So it finally happened.
After one and a half summers of commuting, more than 2000km, I took my first fall last Wednesday.
Stupid fall, I was turning around in the parking lot and fell on my left side.
I'm not sure if I slipped on something, speed was very low (maybe too low)
The bad part is that my left knee somehow got stuck in a funny position and I fell with all my weight on it.
I couldn't get up, someone called an ambulance so I sat in the parking lot until they came and drove me to the ER of the Montreal General. After 16 hours of wait, xrays, ct scans and one bored doctor, they told me I could go home and that nothing was broken, but I have a possible ruptured or torn ACL or PCL. My knee had the size and colour of a large watermelon, the dark green variety.
One week later, my knee is still swollen, less green, still virtually no pain, but tremedous pressure and swelling right above the knee. I was told I ahve to wait until the swelling goes away and then get checked for ACL-PCL damage.
So to all you clydes, please be careful out there, we don't get injured, heel or move around like 150 pounders. We're big guys and everything we do or happens to us has proportionally large consequences.