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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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    ?? 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.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by grudgemonkey View Post
    ?? 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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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_F View Post
    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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    Not wearing a helmet makes me more aware of my surroundings. I find myself anticipating the hardness of concrete 50 or 100 feet in front of me, it's almost a zen-like connection between my face and the pavement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JiveTurkey View Post
    Joking, right?
    Yes.

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    all so there's an thing called brakes for an reason
    I am specialized

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    That sucks.. but how exactly did he eat shjt on that smooth, wide, flat trail anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by nachomc View Post
    hahaahahahahahahah people falling is hilarious!1!!1!1!!!
    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.
    Last edited by cryptid01; 07-07-08 at 07:15 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    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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