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DirtRider500R
08-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Hey guys, been a while since I've posted last. Been going through a number of larger life changes, but I should start to be active as I used to be :noon

So, I finally dun did it. I was racing motocross Sunday (Aug 3rd, was also my birthday) when the throttle on the CR500 stuck wide open... The bike looped out, sent me HARD on my back, rotated forwards to my right temple, and then HARD on my back again. Pulled off the track, loaded everything up, and went home. Decided to go to the ER on Tuesday because the back pain wasn't going away. Turned out I had broken my T-4 vertebrae, and fracture my T-2,3, and 5. (I was WALKING like that for two days!!) Had surgery last night and now everything is held together by screws and plates. I'm up-ish and about in the hospital now, walking around, harassing nurses, the works. Should be sent home Sunday or Monday.

Enjoy a good stick for me :tu

Here's the crash video. Discretion advised....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT5Qilxi9m8&list=UUBZwOLveF4CbcCxeCQAynSA

Remo
08-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Wow, that sucks. Glad it wasn't worse...get on the mend :tu

Chainsaw13
08-08-2014, 12:24 PM
Wow! Glad to hear you're doing better.

equetefue
08-08-2014, 12:27 PM
wow.... glad you are doing much better

jonumberone
08-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Get better soon!

Dave128
08-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Good Lord! Glad your on the mend.

pnoon
08-08-2014, 03:13 PM
Hope your recovery goes well.

kelmac07
08-08-2014, 07:50 PM
Ouch!! Get well soon.

CigarNut
08-08-2014, 08:43 PM
Hope you get well soon!

Porch Dweller
08-08-2014, 10:09 PM
OUCH!!! Back trauma is no joke; take care and hope you have a quick recovery.

AdamJoshua
08-08-2014, 11:11 PM
Take care of yourself and yes that video is just sick.

Subvet642
08-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Take care of yourself and yes that video is just sick.

What he said! Ouch!

RWhisenand
08-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Wow Eli, that was a good get off, get well dude!

DirtRider500R
08-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Here's an X-Ray post surgery.

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/silentdeath01/Hardware1_zps75c074ff.jpg

Remo
08-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Here's an X-Ray post surgery.

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/silentdeath01/Hardware1_zps75c074ff.jpg

Oh, not so bad now that I see the pics…pu$$y. Rub some dirt on it! :lr

DirtRider500R
08-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Oh, not so bad now that I see the pics…pu$$y. Rub some dirt on it! :lr

:gary :noon

RWhisenand
08-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Wow, is that stuff going to stay? Or dose it come out later?

DirtRider500R
08-09-2014, 11:32 AM
It's all staying

Simple1
08-10-2014, 07:36 AM
Heal up and get back on the track soon! That 500 2 smoker is a monster of a bike. Did the Leatt break at all in the crash?

DirtRider500R
08-10-2014, 07:49 AM
From what I could tell, the brace is fine. I'll look over it some more once I get home from the hospital later today. I did notice that all of the adjustment tabs popped out of their tabs

ColdCuts
08-10-2014, 08:51 AM
Jeeze! I just watched all eight minutes. That was both horrible and terrifying.

Glad to hear you're on your feet again.

BHalbrooks
08-10-2014, 10:46 PM
Hang in there man. That crash looked really rough.

DirtRider500R
09-08-2014, 10:40 AM
Thought I'd update you guys on my personal issue :r

Had the 40 staples taken out of my back a few weeks ago, so now I can actually lay flat on my back. Gonna see my surgeon on the 23rd and see how everything is healing. Pulled the CR500 apart to figure out why it tried to kill me; turns out the throttle assembly had a bunch of crud in it and the cable was as old as dirt. I'm hoping to get back to racing next month, albeit it will be on a smaller bike.

nutcracker
09-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Here's an X-Ray post surgery.

http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx260/silentdeath01/Hardware1_zps75c074ff.jpg

Pretty much standard treatment for titanium deficiency....

Get well soon!

STEVE S
09-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Best of luck for a speedy and complete recovery.