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Airdrop60 said:
During a PGR run yesterday in BR a Baton Rouge motor cop was injured while providing intersection traffic control. We were proceeding in the procession and as the cops leap frog to the new intersection, this one was traveling at a high rate of speed when a lady in a small car pulled into the intersection after the one cop off his bike had already stopped 4 way traffic.
This caused the moving motor to clip a car in the procession to avoid the idiot lady, he went down, bike kept going and struck parked bike of intersection officer. When the downed officer came to rest he was between a car and the concrete median in the opposite left hand turn lane. Luckily he received no serious (life threatening) injuries, but did lose half of his pinky finger during the fall. Both bike were totaled. It wasn't a good day to be on a bike in Baton Rouge.

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Pull her license, 1st offense. Of course the liberals would think otherwise. We are a nation who as individuals do not take responsibiity. End of rant..... :blahblah:
 

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Imdubious said:
Ya when i get the new bike im gettting extra full helmat and jacket for my gf kuzz i always just gave her mine!
What part on denton you live in i grew up in argyle.

right down the street off of Post Oak/Robinson.... :D


MERRY CHRISTMAS!
 

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For better protection (similar to Draggin' Jeans) try Diamond Gusset Defenders

http://www.gussetclothing.com/mendiamgusje.html

I switched over to their regular jeans over a year ago, then purchased the Defenders after a tip over at 5mph that skinned my knee and tore a hole in regular jeans. The Diamond Gusset jeans are made in the USA...high quality, unique crotch design for those who ride a lot of miles per day. Gives the "boys" a lot more room. Very comfortable!!! They are my everyday jeans from now on!!! The Defenders are great too, but in the summer months your butt will get warm from the Kevlar insulating a bit.
 

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Airdrop60 said:
During a PGR run yesterday in BR a Baton Rouge motor cop was injured while providing intersection traffic control. We were proceeding in the procession and as the cops leap frog to the new intersection, this one was traveling at a high rate of speed when a lady in a small car pulled into the intersection after the one cop off his bike had already stopped 4 way traffic.
This caused the moving motor to clip a car in the procession to avoid the idiot lady, he went down, bike kept going and struck parked bike of intersection officer. When the downed officer came to rest he was between a car and the concrete median in the opposite left hand turn lane. Luckily he received no serious (life threatening) injuries, but did lose half of his pinky finger during the fall. Both bike were totaled. It wasn't a good day to be on a bike in Baton Rouge.

Don

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I can tell you what NOT to use for road rash. I had a nasty spill in a desert race and limped home after the nurse gleefully scrubbed my wound until I almost passed out. Some people really need to get out of the profession. Anyway, I digress. I have used that Nu Skin stuff in the past with good results to limit scarring. I looked around the medicine closet and found some and sprayed it on. I damn near passed out. Of course the propellent was alcohol based and the pain it created was enough to almost put me in shock.

Hope this keeps someone from making the same mistake.
 

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Donwe said:
Be careful with Neosporin and products like it, a fair amount of people become allergic to it after extended use. I ended up with a burn/rash blisters on my road rash after about 10 days, just when I was starting to be able to sleep again the pain got 10 times worse than right after the accident. That's when I started taking a Vicodin with about 3 of the King of Beers:cheers: , finally some sleep!
Finally, I don't feel like a freak!!!:D I developed this allergy after a nasty burn on my hand due to a baking incident, but for some reason, the three doctors I saw and the burn specialist couldn't pinpoint it, it was the dermatologist who finally saved me!!
 

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Donwe said:
Be careful with Neosporin and products like it, a fair amount of people become allergic to it after extended use. I ended up with a burn/rash blisters on my road rash after about 10 days, just when I was starting to be able to sleep again the pain got 10 times worse than right after the accident. That's when I started taking a Vicodin with about 3 of the King of Beers:cheers: , finally some sleep!

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my last case of road rash was very deep but healing nicely until a girl insisted on putting Neosporin on it. It blistered the scabs off!
 

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when i was young and got road rash on a dirt bike. my mom applied ointment to my back and grabbed the wrong tube by accident. it ended up being bengay. i dont reccommend it :spank: :bash:
 

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Took a slide on my face on some gravel a few years back. In addition to the other remedies mentioned I used Vitamin E oil from a company called Fruit of the Earth to help reduce scarring. I know sounds like stupid hippy crap, but it worked. The stuff has a bad odor to it, and I had to get rid of all my pillow cases cause they stunk so bad. But the scars are pretty much gone now.
 

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Sterile saline works greats for washing out wounds.
 

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Don't be Dumb!!

Significant road rash is nothing to screw around with!! For a few minor scrapes, use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse and any anti-bacterial ointment to treat. The best bandage these days is Tegederm by NextCare (available at Rite Aid and most pharmacies). It is clear, totally non-stick, permeable and keeps the wound wet which promotes more rapid healing. Johnson and Johnson markets an equivalent.

For real road rash (the sympathy generating kind), go to an ER or doctor. The risk of infection and more serious complications is great. A doctor or physician's asst. can apply a local anesthetic to allow thorough cleaning of the wounds, determine if internal stitching is necessary or helpful and bandage properly (at a decent facility). This will all result in proper healing without the risk of having to reopen the sites to remedy a botched first job. Among your greatest risks from being bounced around are DVTs (deep veinous thrombosis) -- in lay terms, a nice blood clot which can be life threatening. Good luck!
 

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Don't Be Dumb!!

Significant road rash is nothing to screw around with!! For a few minor scrapes, use hydrogen peroxide to cleanse and any anti-bacterial ointment to treat. The best bandage these days is Tegederm by NextCare (available at Rite Aid and most pharmacies). It is clear, totally non-stick, permeable and keeps the wound wet which promotes more rapid healing. Johnson and Johnson markets an equivalent.

For real road rash (the sympathy generating kind), go to an ER or doctor. The risk of infection and more serious complications is great. A doctor or physician's asst. can apply a local anesthetic to allow thorough cleaning of the wounds, determine if internal stitching is necessary or helpful and bandage properly (at a decent facility). This will all result in proper healing without the risk of having to reopen the sites to remedy a botched first job. Among your greatest risks from being bounced around are DVTs (deep veinous thrombosis) -- in lay terms, a nice blood clot which can be life threatening. Good luck!
 

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I had a pretty good grind with my VRSCR trapping me under it. Chewed up both knees and elbows pretty good the left side took the brunt of the grindage. Dilaudid did wonders for the debriing process. Once it took effect absolutely no pain. The follow up wound care, my nurse used mepalex (silver and silicone dressing) and later misalt dressing.(spelling is most likely wrong) I do have some dicoloration to my scars, but there was a couple of significant holes on my left side one on the elbow and the other in the knee, both you could see bone and comparing my knees I think I think my left knee cap was subject to some grinding also. Finally all healed up. It was lengthy it took about 2 months before I was left to treat the dressing at home without medical visits. No surgery was performed.
 

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I've had road rash and burns from a sibling jumping off and causing the bike to tip over.
WASH out with water. Applied pure "ALOE" Then next day ran along the ocean shoreline(salt water)....but you should wash it out with "SALINE". I alternated running shoreline twice a day and applied aloe after.My wounds healed ultra fast with this method.

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Modern day technique I now use is SALINE wash out,and "XEROFORM."
vaseline gauze material impregnated with antibiotics. I've applied it to cellulitis,various stages of infected wounds/burns and road rash in & out of the acute care setting.
And it would not hurt to sooth the wound with "ALOE".
 

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Wow this thread is helpful & insightful. To date my cure for road rash, if it were to happen is... leathers
 

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Keep it covered!

I went down on my right arm and road-rashed a large patch of skin to raw subcutaneous tissue. It was deep.

I don't remember how I cleaned it, but I do remember keeping it clean and covered with Mycitracin triple-antibiotic ointment and large gauze pads for weeks until it completely healed. It never scabbed or itched and healed so well that you absolutely cannot see a scar. The only way that I can remember which arm got hurt was that I remember riding home without a front brake lever which broke off during the fall.
 
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