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Smit-Dog

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#17
Sorry to hear that you've joined the club... :ugg: Remember, it's usually not if you break your collarbone, but when!

Fortunately there is a ton of good advice on this board on how to deal with it.

Depending on the type of break, ask your ortho about getting a Haige Pin installed. Because of your age, a bone growth stimulator may really help as well.

This is what helped speed up an initial slow recovery for me:

http://www.ebimedical.com/products/fracture/orthopak.html
 

nikki

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#18
AHHH!!!! DAVE!!! DAMNIT!!! :|

That sucks! Luckily a broken collarbone shouldn't be anything like the knee/leg deal you just went through. 6 weeks and she should be good to go... hopefully. What is Trudy gonna do with you?

Well... like Smit-Dog said... join the broken collarbone club. Now you're in the cool people group with thekid, me, Red, and tons of others on here.

So what happened? Were you at Azzie? How is the break? Clean I hope. And how's the new bike? I think these new 250F's must have bad karma or something. :ugg:

Good luck with sleeping and getting up in the morning... getting up sucks the most about a broken collarbone. Make good friends with the recliner.

Heal up soon Dave!! :debil:
 

JuliusPleaser

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#19
Damn, Dave! That really sucks. :ugg:

Heal quickly, and well.
 

Tony Eeds

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#21
Dave: Get well and be careful. I'm with Rich, go to your room so you will be 100% at DW.
 

Smitty

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#23
Bummer Dave. Heal up quick.
 

Mikeb

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#24
I swear your bike must be cursed. Stay off that thing at least till we can all watch at DW :p
 

oldguy

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#25
thanks everyone.
Iguess I have to blame the bike- It was my first time riding my new 250f and the dam thing felt so good I decided to try doubling thru a rhythym section. last jump out the front end dove and the tire got hung up in a rut. Funny thing is my thought as I went over the bars was my knee and how happy I was that I was wearing Asterisks. As soon as I burrowed into the ghround head and shoulder first I knew it was broken. drove home and had my wife haul me to the ER where the nurse rememberred us from our last 2 visits.
Unfortunately I think I am quitting my attempts to ride :( as the last 2 rides have been a blown knee and now a broken collarbone. I guess I am going to be a fulltime minidad/wrencher for thekid.
He is officially taking over the 250f and will be racing it this weekend for the first time Sunday.
 
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#26
Don't give up yet Dave, let's put some DT tires and a 19" front wheel on the bike (I have a spare 19" front) and have a go at the Azzie flat track races, or some SuperMoto races. ;)
 

Smit-Dog

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#27
.... The bad karma around 250Fs and injuries keeps leading us back to riding woods instead... :aj:
 

High Lord Gomer

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#28
Ya Bonehead! First time riding in almost 10 months and you're trying to double through a rythm section?!?!?

Where's that slappin-oldguy-silly icon?

Collar bones heal quick. Just pretend to have a little sense next time. I mean, you're old, but you're not old enough to quit!
 

nikki

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#30
Dave go for the three strikes and you're out method... you got one more to go. Hope you're healed up soon...

I'm with Gomer - what were you thinking! But I know your pain... the bike makes me think I'm superwoman until I get carted off the track. Tell Eric to be damn careful on that thing this weekend (and wish him luck and tell him to kick butt, too)!

Sounds like you might have been a victim of the 1st ride 4-stroke nose dive. I kept chopping the throttle off this one table on my first ride and after landing about 5 serious polish wheelies Red stopped me and told me you can't do that on the thumpers.

Get well soon, olddude - no quitting... yet. We'll get you on a bike at DW... even if it's a TTR!