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    Senior Member MikeM21's Avatar
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    First crash of the year! (WARNING: Blood and Guts!)

    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.





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    First crash of the year? This implies you anticipate more Heal quick!
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    Chicks dig scars!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    That's nothing!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

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    I was promised guts! *sigh* Good that there weren't any, at least for you

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    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.
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    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

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    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 I'm getting admitted to the hospital (WARNING:GRAPHIC PICS)

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    From last year. Fractured collarbone and road rash



    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    and now everyone carries a small first aid kit right?? remember that infection can set in within 45 minutes.

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    OK Tom, you win (or is it lose?!)
    There are no tailwinds. There are headwinds and days when I'm awesome!

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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM21 View Post
    OK Tom, you win (or is it lose?!)
    It hurt, is all I can tell ya!
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


    . “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche

    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

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    Hmm... Where are the guts you promised, spilling out in a reeking, gory mess?

    Hope you recover quickly.
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    I too and disapointed at the misleading title.

    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.

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    Mmm, now I want some raspberries.

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    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.
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    GEEESH Tom I have wrecked motorcycles and come out better than that!

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    It's pretty hard to win a scar showing contest around here!

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    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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