Knocked myself out
Posted January 21, 2002 - 12:35 PM
I had tried to time the whoops, jumping two at a time, like I had done in the practice lap. But I had to take a different line from the one in the practice lap because the guy next to me took my line. Dumb mistake. Should have rolled them. Jumped way over the second one and planted the front wheel into the third. That is about all I remember. I don't actually remember hitting the ground.
I "woke up" with a guy and a lady over me asking if I was OK? She said I was down for about 2 minutes. The funny thing is, I swear I had a full dream in that two minutes. I tried to roll over but couldn't at first. Then I stood up, felt a little woozy and looked for my bike. It was OK. A little tweaked in the bars but I got them back in line. My helmet was not cracked but had huge scuff marks on the back and side.
The rode my bike back to the truck. walked to the ambulance and they checked me over. I had a real bad headache and my shoulder hurt quite a bit. I had to wait around a while then they looked me over again and felt good enough to release me. I was a little groggy but I could remember everything (except how I hit the ground), my BP was good and so were my pupils.
After I got home, the stiffness started to set in. From my neck all they way to my butt. come the evening time I could not move my arm or cough or blow my nose. My entire rib cage is sore, I can't lift my right arm more than shoulder height and I have a good size bruise on my forehead that runs down my right temple area. No headaches though which is a good thing.
I took a bath and went to the bed. My wife had to pull me out of the bed every time I had to use the bathroom. Didn't sleep much last night. Been in bed all day except to go to the Dr. He took some Xrays and they were all negative. He said I am going to be sore for about a week. Lots of Ibuprofen and heat.
My first loss of conciousness as well as my first DNF. Hope they never happen again.
Posted January 21, 2002 - 01:01 PM
are you lookin fer symphony?
never mention "tickly ribs" on a website coz everyone will send you some real "rib-ticklers"
ouch!! now i can feel that pain!
Posted January 21, 2002 - 03:22 PM
I didn't think about a new helmet. They do say they are only good for one major hit, then you should toss it. Safety first!
Posted January 21, 2002 - 03:36 PM
Posted January 21, 2002 - 04:41 PM
Now you know what to do with the next set of hoops. Get well
Posted January 21, 2002 - 11:00 PM
"quick, someone call dougie an ambulance!"
"dougie's an ambulance, dougie's an ambulance!"
"help! someone support dougie's head!"
"dougie's head (clap, clap, clap),dougie's head (clap, clap, clap)"
then a lepar shouts out; "i'll lend a hand!"
Posted January 22, 2002 - 05:06 AM
Sounds like Berthoud Bit you! It does occaisionally bite back you know. Hey, it only took about 8 weeks for my ribs to heal from getting too friendly with a piece of granite at Rampart. Couple months you'll be good as new
I bet that was the whoops on the 'new' track on the north side? They are pretty gnarly.
[ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: Stefe9999 ]
Posted January 22, 2002 - 05:13 AM
Posted January 22, 2002 - 05:54 AM
Posted January 22, 2002 - 06:01 AM
Hey here is a fun way to pass the time as you wait in the emergency room. After my last crash I went in for a look at some bad ribs. They attached a pulse-ox meter and left the room. It was around midnight and I was bored and sleepy. Needed to keep myself occupied 'cuz I had forgot any bike mags. Well lo' and behold, I found that you can play a video game with those monitors! See how low you can get your pulse and O2! Then see how high you can go!! It sets off all kinds of alarms and gets folks to running! COOL! After about the 5th or 6th time they get tired of you and come treat you and get you out so you will leave them alone!!! It's also fun to start going thru all the cupboards.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 07:30 AM
Posted January 22, 2002 - 07:43 AM
sounds like about the only sympathies i would get from my girlfriend if i ever did that....
you'll heal up, the story will exagerate a little, and before you know it, you will have been blitzing through a timing section, spiked the front brake to keep from running over a lapper, barely evaded the other lapper, got hit by a third lapper, run over by the whole field, picked yer thumper back up and got her going, all only to get a stinking thired place trophy.
but hey, you can't honestly say it wasn't worth it. ...
get better quick.
Posted January 22, 2002 - 10:36 PM
I'm glad you are OK. What a story! I'm glad it had an OK ending.
More than anything: Congrats for getting off your duff this winter and doing something I sit around THINKING of doing.
YOU DA MAN!
BTW: I went to Pueblo yesterday (Monday 1/21) and rode that moto cross track at PMI. Only my second time on an MX track. I had a blast and even cleared a few of the table tops. But I certainly am NOT ready to race on an MX track. YIKES!
Bryan in Denver...
[ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: Bryan ]
Posted January 22, 2002 - 01:20 PM
as i can)Was recovering at side of track with first aid ,when he runs down,and all he wants to do is playback the film to me!I could not quiet
focus at the time but stupidly got back on my bike to ride up to the pits,and they were restarting my race so what do i do ? of course i get back on the line and start the race was not long befor the pain started to come out, right across my back between my shoulders but i managed to complete the race( next to last !)First aid checked me out again in their amblance for concussion,but every thing was fine.I was begining to stiffen up and didnt really feel my best,so sat out the rest of the day.Next morning the pain was unbareable so off to hospital 3hr wait get checked out,told ive got whiplash and damaged nerve in neck which explaned the numbness
in my shoulder.Anyway acouple of weeks off work four weeks physio and three months later, i am nearly 100% again .No sympathy from my girlfriend
swears she will never come to whatch me race ever again!.But the good news is i got a new helmit out of it . I STILL REMEBER
THE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, STRUGGLING TO GET UP OUT OF
BED,THE LADY PHYSIO !! glad you are ok
Posted January 22, 2002 - 06:21 PM
I have to say, it was a bit erie seeing Doug laying on the track, motionless in the fetal position...
I didn't see the crash, but it must have just happend, cuz I saw a lady running over towards him.
(By the way Doug, she was topless, so it's too bad you don't remember anything)
Yeah, it shook me up a bit seeing him there, but I quickly came to my senses and realized that I had better stay on the gas and make up some time before he came to. Had he not cut the course and ran over that small girl and her puppy, he wouldn't have gotten out in front of me.
Oh yeah, as for that DNF...
You see, I need all the points I can get and Dougie's DNF doesn't really help my cause. So, I had a little conversation with that scorekeeper after the race and let her know that Doug did in fact finish! When she quesioned me as to why he never completed one lap, my explanation was that Doug was, well, a little special, and that he liked riding through the pretty pink gate. It took a little convincing but, I think I was able to get you 1 point Doug. I know buddy, you're welcome.
While it may appear as if the motocross Gods were not looking down upon ol' Doug last Sunday, things could have been worse. He could have done some damage to that fine stroker of his. (yes,pun intended)
Glad to hear you're ok man! We'll do it again next month!
Oh yeah, all jokes aside, it was a tough whoops section and I'm really surprised they allowed us on that part of the kiddie track.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 07:13 AM
Posted January 23, 2002 - 07:47 AM
Doing better today. Still very sore but I can pull myself out of the bed without any help.
Stefe, it was that new whoops section. Nasty stuff. I will definately roll them next time like everyone else. Got to remember, I'm 36, not 18.
Bryan, I didn't know you were still out there. Good to here from you.
Scott, thanks for the laughs. Only set me back another couple of days. How is Eric? I bet he much more sore than me.
Posted January 23, 2002 - 09:01 AM
If you remember, I had to start his bike for him before the practice lap cuz his back was hurting him so bad he couldn't kickstart. Eric apparently felt the need to keep passing out in the ER and even went into a bit of shock. Eyes rolled back, convulsions, the whole nine yards.
In looking back, I do feel a touch bad about making him sit in the Jeep during the race while I got another 2 laps in.
On another note, the bonehead is now out of work cux he can't throw a hammer, AND he doesn't have health insurance. Considering all the x-rays, drugs, and the fact that protocal was to call in the trauma team since it was a motorcycle accident, he's gonna be paying off that bill for a while.
Hang in there Douglas, get better and we'll ride (slowly) again soon!