Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Uh oh... JagdNeun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Giant, Rainier
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Uh oh, I screwed up

    Yesterday afternoon I took a 2 hr ride out into the hills of Shenandoah County near the WVA line. No problem on the way out, but I screwed up royally on the return trip. I came up on a fallen down tree over the trail and had to lift my bike up and over. No problem. There is a limb hanging down low and angling upward that I thought might be nice to get out of the way, so I broke it off. Left leg up and over the tree, now Im lifting my bike over, now right leg up and over. But as I brought my right leg over it dug into the sharp point from the limb I had busted off. I can look into my calf muscle and see fatty tissue and blood pouring out. Uh oh...Im about 40 minutes from the car in the middle of nowhere. I have a kerchief in my buttpack and I tie off the wound to keep the skin from flappin and to stop the bleeding. Nothing to do but pedal out of there. 2 1/2 hrs later at the ER I get 13 stitches and Im on crutches for a week. No riding for 2 to 3 weeks. Nuts.

    Oh yeah, here are some photos I took before the incident. Early Spring in them there hills, not a lot of beauty, but one shot turned out nice considering the time of year.






  2. #2
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,587
    Mentioned
    13 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Very nice pictures, bummer about the leg though. Take it easy, a week will be up before you know it.
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  3. #3
    Using my 3 new gears! szedhr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    TR Trail, here I come!
    My Bikes
    Specialized Hardrock
    Posts
    16
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics! Too bad about your leg, though... I know what it's like to not be able to ride...

  4. #4
    Senior Member Drunken Chicken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Spain, although I'm Hungarian
    My Bikes
    Check signature
    Posts
    1,855
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics, sorry to hear about the accident. Trust me, I know what it's like without a bike... I'm already something like 7-8 weeks without riding and to be honest I'm in a horrible shape and it really does suck.
    2005 Ironhorse 7.3
    2005 Specialized Hardrock Sport

  5. #5
    Banned. sngltrackdufus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    tartarus
    My Bikes
    MTB's & a Cyclocross
    Posts
    1,258
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics,especially the 2nd one.stay right side up & keep the blood flowing.

  6. #6
    sarcasm meter: jerk mode santiago's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Montréal, QC, Canada
    My Bikes
    2005 Kona Blast; 2005 Turner Flux, 2006 Felt F3C
    Posts
    4,510
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, sorry to hear about your leg. Nice pics, take good care of the leg and you'll be back on those nice looking trails.
    First Class Jerk

  7. #7
    Uh oh... JagdNeun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Giant, Rainier
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks guys. Yeah, I hate to sit around and not ride. Funny though, the other day I was thinking, my right leg seems stronger then my left. Now since my weight has shifted on my left, maybe they'll even up now. Plus, Im getting some upper body strength on these freaking crutches. But I must admit, I'm going to miss it out there for awhile. First aid kit is going into my butt pak after this one. I carry a cellphone but service is usually not available in that location, and bye the time they got to me, I'd be bled out anyway. hehee

  8. #8
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,489
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wow, take care of that leg.

    Boy you sure went through heck just to get us those nice pictures Lucky you didn't lose too much blood. Take it easy, the weather will be better by the time you are.

    By the way, did you get pics of your leg?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  9. #9
    is slower than you Peek the Geek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Gunnar Sport, Marin Pine Mountain, Gunnar Ruffian, Gunnar Roadie, BMC Fourstroke, Salsa Vaya
    Posts
    1,486
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics. Sucks about the leg.

    Oh, wait. Has that been said yet?
    Proud supporter of the Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association (CORBA)
    www.chippewaoffroad.org


  10. #10
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,489
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Peek, you followin' me?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  11. #11
    cptn. x-chains sidekick gmoneyhobbit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    san jose, ca
    My Bikes
    stumpie, xtr, sid, ultimate sd
    Posts
    455
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    whoa had nearly the same injury about 3 weeks ago.. bailed off the side of the trail going to fast... got up felt alright.. look down and my ankle is split open. rapped a bandana around it and then had to push bike up 500+ feet elevation back to teh head... 10 stitches later... 2 days later back riding, even raced with the stitches in


    nice pics though... ... get well soon

  12. #12
    is slower than you Peek the Geek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    WI
    My Bikes
    Gunnar Sport, Marin Pine Mountain, Gunnar Ruffian, Gunnar Roadie, BMC Fourstroke, Salsa Vaya
    Posts
    1,486
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
    Hey Peek, you followin' me?
    If I admit that I am, does that make it less disturbing or more?
    Proud supporter of the Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association (CORBA)
    www.chippewaoffroad.org


  13. #13
    Senior Member trek1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Novi, Michigan
    My Bikes
    Trek '06 2100ZR, 7.5FX, '05 Fuel EX8
    Posts
    459
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry about your accident but that brings back a thought I had the other day on how valuable it woud be to keep even a small ace bandage while riding. It could wrap a wound,sprain or most anything to get you out of the woods, think I will add that to my pack for sure and keep the larger first aid kit in the car. Get well and get back out there!
    Fuel EX8(05') 2100 ZR(06') 7.5 FX(06')=Best $ I ever spent =~)
    Mavic-Time-Sidi-PI-Primal-Giro-CamelBak-Bike Eye-Bell-Bandana-Park-eGel-PBJ's

    The bitter taste of poor quality far out lasts the sweet taste of a low price.

  14. #14
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,489
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peek the Geek
    If I admit that I am, does that make it less disturbing or more?

    Less disturbing. I like the company
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  15. #15
    Senior Member concernicus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    My Bikes
    doesnt matter. just ride.
    Posts
    425
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wheres leg pics?

  16. #16
    Uh oh... JagdNeun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Giant, Rainier
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I actually had a thought about the wound photo, but it quickly left me when I was going through my options out there in the boonies. I wrapped it up and didnt look at it again until the ER, and even then it looked pretty bad. I think the doctor and the nurses were surprised how large a wound I was able to inflict on myself in such a stupid manner. Okay, never let it be said a mountain biker trail correspondent shirked his duty. I think I heard a squirrel laughing as I wrapped this thing and headed out.

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    southern oregon
    Posts
    2,631
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wow, thats worse than i would have expected. that had to hurt! get well soon.

  18. #18
    Norcal 29er
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Mendocino Norcal
    My Bikes
    Gary fisher Mt Tam 29er
    Posts
    158
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    my condolences on the leg, but hey, at least you are gunna get an awesome scar outa it!
    Adversity doesnt build character, it reveals it!

    Gary Fisher Mt. Tam

    29er all the way

  19. #19
    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    10,489
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Okay I take it back. I didn't want to see the pic. That was gross. Ewwwwwww. You can even see where the branch went in. Yuck. Geez I hope you didn't tear up too much inside. At least it's not all bruised and red and purple. Ick.

    Poor thing. ((hugs)) Feel better and don't over do it, okay?
    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha
    We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
    Quote Originally Posted by making View Post
    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

  20. #20
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    14
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark. Like the other guy said, though.. at least you'll get a good scar. That last pic of the rocky trail looked like a blast to ride.

  21. #21
    Uh oh... JagdNeun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Giant, Rainier
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Took a two mile spin this morning out in front of the house, and was surprised not to feel any super muscle pain in my calf. I still have to be careful about the actual cut, but I should be back in the woods on Wed or Thursday.

    For therapeutic reasons I'm going to return to the scene and manually chop that freaking tree in two.

  22. #22
    Official Website Waterboy born2bahick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    My Bikes
    a lot
    Posts
    3,271
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No way Am I gonna let you get the award for the biggest selt inflicted wound. I'm on my way to the trail now!

  23. #23
    Uh oh... JagdNeun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
    My Bikes
    Giant, Rainier
    Posts
    143
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Well, technically I was off the bike. All you have to do to beat me is actually be riding the bike. Of course I was holding the bike in my hands at the time of the injury. I might need a "ruling" on this...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •