I've just been having bad luck with crashes as i started racing Cs. Last weekend at the philly race and now today at the princeton race.
I'm not sure what happened, maybe one of you who was there knows? Last lap of the C race, i'm pretty sure the guy next to me decided to go out of the saddle semi sprinting into a turn, which ended with him taking a spill because the course is too wet for him to be wiggling his bike around like that in a turn. As he fell i tried avoiding him but hit him anyway and flipped over the handlebars landing right on my head and then my knee... I think about 5-8 people went down
i couldn't stand up for a bit so an ambulance came, a tufts racer broke his collar bone (in 4 places..)
we both needed stitches on our heads, we were the only casualties taken to the ER.
My knee is really banged up, x-rays returned nothing but i literally can't walk faster than 1/2 mph while limping, i really want to get back on the bike but for now i physically can't. What's a good procedure or maybe some treatment for a banged up knee (took the fall directly on the knee cap)? the hospital just let me go without anything but a pain killer prescription, but i feel like i can do more to facilitate my recovery.
On the positive note, i had a really fun race and felt like i did well, they combined the C fields so it was more like a real uscf race with like 70 riders and narrow roads, it was tough trying to be in top 10 but too much fun. Another positive note, i now have symmetric road rash