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Brad Young
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« on: September 06, 2017, 09:04:30 PM »

Yes, it's that time of year again. My AAC books package came and I've been thumbing through Accidents in North American Climbing. Sheesh.

Although I haven't read it yet, I did see one report that carried the explanation/title: "Bike Crash During Descent From Climb." The incident in question apparently happened in Washington state. DES, am I going to see your name in this one?
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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 09:10:16 PM »

DES, am I going to see your name in this one?


buahahaha

Biking is dangerous.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 06:07:14 AM »

 Quit reading paper books as well. Switch to digital.

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www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Father-dies-rare-flesh-eating-infection-getting-tiny-cut-arm.h...
Dec 23, 2008 - A father died of a rare flesh-eating disease which infected his body through a tiny paper cut on his arm, an inquest has heard. Tony Williamson, 60, developed the deadly blood infection necrotizing fascilitis, which affects fewer than one in a million people. Within six days of ..

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Man who was almost killed by an infected PAPER CUT that put him in a coma for three weeks
Michael Berger, 46, was given a 50 percent chance of survival after his paper cut became infected
He had developed sepsis, a toxic response to an infection in the cut  
Sepsis kills 258,000 Americans every year and can be tough to diagnose
It must be caught quickly and be treated with antibiotics and IV fluids
Berger was hospitalized at Kennedy Hospital in Cherry Hill, and was saved by its nationally-recognized Sepsis Program


 Brad, if you swell up, the medical personal will have to cut your shorts off of you. There will be no mending them then.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »

i would have to climb first.  How did he climb up with his mtb?
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 06:09:21 PM »

Finally got the MRI on the left shoulder...surprise, surprise torn labrum. Yeah, I could have told them!

I might be forced to take year break or so.

The upside, they give you cool meds after surgery and I get another cool scar. Downside, I get to do 6months of rehab.

Mr Mud is safer on his Mtn bike, just not his widow maker fancy road bike.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 09:43:28 AM »

torn labrum.


Dang.  Sorry to hear it.  Hoping your PT and drugs are better than mine were.  SLAP and detatched biceps tendon a few years back - pre climbing days. 

Prolly from a mtn bike crash. 

Or four. 

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« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2017, 05:32:05 PM »

f4 was it from the mtb crash or from climbing?  Will this keep you off the bike?
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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2017, 06:28:25 PM »

Ha, no the mtn bike crashes were Not the culprit (there were a few that day of varying severity), which was funny to show up to pt torn up and a nasty bruise above the tendor area on the shoulder..."so what did you do this weekend?" Nothing much just some riding...with a spill or 2.

I am riding until I get surgery...can't make it any worse.

I already had a small tear done back in 02!

I need to talk to my pt guy to have him interpret the MRI language...suspect new tear near bicep insertion. We had thought it was bad tendonitis.

The right shoulder was a full separation!!! And yeah that bicept part was a bitch. The left is not so bad....which is good.

This was due to body falling, but hand stayed put....damn gravity got me again.

Who wants to buy a nice bi-colored 9.8 sterling rope??
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« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 04:55:58 AM »

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This was due to body falling, but hand stayed put....damn gravity got me again.

 Ouch, when did this happen?

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 06:44:07 PM »

Memorial weekend.

 Grin
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« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2017, 11:23:41 AM »


How did he climb up with his mtb?


That's what I thought too.

Turns out that he used the bike on otherwise closed logging roads to approach (and solo) a very remote alpine route. That went fine. Within 250 feet of starting the biking part of the descent, he crashed (with broken bones).

Just re-proves what Mud has already proven. Mountain biking is more dangerous than climbing  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: September 12, 2017, 12:40:18 PM »

I think I probably do have more riding related injuries than I have climbing related. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2017, 12:51:07 PM »


I think I probably do have more riding related injuries than I have climbing related. 


"Probably?"

I may die laughing (after I quit climbing).
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2017, 06:14:53 PM »

Cancel that. I'm not quitting climbing. I just got invited to go do Snake Dike. I'm definitely accepting  Grin

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2017, 07:51:39 PM »

Old saying goes if you are not crashing, you are not riding hard enough.
Words to live by.

Jealous there brad, let me know if you need 3 nuts for the route. I swear that was what I would bring next time. Enjoy!!!
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 04:34:43 AM »

 Snake Dike is definitely for the young. JC and KC would love that route! My knees ache remembering the hike back.
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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 04:58:35 AM »


 Snake Dike is definitely for the young. JC and KC would love that route! My knees ache remembering the hike back.


Well I am young. And so is the 22 year old who invited me to do the route with her  Wink
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 09:31:49 AM »


 Way to capitalize on being young. When are you going?
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 03:08:32 AM »

someone is making me go climbing at the end of the Month.
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2017, 05:41:10 AM »

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someone is making me go climbing at the end of the Month.
the gym is not so bad
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