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OK, you asked for it, here's the pics of the injury, it looks great now! Feels even better! :)

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We wanted the story, not the autopsy photos :D

Hope your feeling better than you look :D

What happened? All I know is barbed wire fence at VP is down now :)

Heal soon!

Randy

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Ouch........ That stuff hurts... I think you should sit in a Jacuzzi with a 12 pack every night for a month... (at least that works for me).

Dan :)

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Hey Rapture,

How did you post the pix into the message? I have some cool x-rays of my new "bionic" wrist with built in support system.

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Therapture...are you sure your not related to Mike Metzger ? !!! :)

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i think he was caught washing his airfilter out in the kitchen sink with gas by his wife :) or baking a hi-temp cermaic coating on his TA pipe in the oven next to the tater tots & fish sticks that were to be dinner... :D

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We have a nice double jump that lands into a sweeping left turn, in the middle of the sweeper is a small "table top" with a face only about 2 feet tall, a gap of about 35-40 feet, and a drop on the backside of about 5 feet. When you land it goes left again over a raised hump, so you land smoothly, gassing it the whole time and still turning left the whole time. Hitting the tabletop in 3rd gear pegged out will get you over the gap and on the backside. Most people can't don't/won't try to clear the whole thing.

Well, I have been doing it, it is quite smooth and fast when done right. BUT, this time the track was still a bit greasy, and on the takeoff I stepped the back end out a bit, no big deal, on landing it wiggled a bit and I lost my foot off the pegs as I dropped into the dip at the end. I regained my footing, still in time to make the sweeping turn, but I stepped right on my shift lever and dropped it into second gear, which resulted in a fair amount of engine braking due to the high rpm...

Needless to say at this point the berm was upon me, no big deal I thought, I regained my composure and stood up just in time to blip the gas on the lip of the berm as I took off, pegged out in second gear, off the top of the berm which is about 6 feet tall. Since the berm is a turn and banked, it kicked my back end out @30 degrees and I jumped about 15 feet out and landed on an access road which parallels the track, it swapped a bit on landing, and I got her straight just in time....just in time to smack the barbed wire fencing that runs down the perimeter of the property

I hit about a foot to the right of a wooden post, my lower thigh SMACKED the post and I did the sweetest handstand, feet completely straight up, as I flipped over the bike which was now stuck in the fence. I broke the lower 2 strands of wire. My dismount would have been nice! Except for the part where my right arm got tangled in the top 2 strands of wire as I went over. I landed on the OTHER side of the fence and was now looking at my front number plate, with my arm severly twisted up in the barb wire, it was ahh, hurting a bit.

Bad bad thoughts went into my head, I was thinking STITCHES GALORE...I managed to use my left hand to grab the wire and untangle myself with some of that "extra strength" you get in scary situations...by this time a guy that was behind me had come over and was asking if I was alright. I could already see the blood soaking through my right sleeve which was mangled a bit, but I had no broken bones and knew I would at least survive without an ambulance ride.

After we got my bike unstuck and went back to the pits, where davebrucas (TT member and aspiring doctor) made me a nice wrap bandage from one of my old jersies we cut up, I was able to ride a couple more times before my knee swelled up to the size of a nice cantaloupe.

So to wind this story down a bit, I have a severly bruised left lower thigh muscle which is funny shades of black and feels like a charlie horse all the time, and a severly bruised and punctured upper right arm. The arm is now all shades from yellow to black to blue, with lots of scabs, and is VERY sore all the way to the bone. My left index finger got a nice filet slice in it, you could see the little tendons working, that was nice. No stitches, just a butterfly closure there non-stop so it can close up on it's own. I also received a nice cut right on my belly, not to bad considering it got me in the "fat" portion, no muscle. My bike received no damage other than a cut up front numberplate and warped left radiator (no leaks). My EGO however, took a severe ass kicking Too bad I did not have a vid camera on me, it would have been great stuff!

Don't laugh too hard, it could have been much worse if I had not hit the fence at almost a 90 degree angle....talk about cuts then! I got some pics of my arm I am gonna post in a few mins....

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I love the little touches. Thumpertalk on the computer screen, little moto dude on the table, and screwdrivers in the pencil holder!! YES!!! I call that an office!!!

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Yeah, like the little biker on the desk. You should probably go put something cold on that, like a beer. A good excuse to stock the fridge. :)

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what happened to the baby in the green jar? did it escape?

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Damn Keith. Wrecking there is like wrecking on the starting line. You don't do that!!

When that thing was still a Double step down, I watched an expert in the four stroke nats do the exact same thing. The only difference was that his bike made it over the fence and into a truck that was parked on the road watching the race. Moral, always pay to see the race.

Give me a call, we can have some Newcastles' this weekend.

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I've been roosted so badley at one race meet that both my biceps were covered in bruises to the extent of your one but the bruising was dark purple instead of yellow. and covered more of the bicep area closer up to the arm pits. That was just from gettin roosted!!! it hurt!!!!

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Is that a Pavlekod voodoo doll next to you?

Better stick some more pins in him, I think he got ahead of you.

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Since your obviously not riding this weekend, why don't we go watch the races at Paradise on Saturday night. Then we abuse the New Castle!

:)

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mike ... VP next thursday 11am... i spoke with your boss & he said he will give you a paid day off...

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