Hey guys. Just purchased my 02 zx6r 2 weeks ago and have enjoyed it so much. But I work as a paramedic in nc and rolled my ankle and will not be able to ride for at least 3-4 weeks..bummer..serious moral support needed...!!! Thanks.[V]
Thanks, I actually went out today with a friend of mine who rides an 02 929. Taped my ankle and rode with a stiff boot and enjoyed the beautiful weather. After about an hour though the pain started and I had to return. But it is so nice to finally join all those guys with bikes out there. Answer me this guys. I see all this competition about which bikes are the best and who has the fastest bike, and believe me, i think competition is great, but isnt it all about riding and being out with those who love doing the same thing you enjoy? I dont know. It just seems there are so many gorgeous bikes regardless of who makes them. I would love to have one of each to be honest. Safe riding to everyone.[8D]
pardon, 01..its yellow and black...looks like a bubble bee..but a great bike. you have to forgive me for the simple fact that I am very new in the sport of bike riding and still do not have the years and models down pat. sorry for the misinformation...
“Taped the ankle and went riding,” hmm. Sounds like a Ben Bostrom move to me! He’s paid the big bucks. I don’t know about you, but I’m not.
April 2002 I low-sided my Blackbird in a parking garage. One of those things: cold tires, bad traction, etc. Well, it pitched me off quite smartly at 10-15mph. Somewhere along the line, I landed on my left ankle and jammed my big toe. The bike was fine; frame sliders are a good thing for low-speed impacts. I however ended on crutches for ten days and a sore/taped ankle for awhile. I really couldn’t ride again for a month. To this day it can be rather sore, though I keep it limber.
Ankle injuries suck.
Another buddy got it way, way worse: he drilled in his Viffer hard and somehow ended up with multiple fractures of the left ankle. Two surgeries, a lot of pins, and a month in the wheelchair later, he began to recover. Nine months later, I can tell it pains him a little. That’ll be with him for life. Not sure he’ll ride again this year, since the bike’s heavily damaged as well.
A company called Daytona makes a boot called the Security. Fully armored, expensive ($700), but worth the dough if you spend significant sport-riding time. I use Sidi Vertebras but might give in and buy the Daytonas one of these days. If you “need” them, I’m sure it’s worth it.
Mill Creek, WA U.S.A.
i broke my ankle a few months ago and i had to take a ride on a real nice day and for the fact i was selling my 00 zx6r and wasnt going to get another bike. so i rode with my cast on just creeping around my town. needless to say i got a new bike after 2 months because i couldnt stand it anymore
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