My son also recently had an accident ...
My son started to ride with my wife and I (on our tandem) on borrowed bikes a few seasons ago. He then bought his own road bike, took spinning classes, and bought a fixie. The first season he had his new road bike he went off the edge of a MUP, hit a good-sized rock and flipped over the bars. We didn't see any damage (other than a broken spoke). He was on his first group ride (without parents) a couple weeks ago (a year after the first accident) when he crossed a buckled section of pavement on another MUP. He said he heard a snap, went about 20 feet and his fork just buckled under the bike. The cro-mo steering tube was cleanly broken through. He got pretty skinned up, cracked his helmet in a dozen places and came to find out that he fractured a bone in his wrist. I'm sure he'll be somewhat wary of getting back on the bike once he heals (he's made no noise about getting the bike repaired at this point). We recently shared a lot of time together in this shared interest and I'm hoping that he gets back to riding at some point. If not - we'll have to figure out another shared interest.
I can appreciate what you must be feeling - especially with your son having had a worse accident than mine did.
Anyway, keep us in your thoughts (you're in ours)...
Last edited by SteveA; 09-12-07 at 07:32 PM.
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