ULA not shipping due to injury!
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Jul 15, 2009 at 6:58 pm #1237780James EnnisMember
I looked through the recent threads, but didn't see any mention of this. Brian Frankle fractured his leg over the weekend and, as a result, production at ULA has been shut down prematurely. I recently ordered a Catalyst for an upcoming JMT hike and received an email from Casey at ULA stating the above.
Just thought I'd let those know who may be wanting to order any packs from ULA. Apparently they won't be shipping anything out now until after December 1.
JimJul 15, 2009 at 8:30 pm #1514191Andrew KingMember
I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you heal quickly Brian.Jul 15, 2009 at 8:54 pm #1514194David UreMember
That sucks – Get well soon Brian.Jul 16, 2009 at 12:48 am #1514226Joe ClementBPL Member
Bad deal there. Finally got to use my Catalyst and Circuit last week (switched packs when I had to go down due to altitude sickness), both packs were wonderful. Get well soon Brian.Jul 16, 2009 at 3:44 am #1514236Chris WBPL Member
According to the site they're still making packs, it's just a lot slower turnaround.
Hope Brian heals up fast so he can get back on the trails.Jul 16, 2009 at 4:10 am #1514237slavenya slavenyaBPL Member
Brian, please heal fast.Jul 16, 2009 at 6:22 am #1514244Michael FogartyBPL Member
Get Well soon Brian, hope your injury will not affect your hiking, in the long term.
Meanwhile, If anyone is looking for a unused 2009 Circuit, I could let mine go for $500.00 HEE,HEEJul 16, 2009 at 7:49 am #1514259Kathleen BMember
@rosierabbitLocale: Pacific Northwest
I sent Brian a sympathy email, and Casey sent the following information:
…as has become a ULA tradition:
ULA-Equipment will be closed from August 1st to December 1st, 2009 while we are out hiking.
Please note due to unforeseen circumstances:
1) Orders placed by July 31,2009 will be processed and shipped before we depart .
2) Orders will be fulfilled from our remaining inventory only.
3) Shipping will only occur on remaining Fridays in July.
4) Pending orders will be contacted about product availability.Jul 20, 2009 at 6:16 pm #1515282Casey BurnettMember
Thanks for the well wishes folks. Much appreciated! We will be shipping what inventory we have on hand for the remaining days of July…or until we run out…which ever comes first! You can always drop us an email and Casey will clue you into what items remain available.
My sincere apologies, but a man can't sew when his leg can't bend!
I did in fact break my leg last week. I was riding my motorcycle to put in a water cache for a long, dry hike I had planned for the following day…got distracted by wildflowers and BANG! I fell off at 5 mph and rammed my tibia into my femur, and thus split my tibia plateau and put a nice crack into the top of my tibia as well.
Surgery was the following day after a 6 hr search and rescue effort. 7 screws and a chunk of metal and all is well. Non weight bearing for 4-6 weeks, but I started PT today and am on the road to recovery. I'll be back in the landscape wandering around as soon as possible. In the meantime, I'll be living vicariously this fall through BPL trip reports instead of hiking myself…so keep posting!
BrianJul 20, 2009 at 6:19 pm #1515283Frank PerkinsMember
@fperkinsLocale: North East
Ouch!!! Feel better.Jul 20, 2009 at 6:26 pm #1515285t.darrahBPL Member
@thomdarrahLocale: Southern Oregon
I hope the seven screws and the chunk of metal were titanium, UL is critical in body reconstruction as well as backpacking gear. This is coming from a guy with two titanium screws fused into his back at L5-S1.
Here's hoping for a fast and complete recovery.Jul 20, 2009 at 6:32 pm #1515288Andrew RichardsonMember
@arichardson6Locale: North East
Glad to hear you have a good attitude Brian! Work hard in PT and do your exercises man! Musta been a crazy 6 hours of waiting for help! Pretty good story outta this deal, if nothing else, eh? Happy Healing!Jul 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm #1515312Franco DarioliSpectator
@francoLocale: Gauche, CU.
Thanks for posting.
Flowers can be really sneaky and dangerous, a bunch of them killed my cousin . (they were hiding inside a delivery truck)
Love your new web site (might give Henry something to do next winter) , and even more the look of the new Circuit (roll top closure) but mine is still doing fine.
That Ohm is one sexy pack too.
Get well soon.
FrancoJul 21, 2009 at 4:24 am #1515354Jonathan RyanBPL Member
@jkrew81Locale: White Mtns
Geez, crap luck Brian but in a way I feel your pain. Last winter after training for 5 months for a long distance road race I broke my foot a few weeks before I was about to toe the line. The only positive I could find in the whole situation was the renewed motivation I had to recover properly and get back out there. Best of luck in your recovery…Jul 21, 2009 at 5:25 am #1515358Andrew KingMember
Hey Brian. Injuries are frustrating for sure. It sounds like you've got a great attitude and determination to get back out there ASAP. You can meanwhile take solace that your gear is out there covering many miles and enriching people's backpacking experiences. Best of luck.Jul 21, 2009 at 5:59 am #1515361Lapsley HopeMember
Sorry to hear of your misfortune, at least it was your leg and not your neck! Hope you get better soon. I enjoy my Catalyst and Ohm every time I strap them on, and I usually get asked as to how I like them to which the reply is "Fantastic".Jul 21, 2009 at 8:05 am #1515380Dave TMember
.Jul 21, 2009 at 9:14 am #1515390Barnett ChildressMember
@barnett_childressLocale: New England
Best wishes for a speedy recovery Brian!!
BarnettJul 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm #1515443Joe KusterBPL Member
Might I suggest a UL wheelchair for day hikes / overnighters? They do make accessible trails and most are highly underutilized.
Just make sure your shelter is something you can get into and out of easily and I'm sure you could manage something.
Best wishes on your recovery!Jul 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm #1515458David UreMember
I thought this is what trekking poles are used for?
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