Calling Ktm Mike!!

woodsy

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Hi Mike:
Randy and I are coming up your way tomorrow night, planning on riding up to the bridge Monday. We are going to try and find that "spot" where I bumped into you and "tobig" last time I got up there. I believe we are going to pitch the tent there Sunday night and head North from there.. We would be glad to have you and "Tobig" join us if you would like (and anyone else for that matter) for part or all of the ride. I know this is REALLY short notice but I just found out myself, sooooo.....
THought you would like to know!!!
Carpe Diem
Woodsy
 

KTM Mike

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Woodsy

 

Man - sorry I missed that post!  I have not been surfin DRN much lately and just now got a look - hey next time around email me direct at sstephenson@i2k.net - that i check regularily.

As it turns out, i was up in the UP riding on the 8th anyhow (actually on the road coming back home).  Took the wife and kids up northwest of Seney for some two track riding and camping with the family  (made a 4 day weekend out of it) and had a blast - though I was riding with some if not busted, badly bruised ribs.

2big or creeper9 can tell you about that crash - but make sure to ask 2big about his crash first.   Even riding at a "family pace" last weekend my ribs hurt like hell.  But at least i didnt go to the ER like others i know.  now after 12 days of not being able to lay flat at all and very little sleep - i am thinking i should of!   I guess the reason  i dont want to see a doc is they will only tell me..."dont ride for a few weeks"..and when I must admit I agree...oh oh... will they say a few months or what?

Anyhow...next time around we may hook up (I am quite good at ignoring doctors orders :eek: . LMK how your ride went!

Mike

 

 

 
 
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You should have paid your doc a visit. 5 cracked ribs 4 on left side, 1 right side. Got some vicodin. Was riding the following week. Was arrowing JP 3 week after.

Thanks to the vicodin.
 

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Fred T - Cracked ribs

KTM Mike - Cracked ribs

Derhntr - Cracked ribs

... All riding KTMs.

Mere coincidence? :confused:
 

woodsy

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Wow you guys, all this injury stuff dont sound good... Hey Mike, do you remember the guy that was with me who was riding the KTM300EXC when I met you and Tobig last time? He took the crank out on that ride (which is why we didnt get over to your place for burgers!! Do you know who I am talking of?? SUPER NICE GUY TO TALK TO AND RIDE WITH!!!!
A couple weeks ago he did a real bad one on an MX track. He came up short on a jump and busted up his foot real bad (bottom the suspention). He went in and had x-rays done and the ER doctor told him it was just a bad sprain. He had already had that leg compound fractured/pinned together from a different fall loong ago and thought he better have the foot looked at by a specialist!! Thankfully he did cause it was NASTY!! The specialist put him right in the hospital and did surgery right away. I guess it involved some bones in the foot that they very rarely see broken!! I think it will be a while before he is back with us :( :(
Sorry to hear about you guy's ribs and stuff.. Pain aint much fun!
I am going to do another "trail report" about our ride up there. IT WAS AWESOME!!! GREAT VARIETY OF TRAIL!! We camped right where we met up with you guys last time, had 220 miles on the bikes by the end of the day!!
Anyway, I will try and get that E-mail of yours on my list!!! Maybe next time, but it really sounds like you had a GREAT time with the fam (the way it should be!!).
Carpe Diem
Woodsy
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KTM Mike

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Oh oh...we had better watch out with this Rib Injury and KTM's connection - before long we will have the safteycrats out there making KTMs illegal due to high rib injury incidents!

I gave in to the pain yesterday afternoon, and finally went to see a Doc.  X-rays inconclusive on if anything broke or not, but they did ask that I come in again on Monday after the Radiologist has read the films. (I dont like that - last time i was told that I ended up with surgery for an unrelated issue!)  It was sorta funny as the doc poked and prodded me,,,, i hear him say under his breath  "...hmmm there's two,....three....four....five....six...  boy you tore the hell out of your muscles!"  I ripped  two or three "larger" muscles in the chest and back , and several smaller ones along the ribs, plus tore up cartilidge by the ribs front,  back and sides.  and due to the combination of the "trauma" as he called it, to my lungs combined with some very shallow breathing lately, i have a start of pnenumonia (sp?)

Derhunter - how can you stand the Vicadin?  I had a bone graft last fall - (major pain) took it for one day and took no more!  Made me all wonky headed, i hated it so much i would rather have dealt with the pain!.  LAst night The doc asked me if I knew if vicadin worked well for me - i said no way! Ended up on Flexeril for the muscle tears, Tylenol 3 for the bone pain (he did not seem to like dropping way back to old fashined T-3 - and honestly it dont do much for me), plus a shot of Rocephin anti biotic, and a Rx for another antibiotic for the lung issue.   End result - last night was the first real nights sleep i have gotten in almost 2 weeks!  Better Living through Pharmaceuticals!