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thank goodness not on the wing. went trail riding for the first time yesterday and went over and shattered my collar bone. glad i missed the tree. had to walk 2 miles out. needless to say a long walk.
 

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Um, how did the protective riding gear make out in that crash?

Glad that you are okay. Sounds like someone had to go in and retrieve the trail bike.
 

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They dont make protective gear for collarbones.

Heal quick, plenty of offroad season left! Heck, it is just getting started down here...!
 

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200lbs over the bars landing on my right shoulder. i missed the tree and hit the ground. thank goodness for full face helmet after the shoulder hit. no way was i going to get on my buddies after that. i had to hold my arm in place on the way out.
 

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Glad you had a riding buddy along to make sure you got out okay.

I remember back in the early '70s when my FIL and I went up in the mountains and were crossing a mountain stream. I was more bike savvy and put on full power and lifted the front wheel.

He tried to just ease his way across and hit a small round rock and it pitched him off. He twisted an ankle real bad. Kind of put a damper on our fun outing.
 

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Welcome to the club I did that in the desert in California on day I got a consunsion out of the deal . That stoped me from moto cross racing
 

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thank goodness not on the wing. went trail riding for the first time yesterday and went over and shattered my collar bone. glad i missed the tree. had to walk 2 miles out. needless to say a long walk.
Welcome to the clavicle club!



I've done both of mine on dirt bikes. FYI, a chest protector helps, as well as the new neck brace systems.......like the leatt. Usually, on the dirt, you do your clavicle when your helmet comes down (chin to chest off center) on the collar bone.
 

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Welcome to the over-the-bars club. I joined at age 15 or so, when initiation was much easier. Regardless, the dirt is the right place to do it.

I hope you heal quickly and completely.

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I once tried dirt bike riding with a Honda CB360. Went over the bars on that one, But, at slow motion and no injuries.
 

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Yep glad you missed the tree and you are on the heal.

I'm in the over the bar club, have been for years. Went over my cousins dirtbike's when the throttle hung, wide open and I hit a clump of saltgrass that would stop a tank. SPLAT, only ripped my t-shirt.

In the busted collarbone club too. Didn't break it in the middle so to speak but actually the tendon that holds the muscle to it pulled it's attachment off of the bone. Done when I layed my bike over few years ago....



Take it easy and heal quick.....:waving:
 

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I hope your healing and doing well soon . I tore up my shoulder on July 21st and will have surgery on Sept 15th . I think a broke bone I would have been healed up and on my way to Montrose by now . Oh well I sure cant change whats happend . If I could , I would undo both our accidents .
 

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I once tried dirt bike riding with a Honda CB360. Went over the bars on that one, But, at slow motion and no injuries.
ohh the good ole days. I loved those bikes.
 

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Ouch, broken collar bone. No good, but great that you were not hurt worse. I've been over the bar as well. I've also been on each side and off the back. Seemed like when I was young and riding an enduro I was always looking for ways to crash. The worse damage I got was a broken ankle one time and a tore up leg another. My best advice to my kids: don't go flying up some steep hill and shoot up into the air when you don't know what the heck is over that hill. :action:
 

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saw the doc today and said being 41 i wont heal all that fast.. bow season is out too.
 

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My best advice to my kids: don't go flying up some steep hill and shoot up into the air when you don't know what the heck is over that hill. :action:
I did just exactly that when I knew better back when my kids were only 3 and 4.

I told the Lord whilst I was still 70 feet above those terrible looking little ravines below me, "Lord, if you will grant me somehow, to get out of this one alive, I will sell this bike the minute I get it back home."

HE DID, and to this day, there is no way I could have come down the back side of a 45 degree slope with little Texas rivulets running 30 degrees to my left without packing it in on the first thump.

The bike was gone the next day, and I didn't ride again until the kids were long gone and on their own.
 

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My best advice to my kids: don't go flying up some steep hill and shoot up into the air when you don't know what the heck is over that hill. :action:
I did just exactly that when I knew better back when my kids were only 3 and 4.

I told the Lord whilst I was still 70 feet above those terrible looking little ravines below me, "Lord, if you will grant me somehow, to get out of this one alive, I will sell this bike the minute I get it back home."

HE DID, and to this day, there is no way I could have come down the back side of a 45 degree slope with little Texas rivulets running 30 degrees to my left without packing it in on the first thump.

The bike was gone the next day, and I didn't ride again until the kids were long gone and on their own.
Boy I know the feeling AZ. One day I took off up a hill I'd ridden up many times before, only I didn't know that during the week they had cut away the other side for some sort of construction. I had a sissy bar on the back of my Harley Davidson Rapido and I was unable to bail off the back. I wasn't up as high as you, no time for a prayer. I and the bike did some sort of tangle tumble down to the bottom. I limped home, called a friend, and he brought his truck over to haul my broken bike home. That was the day I broke my ankle. Didn't go to the doc till the next day.
 

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My bike at the time, was a Yamaha DT250 enduro that was stripped for river bottom running. No fenders or anything to get in the way.

I leaned way back, pulled up on the bars and opened the throttle wide open and left it in top gear.

I was scared to allow the front wheel to touch the ground.

It did of course after a couple of those ravine tops leveled out the bike's backward down angle. That bike somehow skimmed the tops of those ravines without dumping the front forks all the way to the bottom of a ditch.
 
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