Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) - First crash of the year! (WARNING: Blood and Guts!)
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.
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.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.