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forces from texas and oklahoma converged on village creek saturday nite. guns were set on "automatic trophy". battlefield was in great shape. the enemy was behind every obstacle and bunker. but they were no match for the DRN air force. practice went well. gatorade was pouring out of us just like in the commercials. mx547 was wearing the blue and i had the orange coming out of the top of my head. being short of hair and all. we went to signup and i chose the 30+ and he took on the 38+. i thought things were looking up for me because i drew moto 1. fellow DNRr Jeff Gilbert followed up on our invitation and although we were happy to see him and Tigger, we later became very grateful for his presence. oh yeah, this was the first time my mom had ever seen me ride competitively.

anyway.........we go to the line and im feelin it. like i said "automatic trophy" mode. i get an ok start and am feeling good. second lap in a guy lowsides in a corner and i get around him. this makes me third place whooohooooo!! i try to ride hard because i know he is faster than me. i do this real easy double...go a little long and am going up a step up triple. im dragging the brake to land down in the bottom. but alas the track has my number and i find myself way long and too high but not far enough to triple. that means a really bad long landing on a double. my boots spank the ground as the suspension bottoms out and i go straight off the track. something in my lower right leg is screwed............. emts get me off the track and jeff, who was in my moto must have noticed the emts tending to me. he parks his bike and brings mine back to the trailer. im going Swift white, meaning not very good color. i decide lets go to the hospital. my mom is kind of frantic. she sees me do 1 1/2 laps and go straight to the hospital. hows that for a spode? mx547 asks you want me to load up? and i said nah we will be back. he wishes i would of said yes. i get to the hospital and they wisk me in. i got there before the gunshot and knife fight victims. my wonderful wife is taking care of me when i get a call saying mx547 is on his way to the hospital. i said why? he is hurt...............oh great! im laying in an er and my buddy just couldnt be outdone so he goes and does one up. doc is saying it looks pretty serious tx246 (he didnt really call me that) but his diagnosis wasnt very nice. partial tear of the achilles. :whiner: i get to go see my first orthopedic. xrays suck and they do them twice. yep its not broken. bout that time mx547 goes wheeling by in MY wheelchair. he gets his xrays but doesnt want to see the results he wants to avoid the graphics and just wants an oral presentation by Dr. Johnson. its bad.......multiple breaks and he is 240 miles from home. we get to talking about how and why and ill be @!@$$.........it was on the same lap and jump of his moto. its his right leg and my right leg :think: not only that he was in third when it happened to .........coincidence..i think not. we are chalking it up to bad mojo. it was the 13th afterall. we are currently wrapped from knee down and are sucking down vicadan like good'nplenty candy. he has been down this road before and now im in the "club". i dont like it at all. we are very greatful to jeff gilbert for loading all of our gear so my stepdad could drive the truck. hope you enjoy your trophy jeff........i heard it was pretty cool. we took the 1:30 am express in the mustang home from the hospital........ate all the hot dogs in the house...........and are on this damn computer! its 3:03am and we are going to gently set ourselves in a reclining position. :aj:
 

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Boy that sucks, major. I think craig_enid, Lorin and I will just park our bikes. Three of the original Heartland Spodes down. :( Hope you guys heal in time for DW.
 
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Originally posted by dell30rb
The hartland spodes are cursed!
apparently so...things like this make your bike problems look minor, huh justql? you got off easy.

jay (mx547 at tx246's house). he's still asleep. i got a total of about twenty minutes of sleep last nite. i'm hurting. :whiner:
 

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OMG! What can I say? I just say the teaser in the HS forum and came straight here for the report. You guys need a driver to shuttle home?
 
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I haven't had time to really ride since Memorial day. Been thinking about doing some night practices at 59th + Douglas.... starting to look like bad Mojo for the Heartland Spodes! Wonder who's next? Maybe I need to take up needlepoint.
 
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I'm sticking to the trail riding, myself.....
Jumping was fun, at Cooperland, but as far as MX racing is concerned, count this old chicken 'out'.
 
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***VioletSP here***

*surveys the carnage of broken spodes before her*
I'm starting to think that maybe you boys are missing an essential skill that MX requires. Since I've never raced I don't know what it is but I can safely say that you guys are definately doing something wrong. :think:
justql's going to have to add a wheel chair ramp to the Spodemobile. possible an IV drip and xray station as well. on a more positive note you shouldn't have to mow the yard for a while. Hope you all mend quickly and painlessly! ;)
 

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Damn! If you Heartland Spodes keep getting hurt, there won't be anyone left to cook!

Heal up quick, guys.
 

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You better watch it VioletSpode, you might be next. I know of one woods rider that broke some ribs and yet another who's wrist is still tight. Even trail riders like us mess up sometimes. I jusst hope that everyone is up to speed before DW.

As far as cooking Okkxer cooked breakfast at Cooperland. Good stuff.
 
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I think I came out pretty lucky. Seeing small improvement everyday. Tough one guys. Give us an update when you can.
 

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