A Summer without bikes

Oct 19, 2011 at 19:55
by Bari Stockton  
A Summer without bikes.

The saga of my summer without bikes began back on May 14, 2011. I had been out riding with my good friend Craig, running some shuttles and meeting some new friends (who for the life of me I cannot remember their names) I'd invited to join us for a tour of Post Canyon. We all started from an area known as upper Two Chair that on a clear day has a four mountain view of St. Helens, Rainier, Adams and Mt.Hood. The trail starts off super fast then drops into some technical chunder and eventually resembles a rock strewn DH course before coming to an intersection where you must make a choice to continue on fast ripping singletrack or take the trail leading to the jumps, stunts and drops. We opted for the jumps, stunts and drops and for myself it would ultimately be to the end of a Summer filled with racing and riding.

I decided to follow Craig off of a stunt named Postage Stamp. A stunt that has no room for error. This particular drop has a technical ride in and blind takeoff with a landing that is, you guessed it, the size of a postage stamp. As Craig and I entered and committed to the stunt, I felt as though I was too close to him so I scrubbed a bit of speed so as not to land on top of him once we touched down. As I went airborne I knew I had screwed up and it was going to take everything I had to make this drop work in my favor to ride it out.

This is where things took a turn for the worse.

When I was about to touch down I knew that I was going to come up short, tried to relax and prepare for what was inevitable. My rear wheel caught the top of the landing which bucked the bike straight up and threw me violently over the bars to the ground. Now, the landing is made of wood and I found out later that the run out had been armoured at the base of the landing with cinder blocks due to constant wash out. The crash was by far the hardest I have ever been slammed to the ground and upon coming to rest after what seemed like I had been thrown into a rock tumbler, the seriousness of the crash settled in.

The first thing I heard was Craig running back to me and saying “Oh my god, Bari do not look at you left arm” followed by “I need a cell phone, I need to call 911”.

I didn’t need to look at my arm to know that it was extremely messed up. I told Craig I had a phone in my pack and rolled over onto my side so he could access the pocket where my phone was safely tucked away. When I rolled over onto my side I could feel the bones in my arm grinding together and that it was just flopping around. I had no control of movement and the pain was starting to set in. While I was laying there I pulled my helmet off, had one of my friends cut my pack off and tried to get comfortable and stay calm. Listening to Craig describe my injuries to the 911 operator left a sinking feeling in my gut, this was going to be an afternoon I as well as Craig and company would never forget.

Once the first responders and EMT’s showed up they quickly stabilized my arm, started an IV drip and gave me a shot of something that took the edge off. I found out later that the first responders/rescue refer to this area as the frequent flier trail due to the amount of people who take a ride out on Life Flight. This was not to be me.

I had to regain some of my dignity and walk my ass to the ambulance rather than ride in a gurney with a single fat ATV tire. I told the EMT, “Help me to my feet, you grab the IV and I will stabilize my arm with my good hand, lets go”. Craig said I was a hero for getting to my feet and walking the 35 to 40 yards to the ambulance. I think not. Craig was the true hero for keeping his cool and taking control of the situation. It's good to know that the company you keep have got your back.


Anyhow, I ended up shattering my Ulna, snapped the radius with one of the two bones protruding through the top of my arm. Roughly 3 hours of surgery, two plates and 15 large screws later, my arm was back together and I was in recovery with my wife at my side. Let me tell you something, my wife has got to be one of the most awesome women for a guy to be lucky enough to have by his side. She is not a biker, but knows that it's in my blood, supports me unconditionally and I never got the “What the hell were you thinking?!” question. She simply smiled and sat at my side reading a book while I tried to sleep off all the dope that was flooding my system. When I was able to go home she just asked that I not do this again. Simple enough request I thought.

My post of surgery

First ER x-rays

After 22 weeks the Ulna is still not completely healed. Looking at six more months bfore the bone has completely fused.

Here is the last x-ray taken at 22 weeks after my injury.


Now here we are, five months later and I have yet to ride a bike. I finally was told that I didn’t need to wear my brace anymore just last week. The Radius is completely healed, however the Ulna still has a space with no bone that my doctor said could take another six months before it fills in. Crazy right?

What do you do when bikes are a staple in your life and you no longer can take part in that enjoyment?

My wife and I at the beach.

You spend more time with the person in your life that counts the most.


Piper after a nice long run on the PCT

You start running with the mutt so as to keep your ass in shape and maybe lose some weight. My crazy mutt, Piper.


New tat on the back of my leg.

A new tattoo perhaps?


My bikes wanting to go play.
Spend some time and money on upgrades to the bikes you can't ride.

Buy new tools and set up your own home shop area.


Rock Garden
Live vicariously through your friends who are still able to race and ride. Mike Estes, photo by Carl Warren.

backyard fire pit beer in hand life is good.
And of course, enjoy your favorite adult beverage by a fire.

Life doesn’t stop just because you cannot ride. Life goes on, friends and family are still there giving words of encouragement knowing full well that you will be back in the game sooner than you know it. Am I bummed? Sure, but only because I really want to ride. At this point I look forward to next year and having an awesome season of racing, riding and making my wife wonder "What's it gonna be this time?".

Ride fast, drink slow and stay hungry.

-Bari

Chalk photoshop



105 Comments

  • 53 0
 Now when you get better the first thing you need to do is to go to the "post stamp" and conquer that jump
  • 2 1
 I never say never. However I think it will be quite some time before I hit that thing again as I have plenty of healing to do.
  • 1 0
 And that is why i say when you get better, I can not imagine that long without riding!
  • 31 0
 bari. you are the fucking man. huge props fro staying positive and being rad all the time. ill buy you beer any time!
  • 5 0
 I f I happen to be in P-town I just may take you up on that, I think I have your digits.
  • 1 0
 That's freakin' gnarly.
  • 4 0
 I second this.....Bari, your a true racer at heart. We cannot wait for you to return!!!! Mad love for you man.
  • 4 0
 Get well soon man, anyone got any pics of this 'postage stamp'
  • 1 0
 Thank you for the props and well wishes, thank you to everyone who has sent positive feedback, its very much appreciated. I think that us Mtn. bikers have got to be the greatest most diversified group out there, but are always looking out for each other. By the way, any photos of Postage stamp don't to it justice.
  • 7 0
 same shit, different country!! snapped my left forearm in two and had two plates, eight screws, skin graft to replace the bit left in the mud, infection fron mud left in arm, gap left in bone from missing bit left in mud, had some gizmo to make the bone grow back. started riding the week after all clear and have not looked back three years on, riding faster and harder now. best of luck with your recovery and happy trails Barry
  • 3 0
 Glad you are keeping up a good positive attitude. Sometimes maybe those of us who ride need these type of injuries to help us see there are other important things in our lives! However, riders are gonna ride and it seems the only thing that will keep us off our bikes will be death! I never think about not riding even 16 broken bones later! By the way for your information, broken jaws dont hurt at all...but the food sucks!
  • 2 0
 I spent my summer without bikes, broke my Tib and Fib, It's very hard to not get bummed out, especially when your buddies go on trips to bike parks and riding days. It's good to read a story like this and feel like I'm not alone. I can't wait to ride again...but now I have to figure out how to get my girl to stop worrying about me riding and getting hurt again.
  • 2 0
 i saw a guy crash in front of his girl once... he basically ripped his face off they drove an ambulance up the mountain for him, and then they realized his girl was passing out from shock and had to give her treatment on the mountain and eventually they got her back to a decent normal were she could walk with a little help and they got her to the truck and drove her down the mountain.. so good luck but think about what they went through..
  • 1 0
 Just another day at plattekil mt. Hope they alright, i seen that happen alot up there.
  • 3 0
 Believe me DHCooper, I know she went thru a lot, I had to get sliced open because of intense blood pressure, a huge sliced peeled wide open in a football shape, now I have a big skin graft dented wound on my outside calve. In the hospital for a week, 4 surgeries. She was there every night, slept on a little bench. Woke up and went to work, thankfully she is a nurse at that hospital tho Smile But I still love downhilling and can't see me stopping, my girl has every right to worry and not want me to ride, but I guess I am a selfish dude....Long live the broken riders woman! They are the reason we can get back on the bikes! Cheers!
  • 1 0
 I feel your pain dude, I had a similar experience on the DH track at fort william in june this year. Came off and shattered my left humerous, needed surgery and an 8 inch plate to hold it all together. back on he road bike and some light xc now at last, I,m sure it won't be long for you.
  • 1 0
 Yikes bro that looks bad, i broke my back in four places 7 weeks ago but luckily after the crash got up and rode home haha! only found out the next day and spent 3 weeks in hospital and anyone who's ever experienced the captor will know that it's worse than the injury itself! god that hurt alot.... i have to wear a full body brace which sucks and 6 months off my un ridden gambler to top it all off :/ anyway hope you recover to the full mate!
  • 1 0
 That lames dude,I broke my back in 4 places last season riding alone for the first time. called my mom to pick me up and walked my self down to the car and went to the hospital to get looked at (I immediately knew something was wrong) But it only took me 2 months off the bike and 3 days in the hospital though.My backs still Way out though,doubt it will ever be the same.Good luck with the recovery to both of you!
  • 1 0
 Same kind of stuff for me man, i got up the next day after riding home and kinda said to myself 'dam there's something wrong here' when the doctor told me i'd broken my back i laughed haha lame now, just on my second month now but gonna wait a few weeks i reckon yet till i jump back on.
  • 1 0
 Great story mate! I thank the lord i haven't broken anything yet... been close to breaking my back and ribs but luckily i was alright. Wish you all the best in your recovery..... If i get injured i will remember this story great inspiration to keeping your head up and pushing forward and staying positive!
  • 1 0
 Oh man, finaly someone coming with some normal stuff regarding an injury. I thought it's gonna be another emo story of some bloke telling us that bikes are all his life and they look forward to come back even stronger bla passion, bladi fkn bla. Good story, I like your attitude, all the best!
  • 1 0
 I appreciate your response as It made me laugh the first time I read it because of your description about getting all emo. That is a great comment.
  • 1 0
 Those reality shows really got people over-expressive about anything, like having a conflict with a boss or teacher grows to an hour interview on shrinks sofa. Then when a real thing happens, like injury, disease - some are about to start their own church... It is so rare to read things like your article when someone can get somedistance to himself and to what he is doing, you even give advice what else good can you do, bikes can be very important but they are not all there is to life. Cheers!
  • 1 0
 Great report Bari, i am living the same experience with my collarbone that i had broken in 3 pieces about 3 months ago. A plate and 6 screws are mine now!! 3 months without riding my bikes is pissing me !!!! I think the best you can do is exactly what you are doing , taking more time with wife and kids, walking around with your dog and looking inside to learn something with this kind of experience. hope you get beter soon!!
  • 1 0
 just did that to my ulna 2 weeks ago plus my friend got it on video!

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  • 1 0
 Feel sorry for you mate, I had a similar crash in may breaking the end off my ulna but thankfully I was up and riding downhill by 10 weeks. Still lost the majority of the summer though and know how difficult it is to get back. Good luck with your recovery.
Photos of my arm: elmo20.pinkbike.com/album/Injuries
  • 1 0
 Curious NW rider here. Do you normally hit the postage stamp or was it your first time? As an older rider (Not terribly old but 33) I find myself wondering if I am going to stop the progression at places like Post to avoid injury. Postage stamp, barn door, FMX are the only ones that are really left for me, but wonder if they are really worth it. Thx
  • 1 0
 Ha.. I'm not Canadian! How did that happen? Fail.
  • 2 0
 I'm 41 and hit them all (Barn Door, FMX, etc) and yes they are all worth it. What happened that day on Postage Stamp was an error on my part, something that could have happened to a person of any age. Age is just a number in my book. However I would encourage you to stick to whatever style of riding you are comfortable with.
  • 1 0
 Thanks Bari for the feedback. Age is just a number indeed, didn't mean to ask or imply your age had anything to do with it. Its the inevitable "random oh Sh*t" mistake" on the larger hits that scare me but again I guess this is how we know we are alive. I remember saying I would never hit the FMX jumps and this year I have already found myself grabbing a couple of em on the right side Smile

Cheers, heel up and I hope to see you on the track next season!
  • 1 0
 I nuked myself on that exact same feature way over-shooting it. Awesome to see you living life and keeping stuff going. I think I've seen you out at Post / Syncline before. Keep the passion alive, and get back on the back as soon as you can! Good vibes!
  • 1 0
 Great story of recovery man!! i had a summer off in 2005 compression fracture of Tb, Fib, Split the knee cap in half, and shattered the cartiledge in my left knee, really makes one's eye's water LOL, Was a bummer when all my riding bud's were off riding, but after 8 months in splints, and a brace was back at it, Riding has it's inherent consequences as we all find out one way or another, But what matters most is, Like most of everyone else's comments show is that we keep positive, and heal properly so we can go out and ride again, Unfortunately we sometimes still break other stuff LOL, But that's riding, All the best Cheers!
  • 1 0
 waw.. so many simillar happenins.. bari i´m out for the 2011 season too. I just had many fractures on my navicular bone, got cirurgy and everything.. just recoveing now, and thinkin and dreaming about bikes everyday.. we see how we miss something when we don´t have it.
let´s just do the best to recover good and get back on our bikes guys! keep cool
  • 1 0
 Get well soon man! Believe it or not I collided with a dirt biker and broke my wrist on May 13, 2011. I've been able to ride for about 6 weeks now but gaining back my confidence on the bike has been the hardest part. I have no doubt you'll be back next year with an even greater desire to ride and race. I know for me sitting out for a summer has only motivated me even more to get back in shape and to ride even better than I did before my injury. Thanks for sharing your story and showing a positive example of how to deal with injuries and recovery!
  • 4 0
 First ride out today. Just a run around some local trails and a pumptrack on my DJ rig. My arm hurt and was weak, but damn it was good to be pedaling again.
  • 1 0
 That's great news man! One of my first little rides was a pumptrack at Trestle Bike Park. I was still in a cast and riding a friend's DH bike but boy it was a good time.
  • 1 0
 i often think how we only have this one body, and could we be doing something else more important with it...yes we could save the whales / be a brain surgeon / help the homeless, and on and on and on - but, there is a saying : a wise man is better to do poorly what he is meant to do, rather than do well what someone else is meant to do...so, ripping the trail poorly and crashing, or shredding well and not crashing is all good in the end, but often we do things in life that are lessons learned and it may be time to move on, but until we make that decision NO ONE can tell us what we do is wrong, as long as what we do is done with love. high fives all around Bari. [ as a footnote - my son is presently recovering from overshooting a 30 foot gapper by 15 feet - he scorpioned after endo-ing on his face - full face helmet disintegrated, broke his nose, concussion, severe whiplash, and fractured his T 10 along with contusions and muscle damage and rib bruises that probably would have at least been cracked but he was wearing 'shock doctor' pull over shirt, plus blackeyes - looked like a run in with a Mack Truck...he will not stop riding [ and has an Organic produce and Goat farm to run ] after some lengthy time to recover, and the lessons he will take with him : don't do sick stunts without a neck brace and consider a spinal protector and last but not least, best to ride with someone who has already done the stunt successfully [ the reason he overshot was because he pedaled hard on the run in without realizing the run in was set up after the first gap to be ridden with the speed that reached after the initial jump ] and by the way, i am 68 and am blessed with a strong body and am still shredding the Shore, Whistler Etc; and have had my share of injuries and would rather ' buy the farm ' ripping some stunts than by croaking watching the idiot box every night clogging my arteries with snacks and munchies...
  • 1 0
 Nice, 68 and still hitting it hard. I always tell my wife that i dont want to be called "grandpa" before I am 50 and that I will still be hitting trails when I am 80. Bikes ARE the fountain of youth!
  • 1 0
 yep. too bad though to get that fountain of youth we sometimes end up with some gnarly body slams - unlike you, though i have had some 'awe ful' crashes, so far managed to escape without the gross lookin stiches and stuff you ended up with - and the grampa thing, when and if you ever have grandkids, you'll love being callled grampa; meantime regards your being 80 and still hitting the trails , just a short one : there is an old dude on the lift downhilling at Whistler and he was asked his age - 77 years old and was getting bored of DHing and was considering taking up BMXing ! true story.
  • 1 0
 Nicely put, know how it is had a radius ulna compound fracture myself this year that wasn't quite as bad as your's though, I got it plated and my surgeon told me it was good to go 12 weeks later so I went to Europe to race then bent the plates in my race run at Fort William, tried to continue racing the next week at Leogang in hope that it wasn't as bad as it really was, I still raced but couldn't really ride how I knew i should be so it was pretty disappointing so then got and xray after the race which confirm what I had feared plates were properly bent and it was time to head home back on another flight across the world and get surgery again on my arm then sit back and watch the race's play out on Freecaster, now I am 16 weeks in and arm is healing I am still not back on the DH bike, so yeah I can understand the running with the mutt and the envy of your mates out riding, hopefully a few more weeks and we will be back riding!!
  • 1 0
 Hard luck fella - it'll make the riding even sweeter when you're back out.

ps, good job you didn't mix "You spend more time with the person in your life that counts the most" with "You start running with the mutt so as to keep your ass in shape and maybe lose some weight. My crazy mutt, Piper"!!
  • 1 0
 nice chap, i can sympathise, I suffered a Kolos fracture of the radial bone at the wrist joint, have a plate and 7 pins keeping it all in place. had a really good orthopeadic surgeon and an occupational therapist to get me through it. have full functionaility in my thumbs and hand and 70% range of motion in a supinate and extension. have to have an operation next year to get a displaced ulna distal back to where it should be and then i'll get my supination range of motion back.
i just completed my second trail ride this weekend (intermediate level - can't push it just yet) of 25km, 16 weeks after the operation and am on my way to turning it back up to 11.
i cased a 10' drop to a very steep long transition (boosted it and just floated the above the whole transition and flatted at the bottom 20-25' down - ouch)
you'll get back on it quickly, a recovery tip for you if you having miostatic schiatica or tightening of the tendons, go for some acupuncture, the shit really works
big up to you, at least here in SA I can ride all year round :p
  • 1 0
 Year round riding? Whats that like? There are some crazy people around here that ride year round but that is not for me. Once the nasty weather settles in I head to the gym for winter training.

And yes, I have heard plenty of good things about acupuncture too.
  • 1 0
 Nice article, sending it to the ball and chain!! My husband broke his collarbone in August and has missed out on the last 3 months of riding and I'm sure he'll like this story. It does make you think about other things that are important to you. We got a dog, drank more beer and I got to spend more time riding with girlfriends. 3 months (bone never bonded), 1 plate, 6 screws, and building up a new DH frame later he's finally on the mend...
  • 1 0
 Nice recovery story and understanding wife! Am recovering myself (L femur, R scapula) after screwing up the GLC Drop 5 weeks ago. Frustrating crash considering I have ridden this drop 100 times without incident including during races. Age isn't an issue (53) but shit happens. I do wear more armour than most everyone including neck brace and rib/spine/hip protection. Won't prevent all injuries, but makes a huge difference when it all goes wrong. Hope to be on the trainer in a couple more weeks.
  • 1 0
 Been out of commission with a fractured radius head, nothing quite as bad as your break. Everything you wrote is on point and earily similar to my time out of the saddle. I went on a great camping trip with a group of friends and while they rode the mountains, I hiked them. You regain perspective of everything else in your life when biking is out of reach for the short term. Great article mate.
  • 4 0
 nice write up Bari. glad you are healing up!
  • 1 0
 You will be getting pics of me next year, just you wait.
  • 2 0
 I look forward to riding with you again in the future Bari. Thanks for the props but you were a badass for walking up to the ambulance!
  • 1 0
 There's a detail that escaped this story. Knar boot Bari!
  • 1 0
 I remember the impact the most. I felt like someone shoved a knar boot up my ass via a Mack truck!
  • 2 0
 Sweet new Tat! Great to see you put so many words into it! I at first saw the length and title and thought you were out to make me cry. Good Job B!
  • 1 0
 Same story here mate, 5 days before your crash I felt from a drop and broke my leg result is that I'm still recovering for It. But slowly i can ride bike again! Wish u good recovery
  • 1 0
 Wow, I now feel I got off lightly with a broken wrist. You are a hero to be up and at it. Still planning your next ride. I was only out foor about 3 months. But I feel your pain, all I wanted to do was ride.
  • 1 0
 hooooly f*ck that looks nasty ! I broke my foot in 15 places, took 10+ months and 3 surgeries to heal up but it definitely didn't look as gross as your arm Razz Good luck with the recovery !

nice bikes and shop btw Drool
  • 1 0
 It was pretty burly but looks a whole lot better now. I had a great doctor that even did his best to align my tattoo and the shop area and bikes keep me motivated. That shop took a lot of work and $$ for tools.
  • 1 0
 Props Dude, i hit hard in Whistler this summer, grade 3 concussion, still not riding started to workout a couple of weeks ago feels good to get back in shape for next spring, stay POSITIVE. No Regrets!
  • 2 0
 I was supposed to take a Whistler trip this past summer but I blew myself up before I could get there. First ride out today, looking forward to next year. There is most definitely strength in staying positive.
  • 1 0
 I also know too well what this is like.. I broke my hip and spine on the first weekend of july. 4 months later and i'm still to get back on a bike.. Good to see you're healing well!!!
  • 1 0
 Great uplifting story dude, glad you made it out and well done for keeping your head together. I can imagine it takes a hell of a lot more will power than we can all think. Bring on next season and make it a safe one.
  • 1 0
 Thanks for diggin the story. I had a story to tell and it looks like other riders can relate so my job is done and yes, I am definitely looking forward to next season.
  • 1 0
 i understand you very well i badly brok emy tibia plate and tibia 4 months ago this morning they will tell me if i can start walking new froggy in my garage waiting for me
  • 1 0
 Dude, I feel your pain! Destroyed my tibial plateau in July, only just started to get on my bike again four months down the line...
  • 1 0
 I bet a lot of us feel your pain, nature of the sport! Great to hear such a positive spin on your story though, sounds like you have one hell of a girl!
  • 1 0
 I spent the summer off the bike through injury too dude. Sucks. Good job on the arm, "if your gonna do it right do it right right". But remember chicks dig scars.
  • 1 0
 desde España mucho ánimo, mi novio también ha sido operado un par de veces, y se sube por las paredes cada vez que esta un mes sin poder montar.
  • 1 0
 Don't speak or read Spanish but was able to translate through an online translator. Sending positive thoughts and hoping for a speedy recovery for your boyfriend. I hope to hell I got that right.
  • 1 0
 And I'm sitting here bitching about the infection I have that I can't ride for another 2 weeks... Thanks for putting my life back into perspective.
  • 1 0
 This makes me feel as if my piddly shoulder surgery to repair a badly torn Labrum is nothing! Man I would love to ride with you one day bro, Awesome attitude through it all.
  • 1 0
 Good on ya for walking out. I broke my shoulder this year and spent an hour walking out. Two surgeries later I am on the mend. See you on the trails next year and heal fast.
  • 2 0
 that is possibly the best man cave i have ever seen! goood luck with the recovery. RIDE ON!
  • 1 0
 Nice article, very Gore pics. Reminds people to keep it safe. Keep up the good recovery! Peace
  • 1 0
 I finall read a whole story i can relate to. sorry it was yours Bari we must ride someday
  • 1 0
 You know it Ed, you and I will ride soon enough. Looking forward to it!
  • 1 0
 hard luck mate! i thought it was bad when i pulled my shoulder the wrong way and had 3months out!
  • 1 0
 i no igsactly how it feels to have a done petruding out your skin and grinding bones. not the best feeling... haha
  • 1 0
 Feel your pain i broke the same bones in july lost all my summer trips and mx races
  • 1 0
 love the attitude! i am so glad i havent broken any bones....get better fast!
  • 1 0
 Wow ivv been out for Almost 4 months with a broken femer and thisnis rly inspirational, ride on bro!
  • 1 0
 Holy shit, I cringed at the sight of the x-rays. You're a boss man, shred again soon!
  • 1 0
 Make sure you have one awesome year next year, heal up, your good spirits are inspirational
  • 1 0
 had my wrist broken (ulna too) in july, actually i m back again on my bike but that's hard. Good luck!
  • 1 0
 i also had a bunch of injuries that kept me off the bike all summer. i'm 4 weeks post surgery and stoked for next year.
  • 1 0
 great write-up. Hope the healing continues successfully, allowing you to ride in the near future!
  • 1 0
 What the hell happened to your spine? Damn that's like alien sh*t.
  • 1 0
 Well done, bro!
Single most awesome tool in your shop: Orange Cowbell. Way to go!
  • 1 0
 get better soon, i just broke both bones in my forearm but a much cleaner break. so i kinda get what your going through.
  • 1 0
 thats a beaut! looks just like mine. and very nice shop set!
  • 1 0
 Damn that looks painful, I hope you get better buddy, bike on.
  • 1 0
 this just shows you can make something good out of a very bad thing!!
  • 1 0
 Same story, different injury!
  • 1 0
 Dude! great story. Great that you have a supportive wife.
  • 1 0
 Good luck to all the injured out there, chin up!
  • 1 0
 i just hope my injury will not end my life as an active mountainbiker...
  • 1 0
 I want my own blog about my broken arm! Looked a lot like this one.
  • 1 0
 his bike must be like super clean and tuned up that must suck tho
  • 1 0
 and i thought a broken wrist was badass
  • 1 0
 that looks bloody painful
  • 1 0
 bummer!
  • 1 0
 thats an awesome story
  • 1 0
 thats one solid effort
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