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Old 11-16-10, 10:40 AM   #1
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Today was supposed to be a great day - picking up a new folder

But it was not to be.

Didn't see the ice on a wooden bridge and went down with the bike. Went to pick it up and thought "where the hell is my left arm?" Certainly not pointing towards the bike like my upper arm was.

I then realised that the deadweight in my jacket sleeve which was at 180 degrees to my upper arm was my very broken arm. Snapped humerus; just like some of the gross videos on YouTube

So, no new folder for me today, or tomorrow.

Be careful out there folks in this weather.
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Old 11-16-10, 10:58 AM   #2
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Oh my! Sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you recover quickly!
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Old 11-16-10, 12:55 PM   #3
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Very sorry to hear that! I wish you a clean healing process and as quickly as possible.
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Bummer, hope tomorrow goes better for you (even if no new bike).
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Old 11-16-10, 01:11 PM   #5
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Yikes! That sucks....I hope the healing process is fast and you recover fully. I had a similar bad crash years ago on a metal bridge and narrowly avoided being run over by a car that was following me.
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Wow. Best wishes for a quick recovery.
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Old 11-16-10, 02:47 PM   #9
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darn .... get better soon will ya
we will keep a couple folders ready for ya .....
no rush take your time

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what a shock, I am sorry that was was going to be such a good day turned out not to be... recover well..
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Bridges do cool off faster than pavement laid on the ground, as you unfortunately confirmed .

think Ill pump up the tires with the studs in them , just to keep the temperature above freezing ..

for a while.. here.
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Old 11-16-10, 04:31 PM   #14
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Welcome to the fold, but I think you "folded" the wrong thing !

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Ouch! Hope you get better soon!
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So, this is the folding cyclist forum now? Sorry to hear it, hope you heal quickly!
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Wow... took me a moment... wow...
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So, what folder were you on your way to pick up? Have the docs said how long you'll be out of commission?
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Old 11-17-10, 08:21 AM   #21
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Ha ha ha ha!

Thanks everyone.

With luck a friend will pick it up for me today, although it'll be weeks until i get to ride my Mezzo D9. On the upside, gives me a few weeks to modify it!
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Ha ha ha ha!

Thanks everyone.

With luck a friend will pick it up for me today, although it'll be weeks until i get to ride my Mezzo D9. On the upside, gives me a few weeks to modify it!
It's a MEZZO!!!!!

(upgrading a mezzo/ori" thread might interest you.)
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LBS has ordered the chain ring from the D10, which I hope will stop it from feeling under-geared.

Not that I'll be on it for another 11 weeks.
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Did you also get the chain guard as the standard version is too small? Birdie make a guard for 56t. It will only make a tad of difference, I would go for a IGH myself ,let me know what you thick of the mod as I have never tired it without the upgearing of dual drive on my bike. My black bike is 56t.
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