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Old 07-04-08, 02:35 PM   #1
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**Graphic** Broken Arm from the ride on Tues

We were having a great ride this last Tuesday night until one of the guys went over his handlebars. Dinged up his nice new Salsa too.

Compound fracture in his left arm. He even left a chunk of bone on the trail.

There's a little bit o' blood in these pics, click the image if you want to see them.


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Old 07-04-08, 03:34 PM   #2
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?? What's so graphic about this thread ??

EDIT: OK, I clicked on the picture and saw the photos. If I had one broken arm and someone was standing there taking pictures of me, I would get up and beat their a5s with my good arm.

I hope your friend is OK. That sucks
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How did he crash there? Anyhoo, that really sucks hard.
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I like the "No Trespassing" sign on the trail where the accident happened.
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Sue whoever owns that property. The "No Trespassing" sign isn't big enough and that road isn't properly paved...
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Sucks for that guy. He'll be out for a bit.
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?? What's so graphic about this thread ??

EDIT: OK, I clicked on the picture and saw the photos. If I had one broken arm and someone was standing there taking pictures of me, I would get up and beat their a5s with my good arm.

I hope your friend is OK. That sucks
That's what friends are for. Just think, they'll all look back on this and laugh. I can always rely on my buds to remind me I limped like Fred Sanford after my vasectomy.
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How did he crash there? Anyhoo, that really sucks hard.
I was wondering that too. I am guess an ill advised brake check? Maybe some hidden ruts on the trail?
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Is it bad that I laughed at those pics? Dude looks like he totally ate sh|t.
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Sue whoever owns that property. The "No Trespassing" sign isn't big enough and that road isn't properly paved...
Joking, right?
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all so there's an thing called brakes for an reason
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That sucks.. but how exactly did he eat shjt on that smooth, wide, flat trail anyway?
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Is it bad that I laughed at those pics? Dude looks like he totally ate sh|t.
hahaahahahahahahah people falling is hilarious!1!!1!1!!!
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Old 07-06-08, 06:19 PM   #15
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Don't resort to rolleyes. He was smiling and his buddies were clearly amused.

I just can't think of any situation (barring catastrophic mechanical failure) where someone could fall on such an easy looking section of trail and sustain all those injuries (busted one arm, gouged up the other, smashed face). In addition to bike handling skills, there're skills involved with falling also. This guy apparently has neither.

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Old 07-07-08, 11:22 PM   #16
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In addition to bike handling skills, there're skills involved with falling also. This guy apparently has neither.
umm, right. You're probably one of those guys who make people wear a helmet while riding on the sidewalk..... then make fun of somebody who crashed on a seemingly simple piece of trail.

That doubletrack was actually very loose. Just bad luck. He's actually been riding before you got your training wheels.

Anyways...

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Yep, that messed him up. He'll probably get a few pins for that one. Hopefully the Salsa is alright, too.

I'm guessing he was coming too fast down that hill and either over-reacted to one of those rocks in the road or locked his front brakes. Either way, that sucks.
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