Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - First crash of the year! (WARNING: Blood and Guts!)
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08-02-09, 09:54 AM
Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Went for an early morning ride yesterday and as I was turning from a road onto the MUP took the turn a little too fast. Swung wide, and realized I was headed for the edge. I couldn't decide whether to straighten up and ride into the grass or try to fight to make the turn - gravity and dew slicked grass made the decision for me. WHAM! Down hard on my right side. Fortunately my body saved the bike from any damage! Just a few scrapes and a bruised ego.
The rest of the ride couldn't have been more pleasant. Twice I was accompanied by flocks Goldfinches as I cruised along the road.
I give my blood for my sport!!!
08-02-09, 12:33 PM
First crash of the year? This implies you anticipate more ;) Heal quick!
08-02-09, 12:37 PM
Chicks dig scars!
08-02-09, 12:56 PM
That's nothing! :p
08-03-09, 10:09 AM
I was promised guts! *sigh* Good that there weren't any, at least for you ;)
08-03-09, 07:32 PM
Hey cool. I crashed one day after you. I wiped out on gravel yesterday during a fast left turn and scraped up my ass cheek, shoulder and elbow. Squashed my banana in my shirt, ripped a nice hole into it at the shoulder and my bike received a scratched pedal, skewer and handlebar.
My helmet is crunched, since I took a nice hit on the pavement with my head.
Now this was halfway into our 45 mile group ride but I was able to finish the ride at least.
Little strained neck and my shoulder hurts a bit but other than that I'm good.
08-03-09, 07:48 PM
I finished a small climb and had to get into a left turn lane while still on the hill and checking over my shoulder for cars. I careened into the curb on the right and somehow managed to stay up while rubbing my sidewall for several seconds.
A month ago I made my elbow look like your knee so I was lucky to avoid deja-vu
08-03-09, 08:16 PM
just a scrape ;) seriously go check out crackerjab's "scrape" (a fooster not clyde) he has one of the more terrible cuts via biking I have seen. (though of course other crashes have been worse as far as bones/ligiments damage http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=567592
08-03-09, 09:04 PM
You're not bleedin unless it hit your sock.
08-03-09, 09:07 PM
From last year. Fractured collarbone and road rash
08-11-09, 06:00 PM
and now everyone carries a small first aid kit right?? remember that infection can set in within 45 minutes.
08-11-09, 10:12 PM
OK Tom, you win (or is it lose?!):lol:
08-11-09, 10:32 PM
OK Tom, you win (or is it lose?!):lol:
It hurt, is all I can tell ya!
08-12-09, 08:41 AM
Hmm... Where are the guts you promised, spilling out in a reeking, gory mess? :p
Hope you recover quickly.
08-12-09, 09:28 AM
I too and disapointed at the misleading title. :mad:
Just kidding Mike, I hope you heal quickly and next time straighten up and go into the grass. Use your back brake to slow you while on a slick surface.
08-12-09, 01:40 PM
Mmm, now I want some raspberries.
08-12-09, 04:55 PM
I went down about 4 years ago and tore up my arm and leg pretty good. What hurt the worst was the broken Ultegra Shifter.
08-16-09, 11:09 AM
GEEESH Tom I have wrecked motorcycles and come out better than that!
It's pretty hard to win a scar showing contest around here! :injured:
I hope not to have an entry into this competition this year. Last year's broken rib was enough for me, thank you.
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