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    Behold my left clavicle! Had a spill on the trials bike. The hospital has sent me home because there was no specialist on today. I've to go back tomorrow, and will no doubt have an operation some time soon. What shit luck.
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    Yikes! Get better soon!

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    Ouch! Heal fast...

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    Ouch! Hope the surgery goes well.

    Better sell that dangerous Trials bike and get a KTM Enduro bike quick ;-)

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    Sorry to hear that Dualta. What were you doing when you took the spill? What kind of gear were you wearing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    Sorry to hear that Dualta. What were you doing when you took the spill? What kind of gear were you wearing?
    I was at a trials park, practicing getting the front wheel up and over logs and small boulders. I was having the time of my life, taking things easy and getting used to the bike, but then I lost control amongst a cluster of small boulders. Not sure how as its all a blur. I imagine I tried to rescue a bad situation rather than dismount and let the bike fall, but the last thing I remember was hitting the deck on my left side. I knew right way the collarbone was broken. The guys loaded the bike into the car and I drove for an hour to the hospital. No specialist on Sunday so they sent me home with a brace and painkillers. Sitting on the ward now waiting for them to screw on a plate under a local anaesthetic. Should be home in a day or two.

    i was wearing a upper body full armour under jacket, Astars, new Arai lid, knee braces, the full outfit. Just fell very badly on my shoulder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Ouch! Hope the surgery goes well.

    Better sell that dangerous Trials bike and get a KTM Enduro bike quick ;-)
    And trials is supposed to be the safe one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualta View Post
    And trials is supposed to be the safe one!
    Not really given that it focuses solely on the part of dirt riding that's dangerous scaling gnarly obstacles. And the better you get, the higher the bar gets raised.

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    Sorry to hear about your get off. Hope it heals up fast.

    I used to ride trials. Agree it is much better to let the bike go than try to save it.
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    sorry to hear it. heal well and fast!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualta View Post
    I was at a trials park, practicing getting the front wheel up and over logs and small boulders. I was having the time of my life, taking things easy and getting used to the bike, but then I lost control amongst a cluster of small boulders. Not sure how as its all a blur. I imagine I tried to rescue a bad situation rather than dismount and let the bike fall, but the last thing I remember was hitting the deck on my left side. I knew right way the collarbone was broken. The guys loaded the bike into the car and I drove for an hour to the hospital. No specialist on Sunday so they sent me home with a brace and painkillers. Sitting on the ward now waiting for them to screw on a plate under a local anaesthetic. Should be home in a day or two.

    i was wearing a upper body full armour under jacket, Astars, new Arai lid, knee braces, the full outfit. Just fell very badly on my shoulder.
    We are getting way too old for this, aren't we?

    And then there is the time off the bike to give it time to heal. That's too bad. Sorry to hear.

    Which trials park, btw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    Not really given that it focuses solely on the part of dirt riding that's dangerous — scaling gnarly obstacles. And the better you get, the higher the bar gets raised.
    The lower skill levels are pretty straightforward and shouldn't be that dangerous at all, really. Slow speeds, minor obstacles, easy gradients, and such, would be about as far as I would want to go. It would be a fun way to spend time riding and maybe even competing. About this standard:





    Quote Originally Posted by the44secs View Post
    We are getting way too old for this, aren't we?

    And then there is the time off the bike to give it time to heal. That's too bad. Sorry to hear.

    Which trials park, btw?

    Myorakuji (it's a temple) in Toyota. It's a fantastic place, free to use, but people are asked to consider making a small donation in the box outside the temple or to buy lunch in the little cafe they have there (about 400-500 yen). It has a very well established community of riders who were particularly friendly when I turned up, almost immediately inviting me into their company and having me join them for lunch. The obstacles are C Class and upwards, with space for beginners to work their turning and balancing.

    Yes, time off riding for a while, but I'll be able to work on my stationary balancing in the yard here at the house when I heal up a bit more. I need to work on the clutch lever to make it lighter. Being as stiff as it is, hand fatigue certainly contributed to me losing control of the bike, so I can tinker while I'm waiting to heal.


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    This place, right?

    http://myorakuji.toyota-jp.net/html/04.html

    Got lost once trying to find it. Do you know when they are open? Weekends or...
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    Quote Originally Posted by the44secs View Post
    This place, right?

    http://myorakuji.toyota-jp.net/html/04.html

    Got lost once trying to find it. Do you know when they are open? Weekends or...
    It's open every day, as far as I know. The temple is open every day, so, so is the course.


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