occur to dislocate your actual knee usually causes damage to the femoral artery or a the least the nerves that control the lower half of your leg and foot. So I was lucky to just have the knee dislocate and that's it.
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Jul 7, 2014 at 7:56Jul 7, 2014
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Clipless are good but they can make it harder to get away from the bike if things go wrong...then this happens... www.pinkbike.com/photo/11111710/ Don't get me wrong I'll probably still use em for DH racing because the benefits are huge but this injury will always be in the back of my mind...
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Jun 26, 2014 at 8:14Jun 26, 2014
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Mar 30, 2014 at 7:14Mar 30, 2014
Entries Open for Massanutten Yee-Ha Downhill
Yeah no doubt! I tried to email the race coordinator to see if the race could be moved to the following weekend and the email address provided didn't work! If people have to choose between Mtn Creek and Massanutten the vast majority is going to pick mountain creek all day long. Massanutten is fun but it's no mountain creek and the Yee-Ha isn't part of a race series.
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Mar 26, 2014 at 11:39Mar 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014 at 11:37Mar 26, 2014
2013 Giant Glory 0 size Medium with multiple upgrades...but one downgrade. Upgrades Include: - E13 LG1 R Downhill Cranks - Cromag Fubar OSX Handlebar - Spank Director Stem - Spank EVO 35 Rear Rim (Stock DT Hub)...this rim is indestructible... - E13 Chainguide (Bash Guard says FSA but the guide is E13) - Race Face Chainring - Spank Spike Pedals (included) Downgrades: I replaced the Boxxer WC fork with a Boxxer Race. The Boxxer Race has a FRESH professional rebuild with all new seals and oil. The fork has not been ridden AT ALL since the rebuild. The reason I downgraded the fork is because I just had the Boxxer WC custom tuned by S4 Suspension and it is now on my new DH bike. I have all 3 springs for this Boxxer and I can send them with the bike at the buyers request. I also have the low rise top clamp that I can send at the buyers request. So here is the deal with this bike. I ride it from May to the end of June. Then I crashed and broke my hand which did not allow me to ride the bike again until September. From September to the end of the season I only rode it 3 times because my hand still wasn't 100%. The bike is fairly lightly used and it has been well maintained as I am a former bike mechanic. The only real downside to this bike is there is a dent in the downtube. The dent is not structural because it is nowhere near any welds. It is purely aesthetic. That being said, if you are a stickler for aesthetics, the dent could be covered up by one of these bad boys... http://www.ebay.com/itm/MTB-Carbon-Fibre-Frame-Protector-RockGuardZ-Giant-GLORY-2010-2014-/141185166019?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item20df4aaac3 I have one on my trance and it is incredibly effective and weighs nothing. If you are interested in the bike and have any questions please let me know. Also, Please refrain from asking for more photos. I am taking the bike to have it boxed up for shipment after I post this listing so the potential buyer doesn't have to wait 10 days after the auction ends for me to ship the bike. If you would like a photo of the dent I can email it but that is the only other photo I have. If you are interested just send me a message on PB and I will get back to you. Buyer pays shipping and I will pay to have the bike professionally packaged at my local shop. Thanks for looking!
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Jan 3, 2013 at 8:02Jan 3, 2013