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post #1 of 27 Old 06-24-2003, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Kris Krash

As you may or may not have known, this past weekend was STAR school at Mid-America Motorplex. *I was very excited about the weekend since it was at a track I know pretty well and now that I've been racing a little I had some specific areas I was hoping to improve. *Unfortunately on Saturday I found my limit on corner entry speed into turn 7. *I went into the turn a little faster than normal (probably 65-70 mph) but I didn't think it was too fast. *In fact, I never thought that I wouldn't make the turn until, well, I didn't make it. *I threw the bike into the corner and soon after the front wheel just tucked under. *The bike slid across the track and into the grass, and Kris came tumbling after. *I did a nice barrell-roll that seemed to last forever. *When I finally got stopped, I had to spit out a little dirt which had made its way inside my helmet. *I could feel a cut on my cheekbone directly below my left eye and felt that my right shoulder wasn't quite right, but I immediately got to my feet and walked away from the corner. *A couple of instuctors stopped and I hitched a ride back to the pits with one of them while the other rode the RC back. *The EMT's didn't think my collarbone was broken which was my first thought since that's a common injury. *They gave me an ice pack for my eye and told me that they could take me to the hospital to get checked out if I thought I needed to. *I really didn't want to ruin everyone else's day since they would have to stay off the track while the ambulance was gone, so I went back to the pits to sit a while and see if anything improved. *It was apparent that I was going to have a nice black eye, but my shoulder really worried me. *I was hoping that I just pulled some muscles. *After half an hour or so, I decided it would be best to find out what was wrong, so I called my parents to come pick me up and take me to the emergency room. *They took a few X-rays. *The technician asked me 'How did you land again? *Did you land on your back?' *I asked her, 'scapula?'. *'Yep.' *I had fractured my shoulder blade. *Apparently, this is a very difficult bone to break. *It's only the second one they'd ever seen at that emergency room; the other guy had fallen off a 40-foot ladder. *Right now I'm really bummed because I was supposed to race July 5-6 at MAM and was really looking forward to that weekend. *I also missed out on the opportunity to improve my riding at STAR school. *I'm thankful that I can at least walk this time (this is much better than a broken heel! ) and I'm not in much pain unless I try to raise my arm. *It'll heal and I'll be back. *



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Damn you for having all the fun!
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heal quickly, tiger. sorry for your mishap!

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Re: Kris Krash

was that the one LDH was at? Seems like I heard turn 7 out of him too... Weird.

Best of luck to recovery buddy! You still gonna race in august in topeka right?
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Re: Kris Krash

Yep, LDH crashed the session before. He was in turn 8 (turns 7 and 8 are two 90 degree corners that you kinda take as one turn). I'm guessing this will take 6-8 weeks to heal. Hopefully I'll be back in time for Heartland Park.

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Re: Kris Krash

It could have been worse, heel quick.
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Re: Kris Krash

you have any blue stuff on your tires? Did you see any debri on the track? Its just weird, seems lots of people went down there this weekend...
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Glad to hear your injuries were not worse. Heal quickly, and get back to it!
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Sorry to hear about your crash but I'm glad you will be ok.

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Damn Kris...glad to hear you're ok. I'll give you a call today and see how you're feeling.
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Re: Kris Krash

Glad you are OK overall... Any idea how you got a cut under your eye? Were you racing in your leather harley helmet again? It sounds like the bike isnt too bad either if a corner worker rode it to the pits.... Hope you get back on it soon!
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Hey Kris, that's too funny. Last summer when I broke my shoulder (and a few ribs), they were saying the same thing to me about the scapula. People from the developing room came out to ask how I did it. How are you taking care of it? I kept mine in a sling too long and now my collor bones don't match. Ther're not even close.

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There's alot of broken bones in this room.

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Hang in there and hope you heal quickly.
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Re: Kris Krash

To hell with you, how is the RC?

J/K buddy, glad it wasn't worse, you'll get back to speed soon enough.
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