Mountain Biking - 5 stupid stiches
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
Well i was riding with my friends, and there was this huge hill and at the end of it a ramp. So i went down third (out of my four friends) and i was wondering why they were goin slow, well... i was up and i went down it...faster than my friends, it was either the bike, or i pedaled 2 much..i couldnt use my brakes cuz then i would wipe out so i sped up until the ramp, i jumped it at the bottom and forgot 2 lean backwards. well i ended up on the ground looking at my knee,(2 CM's under my knee cap.) a woodem stick approximately 2 inches long and 1 cm wide jammed inside my leg. I pulled it out, with my friends watching. My bike was fine, i got 5 stiches, i cant move, and i have an infection, and had 2 get a butt shot, and if it doesnt heal they have 2 open it back up and let it flush. :( :( :eek: :eek:
07-30-02, 08:11 PM
Your name says it all dude, that sucks. It'll make a good story for the kids though :)
07-30-02, 08:59 PM
Crap man, Thats sound like some crash!! dunno really what to say other than get well soon!
07-30-02, 09:50 PM
Yikes! Sorry to hear it. Hope it heals quickly.
Too bad you didn't have a camera. Would have made a cool 'gnarly wound pic'.:eek:
07-31-02, 03:18 AM
I did a similar thing yesterday. Went over a jump without scouting the landing first, well, found out there was a big hole on the other side, and I had neither enough speed, nor had leaned back enough to clear it. Needless to say I endo'd big time. A couple of summer salts according to my brother (who of course did the jump flawlessly 30 seconds later to rub it in my face). I walked away alright but started getting sharp pains in my left shoulder every time I hit a root or rock on the rest of the ride. Today it seems to be getting better though so I'm hoping I didn't mess up anything in there.
Ironically, my dad had done the same thing off the same jump a few months earlier. Of course I wasn't there to see it, so I didn't learn. But I think that'll be the last time I do a blind-landing jump for a good while (at least untill my shoulder is better :D ).
Be thankful. It could have been much worse - you could have damaged your bike! :D
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.