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post #31 of 52 Old 12-23-2016, 11:14 AM
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Thanks. Doing everything in my power to help make that happen, after that it's up to time and my body, but making sure I'm doing all I can to help that happen. When I broke my arm, I was back at the track 4 1/2 weeks after getting it plated. I'm doing more and being more aggressive about things for this injury (supplements, staying active, maintaining the fitness I can maintain, etc) to speed things along for this one since it's far more complicated being a weight bearing limb.
Given all the injuries you sustained, the level of excitement you demonstrate for the new bike and the fact that you will continue racing, I only have four words for you: YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION.

Wishing you the best with the recovery and hope you whip all of them on the track.
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Welp, leg is all plated together as of yesterday, erector set is gone, so now can focus on trying to heal that as best I can - I know it's not going to be overnight, but I'll do everything in my power to set myself up for the best outcome I can.

On that note, started purchasing stuff for the bike - going to take me a couple months before I have money for everything anyways, so getting it going. Started with the licenses for the ECU flash and autoblip, and picked up the rearsets, give the guys over at DareDevil something to do, and give me a reason to head up there and putter around as best I can and play on my momo a little bit.

Next up will probably be the exhaust, followed by the bodywork. Need to try to find some kind of template for the bodywork for my graphics guy so we can get started on layout....

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Welp, leg is all plated together as of yesterday, erector set is gone, so now can focus on trying to heal that as best I can - I know it's not going to be overnight, but I'll do everything in my power to set myself up for the best outcome I can.

On that note, started purchasing stuff for the bike - going to take me a couple months before I have money for everything anyways, so getting it going. Started with the licenses for the ECU flash and autoblip, and picked up the rearsets, give the guys over at DareDevil something to do, and give me a reason to head up there and putter around as best I can and play on my momo a little bit.

Next up will probably be the exhaust, followed by the bodywork. Need to try to find some kind of template for the bodywork for my graphics guy so we can get started on layout....
Glad to hear you are moving forward with the leg repairs!!

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Haven't updated this in awhile! Earlier this month I had ordered the ECU flash and auto blip licenses along with the rearsets. Went up for a couple hours one afternoon to tinker on the bike and start putting the rearsets on - got most of the way done until I realized I needed to use the OEM shift rod instead of the one that came with the rearsets - so the guys were going to have to finish that up lol. I ordered up the Graves exhaust that day as well, which should have come in by now I'd think.

Getting my HSA checks now, so recouping some of the medical bill money I've spent and going on a shopping spree later this week to pick up the rest of the stuff for the bike - shopping is always fun when you've got money to spend shopping for bike stuff is extra fun.

Other than that, just trying to do my best to heal up - 2 plates and 18 screws later humpty dumpty is back together. Still 100% NWB, but able to do ROM exercises on the ankle, so I do those a minimum of twice a day, and most days also go down and hop on the street bike (while it's off and on the side stand) and practice shifting up and down. Was able to get my foot into my commute boots (which are technically a size too big) fairly comfortably, which actually made shifting a lot easier. Won't know much else until my follow up and re-xray next week - hoping everything I've been doing will pay off, but keep reading about all the horror stories with these injuries which has me a bit apprehensive! Swelling is pretty well managed even on days when I can't elevate as much as I do when I'm telecommuting, but if the day gets too long the pain gets far more annoying - not horrible, but enough to keep me from falling asleep for long...which is probably a bit fresh since yesterday ended up being a 10 hour day for the leg, and I basically got about 1-2 hours of sleep last night. But that's the exception, and it's actually feeling pretty good by now after a night of rest and good elevation all morning!

Tinkering on the bike


I may need to start safty-wiring myself - think this'll pass tech?

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good stuff.

the amount of metal in me from race accidents is insane.
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good stuff.

the amount of metal in me from race accidents is insane.
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lol in that case it will be death by .... p______
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Some serious hardware in that leg HB. Good to hear that your managing it well. Keep healin. I know that race bike is calling your name.....ride me, ride me. Lol.
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Hope you didn't pay for the autoblip license...Nels flashed my ecu and unlocked that "check box" for me for free!

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Haven't updated this in awhile! Earlier this month I had ordered the ECU flash and auto blip licenses along with the rearsets. Went up for a couple hours one afternoon to tinker on the bike and start putting the rearsets on - got most of the way done until I realized I needed to use the OEM shift rod instead of the one that came with the rearsets - so the guys were going to have to finish that up lol. I ordered up the Graves exhaust that day as well, which should have come in by now I'd think.

Getting my HSA checks now, so recouping some of the medical bill money I've spent and going on a shopping spree later this week to pick up the rest of the stuff for the bike - shopping is always fun when you've got money to spend shopping for bike stuff is extra fun.

Other than that, just trying to do my best to heal up - 2 plates and 18 screws later humpty dumpty is back together. Still 100% NWB, but able to do ROM exercises on the ankle, so I do those a minimum of twice a day, and most days also go down and hop on the street bike (while it's off and on the side stand) and practice shifting up and down. Was able to get my foot into my commute boots (which are technically a size too big) fairly comfortably, which actually made shifting a lot easier. Won't know much else until my follow up and re-xray next week - hoping everything I've been doing will pay off, but keep reading about all the horror stories with these injuries which has me a bit apprehensive! Swelling is pretty well managed even on days when I can't elevate as much as I do when I'm telecommuting, but if the day gets too long the pain gets far more annoying - not horrible, but enough to keep me from falling asleep for long...which is probably a bit fresh since yesterday ended up being a 10 hour day for the leg, and I basically got about 1-2 hours of sleep last night. But that's the exception, and it's actually feeling pretty good by now after a night of rest and good elevation all morning!

Tinkering on the bike


I may need to start safty-wiring myself - think this'll pass tech?
Ouch!!
Well, they say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.. or is it stranger??

Heal up fast!!

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Pizzas?
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