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  2. Got the best news possible today. I just had a seismic shift of old bones . The ligaments/tendons/junk are in place. And my new fav doc prescribed... SLEDDING! So tour #2 will go as planned the week after next! Thanks for the laugh therapy in the meantime! I'll know where to go when I'm cooped up for 2-3 months when they stretch my left leg back out! Imagine what this gent could do to a long track?! www.ettorevulcano.com/index.php/aesthetic-stature-lengthening-and-leg-length-discrepancy/ Here's the crew story... From: David Sent: Friday, January 18, 2019 12:50 PM Cc: Lucy Subject: FW: Snow '19! Dear Sledheads! All is well! Or at least it’s gonna be soon! Background: Last Saturday night (1/12) I felt a sudden "pop" and subsequent (insane) pain in the center of my left foot while walking (somewhat) normally on flat ground. So Berkshire Medical Center ER in Pittsfield ordered zero weight bearing and a compression boot, cancelling Quebec Tour #1. (It’s really pretty funny how medical pros smile & shake their heads when they first see x-rays of my lower extremities, considering the carnage from my bike wreck back in ‘86!) Big thanks to my BEST WIFE EVER who made this last week fun by bringing home a rented scooter, like the ones the blue-hairs ride around from slot machine to slot machine to the buffet in the casinos! It’s no coincidence that we bought a ranch house! Today: We saw an amazing foot specialist in the city: www.ettorevulcano.com And are SO SO SO relieved that I didn’t tear the Plantar Fascia! (Web of tendons/ligaments?) Anyway!... He said: He’s surprised I’ve been able to tolerate walking on the badly-badly deformed & arthritic left foot all these (32) years. And what happened last week was likely some “rusty” bone-on-bone shifting/settling. And the pain should most likely lessen in time, (hopefully) before the next snowmobile trip (1/28). And I can get back to weight bearing, etc, and for increasing activity level: “Let the pain be your guide” And I should put off fusion of the left foot as long as possible because it’s a major recovery, and further limits motion. And even though the arthritis & spur fusion on my right big-toe proximal phalange is BAD, as long as it doesn’t bother me… I shouldn’t bother it! And I should call to schedule a left femur re-lengthening when I’ve got 2 or 3 months to spare. www.ettorevulcano.com/index.php/aesthetic-stature-lengthening-and-leg-length-discrepancy/ And I should put off the imminent left knee replacement until after full recovery from the left leg re-lengthening. And he agreed with me that I should lose 50lbs stat! So! As previously stated!... Tout va bien! David
  3. mikerider

    2019 Riviere du Loup Area Trail Conditions

    I am in the new section 5th floor. Room is really nice but I feel I am in another zip code area from the bar.
  4. jak

    Oxygen Helmets

    THANK YOU!
  5. Florida Snowman

    2019 Riviere du Loup Area Trail Conditions

    The Mayor of RDL has finally been upgraded!! It’s only right with all the business you give them! Enjoy!
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  7. Mxzeerider

    Oxygen Helmets

    Just ordered my second shield from my dealer, as the one they git me was still the older one, and it failed in Quebec this week. Good thing I brought some silicon with me
  8. snowpromod

    Looking for a Snowbike partner

    I'm riding a Snowbike this year too - we will see how it works out. Mont Valin in early Feb for a week!
  9. viper2

    Oxygen Helmets

    Wow 2500 miles this year already! I could only dream
  10. viper2

    Duchesnay

    Stayed there years ago when the ice hotel was there. Very nice and very pricey. Stayed in the main hotel one time and another time rented a chalet right in front. I would do the chalets again but not so much the hotel mainly because of lugging your bags in and out to the snowmobiles and possibly having to use the elevator. Just one of those places you are overheated till you climb on the sled to pull out
  11. mikerider

    2019 Riviere du Loup Area Trail Conditions

    He absolutely loves the new helmet. No problems with it. And he couldn't be any happier with his new 600R. He is now Ricky Racer and darn hard to keep up with! FarmerOld tried his other new 900 Enduro and found out he shouldn't have put the HD rear springs on his. After trying the spare and loving it, he is now like Mario Andretti after winning a race. He is grinning ear to ear. He is extremely pleased how the spare sled handles and rides. Note: I have moved to rm #554 in the new section. Very nice room. mike
  12. MrGutz

    2019 Riviere du Loup Area Trail Conditions

    Mike How's JAK doing with his new helmet? Later GutZ
  13. MrGutz

    Duchesnay

    I have not, but it was where the Ice Hotel use to be (10 Years Ago?). When we visited it, it was a nice looking place. They had several outdoor activities skiing/shoeing/etc.... Family atmosphere. Most likely not the info you were hoping for. GutZ
  14. skidooccio

    Oxygen Helmets

    2500 miles on it so far. Some pretty extreme Québec conditions. Absolutely no issues. If it gets close to ice or fog, I plug it in and it’s perfect. Best helmet for me ever.
  15. sno-traveler

    Oxygen Helmets

    Jak, P/N 9290040090
  16. Mxzeerider

    Trip question

  17. Mxzeerider

    Trip question

    6 guys, 3 days 600 miles. Trails were mint!
  18. mikerider

    2019 Riviere du Loup Area Trail Conditions

    Yesterday JAK and I rode with GKW to St. Pamphile and GKW continued on to his rig. He got a reading of neg 19 in the high elevation just before Hiboux Club house. It felt it. The new Choko coat came through with flying colors. Last night drinks with Gaf, Ed and Dan. Thank you Gaf for the drink and getting in touch. Have a great trip. Later in evening it was catching up with the Maritime Province crew., Turns out the one year I worked in a Maine border town, I used to go to a bar at the border to meet beautiful Canadian ladies. Andyman came to the same bar to meet beautiful American women. Always great to see Andy and Steve and crew, safe travels finishing your trip guys.
  19. Bluegrass

    Duchesnay

    anyone stay here it’s just out side of saint Raymond
  20. mikerider

    ferry kaputt !!!

    Spoke to two riders in RDL this morning headed for the ferry . After telling them if may or may not be up and running, they called and were assured it is now in fact running daily.
  21. jak

    Oxygen Helmets

    Anyone have a part # for the cord? I would like to have a spare. Thanks
  22. Expanding the sponsorships!...
  23. groomer

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    good morning !!! back from st alexandre...lac saumon and the lake .....just checked....- 34 c at 9 pm at the airport ....-25c at city hall at 11 pm saw only 1 sled !!! downtown lac saumon and st alexandre at night !!! jean-guy
  24. Wishing you good luck!👍🏻
  25. Brilliant! I'm gonna see the specialist Fri am. Thinking I'll hold off on discussing these mods until he shares his foot mods! Merci beaucoup!
  26. actionjack

    Laurier, 100 Lacs, Laurier Jan 11 , 12

    Incredible story. Thank goodness no one was more hurt.
  27. I had seen a post earlier this winter that someone had made reservations for later this winter
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