RF145

RF145

Lives in: Rutherford, NJ USA

Member since: 05/31/13

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Liked a comment about feature Is Herlings Coming to the United States? | @Ping 6/13/2021 3:41 PM
captmoto

I had a knee replacement in 2018 at 61 years old. I am old, slow and fat. I hit the ground very hard 3 time since. One time at Glen Helen I fell with direct impact straight onto my bended knee and all I had was knee pads. It hurt a little bit for a couple days. Maybe my slowness helps but I've only had one riding injury that required surgery. I specifically asked my doctor about racing. He said that was fine, he could repair it if I needed it. He also said my knee was a lifetime knee. Medical technology has come a long way. Knee replacements are becoming less invasive.
Everyone is different but when you have more bad days than good days with your knees you'll know it's time.
I got to where I couldn't get to my mailbox without pain and it would wake me in the middle of the night. I thought I could PT my way through it.

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Liked a comment about feature Is Herlings Coming to the United States? | @Ping 6/13/2021 3:39 PM
Harry's Severed Write Arm

You have it exactly right. He's a close friend and has grown into a real leader. He cares deeply for family and friends, and he will always give signed goggles and gear to kids that approach him here in N. Florida and S. Georgia.

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Liked a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/2/2021 7:25 AM

Zooki- Youre a special one. what I was referring to is how neck braces almost made me crash... twice. By keeping my head forward instead of allowing me to get my butt back and look upwards with my head (where the eyes/head goes, the body follows) I was almost thrown over the bars on kicker jumps/bumps. There is no scientific graph that accounts for that. And I’m not wearing a product that is going to cause me to crash, even if there is a chance that it could possibly limit injury in certain situations.
It’s folks like you who take every “scientist” at their word who dumb down our society. 60 years ago, those medical experts told pregnant women that smoking was good for them. They said asbestos was fine and pesticides wouldn’t hurt you. They were 100% wrong and they likely knew it... but there was money to be made so they didn’t care.
You place so much emphasis on college education, not realizing you were just taught how to think, losing the ability to think critically, which should be the point of higher education. I got my “degree” traveling the world, running my own business, managing a race team, working as a journalist and now working as a professional paramedic and firefighter. Keep throwing shade... only makes you look soft.

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Liked a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/2/2021 7:25 AM

Because companies would
Never sell something for profit that doesn’t work, right? You’re obviously not an economics major. I’m not poo-poo’ing anybody’s products, just saying that the doctors whose word you take as gospel have never ridden at a pro level and there are certain things that can only be felt, not worked out in a chart or theoretical graph.
Use whatever brace you want, or don’t, I don’t really care. But if you can support one opinion, I can certainly support a different one.

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Liked a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/2/2021 7:25 AM

I don't agree that you can take a limp dummy with zero muscle tone and produce results that mimic an actual human, particularly when each crash is different and infinitely dynamic. You can measure impact force, think crash test dummies in autos, but there is some massive grey area when presuming how a rider will move when crashing on a dirt bike.
Totally agree that our sport is in its infancy in terms of training/safety/etc. Here's the reason I don't wear one, and I've tried almost every brand. Two different times, on two different days, a neck brace almost made me crash in a situation where I normally wouldn't have. In both situations I hit an abrupt bump or jump face and needed to get way back on the bike, pushing my butt back, extending my arms fully and keeping my head up to continue to see. In both cases, the brace prevented my head from coming back, which limited my ability to distribute weight rearward [where the head goes and looks, the body follows], and I almost got thrown over the bars. Each instance was relatively minor, meaning it wasn't a severe enough kick for me to think I needed to worry about it. But with the limitation of the neck brace it turned into a terrifying incident. After it happened once, I thought it was just a fluke... once it happened again, I never wore one again.
Knee braces are a different animal, but the same concept applies: Your body can't move the way it should and those limitations have consequences on your riding and your safety. Different argument for another time.

Appreciate the discussion. Cheers.

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Liked a comment about video @Ping EP. 3 | Coincidence That Musquin Won Without a Neck Brace? 5/2/2021 7:24 AM

Maybe. Or maybe Ryno has a point. Maybe two things are true at once. Science 102.

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Liked a comment about feature @PING 12/15/2020 5:05 AM
andygyz114

Maryland is kind of the same these days. There's only one MX track in Maryland now and that's Buddscreek. We used to have quite a few all over the state back in the late 80's when I was racing. I have to travel an hour to get to Budd's and that's no big deal. I also used to travel to Virginia to some great MX tracks back in my racing day's and now there all gone to.There's a few local tracks that are privetly owned, but it seems you have to know someone that knows someone to get to ride there. To me, it really sucks. Bring back the MX tracks.

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Liked a comment about feature @PING 12/14/2020 12:18 PM
bulletfast73

another aspect to Kaiser's post is that the severe lack of riding areas, particularly in places like my own S*$thole of NJ, makes even the thought of buying a used play bike a head-scratcher. Off-road events have always had that family feel to them, and they are definitely the way to go for getting more bang for your buck on race day. If we could only settle the riding area issue I bet there'd be a ton more sales and more overall participation across the board.

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Liked a comment about feature @PING 6/28/2020 3:07 PM
dpingree101

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