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    New highest speed/ crash

    I took a sharp turn way too fast today and learned what a 42.4 MPH crash feels like. It sucks. Rear wheel is toast. My poor Krysium Elite, I will miss you . Both water bottle cages snapped off as well. Other than that the bike is fine, was checked out at LBS before I went to the hospital. I had to get the skin on my finger stitched back on and have abrasions, road rash, and lacerations from head to ankles. I don't think I'll be doing that again....soon. The doctor gave me Pain meds and an excuse from work for the next 3 days without me requesting either, so I am not looking forward to tomorrow. Before anyone asks, I know the speed of my crash from checking my computer AFTER the crash.

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    Dude................glad you are okay and not dead. Be safe and heres to a speedy recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottmorrison99
    I took a sharp turn way too fast today and learned what a 42.4 MPH crash feels like. It sucks. Rear wheel is toast. My poor Krysium Elite, I will miss you . Both water bottle cages snapped off as well. Other than that the bike is fine, was checked out at LBS before I went to the hospital. I had to get the skin on my finger stitched back on and have abrasions, road rash, and lacerations from head to ankles. I don't think I'll be doing that again....soon. The doctor gave me Pain meds and an excuse from work for the next 3 days without me requesting either, so I am not looking forward to tomorrow. Before anyone asks, I know the speed of my crash from checking my computer AFTER the crash.
    I sympathize. So, tell me, does time seem to slow down for you as well when you feel that back wheel slide out from under you...and you have the time to complete the thought "OH CR@P, THIS IS GOING TO HURT"? I know it does for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    I sympathize. So, tell me, does time seem to slow down for you as well when you feel that back wheel slide out from under you...and you have the time to complete the thought "OH CR@P, THIS IS GOING TO HURT"? I know it does for me!
    Exactly! When I realized there was no saving it I thought "THIS IS GOING TO HURT BAD! Self, Stay clipped in, hands on bars and ride it down. Self, DO NOT STICK OUT ARM OR LEG! Self, they will break at this speed. " Then I thought this is sure taking a longBAMSCREECHSCRAPE! It still hurt, alot. First thought after crash: "That must be my terminal velocity, hahahaha...owwowwowowow!"

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    Hi scottmorrison99-

    Glad to hear the accident is being described to us by the person who experienced it (and survived...) and not from reading about it in the newspaper near in the obituary section. Good luck for a speedy and complete recovery and best wishes to be back on the bike as soon as possible.

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    Tegaderm, stat!
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    Oh wow. I'm really glad that you are okay enough to come here a tell us this. You MUST be okay of the priority was getting the bike to the "doctor" before yourself!! (Priorities, right? )

    Now the next thing is, since you will be able to rest a bit, is to get your camera and post some pics of your battle wounds!!

    Honestly though, you must be some awesome cyclist to come out in one piece. ((hugs)) to you and I hope you feel better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Honestly though, you must be some awesome cyclist to come out in one piece. ((hugs)) to you and I hope you feel better.
    If I was awesome I would not have pulled such a bonehead move and crashed myself. Thanks everybody for the good wishes. I was feeling real good after cresting Cardiac Hill and my endorphins got away from me descending on Hwy 121. And then the bike got away from me. I'm trying to get my niece to come take some pics to post. Otherwise I'll get the pics my club prez took and post them , but he just went on vacation. Scrubbing the rest of the gravel out of some road rash I found when I got home from the hospital sucked all over again. I even found a rock inside my shirt when I got home from the hospital. I literally am marked and banged up from head to ankles. I must have made an impression, the doctor repeatedly said " Do not take the gauze off this finger for 24 hours". He was worried I'd be riding tonight. I wouldn't do that. (Wife watching me too closely right now). I resemble my signature line tonight.
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    Ouch. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I'm always a chicken on descents, unless they're flat and smooth.
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    You probably already know this, but just in case, keep plenty of antibiotic ointment on that road rash; DO NOT let it dry out. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!
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    This is the reason why I'm investing in Shimano DA 7800 brakes.

    Sorry to hear about your crash. Looks like you were really lucky to come out of it in one piece. Wow, 42MPH is scary fast to be losing control, even in a car much less a bike.
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    Sorry that you crashed so hard. Best wishes on a speedy recovery, and savage24 is right, don't let the road rash dry out. Take care.

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    ouuuu-freakin-ccccch!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by savage24
    You probably already know this, but just in case, keep plenty of antibiotic ointment on that road rash; DO NOT let it dry out. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Yeah if you let it dry out it turns into beef jerkey like thingies.
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    Pics coming soon.

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    Lots of guys going down at high speed lately. I think this is the third 40+ mph I've heard of this spring so far. Heal up soon, hope the bike came out of it with not much more than a toasted wheelset.
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    Now this is lucky. Nothing broken. Mild gore ahead.







    First my right hand, hurts like heck

    Somehow I whacked my forehead

    Good old road rash

    Here's a better shot of the main patch

    Now that's a bruise on my butt

    How did I hit the top of my head?

    Right arm not bad because I tucked in

    Too close to a 20 year old tattoo

    I hit my right ankle

    And my left ankle
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    I went down at around 45mph today on my minibike, but I just got really muddy.

    I wish you a speedy recovery, I cant imagine a fall on concrete going that fast.

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    SM99! OMG! So glad you're ok!

    Your story makes me glad I didn't let "the need for speed" get the best of me recently. I was on a nice long downhill grade on a route I had not ridden before (only knew it from a map). I was cranking hard in a tall gear when suddenly I came to a steep drop. At first, I kept cranking hard, 'til, somewhere in the dark recesses of my mind, I remembered that there is a roughly 90deg turn coming up. I squeezed down on the brakes, and was fortunate enough to get down from 28mph to about 17mph (looking back at my data later) before banking into that turn, which had loose gravel scattered across it. Otherwise, I might be postin' pics here, too.

    Tegaderm. Those patches will keep you from having scars. Just trim your hair back as much as possible so it will stick to your skin and stay there. ((hugs))
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    Damn dude - glad you're OK.

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    could have been a lot worse, glad your ok though
    Now this crash gives ya a reason to shave the legs
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    Wow, you look like your avatar!

    Lucky thing you didn't ruin that TAT!
    Quote Originally Posted by scottmorrison99
    Now this is lucky. Nothing broken. Mild gore ahead.








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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
    Wow, you look like your avatar!
    Yes, but as a 6'3 clyde, I'm a Maxi-ME

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    I salute you for displaying the fine leadership qualities to care for the bike before yourself.
    You sir, are a cyclist of the highest order.

    You'll get your honorary ChipCom Man utility belt in the mail, as soon as you send me $19.95 postage and handling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Ouch. Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I'm always a chicken on descents, unless they're flat and smooth.
    That's not chicken. That's your brain trying to prevent what happened to the OP.

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