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Old 04-03-06, 01:12 AM   #1
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The Injury Thread!

well, today I skidded out in my driveway, it was wet and now I gouged a knee out, I will post a pic later. Post your injuries aswell!
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Old 04-03-06, 01:31 AM   #2
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Last season I needed a total of 34 stitches. I broke one rib really bad, bad enough it hit my kidney and bruised a bunch more. Broke my hip, and got 4 concussions. I also broke a finger and a toe (toe is a long and stupid story)
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Old 04-03-06, 01:35 AM   #3
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although ive never broken a bone, about three weeks ago i got mad poison oak all over my legs. it sucked blue whale
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Old 04-03-06, 04:07 AM   #4
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All in the one daym bruised ribs in race, destroyed ankle in expression session after race.
By stuffed, ruptured, broken ligaments, chipped bone, dislocations..... was out of action for quite a while.
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Haven't really had any major injuries yet. The worse is probably slipping on my stock metal pedals that came on my Giant, it ripped my left shin apart which left scars i hope that heel. Other little injuries include bad skinned hands which happened today (forgot to wear gloves), as well as a bad skin grave on my right leg which also happened today.

It doesn't worry me at all though as you do come across little injuries like these when biking.
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I've had a broken collarbone (Um, don't try jumping a roadbike with the bars turned up!) Numerous mashed toes, assorted mashed fingers, and some extensive roadrash.
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Old 04-03-06, 06:40 AM   #7
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Face planted on a wooden walkway after falling off a picnic table on my bike. Wasn't wearing a helmet (I know, I was stupid ) Ended up knocking out two teeth, fractured maxilla, broke my nose, severe concussion, and several other lesser injuries. Other than that one incident, I haven't had too many bad injuries. Just the usual scrapes and bruises.
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So far all I have only had a few cycling related injuries:

Fractured collarbone
Seperated shoulder
Stitches in hand
Fractured ribs
Bruised kidney
Prostatis (twice)
Sprained wrist (still bothers me almost a year later)
Messed up knees
Tendenitis in elbows
Broken bone in foot (still bothers me 9 months later)

I've had a couple others I can't really remember. God I love this sport!!!!
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Old 04-03-06, 09:14 AM   #10
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So far all I have only had a few cycling related injuries:

Fractured collarbone
Seperated shoulder
Stitches in hand
Fractured ribs
Bruised kidney
Prostatis (twice)
Sprained wrist (still bothers me almost a year later)
Messed up knees
Tendenitis in elbows
Broken bone in foot (still bothers me 9 months later)

I've had a couple others I can't really remember. God I love this sport!!!!
My list of injuries is ALMOST as lengthy , But I can't remember most of them . Maybe that's a product of never wearing a helmet unless I was forced to (races) . I do wear one now when I ride . I never thought it would happen, but I seem to be getting more mature as 40 creeps nearer .
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Old 04-03-06, 01:19 PM   #11
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My only serious injury came out in Banff about 3 years ago, I was new to mountain biking. My brother took me to this one campground where the campsites were setup in almost perfect halfpipe formation, with trees and bush in the valleys.

I rode off the lip off one campsite, landed on the tranny and rode out okay and was so happy I landed it that I looked back for a second (don't know why). When I looked forwards again, I was feet away from a tree, slammed on the front brake (another rookie mistake) and landed teeth first into the ground, put a nice hole in the bottom of my lip and bled for about 3 hours. No stitches here.
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Tons of scratches, road rash, and abrasions. Broke left arm all the way through riding a bmx bike.
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Old 04-03-06, 02:01 PM   #13
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I posted this in another thread but this thread is more fitting to the story:

"My front fork broke off right at the head tube (going about 20 km/h) with no warning and I slammed my face into the pavement. 65 stitches in the right side of my face and ear (half torn off), four hours of surgery and three days in the hospital later I went to the nearest bike shop, bought another used bike and biked home. The doctors were surprised that I didn't break any bones or have a concussion. My face absorbed the whole impact (no other part of my body had any road rash including my hands). That is when I truly fell in love with biking.......I am stubborn.


Lesson learned-

#1- always check over used bikes before you buy them because it is your own damn fault if you don't.

#2- wear a helmet (probably wouldn't have helped in this situation as it was my face that hit not my upper head) because I got very lucky and sooner or later I will be glad I wear that helmet.

Side story.....I distinctly remember the EMTs getting mad at me because I was looking in the reflection from the back door window to see how bad it was.......it was bad, I could see cheek bone."
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Just cruising along from the trails to the parking lot after a ride at the local ski resort (in the summer) and did not see the 6" step-down transition in the pavers. Not a big drop by any means but, front tire went down and the bars were no longer in my hands, and felt like I was thown from my bike. Landed on the palms of my hands thankfully, but they got so bruised that I had problems for months riding my bike and using tools at work!
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most recently stitches near ankle for a 3 inch gash while riding
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Ya know Hopper and LowCel...I thought I was accident prone

Now I feel better. I've only chipped a tooth during a face plant, and severely sprained (i.e. couldn't run for a month) an ankle during a stack up on a technical downhill.

Skis and Motorcycles on the other hand
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i just my broke my wrist a week ago and have to have a cast on for 6 weeks, thats about it aside from all the scars on my shins from my pedals.
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although ive never broken a bone, about three weeks ago i got mad poison oak all over my legs. it sucked blue whale
did that last summer - gotta love all that poison oak around here.

I've been damn lucky with other injuries. Somehow ended up flying over the bars at about 15 mph on a descent a month ago and after tumbling for 30-40 ft (unclipped on the way over ) I stood up and did nothing other than jack up my thumb a bit; don't know how, but it is still bothering me.

Hockey bought me a knee surgery, and the other things I've done since have bought me 5 more...knock on wood.
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I've been damn lucky with other injuries. Somehow ended up flying over the bars at about 15 mph on a descent a month ago and after tumbling for 30-40 ft (unclipped on the way over ) I stood up and did nothing other than jack up my thumb a bit; don't know how, but it is still bothering me.

I flew down a long wooden ramp on the trails around here, tried to correct my course to hit the bridge I was coming to, front wheel started scooping sand, and 6 seconds later I'm yelling at my friend for missing it, while trying to figure out exactly HOW I caught my bike with my feet as it was falling on me. 1" scrape on my left elbow - falls are always better when you have no idea they're coming.
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I'm a fairly careful rider but injuries are bound to happen to everyone.

Besides the usual nicks and scratches from branches and thorns, and the discolored shins from scarring, I've had one nasty fall on some rocks that tore a chunk out of my forearm/elbow area. I could see all the white muscle tissue, and some of it was probably bone. Didn't bleed a drop until about 20 mins later, which was very strange. The wound was too much of a mess to get stitches, and has since healed up very well.

I wound up in a tree once and was hanging almost upside down. An unknown flat tire + speed + hidden log = flight. I clipped out and landed on my back/neck and it's been giving me trouble since. Lesson learned: have your pedals looser than you think you would need them. lol

My bike's been alright though. Thats what counts.
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my first major injury was torn cartiladge in my knee, that hurt like hell, but the severe pain only lasted a day or so...


the second was slipping a disc in my back, the surgery/recovery was extremely painfull, and lasted a lot longer..
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Last season I broke some ribs..hard to post that.
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I get the usual scrapes and bruises. I broke a rib and a foot six months back. Most of my injuries comes from other sports though, dirtbiking, surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
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I get the usual scrapes and bruises. I broke a rib and a foot six months back. Most of my injuries comes from other sports though, dirtbiking, surfing, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
Yeah, dirtbiking has been harder on me than anything else. Of course the broken wrist on the skateboard kind of sucked also.
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Ya know Hopper and LowCel...I thought I was accident prone

Now I feel better. I've only chipped a tooth during a face plant, and severely sprained (i.e. couldn't run for a month) an ankle during a stack up on a technical downhill.

Skis and Motorcycles on the other hand
Most of my injuries happened three seasons ago. At that point I was really trying to get better at my technical riding. If I couldn't clear something I would walk back up the trail and try it over and over again. That season I went over the bars at least 60 times. I did manage to get a whole lot better so it was worth it.
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