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So guys, I need some input from someone who has suffered a debilitating head injury, or TBI. A mild concussion doesn't count. TBI is essentially a concussion, but far worse. To put things into perspective, I was in a coma for five days after my motorcycle accident (this was on the street). Am I saying that you need to have gone through the same thing? No. However, I would like some input from someone who has suffered a debilitating injury, maybe just an injury of any kind, and had to make the decision about whether to ride the following year.
I'm twenty-one years old, and have raced motocross every summer since I was fourteen. It makes me feel... well, I'm not really sure how to describe it. My life is rather mundane, but when I get on that bike and race, I feel alive and in control for however long I'm riding it. I live in Alaska, by the way, so summer is like five months max.
Point is, the injury will not be the hardest thing I've ever had to go through, if I do indeed decide to stay off the dirt bike this summer. The hardest thing, guaranteed, that I will have gone though, is to have stayed off the bike this summer. It is one of the very few things I truly love in life, and I fervently look forward to it every year. I do nothing in the winter.
Buuuut, and this is a big but, I'm also not an idiot. My brain injury occurred in very late September of last year. If you all think it's more than just wise, but critical, to stay off the bike this year, just like my doctor thinks (but you know doctors... always over-protective of your physical health, like parents), then I will stay off of it this year. Looking up at that bright sun, experiencing the peak of summer greatness, it will undoubtedly be monumentally difficult to put riding into the back of my mind, but I can do it.
What do you think?
I tried to post this last night, but something was messed up with the link. I think it's right now.
Looking for any advice or thoughts about the bike listed below. I'm planning on riding it locally for a year or so, and then riding the TAT. Any thing i should be worried about?
Feeling the need to make my DRZ400sm more dirt worthy. I still need to commute, errand, adv, general everyday use. Was strongly considering going to a 2.5" (max) wide 19" front rim for better dirt-worthy steering especially in sandy situations. Currently on Shinko 705's and OE 17's. The rear is fine, the front is not. I have bicycle wheel building background so I was going to rebuild a 19" rim to the OE hub with new spokes and nipples.
Does anyone here have any experience on any bike with a 19/17 combo? Love to hear.
Can you really use a rear 19" mx wheel and re-lace it to the front hub?