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Offline gwild

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2014, 09:57:15 pm »
Nice pics and RR, hope your leg heals soon. Take it easy thx for sharing  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2014, 11:42:13 am »
Those boots are great, but dont offer any ankle protection
Hoe voel die voet nou?

Snaaks genoeg, dis nie my enkel wat seer is nie, maar die boonste en onderste deel van my voet. Ek dink hy was gedraai in die hele valproses. Ek kan nogsteeds geen gewig daarop sit nie, wat my laat dink dat die probleem meer as net 'n verstuite voet is.

Ek het 'n physio-afspraak more om weer na die voet te kyk. Laas wat ek daar was (laas Vrydag) het dit geblyk dat meeste van die pyn op die twee bene was wat na my groottoon en tweede toon toe lei, maar die physio wou weer na die voet kyk wanneer dit minder geswel is. Daar is nou so a kwaai rooi kolletjie bo-op my voet op dieselfde plek. Ek kan dit nou 'n bietjie beter sien noudat die voet nie meer so erg geswel is nie.

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2014, 01:52:54 pm »
Zanie, ek het ook 'n stel van daai W2 boots. Alhoewel hulle gemaklik is bied hulle nie die beskerming van 'n behoorlike offroad boot nie. Kan jou amperbelowe dat as jy MX boots aan gehad het was daar niks fout met die voet nie. Nice RR en hoop om binnekort nog te sien  :thumleft:
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2014, 02:13:21 pm »
Zanie, ek het ook 'n stel van daai W2 boots. Alhoewel hulle gemaklik is bied hulle nie die beskerming van 'n behoorlike offroad boot nie. Kan jou amperbelowe dat as jy MX boots aan gehad het was daar niks fout met die voet nie. Nice RR en hoop om binnekort nog te sien  :thumleft:

Zanie - super trip report. :thumleft:

I unfortunately have to agree with Dwerg here.  The W2 boots are on the soft side for tech stuff (I would only wear those if I ride gravel that reflects a highway)  and is not a proper boot for hard off-roading,  something like Gearne SG-10 12, Sidi etc (preferably something with a stitched sole)  - would have given you better protection.   Those knee pads (although good knee pads) are not knee braces (which helps with hyperflexing etc (plenty of good off the shelve makes  - or super expensive (but the best) being CTi's
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2014, 07:05:08 pm »
Dit was nou lekker lees, sterkte met die enkel.
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2014, 12:49:46 am »
Great report and big thumbs up for continuing on, glad you ok!
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2014, 05:17:57 am »
Lekker Zanie :thumleft:

Your foot is propably better already!!
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2014, 06:47:17 pm »
A foot update:

I am still on crutches and was warned by my physio last Friday not to put any weight on my foot at all until the follow-up check today. She looked more hopeful, but was still worried about that sore spot on the toe bone on the top of my foot. Best case scenario: the actual bone has a bit of a bruise, which takes longer to heal than soft-tissue bruises. Worst case: it's broken.

I'm going for follow-up X-rays tomorrow. Apparently (correct me if I understood wrong) if there is a break, the new calcium deposits will show up more clearly than a brand new break. Hold thumbs! If there's nothing broken, then I can start gradually putting weight on my foot.
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #28 on: July 25, 2014, 08:44:54 pm »
Great RR!

Pity the ride was slightly spoilt by the tumble! Life experience though!

Hope there is good news tomorrow after the next set of x-rays!

Get well soon! Hopefully you up and riding soon again!
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #29 on: July 26, 2014, 01:28:30 pm »
NICE RR, JAMMER OOR DIE OFF, HOOP JY KOM VINNIG WEER OP DIE FIETS.

DANKIE VIR DIE DEEL :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #30 on: July 26, 2014, 04:25:17 pm »
BUGGER! I went for my follow-up X-rays today. Turns out I do have a fracture in the first/medial cuneiform. Wikipedia picture of foot bones for those who are interested: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/Gray268.png.

It's not a complete surprise. I've sprained my foot badly before and the pain was not on the same scale.

I had really hoped to get free of my crutches soon...  :'(
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2014, 04:30:34 pm »
That is a bugger!!

Here's hoping for a speedy recovery :thumleft: Keep smiling!!!
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2014, 04:34:13 pm »
Thanks for the descriptive report - hope you heel real soon  :thumleft:

+1 on a Gr8 RR & +10000 on you getting healed up perfectly ASAP. ;) :thumleft:
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2014, 04:55:44 pm »
Good one! Thanks for the RR.
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2014, 05:25:34 am »
Really cool, thanks for sharing - i look forward to doing the Swartberg pass - it looks amazing ;)

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2014, 07:37:39 am »
stunning pic of a stunning sky!
hope your foot heals well.
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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2014, 02:24:25 pm »
Great RR, well written and lovely pics.
Die Stalletjie looks cosy.

Alles van die beste met die recovery  :thumleft:


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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2014, 09:08:08 pm »
Nice ride - still my favourite route and destination!!!
Sorry to read about the fall and subsequent injuries and discomfort!! Respect for riding home like that!!!  O0
Hats off to Lance too - I know how it feels to escourt an injured rider from there - rather stressfull !!  :patch:
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #38 on: August 05, 2014, 11:18:17 am »
Nice RR and stunning pics.
Hope you ok now.Thanks for sharing.
 

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Re: Finishing a Ride, come (Die) Hell or High Water
« Reply #39 on: August 14, 2014, 03:43:57 pm »
Good read, hope your foot heals quickly!