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    Front wheel locked up?

    A jogger found me laying on the bike path in Austin Tx and called an ambulance, when I came to they were trying to put me on a stretcher. I didn't want to go to the emerg. room but the EMT said he could see the bone in the cut on my cheek. Two hours and 10 stitches later I walk out. Picked up my bike at the nearest fire station to where they found me and near as I can figure the front wheel got jammed on something, two loose spokes and a couple of marks on the rim. I tightened the spokes and that trued up the wheel, my aero brake levers are scratched on the front and my seat is scratched on the top.
    I don't remember a thing right before or after it happened. Of course my newly purchase helmet was in my car. The doctor said no riding for a week because I had a mild concusion but I think a short ride tomorrow may be in order. Could have been a lot worse I guess!
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    Which bike? Look around the crash site, any squirrel remants?

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    Thanks for the reminder, impala. I've drifted into the habit of only wearing the helmet when I'm out playing in traffic.
    Some people are like a Slinky ... not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you shove them down the stairs.

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    I bent a fork once and went over. It was slight but enough to tighten the brake cable.

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    I was on my 83 500, I haven't been back to the site yet. I am not exactly sure were I was
    the EMT said there was good sized pool of blood so should be easy to find.
    Will check the fork for damage today.
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    Jeez! I'm glad you're ok! Let us know if you discover the cause of the lock-up.

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    I have ridden past the site twice and can't find any evidence of what might have jammed my wheel. I guess I will never know. I am a little hesitant on the bike but sure my confidence will return. I am wearing my helmet now!
    I am healing up, my daughter counted 20 stitches in all on my face, I still look like I was in a fight and lost.
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    Ooh, sorry to hear that. Hope you're okay.
    I hate those accidents where you can't remember a thing.

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    Ouchy!!

    One time i was in france i wipedout and dont remember a thing eather. (with a non-face helmet)
    - We where wacking down a bit of hill, on the road, on the way back to where we where staying. Doing about 25/30mph ish. (i remember look at my speedo)
    - Then next thing i know, im back in the kitchen of the place we where staying, covered in blood, and surounded by people!

    Apprently when the got to be 30secs later i was "dazed", but said i was fine, got up, and cycled the 4/5mins we had left back to the house, and into the kitchen where i was sat down, Crasy!
    - I had such a big bruse on my leg i couldnt hardly walk for almost the whole of the rest of the week, and my stomach musles where that sore i couldnt even sit up. Stick have the scares and the riped Tshirt now!

    To this day i dont know what happend! Did i fall off, then pass out. If so, how/why did i fall off on a stright and flat road with noone close to me?
    - Or did i pass out while riding, then fall off becuase of that? Which would be a little scary. But it was scorching hot, and i was a little short of fluids at the time. Worrying really.


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