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Old 08-08-2004, 01:43 AM
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Default Time to throw in the towel guys...

     

Ive decided to sell my bikes... After my back injury around Christmas time and not being able to ride on dirt/track/whereever anymore without serious complications for my future ive decided to sell my bikes.

I sold my AG bike last week for $900 which was very good money.

I just want to say thankyou to you guys for being supporitive and THE website for motorbikes on the internet. Good luck to everbody involved in this website and I wish you all much sucess.

I will continue to ride... on street, it is less destructive on my back.

For all that are interested in my bike heres something i made up. Its in Australia BTW.

And once again, Thankyou guys and good luck. LONG LIVE ATM!

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Old 08-08-2004, 02:05 AM
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your not leaving the site are you? if so, i would stick around. just because you wont have the bikes you can still stay, be a bench racer LOL. but if you do, hope you come back once in a while. good luck in your endevours man
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Old 08-08-2004, 02:16 AM
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Best of luck and best wishes mate! Please stay, we need to keep some laid back Aussies here so check in alot!

BTW, you can list your bike here www.gobike.com.au
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Old 08-08-2004, 02:55 AM
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Default Re: Time to throw in the towel guys...

thanks for the site.

Dont you guys worry ill still be a bench racer on here for a long time to come! the things you learn from this site
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Old 08-08-2004, 02:59 AM
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Default Re: Time to throw in the towel guys...

Dirtrydar...

Sorry to see the bikes go, BUT I can appreciate the decision you had to make.

I'm glad to hear you'll be stickin around the site! Be sure and post often.
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:25 AM
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I am sorry to hear about your injuries. I dont know the extent of your injuries but I wouldnt go selling everything yet.

I have had two back surgeries in the past 2 years (I had two disks replaced) and would have never thought I would ever get back on a bike. Well, 6 months after my last surgery I was buying me a new bike.

I am not going to lie to you, it is a rough row to hoe, I still take morphine and oxycontin everyday, but at lest I cn get out and be a functioning member of society. While I cant ride as hard as I used to, nor as long, I get out and set my own pace and do what my back will allow on that day.
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Old 08-08-2004, 03:28 PM
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thanks for the advice brck but im only 16 so i dont want to take any chances whatsoever that could affect me in the future.
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: Time to throw in the towel guys...

Sorry to hear mang and best of luck to you.

BTW, there is always other motorsports to get in to (I don't know the specifics of your injuries so you may not be able to do these either). Like drag racing cars or bike, road racing cars or bikes, boating, jet skiing, etc.

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Old 08-09-2004, 03:44 PM
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Man sorry to hear about that dude. I can appriciate what you are going thru. Glad to hear that you will stick around here though.

What did you do to your back if you don't mind me asking?
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Old 08-09-2004, 03:54 PM
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There's nothing wrong with being a woods/trail rider like myself.

I have a blast everytime I go out and ride.
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Old 08-10-2004, 12:53 AM
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i 'slipped a disc' and i have hairline fractures in my L 4/5 vertrerbrate
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Old 08-10-2004, 09:49 AM
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i 'slipped a disc' and i have hairline fractures in my L 4/5 vertrerbrate
I cant tell you what to do but If you really want to continue to ride, I would get hooked up with a good neurosurgeon and pain clinic. I had 8 ruptured disks and a crushed vertebrae. I was told I would never be able to do any physical labor the rest of my life, much less ride motocross.

I went to a neurosurgeon who is a lumbar specialist who performed Lumbar Endoscopic Discectomies and Lumbar disc replacements. I went thru 6 months of PT and started showing dramatic improvement. He then hooked me up with a pain management DR who helps keep the pain level at a controlled state so I can function in day-to-day activities.

I am going to tell you, it aint no easy road. I have been living with severe pain for many years now so I have got "use" to it...if that is possible. Like many, many others on and off this board that have experienced this type of injury, we deal with pain daily that would cripple an average person. I dodn’t mean that to be some macho-statement, I merely meant that we deal with this kind of pain everyday because we have to; If we are going to work, go to school, or have any kind of hobby, we have to learn how to deal with our pain and know our limitations. And knowing our limitations is the key, we have to learn all over how to do everything again, because everything we do involves our back, whether it be sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, riding..whatever…we have to learn to pace our selves and know what we can do and what we cant. Sometimes it is hard to control yourself, I know, for instance when I am out riding, I would love to be out there putting in 15-20 laps on the track beating and banging with my buddies, but I know that if I don’t pull myself in every 5-6-7 laps to rest a few minutes I will regret it later. Because if you stay out until you start to hurt then the damage is already done, your body has already injured itself and is letting you know it thru pain. So you need to know your limitations and rest your body every so often.

Although your injury is not that severe at the moment, the best thing you can do right now is give it plenty of time to heal properly. You are young so you will heal a lot quicker than us old farts. You are doing the best thing by taking some time off to heal…you don’t want to end up like me who neglected his back injury when I was young like yourself because that is why mine has escalated to what it is today. Even though I still have 4 ruptured disks (although not as severe as the ones I had to have replaces and worked on) I still will hit anything on the track or trails. But, I listen to my body, I give it plenty of time to rest, and I do not push it past its limitations I have grown to understand. And although I still have to take morphine (amongst others) daily, the pain is at a manageable level thanks to my pain specialist. He said he loves it when I come in for my bi-weekly epidural shot in my back; because usually it is after I have been riding that day and I am pulling my bike. He says he is going to put a sign out there that reads, “Come see Dr. Katz and You Too Can Ride One of These!!!” (Referring to my bike sitting in the parking lot…..LOL)

Anyway, rest up, make sure you are healed before you buy you a new bike in the near future and I don’t think you will have any problems.

Good Luck my friend
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:39 AM
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Default Re: Time to throw in the towel guys...

Excellent post Tim, I couldn't have said it better myself.

I am definitly going to have to slow myself down when I do return to riding next spring, but I am still going to ride, hell I don't think I could NOT ride.

Living with the pain/numbness/tingling/etc is not fun, but as Tim said, it's something that we deal with...and we have to if we want to go on in life.
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Old 08-11-2004, 12:28 AM
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cool, i'm not the only one bikeless!!!!! HA HA DAD u thought i was the only one on this whole site who didnt have a REAL bike!!
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Old 08-11-2004, 04:17 AM
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Default Re: Time to throw in the towel guys...

thanks for the advice brcrk but my dirtbike days are over. i havnt ridden in so long it doesnt appeal to me so much anymore
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:36 PM
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Excellent post Tim, I couldn't have said it better myself.

I am definitly going to have to slow myself down when I do return to riding next spring, but I am still going to ride, hell I don't think I could NOT ride.

Living with the pain/numbness/tingling/etc is not fun, but as Tim said, it's something that we deal with...and we have to if we want to go on in life.
Thanks Jim,

If anyone on this board knows what I am talking about it is you bud. I know you will be back out...but as competetive as you are it is going to be so hard for you NOT to give in to PEER-PRESSURE at the beginning. It took me a while to plug my ears when my buddies were ragging on me for coming in to rest more often...but they soon realized that it only shows the love we have for our sport that we can adapt and endure in order to continue to ride.
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Old 08-11-2004, 03:51 PM
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........Living with the pain/numbness/tingling/etc is not fun, but as Tim said, it's something that we deal with...and we have to if we want to go on in life.
I also had to comment on that also Jim. It is hard for some people to understand how I can ride with no feeling in my lower right leg. They ask what it is like? I tell them...think about when your foot and lower leg falls asleep, then think about how it feel to walk on it.............That is the way mine feels 24/7...............Then ask them, to go jump on their bike with their leg asleep and ride...LOL
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Old 08-12-2004, 09:56 AM
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Yep, I unfortunatly I know the fealing Tim. I still get alot of weird sensations in my left leg from time to time, goes numb, gets cold, can't feel it....but they seam to be getting less and less frequent as of late, wich is un-doubtibly a good thing.

Bottom line, back injuries suck.
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