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Old 10-05-03, 01:19 PM   #1
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worst ever bike related injury ?

hey all
i was just wondering what was every ones worst bike related injury/crash ?

mine is nothing really just jumping badly,landing even worse then finnally coming off the bike when it was going fairley fast.

whats every one elses ?
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Old 10-05-03, 01:21 PM   #2
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Various sprained knees, wrists and back spasms. Can't target on one event but just the constant grind of riding and pushing myself higher and faster.
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Old 10-05-03, 02:53 PM   #3
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I may have just had one of my worst injuries today. I set up for a ramp with good speed, but then all kinds of stupid stuff happened. I launched, rotated backward and eventually landed flat on by back like a big dork! If it wasn't for a full camelback to cushion my fall, I would have been really hurt. As it is now it only hurts if I breath.

This has been a tough season. I just got the cast off my foot a few weeks back from my last crash.
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Old 10-05-03, 03:41 PM   #4
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I broke my collarbone earlier this summer.
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Old 10-05-03, 03:54 PM   #5
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nothing serious, just trail rash on my face.
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Old 10-05-03, 04:38 PM   #6
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Broken nose, fractured wrist and a fractured tooth not to mention the road rash all in the same accident. That was after 40 years of on and off again riding though. Before that a couple cases of road rash.
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Broken left kneecap.
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Minor concussion as well as trail(?) rash on my face, shoulder and knee. All this as a result of bombing down a rocky trail after a hard climb on a really hot day. You can picture the rest!
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Broken wrist (both bones) May 28th 2003, dislocated pinky September 14th. A nasty summer it has been.
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A few years back I rode a trail in Rossland B.C. named the hematoma - I rode a 35+' granite face, the next one was a bit smaller ~ 30', didnít make it - Helmet was in 3-4 pieces, concussion, 2 chipped teeth, rhino lite completely folded, compression fracture on L1 vertebrae, Jr. T totaled - fortunately I recovered quick with no lasting effects - other than the fact that now I walk every big stunt before I ride it.
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The worst I have seen yet was my 8 year old son - about 7 weeks ago we were at Mt. St. Helens camping. He was riding his BMX bike - screwing around, he put both his arms through the center of his bars, steering with his elbows. He hit a tree - two major fractures in each forarm - it took an hour to find a hospital - he just had the casts cut off two days ago. Life is better now.
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Knees, hands and all that stuff got scraped, but the worst for me was pulled Achilles' tendon. Took over 2 years for me to move my foot all the way down without pain. I was lucky enough not to have any broken bones as many people here.
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The worst I have seen yet was my 8 year old son - about 7 weeks ago we were at Mt. St. Helens camping. He was riding his BMX bike - screwing around, he put both his arms through the center of his bars, steering with his elbows. He hit a tree - two major fractures in each forarm - it took an hour to find a hospital - he just had the casts cut off two days ago. Life is better now.
Yikes! That must have really stunk.
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The bad part was he's a hard charger and didn't want to miss any school (no tutor for him) - my wife and I had to go to his school for the last month and help him do the two things he could not - eat, and the oppisite.
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When I was 13, while riding my 8-speed, I was broadsided by a cab. Amazingly, I received only minor bruises. But I think I am crazy today, 36 years later, as a result of that accident.

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Old 10-06-03, 07:52 AM   #17
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My last ER visit was due to a chain ring coming in contact with my calf muscle and the subsequent flesh being torn open. So bad, I had to wrap my jersey around my leg and had to push my bike scooter style while blood filled my shoe. Was pretty disoriented by the time I got to the trailhead and vehicle. Interestingly enough, no stitches, just several DEEP puncture wounds! Still have the scars to remind me!

That was years ago, I've been pretty blessed lately to only suffer the minor cuts and bruises! My last one was a good deep gash in my knee.

I was coming down a trail along a slow (non) moving river covered in Perma-Green (algae and vegetation on the surface) and came up to a 2x4 bridge. I hit the bridge at an angle while trying to negotiate the turn. As soon as my front tire hit the damp boards, it immediately went out from under me. I hit the bridge and was sliding towards the edge, when my knee came in contact with a head of a lag bolt holding the 2x4 down! That HURT! The really scary part was I thought I was going swimming. I stopped with my head overhanging the edge of the bridge, looking down into the perma-green. Since this is FL, the thought of gators lurking below the slime crossed my mind!

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So far I have been pretty lucky, only fractured bones. Two years ago I went over the bars on a downhill and managed to fracture 2 ribs and bruise a kidney. So far this year I have had a torn muscle in my calf (for 4 months now, hard to let it heal during race season).

I also went over the bars on one of the easiest trails around, I was riding with a beginner and was looking back to make sure he was ok. That wreck fractured my collar bone and gave me a grade 2 AC seperation. That was in January and it still hurts sometime.

My latest one though is still puzzling me, somehow I managed to sprain my jaw. Apparently I landed wrong during one of my many wrecks this year and screwed it up.
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I almost forgot about the time I hit a car! Note: not hit BY a car, I hit a parked car! (Homer voice!) Dooh!

I was test riding a bike, and was making some adjustments to the front derailleur cable. As I was pedaling, I was looking down at the cranks/derailleur, I rode out of my driveway and into the street (No traffic, cul-de-sac road), next thing I know, I'm laying on the road with my bike on top of me. What the heck happened? I rode smack dab into a PARKED van in the street! Broke my nose, busted my lip, cut my eyebrow and I had one heck of a sore jaw!

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I seem to cut and scrape my self up a bit about once every other ride, but my worst was when I hit my knee 2 weeks ago. Didnt seem too bad when I did it, just a slow endo at dusk, I hit my knee on a rock but it seemed fine, when I got home and cleaned it out I noticed it wasnt a scrape, there was a chunk missing. and my knee had swollen and stiffened up to the point I couldnt bend it anymore. Well now 2 weeks later I have most of the movement back in the knee, but there is still a bit of a hole in it, but its healing. I just hope I didnt break a knee cap or anything, since I didnt take it into the shop(doctor) to have it x-rayed or anything.
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When I was younger I was doing 30mph+ down a gravel road and crashed after hitting a large pothole, Took all the skin off the entire right side of my body, my right arm was totally embedded with small rocks/dirt etc. Just last week I hooked my pedal on something, got bucked off the bike, fell down a 6ft high embankment, landed on a pile of rocks and sticks in the river on my back, then the bike landed on top my legs. I still have back pains and pain in my legs, my entire lower back is black. I somehow whacked my head on something too, I had a headache for a couple days, my helmet was all dented in.
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When I was younger I was doing 30mph+ down a gravel road and crashed after hitting a large pothole, Took all the skin off the entire right side of my body, my right arm was totally embedded with small rocks/dirt etc. Just last week I hooked my pedal on something, got bucked off the bike, fell down a 6ft high embankment, landed on a pile of rocks and sticks in the river on my back, then the bike landed on top my legs. I still have back pains and pain in my legs, my entire lower back is black. I somehow whacked my head on something too, I had a headache for a couple days, my helmet was all dented in.
ouch. hope you heal soon.
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Old 10-08-03, 12:43 AM   #23
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Last April, bike fell from under me..Hit hard on my right shoulder and seperated ligaments- that required surgery. Two months in a immobilizing sling.. This week have just again started to ride.
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Hit a patch of wet leaves on a downhill stretch of pavement at about 32 mph. Went flying over to the left could not compensate or bunnyhop the 4' retaining wal that came up into my view in a split second. Tried to muscle it up and over. The subsequent move flipped the bike over even though I was flat on my back. My right foot was still strapped in to the pedal when the bike flipped broke my ankle in two.
In a non related bike injury yesterday while skateboarding in the street I hit a 2" rock which slapped my on my face got a 3" cut through my left eyebrow two brusied ribs fron my elbow crashing into them and a bruise on my hip. Real ugly eye scar.
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I once knocked myself unconscious for a short while trying to do a wheelie drop. And I broke my collar bone and finger doing an endo at ~25 mph.
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