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  1. slowcoach

    tib/fib questions for dr mark

    thanks for the prompt and informative response, dr mark. Any pro's and con's for leaving it in/taking it out anybody? Anybody had experience of a second break with a pin or rod in?
  2. dr mark, my son broke his tib and fib back in june. It was repaired with a plate, seemed to heal well and he was back riding at 10 weeks. Sorry for the quality of the xrays, they were taken of a screen with a mobile phone. The doc says that in an adult the plate would normally stay in, though may have to be removed because of his age and development. My questions are, would you recommend removing the plate and what would happen if he were to re break it with the plate in? As a side note, he was wearing EVS Web braces and the break is exactly at the bottom of the brace... coincidence?
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    vacation suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'll check 'em out.
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    vacation suggestions?

    Thanks Princess and Llamaface for the suggestions. We're looking at coming in January or Feb, so I guess we're looking at somewhere to the south. My son is a keen mx racer and follows the US mx scene, so would love to ride some of your tracks over there as they seem so much better that anything we have available to us over here. There seem to be tracks in most areas that there are horses, but it's hard to find somewhere to stay where both are available, so I guess I was looking for some local knowledge. Cheers. Gary
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    vacation suggestions?

    I haver posted this in the 'General' forum, but I figure that there will be more lady riders also into horses than men, so I thought I would post it here too. I hope I am forgiven the 'repost'. I'm planning to visit the US from the uk with my family with the intention of my son and I getting in some Motocross riding, however, my wife and daughters also ride, but horses, not bikes. Can anyone suggest a location where both activities could be catered for? Maybe a ranch holiday with mx tracks nearby? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks. Gary
  6. I'm planning to visit the US from the uk with my family with the intention of my son and I getting in some Motocross riding, however, my wife and daughters also ride, but horses, not bikes. Can anyone suggest a location where both activities could be catered for? Maybe a ranch holiday with mx tracks nearby? Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks. Gary
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    Father Son Bikes lets see them!!!!!

    I'm not sure I would have him on a 450 all the time, due to circumstances he ended up riding a friends 450 home from a desert trip and decided to jump that road. He is now 14 and still rides a CRF150R - the difference is, he can ride the 150 to its full potential, but the 450 would still be too much, though he is ready for a 250F
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    best hill save ever in history

    That vid has been around for a while, but in the youtube link you posted it has been wrongly credited. It is not Glamis, but at a hill climb event in the Liwa in the United Arab Emirates. If you look at the vid in this link, toward the end of the clip you will see some guys wandering around in long white shirts (dish-dashes) as worn by the arabs... http://sites.google.com/site/uaemotox/1.wmv?attredirects=0
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    first supercross

    Yeah, he made it fine, though first time he jumped it, he went way over and practically flat landed it but managed to keep it together. One guy in the clubman class cased it really hard and broke both wrists... ouch. Sorry Alex, but I only got a few shots from that angle, but then the camera battery went flat I have some vid, I'll try to post that when i get some time. It's at the NEC in Birmingham
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    Father Son Bikes lets see them!!!!!

    Depends on the 13/14 year old, I guess. Here's a short vid of my son on a 450 when he was 11: http://sites.google.com/site/uaemotox/jcrf450.wmv?attredirects=0
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    first supercross

    There ain't much supercross going on in this country (UK) in fact, there are next to no public supercross tracks regularly open to the public, so when a supercross championship was advertised and my son (14) wanted to enter, I was expecting something of a watered down version. I wasn't expecting this... and I'm pretty impressed with my son for giving it a shot as he's ridden plenty of motocross but never really jumped an open double before. He's on a CRF150.
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    out in the scottish weather

    hey, think yourself lucky... I have just got back from our local track in lincolnshire and I swear them my bike has doubled its weight with heavy clay... thankfully I wasn't riding it, my son was... it's gonna be a btch to clean! Quick pressure wash and yours will be done!
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    Pics of the track in Dubai

    er... how good are you exactly? Mitch Cooke from Canada often races out there, he might give you a bit of competition. Sam Sunderland, a top 10 British youth rider now lives and races in Dubai, he's not slouch and Shaun Gaugin and ageing South African ex pro rider can keep up with most people for a couple of laps. But you will find the classes pretty small (10 - 15 riders) with a big range in ability. There are also only two real tracks in the country. But, in my experience, the club is friendly and fun. Then there is also the desert... just one big playground! I'm sure you'll have fun there (if you can hack the heat )
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