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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #80 on: June 06, 2014, 12:36:45 pm »
 :'( oopsie Sorry om te hoor hoop jy kry goeie medies en  n seksie fisio mannetjie om te help  :lol8:
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #81 on: June 06, 2014, 03:03:09 pm »
Turns out the DR falls well; a lot better than its rider.  :ricky:
Cracked rib and shoulder damage, the extent of which will be known after an ultrasound on Wednesday.
This from a low speed fall (<20kmh) wearing a leather jacket with armour.

The money I was going to spend on decent boots and a new jacket is now going towards medical bills.

Eish, sorry to hear Sardine! Get well soon!! let us the about the ultrasound on wednesday.

 

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #82 on: June 06, 2014, 03:25:30 pm »
Turns out the DR falls well; a lot better than its rider.  :ricky:
Cracked rib and shoulder damage, the extent of which will be known after an ultrasound on Wednesday.
This from a low speed fall (<20kmh) wearing a leather jacket with armour.

The money I was going to spend on decent boots and a new jacket is now going towards medical bills.

Sorry to hear Sardine. Those roads is just to snotty for your tyre choice I think.
Also had a slow 20km/h fall in lovely soft sand last December and still can feel my ribbes have not healed properly.
So prepare for a long uncomfortable slog back . Then again I am fat old toppie so hopefully you will heal faster.
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #83 on: June 06, 2014, 06:17:27 pm »
Eina ! Sorry to hear! Yes i also had a similar off with those road biased tire, went through a puddle well more like a gravel dam at about 30km/h the bike decided to slide sideways across the middelmannetjie - dunno the english word , so i got high sided and had a lovely swim!

First thing i did was to fit a set of t63's  me and the black n white piggy like to play in the mud! :ricky:
Hope the rib heals quickly!
and she said " What are you doin today ? ".
and I said " Nothing ".
and she said " But you did that yesterday ".
and I said "I haven`t finished yet ".
 

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #84 on: June 06, 2014, 07:32:05 pm »
Dankie ouens
Nothing I can do about the ribs. Concern is the shoulder.

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #85 on: June 06, 2014, 09:35:00 pm »
Wish, sorry to hear about your injuries.
What does the x-ray indicate?

Any impact on flying?
 

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #86 on: June 06, 2014, 10:07:11 pm »
Don't be put of by your fall and injury.
When you are well enough to ride again keep on practicing your skills in various types of terrain (with the right tyres), deliberately choosing the less perfect (more difficult) lines, practicing to shift your weight quickly as needed. In no time you will be well skilled to ride wherever you want with confidence.
You were doing what most people with expensive bikes never do - exploring nearby, being prepared to fall, getting to know your bike's behaviour at low speeds, sharpening your balancing skills, getting to know your limits and expanding them further. You got the right bike for this!
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #87 on: June 07, 2014, 11:23:34 am »
From what I can understand... I have damaged the rotator cuff. Doc said something about a GrIII sprain, which isn't good. Ultrasound should say how bad the ligament damage is.
The gap at the "ball joint" isn't meant to be there.

Flying on hold while I'm on the painkillers.

Super happy with the DR and in love with it more than ever.
Rear tyre has decent knobblies. Front tyre is useless.

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #88 on: June 07, 2014, 03:45:20 pm »
Hope you recover quickly! Its always better to have a knobbly tyre on the front, even if you ride mostly tar. The back can do what it want, but the front need to grip!!!

Look at something like the t63

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2014, 11:38:58 am »
1 June
Low-speed fall (<20km/h) on a muddy jeep track. Rear wheel slipped out and bike and I fell over. The bike is fine.
My right shoulder took the brunt of the impact and I ended up with the bike's exhaust on my right leg.
Was wearing a leather jacket with shoulder, elbow and back armour. MX pants, FLY Knee-guards and Lookwell Comfort Boots.
Thought I was fine, even washed the bike when I got home.

5 June
Went to doctor. Suspected cracked rib and torn rotator cuff.

6 June
X-rays
Confirmed cracked rib on RHS, and shoulder wasn't quite where it should be.
Told to wear a sling and not use my arm.
Appointment with orthopaedic surgeon made.

11 June
Ultrasound to check shoulder ligaments.

12 June
Ultrasound shows no fluid or torn ligaments. Report said "No significant damage". Translates to stretched ligaments.
Range of motion and strength checked, and doctor is happy!
Appointment with orthopaedic surgeon cancelled!

Cleared to fly and drive again from next week. Ordered to slowly start using my arm again, and gradually build strength. No strenuous activity allowed for the next 3 months. So no mountain biking and no offroad biking. Also on pain killers and anti-inflammatories for the next 3 months.

If my shoulder is still stiff on Monday, I will need to go see a physio. Might just do that anyway.

Cracked rib... It's a pain in the side (ha ha ha), but only really poses a problem when sitting a certain way, and settling down to sleep.

Once I get the medical bills, I will see how much I can spend on an impact rig/ballistic vest and adventure/offroad boots, and maybe a better front tyre.

Provided I'm feeling up to it, I will probably start riding again next month.

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #90 on: June 12, 2014, 01:28:28 pm »
Aii ja jaai hoop jy voel gou beter en doen ma die fisio ding kan net help met die skouer gouer gesond word
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #91 on: June 12, 2014, 01:50:13 pm »
Great news Sardine  :thumleft:
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #92 on: June 12, 2014, 02:11:44 pm »
Just stumbled across this - great report - sorry to hear of your fall and trust the healing happens quickly - advice for the experienced and decrepit  - listen to your DR - else it will catch up with you in 30 years from now  :) especially in winter ......

LeonDude did a 1500+ km trip on my DR a few years back ... we ended up stopping at checkers and buying a foam bath mat to tie to the seat - worked well  ;D

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #93 on: June 12, 2014, 08:02:07 pm »
Good news, glad to hear about the 'downgrade'.  :)
 

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #94 on: June 12, 2014, 09:42:50 pm »
Oh shit could have been worse. Good to hear rider is still alive and well & not too much damage to either.
Take your favorite knife and carve another notch on the tree of experience  :biggrin:
Happy healing to both of you! DR650 is a cool bike, don't let a little mishap get you down, make a mistake
once and decide to never do it again. Ride faster - take chances...
 

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #95 on: June 16, 2014, 11:53:44 am »
Itching to ride.
In very little pain for the most part. But I'll still take it easy before climbing back on the bike.

So, bored, I made a clip of some of the rides my DR and I have been on. Not the most exciting, but hey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBlRIZDZPMI&feature=youtu.be

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #96 on: June 16, 2014, 01:34:07 pm »
Ga ry n draai opie teerpad man stadig en rustige sondagmiddag cruize
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #97 on: July 06, 2014, 06:08:38 pm »
First ride since my little tumble. :ricky:

Nothing like a bike ride in the chilly air to clear the mind.
And as Zetman said, it was a "stadig en rustige sondagmiddag cruize" oppie teerpad.
About 15km, around the neighbourhood, down to Radloff Park to check out the snow on the Hottentots Mountains. Beautiful! But... I was faced with mud everywhere, including the same type slime that sent me flying last time. Gingerly got myself out of that situation without any oopsies (though I did drop the bike in the garage when I got home, luckily the wall caught it for me!  :eek7:)
And I decided to wear my new boots (to boot!). Only about 50 missed-shifts  :patch:

Shoulder is a bit tender, but I'm going to blame that on the cold  :peepwall:

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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #98 on: July 06, 2014, 07:04:19 pm »
Shift with your big toe (front inside of boot). Easier
You might need to rotate the gear shifter slightly up (or down) to make it also easier
« Last Edit: July 06, 2014, 07:58:14 pm by pietas »
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Re: Sardine's DR650 - The Adventures of Sardine and Jamie
« Reply #99 on: July 06, 2014, 07:19:03 pm »
Shift with your bog toe (front inside of boot). Easier
You might need to move the gear shifter slightly up (or down) to make it also easier

Adjust the gear lever up a notch.
I've tried the 'swiping' method, using the... I forget what it's called... the lip of the boot (front inside, like you said), and I also discovered I can get my toe underneath the lever. So I used a combo of toe under lever for 1st to 2nd, then swiping for the rest of the gears.
I think I think about it too much. When I start to just ride and not think, I'll find a method that works.